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National Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Film

    April 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The Jets Should Move Darrelle Revis (To Free Safety)

    Ah, the subject of Darrelle Revis again. I hate to keep coming back to this, but at the time of year when we ought to be talking about the Yankees and the Mets, the subject of what the Jets should do about Revis continues to grab headlines. Here's Mike Lupica in today's Daily News: "The Jets shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    What to Make of Cooperstown and The Hall of Fame No-Vote

    A friend writes: "Did you see Tyler Kepner's proposed reform for the HOF voting process in the NY Times today? I largely agree with him, with one big exception: he wants to keep all the voting secret. Sorry, we're not electing a president or a pope here. I say voters should not only have to make th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    The Straw That Fouls The Drink

    "Reggie," says Joe Torre in the wake of the latest Reggie Jackson flap, "is just being Reggie." Yes, indeed, Reggie was just being Reggie when he made his inflammatory comments in the current issue of `Sports Illustrated. And once again we are reminded that the real Reggie is a self-centered jerk. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Pettitte May Be Our Real Ace

    On October 8, 2010, the day after Andy Pettitte shut down the Minnesota Twin in the first round of the playoffs, I asked the rhetorical question, "Is Pettitte a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate?" The argument for Pettitte now is pretty much what it was then, but let me review it quickly: He's w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Jorge Posada for the Hall of Fame: Why Not?

    Why was there so little support for Jorge Posada as a Hall of Fame player in this week's sports press? The most common phrase was "borderline HOFer," which, as I recall, I've even used in this space over the years. But let's say it: Posada is a Hall of Famer, though perhaps he won't make it on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Baseball that Rolled Through Bill Buckner's Legs in 1986 Fails to Sell on eBay

    ​Have baseball fans suddenly been struck with an epidemic of good sense? Tuesday night the ball that rolled through Bill Buckner's legs 25 years ago in Game 6 of the World Series failed to get a single bid (bidding on eBay closed at 11:37 p.m. EST, the exact anniversary of the error). Of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Those Glorious '86 Mets — Hey, Where Are the Celebrations on Their Silver Anniversary?

    Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Carlos Beltran: Remembering a Great Career

    Carlos Beltran​It's a shame that Carlos Beltran couldn't have delivered something more fitting than a soft fly ball to left in his final at-bat as a Met. But the fans at Citi Field yesterday didn't seem to care. In fact, the twin chants of "Car-los Bel-tran" and "Fare-well, Carlos" wafted through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Roger Maris for the Hall? No, It's Still Not a Good Idea

    ​Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Manny Ramirez: No Chance for the Hall of Fame?

    ​If it hadn't happened while Barry Bonds was on trial, Manny Ramirez might have made the Hall of Fame. As you've heard by now, Manny's career is over. Late last week Major League Baseball released a statement confirming what many had been whispering about: Ramirez was in some violation of bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Super and Not-So-Super Bowls: Allen Barra Ranks all 44 Previous Big Games from Worst to First

    ​While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past. We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Ron Santo, 1940-2010

    ​Some guys, when you hear about their death, it makes you feel a little bit older. That's how I felt when I heard that Ron Santo -- one of my first baseball cards -- had died last night in Arizona at age 70. He had a rough life, battling diabetes and eventually losing the lower part of his rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Hall of Fame Push for George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin?

    ​Clearly there's a push to sweep George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin (and possibly Ron Guidry) into the Hall of Fame in one package. We'll deal with Guidry later. In fact, we'll deal with the case for Steinbrenner later. Right now, we'll say about Martin that he was a mediocre player - 102 ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2010

    How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Tips on how to expand its reach—or blow it up entirely

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Jockbeat: Some Jocklit to Tide You Over Until Game Six

    ​The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Sheffield to the Mets?

    On Tuesday the Tigers cut 40-year-old Gary Sheffield, and the Times went into valedictory mode, wondering if his 499 home runs would get the presumably finished slugger, best known for days of glory with the Yankees, into the Hall of Fame. Well, maybe he'll get 500 after all with the New York Mets. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    A-Rod's Cousin, "Best Friend" and "Mule" Revealed; Fans Say No Hall for Doper

    We thought "cousin" might be a term of art when A-Rod used it to refer to the running buddy with whom he shot up steroids back in his Mariners days. Now ESPN has found A-Rod's cousin and he is indeed a cousin, Yuri Sucart, though he is not disposed to talk. "If you want to talk to my husband, why do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Fan, Press A-Rod Reactions: No Role Model, But Babe Would Have Juiced, Too

    After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Tourist Crap, Continued: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rides into NYC in a Chevy Convertible

    Tucked away in the shade between two rows of cast-iron buildings at 76 Mercer Street stood Mayor Bloomberg, Billy Joel, and Clive Davis, all gathered on a temporary stage to announce that this would be the site of the New York annex of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The sign behind the trio read, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    John Sayles Talks Baseball, the Deep South, and Honeydripper

    John Sayles has written and directed sixteen films and been nominated twice for the Academy Award for screenwriting, yet the filmmaker lists some surprising influences. “I never thought about being a writer. A writer wasn't something I wanted to be,” Sayles says over fried oysters and countless ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Hall of Shame

    Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    World Enough and Time

    Far-flung, close-up, and absolutely doable fun for all

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Stealing Mickey's Mantle

    José Reyes could be the greatest—if he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him

  • News

    February 20, 2007

    Can Cooperstown Save Baseball?

    The Hall of Fame's mountains of memorabilia might not be enough to salvage the sport's tarnished legacy

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Al Leiter Pitches for Dubya

    What has 1,974 strikeouts, a career ERA of 3.80, and likes Republicans? Well-liked former Mets and Yankess slinger Al Leiter, that's who! Today the retired pitcher is taking questions about tee-ball as part of the regular "Ask the White House" series on the Bush administration website. Leiter—w ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Hop State Pride

    A roundup of New York's great microbreweries

  • News

    August 2, 2005
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    August 5, 2003
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    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?

  • News

    July 22, 2003
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    June 24, 2003
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    April 15, 2003
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    February 11, 2003
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    January 14, 2003
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    December 17, 2002
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    October 15, 2002
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    May 7, 2002
  • News

    April 30, 2002

    Gorillas in Our Midst

    They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?

  • News

    April 30, 2002
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    January 22, 2002
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    August 7, 2001
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    April 3, 2001
  • News

    October 24, 2000

    The Scene at Shea

    Spike and Reggie and Keith, Oh My

  • News

    August 8, 2000
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    April 4, 2000
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    January 25, 2000
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    January 18, 2000
  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Dream Makers, Heartbreakers

    Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy

  • News

    November 17, 1998
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