National Baseball Hall of Fame

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    September 29, 2014

    Jeterian Bling: Yankee Fans Have to Settle for Five Rings from the Age of Jeter

    #72556852 / In 1998, Derek Jeter had his first of eight 200-plus-hit seasons, batted .324, was chosen for his first All-Star Game, and received his second World Series ring. He was an integral part of one of the greatest teams in Major League history, one that set a record of 125 win ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Cooperstown Distillery Plays Ball

    Gene Marra is the distiller, founder and self-proclaimed "chief bottle washer" of Cooperstown Distillery, which just opened up shop in October of this year. A seasoned wine maker and restauranteur, Marra decided to try his hand at distilling in the mid-2000s. After a few classes and lots of research ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Weiner: Kindred Spirits

    In February 2009, Alex Rodriguez went on television and asked for forgiveness. Two days before, he'd been revealed as a user of performing enhancing drugs. So he sat down for an interview with Peter Gammons to tell America that those tainted days were behind him. "I was young. I was stupid. I was ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    "Bullet" Bob Turley, R.I.P.

    It seems to be that discussion of the career of Bob Turley, who died Saturday morning at age 82, came and went all too quickly. Turley was very nearly a great pitcher. Between 1955 and 1958 he won 59 games for the Yankees and lost only 20, mostly starting but often, in Casey Stengel's wacky in-and-o ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Mike Piazza on That Roger Clemens Incident: "There Should Have Been a Fight"

    Nothing seems to make Jon Stewart happier than being face-to-face with a New York Met, whether he be past or present. Hope you tuned in Tuesday night to see him talk to future Hall of Famer--yeah, that's right, I said it--Mike Piazza. The greatest hitting catcher in baseball history was plugging h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Marvin Miller: One Of The Most Important Men In Sports

    Marvin Miller, who died early yesterday of cancer at age 95, was more than what Red Barber once called him: "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history." He was, for almost four decades, one of the most important men in all of sports He was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Roger Clemens Beats The Rap -- $3 Million (In Taxpayer Coin) Later

    Roger Clemens may be 49, but he apparently can still wing it. The federal government took six swings against him and missed on every one. In case you're counting, that means that the federal investigation into performance enhancing drug use in major league baseball now has nothing to show for the - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Come Back, Carlos Beltran, All Is Forgiven

    I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons? I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Rest in Peace, Gary Carter

    ​The obits you're going to be reading tomorrow for Gary Carter, who died of brain cancer yesterday at age 57, will probably tell you everything about him except this: many New York area sportswriters laughed at him behind his back. I know -- I was there. I saw it. In their defense, Gary Cart ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Rapture Talk Baseball, Seattle, Postpunk Redux, And Their Difficult Second Album

    ​In this week's Voice, we profiled the Rapture, recently re-signed to DFA Records. Luke Jenner, Vito Roccoforte, and Gabriel Andruzzi are voluble guys, so there was plenty of material that we couldn't fit into the story. Here are a few pieces from our interviews that touch on the band's early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Remembering Bill Gallo, 1922-2011

    ​In today's Daily News you can find pages of tributes to Bill Gallo, who died Tuesday at the age of 88. My personal favorite is from Yogi Berra, who said, "It's hard to imagine News without him." Because the N in that quote is capped, I assume Yogi meant the Daily News, but I'm sure he also me ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Duke Snider, 1926-2011

    ​If you have ties to Brooklyn and follow baseball, you probably feel a little older today. Edwin "Duke" Snider wasn't the best ballplayer of the 1950s - he wasn't even the second best centerfielder in New York - but he was good enough to drive in more runs than any other player during the dec ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Bob Feller, the Greatest Pitcher Ever?

    ​Robert William Andrew Feller, who died yesterday of leukemia at the age of 92, was the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Well, he might have been. If not, he was damn close, and, if not, he would have been with a break or two. Feller made his major league debut in 1936 when he was 17, f ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Andy Pettite for the Hall of Fame?

    ​Andy Pettitte for the Hall of Fame? As far as I know, no one has seriously made the argument. For most of Pettitte's career, he has been considered a terrific second level pitcher -- seldom the team's ace and usually the number two guy, the man you want to pitch the second game of an importa ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez and 600 -- Is He Finally a Yankee Now?

    Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Barra Argues "Roger Clemens Isn't Barry Bonds"

    At the Observer our colleague Allen Barra seeks to make a distinction between the alleged performance-enhancing-drug use of Barry Bonds and that of Roger Clemens. He cites experts like Bob Costas, who argues that "Bonds's numbers took off into the stratosphere after his association with BALCO. All C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Another Dumb Hall of Fame Choice

    How is it, in an era when more and more information and analysis is readily available, do Hall of Fame voters keep making dumber and dumber selections.  Of course, Rickey Henderson, the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history, is a smart choice, but former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice, right ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    The Yanks on Trial: Liveblogging the Kucinich Hearings

    The story so far: Back in July, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich demanded documents from the Bloomberg administration and the New York Yankees explaining how exactly they managed to tell the IRS that the land under the Yanks' new stadium was worth $200 million, while telling the state of New York it was wo ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

    How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?

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    May 8, 2007

    Diamonds are Forever

    Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection

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    November 21, 2006

    Doubting Thomas

    Even Isiah can't fix the Knicks

  • NYC Life

    September 26, 2006

    Mets and Yankees: If Neither One Wins It's a Shame

    Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes

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    September 16, 2003
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    August 19, 2003

    MLB Whiffs Once Again

    Was There a Rose Agreement? Don’t Bet Against It.

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    May 20, 2003

    Humanizing Mike

    Why Won't the Mayor Let Us Get Close to Him?

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    April 22, 2003
  • NYC Life

    February 4, 2003
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    October 29, 2002
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    October 8, 2002

    Yankees Go Home

    The Bombers' Current Run Officially Ends

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    September 10, 2002

    Strikes and Balls

    In Baseball's Labor Game, Reporters Miss the Signs

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    August 6, 2002

    Say Hey! The Results of Our Quiz

    The Winners? Brian Calandra and Willie Mays.

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    July 9, 2002
  • Art

    June 11, 2002
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    February 5, 2002

    Minor Stars

    Real-Life Crash Davises—The Best Players You Probably Never Heard Of

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    January 29, 2002

    Mo' Better Mets?

    A Heavy Whiff of Uncertainty After Phillips’s Frenetic Deals

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    August 14, 2001
  • Music

    July 10, 2001

    Minnie the Moocher's Revenge

    Sing Along With the JVC All-Stars

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    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

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    May 22, 2001
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    May 8, 2001

    All About Albert

    A Defense of the Surly Slugger

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    March 20, 2001

    Fit to Serve

    High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring

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    January 9, 2001
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    December 28, 1999
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    October 26, 1999

    On Thin Ice

    The NHL's Future Just Might Fall Through

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    July 20, 1999
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    July 6, 1999
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    May 11, 1999


    Surveying the Boys of Summer Books

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    December 1, 1998
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