Stemming from a conversation Tom McCarthy, Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews were having on the Phils broadcast last night, I want to take a little time to talk about a certain Colorado Rockies star who I’ve seen tearing it up in baseball for the past 14 years. Todd Helton has been an absolute force in … Continue reading A career worth consideration?
It was only a matter of time for Bert Blyleven to get himself inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He is joined by second baseman Roberto Alomar. Blyleven worked his way up the charts, finally surpassing the 75% mark with 79.7% of the votes to get in on his 14th try. … Continue reading Cooperstown welcomes two new stars
Former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the Expansion Era ballot, which includes executives from 1973 to present and players from 1973-1989. Gillick, who was the GM for the Phillies 2008 World Series team along with the Toronto Blue Jays who won back-to-back championships from 1992-3, … Continue reading Gillick to Coopestown
Andre Dawson stood alone in the 2010 class as he was the only player to be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY today. Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning baseball’s highest honor. Dawson, nicknamed “The Hawk,” received 420 of 539 votes in voting announced Wednesday by the … Continue reading Andre Dawson makes HOF
Roberto Alomar, Edgar Martinez, Barry Larkin, and Fred McGriff lead the list of first-timers on the Hall of Fame ballot. Mark McGwire, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Andre Dawson, and Bert Blyleven are all making return trips to the ballot. Also on the ballot for the first time are Kevin Appier, Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga, Pat Hentgen, Mike … Continue reading 26 Candidates Up for Hall Election
One dazzled people with his play on the field. The other dazzled them with his amazing voice. But what made them so special was their friendship and team work in the broadcast booth years after the former retired. Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas were two of the greatest broadcasting duos in all of sports and … Continue reading FIM #9: Harry and Whitey
It was in the wake of a World Series run that ended in heart break. But fans were soon reminded of the great players that have worn the Phillies jersey in years past. 1994 was the first of three consecutive years a Phillie would get inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. In … Continue reading FIM #15: Three Straight Years of HOFers