Tag Archives: Mark McGwire

My hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot…2013 edition

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They announce the Hall of Fame winners today so I thought I would share my thoughts on the ballot and tell you whom I thought should be elected in. I did this last season and I thought eight players were worthy: Jeff Bagwell, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell, and ...

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Barry Larkin elected to the MLB Hall of Fame

Picking up 86.4 percent of the vote, former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was inducted into the Hall of Fame today. He will join Ron Santo, who was previously elected by the veterans committee, in this year's class. Jack Morris was the next closest picking up 66.7 percent of the vote. Jeff Bagwell (56%), Lee Smith (50.6%), ...

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If I had a Hall of Fame ballot…2012 edition

As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, along with 320 other bloggers I cast my ballot for the Hall of Fame each year. No, it unfortunately doesn't count, but it is a cool way to participate and see what the blogosphere thinks about whom should be elected. So here is my ballot and below I ...

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Does McGwire News Change Roger Maris' HoF Chances?

In 1974 Mickey Mantle was elected into the Hall of Fame. It was the first year Roger Maris was on the ballot and he received a mere 21.4 percent of the vote. Over the next 15 years Maris did not receive more the than 43.1 percent of the vote falling well short of the requirement ...

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Wish We Were There: Roger Maris' 61 in '61

1961, the first year that the major leagues added eight games to the schedule, from 154 to 162. The Yankees had earned the title of best record in the major leagues, at 109-53. It was the third coming of the “Murderers’ Row” (Originally the 1918 Yankees of Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, Pipp, and Bodie; the ...

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Mark McGwire and the Hunt for Steroids

When Mark McGwire made his steroid confession a few days back, I really only had mild interest in what he had to say.  Pretty much everyone assumed he's experimented (and probably more than that) with steroids and various PEDs.  This assumption was so great that, despite having a Hall of Fame level career, McGwire has struggled ...

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No Shit: McGwire Did Steroids

In a statement sent to the Associated Press, Mark McGwire actually admitted to using steroids throughout his career including 1998 when he broke Roger Maris' home run record by hitting 70. The Admission: "I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come. It's time for me to talk about the past and to ...

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