Could Jeter be the first with perfect Hall vote?
sportsmanship are integral. That's where it gets complicated. Stars such as home run king Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire have fallen way short of the minimum because many writers refuse to vote for anyone who has admitted using performance
Will Bonds, McGwire get to Hall of Fame?
Ken Rosenthal, Petros Papadakis and Gabe Kapler debate whether Barry Bonds or Mark McGwire will ever get to the Hall of Fame.
Who deserves the next Commissoner's Award?
like the new commissioner will be short of great candidates. For reference, here’s the complete list: 1998 – Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa 2001 – Tony Gwynn & Cal Ripken & Seattle Mariners 2002 – Barry Bonds & Rickey Henderson 2004 – Roger Clemens 2005
Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help
from the great ones. They listen out of respect, but don't hear. There are exceptions on both sides, of course. Mark McGwire has had tremendous success in St. Louis and LA, but Ted Williams never got anywhere as a coach. Thinking about Williams
10 deals that put a charge into the MLB trade deadline
posted a career big league ERA of 6.39 in 27 appearances (11 starts) in Toronto. A’s send Mark McGwire to Cardinals (July 31, 1997) Mark McGwire ’s legacy is so closely associated with the St. Louis Cardinals that sometimes it’s almost
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with 35 homers and 100 RBIs. He's also the first rookie in the majors to reach those numbers after 98 games since Mark McGwire had 37 and 86, respectively, in 1987. Abreu was named AL player and rookie of the month for July, thanks to his
Auction of original LeRoy Neiman baseball art
are especially valuable, said Costello, who owns three balls Neiman drew for him, of Mike Piazza, Cal Ripken and Mark McGwire . But he is not selling. McCabe said he kept his collection in the cellar of his New Rochelle home and never exhibited
Abreu homers twice, White Sox beat Blue Jays 5-4
Horner in 1978. As the White Sox arrived at the midpoint of the season, Abreu moved more than halfway toward beating Mark McGwire 's rookie home run record of 49, set with Oakland in 1987. Encarnacion also homered, going back to back with Dioner
We might never see a hitter like Gwynn ever again
He didn' t draw a great number of walks, or hit for a great deal of power. He wasn' t as great as Barry Bonds or Mark McGwire or Junior Griffey, nor even as great as Fred McGriff or Rafael Palmeiro or Wade Boggs. But Gwynn was a singular hitter
Swing away: The untold story of the first Home Run Derby
Derby has become the most TV-minded spectacle of baseball's calendar year. Everyone has a favorite memory by now: Mark McGwire making Fenway Park his personal sandbox, Josh Hamilton giving old Yankee Stadium a taste of the Babe’s days, or maybe Cuban defector