Tim McCarver understands hall of fame pitching. 21 MLB seasons. 1,300-plus games as a catcher, McCarver played with the best of them. Having worn the uniform of four different clubs during four different decades.
John D'Acquisto knew Barry Bonds was destined for baseball greatness. Although MLB Home Run King Barry Bonds didn't receive the minimum of 75% vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in his 10th and final year on their hall of fame ballot, the 14 time all-star and two-time National League batting champion should get another crack at enshrinement in Cooperstown.
The final tally of the Baseball Writers Association of America's National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will come out next Tuesday. On that list is a 'who's who' of Major League Baseball records and accomplishments. The MVP, CY Young and other awards owned by the list of ballot members could sink a ship. However, many of the names that own much of that prestigious hardware are in danger of their time on the Hall of Fame ballot expiring with induction.
After 47 years in business, come December 31, Peter Henrici is closing the doors of Cooperstown's iconic memorabilia storefront - Baseball Nostalgia located inside the Doubleday Court.
During my 45 years living in the Cooperstown area, Baseball Nostalgia was always there to walk in, and gaze at all the collectibles...
Yesterday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which happily resides just over an hour from the center of the Capital Region, announced six new players that will be added to the Hall in 2022. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva were elected by the Golden Days Era Committee, and Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil were chosen by the Early Baseball Era Committee according to mlb.com. The class will be part of the July 24th induction ceremony in Cooperstown next year.