The Pilot Issue is planned for July with bi-monthly issues following for the rest of year.
The writers have spoken with their votes and not one former player from the 2013 induction class will be on the stage in July. Craig Biggio was the closest for inclusion, getting 68 percent of the votes.
The debate will reach a roar in the next month regarding the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction class. Among the first-timers are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. Their numbers are Hall-worthy, but the PED cloud surrounds all three (among others). Who should make it?
Some sports stars-turned-politicians you are familiar with, such as Jim Bunning sand Jack Kemp. Others might be a surprise. This list features more than 100 athletes who have thrown their hat into the political arena. Happy researching!
Lefty Grove fans will want to check out the upcoming Collect Auction sale from Nov. 19-29. Grove items will include his MLB lifetime pass, a Zenith radio he was awarded by teammates after his 300th win and multiple signed items.
In a philly.com column, Mike Schmidt things today’s signatures are horrible, and for a variety of reasons. Since they are no longer legible, he asks aloud why players just don’t use a stamp since it seems they care little about the autograph experience.
Visiting Saratoga Race Course in New York, future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera talked about missing baseball, his collectibles and a fear of horses.
In a niche collecting category, a new book by noted autograph expert Stephen Koschal focuses on collecting Presidential signatures on baseballs.
A personal visitor to the SCD offices showed off his baseball player memories, thus solidifying my opinion that baseball was engrained in America’s youth in the 1950s and ’60s.
The September 2012 relaunch of ‘Baseball Digest’ warrants a looks back at one of the most popular and informational magazines about baseball. Learn who made the magazine famous and some of the best columns from the past.