A teenage connection through charitable efforts leads to a life-long friendship between a real estate developer and Phil Niekro. Plus, a great, true, story about the healing power of baseball involving the Niekro family.
SCD readers are intimately familiar with the artwork of Dick Perez. Now the East Coast’s socialites get to experience the same, as Perez’s work will be on display as a solo exhibit at the Agora Gallery in NYC. A public reception will be held April 4.
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.
James Fiorentino has accomplished more at age 34 than most artists fulfill in a lifetime, dazzling Hall of Famers along the way. Some of his “early” works were on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame before Fiorentino could even drive. In an exclusive interview, Fiorentino talks about his work and proudest moments.
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?
Collect Auctions’ latest sale, which ends Thursday, Nov. 29, is filled with signatures from nearly every Hall of Famer through 1974. On top of that, the auction features numerous unopened material, led by a 1972 Topps Baseball Series 5/6 wax box.
The Baseball Hall of Fame has some new material on display featuring World Series artifacts from the San Francisco Giants. The items are on display in the ‘Autumn Glory’ exhibit, with a Giants Day celebration planned for 2013.
Visiting the actual South End Grounds is no longer possible, but the Baseball Hall of Fame has the next best thing. Tom Shieber of the Baseball HOF has re-created the stadium in an interactive exhibit after years of scouring documents and poring over old newspaper articles. The results are a long-gone ballpark brought back to life.
With the induction ceremonies of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo taking center stage, sometimes lost in the shuffle is all of the action taking place on Main Street and other locales in and around Cooperstown. David Moriah gives you a peek inside the action from the 2012 Baseball HOF induction weekend.
Former SCD scribe Jim Hawkins has been a fixture of the Detroit Tigers sports beats for decades. He is now nominated for the 2013 J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame.