Cooperstown hosted a Top 5 crowd in its history for the induction of John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio, and the action was just as hot in the village, where 49 living Hall of Fame members were present for signings.
John Smoltz was dominant on the mound as both a starter and a closer. Off the field, he wouldn’t play for any team that wouldn’t let him golf, and he likes to joke around, even with his Hall of Fame teammates.
Before reaching the major leagues with the Braves, John Smoltz
pitched in Glens Falls, N.Y., just part of the city’s minor league lore. Here is a look back from the former owners and staff of the Glens Falls Tigers.
Tony Gwynn will always be remembered as Mr. Padre. The Hall of Famer passed away at age 54 due to complications from cancer. Memorabilia from his career will be offered in SCP Auctions April 25 sale.
For the second consecutive year, three first-ballot candidates were added to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio joins John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson for baseball’s most coveted honor.
Back-to-back years with multiple first-time inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame hasn’t happened very often but will likely take place in 2015. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz among the frontrunners.
The Baseball HOF is hard at work during the World Series, collecting game-used artifacts from important moments and wading into the celebratory locker room for more from the championship team. Here’s the 2014 story.
From two-sport dreams to a Hall of Fame career, Tom Glavine cherishes the memories and mementoes he earned along the way.
Bobby Cox struck out as a player, but he worked his way up through the minors to the pinnacle of managing success – the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Professional Coin Grading Service has brought an added collecting element to its 2014 Hall of Fame commemorative gold, silver and clad coins with signed insert labels from the Hall of Famers.