Atlanta Braves fans were in nirvana in Cooperstown this year when three of their own made baseball’s biggest stage – Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.
Cooperstown was bustling and back to big crowds thanks to a large induction class, drawing many other major leaguers to the mix. Here’s the rundown of signers and the scene in upstate New York.
Former hockey player Tom Glavine scores baseball’s ultimate goal with induction into the Hall of Fame. He dishes on his professional sports choice, the wisdom of Greg Maddux and John Smoltz and his time with the N.Y. Mets.
Mad-dogged determination gets pitcher Greg Maddux into baseball immortality. Maddux discusses his career and his craft.
Last year no one was voted in by the writers for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2014, it could be a crowded stage. The ballot has been released, and the debates can begin.
Game-worn Negro league jerseys are a tough find in themselves. A jersey worn by a Negro league player in the Hall of Fame is even more difficult to uncover. SCP Auctions will feature a circa 1927 Willie Foster Chicago American Giants jersey in its Dec. 7 sale.
Jeff Figler has compiled another list of trivia questions, this time focusing on baseball. Three levels of questions, 16 questions in all.
Some of the greatest moments in baseball history are now captured in framed displays courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Photo File.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame induction weekend lacked marquee names, rain prevailed and attendance was paltry as a result. However, a stable of Hall of Fame members and other baseball noteworthys still showed up, creating opportunities for autographs and some stories.
Ken Goldin said the earliest baseball rules document the Hall of Fame owns dates to 1866, so they were especially interested in the 1865 document featured in the current Goldin Auctions sale that ends July 19.