The newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame are Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. Griffey Jr. was named on all but three ballots, the highest percentage to date.
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.
In a sale that had seven items top the $100,000 mark, Heritage’s Platinum Night Auction was led by Joe Jackson’s rookie bat, Ali’s gloves from his first bout with Sonny Liston and Babe Ruth 1923 pocket watch.
From Mark Fidrych to Willie Stargell, 2013’s baseball books cover nearly every topic imaginable – and they are all fun to read! Here’s the conclusion to SCD’s annual Best of the Year list.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.
Ticket sales are up for The National Sports Collectors Convention, which boasts one of the largest autograph
pavilions to date with nearly 100 signers. In early sales, Clemens and Piazza are leading the way.