David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry to Cooperstown in their final year under consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Ortiz, a clutch slugger and 10-time All-Star over 20 seasons mostly with the Boston Red Sox, was named on 77.9% of ballots, clearing the 75% threshold needed for enshrinement. He’s the fourth primary designated hitter voted into the Hall. Bonds, Clemens and Curt Schilling were all rejected in their 10th and final seasons on the BBWAA ballot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose. Trump tweeted Saturday that baseball’s career hits leader should be in the Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, Rose again asked […]
NEW YORK (AP) — David Ortiz, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum and Alex Rodriguez are among 13 first-time candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joining 17 holdovers. Steroids-tainted […]
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has donated several artifacts from the first regular season game in Globe Life Field history to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum […]