Time for Closers to get their Hall of Fame due

For far too long, the Baseball Hall of Fame voters of the BBWAA have not given the position of closer the appropriate respect that it deserves.There are 312 individuals: players, managers, executives and umpires currently enshrined as baseball’s immortals.Only five pitchers who were primarily relievers during their careers are currently inducted into the Baseball Hall of … Continue reading Time for Closers to get their Hall of Fame due

Hall of Fame votes for Pedro

Pedro Martinez ended his career with 2009 PhilliesThe Baseball Hall of Fame announced the results of voting today for its 2015 class, and former Phillies starting pitcher Pedro Martinez was one of four elected.Joining Pedro are fellow pitchers Randy Johnson and John Smoltz, and 2nd basemanCraig Biggio.Martinez played parts of 18 MLB seasons, but it wasn’t until the end that he finally donned … Continue reading Hall of Fame votes for Pedro

It was 20 years ago today

Buck Showalter was just 38 years oldmanaging the 1994 New York YankeesAs the MLB action ended on August 11th, 1994 the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies were floundering 7 games below the .500 mark, and already 20.5 games behind the front-running Montreal Expos in the N.L. East Division race. But neither those floundering Fightins … Continue reading It was 20 years ago today