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Greg Maddux for the Hall of Fame ... Unanimously


No one has ever been voted into the Hall of Fame unanimously. Greg Maddux should be.

BtBS HOF Part 2: The outsiders


We've seen who the writers of Beyond the Box Score elected. Now the writing staff explains the exclusions of those who fell short.

BtBS elects class of 6 for the HOF


Before the BBWAA announces their official vote, the writers at Beyond the Box Score reveal their choices for baseball's highest honor.


Jacque Jones: Hall of Famer?

I'm sure that we'll hear and hold more banter over the coming months about the recently released Hall of Fame ballot (new members, if any, are announced on January 8). h...

Wednesday Rockpile: MLB HOF Voting Revealed Today


The BBWAA is holding an election for the Hall of Fame today. I hope they decide to invite someone, because next year's ballot will be even more impossible than this one is. My ballot is presented...



Let's begin by taking a look at the numbers: Bagwell vs Thomas Both players were known to be great offensive first basemen and for two men to be born on the same day its very fitting that...


The Case for Mark McGwire

Why shouldn't Mark McGwire be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? He never lied about his usage of PEDs. When a reporter had the audacity to pull a bottle out of Mac's locker and ask, "What's this?",...

2012 Hall of Fame Ballot Released

The first time additions to the ballot are: Jeromy Burnitz, OF Vinny Castilla, 3B Brian Jordan, OF Javy Lopez, C Bill Mueller, 3B Terry Mulholland, LHP Phil Nevin, 3B/1B Brad Radke, RHP Tim Salmon, OF Ruben Sierra, OF Bernie Williams, OF Tony Womack, 2B/SS Eric Young, 2B Returning to the ballot are: Jeff Bagwell, 1B Juan Gonzalez, OF Barry Larkin, SS Edgar Martinez, 3B/DH Don Mattingly, 1B Fred McGriff, 1B Mark McGwire, 1B Jack Morris, RHP Dale Murphy, OF Rafael Palmeiro, 1B Tim Raines, OF Lee Smith, RHP Alan Trammell, SS Larry Walker, OF One more year until Piazza gets his first votes.

Purple Row's 2011 interview with Tony Gwynn


In 2011, Purple Row interviewed Tony Gwynn.

Carlos Beltran's (Future) Place in History


If Carlos Beltran can mimic Jim Edmonds from ages 34-40, it will be hard to keep him out of the Hall of Fame--assuming Edmonds gets in himself.

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