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Adrian Beltre, Todd Helton, and Joe Mauer are three of the eight players included on the 2024 Hall of Fame Mock Ballot of Sport Relay Editor-in-chief and National Writer Evan Thompson.

The 2024 Hall of Fame “Ballot” of Editor-in-Chief Evan Thompson

My 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame “Ballot” — Beltre, Helton, Mauer, and Five Others I do not have a Hall of Fame vote yet and will not until the middle of next decade at the absolute soonest. But I still do the exercise every year. Given how much I love baseball and its history, voting […]

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Pat Hughes delivering his acceptance speech after receiving the 2023 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting
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Pat Hughes, Radio Voice of the Chicago Cubs, Receives Ford C. Frick Award at Hall of Fame Weekend

Pat Hughes Honored with Frick Award at HOF Weekend COOPERSTOWN, NY (Jul 22) — Pat Hughes, John Lowe, and Carl Erskine were honored at the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation Saturday afternoon as part of the 2023 Hall of Fame Weekend. Hughes, the radio voice of the Chicago Cubs, earned the Ford C. Frick Award […]

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Larry Walker, Ozzie Smith, Dave WInfield, and Eddie Murray being introduced
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Ozzie Smith, Other Hall of Fame Legends Lead On-field Clinic in Cooperstown

Ozzie Smith Leads On-field Clinic in Cooperstown for 20th Year COOPERSTOWN, NY. (Jul 21) — Dozens of fans young and old descended on Doubleday Field Friday morning for a dream experience with Hall of Fame legends. Ozzie Smith, for the 20th year, led an on-field instruction along with Eddie Murray, Larry Walker, and Dave Winfield […]

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Tris Speaker, Babe Ruth, and Ty Cobb pose together while holding bats in 1941. All three are among the 27 members in the .300/.400/.500 Club, an elite group whose members are almost all in the Hall of Fame.
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The .300/.400/.500 Club: A Hall of Fame Group You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

The .300/.400/.500 Club: An Elite Hall of Fame Hitting Group When it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, certain batting “clubs” have — barring disciplinary bans or PED ties — made for automatic induction, either by design or by circumstance. The trivia whizzes know them. 500 Home Runs. 3000 Hits. .300/.400/.500. Wait… .300/.400/.500? Yes, […]

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Fred McGriff hitting with the Toronto Blue Jays
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Fred McGriff Unanimously Elected to Hall of Fame by Contemporary Baseball Era Committee; Belle, Bonds, Clemens, Palmeiro Fall Well Short

Fred McGriff Elected to Hall of Fame First baseman Fred McGriff, the first player in major league history to hit 30-plus home runs with five different teams, is the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. “The Crime Dog,” who smacked 493 home runs in his 19-year career, earned induction on a unanimous vote […]

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