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My Fake Ballot for the Veterans Committee

For the players who made my fake ballot for the writers, click here. For those who didn’t, click here.

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance also held a fake election for the Veterans Committee (VC) ballot. 3,475 more words

Gil Hodges (1955 - Topps #187)

Gilbert Ray “Gil” Hodges was a first baseman who played most of his 18 year career (1943, ’47 – ’63) with the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Los Angeles (he spent 3 years in the Marines during WWII). 86 more words

VJP Legends

Eight Facts about the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting History

Every January we learn which baseball players will be the center of attention at Hall of Fame Week in Cooperstown during the summer. Baseball writers are asked to cast their ballots and we learn the results only days after the new year has begun. 454 more words

Facts And History

The Best Baseball Player Born in Indiana: Mordecai Brown

Indiana appears to have a couple of Hall of Fame snubs when it comes to its best players born within the borders. Their home run leader is… 160 more words

Facts And History


Arguably, the World Series of baseball is the most compelling championship in all of sport. Mere mention of the word Series, conjures up memories of unlikely characters rising above obscurity to indelibly etch their names into our Fall Classic remembrances. 632 more words

Major League Baseball

Done With Cooperstown and Hall of Fame Shenanigans

By Barry Federovitch

For the Chris Murray Report

The Baseball Hall of Fame lost a friend on Monday. Thanks to its arrogant, shortsighted vision, it won’t miss me or the many thousands who were stunned by another goose egg turned in by this year’s Golden Era Committee vote. 1,137 more words