Baseball Hall of Fame

New York News
4:32 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Hall Of Fame Digitizes Film Of 1934 Japan Tour

Baseball cap worn during the 1934 tour of Japan by the American club's back-up catcher, Moe Berg.
Credit Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

Home movie footage shot during a tour of Japan by American baseball stars 80 years ago has been digitized by the Hall of Fame.

Officials at the baseball shrine in Cooperstown say future Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx and his wife, Helen, shot the film during a 12-city, 22-game tour in November and December 1934. Among the other future Hall of Famers on the tour were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Connie Mack, and Moe Berg, a big-league catcher who served as an American spy during World War II.

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New York News
4:53 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Cooperstown Thinks Ahead For Jeter Induction

Credit Keith Allison/Flickr

Derek Jeter still has three games left in his career before retiring, but officials in Cooperstown are already thinking about his likely induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The New York Yankees shortstop will be eligible for enshrinement in 2020. For Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz, it's not too early to start planning for the huge crowd that will show up for Jeter's induction.

Katz told WSTM-TV in Syracuse that the attendance that July weekend could top 100,000. When Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were inducted in 2007, about 80,000 jammed Cooperstown.

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Central New York News
4:15 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Baseball Hall To Launch National Tour

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is launching a traveling exhibit with museum artifacts and a major digital component.

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Sports
3:31 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Baseball Hall Of Famer Ralph Kiner Dies At 91

Ralph Kiner
Credit Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Famer and longtime Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner has died at age 91.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

1/9/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Christie Bridge Controversy
State of the State - NY
Gates on Biden
Baseball Hall of Fame
Zero Tolerance in Schools

Sports
7:51 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Greg Maddux Won't Be Unanimous Hall Selection

Ewen Roberts/flickr

 

Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, says the only player he voted for was Jack Morris. The pitcher is on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the 15th and final time after falling 42 votes shy last year.

Gurnick said Tuesday that he excluded "everybody from the Steroid Era."

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:11 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Question of the Day - Peformance Enhancing Drugs?

In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s mea culpa that he took performance enhancing drugs – and the recent Baseball Hall of Fame vote (where NOBODY got in) – we ask you: Does it matter to you if athletes use performance enhancing drugs?

Commentary & Opinion
12:18 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Herbert London: Selecting Hall of Famers

Herbert London

  For the first time in decades Hall of Fame voters decided not to confer baseball’s highest honor to anyone. What makes this announcement unusual is that the most celebrated names from an era marked by performance-enhancing drugs did not gain entry into baseball’s promised land. To make matters even more peculiar, this was a period in baseball history when testing for drugs didn’t exist.

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