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  Baseball Hall of Fame information - Search.com
Among baseball fans, "Hall of Fame" means not only the museum and facility in Cooperstown, but more likely the pantheon of players, managers, umpires and builders who have been named to enshrinement there.
In 2005 the Hall completed a study on African American players between the late 19th century and the integration of the major leagues in 1947, and conducted a special election for such players in February 2006; seventeen figures from the Negro Leagues were chosen in that election, in addition to the eighteen previously selected.
An ongoing controversy facing the Hall of Fame is that of the status of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
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 Baseball Hall of Fame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among baseball fans, "Hall of Fame" means not only the museum and facility in Cooperstown, but also the pantheon of players, managers, umpires and builders who have been named to enshrinement there.
Players are currently inducted into the Hall of Fame through election by either the Baseball Writers Association of America (or BBWAA), or the Veterans Committee, which is now composed of living Hall of Famers and recipients of the two major awards.
An ongoing controversy facing the Hall of Fame is that of the status of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
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He later became a popular sportscaster and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.
He was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1978 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
He was inducted in to the Braves Hall of Fame on August 13, 2002 and the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame in 1993.
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 ‘Ambassador’ Buck O’Neil
Baseball aficionados have long known of the accomplishments of Buck O’Neil but it was his captivating interviews in Burns’ 1994 documentary that placed him in the wider public consciousness.
In February of this year, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame convened a special committee of baseball historians and experts to elect a group of Negro League and pre-Negro League players into the Hall of Fame.
Surely as the founder of the Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame, a championship player and manager for the Monarchs, the first African American coach in Major League Baseball, and as a widely acknowledged ambassador for the sport until the time of his death, O’Neil merited induction to the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.
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 Hall of Fame history : Announcers - YESNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Consider that of the 41 elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, 31 of them came after 1970, 26 after 1980 and 16 after 1990.
Frick suggested that a Hall of Fame as a shrine to honor the game's immortals be a part of the centennial celebration and be included in the museum.
When Hall of Fame voting began in 1936, baseball had been played for almost 100 years and writers were passing judgment on a century's worth of players, many of whom were Hall of Fame worthy and would eventually be chosen in the most demanding election we know.
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 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Inductee Information
He learned baseball from his father, Lew, an ex-minor leaguer who had lost part of a foot in a mining accident and wanted to steer his son away from the same fate.
Kirby Puckett becomes the twentieth center fielder elected to the Hall of Fame, and he is the 44th Hall of Fame player to spend his entire career with one franchise.
Of the players alive at the time of their election, Puckett is the third-youngest to have been voted into the Hall of Fame, behind only Lou Gehrig and Sandy Koufax.
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 Baseball Almanac - Remembering Yesterday's Heroes : Phil Cavarretta - The Hustling Cub Starred in Three World Series
Hall of Famer Charlie Gehringer once discussed the 1935 World Series and said, "Every time I see (Phil) Cavarretta I say, 'You killed me. You kept me from being a hero." Fellow hall of famer Ralph Kiner said, "Phil hated to lose and he was very honest, and that was the reason he got fired."
In fact, he played baseball with an intensity which was not otherwise apparent in his agreeable temperament.
On August 24, 1942, Phil Cavarretta, Clyde McCullough, and Lennie Merullo turned a triple play against the Cincinnati Reds in the top of the 11th inning.
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 info: Mickey_Cochrane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This person is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cochrane was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947.
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 HickokSports.com - History - Baseball Hall of Fame
Inspired by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University, the Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1936 with the selection of five players: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner.
The location of the hall and the year of its opening were chosen because of the myth that Abner Doubleday had invented baseball at Cooperstown in 1839, although the myth had been pretty thoroughly discredited by the time the Hall of Fame opened.
To allow the election of Casey Stengel in 1966, the Hall of Fame revised its rules to allow consideration of a candidate after six months of retirement, if he has reached the age of 65.
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 WyomingAthletics.com : General Releases :: University of Wyoming : Official Athletic Site
The University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1993 in conjunction with the Football Centennial Celebration, in order to honor individuals and teams who have brought honor and distinction to the Intercollegiate Athletics Department of the University of Wyoming over it's long and storied history.
Devaney is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Hall of Honor.
A classy, hard-hitting infielder, Bob Jingling is described by UW Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Bud Daniel as the most outstanding player on the field, in academic performance, and in personal conduct that he had the opportunity to coach.
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 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME BALLOTING, 1942 FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1942 facts and information
The 1942 election to select inductees to the Baseball_Hall_of_Fame was the first to be conducted in three years, and the only regular election in the years 1940 to 1944; in 1939 the Baseball_Writers_Association_of_America (BBWAA) had moved to hold elections every three years rather than annually, now that the Hall had opened.
This was a widely criticized move, as observers generally agreed that electing 3 players per year - the pace established from 1936 to 1939 - was an ideal number for annual induction.
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 The 500 Player Pyramid - Tier 6: The 5's - Baseball Fever
Because the upper levels are well-trod ground for most of us, I think we'll do the first six rounds on a semi-monthly basis, with ballots due on the 15th and 30th of each month, March through May. At that time we'll have ranked the 10's through the 5's, a total of 140 players.
Since May 30 is a holiday, ballots for the 5's round should be posted on this thread by 8 pm, EDT on May 31.
With six days to go in the balloting, voters still have plenty of time to consider changes to their ballots.
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Hall of fame righthander Jiro Noguchi, who won two ERA titles and who once threw 527.1 innings in a single season, died Monday of pneumonia at a hospital in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture.
Indeed, Yomiuri hall of fame second baseman Shigeru Chiba used to say that because he was known for such fine control, Noguchi always got the close pitches from the umpires.
Minagawa's former batterymate, hall of fame catcher Katsuya Nomura, wistfully recalled their days playing together as minor leaguers with Nankai before each man was promoted and became among the finest players of their era.
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 Baseball Fever HOF: November Election - Page 2 - Baseball Fever
You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
Many baseball historians say that he was one of the best fl players ever, but the mighty Babe Ruth, disregarding his race, said he was the greatest baseball player of all time!
In his prime, the swithc-hitting Mackey was one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball, with power from both sides of the plate.
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 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The newly named members were: Hall of Fame president Stephen C. Clark, who would chair the committee; Hall of Fame treasurer Paul S. Kerr, who would serve as committee secretary; and Boston sportswriter Mel Webb.
Two weeks after Landis' death, the Old-Timers Committee met at baseball's winter meetings in New York City and unanimously moved to elect Landis to membership in the Hall of Fame; Connie Mack sent his approval of the move by telegram from California, where he was vacationing.
Landis was formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on June 13, 1946, with New York Governor Thomas Dewey unveiling his plaque in Cooperstown.
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 Hall of Fame Part II
As times change, standards change—but this is why the Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee was founded, to bridge the gaps in our collective cultural memories and enable sound judgment to persist a few generations beyond the climax of a player’s actual career.
Hall of Fame Brooklyn favorite Pee Wee Reese did not put up the attractive offensive numbers of shortstop Joe Cronin, and certainly fell well below those of hyperstar Honus Wagner; he was not inducted to the HoF until 1984 by the Veteran’s Committee.
Maranville was voted-in by the baseball writers on 83% of the ballots, and is remembered for his tremendous range, durability and longevity.
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 College Football Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Frank Sinkwich was Georgia's first Heisman Trophy winner in 1942 and led UGA to wins in the Rose and Orange Bowls.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.
Herschel Walker was inducted into the Hall of Fame in December, 1999.
georgiadogs.collegesports.com /football/history/honors/hall_fame.shtml   (524 words)

 Archived Weblog Entry - 12/31/2002: "Cooperstown Confidential--The Lives That Baseball Lost In 2002"
At his 1966 Hall of Fame Induction speech, Williams called for the election of Negro League greats to the shrine in Cooperstown; his remarks helped pave the way for the induction of Negro Leaguers, beginning with Satchel Paige in 1971.
According to longtime Cleveland writer Russ Schneider, the famed photograph was “considered a landmark in what was then only the second year of the integration of baseball.”… Gromek retired in 1957, leaving the game with a record of 123-108 and an ERA of 3.41.
She enjoyed one of her best seasons in 1948, stealing 108 bases… Dancer is immortalized at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, where a photograph, along with her spikes and glove, are displayed in the “Women in Baseball” exhibit.
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 CNNSI.com - SI Online - This Week's Issue of Sports Illustrated - SI Flashback: Ease of Entry - Monday November 06, ...
While the Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted 202 players, the hockey hall in Toronto has waved 218 through its door, even though the NHL has historically had fewer teams -- six between 1942 and '67 -- and smaller rosters.
The fact that Mullen is an American and that only five previous Hall of Famers hailed from the U.S. might have carried more weight than even his exemplary work on the Calgary power play in the Flames' championship season of 1988-89.
Hockey is awfully bighearted by nature -- the NHL hands out more feel-good, end-of-the-year awards than a grammar school -- but if its Hall of Fame is to continue to have any prestige, the selection committee, which includes former players, current and former hockey executives and five media members, will have to turn ornery.
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 ESPN.com: February Classic Moments
Also elected to the Hall in Cooperstown, N.Y., are Christy Mathewson (205) and Walter Johnson (189).
After retiring from tennis, he spent the rest of his life as a scholar and activist, using his fame in sports as a platform to address inequities in society.
Baseball also adopts writer Fred Lieb's proposal that a game-winning homer with men on base be counted as a homer even if its run is not needed to win the game.
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 Charlie Gehringer - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A native from Fowlerville, Michigan, Gehringer has been considered by most to be one of the greatest second basemen of all time.
After his retirement, Gehringer coached for Detroit and served as a club executive (1951-59) and as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Veterans (1953-90).
Gehringer was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.
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 Player Profile: Johnny Sain
According to the Baseball Almanac, the original doggerel was written by
Once he went to the Yankees he was used more in relief than as a starter, and led the AL in saves in 1954 with 22.
Then there were several days of rain, enabling the Braves to use those same two pitchers in that team's first two games after resumption of play.
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 Traditions University of South Carolina :: The Official Athletic Site
The USC Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967, and the current membership of 90 was selected by the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen.
runner-up in balloting for the Lefty Gomez Plate, symbolic of the top amateur baseball player in the United States, in 1975 when he pitched the Gamecocks to within one game of the NCAA championship at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska...
the Carolina baseball team was 17-13 in his two seasons while the Gamecock basketball squad was 13-7, 8-4 in the Southern Conference in 1937.
uscsports.collegesports.com /trads/scar-hof.html   (5405 words)

 2004 National Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Bios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Below you'll find information on the 32 candidates who are eligible for the Baseball Writers' Assocation of America (BBWAA) Hall of Fame ballot for 2004.
Candidates may remain on the ballot for a maximum of 15 years.
Find out who is eligible for upcoming Hall of Fame elections.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/candidate_info/candidate_info_2004.htm   (278 words)

 Monte Irvin
Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Negro Leagues: 1973
Many Negro League owners felt Irvin was the best-qualified candidate to break the major league color line, but Irvin was drafted in 1942 and spent the next three years in the army.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues in 1973, following Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Buck Leonard.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Irvin.html   (428 words)

 WSDC : Past Inductees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1964.
Not that many baseball fans in the country would recognize that last name on that list of home run hitters, but Joe "Unser Choe" Hauser was a prolific slugger in the days when minor league baseball was practically the equivalent of many major league teams today.
In addition to induction to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Martin was a member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame, the AAU Hall of Fame and received the first lifetime achievement award from the Women's Sports Advocates of Wisconsin.
www.sportsinwisconsin.com /wahf/index.php?category_id=976   (8866 words)

 Negro League Baseball Dot Com - The Online Home of Negro League Baseball History
TBO.com is featuring an excellent set of career profiles of the newly elected members of the Hall of Fame selected by the special committee yesterday, Feb. 27th.
The Negro League-Cuban League baseball connection was a very important factor in the development of the game in both countries, and we can think of no better repository of the history than the recollections of Monte Irvin and Connie Marrero.
As the National Baseball Hall of Fame considers the nominations of 39 additional Negro League candidates for induction into baseball's shrine, the North Carolina community fondly remembers it's own Hall of Famer.
www.negroleaguebaseball.com   (1083 words)

 info: Harry_Heilmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Harry Heilmann batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any post-season awards he has won and his rank on various...
Harry Heilmann baseball stats with batting stats, pitching stats and fielding stats, along with uniform numbers, salaries, quotes, career stats and biographical data presented by Baseball Almanac.
One of the best right-handed hitters in baseball history, Harry Heilmann won four batting titles on his way to the Hall of Fame.
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