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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:21:51 GMTJeff Bagwell learned lessons from the Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Tony Gwynn.The class of 2017 — Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines — found inspiration in Hall of Famers who came before them: Ozzie Smith, Tony Gwynn, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:16 GMTAbout Ivan Rodriguez’s chances for the Hall of Fame, Johnny Bench told The Dallas Morning News, “He should be a lock.”Rodriguez’s performance as a catcher should put him in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot — but there’s that Canseco book.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:56:48 GMTFrom behind the plate to behind the counter, the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez made an appearance at a Bronx deli.As part of “Winter Warm-Up 2017,” several young Yankees and a few veterans will serve up sandwiches, visit senior centers and make phone calls to season ticket holders.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:03:52 GMTPresident Obama with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday. Among them, at right, was Theo Epstein, the team’s president for baseball operations.Mr. Obama celebrated a team that produced one of the more extraordinary sports moments in his time in office, a World Series triumph that ended a 108-year title drought.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:58:42 GMTTim Raines in 1990. In 2008, his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, he appeared on just 24.3 percent of the ballots, but his support rose to 86 percent this year in his final time on the writers’ ballot.Raines was selected for Cooperstown in his final appearance on the writers’ ballot. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, still tainted by scandal, fell short again.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:55:30 GMTDavid Ross with the World Series trophy on Friday at the Chicago Cubs’ winter fan convention.At the 32nd annual Cubs Convention, the fans rejoiced but the team faced a new reality as defending champions.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:30:26 GMTJacob deGrom, one of six Mets who avoided arbitration on Friday, signed a $4.05 million deal for the 2017 season.Wilmer Flores, who made $526,000 in 2016, remained unsigned after Friday’s deadline and will head to an arbitration hearing.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:11:08 GMTJim Bouton, the pitcher turned writer, holding a copy of “Ball Four” in August 1970.Notes, audiotapes and correspondence related to the seminal baseball book are being auctioned and expected to command over $300,000.