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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Craig Biggio
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame voters made up for last year's empty slate, electing Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine — three stars who've never been connected to performance-enhancing drugs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball writers could elect a quartet of players to the Hall of Fame for the first time in more than a half-century.
ESPN host Dan Le Batard acknowledged Wednesday he gave his baseball Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin because he detests the "hypocrisy" in the voting process.
NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Biggio barely came up short, so he'll be back next year. Jack Morris' outing is over, and he went the distance again.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball's Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted.
The trio will join veterans committee selections Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa at the induction ceremonies next July, making for a jam-packed program a year after Cooperstown welcomed a class with no living inductees.
NEW YORK (AP) — There is a wonderful scene near the end of the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" in which Philip Seymour Hoffman tells Tom Hanks the tale of the Zen master and the little boy.
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, said Tuesday the only player he voted for was Jack Morris, on the writers' ballot for the 15th and final time after falling 42 votes shy last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record Wednesday, though he won't become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot.
Mirroring his career as one of the sport's toughest starting pitchers, the case for making Jack Morris a Hall of Famer has grown stronger as the game has gone on.
There is, of course, no right answer, despite the cottage industry that has developed around insisting that black and white are the only acceptable solutions.
New to the ballot are several big names, including former Expo Moises Alou, former National Paul Lo Duca and and bunch of ex-Orioles.
They'll join holdovers including Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza and Tim Raines in a strong group that should produce multiple electees a year after writers declined to put anyone in the Hall.
A collision of the Hall's two-tiered voting process and the first real referendum on baseball's Steroid Era has produced an induction weekend unlike any in recent memory. For the first time in nearly 50 years, none of the guests of honor will be present.
"Obviously, I'm disappointed to come that close," he said in a statement. "I feel for my family, the organization and the fans. Hopefully, next year."
"Obviously, I'm disappointed to come that close," Biggio said in a statement. "I feel for my family, the organization and the fans. Hopefully, next year."