An excerpt from Jay Jaffe’s upcoming book on the Hall of Fame.
It’s nearly five years since the Mets brought in Sandy Alderson. Here’s a look back
How Jay found out about Jackie.
How did one of the Hall of Fame’s least-qualified members end up enshrined?
Why Marvin Miller wanted no part of an invitation to Cooperstown.
Making the playoffs doesn’t always mean finishing strong.
A closer look at Lance Berkman’s Hall of Fame candidacy.
Which players’ sluggish seasons are dragging their contending teams down?
Which players around the league are sucking so badly that they’re killing their teams?
In which Australian pitcher Barry Stace sets the record straight about his part in the strange tale of Rocky Perone.
How do the Hall of Fame cases of Vladimir Guerrero, Johnny Damon, and Manny Ramirez stack up?
Jay is back, and he still hates the teams you root for. Yes, even the Dodgers.
The Orioles have the best record in the American League, but is this another early-season mirage?
Josh Beckett’s alternating good and bad seasons resembles the career of a former major leaguer.
A longtime BP author undertakes a new challenge.
Andy Pettitte’s return to the Bronx is marred by the weak-hitting Mariners.