Halladay, at his peak, was one of the best pitchers in history. His case for the Hall of Fame is a bit more nuanced.
How many players will be negatively affected by a change in voting rules?
Joe Garagiola will be honored in Cooperstown this weekend. Daron recounts some of Garagiola’s best stories.
A look at the mechanics of Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, and Bob Gibson.
A humble proposal of a more equitable and efficient voting process for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Statistical takeaways from Wednesday’s vote.
Ben and Sam talk to Jay Jaffe about the 2014 Hall of Fame voting results, election-season mud-slinging, the 2015 ballot, and more.
The hits and misses scouts made on future Hall of Fame-caliber players.
Ben and Sam discuss BP’s Hall of Fame ballot, then review early scouting reports on the players BP would have voted in.
Player limits, backlogs, character clause controversies…none of it is new.
Despite the big backlog of qualified candidates, 2014 could bring the best crop of Cooperstown inductees in well over a decade.
At what win threshold are players at each age level a 50-50 shot to make the Hall of Fame?
The perfect companion post for your next debate about the Hall.
AChange.org petition to ask the Hall of Fame Board of Directors to change their voting process
While we wait breathlessly for word from Cooperstown about the results of the new Veterans Committee balloting, the STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame voters have spoken their collective mind here on BP.
Among the many responses I got to the Bert Blyleven Hall of Fame article on ESPN.com, one of the most interesting was from Dan Kelley of the Boston Metro and yankees-suck.com (a completely objective, non-partisan web site, I’m sure). While my article argued that Blyleven is by far the best pitcher not in the Hall, Dan raised the complementary issue of the best hitter not in the Hall.