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Schilling blasts BBWAA voters of 'bias' after drop in HOF voting

Schilling blasts BBWAA voters of 'bias' after drop in HOF voting

Curt Schilling's path to the Hall of Fame has hit a stumbling block.After receiving 52.3 percent of votes in 2016, the former big-league pitcher saw his totals drop on this year's ballot, down to 45
'Pudge' Rodriguez to wear Rangers cap on Hall of Fame plaque

'Pudge' Rodriguez to wear Rangers cap on Hall of Fame plaque

There was really no other option.Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday by 76 percent of voters - just barely securing the 75 percent needed for entry -
Players, teams congratulate Hall of Fame inductees

Players, teams congratulate Hall of Fame inductees

The Baseball Hall of Fame is welcoming three new members. On Wednesday, Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell, and Tim Raines were announced as the newest inductees to be enshrined into Cooperstown.Related:
Canseco goes on Twitter rant calling HOF voters hypocrites

Canseco goes on Twitter rant calling HOF voters hypocrites

No stranger to sharing his opinion on social media, former slugger Jose Canseco went on a rant after the 2017 Hall of Fame class was announced on Wednesday, with Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan
Bonds, Clemens miss out on Hall despite increase in votes

Bonds, Clemens miss out on Hall despite increase in votes

Members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America weren't ready to grant Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens entrance into the Hall of Fame just yet.The two embattled athletes have been embroiled in
Hoffman falls 5 votes short of Hall of Fame induction

Hoffman falls 5 votes short of Hall of Fame induction

So close.In order to get inducted into the Hall of Fame, players need 75 percent of the vote.Trevor Hoffman, one of the greatest closers of all-time, finished with 74 percent, or in other words, five
Watch: Pudge gets emotional after receiving HOF call

Watch: Pudge gets emotional after receiving HOF call

I have no words, best call ever! A dream that came true today! So thankful! Thank you thank you God bless you all #Pudge7HOF pic.twitter.com/Od0bNONZjv— Ivan Pudge Rodriguez (@Pudge_Rodriguez) January
Raines 'extremely honored and humbled' to land in HOF

Raines 'extremely honored and humbled' to land in HOF

"Rock" is in the Hall.After he was formally announced as one of three players elected to the 2017 Hall of Fame class Wednesday, former big-league outfielder Tim Raines took to Twitter to thank the 86
Posada dropped from HOF ballot after 1st try

Posada dropped from HOF ballot after 1st try

Jorge Posada, one of the best catchers of his era, won't get another shot at the Hall of Fame for a while.The New York Yankees legend was making his first appearance on the Baseball Hall of Fame
Bagwell, Pudge, Raines elected to Hall of Fame

Bagwell, Pudge, Raines elected to Hall of Fame

Cooperstown has opened its doors to three more. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were elected into the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday after securing the required 75 percent of the vote
Rays trade Mikie Mahtook to Tigers for PTBNL

Rays trade Mikie Mahtook to Tigers for PTBNL

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded outfielder Mikie Mahtook to the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Rays announced Wednesday.Mahtook, Tampa Bay's first-round pick
Manfred decries defensive shifts but doesn't expect rule change

Manfred decries defensive shifts but doesn't expect rule change

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred became the latest voice to express displeasure with the rising trend of defensive shifts.In recent seasons, managers have increasingly opted to place
Angels extend Calhoun with 3-year deal

Angels extend Calhoun with 3-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels announced Wednesday they've signed outfielder Kole Calhoun to a three-year extension with a club option for 2020.The contract is worth $26 million, according to the Orange
Blue Jays' Gibbons ready for 'big, big year' from Bautista

Blue Jays' Gibbons ready for 'big, big year' from Bautista

John Gibbons is fired up about the return of Jose Bautista.After the Blue Jays formally announced the signing of the slugger to a one-year contract worth $18 million, Gibbons couldn't hide his
Ex-Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia announces retirement

Ex-Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia announces retirement

Catcher J.P. Arencibia, perhaps most famous for his record-setting big-league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010, has retired from baseball.The 31-year-old, who split his 2016 season between the
Harper tweets in favor of Nationals signing Wieters, Holland

Harper tweets in favor of Nationals signing Wieters, Holland

After failing to advance past the National League Division Series yet again in October, the Washington Nationals are trying to improve their ball club to help them end the dreaded curse of an early
Quiz: How much do you know about MLB's Hall of Fame?

Quiz: How much do you know about MLB's Hall of Fame?

The Baseball Hall of Fame will see its roster grow Wednesday when the Class of 2017 is revealed. There will be some history made, as just hours before the announcement five players have garnered over
Brother of Marlins' Volquez killed in Dominican Republic

Brother of Marlins' Volquez killed in Dominican Republic

The brother of Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez was stabbed to death Monday in the Dominican Republic, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, citing multiple sources.Brandy Volquez, 25, was
Mexican league catcher attempts crazy diving catch into dugout

Mexican league catcher attempts crazy diving catch into dugout

The baseball season hasn't even started for most players, but Mexican league catcher Sergio Burruel attempted to make the catch of the year early in 2017. And he was so very close to accomplishing the
Blue Jays officially sign Bautista to 1-year deal

Blue Jays officially sign Bautista to 1-year deal

Joey Bats has returned.The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed back one of their franchise greats Wednesday, officially announcing the signing of outfielder Jose Bautista to a one-year, $18-million