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The Hartford CourantIn 1975, the Bristol Red Sox drew just over 42,000 fans, fifth in an eight-team Eastern League. Charlie Eshbach was general manager or, as he says, "the No. 1 man in a one-man office." He remembers ticket prices being in the $2 range for adults and 99...
The Hartford CourantIt is getting late on this September night in 1975 with the score tied at 2 and a local 11:30 curfew looming. The mayor of Bristol, Frank Longo, is at the game and lifts the curfew, extending it an hour. That allows the teams to play past the 15th...
Ask Paul returns to answer your question about Felix's future, Marmol as closer, Geo and Fu's rookie of the year race and other relevant issues: Paul, you recently wrote that Pie doesn't look like the type of hitter the Cubs envisioned. How exactly would...
sun reporterInevitably, at every news conference during his farewell ballpark tour in 2001, Cal Ripken was asked about his thoughts on one day being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Each time, Ripken, the Orioles' legend, responded the same way: He didn't...
Harold Baines Albert Belle Dante Bichette Bert Blyleven Bobby Bonilla Scott Brosius Jay Buhner Ken Caminiti Jose Canseco Dave Concepcion Eric Davis Andre Dawson Tony Fernandez Steve Garvey Rich Gossage Tony Gwynn Orel Hershiser Tommy John...
Sun ReporterMark McGwire came far closer yesterday to dropping off the ballot than entering the Hall of Fame. In an apparent repudiation of baseball's so-called steroid era, just 23.5 percent of Hall of Fame voters endorsed McGwire, the seventh-leading home run...
sun reporterMention the name Cal Ripken Jr., and one image immediately comes to mind: the victory lap around Camden Yards on Sept. 6, 1995, when he surpassed Lou Gehrig as baseball's all-time iron man and helped bring baseball back into American homes. Ripken...
Tags: World Series, All Stars, Voting, Periodicals, Arts and Culture
sun reporterWhen the three perennial All-Stars retired five years ago, the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2007 had the potential to be one of the best in history. Then came the congressional steroid hearings of March 2005, when former Oakland Athletics...
Candidate, Votes, % of Votes Cal Ripken Jr. 537 98.5 Tony Gwynn 532 97.6 Rich Gossage 388 71.2 Jim Rice 346 63.5 Andre Dawson 309 56.7 Bert Blyleven 260 47.7 Lee Smith 217 39.8 Jack Morris 202 37.1 Mark McGwire 128 23.5 Tommy John 125 22.9...
On the Yankees beatBy HANK WINNICKI The Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Monday, and this is your chance to cast your ballot in the Newsday.com poll. I'm told that last year's online poll wound up being a pretty accurate portrayal......
Tags: Don Mattingly, Rickey Henderson, Voting, Politics, Mark McGwire
On the Mets beatAs for who may join him this year, we'll have to wait until 2 p.m. this afternoon when the Hall of Fame announces its next round of inductees. Henderson is the only lock, with Jim Rice, in his last year......
Tags: Rickey Henderson, Voting, Politics, Mark McGwire, Referenda
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