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  • Baseball Hall of Famer on the hot seat for on-air joke about women, #MeToo movement

    04/30/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 30, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster and Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt has taken some heat for a joke he made about women, dishwashing and the #MeToo movement during a game Saturday, according to the New York Post. Schmidt, who has made controversial remarks in the past, is an analyst on Comcast SportsNet. Schmidt’s joke came during a discussion about a humorous tweet from an Atlanta Braves player’s wife about an injury. Amanda McCarthy @Mrs_McCarthy32 Whoa so much happened. Dislocated your shoulder, made the out, popped it back in, then just walked around normal? But you still can’t do the dishes......
  • Sources: College hoops corruption case poised to take down Hall of Fame coaches[truncated]

    02/15/2018 6:14:44 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 15, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    NEW YORK – It has been five months since the FBI arrested 10 men in a sweeping federal probe into the underbelly of the basketball world. As the three ongoing criminal cases resulting from the investigation plod along, it’s increasingly unlikely there will be another wave of double-digit arrests. More legal charges still could come, but what’s becoming increasingly clear as the discovery portion of the case comes to a close is that the breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball. The soundtrack to the three federal...
  • Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

    12/10/2017 8:29:02 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 10, 2017 | By Mark Polishuk
    Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were both elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame today, as announced on the MLB Network. The two longtime Tigers greats were voted in via the HOF’s Modern Baseball Era Committee, who weighed the cases of Morris, Trammell and eight others who weren’t originally selected in the traditional writers’ vote. (MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom has the details on the Modern Era Committee’s composition and process.) Both Morris and Trammell went the full 15 years on the Baseball Writers’ Association Of America ballot without getting the necessary 75% of the vote necessary for election. Still, both...
  • Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

    11/19/2017 9:59:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Katherine Lam
    Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy” and who never let his stutter get in the way of him becoming a legend, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 85. Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., his publicist Don Murry Grubbs said. The music legend is believed to have died from respiratory failure after he never recovered from intestinal issues he has been battling since 2016. He leaves behind his longtime partner, Kathy DeMonaco, his six children and six grandchildren. Tillis recorded...
  • Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette headline Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2017

    06/26/2017 1:12:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lance Hornby
    The Finnish Flash will light up the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Teemu Selanne was the lock to be named among the 2017 inductees voted in Monday afternoon in his first year of eligibility, joined by three former NHLers who had been on the waiting list: Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi. Canadian national women world and Olympic champion Danielle Goyette rounded out the player category. Two builders were also added: long-time Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and Canadian university coaching legend Clare Drake, who ran the University of Alberta program.
  • USA Today writer: Curt Schilling’s politics are keeping him out of the Hall of Fame

    01/19/2017 10:57:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No kidding. Very happy news for me yesterday: Detroit Tiger Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Hall of Fame. (What? He played for some other teams as well? I don’t care.) Magglio Ordonez deserved better than his one-year-and-out fate. Carlos Guillen deserved better than zero votes. You may disagree, and you might even care about players who never played for the Tigers, although I can’t imagine why. But that’s one of the things the Hall of Fame elections are for - debate among fans.
  • Marichal-Spahn the pitching duel of a lifetime

    10/28/2016 9:01:58 AM PDT · by Kozy · 86 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Daniel Brown
    An email from a sport made me flash back to my youth, 50 years ago, said to my wife where will Warren Spahn rank. Then the famous game of Spahn versus Marichal, the old warrior going against the Kid. Surprise, surprise with their new baseball metrics neither Spahn not Marichal made the top 25. The email and slide show made my junk file. Interesting article that points out how neither guy would give an inch for 16 innings. "Alvin Dark tried to take Marichal out for the first time in the ninth. The conversation did not go well. Marichal refused...
  • Charlie Daniels To Be Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

    03/29/2016 12:22:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 29, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Country Music Association (CMA) announced today that the legendary Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, along with fellow inductees Fred Foster and Randy Travis. Charlie Daniels, who started his professional music career in 1954, is being inducted into the Veteran's Era category, according to the CMA. The event will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater in Nashville, Tenn. During the Medallion Ceremony, "friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song," said the CMA. Also, "bronze...
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • Ken Stabler earns election to Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 6:30:49 PM PST · by GAGOP · 28 replies
    AL.com ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Mark Inabinett
    Thirty-one years after his final football game and seven months after he lost his life to colon cancer, Ken Stabler is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former Foley High School three-sport star and Alabama quarterback was among the players picked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Saturday for the Class of 2016.
  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Irvin dies at 96

    01/12/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Jolla · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | 1/12/16
    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96.
  • World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 76 (light heavyweight champion)

    11/22/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | Rick Wright
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's Bob Foster, arguably the greatest light-heavyweight boxing champion of all time, died Saturday morning. No cause of death has been given, but the boxing Hall of Famer had been in failing health for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending. Foster was 76, having been born in December 1938. He is incorrectly listed by boxrec.com has having been born in April 1938.
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 5:01:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 109 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mark Saxon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he has received a formal request from Pete Rose asking that his lifetime ban be lifted and that he will consider the all-time hits leader's request "on its merits." "I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner [Bart] Giamatti's decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached," Manfred said after a meeting with Los Angeles Dodgers players in Arizona on Monday morning. "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that." Rose's...
  • Edgar Martinez should be in the baseball Hall of Fame

    01/07/2015 10:18:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Neil Greenberg
    Edgar Martinez, a seven-time all-star, should be in the baseball Hall of Fame, but support for his candidacy has been waning over the past three seasons. “I’m not surprised that my percentage went down,” Martinez said a year ago. “We just have to wait and see for the future.” The biggest knock on his enshrinement is that he played as the team’s designated hitter and thus had little to no impact on the defensive part of the game. However, he still deserves to be in. For starters, the American League has required a designated hitter ever since the 1973 season,...