Lee Smith

It’s official.  The Baseball Writers Association of America voters have selected Barry Larkin as the newest member of the baseball Hall of Fame.  Huzzah! Unfortunately, it appears that maybe a few voters were asleep at the wheel.  Check the full results (courtesy of bbwaa.com). That’s a shame.  It seems that maybe a few voters were [...]

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Once again, as a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, Pitchers Hit Eighth is casting a ballot for that organization’s symbolic Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Four of us from the site got together on Episode 10 of the Pitchers Hit Eighth podcast this week to go through the ballot name-by-name to come up with [...]

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Dennis and Andrew join the show this week to almost make a Pitchers Hit Eighth clean sweep. We discussed EVERY PLAYER on the 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, and whether or not we thought they should get in. Using the consensus opinion from the show as a site-wide vote for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance balloting, [...]

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Trevor Hoffman announced his retirement from baseball as the all-time leader in saves, and roughly 95% of all human-like lifeforms (our dogs voted 2/3 in favor of) I polled think he’s a first-ballot Hall of Fame guy.  Go elsewhere for the complete stats on Hoffman, because I don’t much care how many guys he intentionally walked.  The [...]

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Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way.  Maybe I’m not enough of a baseball historian, and what follows could certainly brand me as such. Amongst all of the bickering, name-calling, and endless columns, posts, and Twitter sniping about who belonged in the Hall of Fame from the 2011 ballot – Jack Morris versus [...]

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Putting a Bow on 2010

by on December 31, 2010 · 0 comments

  It’s almost time to close the book on 2010 and find out just how many of your friends and family don’t actually know the words to “Auld Lang Syne”.  If you need help on the song, I recommend this version performed by Street Corner Symphony from this year’s season 2 of the The Sing Off.  Before [...]

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With last night’s game safely in the bag and no bullpen blunders to speak of, the coast seems clear for reviewing a little Cardinal history in the bullpen. Ryan Franklin’s 38 saves in 2009 put him in pretty elite company in Cardinal closer history.  Franklin became only the seventh pitcher in club history to record [...]

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Well, the commenting has died down on last week’s ballot discussion posts, so without further ado, we present the Pitchers Hit Eighth ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s 2010 Hall of Fame voting (with links leading to our discussion threads for each player. Roberto Alomar – Robbie was a quick yes vote. His dominance was [...]

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Lee Smith Nick: Lee Smith is one of the primary reasons why I can see myself leaning toward voting for Edgar Martinez. Closer is just as specialized a position in the game as designated hitter, and Smith was one of the best. The all-time leader in saves when he retired, Smith finished second in Cy [...]

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