Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven elected to Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar, a 12-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winning second baseman, and Bert Blyleven, a 287-game winning pitcher who ranks fifth on the all-time strikeout list, were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting…


Philadelphia writer Bill Conlin wins Spink Award

Bill Conlin, whose professional career has covered half a century during which he distinguished himself as a reporter, author and television commentator with an emphasis on baseball, was elected the 2011 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association…


Andre Dawson elected to Hall of Fame as 2 others barely miss

Andre Dawson, a five-tool player who won eight Gold Glove and four Silver Slugger Awards in a career spanning 21 seasons with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball…


Longtime New York writer Bill Madden honored

Bill Madden, who has combined excellent reporting and commentary in a New York City market known for its baseball fever, was elected the 2010 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with…



Bruce Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

Bruce Sutter, who revolutionized the split-fingered fastball and was among the first of the closing relief pitcher specialists, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Jan. 10 by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in balloting verified by Ernst & Young. He will…


Ryne Sandberg, Wade Boggs elected to Hall of Fame

Wade Boggs, winner of five American League batting titles, and Ryne Sandberg, winner of nine National League Gold Glove Awards, shared the ultimate prize Tuesday in being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in voting verified…