Baseball Writers Association of America

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Name: Baseball Writers Association of America
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

How To Fix The Baseball Hall Of Fame Elections

Admission into the Baseball Hall of Fame has been called baseball's highest honor. Lately, it's also been baseball's most controversial.The controversy has led to increased attention for the election process itself, which is what we'll examine here. We're ... [Published Deadspin - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Who Is The Bigger Springsteen Fan? McAdam, Abraham Battle To See Who’s Boss

BOSTON (CBS) – There’s two things every baseball writer has in common: they love baseball and they love Bruce Springsteen.Two Boston BBWAA members, CSNNE’s Sean McAdam and the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham, claim to be the biggest Springsteen fans in the ... [Published CBS Boston - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Can one man’s dream to bring Major League Baseball back to Montreal come true?

It’s been nearly a decade since the Montreal Expos packed their bags and headed off to become the Washington Nationals, but Warren Cromartie is determined that the whole sad episode never should have happened and that it’s time to bring Major League ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Maybe the Hall of Fame voting procedure changes aren’t so bad

I admit, when I heard the news that the MLB Hall of Fame changed its voting procedures to reduce eligibility from 15 years to 10, I was outraged. That’s my usual reaction to things the HOF does, since most of them are indeed outrageous. But Joe Sheehan ... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Top 10 MLB Hall of Famers by Highest Vote Percentage

Every former Major League Baseball player entering the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown needs at least 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) or a committee from one of the three eras (formerly one body known as ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

Rules for election to Hall of Fame amended

The time retired players can remain on writers' ballots for the Baseball Hall of Fame has been reduced from 15 to 10 years, officials said on Saturday.A new balloting process for Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) members who vote also has ... [Published Himalayan Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Maureen Dowd: Angell knows how to play this game

New YorkRoger Angell takes off his brown J. Press sports coat and blue cap, yanks out his hearing aids, stashes his cane, and sits down for a shave and haircut at Delta barbershop at 72nd and Lex., the same spot he's patronized for 40 years. "I don't ... [Published Times Union - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Baseball Hall of Fame Reduces Eligibility; Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Hurt by Change

Steroid cases already had a tough trek to Cooperstown. Now completing the journey appears all the more difficult. The Baseball Hall of Fame has limited the years a player remains eligible for enshrinement from fifteen to ten. The Baseball Writers' ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Cooperstown buzzing as voting rules change for Hall of Fame elections

Cooperstown (WSYR-TV) - Just as events wind up in Cooperstown, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Board of Directors are taking a swing at changing some rules.The changes are immediate and will effect next year's Hall of Fame voting.The board ... [Published LocalSRY.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Major Leaguers Announce Creation of Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

SOURCE: Major League Baseball Players Trust DESCRIPTION:Minneapolis, MN, July 15,  2014 /3BL Media/ -  Major League baseball players, through the Major League Baseball Players Trust ( @MLBPlayersTrust ), are creating a scholarship program to honor ... [Published theCSRfeed - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Commissioner Wants MLB Tobacco Ban, Players' Association Honcho Resists

"The habitual users run a serious chance of getting into severe trouble," American League President Bobby Brown told the Chicago Tribune in 1989. "The statistics show that a person who uses the tobacco on a regular basis has a 50-times greater risk ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
First reported May 16 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

5 MLB Players That Deserve Hall of Fame Honors

By the authority of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) can elect up to 10 candidates to baseball’s shrine of immortality every year. According to the official election rules , there are ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - May 16 2014]

Quotes

"Frank Sr., I know you're watching and smiling from heaven," Thomas said. "Without you, I know 100 percent I wouldn't be here in Cooperstown today."
...the same spot he's patronized for 40 years. "I don't see Henry Kissinger doing any interviews in a barbershop" he says dryly
"The Hall of Fame is all about relevance," Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said at a media conference in the Clark Sports Center. "In a study of Hall of Fame voting over its history, it has become clearly evident in the last 30 years or so that after 10 years the likelihood of election is incredibly minimal. The idea of making it more relevant was attractive to the board. We think it maintains the integrity of the process and for those that fall off the ballot after 10 years it gets them to consideration by the era committees a little sooner."
...Chairman of the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, was quoted as saying she wants the voting process to remain relevant: "We believe the BBWAA has done an excellent job of honoring the criteria advanced by the Hall of Fame - player's record, contributions to the teams on which the player played, character, sportsmanship and integrity - to determine individuals who belong in the Hall of Fame by the highest threshold, a 75 percent majority. The Board believes these changes are necessary to ensure the integrity of the voting process moving forward."

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How To Fix The Baseball Hall Of Fame Elections [Published Deadspin - Aug 14 2014]
Who Is The Bigger Springsteen Fan? McAdam, Abra... [Published CBS Boston - Aug 13 2014]
Can one man’s dream to bring Major League Baseb... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 09 2014]
Maybe the Hall of Fame voting procedure changes... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 05 2014]
Top 10 MLB Hall of Famers by Highest Vote Perce... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 03 2014]
Watch tearful Frank Thomas' induction speech at... [Published Mississippi Press - Jul 27 2014]
Rules for election to Hall of Fame amended [Published Himalayan Times - Jul 27 2014]
Maureen Dowd: Angell knows how to play this game [Published Times Union - Jul 27 2014]
Hall cuts eligibility to 10 years [Published New York Post - Jul 27 2014]
Hall reduces eligibility from 15 years to 10 [Published Noodls - Jul 27 2014]
Baseball Hall of Fame Reduces Eligibility; Bond... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 26 2014]
Cooperstown buzzing as voting rules change for ... [Published LocalSRY.com - Jul 26 2014]
You Have 10 Years to Get into Hall of Fame [Published 810WGY - Jul 26 2014]
Commissioner Wants MLB Tobacco Ban, Players' As... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
Major Leaguers Announce Creation of Michael Wei... [Published theCSRfeed - Jul 16 2014]
5 MLB Players That Deserve Hall of Fame Honors [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - May 16 2014]
The Sports Hangover: This Tattoo Looks Smarter ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 01 2014]
He Did More to Revolutionize Modern Pitching Th... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 07 2014]
Farewell to Ralph Kiner: Elite Power Hitter and... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Feb 07 2014]
Great power, great responsibility and the BBWAA [Published UV Cavalier Daily - Jan 13 2014]
Cooperstown balloting a joke [Published Corvallis Gazette-Times - Jan 12 2014]
Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Added to Hall of Fame [Published WREG - Jan 08 2014]
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Can one man’s dream to bring Major League Baseb... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Aug 09 2014]
It’s been nearly a decade since the Montreal Expos packed their bags and headed off to become the Washington Nationals, but Warren Cromartie is determined that the whole sad episode never should have happened and that it’s time to bring Major League ...
Maybe the Hall of Fame voting procedure changes... [Published Off the Kuff - Aug 05 2014]
I admit, when I heard the news that the MLB Hall of Fame changed its voting procedures to reduce eligibility from 15 years to 10, I was outraged. That’s my usual reaction to things the HOF does, since most of them are indeed outrageous. But Joe Sheehan ...
Top 10 MLB Hall of Famers by Highest Vote Perce... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 03 2014]
Every former Major League Baseball player entering the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown needs at least 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) or a committee from one of the three eras (formerly one body known as ...
Baseball Hall of Fame Reduces Eligibility; Bond... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 26 2014]
Steroid cases already had a tough trek to Cooperstown. Now completing the journey appears all the more difficult. The Baseball Hall of Fame has limited the years a player remains eligible for enshrinement from fifteen to ten. The Baseball Writers' ...
Commissioner Wants MLB Tobacco Ban, Players' As... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
"The habitual users run a serious chance of getting into severe trouble," American League President Bobby Brown told the Chicago Tribune in 1989. "The statistics show that a person who uses the tobacco on a regular basis has a 50-times greater risk ...
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