In honor of the Roman Catholic Church naming Francis I its new pope, Baseball historian/statistician Bill Arnold put together a list of all-time, home-run leaders under each of the 11 popes since Major League Baseball was officially formed.
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional testing for testosterone.
I had a chance to talk to former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro about Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcement that the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in anyone for the 2013 induction class.
The electorate of the Baseball Writers Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars on Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don¿t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.
ESPN's PR staff sent out snippets of their various reporters and commentators discussing Wednesday's Hall of Fame vote. More than anything, it shows just how varied the thought processes are of voters and Hall of Fame (and potential) Hall of Fame members.
Each time a playoff series moves into a new phase or encounters a particularly pivotal game ¿ usually odd-numbered -- the outcome becomes more and more dependent on how the players on each team handle pressure
Leave it up to the qualifying members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to make their own decision, says former Orioles great Rafael Palmeiro. The Hall of Fame doesn't need to offer any advice beyond what it already suggests about character and integrity, he believes.