Tagged: ‘mike piazza’

Yankees Don Mattingly: A Not So Typical 19th Round Draft Pick
February 22nd, 2017 at 3:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** In 1979, the Yankees were coming off two consecutive World Series wins. Unbeknownst at the time, it would be another seventeen years before the team won another championship. This is the story of an All-Star first baseman who played with the Yankees during all of those in-between years, just missing...

Yankees Gary Sanchez: He’s Showing Us That He “Gets It”
February 8th, 2017 at 2:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Yankees have been waiting for some time to hear from their star catcher's decision as to whether or not he would play in the World Baseball Classic this year. A sigh of relief was heard throughout the Bronx when they learned he would forego the opportunity and concentrate on...

MLB Hall of Fame: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Elected, Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens not Elected
January 6th, 2016 at 7:12 PM
On Wednesday night, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes two new members that will be enshrined over the summer in Cooperstown; Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. ***PHOTO1*** Piazza waited a few years after falling short in the vote due to some writers suspecting without proof that he did PED's, but this...

Sports Media 101 Baseball Writers Hall of Fame Vote Conducted by Orioles 101: Biggio and Piazza In
January 10th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
While ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews "wasn't feeling" certain players for this year's hall of fame election (whatever that means), Orioles101 writer Josh Michael diligently conducted a Sports Media 101 baseball writers vote that saw two players get elected from our point of view.  After Josh tabulated the results, former Houston Astros...

For the First Time in 16 Years, No Players Voted into Hall of Fame
January 9th, 2013 at 2:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** For only the eighth time since its inception, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will not be voting in any new candidates.  On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America took its most glaring jab at the steroids era of baseball as no players received the minimum 75 percent of votes required to enter...