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The Armando Benitez All-Stars

How good would a team of players who, like Armando Benitez, earned exactly one vote for the Hall of Fame? Bryan Cole constructs a team of those players, and set them loose on MLB circa 1996.

Debunking the Mike Piazza steroid myth

Many writers omitted Mike Piazza's name from their Hall Of Fame ballots due to skepticism about his muscular physique. Did he magically become a powerhouse overnight? Today we debunk that pernicious myth.

Share Your Favorite Mike Piazza Memories

Mike Piazza probably won't be elected to the Hall of Fame today. No bother; stop by and share your favorite Piazza memories.

This Date in Mets History: January 4

Back in 2005, only 1.2% of Hall of Fame voters thought Darryl Strawberry was Cooperstown-worthy.

Adrian Beltre: Quiet Hall Of Fame Candidate

A three home run game is a good reason to take notice of Adrian Beltre's career, which just might deserve a plaque in Cooperstown.

Had Fred McGriff Played In The "Second Deadball Era" Rather Than The Steroid Era He'd Already Be In The Hall of Fame

Article uses Baseball Reference tools to take a look at how Fred McGriff's career & Hall of Fame candidacy would have played out had he spent his career playing in the 1960's & 70's rather than the Steroid Era. Article also includes comparisons to HOFers Willie McCovey, Willie Stargell, & Billy Williams.

Had Fred McGriff Played In The "Second Deadball Era" Rather Than The Steroid Era He'd Already Be In The Hall of Fame

Article uses Baseball Reference tools to take a look at how Fred McGriff's career & Hall of Fame candidacy would have played out had he spent his career playing in the 1960's & 70's rather than the Steroid Era. Article also includes comparisons to HOFers Willie McCovey, Willie Stargell, & Billy Williams.

The Time Has Come to Induct Dwight Evans into Cooperstown

While Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are being deservedly honored for their Hall of Fame careers today, here is a nice article about one of the best players the HOF writers overlooked. The author of the article, Patrick Languzzi, is spearheading the campaign to help get Dwight Evans his rightful place in Cooperstown. Languzzi created his own website, "Call to the Hall," devoted to Evans' HOF candidacy. There is a link to his website in the article and on his website he also has started a petition you can sign to help get "Dewey" on the 2013 Expansion Era HOF ballot. Additionally, here are the links for his website: http://call2thehall.blogspot.com/ and the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-to-the-hall-support-dwight-evans-for-mlb-s-hall-o.html

Mobile, Alabama: Birthplace of Hall of Famers

The Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama has a rich baseball history dating to the 1880s. Perhaps it's not a surprise, then, that five ballplayers in the Baseball Hall of Fame were born in Mobile, more than any city other than New York and Los Angeles.

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