Former D-backs right-hander Curt Schilling came up short once again in his bid for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, finishing with 60.9 percent of the vote in results announced Tuesday evening.
Mussina elected to HOF in sixth year on ballot
One of the most consistently excellent pitchers of his era, Mike Mussina completed his methodical march toward immortality Tuesday. The Baseball Writers' Association of America voted Mussina into the Hall of Fame, where he will be inducted as part of a six-man class this July.
Edgar elected into HOF in final year of eligibility
For Edgar Martinez, patience once again has paid off. And this time, the reward is a plaque in Cooperstown.
Bonds falls short of HOF despite vote increase
Barry Bonds inched forward in this year's Hall of Fame balloting announced Tuesday. But he'll need to take bigger strides in the voting to earn election before he drops off the regular ballot.
Mo is 1st in history with unanimous Hall election
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, MLB's all-time saves leader, on Tuesday became the first player to be unanimously selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Schilling, Clemens see increase in HOF voting
Of all the players on the Hall of Fame ballot who didn't gain election on Tuesday, former Red Sox greats Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens came the closest.
Cue the 'Sandman': Mariano, song synonymous
The opening chords of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" blare over the Yankee Stadium sound system, and by the time the drums kick in 15 seconds later, everyone in the building knows what is about to happen.
Andruw Jones gains little ground in HOF pursuit
Andruw Jones received 7.5 of Hall of Fame votes, a small bump from last year, and Fred McGriff fell short in his final year on the ballot.
Every first-ballot Hall of Famer in MLB history
Of the 232 players inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, only 56 have been granted that honor during their first year of eligibility.
Pettitte needs Mussina-like rise in HOF voting
With Derek Jeter set to appear on next year's Hall of Fame ballot, it is a near-certainty that Bombers fans can plan on seeing at least one more familiar face in the Class of 2020, but several other players with ties to the winningest franchise in professional sports had notable showings this year.
HOF players and managers, broken down by team
MLB.com breaks down which Hall of Fame players and managers are represented by which teams in Cooperstown's hallowed Plaque Gallery.
Timeline of Halladay's Hall of Fame career
After a career full of iconic moments for two franchises -- from the complete games and first Cy Young Award with the Blue Jays to his perfect game and postseason no-hitter with the Phillies -- Roy Halladay is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Here's a timeline of how he got there.
Mariano Rivera's family was super hyped about his unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame
Rivera fam goes crazy
16 players are one and done on '19 HOF ballot
For most players who appear on the ballot for the first time, it's also the last -- a chance to tip their caps for a fine career, but nothing more. Here is a look at the 16 talented and accomplished players who fit that description this year.
Mo (unanimous), Edgar, Doc, Moose elected to HOF
Mariano Rivera stands alone in National Baseball Hall of Fame history as the only player ever voted in unanimously by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. But he'll be far from alone on the induction day dais, as the BBWAA has selected four players for entry into the hallowed Hall. Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina were revealed Tuesday night as the third four-man BBWAA-voted Hall of Fame class in the past five years but only the sixth in history.
Edgar's top 11 Mariners moments
As Edgar Martinez is finally headed to Cooperstown, here are 11 favorite moments from No. 11's career with the Mariners.
From birth to the Hall of Fame: Edgar's timeline
Timeline of Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez's career, beginning with his birth and ending with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Berkman, Oswalt fall off Hall of Fame ballot
Their first year on the Hall of Fame ballot will be the last for former Astros stars Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt.
Family, Phils discuss Halladay's HOF election
Family and members of the Phillies organization discuss Roy Halladay's election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019.
Vizquel trending in right direction for HOF
Omar Vizquel continued to make steps in the right direction in Hall of Fame voting, receiving nearly six percent more of the votes in his second year on the ballot than the first.
Each team's rotation if season started today
We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day rotation will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might shake out.
A's claim RHP Bridwell off waivers from Angels
The A's on Tuesday found a starter through the waiver wire, claiming right-hander Parker Bridwell from the Angels.
Edgar Martinez absolutely dominated the pitchers in his Hall of Fame class
Walker, Rolen see HOF voting support grow
While former closer Lee Smith will be the only Cardinal represented in the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame class, a pair of players with connections to the club did receive increased support on ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America this year.
Metallica congratulated Mariano Rivera on his Hall of Fame election
Braves re-sign Nick Markakis to 1-year deal
The Braves have re-signed outfielder Nick Markakis to a one-year deal.
Moose's highlights on road to Cooperstown
Mussina's journey -- which included a decade with the Orioles and eight seasons with the Yankees -- was filled with memorable moments, from dominant regular-season starts to stellar postseason outings. Here's a look at some of the highlights that made Moose a member of Cooperstown's Class of 2019.
Complete 2019 Hall of Fame election results
Below are the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote to elect the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019, with vote totals and percentages. A total of 425 ballots were cast, with 319 required for election.
Cuban SS Sanchez cleared to sign in MLB
A new Cuban prospect is officially on the market, and the potential landing spots are already starting to take shape. Shortstop Yolbert Sanchez, who will be 22 in March, was cleared by Major League Baseball on Tuesday and will be eligible to sign starting Feb. 5.
Athletic Gallo likely to play left field in 2019
Joey Gallo still does not have a set position, but at least the Rangers are narrowing down the possibilities. The Rangers are planning to use Gallo exclusively in the outfield this season after bouncing him between there, third and first base over the past four years. The Rangers haven't identified which outfield position, but manager Chris Woodward said it will most likely be left field, with Nomar Mazara in right.
Mike Mussina telling manager Joe Torre 'No, stay there!' from the mound was a sign he'd go to the Hall of Fame
He exuded confidence, and it led him to Cooperstown.
Halladay voted into Hall in first year on ballot
Roy Halladay's death still has an unreal quality to it, even now, almost 15 months later. The former Blue Jays and Phillies ace will be remembered fondly this summer when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame after he was received baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his first year of eligibility.
13 historic moments on mound for Mariano
To honor one of the game's best, MLB.com looks at 13 moments that made Mariano Rivera a legendary presence on the mound -- one for each of his All-Star appearances.
Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez is probably the best DH in history, and definitely the best commercial actor
He may have been one-dimensional on the field, but he was multi-dimensional in front of the camera.
Source: Rangers add Asdrubal Cabrera
The Rangers have reached an agreement with veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera on a one-year contract, according to Major League sources, making him the leading candidate to be their third baseman. The deal is worth $3.5 million.
Jackie Robinson's first Major League contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers is up for auction
Bidding starts at a healthy $5 million.
Team-by-team transactions this offseason
With just weeks until camp opens for Spring Training, the Hot Stove continues to cook. A throng of players have meandered their way into the New Year preparing to suit up for a new team.
2018-19 free agents, position by position
Keep track of the 2018-19 free agent class, which includes Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
Astros invite prospect Whitley, 21 others to camp
The Astros and president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow.announced their 2019 non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training on Tuesday, which includes 11 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and two outfielders for a total of 22 players.
Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams
An impressive collection of talent has hit the open market, and players are now eligible to sign with any team. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.
Rumors: Machado, Marlins, Pollock, Moustakas
It's Hot Stove season, and MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.
Sources: Dodgers still in running for Realmuto
The Marlins remain in trade talks with the Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, and per multiple sources, one of the names being discussed in return is top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz.
Gray: Joining Reds 'just felt right the whole time'
It was no secret all offseason that the Yankees were trying to move starting pitcher Sonny Gray, and the Reds were long part of the rumors. Gray didn't have the leverage to turn down Monday's trade between the two clubs. However, Gray's decision to sign a three-year, $30.5 million contract extension with Cincinnati as part of the deal was entirely his.
The latest on the Machado mystery teams
Manny Machado has been one of the game's best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the infielder.
Vlad Jr. again leads list of Top 10 3B prospects
There is obviously a lot of turnover in the prospect world. Players graduate, they fall off lists, rankings change frequently. Yet the very top of this year's Top 10 third base prospects list is identical to last year's version.
Yadi says beef with Bryant will carry into season
The social media chatter has died down, but Yadier Molina assured that Kris Bryant's characterization of St. Louis as "boring" won't soon be forgotten.
Source: Yanks sign Farquhar to Minors deal
Danny Farquhar's inspirational recovery from a brain hemorrhage is complete, and the right-hander will have the opportunity to return to the mound this coming season as he agreed to a Minor League contract with the Yankees on Monday.
The latest Moustakas free-agent rumors
Mike Moustakas has crushed 66 homers the past two seasons -- only Nolan Arenado, Manny Machado and Jose Ramirez have more among players with at least 50 percent of games at third base in that span. That power makes the 30-year-old, who is in his second straight offseason as a free agent, a solid alternative to Machado.
Hiura leads list of Top 10 2B prospects
Our new list of MLB's Top 10 second-base prospects has several players nearly ready for the big leagues, as well as some familiar names, with Keston Hiura and Luis Urias headlining the five holdovers from last year's list.
First Spring Training workout dates for all clubs
Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.
The latest Kimbrel free-agent rumors
Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate, and he should be a coveted asset on the free-agent market this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander.
The latest Harper free-agent rumors
After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.
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