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CINCINNATI — The hot-trotting, earring-wearing, Muhammad Ali-rhyming Dave Parker of the 1970s and early ’80s now has a measured stroll, and the once-booming voice that demanded attention and produced echoes of laughter throughout major league clubhouses is turned down a few decibels. But Parker still has that swag and wit. The man who once terrorized […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Indianapolis Clowns, Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, MLB, Negro League, Rest In Peace -

Hank Bayliss must have thought he was doing something. The Kansas City Monarchs third baseman was having himself a day running his mouth as he stood opposite of 5-foot-3, 115-pound Mamie Johnson. He exclaimed that the right-handed pitcher was “no bigger than a peanut.” And he was no better at hitting after talking all that […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Baseball Hall of Fame, Black History Month, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Monarchs, MLB, Negro League, Satchel Paige -

Thursday will mark the 46th anniversary of Leroy “Satchel” Paige becoming the first Negro League veteran to receive a nomination for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige, a legend known for his humor, wit and fastball, was inducted into the Hall in August 1971. Besides that landmark, the pitcher was famous for being able to […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, MLB, Tim Raines -

Baseball legend Tim Raines is finally getting his due, and it’s about time. The switch-hitting left fielder can now add Hall of Famer to his resume. Last week, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced that Raines will be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame class on July 30 in Cooperstown, New York, as […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Basketball, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Negro League -

Cumberland Posey caught the ball more than 20 feet from the basket, squared up, and let it fly. It was March 9, 1912. Less than three minutes remained in the contest for bragging rights as the best black basketball team in America. Posey’s Monticello Athletic Association clung to a 20-19 lead over Howard University. More […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr., MLB, Seattle Mariners -

Did you expect any different? Could you have expected any different? When it was over – his 20-minute Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech, that is – Ken Griffey Jr. put the punctuation on one of the most memorable baseball careers ever in exactly the way we all hoped he would: by turning his hat […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr., MLB, Style -

This, friends, is how you show up to Cooperstown, New York. At first glance, Ken Griffey Jr.’s navy Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony suit seemed to be a standard-issue pinstripe deal. But a closer look revealed a couple of charming details: the words “Hall of Fame Class of 2016” were spelled out in the […]

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Cam Newton, Cincinnati Reds, Commentary, Ken Griffey Jr., MLB, NFL, Seattle Mariners -

Come Sunday, Ken Griffey Jr. will join Mike Piazza as the newest inductees into baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Piazza, a catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets and other teams, hit 427 home runs and batted .308, stats that cause some to argue that he was the best hitting […]

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alex kozinski, BALCO, Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of fame, greg anderson, home run king, major league baseball, Sports -

So, if Barry Bonds never tested positive on a Major League Baseball-mandated test and no […]

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Barry Bonds, Barry Bonds Denied, Baseball Hall Of Fame, Hall Of Fame, MLB, News, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Sports, Steroids Era -

NEW YORK (AP) — Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades...

The post Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa rejected; no one elected to Baseball Hall of Fame appeared first on theGrio.

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