In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is the third year the organization has conducted this survey of the membership.
Larkin, a 12-time All-Star who fashioned an .815 OPS over 19 seasons, received the largest percentage of votes, being named on 84.25% of the 148 ballots cast. This is the highest percentage garnered by any player in the three years of BBA voting.
Bagwell, who hit 449 HR and had a .948 OPS in his 15 seasons in Houston, was selected on 115 ballots for a 78.77% rate. As with the official voting done by the Baseball Writers of America, a player must be named on 75% of the ballots to be recommended by the alliance. Continue reading
2011 World Champions St Louis Cardinals
The media’s full of articles and videos of the most newsworthy items about baseball this past year. You might think this would be those articles you and I found the most interesting and representative of baseball throughout the country, but not necessarily so.
I compiled a list from a survey today of the “top 10” from USA Today, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN.
Here’s the results and below that I’ve listed my own personal “Top Ten”. How does your list compare?
TOP TEN FROM SURVEY
- St. Louis Cardinals, World Series Champions
- Justin Verlander, AL Cy Young and MVP Winner
- Game 162 collapse of the Red Sox and Braves.
- Game 6 World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers
- Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit
- Ryan Braun’s Drug Test
- Jim Thome’s 600th Home Run
- Shannon Stone Fatal Fall at Rangers Stadium
- Mariano Rivera all time saves leader
- Bryan Stow beating at Dodger Stadium Continue reading
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