Andruw Jones’ HOF numbers of 2021 better than the previous year

Likely no one expected Andruw Jones to be voted into the Hall of Fame. But the Curaçao Kid's numbers improved compared to last year. For a long time it looked like the improvement would be close to 20% but eventually the improvement stuck on 14.5 %. Where Jones got 19.4% of the votes last year, …

Baseball related songs: “To the Veterans’ Committee” by the Baseball Project

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to another song by the Baseball Project: “To the Veterans’ Committee” In previous episodes we already paid attention to two other songs of the Baseball Project: "Satchel Paige said" and "1976." The Baseball Project was formed in 2007 by Peter Buck, Mike Mills (both R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey …

Mariano Rivera writes HOF history

Many expected it but it never was sure. Would former Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera make the 2019 Hall of Fame class unanimously? Tonight the long wait was over. Mo was introduced as the fourth player in the 2019 class, the first ever to appear on all sent in ballots. It remained a question if he …

The HOF voting from a different point of view: Andruw Jones stays on ballot

With Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the Walhalla of baseball adds four great players. But most important, from a Curaçao/ Dutch point of view is the fact that Andruw Jones stayed on the ballot. The outfielder who broke into the Majors with …

Will Gil Hodges finally be elected into the HOF?

Gil Hodges, the manager that guided the Mets to their very first World Series title during their miracle run of 1969 (sorry Cubs fans), will mostly be remembered as the first baseman of the Brooklyn Dodgers. With him the Dodgers won their only World Series as Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.           …

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