DENVER — There’s delightful irony to Larry Walker’s sudden, enlightened leap from Hall of Fame dreamer to on-the-doorstep candidate.At the risk of jinxing it, Walker very well could become the first Rockies player to enter the Hall of Fame — and in describing the possibility as "surreal," he said this was never part of his plan.“It was playing in the Stanley Cup finals, not on a Hall of Fame ballot,” said Walker, a hockey player as a kid growing up in British Columbia.And there’s irony to how Walker has ascended on voters’ lists. Credit this one to baseball analytics. While the old guard downplays the numbers game, here's a member that could benefit from more information and clearer context. Walker went from earning 34.1 percent of the vote in 2018 to 54.6 percent of the vote in 2019. (Seventy-five percent gets you in.)What’s with his jump to the doorstep?The Rockies’ recent success can’t hurt, shining a positive light … [Read more...] about Blog: Hooray, Roy Halladay! Next to Cooperstown, Larry Walker? “Surreal,” he says.
Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner from Colorado who emerged as one of the greatest pitchers of his generation, has been selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The right-hander received 85.4 percent of the vote in his first year on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot, well above the 75 percent election threshold. When officially inducted July 21, he’ll become the second Coloradan in Cooperstown, joining relief pitcher Goose Gossage. Joining Halladay in Cooperstown as part of the 2019 class will be Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera. Halladay, who starred at Arvada West and pitched 16 seasons in the major leagues, died in November 2017 at age 40 in the crash of a plane he was piloting. In the wake of his tragic death and the resounding Hall call, his local legacy now becomes more magnified. “Roy’s induction means a tremendous amount to Colorado baseball, and to the state in general,” said longtime Cherry Creek High School coach Marc … [Read more...] about Roy Halladay elected to Hall of Fame, where the late, dominant right-hander will be second Coloradan in Cooperstown
By Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle Published 5:50 pm CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 PHOTOS: A look at Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame induction Roy Oswalt is congratulated by Lance Berkman after defeating the Pirates. PHOTOS: A look at Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame induction Roy Oswalt is congratulated by Lance Berkman after defeating the Pirates. Photo: Eric Kayne, Chronicle Photo: Eric Kayne, Chronicle Image 1 of / 105 Caption Close Image 1 of 105 PHOTOS: A look at Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame induction Roy Oswalt is congratulated by Lance Berkman after defeating the Pirates. PHOTOS: A look at Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame induction Roy Oswalt is congratulated by Lance Berkman after defeating the Pirates. Photo: Eric … [Read more...] about Astros’ Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman fall off Hall of Fame ballot
Four new Hall of Famers are headed to Cooperstown, including the first ever unanimous choice.Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, with Rivera becoming the first-ever player to get 100 percent of the vote.The results of this year’s vote were announced Tuesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Seventy-five percent of the vote is needed for immortalization in Cooperstown, and this year’s electees zoomed past that total.Mariano Rivera, the legendary ex-New York Yankees closer, reached the hallowed 100-percent mark, beating Ken Griffey Jr.’s record of 99.32 percent. Griffey missed just three ballots in 2016. 22 PHOTOS Mariano Rivera through the years See Gallery Mariano Rivera through the years NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks out of the bullpen before the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on … [Read more...] about Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina elected to Hall of Fame
PUBLISHED: 14:20 13 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:20 13 January 2019 Christine Cunningham Malaki Morgan, 31, targeted Roys of Wroxham over a period of months in 2016. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Norfolk Constabulary Two men who defrauded Roys of Wroxham out of around £14,000 have been ordered to pay back more than £1,500 in compensation. Malaki Morgan, 31, and Elijah Adeoye, 32, targeted the family-run chain throughout Norfolk, over a period of months in 2016, in what Norwich Crown Court heard was a “sophisticated fraud” using a credit card which only required a signature and no pin number.Morgan, who is currently a serving prisoner and Adeoye, from Uckfield Road, Enfield, both admitted fraud charges and were sentenced in August, last year, but found themselves back in court for a confiscation hearing to claw back some of the cash they took from the Roys stores.Richard Kelly, prosecuting, said that Morgan had made £11,165 from the … [Read more...] about Men who carried out fraud targeting Roys of Wroxham ordered to pay back £1,500