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Baseball's Best @150 Book
Comprehensive guide to the best players, pitchers, and fielders in baseball history at the 150th Anniversary of the Major Leagues (1871-2020) for the baseball fan. Includes the Top 500 batters, Top 250 pitchers, and the Top 150 Fielders at every position through the history of the sport, and the Top Seasons of All-Time and team.
Two Elected to Hall of Fame in 2020, One More With Veterans Ballot
January 21, 2020 - It was no surprise when Derek Jeter was elected on the first ballot to the Baseball Hall of Fame, although some thought he should be unanimous. Jeter fell one vote short. A somewhat surprise was that Jeter will be accompanied in 2020 by Larry Walker. One more player will be on stage this summer to join them from the Recent Player Veterans Ballot, catcher Ted Simmons.
How Did the Vote Go for Those Inducted: Derek Jeter 99.7%, Larry Walker 76.6%. 75% is needed for election.
How Did Others Do Who Remain on the Ballot: Curt Schilling 70.0%, Roger Clemens 61.0%, Barry Bonds 60.7%, Omar Vizquel 52.6%, Scott Rolen 35.3%, Billy Wagner 31.7%, Gary Sheffield 30.5%, Todd Helton 29.2%, Manny Ramirez 28.2%, Jeff Kent 27.5%, Andruw Jones 19.4%, Sammy Sosa 13.9%, Andy Pettite 11.3%, Bobby Abreu 5.5%.
All those who did not get five percent of the vote are removed from the ballot next year.
Baseball Stat Spotlight
This month we're focusing on the best seasons ever by the NL West Champions Los Angeles, and before that, Brooklyn Dodgers. Click on over and check it out.
Best Fielders Ever
New on Site! Best Career Fielders by Position and by Franchise!Best Fielding Index
Best Ever Lists
Best Pitching Seasons Ever
Best Relief Pitching Seasons Ever
Best Batting Seasons Ever
Best Batting Careers Ever
Best Pitching Careers Ever
Best Fielding Careers Ever By Position
Best Seasons Ever By Team
Best Careers Ever By Team
Best Fielding Careers Ever By Team/Position
Best Teams Ever
Baseball History Notes
Baseball History Fact
April 4, 1871 - The first professional baseball league, the National Association, debuts with a game between the Cleveland Forest Citys and the Fort Wayne Kekiongas. Fort Wayne won the initial official game 2 to 0.
What else happened that year? January 17, 1871 - Andrew Smith Hallidie patents an improvement in endless wire and rope ways for cable cars. And on November 17, 1871 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the State of New York.
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