#The Baseball Hall Of Fame


Hall of Fame Connections: Olympic edition

In Hall of Fame Connections, a YouTube series produced by MLB Network and made possible by a grant from I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism, the latest episode focuses on how Jim Thorpe connects to Jackie Robinson. The series, driven by Camping World, looks at the Hall of...
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ICC Athletic Fields Now Named After Hall of Famer Jim Thome

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Jim Thome was only at Illinois Central College for a year but his name is forever on the school’s baseball and softball facilites. ICC formally dedicated its facilities in the name of the Baseball Hall of Famer on Wednesday. Thome played a season of baseball for the Cougars and was a freshman at ICC in 1988.
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Lakeshore Chinooks sold to group led by owners of Milwaukee Baseball Academy

BYB Sports Investment Group, which is led by David Casey and Todd Kolosso, the owners of Milwaukee Baseball Academy, announced today that they have purchased the Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball Club. The Lakeshore Chinooks play in the Northwoods League, which is a summer baseball league for college baseball players. The Chinooks...

(Baseball Player) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, who later took on the roles of manager and coach. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, all but the last for the New York Yankees. He was an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series championships as a player—more than any other player in MLB history. Berra had a career batting average of.285, while hitting 358 home runs and 1,430 runs batted in. He is one of only six players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was a native of St. Louis and signed with the Yankees in 1943 before serving in the United States Navy as a gunner's mate in the Normandy landings during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart.

BRACK: Computer chip shortage and a story about electricity

SEPT. 21, 2021 | Computer chips, we hear, are in short supply. It’s particularly hitting the auto industry hard, as some manufacturers have had to cut production because of a shortage of chips, including the Kia assembly plant in West Point, Ga. But last week we found other shortages, where...

‘No question’: Why Keith Hernandez deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

For those who aren’t well-versed in the team’s history or don’t watch their games on SNY, ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the 1986 Mets, Once Upon A Time In Queens, re-introduced many to Keith Hernandez — the slick-fielding, clutch-hitting first baseman who captained the Mets to that infamous World Series title 35 years ago.

FIRST-PERSON: A (unanimous) light shines brightly on church

We live in a divided culture and world. There’s no room for agreement or compromise. “I’m right and you’re wrong!” has become our calling card. The statesmen that made our government the greatest in the world are long gone. Reaching across the aisle today? Not unless you want your hand slapped.

Astoria Street Co-Named After Legendary Yankee “Whitey” Ford

A block in Astoria now bears the name of legendary, Astoria-raised Yankees player Whitey Ford. A stretch of 43rd Street between 34th and 35th Avenues was co-named “Edward Charles ‘Whitey’ Ford Way” at a ceremony hosted by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Saturday. The Yankees pitcher, who died nearly a...