On ballot for final time, Tim Raines hopes for Baseball Hall of Fame entry

By Sean Farrell, The Associated Press

MONTREAL — The 1982 All-Star Game at Olympic Stadium was the first outside the United States, the host Montreal Expos giving the event a distinctive international flair.

As Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn looked on, center fielder Andre Dawson, catcher Gary Carter and left fielder Tim Raines were among five players wearing that tri-color hat of the hometown team.

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Theo Epstein on baseball, politics and what he may do next

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Ken Burns teases new ‘Baseball’ doc pegged to Cubs World Series win

With his new documentary “The Vietnam War” scheduled to premiere on PBS in September and multiple other films in the works, Ken Burns has a full plate. But he’s looking to add another project: an addendum to his 1994 series “Baseball,” pegged to the Chicago Cubs‘ 2016 World Series victory.

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Seven elected on ESPN’s 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

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The 10 players I’d elect to the Baseball Hall of Fame and those who would miss the cut

Here we are. The homestretch. We’ve been talking about the Baseball Hall of Fame for the past month-plus and now the big reveal comes on Wednesday of this week. BBWAA voters can vote for zero to 10 players on the ballot and now I’m here to write about who I’d have on my ballot. If you hate me or my fictional votes here, you can rest easy knowing that I’ve only been in the BBWAA for two years and you don’t get a Hall of Fame vote until having been in for 10 consecutive years. So my votes don’t count for another eight.

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Firemen and Closers

The 70’s weren’t a good time in America in many ways, though they were an extraordinary time for service pitchers. This was a age of Goose Gossage, Bruce Sutter, Al “The Mad Hungarian” Hraboski, and a dual biggest moustaches in baseball, Sparky Lyle and Rollie Fingers. They were famous as “firemen” behind then, since their pursuit was to put out fires. When a diversion was on a line, and it looked like a group was about to blow a lead, a fireman would come in and close it down.

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The Spike That Doomed Dallas

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Winter Warm-Up Digest Day 1 (Part 2)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — The Cardinals are behind in St. Louis for dual days of appearances, autographs and interviews. Though Saturday’s event was canceled, Sunday featured a march of players with copiousness to say. Here’s initial highlights from a second half of a day. Read partial 1 here. 

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Detroit Tigers Offseason Was Very Quiet

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Should Baseball HOF get ‘participation trophies’?

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