The heroics of Carlos Beltran in the month of October are nothing new. However, in last night’s game one of the National League Championship Series, he had his signature effort as a Cardinal during the season’s final month.
For the second consecutive year, the Hall Of Fame ballot will be looked at, player by player, right here on i70baseball.
One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis.
The only good thing about the Cardinals’ 1-4 trip is they returned home still in first place in the National League Central Division, albeit only a half game ahead of Cincinnati.
In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is the third year the organization has conducted this survey of the membership.
Examining the 2012 Hall Of Fame ballot and Don Mattingly’s career.
David Freese recounted in a radio interview on Thursday, “I’m glad I was sitting down when he told us.”.
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I-70 Baseball has representatives in the Royals and Cardinals chapters of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Today, the BBA announces the results of their Hall Of Fame voting.