Hall of Fame
The whole notion of “going out on top” sounds good, but it doesn’t happen often enough. Too many athletes, coaches, and managers stick around hoping for one more trip to the top of the hill–one that seldom comes.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
Former San Francisco Giant MVP Jeff Kent and fan favorite J.T. Snow are among 19 newcomers to be listed on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Celebrities, activists, designers, scientists and an athlete made up the seventh class inducted into the California Hall of Fame at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento Wednesday.
Goose Gossage, Al Kaline, Dennis Eckersley and others are in no rush to open the door to Cooperstown for anyone linked to steroids.
For just the eighth time in history, no player has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, following a vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations can block the former stars from reaching baseball’s shrine.
Six-time Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss is retiring, according to his agent.
Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, who led the Oakland A’s to two consecutive World Series titles, has died in Las Vegas.