Hall of Fame
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.
Hall of Fame fullback Joe Perry, the first player with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and nicknamed “The Jet” for his speed, has died. He was 84.
VanDerveer should have quite a week ahead. Her top-seeded Cardinal (33-2) take on No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the national semifinals at the Final Four. She could also be named to the Naismith Hall of Fame on Monday night.
Bill Alhouse, a longtime assistant baseball coach at Stanford and a member of the college baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85.
Former University of San Francisco Don, Ollie Matson, a Hall of Fame running back who had a 14-year NFL career and won two medals at the 1952 Olympics, has died. He was 80.
Former Warriors stars Chris Mullin and Jamaal Wilkes and are among 12 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Stanford women’s coach Tara VanDerveer, was also nominated Friday in Los Angeles, where the NBA All-Star game will be played this weekend.
Hall of Fame voters seem intent to prevent the cloud of the “Steroids Era” from covering Cooperstown. That doesn’t bode well for former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, whose name will be on the ballot in two years.