Hall of Fame
Barry Lamar Bonds was born 50 years ago, and has since crushed more homers than anyone ever to put on a pair of spikes. The San Francisco Giants legend has achieved just about everything a pro can hope for in baseball, including surpassing the bar set by his all-star dad. But what’s missing from a trophy case of a 22 year career that includes 8 Gold Gloves, 12 Silver Slugger selections, and 7 Most Valuable Player Trophies? Here are our picks for gifts that would be appreciated by the birthday boy:
Some athletes never make the Hall of Fame for their sport, even though they should. Here are the top 5.
Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel & Cat Stevens were among the other 2014 inductees…
Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock `n’ roll stars…
The “Glee” star and rapper has canceled plans for a wedding…
Guard Mitch Richmond, who spent the bulk of his career in Northern California, was voted in Monday, joining Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis, who was among several candidates already selected by committees.
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.