Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens on Contemporary Era ballot for baseball Hall of Fame
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are the marquee names who will appear on the Contemporary Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame announces eight-player Contemporary Baseball Era Committee ballothttps://t.co/k9jMTE8zZE pic.twitter.com/drFzbSaI8Z — National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) November 7, 2022The 16-member committee will vote on Dec. 4, and any candidate receiving 75% of the votes cast will earn election to Cooperstown. Bonds, Clemens and Schilling were unable to gain election to the Hall in their 10th and final year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot this past year, according to The Athletic. Sammy Sosa also made his 10th and final appearance on the baseball writers’ ballot, ESPN reported. An election for candidates from the Contemporary Baseball Era ballot occurs every three years.wftv.com
Yankees star Aaron Judge surpasses Roger Maris with 62nd homer, logging greatest MLB power season since steroid era
The New York Yankees superstar surpassed Roger Maris with his 62nd homer of 2022, a leadoff blast against the Texas Rangers in the penultimate game of the season. Just hit one 465 feet — way, way over the wall. pic.twitter.com/GKq72l8HQZ — New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2022Shortest: Hitting this many homers in one year requires at least a few borderline fly balls to go your way. 453 ft for Homer 48 👨⚖️ pic.twitter.com/QrhyxISLlo — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 24, 2022His 48th home run of the season left the park at an eye-watering 115.9 mph. pic.twitter.com/FHWrERduEV — New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 11, 2022It was your classic backyard baseball fantasy: The Yankees were down two with two men on in the bottom of the ninth.wftv.com
Maris Jr: Bonds, McGwire illegitimate, Judge to be HR king
“I mean, that’s really who he is if he hits 62, and I think that’s what needs to happen. Maris' mark stood until McGwire hit 70 for St. Louis in 1998, and that was topped by Barry Bonds' 73 for San Francisco in 2001. The younger Maris and some of his relatives were in St. Louis when McGwire hit his 62nd in 1998. Asked Wednesday whether he considers McGwire and Bonds home run totals to be illegitimate, Maris answered yes. That’s where you want it to happen, that’s where I want it to happen.wftv.com
Aaron Judge hits 61st home run to tie Roger Maris' vaunted Yankees, AL record
The New York Yankees superstar reached a magical number with homer No. pic.twitter.com/GKq72l8HQZ — New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2022Shortest: Hitting this many homers in one year requires at least a few borderline fly balls to go your way. 453 ft for Homer 48 👨⚖️ pic.twitter.com/QrhyxISLlo — New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 24, 2022His 48th home run of the season left the park at an eye-watering 115.9 mph. pic.twitter.com/FHWrERduEV — New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 11, 2022It was your classic backyard baseball fantasy: The Yankees were down two with two men on in the bottom of the ninth. While the Yankees season as a whole has cooled off recently, Judge is still barreling toward a monster payday.wftv.com
Aaron Judge reaches 60 homers, stands just one blast away from matching Roger Maris' famous Yankees and AL record
Aaron Judge pushed into truly elite home run territory with his 60th blast Tuesday night, hitting a solo shot to lead off the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's now just one deep ball shy of tying fellow New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris' American League record for homers in a season, 61. What home run records are Aaron Judge chasing? Kevin Maris, Roger's second son, told New York Magazine that he would be "excited" for Aaron Judge if he eclipses his father's legendary 1961 season. While the Yankees season as a whole has cooled off recently, Judge is still barreling toward a monster payday.wftv.com
As Judge approaches milestone, what counts more: 61 or 73?
To some, Aaron Judge’s season has a special sheen because he appears to be Mr. Clean. “To me, the holder of the record for home runs in a season is Roger Maris,” author George Will said. Bonds' 73 and other Steroids Era peaks are viewed by critics as phantoms, totals as inflated as the biceps of those bulked up hitters.news.yahoo.com
Mookie Betts ties MLB mark with 6th career 3-homer game
Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts hits his third home run of a baseball game during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES Mookie Betts hit three home runs Thursday night for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record held by Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize. With a chance to tie the big league mark of four home runs in one game, Betts reached on an infield single in the seventh. Betts batted in the leadoff spot, where manager Dave Roberts has been reluctant to lock him in. The 2018 AL MVP said when he was acquired from Boston in a blockbuster trade during the offseason that he thought he'd be hitting leadoff with Los Angeles.
Betts ties MLB mark with 3 of Dodgers' 6 HRs in rout of Pads
With a chance to tie the big league mark of four home runs in one game, Betts reached on an infield single in the seventh. Betts was hit by a pitch and scored on Corey Seager's two-run shot to right on an 0-2 pitch from Chris Paddack (2-2). Betts connected on a two-run shot to left field with two outs in the second for a 5-2 lead. Austin Barnes and Betts went deep back-to-back in the fourth, extending the Dodgers' lead to 9-2. Barnes' two-run shot landed in the left-field pavilion and Betts followed with a solo shot to the same area.
Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'
The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. ABC averaged 3.9 million viewers, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 900,000 and the CW had 660,000. Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 3.39 million viewers. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening newscasts with an average of 10 million viewers last week. NBC's Nightly News had 8.8 million viewers and the CBS Evening News had 6 million.