HOF Profile: Tom Glavine

Throughout the 1990s the Atlanta Braves were one of the best teams in baseball and they are still considered one of the best teams assembled. It would all start in 1990 when the Braves moved Bobby Cox from the executive box to the dugout as the team’s manager. The move coincided with a number of other major moves for the team as well.

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HOF Profile: Greg Maddux

The MLB is a constant battle between pitchers and batters or offence and defence and the players who can tip the scales in that battle are few and far between. The teams are always looking to find those players with the additions of only a few meaning the difference between sitting out of the playoffs and winning the World Series. That is especially true for pitchers as teams look for a number of pitchers to help create a great rotation.

HOF Profile: Frank Thomas

The 1990s were one of the biggest offensive eras in the MLB with more offence than the league had ever seen before. Home runs were being hit at a record pace and records were being broken almost every season. Then it all came crashing down with the BALCO Scandal and the Mitchell Report that exposed rampant steroid use throughout the league. Some of the biggest stars in the game during the 1990s were connected to these scandals putting the offensive era in baseball under a cloud.

HOF Profile: Bobby Cox

Being a coach or a manager is a unique challenge in sports as they are given the responsibility of motivating a group of individuals to play together. It can be tougher for baseball managers who make decisions that can instantly lose a game. One pitching change or defensive shift can mean the difference between a win and a loss as the managers need to walk the fine line between making the right call and the wrong call.

HOF Profile: Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa would begin his career as a player much like the rest of the managers who have had some success in the MLB. Unlike his fellow hall of famer, Joe Torre, La Russa would never see the major league success that some managers did as he would only enjoy a 10-year career and would never see any accolades come his way. The end of his playing career was not the end of his time in baseball.

HOF Profile: Joe Torre

The saying goes “Those who can’t do, teach” and that can be the case many times in sports. The greatest players don’t always make the best coaches but sometimes those players that fly under the radar can have amazing careers on the bench. Then there are the people like Joe Torre who wasn’t an all-time great players in the MLB but was not a player that spent time in and out of the minor leagues.

MLB Week in Review (July 27-August 2)

This past week the tradition would continue as fans flocked to Cooperstown to see the legends that created the MLB. The Baseball Hall of Fame is a celebration of what the MLB treasures most, their history. It is a place where the best and worst of the league are displayed, still waiting for the steroid era display, for all to find out how the league became what it is today.

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