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Ex-Brave John Smoltz among 17 newcomers on hall ballot.

...Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines.Johnson went 303-166, won five Cy Young Awards. The Big Unit struck out 4,875...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-24/ex-brave-john-smoltz-amo
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas elected to baseball hall of fame

...ballots after falling below the 5 percent threshold necessary to remain eligible. One voter submitted a blank ballot.Mike Piazza had 62.2 percent, up from 57.8 last year. Lee Smith dropped to 171 from 272 last year, his percentage falling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-08/greg-madduxtom-glavinean
Steroids Era is hardly over, at least off the field

...in his final try on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.Voters remained mostly split on sluggers Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens ? not even close.In reality, these broiling, never-ending debates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-08/steroids-era-hardly-over
Rare obstruction call causes stir

...plays ? Reggie Jackson turning his hip to get hit by a throw, Roger Clemens throwing part of a broken bat toward Mike Piazza, an out in the 1970 Series when the catcher missed the runner and the runner missed the plate.But no one had seen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-27/rare-obstruction-call-ca
Steroid Era stars face Hall of Fame Judgment Day

...be enshrined during a ceremony at Cooperstown on July 28.Also on the ballot for the first time are Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza, power hitters whose statistics have been questioned because of the Steroids Era, and Craig Biggio, 20th on the career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-01-08/steroid-era-stars-face-h
Bonds, Clemens and Sosa denied entry into Baseball Hall of Fame

...the 37 candidates with 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, 39 shy of election.Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza received 57.8 percent and Schilling 38.8.Jack Morris led holdovers with 67.7 percent. He will make his final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-01-09/bonds-clemens-and-sosa-d
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine on hall of fame ballot for first time

...on the ballot for the final time this year, was second with 67.7 percent, followed by Jeff Bagwell (59.6), Mike Piazza (57.8), Tim Raines (52.2), Lee Smith (47.8) and Curt Schilling (38.8).Making their first appearances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-26/greg-maddux-tom-glavine-
Yankees win first crown since 2000

...Steinbrenner's well-paid players hadn't soaked themselves in bubbly after the season since Bernie Williams gloved Mike Piazza's midnight flyout at Shea Stadium to win the 2000 Subway Series and cap the Yankees' third straight championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/05/bas_554604.shtml
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National League notes

...Field. The Hall of Fame right-hander is slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former New York catcher Mike Piazza when the Mets open their new ballpark Monday night with a game against San Diego. - Utilityman Marlon Anderson was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/12/bas_520103.shtml
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Candidates inspire Hall debates

...Rickey Henderson (2009), Roberto Alomar and Barry Larkin (2010), Jeff Bagwell (2011), and Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza (2013) as locks to make it to Cooperstown. No one is worthy in 2012, according to the magazine. I don't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/20/bas_466404.shtml
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