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

...Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-24/ex-brave-john-smoltz-amo
Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

...earned the pitching prize for the second year in a row, getting all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Wednesday."Pretty cool," Kershaw said after the MLB Network telecast.Johnny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-12/clayton-kershaw-corey-kl
Orioles' Buck Showalter, Nationals' Matt Williams named managers of the year

...skipper with Washington.Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He's established a unique pattern of winning once a decade following victories with the New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-11/orioles-buck-showalter-n
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout are MVPs

...throwing a no-hitter.Kershaw got 18 of 30 first-place votes and 355 points in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He drew nine second-place votes, one third and pair of fourths."To be a pitcher and win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-13/dodgers-clayton-kershaw-
Jose Abreu, Jacob deGrom earn Rookie of the Year honors

...with 36 and fifth in RBI with 107.Abreu received all 30 first place votes for 150 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker was second with 40 points, followed by New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-10/jose-abreu-jacob-degrom-
Eligibility is cut to 10 years for Baseball Hall of Fame

...shunned so far along with other Steroids Era stars, can be considered up to eight more times each by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, dropped from 37.6 percent to 35.4 last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/eligibility-cut-10-years
Bud Selig hints that Pete Rose could have role in All-Star Game in Cincinnati

...That will be up to the Cincinnati club, and they know what they can do and can't do," Selig told the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. "It's sort of been subjective. But they've done some things with Pete, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/bud-selig-hints-pete-ros
MLB says it didn't know about A-Rod exemption

...baseball's drug program."We did not know about it at the time," Selig said Tuesday during the meeting with the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "These independent people made a judgment. History proved them I guess it turned out to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/mlb-says-it-didnt-know-a
Major League Baseball Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 labor talks

...the minor leagues, declined in the majors," Clark said during a question-and-answer session with the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "Our hope is that we continue to educate guys on that the damage that dipping can do, that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/major-league-baseball-pl
Frank Thomas thrilled to go into hall of fame

...was picked by a select 16-member committee.It marked just the second time in 42 years that members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America failed to elect anyone. Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens - all linked to steroids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/frank-thomas-thrilled-go