December 06, 2016

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

The updated Negro Leagues Database has gone live. Here is their post about the changes/updates.

Satchel Paige

Cool Papa Bell

Josh Gibson (look at those numbers!)

Oscar Charleston

Buck O'Neill

posted by grum@work at 02:09 PM on December 06, 2016

The BBWAA passed a measure today mandating that all Hall of Fame ballots be public starting in 2018. It remains voluntary for this election

It remains to be seen if this will deter someone with some sort of axe to grind from stiffing an otherwise deserving candidate. This is not necessarily to say that one should always vote for the orthodox picks, but the electors should be held to make a valid case for their vote.

posted by Howard_T at 05:29 PM on December 06, 2016

The Curse of the 1994 Heisman Trophy has now run its course.

Third place finalist Steve McNair was shot dead seven years ago.

Second place finalist Ki-Jana Carter had a pro career that was completely steamrolled by a series of major injuries, starting with an ACL tear on his third carry from scrimmage in his first rookie preseason game.

1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead in a Boulder Colorado park last night.

posted by beaverboard at 08:25 PM on December 06, 2016

The Curse of the 1994 Heisman Trophy has now run its course.

That is eerie. Why is the theme from "The Twilight Zone" playing in my head?

do-do-di-do do-do-di-do...

posted by Howard_T at 09:42 PM on December 06, 2016

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