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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Congrats Baseball HOF Class of 2015

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant Henry F. Schroeder (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 14, 1900, at Carig, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

With 22 men defeated 400 insurgents, killing 36 and wounding 90.

Private Charles Schroeter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

Private Martin Schubert (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Virginia. His citation reads:

Relinquished a furlough granted for wounds, entered the battle, where he picked up the colors after several bearers had been killed or wounded, and carried them until himself again wounded.

I’m just sayin… would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The voters did a good job with this class… the only guy the left out who I feel strongly should have gotten in was Lee Smith (though I am a little sad that Don Mattingly didn’t get in). But I’m not here to talk about who didn’t get in this year, I’m here to talk about the guys who did make it.

In order of vote totals, the following players were elected:

Randy Johnson (Left-handed Pitcher):

Win–loss record

Earned run average


10× All-Star (1990, 1993–1995, 1997, 1999–2002, 2004)

World Series champion (2001)

5× Cy Young Award (1995, 1999–2002)

World Series MVP (2001)

Triple Crown (2002)

NL wins champion (2002)

4× ERA champion (1995, 1999, 2001, 2002)

9× Strikeout champion (1992–1995, 1999–2002, 2004)

Pitched a no-hitter on June 2, 1990

Pitched a perfect game on May 18, 2004

Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez (Right-handed Pitcher):

Win–loss record

Earned run average


8× All-Star (1996–2000, 2002, 2005, 2006)

World Series champion (2004)

3× Cy Young Award (1997, 1999, 2000)

Triple Crown (1999)

MLB All-Star Game MVP (1999)

AL wins champion (1999)

5× ERA champion (1997, 1999–2000, 2002–2003)

3× AL strikeout champion (1999–2000, 2002)

John Smoltz (Right-handed Pitcher):

Win–loss record

Earned run average



8× All-Star (1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007)

World Series champion (1995)

NL Cy Young Award (1996)

NLCS MVP (1992)

Silver Slugger Award (1997)

NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year (2002)

Roberto Clemente Award (2005)

Atlanta Braves #29 retired

Craig Biggio (Catcher/Second baseman/Outfielder):

Batting average


Home runs

Runs batted in

Stolen bases

7× All-Star (1991, 1992, 1994–1998)

4× Gold Glove Award (1994–1997)

5× Silver Slugger Award (1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998)

Roberto Clemente Award (2007)

Houston Astros #7 retired

These, in my opinion, are all great players who deserved to get into the HOF. I was worried the writers were going to be too stupid to agree with me. I believe (if Wikipedia can be believed… and I hope it can be, since that’s where I got the info above) that this class has the most players elected by the baseball writers since 1955. I’m glad the three pitchers got in on the first try because I feel it’s stupid to not vote for someone just because you don’t want them to be a “first ballot” hall of famer. Anyway, congrats to the Class of 2015!

Random I’m just sayin… Pictures

Daniel told The Wife he was ready to go on a bike ride...

Mary Ruth, Lucas, Susie and Daniel took a ride to the park...

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