The Kirkwood Call

The perfect Hall of Fame ballot

The plaques from the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 hang on the walls of the Hall of Fame. Photos courtesy of Google under the creative commons license.

Daniel Tobias, sports writer

January 20, 2020

January’s frigid weather and the fading memories of last year’s World Series make baseball season feel hopelessly distant. Yet even if there are no blockbuster trades, baseball fans can still find some warmth in the frozen desert of the off-season when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revea...

2019 St. Louis Cardinals preview

The Cardinals’ dominance for the past decade and a half led fans to both surprise and disappointment when the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season in 2018. Yeah, 88 wins leaves a lot to be desired.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

March 12, 2019

With the best Cardinals first baseman since Pujols and the best relief pitcher since Isringhausen, it’s a new era of baseball in St. Louis. Until 2018, the Birds on the Bat had not been excluded from the postseason three years in a row since the turn of the century. From 2004 to 2014, Cardinals fa...

Who’s in?

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the 2019 Hall of Fame class Jan. 22.

Daniel Tobias, social media staff

January 23, 2019

Every year, an authorized group of baseball writers chooses a maximum of 10 players they would like to see put into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the 2019 Hall of Fame class Jan. 22. This year’s ballot proves es...

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