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The Modern Era Hall Panel Whiffs on Ted Simmons

Ted Simmons needed 12 votes to be inducted and he got 11. He played fewer seasons than Carlton Fisk and had more RBI and was a better hitter. He didn’t have the power and Fisk was better behind the plate but Simmons has a place in baseball history. The eight-time All-Star

Old Time Baseball: Ball Parks

With the 2016 World Series thrills and hoopla, magical moments and time out for fatigue all but behind us, a flashback to a more primitive, more basic and in some ways more appealing national game pays dividends.