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With precedent set, Smith awaits call: He seemed destined to be the one who threw open the Hall of Fame's doors for the influx of baseball's neo knights, the closers. That did not happen, but now that Bruce Sutter and Goose Gossage have done the honors, Lee Smith would be more than thrilled to follow his peers across the doorsill.
Rivera passes Smith on saves list: Mariano Rivera earned his 479th career save to surpass Lee Smith for sole possession of second place on baseball's all-time list on Monday night.
Sam Donnellon: Don't let steroids turn Cooperstown into Hall of Shame: RICH GOSSAGE, the only player elected to the Hall of Fame this year, will have the Cooperstown stage all to himself this July 27. No Jim Rice, whose impressive statistics again have, in the eyes of too many writers, fallen below some undefined Mendoza line for immortals. No Andre Dawson either, or Bert Blyleven, or Lee Smith.
Smith hopes to follow Sutter's lead: The career saves record had been viewed as the leading plank of Lee Smith's unsuccessful Hall campaigns, so it would be ironic for him to gain entry after having lost that distinction. Based on Bruce Sutter's recent induction, this could be Smith's year.
MLBPAA honors Roberts, Smith: Robin Roberts and Lee Smith were among several people who were honored for their accomplishments at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Legends for Youth Dinner at the New York Hilton Hotel on Friday night.
Hoffman finds his 500-save milestone uplifting: Trevor Hoffman considers his 500 career saves as not much more than a nice, round number that nobody else has. Getting mobbed by his teammates and then carried off the field, however, was pretty cool. Hoffman considered it the best possible salute when David Wells and Heath Bell hoisted him onto their broad shoulders Wednesday night after he earned his 500th save against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Hoffman took his usual low-key approach as he neared 500 saves. To him, the big save was No. 479 on Sept. 24, which broke Lee Smith'srecord of 478. "It just throws, in a sense, a number out t
Lee Smith in the Blog PenBaseball Library Vault of Lists: January 13, 2009 - Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice Enter the Hall of Fame:
Gene Carney: December 16, 2008 - A Pack of Cubs Meets a Gang of Tigers in Gene Carney's Sweet 16 Finals:
Gene Carney: December 10, 2008 - The Sweet Sixteen Hosts the National League Semi-Finals: Cubs vs. Phillies:
Gene Carney: November 4, 2008 - The Sweet 16 Continues With The Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:
Gene Carney: August 11, 2008 - Remembering Babe's House and Saving Lee Smith For Cooperstown:
Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
: April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
: March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
John Shiffert: October 15, 2007 - The Stark Truth Regarding the Career of Sandy Koufax:
John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
: May 29, 2007 - :
: May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
John Shiffert: February 23, 2007 - : Volume 5, #4; February 23, 2007