McGwire Comes Up Short In HOF Voting

The Cardinals will not be sending any inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Former Cards slugger Mark McGwire saw his voting total dip for the fifth consecutive year. McGwire hit 220 of his 583 career home runs in his five years with the Cardinals and later served as the team's hitting coach. His support for the Hall has waned, however, since admitting to steroid use. McGwire did receive enough votes to remain on the ballot for at least a ninth year.

One year after no one was voted in, the National Baseball Hall of Fame
announced the election of three players on Wednesday. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine
and Frank Thomas all got in on their first appearance on the ballot, marking
the first time since 1999 that three first-ballot nominees were selected.
Maddux was the leader with 555 votes, which represented 97.2 percent of the
vote. Glavine received 525 votes (91.9 percent) and Thomas 478 (83.7). Craig
Biggio missed the 75-percent cutoff by two votes, tying Nellie Fox in 1985 and
Pie Traynor in 1947 for the smallest margin in balloting history. Also falling
short was right-hander Jack Morris, who received 351 votes (61.5) in his final
year on the ballot and will be eligible for the Expansion Era Committee
consideration in the fall of 2016.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 7 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 38 min ago

Marcus Murphy ran for two touchdowns to help his team get the lead, and Maty Mauk threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes to seal the win as No. 19/20 Missouri won its fifth straight game, a 29-21 victory over Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. The win was the school-record 10th consective on the road for the Tigers (9-2, 6-1 SEC), which broke the mark first establish from 1978-80.