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

4 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Legion Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from Washington Post 218. As a pitcher, Spencer is currently 7-0 with 36 strike outs and only four walks. He's given up seven runs, three earned over 43 innings and his ERA is .736. As a hitter, Spencer's average is .520 with 16 rbi's and 13 runs scored. In 44 official at bats, Spencer has struck out just five times with two walks.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 18 hours ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER