Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Baseball Writers Association of America announce that no player was elected to the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. St. Louis and Missouri are home to several Hall of Fame baseball players. And Florissant even has a few that call the city home.
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to vote in a player to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to the BWAA's website, a winning candidate did not emerge from the Hall of Fame balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and verified by Ernst & Young. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of the voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained mention on the required 75 percent for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Who would get in—better yet, who would be left out from this class—has been the subject of debate for years. Among those eligible for the first time: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Craig …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Giants beat the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 to end the Redbirds' 2012 season.
There will be no World Series in St. Louis this season. There will be no parade down Market Street, no 12th world championship and no rematch of the 2006 Fall Classic. Monday night in San Francisco the Cardinals hopes of a repeat of 2011 were ended at the hands of the Giants. Just like in 1996, the Cardinals, with a new manager, had a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship series. And, just like in '96, the Cards failed to get win No. 4, losing in Game 7 in a blowout. The Cardinals were done in by a series of miscues and the inability to get a big basehit. But, credit the San Francisco, the Giants had to play perfect to come back and did just that. The loss in California closes the book on an interesting season for the Cardinals…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tweet #freeseplease and let's get our World Series MVP a spot on the all star team.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Jack Buck's death. What is your favorite memory of the Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster?
Seemingly everybody in St. Louis—baseball fan or not—has a great memory of Jack Buck, the legendary St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster. Whether it was a candid moment on the streets outside Busch Stadium or a famous play-by-play call heard around the country, Jack Buck touched so many lives that he is considered St. Louis royalty. Here's a tribute Bob Costas, a St. Louis-native, left for Jack Buck in the book "Remembering Jack Buck: Wonderful Stories Celebrating The Life Of A Broadcasting Legend": "Jack had a presence in the life of anyone who was around St. Louis for any period of time. There were highlights—Ozzie Smith's home run, Jack Clark's home run, and the reading of the poem when baseball returned after the September 11 tragedy. …
Friday, August 5, 2011
This week, we're asking you to answer questions about this week's special election and your baseball knowledge.
Our weekly quiz features questions from stories that we posted Monday through Thursday, as well as a trivia question about our community. KEEP IN MIND: Here's this week's quiz:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Area St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association team the American National Eagles plays home games at the Hazelwood Sports Complex and draws Florissant area players.
There was once a time around St. Louis when American Legion baseball was the standard for summer action on the diamond. With the rise of traveling “select” teams over the past decade, Legion baseball has lost some of its luster. Despite these select teams drawing more and more players, often for a hefty fee, one organization that remains as strong as ever is the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association. “The talent level is as high as it’s ever been,” said Bill Becher, the director and head coach of both the American National Eagles 17- and 18-and-under teams. “It’s just spread around over more teams.” The Eagles, a team that calls the Hazelwood Sports Complex home field, draws players from the Hazelwood, McCluer, Parkway North, Ritenour and…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lance Jeffries tells "Patch" how he first learned he was a 10th round draft pick and what it means to him.
The reality of the situation has not yet hit home with recent McCluer High School graduate Lance Jeffries. Just the other day, Jeffries said, he was in his living room listening to the Major League draft on the Internet. When it was the hometown Cardinals' turn to pick in the 10th round, his name was heard loud and clear over the information super highway. "We were all going crazy in the house, everybody," said Jeffries, now signed and working out in the Cards minor league complex in Jupiter, FL. "It was very exciting and mind blowing. I think it was the happiest day of my life so far." The past several weeks have been a blur for Jeffries. He finished his final season in the Suburban North Conference in style. Jeffries was named the Player…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Baseball, soccer and track and field kept us busy, but each provided for an exciting season.
As schools wind down their final days, it’s been a busy season for our prep sports teams. Soccer, track and field and baseball all had their ups and downs this season and in the postseason. Before we get caught up in summer sports, let’s look back on the spring sports season and prepare to look ahead to the return of prep sports in the fall.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Florissant area leagues give kids a great opportunity to get out and play.
It was a long winter, but finally the spring flowers are out, and it's time to play ball. One thing that attracted my family to Florissant when we were looking for our first house was the City of Florissant's parks system. With a great variety of small, neighborhood parks and larger community-style parks, Florissant has room to play for just about anyone. This summer, I am especially thankful for all the ballfields and open areas for my son to practice for his first year of baseball. I'd love to say I am not "one of those mom's," but my husband and I had been counting down the days until he was old enough to play on an organized team. Not because we are living vicariously through our son, but because he absolutely loves to play. He would …
Friday, May 20, 2011
With the help of pitcher Jonathan Harris, the Hawks defeat Hazelwood West for the district title.
Hazelwood Central junior right-hander Jonathan Harris has a way of rising to the occasion in big games. Such was the case again on Thursday afternoon. Harris threw a nifty four-hitter and also drove in a run to propel the Hawks to a 2-1 win over Hazelwood West in the championship game of the Class 4, District 6 Tournament at Hazelwood West High. Central, which rode the arm of Harris to the district crown last spring as well, helped erase the memory of an inconsistent regular campaign with its most impressive performance so far this season. The top-seeded Hawks (12-10) advance to face St. Louis University High (23-0) in a sectional game Tuesday at SLUH, which is ranked fifth in the nation according to a recent poll in USA Today. The 6-foot…