Hall of Fame

Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Tao of Barry Bonds

The greatest hitter in baseball would prefer if you did not besmirch…

 

Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., right, speaks to reporters before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings. (Eric Risberg/2015 AP)

Time right for DeBartolo in Hall

He says he doesn’t “want to get crazy about this,” but clearly,…

 

Barry Bonds is silhouetted against a mural of Hank Aaron on the outfield wall in Atlanta before a game between the Giants and the Braves on Aug. 14, 2007. (John Bazemore/AP)

Hall momentum for Bonds appalling

What am I missing? Barry Bonds cheated like a fiend, loading his…

 

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)

Rose’s reinstatement plea rejected by Manfred

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday…

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)
Former owner of the San Francisco 49ers and Pro Football Hall of Fame presenter for Charles Haley, Edward DeBartolo Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

CANTON — Edward DeBartolo Jr., who as owner of the 49ers helped…

Former owner of the San Francisco 49ers and Pro Football Hall of Fame presenter for Charles Haley, Edward DeBartolo Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)
Barry Bonds gives an interview prior to the Giants' game against the Washington Nationals in San Francisco on Thursday night. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bonds has ‘weight lifted off my shoulders’

Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts…

Barry Bonds gives an interview prior to the Giants' game against the Washington Nationals in San Francisco on Thursday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, Tim Brown, Bill Polian, Jerome Bettis and Ron Wolf, from left, take center stage Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015,after receiving their jackets in Canton, Ohio. Class member Junior Seau was honored posthumously. (Bob Rossiter/The Repository via AP)

Proud day for Bay at Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio — They may be the oddest couple in one market…

Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, Tim Brown, Bill Polian, Jerome Bettis and Ron Wolf, from left, take center stage Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015,after receiving their jackets in Canton, Ohio. Class member Junior Seau was honored posthumously. (Bob Rossiter/The Repository via AP)
Giants’ great Juan Marichal, right, holds the Dominican Republic flag while fellow countryman Pedro Martinez waves to the crowd on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Martinez, Marichal steal Hall of Fame show

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a…

Giants’ great Juan Marichal, right, holds the Dominican Republic flag while fellow countryman Pedro Martinez waves to the crowd on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Randy Johnson finds life in focus after Hall of Fame career

PHOENIX — With great enthusiasm, in great detail, Randy Johnson talks of…

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Ray Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people…

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Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for…

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

When it comes to baseball voters, it’s a Hall of Shame

Nobody in their right mind should be arguing against Greg Maddux, Tom…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

Greg Maddux not expected to be unanimous Hall of Fame selection

Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record Wednesday, though he won’t become…

AP File PhotoIn a league of his own: Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo makes a strong case for a Pro Football Hall of Fame bid with five championships under his belt.

Former 49ers owner again a candidate for Hall of Fame bid

Preliminary ballots for the Pro Football Hall of Fame are in the…

AP File PhotoIn a league of his own: Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo makes a strong case for a Pro Football Hall of Fame bid with five championships under his belt.
Courtesy PhotoBack to roots: On The Script’s new album “#3

Script, will.i.am enjoy ‘Hall of Fame’

Danny O’Donoghue hopes he doesn’t appear too calculating. But there was method…

Courtesy PhotoBack to roots: On The Script’s new album “#3

Quarterbacks headline Hall of Fame class

Nine athletes covering seven decades of competition in six sports from six…

Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame inductees named

Women’s professional tennis legend Billie Jean King, football stars Craig Morton and…