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When Tom Seaver was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992, he was named on 425 of 430 ballots or 98.84 percent, which is the highest percentage any Hall of Famer has ever received. The second highest percentage goes to Nolan Ryan who was named on 491 of 497 ballots or 98.79 percent in [...]

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Red Sox right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka today threw his first bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, according to Kyodo News. Matsuzaka threw 21 pitches, including 10 with the catcher squatting behind the plate, during a workout off the mound in Fort Myers. “Today is like a warm up,” Matsuzaka told Kyodo News. [...]

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Boston has offered starter Edwin Jackson a one-year deal in the $5 to $6 million range, according to The Boston Globe. Jackson, who is a Scott Boras client, reportedly is seeking twice the money offered to him by the Red Sox. The 28-year-old Jackson went 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA in 32 games, 31 starts, [...]

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Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who hit 755 career home runs, posted a .305 career average and holds the all-time record for career RBIs (2,297), actually finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He played 137 games for the Brewers in 1975 and 85 games for them in 1976 before retiring. Atlanta traded Aaron to [...]

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Former Red Sox and current Tigers DH/catcher Victor Martinez underwent microfracture surgery and repairs to both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee on Friday. Dr. Richard Steadman performed the surgery. All the injuries occurred when Martinez suffered a torn ACL during offseason conditioning earlier this month. Steadman is optimistic Martinez will be [...]

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Who the heck would be open to signing Manny Ramirez, who doesn’t hustle, certainly can’t hit like he once did in his prime and has been suspended twice for performance enhancing drugs? The Athletics, for some reason, are. “We’re open to it,” said Oakland assistant general manager David Forst, according to The Associated Press. “We do have [...]

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Free agent Tim Wakefield hopes that the Boston Red Sox will make an offer, but he told Florida Today that he has received interest from multiple organizations. “There have been a number of clubs who have called, who have an interest in signing me but I’m kind of just weighing my options right now,” Wakefield [...]

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