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2001 Hall of Fame Inductions
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Maz of the moment
Bill Mazeroski, famous for hitting one of the most thrilling homers in World Series history, provided the most poignant part of the 2001 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Winfield tips cap to 'heroes'

In his induction speech, Dave Winfield acknowledged the baseball pioneers who proceeded him -- and made amends with a former Boss.
A day of emotion -- and inclusion's Jonathan Mayo says Cooperstown provided the perfect setting for a celebration of all that's good about the game.

Hall of Fame revamps Veterans Committee

The Baseball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors announced Monday that there will be a major overhaul in the structure and process of the Veterans Committee and its procedures for election.

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Throughout his colorful, 22-year career, mighty Dave Winfield kept that dramatic tension of a celebrity athlete without ever uncoiling. More>>


Sure, Kirby Puckett put up Hall of Fame numbers. But he's a first-ballot inductee because of the way he played -- and helped promote -- the game. More>>


Forget that famous World Series homer; Pirates great Bill Mazeroski is entering the Hall because of his dominant defense at second base. More>>


Hilton Smith didn't seek the headlines like his friend and colleague Satchel Paige. But the humble, right-handed hurler was nearly as dominant. More>>

  Buck O'Neil on Smith

More stories
Winfield, Puckett and Mazeroski feel like 'rookies' again
A trio of Series heroes
O'Neil: Smith was Clemens of his era
Inductions have provided plenty of memorable moments
Mazeroski: I'm proud to be 'defensive'
Winfield: I chose to 'reward' Padres

HOF Weekend
Aug. 4-6, 2001

8/4 - Auburn Doubledays vs. Oneonta Tigers, Doubleday Field, 2 p.m.

8/5 - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Clark Sports Center, TV: ESPN Classic, 1:30 p.m.

8/6 - Legends of Baseball Roundtable, TV: ESPN, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hall of Fame Game, Doubleday Field, Brewers vs. Marlins, 2 p.m.

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