john smoltz

The Cy Young Award was introduced to Major League Baseball 56 years ago, honoring the best two pitchers in all of baseball, and named after one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
"You have time ... baseball is not a year-round sport."
If in fact PEDs do enhance performance what is the sum total of that impact when both pitcher and batter are using PEDs? Do they cancel each other out? Do PEDs contribute to foot speed making fielders more effective or causing an increase in infield hits and stolen bases?
Smoltz battled past those who would cite biased statistics with an injury comeback story and selflessness that can inspire any athlete.
Schilling has some good statistics and should eventually get in. But claiming an anti-Republican bias is just nothing more than a wild pitch, that won't help his case for Cooperstown.
Major League Baseball seems poised to admit its largest class into the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1936. Of those candidates for Cooperstown, fewer are generating as much debate as John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves.
The voting for the Hall of Fame is still hamstrung by a flawed electoral system, a backlog of good candidates and myriad steroid related problems, but the election of these three candidates is possibly a step in the right direction.