Latest Jim Leyland News

Adrian Beltré to have Rangers logo on baseball Hall of Fame plaque. No team emblem for Jim Leyland

Feb. 02, 2024 14:05 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Adrián Beltré will have a Texas Rangers' logo on his baseball Hall of Fame plaque and Jim Leyland will not have any team emblem. The hall made the announcement Friday, 10 days after Beltré was elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America....

Rockies great Todd Helton still getting used to Hall of Fame selection

Jan. 27, 2024 22:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Todd Helton never thought he was going to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Right until he was selected for Cooperstown. Days after Helton was elected to the Hall by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, the slugging first baseman is still getting used to the idea....

Adrian Beltré, Todd Helton and Joe Mauer elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Jan. 23, 2024 22:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Helton thought back to when he was a kid being coached by his father, Jerry, a minor league catcher in the 1960s. "When I would go 1 for 3 — and it's a bad day when you’re young — he'd say 1 for 3 gets you into the Hall of Fame,” Helton said. ...

Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton on track for Hall of Fame election; Billy Wagner close

Jan. 22, 2024 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton appeared on track to gain entry to baseball's Hall of Fame when results are announced Tuesday, while Billy Wagner was likely to be right around the needed 75% threshold and Gary Sheffield was projected to fall short. Just...

Jim Leyland touched by text messages from players he cut who never reached big leagues

Dec. 04, 2023 17:25 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Of the 294 text messages Jim Leyland received in the hours after his election to the Hall of Fame, the ones that touched him most were from former minor leaguers. “Guys that never made it. Guys that you had to tell them their career was over. That's not...

Jim Leyland elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, becomes 23rd manager in Cooperstown

Dec. 03, 2023 21:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Leyland left his living room in Thornburg, Pennsylvania, and had gone upstairs to lie down, convinced the call to Cooperstown wasn't coming. “They had told us it would be between 6:30 and 7:15,” he said, “but I thought when I didn't get it by a...

Jim Leyland, who won 1,769 games and a World Series over 22 seasons as a manager, elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Dec. 03, 2023 19:43 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jim Leyland, who won 1,769 games and a World Series over 22 seasons as a manager, elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.