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How Newsday's writers cast their Hall of Fame ballots

Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, right,

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As 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Newsday's David Lennon, Mark Herrmann, Bob Herzog and Steven Marcus were eligible to vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. Here's how each one voted, with their explanation of why they voted the way they did.

 

DAVID LENNON

Voted for: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Jack...

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Yankees claim Russ Canzler off waivers

Cleveland Indians infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler hits a single

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The Yankees have claimed infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

In 29 games in the big leagues, Canzler has hit .271 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. The 26-year-old righthanded hitter signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2004 after being drafted in the 30th round of that year's amateur draft.

Canzler has bounced around throughout his career. He signed...

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Oh goodie, Pete Rose's reality show is almost here

Pete Rose takes part in a ceremony celebrating

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These days, it seems that if any formerly famous person picks up a phone and calls a television producer, they can have a reality show on television by the end of the day.

On deck is Pete Rose, the all-time hit king of Major League Baseball who remains out of the Hall of Fame for betting on the Cincinnati Reds while has was managing . . . the Cincinnati Reds.

His show, cutely titled...

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Mets sign OF Andrew Brown

Colorado Rockies' Andrew Brown celebrates with teammates in

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The Mets on Wednesday announced the signing of power-hitting outfielder Andrew Brown to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Brown, 28, had appeared in the majors in 2011 with the Cardinals and last year with the Rockies. In 2012, the righthanded hitter batted .232 with five home runs and 11 RBIs in 46 games for Colorado. He was also a Pacific Coast League All-Star...

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