Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:38:57 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:10:46 GMT
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
Hall of Fame:
The National Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Cooperstown, NY, consists of 297 elected members. This 297 includes 207 former major league players, 27 executives, 35 Negro leaguers, 19 managers and nine umpires. The Baseball Writers' Association of America has elected 112 candidates to the HOF while the Committees on managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players have chosen 159 candidates. The now-defunct "Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues" selected nine men between 1971-77 and the Special Committee on Negro Leagues in 2006, elected 17 Negro Leaguers. There are currently 65 living members of the Hall of Fame. By position, the HOF is comprised of: 72 pitchers, 32 executives, 24 shortstops, 24 right fielders, 23 center fielders, 21 left fielders, 21 first basemen, 20 second basemen, 20 managers, 16 catchers, 15 third basemen, and 9 umpires.
Basic Rules for Election:
The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) is authorized to hold an election every year for the purpose of electing members to the National Baseball Hall of Fame from the list of retired baseball players.
Electors who are eligible to vote can only be active and honorary members of the BBWAA, who have been active baseball writers for at least ten years. They must have been active baseball writers and members of the BBWAA for at least ten years prior to the date of election in which they are voting.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:
The baseball players must have been an active player of the Major Leagues at some time during a period beginning 20 years before and ending five years prior to election.
Player must have played in each of ten Major League seasons.
Player has to have stopped being an active member of the Major Leagues at least five years prior to election. (They may be connected to baseball in other ways.)
In case of the death of an active player or a player who has been retired for less than five full years, a candidate who is otherwise eligible shall be eligible in the next regular election held at least six months after the date of death or after the end of the five year period, whichever occurs first.
Any player on baseball's ineligible list is not an eligible candidate for the Hall of Fame.
Method of Election:
The BBWAA Screening Committee will be appointed by the BBWAA. The Screening Committee will consist of six members, with two members being elected at each annual meeting for a three-year term. The Screening Committee duties include preparing a ballot listing eligible candidates in alphabetical order who 1. Received a vote on a minimum of 5% of the preceding election or 2. Are eligible for the first time and are nominated by any two of the six members of the Screening Committee.
Electors may vote for as few as 0 candidates and as many as 10. Write in votes are not permitted.
Any candidates receiving 75% of votes on ballots shall be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Voting should be placed upon the player's record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contribution to the team(s) on which they played.
No automatic elections based on outstanding performances are permitted.
Authorized representatives of the BBWAA shall prepare, date, and mail ballots to each elector no later than the 15th of January in each year the election is held. The elector has 20 days to sign and return the completed ballot. The votes will be tabulated by the authorized reps of the BBWAA.
The results of the election shall be certified by a representative of the BBWAA and an officer of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. The results will be sent to the Commissioner of Baseball and the BBWAA and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. will jointly release the results of the vote for publication.
The Board of Directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. reserves the right to revoke, alter or amend these rules at any time.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:39:03 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >