SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs City School District is seeking nominations for the Blue Streak Athletic Hall of Fame—Class of 2013. The program honors former student-athletes and coaches as well as other individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the athletics program.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel and the racehorses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo, and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Borel, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure were selected in the contemporary category, while McDynamo and Tuscalee were chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion.
QUEENSBURY — Robert “Bob” Addison, SUNY Adirondack’s first Director of Athletics, will be inducted as the charter member of the SUNY Adirondack Athletic Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 7, during the college’s annual Sports Recognition Night.
There will not be any baseball player inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. It's only the eighth time in the Hall's history that this has happened. The closest candidate was Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros, who totaled 3,060 hits in his career and made seven All-Star appearances, all while playing three positions in his illustrious career (catcher, second base and outfield). He topped the ballot with 388 votes - 39 shy of the 427 needed for election. There were 569 ballots cast, the third highest total in the history of voting, but none of the 37 candidates in the 2013 vote gained the necessary 75 percent needed.