Tim Lincecum

Lack of rings stings for new Hall of Famers

Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman sat on a dais and were asked whether they would trade their new Hall of Fame memberships for a World Series title, an honor that eluded the trio during their distinguished careers

"I'm glad I didn't have to answer that one," Chipper Jones interjected with a big smile.

"Yeah, because you guys beat us," Thome quickly replied.

Baseball's four newest Hall of Famers gathered for a news conference Thursday, a day after they were elected to Cooperstown. They combined for 75 major league seasons and 29 All-Star selections yet just one championship, earned by Jones when his 1995 Atlanta Braves defeated Thome's...