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2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
As I do every year, it's time for the giant Hall of Fame poll. Who would you vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, if you had a vote for this year's ballot? 75% is required for induction. There are 37 players on the ballot this year. For space reasons, Roberto Hernandez, Royce Clayton, Mike Stanton, Jose Mesa, and Todd Walker are not included. Please vote for no more than 10 per the Hall of Fame balloting rules.
Featured by: SusanVette at 12/05/12 1:04AM
| Closed on 01/09/13 at 12:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | MLB | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Team Breakout:
37 Fans 
 1. Jeff Bagwell (0 points)
51%a. Yes
49%b. No
 2. Craig Biggio (0 points)
73%a. Yes
27%b. No
 3. Barry Bonds (0 points)
49%a. Yes
51%b. No
 4. Jeff Cirillo (0 points)
3%a. Yes
97%b. No
 5. Roger Clemens (0 points)
51%a. Yes
49%b. No
 6. Steve Finley (0 points)
19%a. Yes
81%b. No
 7. Julio Franco (0 points)
19%a. Yes
81%b. No
 8. Shawn Green (0 points)
5%a. Yes
95%b. No
 9. Ryan Klesko (0 points)
5%a. Yes
95%b. No
 10. Kenny Lofton (0 points)
22%a. Yes
78%b. No
 11. Edgar Martinez (0 points)
54%a. Yes
46%b. No
 12. Don Mattingly (0 points)
49%a. Yes
51%b. No
 13. Fred McGriff (0 points)
43%a. Yes
57%b. No
 14. Mark McGwire (0 points)
49%a. Yes
51%b. No
 15. Jack Morris (0 points)
68%a. Yes
32%b. No
 16. Dale Murphy (0 points)
46%a. Yes
54%b. No
 17. Rafael Palmeiro (0 points)
30%a. Yes
70%b. No
 18. Mike Piazza (0 points)
81%a. Yes
19%b. No
 19. Tim Raines (0 points)
51%a. Yes
49%b. No
 20. Reggie Sanders (0 points)
11%a. Yes
89%b. No
 21. Curt Schilling (0 points)
32%a. Yes
68%b. No
 22. Lee Smith (0 points)
51%a. Yes
49%b. No
 23. Sammy Sosa (0 points)
43%a. Yes
57%b. No
 24. Alan Trammell (0 points)
49%a. Yes
51%b. No
 25. Larry Walker (0 points)
38%a. Yes
62%b. No
 26. David Wells (0 points)
16%a. Yes
84%b. No
 27. Rondell White (0 points)
5%a. Yes
95%b. No
 28. Bernie Williams (0 points)
30%a. Yes
70%b. No
 29. Sandy Alomar and Jeff Conine (0 points)
5%a. Yes, Alomar only
3%b. Yes, Conine only
11%c. Yes, Both
81%d. No, Both
 30. Aaron Sele and Woody Williams (0 points)
3%a. Yes, Sele only
3%b. Yes, Williams only
3%c. Yes, Both
92%d. No, Both

 &nbp;
TOP COMMENT * * * * * * * * * * * *
#3 | 689 days ago

I always thought Don Mattingly(Yankees) was selected years ago, 1985 AL MVP(35HR145RBI) **also slugged 6 grand slams one year and stroked home runs in 8 straight games**
I really hope Jeff Bagwell(Astros) is selected one of these days,1994 NL MVP(.364,39HR116RBI in 110 games.
Still waiting for Fred McGriff,Larry Walker and Mike Piazza.......and many more.
  
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#1 | 689 days ago

Tim Raines... I can't even with the HOF people anymore. 
1. Yes  2. No  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. Yes  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. Yes  22. Yes  23. Yes  24. No  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#2 | 689 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Tim Raines... I can't even with the HOF people anymore. 
These are your people. I'm actually quoted somewhere on that site like my opinion matters. Try and find it!
1. Yes  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. Yes  12. No  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. Yes  22. No  23. No  24. Yes  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#3 | 689 days ago

I always thought Don Mattingly(Yankees) was selected years ago, 1985 AL MVP(35HR145RBI) **also slugged 6 grand slams one year and stroked home runs in 8 straight games**
I really hope Jeff Bagwell(Astros) is selected one of these days,1994 NL MVP(.364,39HR116RBI in 110 games.
Still waiting for Fred McGriff,Larry Walker and Mike Piazza.......and many more.
#4 | 689 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
These are your people. I'm actually quoted somewhere on that site like my opinion matters. Try and find it!
I just fist pounded you with my cuz's dog as you.
1. Yes  2. No  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. Yes  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. Yes  22. Yes  23. Yes  24. No  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#5 | 688 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
After a lot of lean years where really one or none should have gotten in, this year the ballot is filled with quality players.  I have 8 yeses.  That has got to be a personal record....
1. No  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. No  12. No  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. No  22. Yes  23. Yes  24. No  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#6 | 687 days ago

This is gonna sound like some Tigers homerisim, but it's actually not

Jack Morris has the STRONGEST case of any pitcher on the ballot because he won the most games in the 1980's...Since the AL started play in 1901, the 7 pitchers who preceded Morris as a decade's winningest pitcher is in, and Tom Glavine (the 1990's winningest pitcher) will be elected next winter...Roy Halladay won the most games in the 2000's, his 139 for the decade is the lowest total of the 10, and Morris' 162 is the next lowest

Alan Trammell was the 2nd best shortstop of his time, only Ozzie Smith was better...I'm not saying that Cal Ripken doesn't deserve to be in the HOF (he does), but that Trammell also does...Ripken has better numbers than Trammell, but that can be attributed to the consecutive game streak, and Trammell being injured during some point every season he played in the 1990's
#7 | 686 days ago

I wish you had a Maybe for Bagwell, but I have to say No because he wasn't the most dominant player at his position in his own division, nevermind MLB for the length of time he played.
1. No  2. No  3. No  4. No  5. No  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. No  12. No  13. Yes  14. No  15. Yes  16. Yes  17. No  18. Yes  19. No  20. No  21. No  22. Yes  23. No  24. Yes  25. Yes  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#8 | 686 days ago

I think that 10 votes is not enough for so many great players. I will actually based my votes according to their great careers. I will like to vote for: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro, and Sammy Sosa of course. What? Some of them cheated? So, a lot of players already in  the hall cheated too, and no one can or will take them out of the hall, for example, Gaylord Perry and his spitted balls. One more thing, do you think that performance enhancing drugs will make yourself a Roger Clemens, a Barry Bonds or a Sammy Sosa? Then, why there was not another Barry Bonds or a great pitcher like Roger Clemens? Simply, because those players were talented and performance enhancing will not help to hit the ball like some of these great guys did and , of course, it will not help you to become a pitcher like Clemens was.
#9 | 686 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
wilfredomorell wrote:
I think that 10 votes is not enough for so many great players. I will actually based my votes according to their great careers. I will like to vote for: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro, and Sammy Sosa of course. What? Some of them cheated? So, a lot of players already in  the hall cheated too, and no one can or will take them out of the hall, for example, Gaylord Perry and his spitted balls. One more thing, do you think that performance enhancing drugs will make yourself a Roger Clemens, a Barry Bonds or a Sammy Sosa? Then, why there was not another Barry Bonds or a great pitcher like Roger Clemens? Simply, because those players were talented and performance enhancing will not help to hit the ball like some of these great guys did and , of course, it will not help you to become a pitcher like Clemens was.
I dished out respect for the comment that nearly every player in the Hall (and in MLB quite frankly) cheated the game to some extent.   Perry throwing the illegal pitch is probably one of the biggest cheaters there.  Doctoring the ball did a ton more than any drug any player took too.  Yet Perry is lovable while Clemens is despised.  Go figure....
1. No  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. No  12. No  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. No  22. Yes  23. Yes  24. No  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#10 | 666 days ago

I wrote almost 6000 words on this subject on the blog, so look there for my reasoning. If I weren't following the 10 player rule, I would've voted for more, but thems the rules, as dumb a rule as it is.
1. Yes  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. Yes  12. No  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. Yes  22. No  23. No  24. Yes  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#11 | 665 days ago

If anyone cares, Baseball Think Factory has been tabulating the votes that writers have made public. So far, they've recorded 51 votes, which would be 8.9% of last year's electorate. Of those 51, so far it's Bagwell that has gotten the most votes (but still short of election) followed by Biggio then a 3 way tie between Morris, Piazza, and Raines. Clemens is at 54.9% with this group, Bonds 52.9%, and Schilling 37.3%. Bernie Williams and Lofton are both under the 5% threshold with this group.

Now, this is a self-selecting sample of writers wiling to publicly disclose their ballots, and it further has a bias towards younger, more stat progressive writers (every year the BTF aggregator overrates Raines total for instance), but it's interesting nonetheless.
1. Yes  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. Yes  12. No  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  16. No  17. No  18. Yes  19. Yes  20. No  21. Yes  22. No  23. No  24. Yes  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#12 | 656 days ago

hclcdestin wrote:
I always thought Don Mattingly(Yankees) was selected years ago, 1985 AL MVP(35HR145RBI) **also slugged 6 grand slams one year and stroked home runs in 8 straight games**
I really hope Jeff Bagwell(Astros) is selected one of these days,1994 NL MVP(.364,39HR116RBI in 110 games.
Still waiting for Fred McGriff,Larry Walker and Mike Piazza.......and many more.
Julio Franco should have his own wing at the Hall since no one can realistically know just how old or even what era he started in. 
1. Yes  2. No  3. Yes  4. No  5. Yes  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. No  12. Yes  13. Yes  14. No  15. Yes  16. Yes  17. No  18. Yes  19. No  20. No  21. No  22. Yes  23. No  24. Yes  25. No  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  
#13 | 648 days ago

How about the fact that absolutely NOBODY got in the Hall of Fame this year? The BBWAA people that didn't vote for Morris, McGriff, Murphy, or Piazza need to give up their ballots and go report on croquet or bacci since they don't have a freaking clue about baseball.
1. No  2. No  3. No  4. No  5. No  6. No  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. No  11. No  12. No  13. Yes  14. No  15. Yes  16. Yes  17. No  18. Yes  19. No  20. No  21. No  22. Yes  23. No  24. Yes  25. Yes  26. No  27. No  28. No  29. No, Both  30. No, Both  

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