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#1 Lemireacle

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Baseball Hall of Fame 2013 vote: No candidate elected by BBWAA

The voting-eligible members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America have pitched a ballot shutout. 

 

For the first time since 1996, no player received the 75 percent of the vote necessary for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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Jack Morris has one more year of eligibility on the BBWAA ballot. (AP Photo)
 

“The standards for earning election to the Hall of Fame have been very high ever since the rules were created in 1936. We realize the challenges voters are faced with in this era. The Hall of Fame has always entrusted the exclusive voting privilege to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. We remain pleased with their role in evaluating candidates based on the criteria we provide," Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said.

 

This year’s ballot featured 37 candidates, including 24 first-timers. Among those making their ballot debuts were several candidates whose alleged ties to performance-enhancing drugs likely doomed their Cooperstown chances. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, all of whom posted Hall of Fame-worthy numbers during their careers but were clouded by PED suspicion. Clemens earned 37.6 percent of the vote, Bonds got 36.2 percent and Sosa got 12.5 percent.

 

Craig Biggio, a newcomer who wasn’t suspected of PED use, also came up short despite finishing his career with 3,060 career hits. He was the leading vote-getter with 68.2 percent of the vote.

 

Among the holdovers, Jack Morris was believed to have the best chance after he earned 66.7 percent of the vote last year. But he fell short in his penultimate opportunity, getting 67.7 percent. In his final year on the BBWAA ballot, Dale Murphy (18.6 percent) also failed to achieve induction despite a heartfelt campaign led by his children.

 

Jeff Bagwell (59.6 percent), Mike Piazza (57.8) and Tim Raines (52.2) all appeared on at least half the ballots, while Lee Smith (47.8), Curt Schilling (38.8), Edgar Martinez (35.9) and Alan Trammell (33.6) got at least one-third of the votes cast. Others who will appear again on the 2014 ballot: Larry Walker (21.6), Fred McGriff (20.7), Mark McGwire (16.9), Don Mattingly (13.2) and Rafael Palmeiro (8.8).

The candidates who failed to earn five percent of the vote and no longer will appear on the ballot in future seasons: Bernie Williams (3.3 percent), Kenny Lofton (3.2), Sandy Alomar Jr. 16 (2.8), Julio Franco (1.1), David Wells (0.9), Steve Finley (0.7), Shawn Green (0.4), Aaron Sele (0.2), Jeff Cirillo (0), Royce Clayton (0), Jeff Conine (0), Roberto Hernandez (0), Ryan Klesko (0), Jose Mesa (0), Reggie Sanders (0), Mike Stanton (0), Todd Walker (0), Rondell White (0) and Woody Williams (0).

 

There still will be a Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer—at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 28 at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, N.Y. The 2013 class is composed former umpire Hank O’Day, one-time New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th century player Deacon White, all of whom were elected by the Pre-Integration Committee.

 



#2 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I thought for sure either Biggio or Piazza would make it.  Very surprising.



#3 Lemireacle

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Totally surprised Piazza didn't get the nod!!



#4 Terrapin Station

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Yeah, Piazza for sure.



#5 In A Silent Way

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I thought Piazza would get in, and Biggio too.

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I read recently (Buster Olnery) that their are writers that will not vote for players "they suspect" used steroids.

 

He said Piazza was polling about 50%, and did not expect him to make it.

 

 

I have said for years now that Jack Morris needs to be in.  



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

not surprised Piazza didnt get in. He was suspected of ped use his entire career, In the minors he hit 15 hrs and batted. 255. TWO years later he's hitting .305 and 35 hrs as the starting catcher for the dodgers!?

Biggio and Mattingly are the big shockers to me.

#8 jg

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Everyone knows Piazza did steroids and enough suspect Biggio and Bagwell to keep them out for now.



#9 Count P-Funk

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

I didn't expect anyone to make the cut this year. If I had a vote, I'd have a hard time voting for Mattingly or Morris, not because of PEDs, but just because I don't think they are HOFers 



#10 Count P-Funk

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

I also find it hilarious that Aaron Sele got a vote. 



#11 Royal

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Looks like Biggio won every state but Florida and Ohio.



#12 Royal

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

Jack Morris needs to be in the Hall of Fame. Nobody won more games than him in the 80's and he was a big time post-season pitcher.  10 shut out innings to win game 7 of the 1991 World Series. I dont see Lincecum or Kirshaw doing that.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Jack Morris needs to be in the Hall of Fame. Nobody won more games than him in the 80's and he was a big time post-season pitcher.  10 shut out innings to win game 7 of the 1991 World Series.

 

Hmmm maybe.  Baseball Reference either has him just inside the Hall of Fame or just outside it depending on the comps and metrics.  I guess I'd be fine either way.  Its a little weird with him though, I remember him leading the Tigers in '84 but then he quickly got surpassed by Gooden and Clemens in the following years...



#14 MeOmYo

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

It's funny to hear the local chatter over this.  Half saying they cannot believe they didn't elected one person because of the income loss to the area from the induction ceremony.  Others say they're glad there won't be all the tourists filling the sidewalks.



#15 Mind Left Body

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Guys I think should get in:

 

Biggio

Morris

Piazza

 

Biggio and Piazza will get there eventually. Morris has one more shot at it.