Baseball Hall Of Fame - 2009 Edition

12/31/2008 4:59 pm
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It's time for my sixth annual "If I had a Hall Of Fame Vote" post.

My previous ballots:
2004 ballot
2005 ballot
2006 ballot
2007 ballot
2008 ballot

A few reminders:
1. Voters can vote for up to ten players.
2. I'm a "Big Hall" guy so I voted for ten.
3. I reserve the right not to have reasonable explanations for any or all of my selections.
4. To be inducted, players need to be named on 75% of the ballots cast.
5. The real results will be announced on January 12th.

Eligible Players:

Holdovers from last year: Harold Baines, Bert Blyleven, Andre Dawson, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Tim Raines, Jim Rice, Lee Smith, Alan Trammell

First-timers: Jay Bell, David Cone, Ron Gant, Mark Grace, Rickey Henderson, Jesse Orosco, Dan Plesac, Greg Vaughn, Mo Vaughn, Matt Williams

Go to Baseball for player stats.

My Ballot:

Bert Blyleven - Eligible since 1998: 6th time on my ballot ('04-'09)
Andre Dawson - Eligible since 2002: 6th time on my ballot ('04-'09)
Rickey Henderson - Eligible since 2009: 1st time on my ballot ('09)
Tommy John - Eligible since 1995: 3rd time on my ballot ('06,'08,'09)
Mark McGwire - Eligible since 2007: 3rd time on my ballot ('07-'09)
Jack Morris - Eligible since 2000: 6th time on my ballot ('04-'09)
Dale Murphy - Eligible since 1999: 2nd time on my ballot ('08,'09)
Tim Raines - Eligible since 2008: 2nd time on my ballot ('08,'09)
Jim Rice - Eligible since 1995: 6th time on my ballot ('04-'09)
Alan Trammell - Eligible since 2002: 6th time on my ballot ('04-'09)

Dropped from last years ballot:
Rich "Goose" Gossage (elected) ('04-'08)

Added from last year:
Rickey Henderson (newly eligible)

Eligible, and voted for in the past, but not this year:
Lee Smith ('06,'07)
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