Baseball Hall of Fame 2011 Edition

12/31/2010 3:35 am
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It's time for my eighth annual "If I had a Hall of Fame Vote" post.

My previous ballots:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010

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 5th.

Eligible Players:

Holdovers from last year - Roberto Alomar, Harold Baines, Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Tim Raines, Lee Smith, Alan Trammell

First-timers - Carlos Baerga, Jeff Bagwell, Bret Boone, Kevin Brown, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Marquis Grissom, Lenny Harris, Bobby Higginson, Charles Johnson, Al Leiter, Tino Martinez, Raul Mondesi, John Olerud, Rafael Palmeiro, Kirk Rueter, Benito Santiago, B.J. Surhoff, Larry Walker

Go to Baseball for player stats.

My Ballot:

Roberto Alomar - Eligible since 2010; 2nd time on my ballot ('10,'11)
Jeff Bagwell - Eligible since 2011; 1st time on my ballot ('11)
Bert Blyleven - Eligible since 1998; 8th time on my ballot ('04-'11)
Barry Larkin - Eligible since 2010; 2nd time on my ballot ('10,'11)
Edgar Martinez - Eligible since 2010; 2nd time on my ballot ('10,'11)
Fred McGriff - Eligible since 2010; 2nd time on my ballot ('10,'11)
Mark McGwire - Eligible since 2007; 5th time on my ballot ('07-'11)
Dale Murphy - Eligible since 1999; 4th time on my ballot ('08-'11)
Tim Raines - Eligible since 2008; 4th time on my ballot ('08-'11)
Alan Trammell - Eligible since 2002; 8th time on my ballot ('04-'11)

Dropped from last year's ballot:
Andre Dawson ('04-'10) (elected)

Added this year:
Jeff Bagwell (first-time eligible)

Eligible, and voted for in the past, but not this year:
Jack Morris ('04-'09)
Lee Smith ('06,'07)
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