Baseball Hall of Fame 2012 Edition
12/31/2011 7:04 pm
It's time for my ninth annual "If I had a Hall of Fame Vote" post.
My previous ballots:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011
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 9th.
Holdovers from last year - Jeff Bagwell, Juan Gonzalez, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Rafael Palmeiro,
First-timers - Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Brian Jordan, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Bernie Williams, Tony Womack, Eric Young
Go to Baseball Reference.com for player stats.
Jeff Bagwell - Eligible since 2011; 2nd time on my ballot ('11,'12)
Barry Larkin - Eligible since 2010; 3rd time on my ballot ('10-'12)
Edgar Martinez - Eligible since 2010; 3rd time on my ballot ('10-'12)
Fred McGriff - Eligible since 2010; 3rd time on my ballot ('10-'12)
Mark McGwire - Eligible since 2007; 6th time on my ballot ('07-'12)
Dale Murphy - Eligible since 1999; 5th time on my ballot ('08-'12)
Rafael Palmeiro - Eligible since 2011; 1st time on my ballot ('12)
Tim Raines - Eligible since 2008; 5th time on my ballot ('08-'12)
Alan Trammell - Eligible since 2002; 9th time on my ballot ('04-'12)
Larry Walker - Eligible since 2011; 1st time on my ballot ('12)
Dropped from last year's ballot:
Roberto Alomar ('10,'11)(elected)
Bert Blyleven ('04-'11)(elected)
Added this year:
Rafael Palmeiro (did not vote for last year)
Larry Walker (did not vote for last year)
Eligible, and voted for in the past, but not this year:
Jack Morris ('04-'09)
Lee Smith ('06,'07)