Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Edition
12/31/2013 3:32 am
It's time for my eleventh annual "If I had a Hall of Fame Vote" post.
My previous ballots:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013
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 8th.
Holdovers from last year - Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Lee Smith, Sammy Sosa, Alan Trammell, Larry Walker
First-timers - Moises Alou, Armando Benitez, Sean Casey, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Tom Glavine, Luis Gonzalez, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Jeff Kent, Paul Lo Duca, Greg Maddux, Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Richie Sexson, J.T. Snow, Frank Thomas, Mike Timlin
Go to Baseball Reference.com for player stats.
Jeff Bagwell - Eligible since 2011; 4th time on my ballot ('11-'14)
Craig Biggio - Eligible since 2013; 2nd time on my ballot ('13,'14)
Barry Bonds - Eligible since 2013; 2nd time on my ballot ('13,'14)
Roger Clemens - Eligible since 2013; 2nd time on my ballot ('13,'14)
Tom Glavine - Eligible since 2014; 1st time on my ballot ('14)
Greg Maddux - Eligible since 2014; 1st time on my ballot ('14)
Mike Piazza - Eligible since 2013; 2nd time on my ballot ('13,'14)
Tim Raines - Eligible since 2008; 7th time on my ballot ('08-'14)
Frank Thomas - Eligible since 2014; 1st time on my ballot ('14)
Alan Trammell - Eligible since 2002; 11th time on my ballot ('04-'14)
Dropped from last year's ballot:
Edgar Martinez ('10-'13) (out of top ten)
Mark McGwire ('07-'13) (out of top ten)
Curt Schilling ('13) (out of top ten)
Added this year (all first-time eligible):
Eligible, and voted for in the past, but not this year:
Edgar Martinez ('10-'13)
Fred McGriff ('10-'12)
Mark McGwire ('07-'13)
Jack Morris ('04-'09)
Rafael Palmeiro ('12)
Curt Schilling ('13)
Lee Smith ('06,'07)
Larry Walker ('12)