Baseball Hall of Fame - 2022 Edition

12/31/2021 4:32 pm
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It's time for my Nineteenth annual "If I had a Hall of Fame Vote" post.

My previous ballots:
2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

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 25th.

Eligible Players:

Holdovers from last year - Bobby Abreu, Barry Bonds, Mark Buehrle, Roger Clemens, Tim Hudson, Todd Helton, Torii Hunter, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner

First-timers - Carl Crawford, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Tim Lincecum, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski, Alex Rodri­guez, Jimmy Rollins, Mark Teixeira

Go to Baseball Reference for player stats.


My Ballot:

Bobby Abreu - Eligible since 2020; 2nd time on my ballot ('21,'22)
Barry Bonds - Eligible since 2013; 10th time on my ballot ('13-'22)
Roger Clemens - Eligible since 2013; 10th time on my ballot ('13-'22)
Todd Helton - Eligible since 2019; 3rd time on my ballot ('20-'22)
Andrew Jones - Eligible since 2018; 3rd time on my ballot ('20-'22)
Manny Ramirez - Eligible since 2017; 3rd time on my ballot ('20-'22)
Alex Rodriguez - Eligible since 2022; 1st time on my ballot ('22)
Scott Rolen - Eligible since 2018; 4th time on my ballot ('19-'22)
Curt Schilling - Eligible since 2013; 8th time on my ballot ('13,'16-'22)
Sammy Sosa - Eligible since 2013; 3rd time on my ballot ('20-'22)


Dropped from last year's ballot:
Gary Sheffield (out of top ten)

Added this year:
Alex Rodriguez (first-time eligible)

Eligible, and voted for in the past, but not this year:
Gary Sheffield ('21)
jon.jpgJon - 1 bajillion posts
01/03/2022 @ 03:39:15 AM
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As always, Mark Buehrle is a HOFer in my book because he worked quickly.

Also, I know Matt knows this but I'll put it here for people who may not be aware: Joe Nathan's career compares favorably to other HOF relievers. Probably won't get in anytime soon, but is worthy of voters' consideration.
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