Baseball Hall Of Fame
12/31/2007 11:06 pm
It's time for my fifth annual "If I had a Hall Of Fame Vote" post.
My previous ballots:
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: Harold Baines, Bert Blyleven, Dave Concepcion, Andre Dawson, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Jim Rice, Lee Smith, Alan Trammell
First-timers: Brady Anderson, Rod Beck, Shawon Dunston, Chuck Finley, Travis Fryman, David Justice, Chuck Knoblauch, Robb Nen, Tim Raines, Jose Rijo
Bert Blyleven - Eligible since 1998 (5th time on my ballot)
Andre Dawson - Eligible since 2002 (5th time on my ballot)
Rich "Goose" Gossage - Eligible since 2000 (5th time on my ballot)
Tommy John - Eligible since 1995 (2nd time on my ballot)
Mark McGwire - Eligible since 2007 (2nd time on my ballot)
Jack Morris - Eligible since 2000 (5th time on my ballot)
Dale Murphy - Eligible since 1999 (1st time on my ballot)
Tim Raines - Eligible since 2008 (1st time on my ballot)
Jim Rice - Eligible since 1995 (5th time on my ballot)
Alan Trammell - Eligible since 2002 (5th time on my ballot)
Dropped from last years ballot:
Tony Gwynn (elected)
Cal Ripken Jr. (elected)
Lee Smith - Eligible since 2003 (previously voted for on '06 and '07 ballots)
Added from last year:
Tim Raines (newly eligible)
Tommy John (voted for in '06, didn't vote for in '04/'05/'07)
Dale Murphy (did not vote for '04-'07)