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So, how’s the Hall of Fame voting going so far?

Dec 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT


Every year my friend Repoz over at Baseball Think Factory keeps track of the Hall of Fame balloting via his “HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!”  It’s a nice snapshot of what voters who have made their ballots public thus far are doing. At the moment, with 14.4% of the vote in (based on last year’s number of votes) here’s the tally, in percentages:

100 – Maddux
98.8 – Glavine
87.8 – F. Thomas
82.9 – Biggio
74.4 – Piazza
64.6 – Bagwell
62.2 – Jack (The Jack) Morris
56.1 – Raines
46.3 – Bonds
45.1 – Clemens
41.5 – Schilling
34.1 – Mussina
23.2 – L. Smith
23.2 – Trammell
18.3 – E. Martinez
15.9 – McGriff
12.2 – Kent
11.0 – L. Walker
11.0 – McGwire
7.3 – R. Palmeiro
7.3 – S. Sosa
3.7 – Mattingly
1.2 – P. Rose (Write-In)

Worth noting that, because these votes come mostly from active baseball writers with online presences, Repoz’s tracker has tended to overrepresent totals for more SABR-friendly candidates, for lack of a better term. The non-baseball writers who still, inexplicably, have a Hall of Fame vote, and those who don’t feel it reasonable to share their voting with the public tend to skew a tad less enlightened. Again, for lack of a better term. Practically speaking, this means that you can expect an uptick for Jack Morris and a downtick for guys like Tim Raines and, of course, the PED-associated players.

But it’s fun anyway.

104 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. cranespy - Jan 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Hmmm interesting that 2 of the most polarizing figures in baseball ( Bonds and Clemons ) who most of us agree were brazen PED abusers and RC a bold face liar to boot….got more votes than ole’ bloody sock himself. I had no idea he was hated that badly.

    • spudchukar - Jan 1, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Cheaters are more tolerable than phonies.

      • braxtonrob - Jan 2, 2014 at 5:58 AM

        How is Schilling “phony”?

  2. Minoring In Baseball - Jan 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Unfortunately, the HOF voting is a joke having the writers do it. Good to see Maddux as a shoe-in, though. He definitely deserves it.

  3. kane337 - Jan 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    I would be happy if those top 4 got in.

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