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Greg Maddux will not be a unanimous Hall of Famer

Jan 7, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

Greg Maddux

If you were wondering whether Greg Maddux–clearly one of the handful of greatest pitchers ever–might get voted into the Hall of Fame unanimously in his first time on the ballot … well, the answer is no.

MLB.com published the ballots of their various BBWAA-member writers and this is what Dodgers beat reporter Ken Gurnick said:

KEN GURNICK, Dodgers beat reporter
Jack Morris

Morris has flaws — a 3.90 ERA, for example. But he gets my vote for more than a decade of ace performance that included three 20-win seasons, Cy Young Award votes in seven seasons and Most Valuable Players votes in five. As for those who played during the period of PED use, I won’t vote for any of them.

Jack Morris. And only Jack Morris. What a world. Chipper Jones was right.

  1. eatitfanboy - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    And now lots of people who never would have known who was have heard of Ken Gurnick. Which was his real intention all along. I hope he enjoys his 15 minutes of everyone hating him.

  2. jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    And on another note, the next POTUS won’t be elect unanimously.

    I just wanted to write a headline that I knew would be true…

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