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The entire Hall of Fame voting totals and percentages

Jan 8, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

Three are in, everyone else is out. But lots of votes were cast up and down the ballot, and here they are. Everyone above 75% is in, everyone who did not get 75% but did receive above 5% will be on the ballot next year, with the exception of Jack Morris, who is no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA:



Congratulations, Kenny Rogers. Somebody out there loves you.

  1. jarathen - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    I don’t mind the occasional “Good job, local guy” votes that people like Tim Salmon have received in the past.

    Though at this point, there are so many qualified athletes that you really have to wonder if it’s worth a meaningless attaboy when Craig Biggio waits another year for the place that is rightfully his.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      I’d be fine with the occasional Good Job local guy vote if the ballot wasn’t limited to 10 votes. It’s a stupid rule that potentially takes votes away from a guy like Biggio who might have otherwise gotten in this year.

      • esracerx46 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:21 AM

        I’d be even more OK with it if it was a rule that if you have a ballot you have to put 10 guys on. If not then you lose your ballot. Way too many idiot writers out there that think this is a right, not a privilege. I like what Deadspin did. Baseball is a sport for the fans. Baseball writers just bring the sport to the fans. What makes them more qualified than the masses to vote? Sure you will get the hometown votes in every market, but with everyone voting it evens out all the homers.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM

        So you’d like a mandatory minimum? Interesting thought. I’m not sure I’d want to force people to vote for 10 people however. This year there were over 10 deserving people for sure, but that is the exception, not the rule. If we force 10 votes per person, we will end up lowering the standard for who gets in, thus killing any special meaning of the Hall. But there does need to be a system in place to prevent these jerkhole writers from their protest ballots of “I’m not voting for anyone in the 90s”, or “I’m voting out of spite against internet nerds” or “I’m filling in a blank ballot because I’m a douchenozzle.”

      • esracerx46 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:46 AM

        I don’t think it would lower the standard. I understand your point, but it’s one I thought about prior to making my statement.

        My thinking is, there are so many voters that enough of them will vote for different players. Look at the NFL, 5 guys are in every year and they still have a backlog. Baseball is the same way, regardless of era. I highly doubt you can get 75% of votes to vote in more than 3 or 4 players anyways.

  2. chaseutley - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Biggio missed out by 0.2%. That’s got to sting a little.

    • rje49 - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      That’s ONE vote short. Now look back at some of those voters who revealed their ballot, and their reasons for not voting for Biggio. You know, the “protesters”, the one who only voted for Jack Morris, etc.etc. How about if those guys told Biggio face to face why they denied him the HoF?

      • derklempner - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM

        How about the joker who gave a vote to Jaque Jones? I hope he gave a vote to Biggio. I hope the ballots are revealed.

  3. El Bravo - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    And there it is….571 voted and 16 of them are douchenozzles that did not vote for Maddux.

    • umrguy42 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      Bravo, how’s the douchenozzle list for 2014 starting to shape up? I nominated Gurnick for the #1 spot after the previous article, unless Chass had already beat him with his promise to spite Craig…

      • El Bravo - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:48 PM

        sorry i supended it during the summer and it has yet to be resurrected. stay tuned. just b/c the list isnt up to date doesnt preclude people from being douchenozzles and someone…SOMEONE MUST TRACK THEM AND NOTATE WHO THEY ARE I SAY!

      • umrguy42 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:55 PM

        Well, here’s a start, feel free to correct later on:

        El Bravo’s 2014 Douchenozzle List:

        1. The Former Blogger Murray Chass: Jack Morris-or-bust, looking to spite Craig and other bloggers
        2. Ken Gurnick: Jack Morris, and Jack Morris alone.
        3. Anonymous BBWAA writer who turned in a blank ballot, thus causing Biggio to miss the HOF by 2 freakin’ votes

        I debated including the other 13 who left Biggio off as #4, but, well, one can’t divine their motives, so they get some benefit of the doubt.

      • umrguy42 - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

        …Also, I can’t count at 4pm on a workday, so, just ignore that last bit about 13 at the end :p

        And, list saved off, Bravo :)

  4. fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    how many votes did Albert Belle get, remember him.
    check out his numbers and then look at his vote %
    close down the Hall of Fame.

    • clemente2 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      I don’t know about shutting down the Hall over it, but Belle was amazing. One of many examples of vote totals unrelated to baseball worth (Grich, Whitaker, Kaat, et al.). At least the list other than Morris of votes over 10% is pretty good. Just need to kepp moving a number of them up.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM

        I imagine Belle would be hurt by his injury that cut short his career and the whole stealing a corked bat incident.

  5. skids003 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Everybody from Alou on down, what gives? I mean, really?

  6. El Bravo - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    If Biggio received one more vote, he’s at 74.9562%…does that round up or did he need two more votes to get in the HOF?

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      He fell two votes shy.

    • nbjays - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      He needs the ones that some idiots used to vote for Armando Benitez and Jacque Jones…. seriously?? Jacque Freakin’ Jones????

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:28 PM

        coincidentally Jacque Freakin’ Jones is his full name.

  7. meatcarroll - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    What, no Richie Sexson votes?! What a travesty!

    • kevinbnyc - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      He might be the best 6’10” baseball player ever not named Randy Johnson.

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:53 PM

        A feat made even more impressive by the fact he is 6’7″.

      • esracerx46 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:43 AM

        “At 6’8″ he is the tallest batter in MLB history”

  8. meatcarroll - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    What, no Richie Sexson votes?! What a travesty!

  9. jasonc2300 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Just looking at who received less votes than Lee Smith is enough to drive any sane person to drugs.

    Hopefully good old-fashioned drugs like greenies, though, and not steroids, because that would be awful.

  10. campfiresondesertandlava - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Newbie here. I’m trying to understand this. All those who got less votes than Sammy Sosa are out for good? Say it ain’t so, Luís!

    • Jeremy T - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM

      Anyone who gets less than 5% of the vote is no longer on the ballot. I suppose they could still get elected if enough people put them in as write-in candidates, but there’s no reason for that to happen with any of the players who dropped off this year.

  11. rcali - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Who let Eric Gagne’s mother vote?

    • Jeremy T - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Hey, he won more Cy Youngs than Mussina 😉

  12. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Maddux was 8th ranked in closest to 100% votes

  13. thinkfirstthenspeak - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    While I personally believe that both Clemens and Bonds belong in the Hall, I can certainly understand than others do not. However, I can’t understand the at least four people who voted for Clemens and not Bonds.

    Their cases for Hall line up as close as a pitcher and non-pitcher can from PED connections to personality to their numbers placing them in the elite realms.

    • theeperspective - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

      If your looking at stats, then yes of course these men deserve to be in the Hall of Fame… But they chose to cheat. And with that decision comes years of remorse. Bonds and Clemens would have been HOFers without the ‘roids. If you let them in, you are doing 3 things:
      1.) Glorifying someone in eternity, who had been glorified for many years in the past for all the wrong reasons.
      2.) Opening the doors to more PED users and more PED use.
      3.) Slapping Hank, Babe, Mantle, Williams, etc. in the face. These men deserved enshrinement for their hard work. It’s not hard to stick a needle in yourself and bulk up to the size of whatever distorted shape Bonds was. It was like a head with enormous arms sticking out of it.
      Just watch a documentary on the man and you’ll remember why we originally didn’t believe he should ever set foot in the Hall.

      • raysfan1 - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        Your first two points, while I don’t fully agree with them, make some sense.
        Your third, however, does not. “It’s not hard to stick a needle in yourself and bulk up to the size of whatever distorted shape Bonds was.” The quoted statement is not how steroids work. You cannot simply inject a steroid and magically get bigger and stronger. To get any benefit from an anabolic steroid, one must use it and then work out…a lot. There is, however, a class of PED that does provide immediate benefit from use however–speed, AKA greenies, AKA amphetamines. By the way, two of the players you named whose faces would be figuratively slapped if steroid users got enshrined used amphetamines and thus used PEDs.

  14. snarkk - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    So, Maddux, Glavine and Thomas are confirmed NON-PEDs users.
    And, looks like Biggio wasn’t cleared yet of using PEDs. But, next year he likely will be?
    This HOF voting is an absolute joke. Take it away from the idiots and hypocrites of the BBWAA…

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Snarkk, Not to defend the writers, most of whom I suspect do their best to vote diligently and fairly, but I have yet to hear who should replace them. We’re looking for a group of people who are experts on baseball, who are unbiased, diligent and fair, and who saw all the relevant players perform repeatedly throughout their careers.

    • yankeefan1950 - Jan 8, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      And give it to who? Certainly not the trolls here, they’re bigger idiots than the writers!

    • kevinbnyc - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      They’re almost sure to strip Le Betard of his vote for what he did, but they should really take away the votes of everyone who submitted a blank ballot.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

        If they strip Le Betard of his vote they’ll be the biggest hypocrits out there (unless there’s a specific provision about giving away your vote).

      • kevinbnyc - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:58 PM

        Which means it’s basically a guarantee they will.

    • mtr75 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      Biggio averaged 6 HR a year from 22-26 and 19 a year after 35. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

  15. paperlions - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Interesting fact if you read the Deadspin piece and saw the pic of the ballot at the bottom. Not only do people that were member of the BBWAA for 10 years get HOF votes for life, but apparently they let some HONORARY members also have a vote. WTF?

  16. clemsonmatt - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Maddox said he used performing enhancing substances as well. When asked why he missed so little time, he attributed it to a six pack and a cheeseburger on his days off.

  17. somekat - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Who gave J.T. Snow a vote? Is his mom a voter?

  18. sawxalicious - Jan 9, 2014 at 5:09 AM

    I think it would be hilarious if there were a concerted effort to contact each voter individually (on the down low) and convince them to do a sympathetic “attaboy” vote for Jacque Jones and see him get 75%…or maybe Mike Timlin…middle relievers unite! That would show how asinine this process is. I think each voter should be REQUIRED to tell us how they voted and their reasoning…those that abuse the system (blank ballot with Maddux, Glavine and Thomas WTF!!!) lose their votes…those that no longer cover baseball lose their vote…that’s where the veterans Commitee should be picking up the slack…the process CAN change, it’s not like the rules on voting were written into the U.S. Constitution or anything…even if they had been, they could write an amendment to fix it. I think this system is embarrassing to baseball and hurts the fan base. That’s my opinion: end of rant…..

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