Monday, January 07, 2013

Hall of Fame 2013 vote announced Jan 9




One of the toughest years to vote if you are a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America has to be this year in reference to the ballot of players that are eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Each year the writers elect a player or players to the Hall based on the career of a certain player. This year happens to be the first year that so many of the players that were implicated in the steroids era have appeared on the ballot.

If you read the list of players, you would assume that they would sail right into the Hall of Fame based on the numbers that they put up in their careers. Not so simple though, with the allegations that a lot of those numbers have been earned by players that were reinforced with 'super human' strength often at their own peril for the substances that they used to get there.

The vote though must go on, and on Wednesday of this week we will learn just who is 'elected' to the Hall and have their names forever enshrined into the lore of baseball greatness. Players must get a 75 percent margin to get into the Hall of Fame, and there are a number of 1st year eligible players on the ballot this year. Some of the names you'll remember right away, with the home run races that they excited fans with only a few short years ago, when even baseball had to know that something was happening on the field and in the clubhouses that fueled this but they chose to turn the other cheek and let players allegations finally surface to shed light on the problem with steroids in baseball.

Who will it be? Will the baseball writers turn their cheek on the scandal and ignore it as the very game of baseball did when it was happening? Is it the baseball writers that will have to play the referee in such matters now that no policy exists for these players that have now been out of baseball for at least 5 years and virtually nothing has been done further by the Major League Baseball to govern what happens to these players? Time will tell, and on Wednesday we'll all find out.


The list of eligible players ranked from their homeruns:


Batting Stats
Rk YoB %vote Yrs WAR WAR7 JAWS Jpos G HR ▾ RBI
1 Barry Bonds 1st 22 158.1 71.1 114.6 50.7 2986 762 1996
2 Sammy Sosa 1st 18 54.8 42.2 48.5 55.4 2354 609 1667
3 Mark McGwire 7th 19.5% 16 58.7 40.1 49.4 51.5 1874 583 1414
4 Rafael Palmeiro 3rd 12.6% 20 66.1 36.6 51.3 51.5 2831 569 1835
5 Fred McGriff 4th 23.9% 19 48.2 33.2 40.7 51.5 2460 493 1550
6 Jeff Bagwell 3rd 56.0% 15 76.7 46.7 61.7 51.5 2150 449 1529
7 Mike Piazza 1st 16 56.1 40.7 48.4 40.7 1912 427 1335
8 Dale Murphy 15th 14.5% 18 42.6 39.0 40.8 54.8 2180 398 1266
9 Larry Walker 3rd 22.9% 17 69.7 43.1 56.4 55.4 1988 383 1311
10 Shawn Green 1st 15 31.4 29.5 30.4 55.4 1951 328 1070
11 Edgar Martinez 4th 36.5% 18 64.4 41.8 53.1 53.4 2055 309 1261
12 Reggie Sanders 1st 17 36.7 25.2 30.9 55.4 1777 305 983
13 Steve Finley 1st 19 40.4 30.4 35.4 54.8 2583 304 1167
14 Craig Biggio 1st 20 62.1 40.6 51.3 54.4 2850 291 1175
15 Bernie Williams 2nd 9.6% 16 45.9 35.7 40.8 54.8 2076 287 1257
16 Ryan Klesko 1st 16 24.6 20.4 22.5 51.5 1736 278 987
17 Don Mattingly 13th 17.8% 14 39.8 34.4 37.1 51.5 1785 222 1099
18 Jeff Conine 1st 17 16.2 15.2 15.7 50.7 2024 214 1071
19 Rondell White 1st 15 25.5 19.9 22.7 54.8 1474 198 768
20 Alan Trammell 12th 36.8% 20 67.1 43.3 55.2 52.1 2293 185 1003
21 Julio Franco 1st 23 39.7 29.1 34.4 54.4 2527 173 1194
22 Tim Raines 6th 48.7% 23 66.2 41.1 53.7 50.7 2502 170 980
23 Kenny Lofton 1st 17 64.9 42.0 53.5 54.8 2103 130 781
24 Sandy Alomar 1st 20 11.6 11.8 11.7 40.7 1377 112 588
25 Jeff Cirillo 1st 14 32.0 28.7 30.3 53.4 1617 112 727
26 Royce Clayton 1st 17 16.4 15.5 15.9 52.1 2108 110 723
27 Todd Walker 1st 12 8.3 8.9 8.6 54.4 1288 107 545
28 Woody Williams 1st 15 28.1 20.2 24.2 57.8 443 4 43
29 Lee Smith 11th 50.6% 18 27.6 19.7 23.7 32.3 1023 1 2
30 Jose Mesa 1st 19 9.6 12.1 10.8 32.3 1023 0 0
31 Mike Stanton 1st 19 13.3 14.3 13.8 32.3 1178 0 3
32 Roberto Hernandez 1st 17 17.2 16.7 16.9 32.3 1010 0 0
33 Aaron Sele 1st 15 17.5 17.6 17.5 57.8 404 0 1
34 David Wells 1st 21 49.2 29.0 39.1 57.8 660 0 5
35 Curt Schilling 1st 20 76.1 46.7 61.4 57.8 571 0 29
36 Roger Clemens 1st 24 133.9 64.0 99.0 57.8 709 0 12
37 Jack Morris 14th 66.7% 18 39.3 30.8 35.1 57.8 568 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/7/2013.

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