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Bluebird Banter Hall of Fame Poll results

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I figured, before I left on vacation, I should post the results from our Hall of Fame polls.

We ran 23 polls and, using the BBWAA standard of 75% being a passing grade, we would have put 9 players into the Hall, The BBWAA can't put in 9 because they are only allowed to vote for 10 players on the ballot, so really, best we could hope for would be 4 or 5 making the Hall.

Randy Johnson 99
Pedro Martinez 96
Mike Piazza 93
Tim Raines 93
Craig Biggio 90
Alan Trammell 88
John Smoltz 88
Edgar Martinez 85
Jeff Bagwell 82
Larry Walker 74
Carlos Delgado 74
Fred McGriff 71
Barry Bonds 69
Roger Clemens 60
Mike Mussina 49
Curt Schilling 46
Jeff Kent 44
Lee Smith 43
Gary Sheffield 40
Mark McGwire 39
Don Mattingly 33
Sammy Sosa 22
Nomar Garciaparra 18

Some notes:

  • Randy Johnson had 4 no votes (out of 602 total votes).
  • I'm glad to see our readers are smart enough to vote in Tim Raines. I'm not very hopeful that the Writers will be as smart. And the same for Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.
  • I'm kind surprised Edgar Martinez made the grade. Not that he's a bad choice or anything, it just surprises me.
  • I'm surprised that Alan Trammell hit 80% of the vote. He's another I'd like to see in the Hall, but there is zero change the writers will vote him in.
  • Both Larry Walker Carlos Delgado were 3 votes short of 75%.
  • Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling got fewer votes than I thought they would.
  • I'd feel bad for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, but, if they wanted to be in the Hall, they shouldn't have been such jerks. It isn't fair, but, anything that people vote on will have an element of personality involved.
  • All in all, I think it's a pretty good job. There are way too many good candidates on the ballot and the way things go, with the Writers voting 2 or 3 or 4 in, there will be too many good candidates on the ballot for at least the foreseeable future. There should be a better way.