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2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:19 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 4:34 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


Barry Larkin was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with 86.4 percent of the vote. The results of the BBWAA votes were revealed Monday afternoon, and Larkin was the only player garnering the required 75 percent of the vote for enshrinement.

There were 573 total ballots, but nine were left blank. Players may remain on the ballot for 15 years, unless they fall below the five percent barrier in voting. Those who get less than five percent of the vote will be removed from the ballot prior to next year's vote.

Here's a total breakdown of how the voting went for the other 26 candidates. First, these guys will remain on the ballot moving forward:

Jack Morris - 382 votes (66.7 percent)
Jeff Bagwell - 321 (56)
Lee Smith - 290 (50.6)
Tim Raines - 279 (48.7)
Edgar Martinez - 209 (36.5)
Alan Trammell - 211 (36.8)
Fred McGriff - 137 (23.9)
Larry Walker - 131 (22.9)
Mark McGwire - 112 (19.5)
Don Mattingly - 102 (17.8)
Dale Murphy - 83 (14.5)
Rafael Palmeiro - 72 (12.6)
Bernie Williams - 55 (9.6)

Hall of Fame ballot
Now, the following players will be removed from the ballot, as they didn't get five percent of the vote:

Juan Gonzalez - 23 votes (four percent)
Vinny Castilla - 6 (1)
Tim Salmon - 5 (0.9)
Bill Mueller - 4 (0.5)
Brad Radke - 2 (0.3)
Javy Lopez - 1 (0.2)
Eric Young - 1 (0.2)
Jeromy Burnitz - 0
Brian Jordan - 0
Terry Mulholland - 0
Phil Nevin - 0
Ruben Sierra - 0
Tony Womack - 0

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Comments

Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:26 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Congratulations to Barry Larkin.  He was a great player.  What I don't understand is how he got twice as many votes as Alan Trammell.  The two are quite similar statistically and in terms of their impact on the game.  So how did over 40% of the voters deem Larkin worthy and Trammell not?



Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:21 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I have to disagree with your comment a bit. First, Jack Morris was the ace of every team he pitched for. He won 21 games for Toronto in 1992 and while he was pretty bad in the playoffs most of the Jays said that he was instrumental in providing leadership for that team. If you look at his stats one thing that leaps out to me is not so much his ERA - which was inflated because of playing in Tigers Stadium as well as places like Minnesota, Fenway, Yankee Stadium, and Exhibition Stadium in Toronto which was a band-box in the summer - is just the sheer amount of innings he pitched. It has to be around 250 innings a year on average which would be near the top all-time. In my mind, the HOF is reserved for generational players who marked their era, and like it or not, Jack Morris was the defining pitcher of the 1980s. He should be in the HOF for Game 7 of the 1991 WS alone (one of the best games all-time). Maybe his stats are not the greatest compared to some of the other pitchers but when it comes down to it, and you had to give the ball to one pitcher in an important ball game during the 80s, it would be Jack Morris or maybe Brett Saberhagen. And that is why he should be in the HOF. I can't believe you are comparing Frank Viola to Jack Morris. That is like comparing Eric Gagne to Dennis Eckersley. 



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:13 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Maybe instead of letting the writers vote on who gets in and who doesn't, how about only letting the actual members of the Hall of Fame vote. To me the Hall members are the only ones who have earned the rite to judge there peers. It would also make sense that position by position there should be a cryteria set to measure proposed Hall elegible players. There are enough players at each position in the Hall to develope a set of minimum standards players have to meet to be considered. Biased sports writers are probably the worst people to entrust with this responsibility.



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:07 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I cannot believe Jack Morris does not get in here I feel he should have gotten  in before Larkin did. I think I can echo the same feeling as many of my fellow posters in regard to the morons who cast a vote for the likes of Vinny Castilla or Brad Radke.I am wondering if any of the slobs that voted for the no chance stiffs DID not vote for Morris.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:07 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

The real question is where the members of the BBWAA got their privileges to vote from ? My guess is they either synthetise, distribute or inject PEDs to cover the privileges related expenses.

HOF is such a joke recently I am sure if some of those guys with plaque there were still alive, they would demand the trade out.  



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:06 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Bagwell was a druggie and the writers are not going to put drug induced stats in the HOF anymore.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:33 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Are you serious????  It is a joke he isn't in the hall.  He was the an ace one 3 different world series winners.  He was the winningest right handed pitcher in the 80's and he pitched the 2nd greatest game in world series history.  Yes his era was high but he pitched complete games and if he was in this era he would of got out before he gave up some meaningless runs.  His numbers are hall worthy. 



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:52 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

The A## who voted for Eric Young needs to have all his/her voting rights revoked.  The Hall of Fame must eliminate from the ballot all shitty players, it's an insult to all fans of the game.

Easy Bubba.  No need to stroke out over the HOF vote.  The really funny thing is that Bill Mueller received four votes.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:49 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I'm disappointed Bagwell didn't fare better in the voting - but he was up a few points from the last time.  I guess there's still hope for him.  He's one of the best 1B I've ever seen play the game since the late '60s.  He is also one of the few players that truly has the "game-smarts."  The voters maybe need to expand their parameters a bit.  And as for Trammel not getting I'm at a loss for words.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:16 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

The A## who voted for Eric Young needs to have all his/her voting rights revoked. The Hall of Fame must eliminate from the ballot all shitty players, it's an insult to all fans of the game.


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