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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: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:52 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I'm sorry but I thought Edgar Martinez was a for sure first ballot guy. Jack Morris should definitley be on here as well. I know most of the writers don't realize baseball is played west of the Mississippi river but come on. If Martinez played for the Yankees, Red Sox or one of the Chicago teams he'd be in.



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:51 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Congrats to Barry!  Its just so frustrateing to see votes wasted on McGwire and Palmeiro.  Hopefully we get Morris in next year.   I really do find it surprising that Donnie Baseball doesnt get more votes.   Just because his career wasn't as long as others shouldn't discount what he accomplished in those years.



Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:39 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Nine ballots were left blank.  I wonder if Bill Conlin voted.  He's the guy who left Nolan Ryan off his ballot.  He's also been accused of molesting 7 young girls.  That's all you need to know about the HOF voters.



Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:35 pm
 

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame voting breakdown

You don't understand why Juan-Gone was given such little consideration? Ask Dale Murphy.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:34 pm
 

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

@rockyindallas

Steriods takes away all of his stats. 



Since: Aug 2, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I wonder why Larkin was so much better than Alan Trammell in the eyes of the HOF veters that Larkin received 495 votes to 211 for Trammell.



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

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I liked EY a lot as a player. But who voted for him for the HOF? That is totally irresponsible!



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Juan Gone?

Really?  2 MVP awards and over 400 homers and he doesn't even make the ballot.  He owns every Texas Ranger team record for batting.  How come he doesn't get any respect?  I can't believe anyone would vote for Tim Raines, Edgar Martinez, Alan Trammel, Fred McGriff or Bernie Williams over Gonzalez.  I don't think there is a single MVP award among those guys and Juan has 2.  Its got to be guilt by association for steroids but Bagwell, Walker, Mcguire and Palmeiro are still on the list.  So I don't get it.  How is he off the ballot and the other guys are still on it.  Fred McGriff?  Really?




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Trammell's numbers same if not better than Larkins...  Most of these writers are self-encompassing idiots.  Nuff said.  Like my friend says, whoever these old coots are that use votes for Radke, Salmon, Castilla, et al should lose their credentials... and their viagara.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:14 pm
 

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Mark McGwire - 112 (19.5), he still deserves to be in Hall Of Fame, He never tested positive when enhancements became illegal. He obeyed the rules when they applied..
Not exactly true...McGwire never tested positive, that is true.  McGwire has admitted, however, using steroids during his career.  At no time during his career were steroids allowed.  Thus he did not "obey the rules" he merely avoided getting caught breaking the rules.  Sorry he is out.  IMO opinion so is Palmero (positive test) and Bonds.  As for Clemens, I will wait for the results of his perjury trial, etc but he sure looks guilty and thus I would not put him in the HOF.  Same for AROD -- admitted use, you are out.


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