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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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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:14 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Bosox -- Please.  Get your facts straight.  PED's were against the rules of baseball at the time McGwire used them.  There were no rules set for testing or agreed punishment for those who used, but it was against the rules.  Mark McGwire (and many others) cheated on the game.  Hall of Shame.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:12 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Its too bad that Jack Morris fell just short, hopefully next year when Schilling is on the ballot it will make the voters examine Jack's numbers a little closer and he will get the remaining 7% he needs. I feel confident that within the next 1-2 years Mr. Morris will be where he belongs, in baseaball's hall of fame.

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:08 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I am glad for Larkin, he is a class act and was a dominant player in a questionable time. But How does Don Mattingly not make the HOF? And I am a Red Sox fan. The guy was clutch and classy. I don't get it. Hopefully he will get in next year.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:51 pm

That's nice...

I didn't realize that Bill Mueller and Tim Salmon's family were allowed to vote.  You learn something new everyday. 

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:40 pm

4 Votes for Mueller!!!???

The 4 morons who voted for Bill Mueller should have their credentials taken away....4!!!!??

Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:34 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.. Hank Aaron even admitted to using drugs was he removed from Hall of Fame ...NO  ..MARK McGwire made me Love baseball for his run at the single season record..and i am not even a Cardinals fan....He was a great player..Put him in..

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:27 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

I would like to meet the two guys who voted for Brad Radke!

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:27 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Did all of the East Coast writers even vote? Wow I wonder what some of these writers were doing during the time of some of these player's careers? Looks to me as though the Hall needs to reformat voting as to be the top 5 in class instead of needed votes as some obviously have played a regional favorites game.

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:23 pm

Hall of Fame voting breakdown

Phil Nevin on the ballot?  LOL wut?

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