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2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:48 am

Time for Ted Simmons to get in.

Is Lee Smith still eligible somehow?

The complete list of players on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot:
Barry Bonds
Chris Carpenter
Roger Clemens
Johnny Damon
Vladimir Guerrero
Livan Hernandez
Trevor Hoffman
Orlando Hudson
Aubrey Huff
Jason Isringhausen
Andruw Jones
Chipper Jones
Jeff Kent
Carlos Lee
Brad Lidge
Edgar Martinez
Hideki Matsui
Fred McGriff
Kevin Millwood
Jamie Moyer
Mike Mussina
Manny Ramirez
Scott Rolen
Johan Santana
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
Sammy Sosa
Jim Thome
Omar Vizquel
Billy Wagner
Larry Walker
Kerry Wood
Carlos Zambrano

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Andruw Jones and Scott Rolen highlight the slate of newcomers.

The class has a potential to be stellar and could be bolstered by players on the upcoming Modern Era Committee ballot, to be voted on next month. On that ballot, the players include Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell. Union leader Marvin Miller is also on the ballot.

The vote of a yet-to-be named 16-person panel is slated to be announced Dec. 10 live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. ET at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The 16 members of the committee can vote for a maximum of five candidates, a total of 80 votes. In this case, a name must appear on at least 12 of the 16 ballots to be elected.

Since Joe Gordon was elected in 2009, only two players have been enshrined through the Veterans' Committee process: Cubs third baseman Ron Santo in 2012 and Deacon White, a 19th-century catcher, in '13.

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Re: 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby cardinalfan4life » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:17 pm

Vladimir Guerrero
Trevor Hoffman
Chipper Jones
Edgar Martinez
Jim Thome
Billy Wagner
Ted Simmons
Alan Trammell
Jack Morris
Dave Parker
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Re: 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:39 pm

Wow ............... Joe Morgan pretty much steps in it ..................

One of the rare times i agree with Passan:

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Re: 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:47 am

How the heck did St. Louis Cardinals great Ted Simmons fall off the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot after just one year? It’s one of the most inexplicable baseball decisions of the past 25 years, and one that may still haunt Simmons’ chances today.

Simmons’ case for the Hall of Fame isn’t a lock. There is room for debate. But no matter where you stand on him, you have to admit it was a travesty that he received just 3.7 percent of the vote in his first and only year on the ballot.

For 21 years, Simmons was the fourth-best catcher in baseball. And there’s no shame in being fourth when the three men ahead of you are Johnny Bench, Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. All three of them are safety enshrined in Cooperstown. Simmons remains the odd man out.


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Re: 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:34 am

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected into Cooperstown as part of the Modern Era committee’s ballot. The announcement kicked off baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando. Candidates needed 75 percent of the votes for election, or 12 of the 16 votes.

Former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons fell one vote shy of induction.


Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Luis Tiant and Dave Parker all fell short of election.

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Re: 2018 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Postby cardinalfan4life » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:18 am

I feel bad for Simmons, he deserves to be in baseballs hallowed halls. Just never got any respect from the writers. Maybe now that Morris and Trammell got in hes next in line.

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