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2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    The revamped Veterans Committee announced the first Today's Game Ballot:

    Harold Baines
    Albert Belle
    Will Clark
    Orel Hershiser
    Davey Johnson
    Mark McGwire
    Lou Piniella
    John Schuerholz
    Bud Selig
    George Steinbrenner

    Stunned that at least one of Trammell, Morris or Whitaker wasn't chosen and that Davey Johnson was nominated over Jim Leyland.

    Based on history, I assume the committee will put Schuerholz, Selig and Steinbrenner in.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I would love to see Albert Belle get in.
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  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Albert Belle was definitely a HOF talent. His attitude toward sportswriters will hurt him more than the injuries which shortened his career.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    His 162 game average is insane, 40 hr 130 rbi. same rbi as ted williams and 3 more hr. think only babe ruth's is better in both.
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Joey pissed off the sanctimonious BBWAA. He never got a fair look.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    How will that hurt him with ex-ball players?
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I want Belle in only if Jason Grimsley presents him. Kidding aside, he was an absolute beast for more than a decade. He got jobbed out of the 1995 AL MVP, losing it to Mo Vaughn -- even though he had 50 home runs AND 50 doubles. And I say that as a Red Sox fan. He was a cock, sure, but who cares? He was never proven to have taken steroids and even denied taking them. That said, yeah, he definitely corked his bat, though Grimsley obligingly crawled through the vents of the stadium and into the umpire's room to snag the bat, some of the best baseball skullduggery ever.

    Will Clark, Harold Baines and Hershisher over Trammell? And where's Don Mattingly? Does he not fall into their era? And he's off the 15-year ballot, so why wouldn't he be on this?
  8. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    Corked bat, yes. He also doesn't have any "magic" numbers: 400 home runs, 2,500 hits, five or more years as the best player at his position, etc.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    There are media members on the committee. At least there used to be.
  10. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    Um, Tim Raines?
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  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Still on the ballot.
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