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The SJ.com Baseball Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    We have smart enough baseball fans around here and I think it would be a cool idea for a board-wide Hall of Fame vote. PM your ballot to me by Friday, August 28th at 10 am Eastern time. The SportsJournalists.com Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced on Friday.

    Takes 75% to merit induction
    A current player has to have played in the majors for 10 years to be eligible (so no Pujols, Ichiro)
    Banned players are allowed (Rose, Black Sox, etc.), but you are allowed/encouraged to make your judgments about whether their gambling involvement means they should be in the SJ HOF
    When judging current players, be conservative and assume that their best days are behind them (i.e. they are not going to regain their peak)

    Suggested players to consider (in alphabetical order)
    Roberto Alomar
    Jeff Bagwell
    Harold Baines
    Craig Biggio
    Bert Blyleven
    Barry Bonds
    Kevin Brown
    Eddie Cicotte
    Roger Clemens
    Andre Dawson
    Carlos Delgado
    John Franco
    Andres Galarraga
    Nomar Garciaparra
    Tom Glavine
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Juan Gonzalez
    Vladimir Guerrero
    Todd Helton
    Rickey Henderson
    Trevor Hoffman
    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Derek Jeter
    Tommy John
    Randy Johnson
    Andruw Jones
    Chipper Jones
    Jeff Kent
    Barry Larkin
    Greg Maddux
    Edgar Martinez
    Pedro Martinez
    Don Mattingly
    Fred McGriff
    Mark McGwire
    Jose Mesa
    Jack Morris
    Dale Murphy
    Mike Mussina
    David Ortiz
    Rafael Palmeiro
    Dave Parker
    Andy Pettitte
    Mike Piazza
    Tim Raines
    Manny Ramirez
    Jim Rice
    Mariano Rivera
    Alex Rodriguez
    Pudge Rodriguez
    Pete Rose
    Curt Schilling
    Gary Sheffield
    John Smoltz
    Sammy Sosa
    Lee Smith
    Miguel Tejada
    Frank Thomas
    Jim Thome
    Alan Trammell
    Robin Ventura
    Omar Vizquel
    Billy Wagner
    Larry Walker
    Buck Weaver
    Bernie Williams

    Feel free to add more names to consider in the thread.
  2. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Are you limited as to the amount of players for which you can vote? Also, why no Santo?
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Standard HOF ballot, dickens, limits you to voting for 10 players.

    I'm sure you can vote for Santo if you'd like
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Suggested players to consider (in alphabetical order)
    Roberto Alomar - Yes
    Jeff Bagwell - Yes
    Harold Baines - No
    Craig Biggio - Yes
    Bert Blyleven - Yes
    Barry Bonds - Yes
    Kevin Brown - No
    Eddie Cicotte - No
    Roger Clemens - Yes
    Andre Dawson - Yes
    Carlos Delgado - Yes
    John Franco - No
    Andres Galarraga - No
    Nomar Garciaparra - No
    Tom Glavine - Yes
    Ken Griffey Jr. - Yes
    Juan Gonzalez - Hmm... No.
    Vladimir Guerrero - Yes
    Todd Helton - No
    Rickey Henderson - Yes
    Trevor Hoffman - Yes
    Shoeless Joe Jackson - Yes
    Derek Jeter - Yes
    Tommy John - No
    Randy Johnson - Yes
    Andruw Jones - No
    Chipper Jones - Yes
    Jeff Kent - No
    Barry Larkin - No, but he'll get in.
    Greg Maddux - Yes
    Edgar Martinez - No
    Pedro Martinez - Yes
    Don Mattingly - No
    Fred McGriff - Hmmm... No.
    Mark McGwire - No.
    Jose Mesa - No
    Jack Morris - No
    Dale Murphy - No
    Mike Mussina - No
    David Ortiz - Yes
    Rafael Palmeiro - No
    Dave Parker - Yes
    Andy Pettitte - No
    Mike Piazza - Yes
    Tim Raines - Yes
    Manny Ramirez - Yes
    Jim Rice - Yes
    Mariano Rivera - Yes
    Alex Rodriguez - Yes
    Pudge Rodriguez - Yes
    Pete Rose - Yes
    Curt Schilling - Yes
    Gary Sheffield - Yes
    John Smoltz - Yes
    Sammy Sosa - No
    Lee Smith - No
    Miguel Tejada - No
    Frank Thomas - Yes
    Jim Thome - Yes
    Alan Trammell - Yes
    Robin Ventura - No
    Omar Vizquel - No
    Billy Wagner - No
    Larry Walker - Hmm... No
    Buck Weaver - No
    Bernie Williams - No
  5. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Mizzou voted yes on Bert, no on Jack. My respect for him just went up marginally.
  6. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    didn't we do this already? I'll look for a link

    EDIT: linkage --- http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/50549/
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    With Morris, I can't get past the 3.91 ERA.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We've done something similar about 100 times... So what? Let's do it again... There's a reason these threads always wind up with 200-plus posts. We can't get enough of it... :D
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ron Guidry?
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Mine are in and no, I didn't vote for Mussina.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    My ballot:

    Roberto Alomar
    Bert Blyleven
    Roger Clemens
    Tom Glavine
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Rickey Henderson
    Trevor Hoffman
    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Derek Jeter
    Randy Johnson
    Greg Maddux
    Pedro Martinez
    Manny Ramirez
    Mariano Rivera
    Alex Rodriguez
    Pudge Rodriguez
    Curt Schilling
    Gary Sheffield
    John Smoltz
    Sammy Sosa
    Frank Thomas
    Jim Thome
    Alan Trammell
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