2010 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class Announced

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DCRage
1/6/10 2:10:25PM
Andre Dawson.

The vote:
Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

75% needed to get in, meaning Blyleven missed by just 5 votes, Alomar by 8 on his first try. Everyone who got at least 5% stays on the ballot next year. Blyleven is now down to 2 tries (this was #13) before he has to wait for a possible Veterans Committee induction.
emfleek
1/6/10 2:14:52PM
THE HAWK!!!!



And seriously...

David Segui??? Does his dad have a vote or something?
cowcatcher
1/6/10 2:15:30PM
good for the hawk, he was a monster when i was a kid, and he wasnt just a bat, he was scary if you were trying to go from first to third on a ball hit to RF.

had alomar not spit in the umps face i think he would have been a 1st ballot guy. as second basemen go, he was as good as there was in his era. he should get in next year.

bert is a tough one, his numbers dont lie, but while he was playing he wasnt a guy that people included in their lists of star pitchers. id like to see him get in, hes a funny guy, and has HOF numbers, i just dont like his chances though.
cowcatcher
1/6/10 2:16:19PM

Posted by emfleek

David Segui??? Does his dad have a vote or something?



no his roids dealer did
Kpro
1/6/10 2:29:13PM
Not a bad first ballot for Edgar; I think he'll end up in the Hall but it will take quite a few years.

Glad to see Dawson get in. Unfortunate for Blyleven to come so close. Alomar makes it easy next year.
cowcatcher
1/6/10 2:44:13PM

Posted by Kpro

Not a bad first ballot for Edgar; I think he'll end up in the Hall but it will take quite a few years.

Glad to see Dawson get in. Unfortunate for Blyleven to come so close. Alomar makes it easy next year.



had edgar stayed at 3B it would just about be a lock that he gets in at some point. there are so many old timers still voting that dont give a DH credit that i think hes going to have a tough time though. he was as good of a hitter as there was though, and his hands were as fast as anyones through the plate outside of paul molitor, id like to see him get more of a look, but i dont see it happening for him.
Kpro
1/6/10 2:55:58PM

Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by Kpro

Not a bad first ballot for Edgar; I think he'll end up in the Hall but it will take quite a few years.

Glad to see Dawson get in. Unfortunate for Blyleven to come so close. Alomar makes it easy next year.



had edgar stayed at 3B it would just about be a lock that he gets in at some point. there are so many old timers still voting that dont give a DH credit that i think hes going to have a tough time though. he was as good of a hitter as there was though, and his hands were as fast as anyones through the plate outside of paul molitor, id like to see him get more of a look, but i dont see it happening for him.



I think if the voters can come around to voting a closer in, they can absolutely warm up to a DH. The knock on a DH is that they only played half the game. It takes closers weeks to play 9 innings.

The first closer to ever get elected, being Hoyt Wilhelm, went through the regular struggles of voters saying a closer would never get in the Hall; I see Edgar going through the same thing and having a progression similar to Wilhelm.

Year Election Votes Pct
1978 BBWAA 158 41.7%
1979 BBWAA 168 38.9%
1980 BBWAA 209 54.3%
1981 BBWAA 238 59.4%
1982 BBWAA 236 56.9%
1983 BBWAA 243 65.0%
1984 BBWAA 290 72.0%
1985 BBWAA 331 83.8%
hippysmacker
1/6/10 9:17:45PM
I think Blylven. Alomar, Raines, Trammel, and McGriff should have got in as well. I also think McGwire will get in once he talks about and and apologizes for roids. Basically the whole era is tainted and since we don't know which guys were definitely taking them, I think eventually they will just have to take that out of consideration. I still think an asterisk should be next to any records broken from the mid 70's til baseball started a real steroids penalty program.
RyanC
1/6/10 10:16:12PM
Bert Blyleven got screwed once again. 287 wins, and 242 complete games. I know his ERA is a bit on the high side, and he's lost quite a few, but when you stay in the game as long as he did you are bound to lose more games.

He better get in next year.
higdon10
1/6/10 11:00:56PM
Barry Larkin deserves in, and I assume that he'll get enough support in '11 or '12
NeaRMisS
1/6/10 11:05:00PM
Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%)

Damn, maybe next year T_T.
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