No call to the Hall

On Wednesday afternoon, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced the results of this year’s Hall of Fame voting.

The only problem is that there were no results.

For the 8th time in history, and first since 1996, no player was selected for entry into the Hall. This is an outcome most predicted since the “Steroid Era” players are now just beginning to appear on the ballots.

To be elected, a player must obtain 75% of the vote. This year, the leading vote getter was former Astros great Craig Biggio with 388 votes (68.2%). Once looked at as first-ballot Hall of Famer’s, former Yankee Roger Clemens and home run king Barry Bonds finished 8th and 9th respectively, each having about 37% of votes.

This will no doubt open up the unwanted discussion of steroids and their role in baseball, especially now that the guys who were major players during that era are up for election.

 

Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

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