Maddux, Glavine, Thomas

There’s all of your 2014 class, coming off of last year’s shut-out. There is no possible argument why these three shouldn’t get in immediately. The fun comes when 18 people (hopefully) explain why they didn’t vote for Maddux, and worse yet, explain why they didn’t vote for any of the other players with epic careers that are now locked out by prejudice. Poor Craig Biggio, he missed his ticket by two measly votes. Why do more than half of the voters not like Tim Raines? Moose had no traction at all, and it boggles my mind that he only got a 20% vote when Glavine goes in on the first ballot. We don’t have to pull the entire mess apart, because Jay Jaffe already did last week (missed this article.. great read). The voting results are past the fold.

Name Votes (Pct.) Yrs on ballot
Greg Maddux 555 (97.2%) 1
Tom Glavine 525 (91.9) 1
Frank Thomas 478 (83.7) 1
Craig Biggio 427 (74.8) 2
Mike Piazza 355 (62.2) 2
Jack Morris 351 (61.5) 15
Jeff Bagwell 310 (54.3) 4
Tim Raines 263 (46.1) 7
Roger Clemens 202 (35.4) 2
Barry Bonds 198 (34.7) 2
Lee Smith 171 (29.9) 12
Curt Schilling 167 (29.2) 2
Edgar Martinez 144 (25.2) 5
Alan Trammell 119 (20.8) 13
Mike Mussina 116 (20.3) 1
Jeff Kent 87 (15.2) 1
Fred McGriff 67 (11.7) 8
Mark McGwire 63 (11.0) 8
Larry Walker 58 (10.2) 4
Don Mattingly 47 (8.2) 14
Sammy Sosa 41 (7.2) 2
Rafael Palmeiro 25 (4.4) 4
Moises Alou 6 (1.1) 1
Hideo Nomo 6 (1.1) 1
Luis Gonzalez 5 (0.9) 1
Eric Gagne 2 (0.4) 1
J.T. Snow 2 (0.4) 1
Armando Benitez 1 (0.2) 1
Jacque Jones 1 (0.2) 1
Kenny Rogers 1 (0.2) 1
Sean Casey 0 (0) 1
Ray Durham 0 (0) 1
Todd Jones 0 (0) 1
Paul LoDuca 0 (0) 1
Richie Sexson 0 (0) 1
Mike Timlin 0 (0) 1

11 comments… add one

  • So there’s two people in this world who believe Eric Gagne is a Hall of Famer? Amazing.

    pale blue eyes January 8, 2014, 6:53 pm
  • PBE: I would love to see the rest of those two ballots.

    attackgerbil January 8, 2014, 8:23 pm
  • Vernon Wells just got the big ugly axe.

    Meh. He’s done pretty much. I like the guy though.

    krueg January 10, 2014, 1:24 pm
  • I think he just got told he will get paid twenty-one million dollars to not play baseball.

    attackgerbil January 10, 2014, 2:37 pm
  • Wells should split that with me. I’ll not play baseball a hundred times better than he will.

    Also, Bagwell getting the shaft because it *looks* like *perhaps* he used steroids is bullshit. Pure speculation.

    Devine January 10, 2014, 4:17 pm
  • Bagwell certainly should be in by now.

    I think Glavine deserves to go in but the difference in votes between him and Mussina is staggering. A lot of voters do not seem to care about getting some serious data before voting.

    pale blue eyes January 11, 2014, 12:26 pm
  • ARod = history.

    Finally. Thank science. The nightmare is over.

    krueg January 11, 2014, 12:36 pm
  • I wouldn’t bet on it. He’ll fight the ruling and it might not hold up in the courts.

    pale blue eyes January 11, 2014, 1:47 pm
  • Nothing I have read says he has a chance on appeal…

    He’ll eventually get paid to leave. Good riddance.

    krueg January 11, 2014, 2:49 pm
  • Maybe. I still wouldn’t mind if he was in the lineup while everyone extracts their pound of flesh.

    attackgerbil January 12, 2014, 3:59 pm
  • After no small of thought about the hall of fame, I figured out that it is absolutely not how you dance, it’s who brung ya.

    attackgerbil March 1, 2014, 4:28 pm

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