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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Mock 2017 Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot

Candidates

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

See full descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Election will end Tuesday, 11/15/2016 at 1:00 EST.

DL from MN Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:09 PM | 56 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:18 PM (#5348346)
Please keep this thread focused on ballots and not discussion. Please don't put vote totals in the thread.

Mark McGwire
Lou Piniella
John Schuerholz
   2. bachslunch Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:27 PM (#5348353)
McGwire, Pinella, Schuerholz.
   3. AROM Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:27 PM (#5348354)
McGwire
Schuerholz
   4. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:32 PM (#5348362)
McGwire
Selig
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:39 PM (#5348366)
John Schuerholz.
   6. Rusty Priske Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:47 PM (#5348376)
Nobody
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:50 PM (#5348380)
None of the above.
   8. Booey Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:00 PM (#5348394)
McGwire
   9. HGM Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:06 PM (#5348405)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
   10. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:13 PM (#5348413)
McGwire, Selig, Schuerholz.
   11. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:41 PM (#5348471)
Hershiser
Johnson
McGwire
Schuerholz
   12. BDC Posted: November 08, 2016 at 03:20 PM (#5348533)
McGwire
   13. JJ1986 Posted: November 08, 2016 at 03:33 PM (#5348552)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
   14. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: November 08, 2016 at 04:33 PM (#5348642)
McGwire
   15. Kiko Sakata Posted: November 08, 2016 at 04:36 PM (#5348645)
Hershiser
McGwire
Schuerholz
   16. Chris Fluit Posted: November 08, 2016 at 06:22 PM (#5348771)
McGwire
Schuerholz
Hershiser
Clark
   17. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 08, 2016 at 06:23 PM (#5348772)
Hershiser
   18. reech Posted: November 08, 2016 at 06:36 PM (#5348783)

Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
Bud Selig
   19. Man o' Schwar Posted: November 08, 2016 at 06:51 PM (#5348800)
Albert Belle
Orel Hershiser
Mark McGwire
George Steinbrenner
   20. Bleed the Freak Posted: November 08, 2016 at 07:24 PM (#5348830)
I'm in agreement with good doctor:
Hershiser
Johnson
McGwire
Schuerholz
   21. toratoratora Posted: November 08, 2016 at 07:51 PM (#5348857)
Big Mac and Schuerholz
   22. ThickieDon Posted: November 09, 2016 at 09:31 AM (#5349746)
Mark McGwire
   23. mex4173 Posted: November 09, 2016 at 02:17 PM (#5350035)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
Bud Selig
   24. Howie Menckel Posted: November 09, 2016 at 02:49 PM (#5350072)
Davey Johnson
   25. chisoxcollector Posted: November 09, 2016 at 02:54 PM (#5350080)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
   26. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: November 09, 2016 at 03:18 PM (#5350102)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
George Steinbrenner
   27. alilisd Posted: November 09, 2016 at 03:50 PM (#5350135)
McGwire
Schuerholz
   28. ajnrules Posted: November 09, 2016 at 04:56 PM (#5350173)
Davey Johnson
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
George Steinbrenner
   29. Random Transaction Generator Posted: November 09, 2016 at 05:55 PM (#5350233)
McGwire

Schuerholz

Steinbrenner
   30. Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger Posted: November 09, 2016 at 06:17 PM (#5350252)
McGwire
Schuerholz
Steinbrenner
Johnson
   31. Omineca Greg Posted: November 09, 2016 at 06:52 PM (#5350270)
McGwire
Selig
Schuerholz
   32. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: November 09, 2016 at 07:00 PM (#5350274)
McGwire
Steinbrenner
Schuerholz
Piniella
   33. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: November 09, 2016 at 07:21 PM (#5350284)
Mark McGwire
Lou Piniella
John Schuerholz
   34. cardsfanboy Posted: November 09, 2016 at 08:34 PM (#5350330)
If anyone is allowed to vote regardless of their history with the HOM.... I would go with
McGwire, Selig.
   35. DL from MN Posted: November 10, 2016 at 10:35 AM (#5350591)
anyone can vote once
   36. DL from MN Posted: November 11, 2016 at 09:53 AM (#5351238)
Election will end Tuesday, 11/15/2016 at 1:00 EST.
   37. dlf Posted: November 11, 2016 at 10:18 AM (#5351273)
I hate mixing players and non-players on the same ballot.

McGwire
   38. DL from MN Posted: November 14, 2016 at 10:15 AM (#5352663)
Ballot ends tomorrow
   39. Adam Schafer Posted: November 14, 2016 at 04:17 PM (#5353031)
Davey Johnson
Mark McGwire
Lou Piniella
John Schuerholz
   40. gehrig97 Posted: November 14, 2016 at 06:22 PM (#5353165)
McGwire
Steinbrenner
   41. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: November 14, 2016 at 07:41 PM (#5353207)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
   42. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: November 14, 2016 at 08:01 PM (#5353216)
McGwire
Schuerholz
   43. DL from MN Posted: November 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM (#5353393)
Ballot ends today
   44. Al Peterson Posted: November 15, 2016 at 11:27 AM (#5353463)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
George Steinbrenner
   45. Gary Truth Serum Posted: November 15, 2016 at 11:35 AM (#5353472)
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
Bud Selig
   46. Captain Supporter Posted: November 15, 2016 at 01:40 PM (#5353580)
Nobody (if I had to pick one it would have been Orel)
   47. DL from MN Posted: November 15, 2016 at 01:55 PM (#5353590)
Ballot is closed
   48. DL from MN Posted: November 15, 2016 at 01:56 PM (#5353592)
Results:
Candidate Votes Percent
Mark McGwire 36 88%
John Schuerholz 28 68%
Bud Selig 8 20%
G Steinbrenner 8 20%
Orel Hershiser 6 15%
Davey Johnson 6 15%
Lou Piniella 5 12%
Albert Belle 1 2%
Will Clark 1 2%
Harold Baines 0 0%

   49. DL from MN Posted: November 15, 2016 at 01:59 PM (#5353596)
We have elected Mark McGwire on mock ballots MANY times now. This is the first time we have expressed an opinion on the executives and Schuerholz is the clear favorite.
   50. Chris Fluit Posted: November 15, 2016 at 04:01 PM (#5353662)
This is the first time we have expressed an opinion on the executives and Schuerholz is the clear favorite.

Not quite. Steinbrenner was on a previous veterans committee ballot but was crowded out by the big three managers (Cox, LaRussa and Torre) and Marvin Miller. This is the first nomination for Schuerholz and Selig.
   51. DL from MN Posted: November 15, 2016 at 04:37 PM (#5353683)
Only 20% of the ballots were maxed out. I was a little surprised HoM inductee Will Clark didn't get a little more support.
   52. rawagman Posted: November 23, 2016 at 09:57 PM (#5357652)
Will Clark
Mark McGwire
John Schuerholz
Bud Selig
   53. bjhanke Posted: November 26, 2016 at 01:29 PM (#5358269)
I missed this when it came out, but I would have, and in this order:

Mark McGwire
The Boss
Will Clark

on a good day, Schuerholz
   54. JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: November 29, 2016 at 09:49 AM (#5359265)
I would have voted for Clark, McGwire, Schuerholz and Piniella. I could have mustered a yes for Big Stein too.
   55. JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: November 29, 2016 at 09:50 AM (#5359267)
Will Clark sailed into the Hall of Merit ... and this group gave him one vote on a yes/no? That's some weird stuff.
   56. Bleed the Freak Posted: December 01, 2016 at 09:09 AM (#5360534)
Will Clark sailed into the Hall of Merit ... and this group gave him one vote on a yes/no? That's some weird stuff.


Dan R's WAR had a favorable view of Clark, as did the classic Baseball Projection Sean Smith WAR and the original Baseball Gauge DRA. Updated Baseball-Reference and Baseball Gauge have Clark as more of a borderline type, Baseball Prospectus shows him short, Kiko's WAR has him well below the standard. He was a clutch/situational RE24 type of hitter, so he deserves some bump for that. He would be a tad shy of my revised personal hall.

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