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Monday, January 03, 2005

The Hall of Merit’s 2005 HOF Picks: Boggs, Blyleven, Sandberg, Gossage and Trammell!

With a total 28 ballots cast, we decided (following HOF ballot procedures) that Wade Boggs (unanimously!), Ryne Sandberg, Bert Blyleven, Rich “Goose” Gossage and Alan Trammell were more than qualified to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week. Hopefully, the BBWAA will emulate our correct picks. :-)

Thanks for participating, guys!

Wade Boggs: 100% (28) 
Bert Blyleven: 96% (27)
Ryne Sandberg: 96% (27)
Rich "Goose" Gossage: 93% (26)
Alan Trammell: 79% (22)
Tommy John: 32% (9)
Jim Rice:  21% (6)
Bruce Sutter: 21% (6)
Andre Dawson: 18% (5)
Don Mattingly: 18% (5)
Dale Murphy:  18% (5)
Dave Parker:  18% (5) 
Lee Smith: 14% (4) 
Ted Simmons (write-in): 7% (2)     
Lou Whitaker (write-in):  7% (2)  
Jack Morris: 7% (2)
Dave Concepcion: 4% (1)
Dwight Evans: 4% (1)
Bobby Grich (write-in): 4% (1)
Willie McGee: 4% (1)
Tony Phillips: 4% (1)
Ron Santo (write-in): 4% (1)

 

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 02:52 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 02:46 PM (#1052706)
hot topics
   2. Guapo Posted: January 03, 2005 at 04:24 PM (#1052936)
But... but...

From the 2005 Hall of Fame Ballot Thread:

There will be a two weeks worth of discussion, then a ballot thread will be posted (Jan. 3).

Not that it would have made any difference, but I would vote for Boggs, Sandberg, Blyleven, and Murphy.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 04:36 PM (#1052971)
There will be a two weeks worth of discussion, then a ballot thread will be posted (Jan. 3).

I worded it wrong, Guapo. However, I'll add your ballot anyway.
   4. PhillyBooster Posted: January 03, 2005 at 04:52 PM (#1053001)
Kind of disappointing that there is not more diversity of opinion. Out of 20 ballots, no one got between 5 and 18 votes?

I thought the case of Tommy John was pretty clearcut within the boundaries that the HoF provides. But he only made four other ballots.
   5. DanG Posted: January 03, 2005 at 05:31 PM (#1053110)
Like Guapo, I thought the actual voting would be this week.

I am one of those voters like sunnyday2, who, recognizing what the Hall's established standards are, finds ten ballot spots to be too restrictive.

I would vote for: Boggs, Sandberg, Blyleven, Trammell, Gossage, Dawson, John, Parker, Murphy, Rice.

If write-ins are allowed, they should be limited to players retired in the current BBWAA eligible period, 1985-1999. This would exclude Santo, but include guys like Rose, Staub, Quisenberry, Nettles, etc.
   6. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 05:42 PM (#1053162)
We'll keep the election going until 8 PM EST Wed.

It wouldn't have made sense to keep the election going past the actual one, but that was my mistake when I set up the other thread.
   7. Rob_Wood Posted: January 03, 2005 at 11:25 PM (#1054360)
Sorry for my late HOF ballot. I'd vote for Boggs, Blyleven, Sandberg, Sutter, Trammell, and Gossage.
   8. LargeBill Posted: January 04, 2005 at 12:08 AM (#1054435)
If it is not too late, put me down for Rice, Boggs, Blyleven, Murphy, T. John, Gossage, and Sandburg
   9. Guapo Posted: January 04, 2005 at 01:25 AM (#1054607)
Thanks, John.
   10. DavidFoss Posted: January 04, 2005 at 01:31 AM (#1054615)
Boggs, Blyleven, Sandburg, Gossage
   11. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 01:33 AM (#1054623)
Thanks, John.

No problem, Guapo. BTW, when any new ballots are posted, the totals above will reflect that.
   12. Andrew M Posted: January 04, 2005 at 02:00 AM (#1054710)
Another late ballot. I vote for Boggs, Blyleven, Sandberg, Gossage, Trammell, T. John, Rice. I will be shocked if the BBWAA in its collective wisdom does not elect at least 5 of my choices....
   13. Guarded By Monkeys Posted: January 04, 2005 at 02:01 AM (#1054714)
Boggs, Blyleven, Sandberg, Gossage, Trammell
   14. yest Posted: January 04, 2005 at 07:15 AM (#1055341)
John
Rice
Mattingly
Parker
Boggs
Morris
Blyleven
Sandberg
Gossage
Sutter only if I'm allowed to give extra credit for the splitter if not I'l put Dawson on instead
   15. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 02:31 PM (#1055570)
Sutter only if I'm allowed to give extra credit for the splitter if not I'l put Dawson on instead

Since we're following HOF rules, you can vote for candidates using the silly reason that you think their names are cool.

Good to see no shortstops like Trammell on your ballot, yest. I would have been very disappointed in you if you had placed him with the rest. :-)
   16. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 10:49 PM (#1056953)
Oops!

I thought they were going to announce the HOF selections on Thursday. Well, that means the election is officially over as of right now. Sorry if anybody else wanted to submit a ballot, but it would be silly to keep it going now.

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