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Stark: Five things to watch on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot – The Athletic

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3. Can Walker make a historic leap to Cooperstown?
According to Baseball-Reference.com, Larry Walker remains hitless in his last 5,161 days on Planet Earth. But because Hall of Fame voting is so frigging weird, that didn’t stop Walker from making the biggest surge of any player on the 2019 ballot. That was in the form of a 20.5-percent, 88-vote leap to 54.1 percent, which left him 87 votes shy of election.

That would be an eye-popping jump for anyone. But it’s almost incomprehensible for a guy who was only attracting 68 votes total (344 short of election) as recently as five years ago.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 20, 2019 at 08:28 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ajnrules Posted: November 21, 2019 at 06:19 PM (#5903053)
Man I hope Larry Walker makes it, but there have been three ballots already and he appeared on only one. One of these ballots is a Jeter-only ballot from the always-pleasant Steven Marcus.
   2. Rusty Priske Posted: November 22, 2019 at 10:11 AM (#5903122)
I have Walker as the 5th most deserving candidate, but of the ones above him, one will get in automatically, two are those I am not holding me breath over due to the witch hunting of the anti-steroid zealots, and one is an unmitigated #######, so Larry is who I am hoping for this most.

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