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This Year's HOF Ballot

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:43 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1934399

The complete ballot (x-first time eligible): x-Jim Abbott, Bert Blyleven, x-Wade Boggs, x-Tom Candiotti, Dave Concepcion, x-Chili Davis, Andre Dawson, Steve Garvey, Rich Gossage, Tommy John, x-Mark Langston, Don Mattingly, x-Jack McDowell, x-Willie McGee, x-Jeff Montgomery, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, x-Otis Nixon, Dave Parker, x-Tony Phillips, Jim Rice, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Smith, x-Terry Steinbach, x-Darryl Strawberry, Bruce Sutter, Alan Trammell.


I bet Boggs and Sandberg make it.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:55 pm

Joe Carter is off the ballot :,-(

On a side note, Tom Cheek, a long-time Jays broadcaster, one of the nicest people you could ever meet, who has recently been ill, has made the short list of nominees for the Ford C. Frick award for a broadcaster who has made an outstanding contribution to the game.

He made the call on Carter's WS winning walk-off homer. His call is in Jackal's sig (but don't hold that against him).

Fans determine which broadcasters make it down to the final 2.

Please click here and cast your vote for Tom Cheek. All-around good guy, great broadcaster and friend to baseball.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:56 pm

Sorry Pogo, I just realized that I may have hijacked your thread. If a mod could move my last post it would be appreciated. ;-D
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:20 pm

boggs should be close to a definite,,,out of the rest sandberg is a little better than the rest ahead of mattingly, smith, dawson and murphy
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Postby Mustangs989 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:30 pm

It'd be nice to see Sandberg get in, probably my favorite player of all time ;-D Boggs I would think would also make it.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:34 pm

Otis Nixon?? :-? How is he on the ballot?? Anyway I believe D. Murphy and Sandberg deserve there place in the Hall. I might be a little partial to Murphy though. He was the 1 bright spot for me growing up a braves fan.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:34 pm

How do some of these guys make the list? Steinbach, Candiotti, Abbott. Jeez. And Joltin' Joe was taken off...... it's a tragedy.
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Re: This Year's HOF Ballot

Postby swarmee » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:41 pm

I think the interesting person on the ballot is Jim Abbott. His career stats are very poor for a guy with two arms, but for a one-handed player, he was a stud. I venture that Jim Abbott will get a good share of sympathy votes (around 30% of ballots), and that this year is his only chance to make the Hall.
Personally, I think Boggs and Mattingly make it in this year. Donny Ballgame's only problem is that he played for the Yankees in their down years.
The thing keeping Dale Murphy out of the Hall is the fact that he didn't catch on as a catcher for long enough to actually go in as a catcher. If he played 5 years at backstop, he'd be a lock, IMO.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:45 pm

I thought for sure I was going to see something about Trammell in your post :-D

And I wouldn't put Mattingly in, he only had 6 good years. Dale Murphy was better overall, and played 4 more years to boot (although he'd probably prefer to have the last 2 erased :-D ).
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Postby Rkiivs » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:52 pm

Boggs and Blyleven definitely.
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