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Hall and Oats
Posted By Emma Span On January 5, 2011 @ 2:16 pm In 1970s,1980s,1990s,Baseball,Emma Span,Games We Play,Hall of Fame | Comments Disabled
Your new Hall of Famers:
Roberto Alomar — and (at long last, love) Bert Blyleven.
Barry Larkin’s totals were third-highest, with 62.1% of the vote (short of the 75% needed, but in good shape to get in a few years down the road); Jack Morris managed 53.5%, Lee Smith 45.3% (…seriously?), and Jeff Bagwell 41.7%, so get ready to have that fun discussion all over again next year. You can see the full results over at the BBWAA’s high-tech website of the future .
According to Jay Jaffe’s JAWS system and series of articles  over at Baseball Prospectus, there were eight deserving candidates on the ballot this year: Roberto Alomar , Jeff Bagwell , Bert Blyleven , Barry Larkin , Edgar Martinez , Mark McGwire , Tim Raines , and Alan Trammell . I wasn’t so sure about Raines and Trammell initially, but I’ve completely come around on Rock over the last year and I’m edging towards being convinced on Trammell. It’d help if the guy had a better nickname, which I believe is not a factor JAWS takes into consideration, but it really ought to be. That’s something I’ll have to bring up with Jay, and I won’t have to wait long because he’s chatting live  over at BP this very moment.
For those of you who are sick of reading and debating about the Hall of Fame, exhale. For those who aren’t, have at it in the comments. What would your ballot look like?
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 the BBWAA’s high-tech website of the future: http://bbwaa.com
 series of articles: http://bbp.cx/article.php?articleid=12677
 Roberto Alomar: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=ALOMAR19680205A
 Jeff Bagwell: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=BAGWELL19680527A
 Bert Blyleven: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=BLYLEVEN19510406A
 Barry Larkin: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=LARKIN19640428A
 Edgar Martinez: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Edgar+Martinez
 Mark McGwire: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=MCGWIRE19631001A
 Tim Raines: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Tim+Raines
 Alan Trammell: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=TRAMMELL19580000A
 chatting live: http://bbp.cx/chat/chat.php?chatId=801&nocache=1294252020#new
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