HALL OF FAMERS
2017 HALL OF FAME VOTING and RESULTS
WADE BOGGS, 3B (69% of the vote)
We have incomplete stats for Boggs - only 10 seasons - but in those 10 seasons, he did what was known to do: pile up hits and walks. From 1983 to 1992, Boggs had 1,871 career hits to go with 833 walks. Over those 10 years, he sported a 328/414/459 slash line.
CURT SCHILLING, RHP (69% of the vote)
We've got numbers for Schilling all the way back to 1991 (thanks Larry!). Schilling appeared to be a much more borderline candidate, and it took the voters 5 years to induct him. His body of work is impressive, with a 203-154 record and 3,076 career strikeouts.
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES AND STAYING ON THE BALLOT
FALLING OFF THE BALLOT
Adam Dunn (6%)
Welcome to TWO new Hall of Fame inductees!
(See the details below)
I've also attached the Hall of Fame tracking spreadsheet. Note the HOF Watch! tab. If you have any additional players you'd like to see added to that for lifetime tracking of their ongoing Hall of Fame candidacy, let me know and I'll add them in there. That sheet has now been updated to include the completed 2016 stats, and the Awards tab also includes the 2016 awards.
Before getting to the Hall of Famers, a few notes from the active players:
- Elvis Andrus passed 1,000 hits
- Carlos Beltran passed 350 home runs
- Adrian Beltre passed 350 home runs
- Jay Bruce passed 1,000 hits and 200 home runs
- Asdrubal Cabrera passed 1,000 hits
- Miguel Cabrera passed 400 home runs
- Robinson Cano passed 2,000 hits
- Jacoby Ellsbury passed 1,000 hits
- Prince Fielder passed 300 home runs
- Nick Markakis passed 1,500 hits
- Victor Martinez passed 1,500 hits
- Andrew McCutchen passed 1,000 hits
- Dustin Pedroia passed 1,500 hits and 100 home runs
- Mark Teixeira passed 300 home runs
- Chase Utley passed 1,500 hits
- Zack Grienke passed 150 wins
- Dan Haren passed 150 wins and 2,000 strikeouts
- Felix Hernandez passed 2,000 strikeouts
- Clayton Kershaw passed 100 wins and 1,500 strikeouts
- Jonathan Papelbon passed 300 saves
- Francisco Rodriguez passed 300 saves
- CC Sabathia passed 2,500 strikeouts
- Justin Verlander passed 150 wins
Now, read on to find out who the two new Hall of Famers are!
With 2,472 career hits, a .273 career batting average, and a -5 catcher arm, Pudge Rodriguez gets into the Hall of Fame with an even 75% of the votes!
We have stats for Rivera going back to 2002, but in that time, he amassed 321 saves to go with a 2.15 ERA and microscopic .928 WHIP. Having a reputation as the greatest relief pitcher of all time helps, too!
RECEIVING VOTES AND STAYING ON THE BALLOT
Barry Bonds - 67%
Vladimir Guerrero - 50%
Tim Raines - 50%
Mike Schmidt - 50%
Chipper Jones - 33%
Jim Thome - 33%
Manny Ramirez - 25%
Curt Schilling - 50%
Trevor Hoffman - 42%
Roy Halladay - 33%
Don Sutton - 33%
Roy Oswalt - 25%
Billy Wagner - 25%
FALLING OFF THE BALLOT
PREVIOUS VOTING and RESULTS
2013 VOTING RESULTS
Thanks to those of you who voted in our second election! The ballots are in, votes have been counted, and our Hall of Fame has two new inductees! See below. All of the details are in the attached spreadsheet as well.
In testifying before the grand jury, Bonds claimed he didn't realize substances he used were illegal performance-enhancing drugs. The appellate judges based their decision on legal issues involving witness testimony, not the underlying facts.
Despite holding the career and season home run marks - he hit a single-year record 73 in 2001 - Bonds has been denied entry into baseball's Hall of Fame by baseball writers. He appeared on 36.8 percent of ballots this year, less than half the 75 percent needed.
''I think sadly his reputation has been tarnished, not because of the indictment or the reversal, but because of all the PED use,'' former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said. ''I think the public has made up its mind.''
Roger Clemens, whose pitching feats were as accomplished as Bonds' batting achievements, also has been denied Hall entry. Clemens was acquitted in 2012 of criminal charges he lied to Congress when he denied using PEDs.
Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, called the decision ''almost meaningless for the real issue, which is whether he used performance-enhancing drugs to cheat the fans of baseball.''
''I think at the end of the day America knows the truth and who the real home run record holder is, who did it the right way, and it's obviously not Barry Bonds,'' he said.