Originally written on Baseball Think Factory  |  Last updated 12/28/11
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Slugging first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, in his second year of eligibility, was the top vote-getter this election by grabbing 70% of all possible points. NL hurler Rick Reuschel was number two this year with 49% after 17 years on a ballot, while Met and Yankee pitcher David Cone became the last inductee of 2012 with 44% in his sixth year of eligibility. Rounding out the top-ten were: Phil Rizzuto, Luis Tiant, Cannonball Dick Redding, Hugh Duffy, Gavvy Cravath (back in the top-ten!), Vic Willis and Sal Bando (I believe it’s the first time in the top-ten for the last two, but I’m too lazy to check to make sure :-). FWIW, Bernie Williams was the top newbie at #26. Thanks to OCF and Ron Wargo for their help once again with the ballot tally See you again same Bat-time next year! RK LY Player PTS Bal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 4 Rafael Palmeiro ...
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