Originally written November 28, 2012 on The Great Rabbino:
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This year's Hall of Fame ballot has been released and its headlined by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Both will be a true test to the steroid ear as Bonds and Clemens are arguably the best hitter and pitcher who ever lived (please note that I wrote arguably). But we here at TGR are less concerned about Bonds and Clemens and more concerned about first time ballot nominee Shawn Green! In all honesty, Green does not have much of a chance of making the HoF but its nice to see his name on the list. Other first time nods include a handful of former White Sox (Royce Clayton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Roberto Hernandez, David Wells, Sammy Sosa, Kenny Lofton, and Julio Franco) for more click HERE. So lets look at where Green stacks up and does he at least have a chance of getting on the ballot more than once. Shawn Green - .283BA, 328HR, 162SB, 1070RBI, 2003H NEW TO BALLOT (some of the players) Barry Bonds - .298BA, 762HR, 1996RBI, 514SB, .607SLG, 7MVPs Mike Piazza - .308BA, 427HR, 1335RBI, .545SLG, RoY Craig Biggio - .281BA, 291HR, 414SB, 1844RSandy Alomar Jr. - .273BA, 112HR, 588RBI, RoY Julio Franco - .298BA, 173HR, 2586H, 1194RBI, 917W Rondell White - .284, 198HR, 1519H, 768RBI Steve Finley - .271BA, 304HR, 1167RBI, 320SB HOLDOVER ON THE BALLOT (some of the players) Jeff Bagwell - .297BA, 449HR, 1529RBI, 202SB, RoY, 1MVPTim Raines - .294BA, 808SB, 2605H, 170HR, 980RBI Larry Walker -  .313BA, 383HR, 1311RBI, 230SB, 2160H, 1MVP Mark McGwire - .263BA, 583HR, 1414RBI, 1626H, RoY Bernie Williams - .297BA, 287HR, 1257RBI, 147SB, 2336H It looks like Bonds, Piazza, and Biggio will stay on the ballot. Alomar Jr. has chance. Green....well....with enough Jewish voters maybe he could stay on for one or two more tries. This year should see Jack Morris and Piazza into the HoF and possibly Bonds and Clemens if voters overlook the steroids. Biggio will come close but I bet he just misses it. Should be interesting. Lets hope Green stays on! And Let Us Say...Amen. - Jeremy Fine
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