Originally posted on The Great Rabbino  |  Last updated 11/28/12
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
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Vikings announce Teddy Bridgewater has a torn ACL

Craig Sager to undergo third bone marrow transplant

Madden 17's live commentary tackles Kaepernick controversy

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg expected to return next week

WATCH: Footage surfaces from Tim Tebow’s baseball workout

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Teddy Bridgewater suffers serious knee injury at practice?

EON Sports strikes VR partnerships with Miami, PSU

Mike Tyson accused of stealing ice cream treat at U.S. Open

Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, but sister says he ‘can’t dance’

Eagles rookie nixes anthem protest after talking to agent

Report: Romo has no ligament damage, to resume training soon

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal on the one move that caused the demise of the Chargers

Teddy Bridgewater injury puts Vikings' plans up in the air

The hottest MLB pitchers headed into September sprint

Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour and the anti-celebrity

WATCH: John Randle on the first time he talked trash in the NFL

The hottest hitters in MLB heading into September sprint

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

Vontaze Burfict on Steelers: ‘I don’t give no f—s about them’

Alistair Overeem: Brock Lesnar will never return to UFC

Top five Heisman Trophy candidates for 2016

Five young NFL players set to explode in 2016

A sports history of not standing up for the national anthem

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Lorenzo Neal on the one move that caused the demise of the Chargers

The hottest MLB pitchers headed into September sprint

West-ern Literature: How Kanye's fans find meaning in between the lines

Madden 17's live commentary tackles Kaepernick controversy

Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour and the anti-celebrity

WATCH: John Randle on the first time he talked trash in the NFL

The hottest hitters in MLB heading into September sprint

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

A sports history of not standing up for the national anthem

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker