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For the first time since 1996, no one has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio was 39 votes short of selection. He “killer Bs” longtime teammate Jeff Bagwell obviously fell well short too. So did Tim Raines, Mike Piazza and Don Mattingly. Ok, it was a weak class for the first ballot.
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and Mark McGwire didn’t get in because the hall hasn’t opened a steroids only wing yet. But Fred McGriff and Edgar Martinez are deserving in my opinion. Especially McGrifff who was clean in an era when most people weren’t. In ’96, the top three vote getters were Phil Niekro (68.3), Tony Perez (65.7) and Don Sutton (63.8). All were subsequently elected; Niekro in 1997, Sutton in 1998 and Perez in 2000. The other BBWAA elections without a winner were in 1945, 1946, 1950, 1958, 1960 and 1971.
Biggio had 68.2% and Jack Morris had 67.7%. Bagwell had 59. So things look good in future years for all three.
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Craig Biggio believes it's possible that he wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame because he was on the ballot for the first time with several big stars linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Biggio, who has never been linked to PEDs, received the highest vote total in a year that produced no inductions to Cooperstown on Wednesday. Biggio, who is 20th on the career list with...
CRAIG BIGGIO First Year on Ballot PLAYING CAREER: Houston Astros (1988-2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .281 with 3060 hits, 668 doubles, 291 home runs, 1844 runs and 414 stolen bases. Ranks fifth all-time in doubles and 21st all-time in hits. Became just the ninth player in the 3000 hit club to get all his hits with the same team. Holds the modern record for most times...
J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan.
The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but...
As you probably heard, yesterday was not a good day for retired baseball players. Nobody was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, who had 3,060 hits in his career and was a seven-time All-Star
while playing three positions, topped
the ballot with 388 votes, but needed 427 votes to get in. The New York Times ran with it and printed a blank front page of...
For only the eighth time in history and the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America decided no single player was eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year on the ballot, longtime Houston Astro Craig Biggio was the closest to Cooperstown earning 68.2 of the required 75 percent [...]
The Baseball Hall of Fame will not welcome any new members in 2013. Craig Biggio received the highest percentage of votes but his 68% was well short of the 75% required to earn enshrinement in Cooperstown.
This year’s ballot featured many players who have been linked to steroids.
It was the first time since 1996 that no one was inducted into the hall of fame. Also falling short...
All the Hall of Fame ballots have been cast, all the votes have been tallied, and now there’s some guy in a Steve Henderson jersey is walking to the podium with a large white envelope in his hand…
You guessed it, it’s time for MMO to reveal their Hall of Fame results and the winners are… A drum roll please…
The 2013 Hall of Fame voting results will be announced later today and I wanted to cast my ballot as well. *I'm not into that "first ballot" bull crap, this is all about whether I think they should be in or not. Not whether they should go in first shot, 2nd year, or their last hurrah.On My Ballot:1. Craig Biggio - a tremendous up the middle player over the course...
Words like “travesty” and “shame” and “unthinkable” are being bantered about with regard to today’s Hall of Fame vote which yielded no players receiving the 75% of the vote needed for election. There are three contributors (Deacon White, Hank O’Day, Jacob Ruppert), only one of whom actually played baseball in the majors and none of which are alive, who were elected...
Moments ago, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced the results of this year’s Hall of Fame voting.
The only problem is that there were no results.
For the 8th time in history, and first since 1996, no player was selected for entry into the Hall. This is an outcome most predicted since the “Steroid Era” players are now just beginning to appear on the...
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) got it right in 2013.
The Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) is not the Hall of Good Guys. (Dale Murphy)
The Baseball Hall of Fame is not the Hall of Milestone Numbers and you are automatically included regardless if you cheated, regardless if you are a bully, regardless if you forget English. (You know the list)
Nor is the Baseball...
So has the news of yesterday’s Hall of Fame vote sunk in yet? I guess it should come as no surprise really that no one got in as the voters need more time to decide who should get in. This is the first class that was directly affected by the presence of PEDs in professional sports. Half the ballot was filled with players who have been known or suspected of using the juice. The...