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The 2012 HOF class will be announced January 9th live on the MLB Network.
This year’s class of eligible pitchers are less than stellar. There are only four pitchers listed on the BBWAA official ballot: Jack Morris, Lee Smith, Brad Radke, and Terry Mulholland.
RHP Jack Morris is best known for pitching a 10-inning masterpiece in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. The right-hander compiled a 254-186 record, 3.90 ERA, 2478 K over his 18-year career.
*Big game pitcher for three different WS champions. Borderline HOF at best.
RHP Lee Smith is best known for establishing an MLB-record 478 Saves over his 18-year career upon retiring in 1997 (Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman since passed him).
*Very good closer that led the league is saves four times. Compiler.
RHP Brad Radke won 148 games in his 12-year career with the Minnesota Twins and he will be lucky to garner a single HOF vote.
*Enjoy your only year on the ballot.
LHP Terry Mulholland pitched a no-hitter i...
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With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.
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The Hall of Fame results will be announced next week, and the subject of Jack Morris continues unabated. I admit that it's hard for me to take the Morris Hall of Fame campaign seriously, but Chris Jaffe predicts he'll get 65% of the vote. That's astonishing to me.
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