With the results of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America’s vote on the Baseball Hall of Fame being announced on January 24th, we here at Rox Pile decided to each make our own hypothetical Hall of Fame ballots.
The results of the Hall of Fame voting is nearly upon us so we here at Rox Pile decided to compile our own ballots. Each of our experts and contributors will have one hypothetical ballot and some reasoning of why or why not they will include players. First off, here are the rules that the BBWAA has for their real ballots. We will be following the same rule: a maximum of ten players are allowed on the ballot. Total, there are 33 players on the ballot.
Here is the list of each and every one of them and number of ballots they have been on. For the real balloting, to remain on the ballot, a player must get five percent of the vote and they can only be on the ballot for 10 years before going on to the Veteran’s Committee vote.
Without further ado, let me introduce what my ballot would look like if I were to have a ballot so don’t worry: if you think my ballot is stupid, I don’t have one