Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by Unassisted
So how many other BBWAA members "abstained" like Fay did? Not many, it would appear.
There were 569 ballots counted
in the 2013 tally.
I haven't been able to find how many ballots were sent out for 2013, so the next best thing is to compare with the total ballots in 2012
So, unless there was a major bump in membership during the year, it would appear that no more than a handful of members of the BBWAA chose not to vote like Fay.
There are over 700 members in the association, but I don't know how many abstained and how many simply didn't cast a ballot.
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