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View Poll Results: Who gets your vote to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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  • Bert Blyleven

    49 71.01%
  • Jeff Bagwell

    22 31.88%
  • Barry Larkin

    65 94.20%
  • Larry Walker

    16 23.19%
  • Edgar Martinez

    15 21.74%
  • Alan Trammell

    16 23.19%
  • Kevin Brown

    1 1.45%
  • Tim Raines

    30 43.48%
  • Roberto Alomar

    49 71.01%
  • Mark McGwire

    14 20.29%
  • John Olerud

    1 1.45%
  • Fred McGriff

    10 14.49%
  • Dale Murphy

    10 14.49%
  • Don Mattingly

    2 2.90%
  • Jack Morris

    14 20.29%
  • Al Leiter

    0 0%
  • Dave Parker

    9 13.04%
  • Harold Baines

    0 0%
  • Lee Smith

    18 26.09%
  • John Franco

    11 15.94%
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Thread: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

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    RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Who deserves to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? On your ballot, please vote for no more than 10 different players. And please--no write-in votes (sorry, Pete).
    Last edited by camisadelgolf; 11-30-2010 at 11:05 AM.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Is it safe to assume that if someone doesn't vote for Bagwell, it's due to allegations of cheating?

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Chip, I'm just curious--why did you pick John Franco over Lee Smith?

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Chip, I'm just curious--why did you pick John Franco over Lee Smith?

    Probably because he was a Red and one of my favorite players.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Probably because he was a Red and one of my favorite players.
    Ah, okay. Speaking of homerism, I can't wait to see what happens if someone here doesn't vote for Larkin.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Hmmm ... no Rafael Palmeiro or Juan Gonzalez. Such a shame.

    And I was really looking forward to voting for Dan Wilson.

    It's the last year on the ballot for Parker so I imagine he'll see a bump in votes that still won't be nearly enough to get him into the HOF.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Ah, okay. Speaking of homerism, I can't wait to see what happens if someone here doesn't vote for Larkin.
    I call for the revocation of their fan card! j/k.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    It's criminal to me that Jack Morris is getting more votes than Kevin Brown.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...orrija02.shtml
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...rownke01.shtml

    I guess this is another case of homerism since Jack Morris once signed a contract with the Reds.
    Last edited by camisadelgolf; 11-30-2010 at 12:06 PM.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    For what it's worth, this is how the holdovers did on last years ballot:
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                     Year     %
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    Player          Ballot  vote
    
    Bert Blyleven    13th   74.2%   
    Roberto Alomar    1st   73.7%  
    Jack Morris      11th   52.3% 
    Barry Larkin      1st   51.6%  
    Lee Smith         8th   47.3% 
    Edgar Martinez    1st   36.2%        
    Tim Raines        3rd   30.4%       
    Mark McGwire      4th   23.7%  
    Alan Trammell     9th   22.4%  
    Fred McGriff      1st   21.5% 
    Don Mattingly    10th   16.1% 
    Dave Parker      14th   15.2%       
    Dale Murphy      12th   11.7%         
    Harold Baines     4th    6.1%
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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    It's criminal to me that Jack Morris is getting more votes than Kevin Brown.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...orrija02.shtml
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...rownke01.shtml

    I guess this is another case of homerism since Jack Morris once signed a contract with the Reds.
    OR maybe it's just because Morris is more likely to get the votes. The Hall of Fame Monitor* (it's at the bottom of both of those player pages) for Morris is 122 while it's 93 for Brown.

    * This measure attempts to determine how likely a player is to be elected. It is a rough scale with over 100 likely and under 100 less likely.
    Last edited by redsfandan; 11-30-2010 at 12:21 PM.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    I voted for the ones I feel should be absolute locks: Larkin, Blyleven, and Raines. I can see arguments for several others but those three stand out the most to me.
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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    I voted for Alomar, Bagwell, Blyleven, Larkin, and Edgar Martinez. I meant to vote for Tim Raines too but I clicked the submit button too soon.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    It's criminal to me that Jack Morris is getting more votes than Kevin Brown.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...orrija02.shtml
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...rownke01.shtml

    I guess this is another case of homerism since Jack Morris once signed a contract with the Reds.
    Brown's likely use of PEDs might be a reason.

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    nemesis is the only person not to vote for Larkin. What gives, nemesis?

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    Re: RedsZone's 2011 Hall of Fame Induction

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post

    It's the last year on the ballot for Parker so I imagine he'll see a bump in votes that still won't be nearly enough to get him into the HOF.
    Yeara ago in my mind I placed Dave Parker and Dale Murphy in a group with Jim Rice and Andre Dawson. They were contemporaries, all played the outfield, each won a MVP award (Murphy had two), each lead his league in RBI at least once, three of the four were home run champions while Parker compensated with a pair of batting titles, and all four were borderline HOF candidates.
    There are worse outfielders in the HOF than these four, but their qualifications for the honor are not overwhelming. Among the four I could not decide than one was particularly more qualified for the honor than the other three.
    I do not favor the game of since the HOF inducted Fred Lindstrom as a third baseman let's induct Darrell Evans, or since the HOF inducted Lloyd Waner let's induct Vada Pinson. Yes, Evans and Pinson were better players than were Lindstrom and Waner, but they were from different eras and the mistakes made with Lindstrom and Waner being inducted does not persuade me to let Evans and Pinson in.
    However, in the case of Parker and Murphy, the HOF in its wisdom has decided to induct two of their direct contemporaries, and I cannot say that Dawson and Rice were better players than Parker and Murphy (none of the four were as good as another contemporary outfielder, Tim Raines). Therefore I am voting to induct Parker and Murphy this time around.
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