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The initial votes were completely a mess


Nobody knew what the eligibility rules were, there was a max on # of inductees (a bad idea in a first vote with decades of people waiting), etc. Ruth only got 95%. If the Hall of Fame had one player, it would clearly be Ruth. So those 5% of people were clearly insane or confused. My understanding is that they didn't realize he was eligible. It was different time. He had also just retired the previous year.

Also Walter Johnson barely made it. You have to throw out the first 10 years or so of voting as precedent for anything.

But I agree that's the only reasonable reason to deny Griffey.

That said, I think we'll get a unanimous eventually but it will have to be a Top-5 or 10 all-time player which easily excludes everyone recently retired. The only players I can think of playing today that might clear that hurdle are Pujols (unlikely, would require resurgence), Trout, Harper, Kershaw.


[Post edited by Las Vegas Hoo at 01/07/2016 10:44AM]

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 10:41AM



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