Official Reading Between The Seams 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote
The writers of our own blog Reading Between the Seams embarked on the opportunity to evaluate this year’s deep Hall of Fame ballot and see if our thoughts might be an indicator for the final results (to be released on Tuesday, January 6). With our sample size of eight voters, it takes six votes to meet the Hall’s 75% necessary for election. Our Hall of Fame writing cast had differing opinions on supposed PED users, but came to a consensus that could very well match the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BBWAA) results. Last year we were correct on 3 out of 4 inductees (Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas), only missing on Craig Biggio (who we voted in, but fell two votes shy by the BBWAA with over 74%).
As for the voting mechanics, all bloggers submitted a private ballot without influence. Voters were limited to 10 candidates max (three out of eight did not vote the full ten alloted). Votes were tallied, then voters were interviewed offline about particular inclusions or exclusions.
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