Official Reading Between The Seams 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Vote

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Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame

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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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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