Gugny Posted January 24 Share Posted January 24 https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35510142/mlb-baseball-hall-fame-day-2023-explained https://www.mlb.com/news/2023-hall-of-fame-ballot-released https://baseballhall.org/discover/2023-hall-of-fame-ballot#welcome-to-the-party WELCOME TO THE PARTY Debuting on the BBWAA ballot in 2023 are Bronson Arroyo, Carlos Beltrán, Matt Cain, R.A. Dickey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Andre Ethier, J.J. Hardy, John Lackey, Mike Napoli, Jhonny Peralta, Francisco Rodríguez, Huston Street, Jered Weaver and Jayson Werth. Candidates remain on the BBWAA ballot for 10 years provided they are not elected and they are named on at least five percent of all ballots cast each year. RETURNING TO THE BALLOT Among the players returning to the BBWAA ballot, Scott Rolen received votes on 63.2 percent of all ballots cast in 2022 — the most of any returnee. Rolen is on the ballot for the sixth time in 2023. Todd Helton (52 percent) and Billy Wagner (51 percent) are the only other candidates who received at least 50 percent of the BBWAA vote in 2022. Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent of all ballots cast will earn election to the Hall of Fame. Fourteen former players are returning to the 2023 BBWAA ballot after receiving at least five percent of the overall vote in 2022: Scott Rolen 63.2% 6th year Todd Helton 52.0% 5th year Billy Wagner 51.0% 8th year Andruw Jones 41.4% 6th year Gary Sheffield 40.6% 9th year Álex Rodríguez 34.3% 2nd year Jeff Kent 32.7% 10th year Manny Ramírez 28.9% 6th year Omar Vizquel 23.9% 6th year Andy Pettitte 10.7% 5th year Jimmy Rollins 9.4% 2nd year Bobby Abreu 8.6% 4th year Mark Buehrle 5.8% 3rd year Torii Hunter 5.3% 3rd year I think we could very possibly see none of these guys join the Crime Dog. Rolen, Helton and/or Wagner might have a shot, but I can't see any other returning players making the cut and I also don't see any first ballot HOFers on the list of newbies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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