My Hall of Fame Ballot (If I Had One)

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, January 07, 2009 | | 1 comments »

Bert Blyleven: Fifth all-time in strikeouts. 287 wins, 27th all-time. 60 shutouts, ninth all-time. 242 complete games. Two time all-star. Four time top seven Cy Young votes.

Rickey Henderson: First all-time in steals, runs, and non-intentional walks. Five time single season runs leader. 12 time single season steals leader. stole 100 bases in 1980. .401 career OBP. 10 time all-star. MVP 1990. Five time top 1o MVP votes. 297 home runs to boot.

Mark McGwire: 583 home runs, eighth all-time. Four time single season home run leader. 12 time all-star. Nine time top 20 MVP votes. Rookie of the Year 1987.
Can't pull the trigger:

Tim Raines: Fifth all-time in steals. Four time single season steals leader. Seven time all-star. Seven top 20 MVP votes.
Just can't get there:

Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy, Jim Rice, Harold Baines, Tommy John


  1. Cheryl // January 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM  

    I agree on Bert, Rickey and Mark. I think Jim Rice gets in too. This is his 15th and final ballot and he was only 16 votes shy last year. The Hall will probably make Mark sweat yet another year.

    Here is a link to a story about Jim Rice and HOF.