Who gets the nod in the Beckett.com readers’ Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Who gets in?

That’s the question we get the answer to on Wednesday, when the latest class of inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is announced. After last year’s induction of absolutely no one via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, there seems to be even more spirited debate this year as a new crop of big names arrives on the ballot from the BBWAA.

We figured we should let you vote, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes. That’s one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.

Below is a ballot just like the members of the BBWAA received, complete with all the names you would not expect to see.  You can vote for as many as 10. The players who get votes on 75 percent of the ballots are elected.

The Beckett.com readers' 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

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Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. CashforGold
    Posted January 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    half of those guys don’t even belong on the list. i’d like to see trammell and jack morris get in

  2. Jason K
    Posted January 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    My ballot:
    Jeff Bagwell
    Craig Biggio
    Tom Glavine
    Greg Maddux
    Fred McGriff
    Mike Piazza
    Tim Raines
    Lee Smith
    Frank Thomas
    Alan Trammell

    If guys like Lee Smith and Trammell were already in (like they should be) I would have added McGwire and Raf. Even with the steroids suspicions, they are in (on my ballot, at least). My reasoning… McGwire retired before there was a drug policy in place for MLB. As for Raf, ignoring his HR numbers, he had 3,000 hits.

    Other guys that deserve a better look than they have gotten… Larry Walker, Curt Schilling, and MAYBE Edgar Martinez (but considering he was only a DH, he falls short on my ballot).

    Finally, I find it amazing that somebody as unremarkable as Jack Morris gets as much HOF support as he does.

  3. Mark
    Posted January 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Because the BBWAA has done such a hideous job the last few years, my original pass through the list had 21 boxes checked. The logjam is going to make the problem even worse as different baseball writing morons vote for different deserving players, and very few ever get over 75% support from the confederacy of dunces. Even this poll only has 3 getting 75% support at the time of writing this. The BBWAA is killing the hall of fame in front of our eyes. Just look up the recent stories about how the number of visitors to the Hall have been decreasing in recent years, in part thanks to things like last year’s induction of three long dead guys.

  4. Jeorge hibz
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    My vote is for Pete Rose , keep the ban because of what he did as a MANAGER , not as a player, besides he bet to WIN

  5. chrisolds
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Cash: how it works is everyone gets listed their first year eligible. If they fail to get 5 percent, they are deleted the next year. If they get more, they come back.

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