When we look at the Baseball Hall of Fame vote totals for past elections, there are certain choices the writers madeáthat only puzzle us. Sometimes the puzzle is how the voters failed to choose a particular player.á For example, in 1979, Willie Mays was up for election. He was chosen, but 23 voters decided that Mays was not worthy of their vote. IÆve heard many arguments for a small Hall of Fame, but how small would it be if Willie Mays could not get in?á Similarly, in 1969, Stan Musial was up for election. He was chosen, but of the 340 voters, 23 felt that Musial, with his .331 batting average, 475 home runs, and 3,630 hits, was not a proper choice.á On the other hand, there are times where a significant number of votes are cast for players who fit the Hall of Fame qualifications onl ...
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