The 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot: Who Really Belongs Inside

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Bryan Kamenetz in MLB
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THE HALL OF FAME:á 75 YEARS OF ELECTORAL FUN á The Hall of Fame ballot is out. Now the fun starts.á I donÆt know who is going to get votes.á What I can do, though, is talk about who should be getting votes, by the standards of their era and the past elections to the Hall of Fame.á The Hall of Fame has never set out any clear criteria on who should be elected.á Despite oft-mentioned statistical achievements, there is not an ôautomaticö achievement that brings instant entry to the Hall of Fame.á Currently, the Hall of Fame has 289 members, of which 202 are former Major League players.á á WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET IN? á Election requirements have varied dramatically through the years, since the first election in 1936.á No one has ever been so acclaimed by the voters that they wer ...

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