Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Bernie Williams Falls Off Hall of Fame Ballot After His First Year
While I think there is at least somewhat of a case to be made that Bernie Williams should be in the Hall of Fame, I understood going into today’s ballot results that the odds were extremely thin that it would ever happen. However, I was taken aback when the actual results came out and not only did Williams not make it, but he only received 3.3% of the vote, making him ineligible for any more standard Hall of Fame ballots (he can still theoretically be elected by the Veteran’s Committee decades from now, but I don’t know if he’ll even make the ballot).
That is quite a disappointment, almost as disappointing at how awful the voters for the Hall of Fame are in voting in players (seriously, no selections this year? And the second-highest vote-getter was Jack Morris? For serious?).
Here are the results.
Other notable former Yankees are Don Mattingly with 13.2%, Roger Clemens with 37.6% and Tim Raines with 52.2% (that’s actually pretty good news for Raines. I think that the odds are that he gets in now).
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