Hall of Fame results (total votes last year)
Season 19- voting results
Season 20- My ballot
Hall of Fame Class of Season 20
Hawk Walker18 (14)- For contributions to the game and his 2 Cy Young Awards and 4 All-Star appearances. See blog entry and jersey pictures.
Failed to gain entry
Matty Dotel14 (new candidate)- See blog entry on Dotel for the details. Campaign starts now. If Sammy Manzanillo is a Hall of Famer then there is no doubt Dotel belongs in the Hall. See blog entry.
Willis Little 13 (5)- Saunders has more saves, Little was dominating. Now that Baxter has passed him has he missed his chance? See old blog entry
Hanley Decker 12 (9)- 3 votes closer. 2 Cy Young awards, mid-career creation. Dominant for a time period. He should get in eventually.
Brutus Bryant 6 (6)- I like Brutus, he was a workhorse and did whatever was asked of him. A poor man's Donnie Brown.
Midre Aquino 5 (4)- 7 All-Star teams and one Cy Young Award. He also had 2885 K's in his career.
Alex Ortiz5- Maybe the most remarkable thing about him is that he hit 40 hr in 277 ab in half a season in Colorado in season 5.
Alex Belliard 5 (5)- I am going to look very closely here next year to see how good he was. See blog entry.
Benito Romero 4 (3)- Coors effect. I do not want Dante Bichette in the Hall. Career OPS over his career.
Luis Johnson 4 (2)- Very good pitcher, was he great? I wish I could figure out how to calculate +statistics to compare him to the league at the time. See blog entry.
Tom Saunders 3 (1)- I am not a fan of his numbers. There are more dominating relievers and after this season he will no longer be the career record holder for saves.
Kevin O'Connor 3 (5)- 13 years in the majors and over 500 homers.
Sherman Lawton 3 (0)- Over 700 home euns and he only gets a vote from me. See blog entry.
Russ Maurer 2 (1)- Top 15 pitcher in the league at one point. By that I mean he was not top 10. He did win a Cy Young Award.
Anthony Abercrombie 2 (1)- played SS more than any other position and 2700 hits is impressive. He was more of an accumulator that a dominator, he only had 2 all star appearance.
Peter Belinda 1 (2)- Very strong stats but played a position that is dominated by bats.
Timo Kondou 1 (1)- Three all-star appearances on the tail end of his career has the "Pride of Kabul" wishing there was a Veteran's Committee.
Trey Ransom 1 (1)- A DH who caught some. No awards.
Tyrone Beltre 1 (1)- Another primary ss. 4 all star appearances and 4 silver sluggers to accompany that bug ballpark advantage
Luis Benitez 1 (1)- Benitez was an Armstrong and did some good things. When I hear his name however I always think, choker. He turned it off in the playoffs.
Rob Adams 0 (1)- so long support.
Stump May 0 (0)- See blog entry.
Next season I pledge not to nominate anyone who I know will not get in. That includesStump Mayand Valerio James.