Thursday, January 6, 2011

Will they or Won't They? Hall of Fame edition 2011

Yesterday was a big day across the state of Michigan, and it had nothing to do with the events in Ann Arbor.

It was the day that the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the players elected to Cooperstown for 2011, by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

On the ballot were former Tiger greats Alan Trammell and Jack Morris.

Morris, on the ballot for the 12th year garnered the 4th highest vote total of 311 votes, appearing on 53.5 % of the ballots. Trammell, appearing on the ballot for the 10th time, received 141 votes, appearing on 24.3 %.

Sadly, Tram appears to be a very unlikely candidate to get into the Hall, and Morris still may not, considering the candidates that will appear over the next few seasons.

Trammell is one of my favorite Tigers ever, but he doesn’t necessarily belong in Cooperstown. Jack Morris, despite winning the most games of any pitcher in the ‘80’s, is seemingly doomed to fall short due to his VERY high 3.90 ERA.

While this is a Detroit Tigers blog, I have to give out congratulations to Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven, who were chosen for election. Both are deserving candidates, and would receive the votes on my ballot, if I had one, which you can see listed below.

Scotto’s Hall of Fame Ballot -2011

Roberto Alomar*
Jeff Bagwell
Bert Blyleven*
Barry Larkin
Edgar Martinez
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Tim Raines
Lee Smith
Alan Trammell

*- elected by BWAA voting

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