Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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Now look, we will have a much more comprehensive piece about the Hall of Fame reaction with Jeana Bellezza soon, but for now, I just wanted to fill the BYB audience in on the results for who was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Several top publications have reported this, but we'll go with USA Today on this one:

"Iconic Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, base-stealer extraordinaire Tim Raines and 13-time Gold Glove winner Ivan “Pudge’’ Rodriguez earned baseball’s most coveted distinction when they were named on more than 75% of the ballots cast by eligible members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Raines (86%) was on his 10th and final year of eligibility, while Bagwell (86.2%) made it on his seventh attempt and Rodriguez (76%) on his first one, earning 336 of 442 votes - four more than necessary. Closer Trevor Hoffman fell five votes short. Vladimir Guerrero was named on 317 ballots (71.1%), 15 votes shy of induction in his first year."

I'm alittle surprised the Pudge got in so quickly but that clearly has to be writers still turning their backs on accused or possibly dabblers of PEDs in the steroid era. I am also alittle shocked Trevor Hoffman did get his day, although, next year for sure... don't you think?

OK. That's the news on that. More reaction and opinion from Jeana Bellezza. Keep checking back on BYB for that.

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