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|With Chipper Jones (97.2 percent), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9), Jim Thome (89. and Trevor Hoffman (79.9) joining Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, elected in December by the Modern Era committee, weâ€™ll have six living players giving speeches on July 29. In electing four new members, the BBWAA matched its generosity from 2015, when Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected. The BBWAA has now elected 13 players over the past four years, matching the most ever over a four-year period. Throw in three players elected in 2014 and thatâ€™s 16 in five years.
This is a good thing. Compared to other eras, the 1980s and 1990s had been vastly underrepresented. When the BBWAA threw a shutout in 2013 -- the induction ceremony that http://www.saintsofficialonlineshop.com/SUPER-BOWL-CAMERON-JORDAN-JERSEY summer featured an umpire who had been dead since 1935, an owner who helped keep the color barrier intact, and a catcher who caught barehanded -- there were concerns voters were going to dismiss an entire era of baseball. Even with four new inductees, thereâ€™s still a logjam of viable Hall of Fame candidates. The BBWAA remains tough and disciplined in its voting and Cooperstown Richie Ashburn Youth jersey is still the most difficult Hall of Fame to gain entrance.
One major disagreement about Hall of Fame qualifications is the http://www.authenticsharksjerseys.com/Authentic-Joe-Pavelski-Jersey argument that some players Bryant Reeves Authentic Jersey â€śjust feel like Hall of Famers,â€ť while others donâ€™t, regardless of whatever the numbers or advanced metrics may suggest. Jones is that rare player who qualifies as an inner-circle immortal, the definition of what people think of when they think â€śHall of Famer,â€ť which explains his high percentage. Heâ€™s one of the five or six best third basemen of all time, combining both peak value and longevity while anchoring the offense for 12 playoff teams. He becomes the sixth member of the Atlanta Braves dynasty of the 1990s and early 2000s to reach the Hall of Fame, joining Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine, plus manager Bobby Cox and GM John Schuerholz.
When you dig into Guerreroâ€™s numbers, you learn his qualifications werenâ€™t a slam dunk -- he had a relatively short peak of dominance and his career WAR of 59.3 isnâ€™t great for an outfielder -- but heâ€™s one of the guys who felt like a Hall of Famer when active and his career counting numbers (449 home runs, 1496 RBIs, along with a .318 average) ended up good enough to get him elected on his second ballot.
Hoffman pitched forever and is second in career saves to Mariano Rivera, and voters have always favored longevity. He fell five votes short last year, but he http://www.cardinalsofficialonlinestore.com/Troy_Niklas_Jersey cleared with comfort this year. San Diego Padres fans will be playing some â€śHellâ€™s Bellsâ€ť in celebration.
While I wasnâ€™t surprised Thome got elected on the first ballot, I was surprised his vote total was so high. Scottie Upshall Jersey At the outset of the voting, I figured heâ€™d just squeeze in, especially considering Guerrero didnâ€™t get in last year on his first try. I applaud the voters for recognizing Thomeâ€™s value (72.9 WAR) http://www.authenticyankeesshop.com/authentic-12-chase-headley-jersey.html beyond just the 612 home runs. Hereâ€™s something I learned that is kind of fascinating, however: Thome won just one Silver Slugger Award in his career. I went through year by year and he probably should have won another just once (Jason Giambi won in 2002 even though Thome had the higher OBP, higher slugging and more home runs), and arguably should have won at third base in 1995 and first base in 1997.
A disappointing result for Martinez, who was polling as high as 81 percent in Ryan Thibodauxâ€™s Hall of Fame Tracker a week ago. He plummeted in the final tally, however, dropping to 70.4 percent after the non-public ballots were added, 19 votes short of election.
The good news is Martinez has seen his percentage increase from 27 percent in 2015 to 43.4 percent to 58.6 percent to that 70.4 percent and still has one year left on the ballot. He needed another big boost this year and got it. His case is similar to Tim Raines, who reached 69.8 percent on his ninth ballot and sailed to election on his final ballot. In fact, look at all the recent close calls over the past decade. Everyone with at least 69 percent of the vote made it the next year.
This was the sixth year on the ballot for Bonds and Clemens, and that time has allowed a little more perspective on how to view their candidacies. They received a significant boost a couple of years ago when the Hall of Fame purged the number of voters, and I think theyâ€™ve been helped by the election of suspected performance-enhancing drug users as well as the commissioner who presided over this era. The totals were 57.3 percent for Clemens and 56.4 for Bonds, but thatâ€™s only a couple of percentage points increase from last year. While they continue to fare well among new voters, established voters are more entrenched in their anti-steroid view, and with only four years left on the ballot, Iâ€™m not sure they have the momentum to get to 75 percent.
Schilling appeared on the ballot a year before Mussina (theyâ€™ve been on six and five years now) and in my book are very strong candidates with similar career value -- Schilling had the higher peak (plus his great postseason record), while Mussina retired with 270 wins and a very strong career. Schilling was ahead of Mussina until 2016 -- he had 52 percent that year to 43 percent for Mussina -- but Mussina pulled ahead last year and remained well ahead this year, 63.5 percent to 51.2. It appears Schillingâ€™s controversial political comments have perhaps hurt him. Mussina is trending upward while Schilling has stagnated, and Authentic Lucas Duda Jersey the conclusion has to be that his political views have hurt him at the ballot box. wholesale nfl jerseys nike cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys nike cheap nfl jerseys china nfl jerseys free shipping cheap jerseys elite wholesale nfl jerseys free shipping nike nfl jerseys cheap