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ON THIS POST:

  • 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot

  • Notable numbers

  • Voting procedures

  • All-time saves leaders

  • HIghest percentage of votes

  • Potential future candidates


14

Days until the Class of 2019

is announced by Baseball

Writers’ Association of America

35

Players on the ballot

for induction in 2019; votes

were due in by Dec. 31

1

Absolute lock: Mariano Rivera;

only question is does he became first unanimous player selected


2019 HALL OF FAME BALLOT
YR-years appearing on ballot
PLAYER POS YR
Edgar Martinez DH 10th
Mike Mussina SP 6th
Roger Clemens SP 7th
Barry Bonds OF 7th
Curt Schilling SP 7th
Omar Vizquel SS 2nd
Larry Walker OF/1B 9th
Fred McGriff 1B 10th
Manny Ramirez OF 3rd
Jeff Kent 2B 6th
Gary Sheffield OF 5th
Billy Wagner RP 4th
Scott Rolen 3B 2nd
Sammy Sosa OF 7th
Andruw Jones OF 2nd
Mariano Rivera RP 1st
Roy Halladay SP 1st
Todd Helton 1B 1st
Andy Pettitte SP 1st
Lance Berkman OF/1B 1st
Roy Oswalt SP 1st
Miguel Tejada SS 1st
Placido Polanco INF 1st
Kevin Youkilis 1B/3B 1st
Derek Lowe SP 1st
Freddy Garcia SP 1st
Vernon Wells OF 1st
Ted Lilly SP 1st
Travis Hafner 1B 1st
Jason Bay 1B 1st
Michael Young OF 1st
Jon Garland SP 1st
Darren Oliver SP 1st
Juan Pierre OF 1st
Rick Ankiel P/OF 1st

10

Years players remain on ballot

if they receive at least 5 percent

of the vote annually


2

Players on BBWAA ballot

for the final time in 2019:

Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff

75%

Percentage player must receive of the more than 400 ballots sent to eligible voters for election

20

Votes Martinez fell short last year

of the requirement at 70.4%


Top average among candidates


2

Members of Class of 2019

elected on Dec. 9 by

Today’s Game Era Committee

3

Lee Smith rank on all-time

saves list with 478 behind

Trevor Hoffman and Rivera

384, 1,628

HRs, RBIs by Harold Baines,

who hit .289 in 2,830 games

with 1,299 runs scored


All-time saves leaders


99.3%

Ken Griffey Jr. has highest

all-time vote percentage

HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF VOTE
PCT. PLAYER YEAR
99.3 Ken Griffey Jr. 2016
98.8 Tom Seaver 1992
98.8 Nolan Ryan 1999
98.5 Cal Ripken Jr. 2007
98.2 Ty Cobb 1936
98.2 George Brett 1999
97.8 Hank Aaron 1982
97.6 Tony Gwynn 2007
97.3 Randy Johnson 2015
97.2 Greg Maddux 2014
97.2 Chipper Jones 2018

SOME NOTABLE NUMBERS

OF CANDIDATES ON BALLOT



3.38
ERA of late Roy Halladay, with

203-105 record and 2 Cy Young awards in his 16 seasons


3.85

Andy Pettitte ERA with a 256-153 record in 18 seasons; 19-11 with 3.81 ERA in 44 postseason starts



270-153

Mike Mussina’s record with

3.68 ERA, 57 complete games


Starting pitching candidates' wins


1,401, 1,406

Career runs, RBIs for Todd Helton with 369 HRs and a career average of .306 in 15 seasons for Colorado

366

Career HRs for Lance Berkman,

with 1,224 RBIs and

1,146 runs in 15 seasons


1,302

RBIs for shortstop Miguel Tejada, who batted .285 with

307 HRs in 16 seasons


Most hits among candidates


28

Players who will become

eligible for the ballot for

first time in next 4 years

LOOKING AHEAD
Some of the players becoming eligible
2020 2022
Alfonso Soriano Alex Rodriguez
Paul Konerko David Ortiz
Bobby Abreu Mark Teixera
Jason Giambi Jake Peavy
Brian Roberts Prince Fielder
Raul Ibanez Jimmy Rollins
Rafael Furcal Tim Lincecum
2021 2023
Mark Buehrle Carlos Beltran
Torii Hunter John Lackey
Barry Zito Jacoby Ellsbury
Nick Swisher Troy Tulowitz
Michael Cuddyer Jayson Werth
Aramis Ramirez Francisco Rodriguez
Dan Uggla Huston Street

Source: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com