The Hall of Unexpectedly Few

Yesterday marked the first time since 1996 that the BBWAA (Baseball Writers’ Association of America) failed to elect at least one player to the Hall of Fame. For a year that was anticipated to be challenging due to the sheer number of qualified candidates –  with or without PED users – an empty slate is nothing short of disappointing.


Craig Biggio came the closest to election with 388 votes but fell 39 short of the threshold.

One positive take away: Biggio and Jeff Bagwell, longtime Houston Astros teammates, will once again have a chance to be elected together. Other people have made arguments on both sides about what the voters should do so I won’t say any more than this. At the end of the day the Hall of Fame is just a museum and there should be room in that museum for players who tell the story of the game.

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