2017 Election: Inside the Numbers

Patrick did a great rapid reaction column yesterday and hit on all the major takeaways from yesterday’s results. Today, I want to take a look at some other important numbers. 7 — For the second straight year Mussina’s pre-results vote total as tabulated by Ryan Thibodaux fell by just over 7%. In 2015, it dropped 7.3 points…

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HOF Results 2017: Rapid Reactions

Today was the day: The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame voting was announced. It was a big day with lots of news, so let’s break it down. Moose still moving: The most important news of the day was Mike Mussina‘s results. Moose improved to 51.8% of the vote, an improvement of 8.8 percentage points. This continues…

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The Last Ballot Update of 2017

We’ve been talking about the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot for almost two months now. For reasons I can’t ascertain this year’s class was not announced during the first week of January, as is traditionally the case. Instead, the announcement will come tomorrow at 6 pm on MLB Network. If like me you don’t have…

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Ballot Check in #5: We Approach the Edge of Knowledge

Since our last check-in, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 25 more ballots.  These voters have largely reflected a different thought process about the Hall of Fame than most of the prior 164 voters. For example, blogger Murray Chass wrote on Sunday that he submitted a blank ballot. This trend has reduced the percentages of nearly every player…

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Ballot Check-in #4: We know what we are, but know not what we may be

The Baseball HOF class will be announced two weeks from today. According to our friend and HOF-ballot-collecting-savant Ryan Thibodaux there are 164 known ballots at this point. Thibodaux estimates that this is about 38% of the total ballots. Here are our negatives and positives with two weeks to go. Positives Mike Mussina is running about…

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Ballot Check-In #3

We at MussinaHOF.com hope you and your family had a great holiday, and wish your 2016 comes to a close with a bang. It’s time for another ballot check-in, as Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker now has 122 votes accounted for. This time, rather than doing positives and negatives, we’re going to break things down Q&A style. First things first:…

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Ballot Check-in 12/5: Positives and Negatives

It’s very, very early in the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot reveal process. Early enough that some of what we see we can’t get excited over. But that still leaves some things we can get excited about—and alternatively, some things we can be bummed about. So far, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 16 public and two anonymous…

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2017 Hall of Fame Voting Prediction: The Newcomers

Much like the day after Thanksgiving marks the time that a lot of people start thinking about Christmas, baseball’s awards season marks the time when we can officially start thinking about the HOF election. If history is our guide then Hall of Fame ballots will be in the mail next week. This will mark our fourth…

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