Monday, January 2, 2012

Bagwell Hall of Fame Scorecard

So let's try to keep a running list of whom is and isn't voting for Jeff Bagwell for the Hall of Fame in 2012, shall we? And, many thanks to those of you sending in the articles you find! Special note: Thanks to Citizen Bill for pointing out this link, aggregating all ballots.

(Last update: Jan 2 - 7:00 AM)

Quick Tally: 63 ballots "counted"
38 ballots "Yes"
25 ballots "No"

Total ballot percentage: 60.3%
Total ballot percentage needed: 75%

Bagwell's in

Peter Abraham, Phil Arvia, Andrew Baggarly, Peter Botte, Steve Buckley, Ron Chimelis, Tim Cowlishaw, Ken Davidoff, Tony DiMarco, John Erardi, Jeff Fletcher, Peter Gammons, Teddy Greenstein, Richard Griffin, Mike Imren, Phil Jackman, Tim Kawakami, Bob Klapisch, Dave Krieger, Thom Loverro, Jack McCaffery, Sean McClelland, John McGrath, Bruce Miles, Jim Molony, Jose de Jesus Ortiz, Joe Posnanski, Tracy Ringolsby, Phil Rogers, Ken Rosenthal, Chaz Scoggins, Mike Silverman, Bob Smizik, Larry Stone, T.R. Sullivan, John Tomase, Mike Vaccaro, David Wilhelm

Bagwell's out

Mel Antonen, Barry Bloom, Bob Brookover, Garry Brown, Tom Dienhart, Chris Elsberry, Mark Gonzales, Evan Grant, Scot Gregor, Philip Hersh, John Heyman (allegedly), Jeff Jacobs, Fred Klein, Dave Lariviere, Ron Kroichick, Fred Mitchell, Mike Nadel, Bob Nightengale, Mike Puma, Mike Purdy, Barry Rozner, Jeff Schultz, Tom Singer, Paul Sullivan, Dave Van Dyck,

20 comments:

Frank Reino said...

Add Richard Griffin as a yes! http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/article/1107106--griffin-jack-morris-larry-walker-among-my-picks-for-cooperstown

Andrew said...

I don't know how hard it would be, but I think it would also be interesting to see who has changed their vote from last year.

Reuben said...

WTF?!? Bob Nightengale voted for Rafael Palmeiro, but DIDN"T vote for Bagwell. How the holy hell does he explain that???

Anonymous said...

I don't think he actually gets a vote, but Bob Costas was asked if he would vote for Bagwell on Clubhouse Confidential yesterday. He agreed with the host that Bagwell's numbers made him a slam dunk Hall of Famer, but said "when in doubt, keep him out".

Blazemule said...

What percentage does he need to get in?

Astros County said...

@Blazemule - 75%

AstroBrit said...

Peter Abraham changed his vote from last year including Bagwell.

Its a spectacular NO from Barry Bloom. Steve Garvey, STEVE GARVEY!!

http://barrybloom.mlblogs.com/2011/12/28/my-hall-of-fame-ballot-for-2012/

Astros County said...

That's...just...

AstroBrit said...
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AstroBrit said...

Thom Loverro of the Washington Examiner is a yes. If you fish through my mentions AC on Twitter, you should find it.

Anonymous said...

Chicago Daily Herald writers revealed their ballots. 2 yes, 2 no. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111229/sports/712299740/

Bill said...

Have you guys seen this? She keeps an updated tally of every ballot she can find for every player. She's got 37 counted so far.

Andrew said...

Based on that link it would seem that Larkin is a lock and Bagwell, Morris, and Raines are on the fence. Of course that is only 39 ballots out of 500+ so a lot can still change.

AstroBrit said...

I have a feeling people who vote for Bagwell are more likely to reveal their ballots than those who don't. Just a hunch.

Greg Thurston said...

John Heyman revealed his ballot today on MLB Network. He didn't vote for Bagwell.

Reuben said...

I agree with AstroBrit- I think people who aren't active baseball writers anymore (but still have a vote) are less likely to vote for Bagwell, and of course won't really have a forum to reveal their ballots.

If the "exit polling" figure remains around 60%, I'd expect his actual vote total to be more like 50%. Which is still a decent improvement, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Mel Antonen said he voted for Bagwell today on inside pitch

MLB4Life said...
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MLB4Life said...

Let's put this whole thing into perspective: Take the voting away from the baseball writers!

Half of these guys are sloppy, wannabe, second-rate hacks who can't really write and use their "power" to convey their own personal agenda for or against particular players.

It doesn't matter what these guys THINK. The player's actions on the field should be the deal maker - IN or OUT.

If the current HOF'ers were judged for both their on AND off-field shenanigans, Mantle, Cobb and MANY others would still be waiting to be enshrined in Cooperstown.

Give me a break. I believe MLB should start banning sports writers and rescind their voting privileges the very second their voting borders the insane. People like Mr. Bloom for starters!

Let both the players and fans decide.

Baseball Trivia Challenge said...

Bagwell should get in, but I feel he may have lacked some national exposure that some of the writers apparently look for.
Remember, Bagwell played his first nine seasons in the Astrodome, a notorious pitcher's ballpark. Nevertheless, he put up impressive numbers offensively. And what really good first baseman in recent history had his speed?