Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Biggio, Bagwell shut out of Hall of Fame

Well well. What do you know? Craig Biggio got 74.8% of the vote, meaning that he was probably two votes - out of around 600 - shy of the required 75% cut-off to be elected into the 2014 Hall of Fame class. This ties Pie Traynor and Nellie Fox for the closest margin by a player not elected.

Jeff Bagwell's vote totals actually dropped to 54.3% of the vote.

And in a perfect metaphor for the bed-crapping that is the Base Ball Writers Association of America, their server is down. More analysis* to come.

*fire & brimstone