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#1 Rich

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:03 AM

One pitch equals perfection into the Hall.

It's safe to say baseball will never see the likes of him again.

First ever to achieve unanimous selection into Cooperstown!!!

Congratulations my friend - to a true gentleman on and off the field. No one deserves it more.

#2 hollywood

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:11 AM

Amazing that the one voter who was going to vote against went along with the program.


Then that happened.

 

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:39 PM

Amazing that the one voter who was going to vote against went along with the program.


Actually he didn't. He chose not to cast a ballot at all - as did 7 other writers who were eligible to vote.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

I didn’t notice that. Now, at the risk of being extremely naive, could someone explain to me why anyone in this position would choose not to vote? What is the statement being made?

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#5 Rich

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:15 PM

It's always about five to ten people that don't vote and the reasons vary. Some think no one is worthy, some just don't vote for whatever reason. 

 

Voters can choose up to ten, but don't need to choose anyone or may choose one or two. In fact one of the people who didn't vote this year has stated he will vote next year for Jeter but no one else. That's why the rule is 75% of the ballots cast gain entry, not 75% of the eligible voters. It's possible voters may lose eligibility if they don't vote for several consecutive years.

 

The same is true for all polls or voting in sports (college basketball, football, MVP, Cy Young etc), all eligible voters don't necessarily cast a ballot.



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:12 PM

I'll wear the 42 shirt tonight.  Just need to breathe in a bit.



#7 StephanieL

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:13 AM

I can't believe that Ruth, Mantle, and Mays weren't unanimous choices.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:44 AM

I can't believe that Ruth, Mantle, and Mays weren't unanimous choices.

And that's why it's so surprising that Mariano got in unanimously. I always figured there would be one guy who wouldn't vote on the principal that Babe Ruth was a unanimous choice.


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#9 hollywood

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 05:14 AM

Changes at Cooperstown?  https://fivethirtyei...ng-cooperstown/


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#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

Mantle played too long, with injuries, which depressed his career stats.  I don't know if that was a factor.