This Year’s First Time Hall of Fame Ballot
Amidst all these steroid era players the last few years, it's nice to see a class act like Ken Griffey Jr. get his shot.
On Monday, the BBWAA released the 2016 Baseball of Fame ballot, which will result in an endless amount of discussions and chaos for the next two months before the Class of ’16 is announced on January 6th. 15 new players are on the ballot along with 17 holdovers, and the only slam drunk for induction this year is Ken Griffey Jr. The cadre of new faces is pretty weak this year, so instead of breaking down each player’s case, I decided it might be more prudent to give some brief thoughts on each of the first-timers. A few players on the list have cases worth more discussion, and that will come in time...
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