Who Should Get In: 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Announced - Sports Collectors Digest
Publish date:

Who Should Get In: 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

The 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been announced. With no real front-runners, the best bet for induction might be Barry Larkin and Jack Morris.

The 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released, and at first glance, there are no shoo-ins for the honor.

The first-time crowd is headlined by Bernie Williams, who doesn't scream Hall of Famer. With a weak freshmen class, it provided an additional boost for candidates such as Jack Morris, Barry Larkin and even Jeff Bagwell. A player needs at least 75 percent of the votes to be elected, and the results will be announced Jan. 9.

larkin-492

Here's the ballot:
Jeff Bagwell, 1B
Jeromy Burnitz, OF *
Vinny Castilla, 3B *
Juan Gonzalez, OF
Brian Jordan, OF *
Barry Larkin, SS
Javy Lopez, C *
Edgar Martinez, 3B/DH
Don Mattingly, 1B
Fred McGriff, 1B
Mark McGwire, 1B
Jack Morris, RHP
Bill Mueller, 3B *
Terry Mulholland, LHP*
Dale Murphy, OF
Phil Nevin, 3B/1B *
Rafael Palmeiro, 1B
Brad Radke, RHP *
Tim Raines, OF
Tim Salmon, OF *
Ruben Sierra, OF *
Lee Smith, RHP
Alan Trammell, SS
Larry Walker, OF
Bernie Williams, OF *
Tony Womack, 2B/SS *
Eric Young, 2B *
* -- first year on ballot.

Who do you think will be elected, if any? Does Lee Smith get a shot as a pitched who i s third all-time in saves? Does the continued poor voting results for McGwire, Palmeiro and Gonzalez spell doom for Clemens and Bonds next year?

Auction of the Week

CA_RightPage-box

Collect Auctions Summer Auction

Collect Auctions bidding ends August 6 and bidders can view each lot on our website at www.collectauctions.net. There are more than 1,000 lots of vintage sports cards and sets; what we believe is the strongest unopened lineup any auction house has ever offered. Bidding ends Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. CST (10:00 EST).