Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Beltre, Angels, Dodgers

On this date in 1992, Tom Seaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame along with Rollie Fingers. Seaver received 425 of 430 votes (98.8%), still the highest percentage in baseball history. Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar joined the pair in Cooperstown earlier this week. Congrats to both.

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8 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Beltre, Angels, Dodgers"


4 years 7 months ago

So, with some of the big names coming up for Hall eligibility in the next few years, is anyone going to eclipse Seaver’s mark? I can’t imagine *any* hitter getting 99% of the votes with the taint of the steroid era, but what about the pitchers?

I think Greg Maddux has the best chance of anyone to be 99% or better. I mean, can anyone even begin to argue why he shouldn’t be? A lot of people don’t like Clemens for being… Clemens… but who doesn’t like Greg Maddux?

4 years 7 months ago

I agree about Maddux… Him, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez all have the best chance, in my opinion.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 7 months ago

I was just thinking Randy Johnson as well. Good call on Pedro.

Rootdown
4 years 7 months ago

The real question is…Who didn’t vote for Seaver, and what could their reason possibly be.

peterherman
4 years 7 months ago

That not even Babe Ruth got in unanimously, so nobody will ever.

lefty177
4 years 7 months ago

Pujols? If he would be on the ballot right now he’s a 1st-ballot HOFer but what about 10 years down the road when he keeps on hitting the way he is now?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Yay my first BtB/MLBTR link!

develine
4 years 7 months ago

Congrats Span 😀