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 Responses to Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Beltre, Angels, Dodgers Leave a Reply

  1. 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?

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

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

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

    • Rootdown 5 years ago

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

      • peterherman 5 years ago

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

    • lefty177 5 years 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?

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Yay my first BtB/MLBTR link!

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