.333 is a Hall of Fame number

Unfortunately, .333 is also the percentage that the Hall of Fame voters batted in today’s Hall of Fame vote.  Rickey Henderson’s candidacy was never in question.  I was hoping to see Jim Rice, Andre Dawson, and Bert Blyleven join him in the HOF Class of 2009.  Alas, it was not to be. 

Jim Rice received the well-deserved honor on his 15th (and last) chance to be voted in by the baseball writers.

Andre Dawson finished third in the overall balloting, but still on the outside looking in for the 8th time.

And Bert Blyleven lost out for the 12th time leaving him with three more chances for induction before the Old-Timers Committee determines his merits.

Poor, poor decisions by the writers to keep Dawson and Blyleven waiting.  I think it will happen soon for both of them, but as the pitcher with 287 wins, 3,701 career strikeouts (fifth all time), and 60 career shutouts (ninth all time) says, “Isn’t it strange that Rice had to wait 15 years? Don’t think his career numbers changed!”

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~ by acm213 on January 12, 2009.

2 Responses to “.333 is a Hall of Fame number”

  1. “Booger” Dawson will get in eventually. He had better stats than Jim Rice.

  2. Blyleven should be in based on this:
    http://deadspin.com/5011853/bert-blyleven-loves-to-fart

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