MLB Hall Of Fame Vote: Ken Griffey Jr. record votes

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SNEDDS3

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Griff is in with the most votes, 437 out of 440. 99.32%. Impressive!

Do the names of voters get released to the public? I'd like to know who the 3 that didn't vote him in were and why. I really thought he'd be unanimous.

Thoughts?
 

tzjung

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It really pisses me off that 3 ******** didn't vote for him.

Ken Griffey Jr and Frank Thomas were my childhood idols. It was so fun being able to watch them.
 

cyclonebillski

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The sad thing is that those three are Hall of Fame voters and either vote for no one ever, so no one is unanimous, or vote for guys that don't deserve it, just so someone isn't unanimous. I have no idea how the process works but time for the old guard to bow out.
 

ISUME

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The sad thing is that those three are Hall of Fame voters and either vote for no one ever, so no one is unanimous, or vote for guys that don't deserve it, just so someone isn't unanimous. I have no idea how the process works but time for the old guard to bow out.
They can vote on up to 10 players, so these 3 individuals did this on purpose.
 

SNEDDS3

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It really pisses me off that 3 ******** didn't vote for him.

Ken Griffey Jr and Frank Thomas were my childhood idols. It was so fun being able to watch them.
I wasn't the biggest Griffey fan but I loved the way he played the game and THAT SWING.....PRETTY!!!

I really hope the names are released of who voted for what (No, I'm not gonna twitter rape them). Would love to hear their thoughts about why he wasn't deserving. He is one of the last players that actually were good for the game. Jeter next.
 

casey1973

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A good time to sell the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card I suppose. Probably a million out there.
 

SNEDDS3

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Probably at least worth $60 if upper deck...maybe. Wasn't that UD first year? Not sure at all and lazy with the ol' google.
 

casey1973

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Probably at least worth $60 if upper deck...maybe. Wasn't that UD first year? Not sure at all and lazy with the ol' google.
Ya that's the one I have. I don't have any idea what its worth. Probably less than the Charizard hologaphic card I have.
 

roundball

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I wasn't the biggest Griffey fan but I loved the way he played the game and THAT SWING.....PRETTY!!!

I really hope the names are released of who voted for what (No, I'm not gonna twitter rape them). Would love to hear their thoughts about why he wasn't deserving. He is one of the last players that actually were good for the game. Jeter next.
There are some voters who've said they'll never vote for a player from that era because they're all potentially tainted by steroid use. Not defending it at all, but that's what I've heard some of them say.
 

xboxfever

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The three morons who didn't vote for him should not be voting for the Hall of Fame. He is arguably (and in my opinion) the greatest player to ever play the game. He was a class act and represented baseball as well as anyone has ever. I just can't see a good argument other than they didn't want him to be unanimous which is bs.
 
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mtowncyclone13

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The sad thing is that those three are Hall of Fame voters and either vote for no one ever, so no one is unanimous, or vote for guys that don't deserve it, just so someone isn't unanimous. I have no idea how the process works but time for the old guard to bow out.
About 10 years ago a voter came out and said he'll never vote anyone unanimous because even the top echelon players never received unanimous voting
 

cycfan1

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The three morons who didn't vote for him should not be voting for the Hall of Fame. He is arguably (and in my opinion) the greatest player to ever play the game. He was a class act and represented baseball as well as anyone has ever. I just can't see a good argument other than they didn't want him to be unanimous which is bs.


Greatest ever to play the game? He was great but not that great. Maybe if he could have stayed healthy after going to Cinci. Was never the same.
 

CyCrazy

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The three morons who didn't vote for him should not be voting for the Hall of Fame. He is arguably (and in my opinion) the greatest player to ever play the game. He was a class act and represented baseball as well as anyone has ever. I just can't see a good argument other than they didn't want him to be unanimous which is bs.
Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth werent unanimous. Griffey was deserving but if guys like that didnt, no way Jr. gets it. That being said the voters are idiots.
 

SerenityNow

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Love it that junior got the highest percentage ever. Would love to see him wear the Reds hat, but understand he'll probably go as a Mariner.