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Stark: What should the Baseball Hall of Fame be?

From SABR member Jayson Stark at ESPN.com on January 9, 2013:

The votes are in. The earth is still rumbling. Now let's try to digest the magnitude of what just happened here:

A man who hit 762 home runs wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame.

A pitcher who won seven Cy Young Awards wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame.

A man who hit 609 home runs only got 12.5 percent of the vote.

A catcher who made 12 All-Star teams missed election by 98 votes.

It boggles the mind. Doesn't it? We were just presented the most star-studded Hall of Fame ballot in maybe 75 years. And NOBODY got elected?

It's enough to make you wonder: What kind of Hall of Fame are we building here?

In the wake of this stunning election, it's time for all of us to ponder that question. What is the Hall of Fame? What should it be? What is it supposed to be?

Read the full article here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/hof13/story/_/id/8826383/what-mlb-hall-fame-be

This page was last updated January 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm MST.

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