McMurray: HOF president Idelson talks character clause, PED users, and ballot changes

From SABR member John McMurray at The Sporting News on August 14, 2018, with SABR member Jeff Idelson:

From the rule allowing voters to select only 10 candidates each year to the broadly defined character clause, the voting process for the Baseball Hall of Fame fans is unique and can sometimes be a challenge to understand and reconcile.

Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 2008, works with the Hall of Fame’s senior staff team and Board of Directors to set the voting rules, which have changed in several respects over the past decade. He offers his opinions on several major issues relating to how the voting process is and should be run.

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Originally published: August 14, 2018. Last Updated: August 14, 2018.