Simon: Who does the public want elected to the Hall of Fame?

From SABR member Mark Simon at ACTA Sports on November 19, 2019:

The 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot came out on Monday, which will inevitably lead to discussion on who deserves to go into the Hall of Fame and who meets the standards of being a Hall of Famer.

But what about the question of whom the public would most like to see go into the Hall of Fame?

Bill James attempted to answer this question in the lead article in the 2020 Bill James Handbook. He made a list of 156 current and retired players whom he felt would receive some suport and had each candidate polled six times over a three-month period this past summer, comparing that player’s Hall of Fame support to three other candidates on each poll.

That resulted in 234 polls and nearly 290-thousand votes, which were analyzed by 12 formulas to measure each player’s Hall of Fame support.

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Originally published: November 21, 2019. Last Updated: November 21, 2019.