Womack: The 25 best players not in the Hall of Fame

From SABR member Graham Womack at The Sporting News on January 4, 2016:

For all the selections in its history, the National Baseball Hall of Fame remains one of the most exclusive in sports. With just 315 honorees as of this writing, many good players have yet to be enshrined.

Recently, I asked readers to vote online on the 25 best players not in Cooperstown — not 25 players who belong in the Hall of Fame necessarily, just the 25 best players not enshrined. In the end, 467 people participated.

All players retired at least five years were eligible, with a 200-player ballot distributed to voters and write-ins welcome. Next to each player voters selected, they were asked to put a “Y” or “N” signifying if they belonged in Cooperstown. This didn’t affect ranking, with place was determined by total votes. The idea is that a player can be one of the 25 best not enshrined even if they have no business in the Hall of Fame.

Read the full article here: http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4690061-baseball-hall-of-fame-2016-candidates-ballot-griffey-bonds-clemens

Originally published: January 4, 2016. Last Updated: January 4, 2016.