From SABR member Graham Womack at The Sporting News on January 17, 2017:
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com had an interesting article speculating about the first player who could draw 100 percent of the vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, with all votes from the writers set to become public starting next year.
Since 1936, no player has ever done this — not even Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb or Ken Griffey Jr., to name three who came close.
“But in a universe in which everyone will know if you don’t vote for a legend, that’s about to change,” Stark wrote.
So who are the most likely candidates to draw 100 percent of the Hall of Fame vote?
Originally published: January 17, 2017. Last Updated: January 17, 2017.