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Half-Baked Hall: 1988

Mark Buehrle fell just short (38%) of getting a future look, but None of Them! is able to come back again. Torii Hunter pulled down one vote. The guy definitely had his best years after he left the Twins. Cuddyer, Hudson, and LaTroy were shut out.

Next is 1988. Two former Twins with high WAR totals here. Also a relief pitcher who made that other museum.


Graig Nettles

Jose Cruz

Dave Concepcion

Ted Simmons

Steve Carlton

Don Sutton

Bruce Sutter

Ron Guidry


Half-Baked Hall: 2015

Not surprisingly we have 3 new members of the Half-Baked Hall. Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson,  and Killer all sail in with 93% of the vote!

Sam McDowell falls off with 29%. Cy Young winner and former Twin Jim Perry falls off with 21%. Vada Pinson gets shut out.

Our 2015 ballot does not have any inner circle candidates. But this is the Half-Baked Hall. Who needs standards

Who ya got?

  • None of them! (54%, 7 Votes)
  • Mark Buehrle (38%, 5 Votes)
  • Torii Hunter (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Michael Cuddyer (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LaTroy Hawkins (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tim Hudson (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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Half-Baked Hall: 1975

So 2014 was a dud of a year.  Jeter's name will be tucked away for a future consolation ballot as he pulled down 62% of the vote . Bobby Abreu, who will probably linger on the real ballot for ten years, gets unceremoniously dumped off ours with just three votes. Congrats to Jason Giambi and Cliff Lee for each nailing down a vote.  Poor Nick Punto was shut out.

Next up is 1975. I have a feeling one of these guys might be to your liking.

Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?

  • Bob Gibson (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Harmon Killebrew (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Juan Marichal (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Sam McDowell (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Jim Perry (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Vada Pinson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Half-Baked Hall: 2014

Congratulations to Wade Boggs who unanimously was selected and I'm sure had some fried chicken to celebrate. Jim Abbott and Darryl Strawberry each garnered two votes and the rest were shut out. has selected the cast of players that are going to be on next year's HOF ballot. Which is good because I know you're all dying to vote for Jetes!

For fun I included one of our dear friends on the ballot, who almost has as much career WAR as Adam Dunn (who I did not put on the ballot) despite hitting 443 fewer homers.

Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?

  • Derek Jeter (53%, 8 Votes)
  • Bobby Abreu (20%, 3 Votes)
  • None of them! (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Jason Giambi (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Cliff Lee (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Josh Beckett (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nick Punto (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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WGOM Half-Baked Hall: 1999

In true half-baked fashion, I'm reviving the Half-Baked Hall and completely changing most of the format. I'm sad that it halted, and I just didn't have the energy to keep it going the way it was, and it appeared most of you didn't either. Hats off to NBB who posted a bio for George Kell 18 months ago, the last time this project was going. Coincidentally I'm sure, NBB posted his bio for Kell just a couple weeks before my daughter was born.

To recap, we have held votes for every year from the beginning of baseball through 1956. We finally broke the color barrier, electing Jackie Robinson. Lou Boudreau and Ralph Kiner each landed two-thirds of the vote, joining a bunch of players who are thus far on the outside looking in. We may relitigate some of these older players later, but for now I want to focus on the players that at least some of us watched play.

So now, the new format:

  • One year at a time, chosen by
  • All players with 40 career WAR will be on the ballot, along with some others
  • There will still be time for discussion.
  • No more stats spreadsheet. You all know how to use baseball-reference.
  • Votes will no longer be via a Google form. I'll just post a poll on the site. As thus we won't have public ballots anymore.
  • Votes will now be just Yes or No.
  • 75% needed for election
  • Only one vote per ballot. Players who garner at least 40% of the vote will be tucked away for a later debate. If I recall, when each player got six ballots, we never had a player elected who didn't at least start with 40% of the vote.

Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?

  • Wade Boggs (78%, 14 Votes)
  • Jim Abbott (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Darryl Strawberry (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Chili Davis (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Willie McGee (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tony Phillips (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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