Category Archives: WGOM Half-Baked Hall

Half-Baked Hall: 2002

The Sandman breezes in with 100% of the vote just as he did in real life a few months ago.  Todd Helton also brings it home with 81% of the vote, becoming the first Rockie to be bestowed with HBH honors.

Meanwhile, the late Roy Halladay just misses election with 69% of the vote and will be back later (on a ballot).

Not making the cut were Andy Pettitte (2 votes), Miguel Tejada (2 votes), Roy Oswalt (1 vote) and shutouts for Placido Polanco and Lance Berkman.

2002 Ballot

The cake is a lie

  • Tim Raines (93%, 13 Votes)
  • None of them! (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Chuck Finley (0%, 0 Votes)
  • David Justice (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chuck Knoblauch (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Half-Baked Hall: 2013

Mike Schmidt pulled down 100% of the vote as gets elected to the Half-Baked Hall!

The only player to secure a spot on a future secondary ballot is Buddy Bell, who pulled won 50% of the vote.

Meanwhile, Tommy John got 4 votes, Darrell Evans got 2 votes, and Most-Feared-Hall-Of-Famer Jim Rice got 1 vote.  Jim Sundberg got nothing.

2013

The ballot the real voters just had!

Here I go here I go here I go again, girls what's my weakness?

  • Mariano Rivera (36%, 16 Votes)
  • Todd Helton (29%, 13 Votes)
  • Roy Halladay (24%, 11 Votes)
  • Andy Pettitte (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Miguel Tejada (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Roy Oswalt (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Lance Berkman (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Placido Polanco (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Half-Baked Hall: 1989

So not everyone remembered to vote for Sal Bando or Bobby Bonds, but they weren't going to come close so let's just move right along...

1989

Third Base!

  • Mike Schmidt (50%, 14 Votes)
  • Buddy Bell (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Tommy John (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Darrell Evans (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Jim Rice (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Sundberg (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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This was also Dave Dravecky's last year, who certainly belongs in the Hall of What Could Have Beens along with Mark Fidrych

Half-Baked Hall: 1981

1983 Results

Johnny Bench: 100%
Gaylord Perry: 100%
Carl Yastrzesmki: 100%
Fergus Jenkins: 87%

Everyone else falls off, though Gene Tenace made a valiant go of it with 33%.  Bert Campaneris and Jim Kaat each pulled down a couple votes.

1981 Ballot

It doesn't look like many folks retired during the strike-shortened season, so we don't have much to discuss here.  We'll try to make this one short.

Who the hell is Sal Bando?

  • None Of Them! (70%, 7 Votes)
  • Bobby "The Other Member of the 300/300 club" Bonds (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Sal Bando (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Half-Baked Hall: 1983

2008 Results!

We have four proud new members of the Half-Baked Hall.

Frank Thomas: 100%
Greg Maddux: 100%
Tom Glavine: 81%
Mike Mussina: 75%

Luis Gonzalez, Hideo Nomo, and Jeff Kent each netted one vote.  Kenny Rogers and Moises Alou were blanked.

1983 Ballot

Citizens, Vote!

  • Johnny Bench (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Gaylord Perry (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Carl Yastrzemski (22%, 15 Votes)
  • Fergie Jenkins (19%, 13 Votes)
  • Gene Tenace (7%, 5 Votes)
  • Bert Campaneris (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Jim Kaat (3%, 2 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Half-Baked Hall: 2008

2004 Results!

Roberto Alomar: 90%
Barry Larkin: 90%
Edgar Martinez: 90%

Welcome!  In the real world, Edgar took a lot longer to get in. We had the decency to not make him wait here.

Nobody else even got one vote. Fred McGriff, who many a BBWAA voter has agonized over, got completely shut out. Also getting shut out were Appier, Burks, and Ventura.

Holy pitchers!

  • Frank Thomas (27%, 15 Votes)
  • Greg Maddux (27%, 15 Votes)
  • Tom Glavine (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Mike Mussina (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Luis Gonzalez (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Hideo Nomo (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Kenny Rogers (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Moises Alou (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jeff Kent (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Half-Baked Hall: 2004

We have two new members of the Half-Baked Hall!

Bert Blyleven: 100%
Gary Carter: 88%

We also have one player who will be kept on for a Veteran's ballot.

Willie Randolph: 44%

Meanwhile, Pedro Guerrero garnered one vote. He was a damn fine hitter. Too bad he was an absolute butcher in the field.  Jesse Barfield, Jack Clark, Brian Downing, and Carney Lansford all got shut out.

2004 Ballot

Q.E.D?

  • Roberto Alomar (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Barry Larkin (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Edgar Martinez (32%, 9 Votes)
  • None Of Them! (4%, 1 Votes)
  • Kevin Appier (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ellis Burks (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fred McGriff (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Robin Ventura (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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Half-Baked Hall: 1992

Eddie Murray and Ryne Sandberg breeze into the half-baked hall with 100% of the vote.

Otherwise there was no suspense. Valenzuela netted two votes and Greg Gagne landed one.  Brett Butler got zero and real Hall of Famer Lee Smith got exactly zero votes. It appears the save statistic does not impress this group.

In 1992, it was mostly good hitters that retired. But there's one pitcher on the ballot you might want to circle.

Who's joining Ross Barnes?

  • Bert Blyleven (42%, 16 Votes)
  • Gary Carter (37%, 14 Votes)
  • Willie Randolph (18%, 7 Votes)
  • Pedro Guerrero (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Jesse Barfield (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jack Clark (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Brian Downing (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Carney Lansford (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Former Twin Al Newman had 2.5 WAR. Also, John Moses, who had a solid year for the Twins in 1988, finished his career with negative 3.4 WAR.