12 Players Who Will Be Removed From Hall Of Fame Ballot
Players can remain on the Hall of Fame ballot after their first year as long as they receive votes from 5 percent or more of the voters in the previous year’s voting.
This year, four players were elected, 18 players fell short but exceeded 5 percent, and 12 players fell short of the 5 percent threshold – which means they will not be on the next ballot.
Here are the 12 players: Carlos Delgado, Troy Percival, Aaron Boone, Tom Gordon, Darin Erstad, Rich Aurilia, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt. Nomar Garciaparra narrowly missed being booted at 5.5 percent.
Here are their vote totals, via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America:
|Name||Votes (Pct.)||Yrs on ballot|
|Carlos Delgado||21 (3.8)||1|
|Troy Percival||4 (0.7)||1|
|Aaron Boone||2 (0.4)||1|
|Tom Gordon||2 (0.4)||1|
|Darin Erstad||1 (0.2)||1|
|Rich Aurilia||0 (0)||1|
|Tony Clark||0 (0)||1|
|Jermaine Dye||0 (0)||1|
|Cliff Floyd||0 (0)||1|
|Brian Giles||0 (0)||1|
|Eddie Guardado||0 (0)||1|
|Jason Schmidt||0 (0)||1|
You have to wonder who voted for Erstad.