Below are the results of how each FanHouse staff member voted on their 2010 ballot as well as a list of each candidate eligible for election this year.
(Editor's Note: While we have seven Hall voters on staff, only six are listed below. Lisa Olson abstained from taking part in the voting process as she has in every election since she became eligible.)
(Second Editor's Note: FanHouse NHL contributor Susan Slusser also had a vote for the Hall of Fame this year. She voted for only one player -- Roberto Alomar.)
|FanHouse's 2010 Hall of Fame Votes|
Returning Candidates on the 2010 Ballot: (2009 voting percentage in parentheses) Andre Dawson (67), Bert Blyleven (62.7), Lee Smith (44.5), Jack Morris (44), Tim Raines (22.6), Mark McGwire (21.9), Alan Trammell (17.4), Dave Parker (15), Don Mattingly (11.9), Dale Murphy (11.5), Harold Baines (5.9)
First-Time Candidates: Roberto Alomar, Kevin Appier, Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga, Pat Hentgen, Mike Jackson, Eric Karros, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Shane Reynolds, David Segui, Robin Ventura, Jimmy Wynn, Todd Zeile.
Rules for Election: To qualify for election to the Hall of Fame, a player must receive 75 percent support from the voters. Players who spent at least 10 years in the majors and passed through a screening committee are eligible to appear on the ballot five years after the end of their playing career and can remain up for election up to 15 times, so long as they receive at least 5 percent support on the previous year's ballot.
Players who are on the commissioner's permanently ineligble list, like Pete Rose, are not eligible for election to the Hall of Fame and never even appear on the ballot.
If a player does not qualify, either because he fell off the ballot or because he did not receive more than 75 percent of the vote after 15 years on the ballot, he can still be elected by the Veterans' Committee.
The electorate is made up of members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America who have held their membership for at least 10 years. Each eligible BBWAA member may vote for up to 10 players each year.