Morning Reaction Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

December 31, 2010 | Glenn Clark

Friday on “The Morning Reaction”, we discussed which players on this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot we’d vote “Yes” and “No” to. Here is a rundown of how we voted…

Drew Forrester’s ballot…

YES

Roberto Alomar

7 Jul 1998:  American League member Roberto Alomar #12 of the Baltimore Orioles swings at a pitch during the All-Star Game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 13-8. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /Allspor

Jeff Bagwell

6 Mar 1998:  Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros in action during a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. The Astros tied the Tigers 4-4. Mandatory Credit: Craig Melvin  /Allsport

Bert Blyleven

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Barry Larkin

11 Apr 1998:  Infielder Barry Larkin of the Cincinnati Reds in action during a game against the Colorado Rockies at the Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.  The Reds won the game, 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport

Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles during 8-3 loss to the Anaheim Angels at Angel Stadium on Sunday, May 23, 2004 Photo via Newscom

Lee Smith

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NO
Harold Baines
Juan Gonzalez
Edgar Martinez
Tino Martinez
Don Mattingly
Fred McGriff
Mark McGwire
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

Glenn Clark’s ballot…

YES

Roberto Alomar

2 Jul 1997: Catcher Mike Lieberthal of the Philadelphia Phillies watches second baseman Roberto Alomar of the Baltimore Orioles swing at the ball during a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Orioles. The Orioles won the game 10-6.

Jeff Bagwell

KISSIMMEE, FL - MARCH 6:  First Baseman Jeff Bagwell #5 of the Houston Astros adjusts his batting gloves against the Detroit Tigers during the spring training game at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida on March 6, 2002.  (Photo by  Andy Lyons /Getty Images)

Bert Blyleven

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Fred McGriff

24 Oct 1995: Fred McGriff #27 of the Atlanta Braves hits a home run during a game against the Cleveland Indians at the Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves defeated the Indians 3-2.

Rafael Palmeiro

2 Jul 1997: First baseman Rafael Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles tries to tag out shortstop Kevin Stocker of the Philadelphia Phillies at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won the game 10-6.

Lee Smith

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NO
Harold Baines
Juan Gonzalez
Barry Larkin
Edgar Martinez
Tino Martinez
Don Mattingly
Mark McGwire
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

Drew and Glenn agreed that the following players didn’t warrant discussion…

John Olerud, Kevin Brown, B.J. Surhoff, Marquis Grissom, John Franco, Bret Boone, Al Leiter, Benito Santiago, Carlos Baerga, Raul Mondesi, Bobby Higginson, Charles Johnson, Kirk Rueter

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Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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