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#267335 - 01/07/14 04:17 PM Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous Hall of Famer for an incredibly stupid reason
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Cliff Corcoran
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January 7, 2014

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No player has ever been elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame and four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, the most obvious of the many deserving candidates on this year's ballot, won't be the first. We now know that for sure thanks to MLB.com's commendable tradition of posting its writers' ballots the day before the results are announced. There are 17 MLB.com writers who have been members of the Baseball Writers Association of America for 10 or more years and thus are eligible to vote for the Hall of Fame. Sixteen of them voted for Maddux. Dodgers beat reporter Ken Gurnick did not.

Why not? Gurnick wrote that he won't vote for any player who "played during the period of PED use." Not one. So who was on his ballot? Just Jack Morris.

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#267348 - 01/07/14 10:02 PM Re: Greg Maddux won't be a unanimous Hall of Famer for an incredibly stupid reason [Re: Golem]
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Greg Maddux was a great pitcher, richly deserves selection to all manner of recognition. But he is not as great a ball player as many of those already enshrined in the self-proclaimed Hall of Fame, who were denied unanimous selection for far less honorable reasons.

Frankly, the big surprise to me in your post above is that there is a voter who has sufficient concern about the reputation of the game to put an embargo on the entire period of disregard about PED! Would far more prefer him to take such a position than to vote for known users of said drugs. And if Greg is denied a unanimous ballot, he can join Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and Tom Seaver in that line. I say, "bully for Gurnick" for showing some hint of a moral position in a profession and a sport which to date has limited itself to banning Pete Rose. At least Maddux gets to be on the ballot. As did the 'roid boys.
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