No Oriole has made the Hall of Fame since Cal Ripken in 2007, and Mike Mussina probably won’t make it next year—or the year after. However, this year’s vote was encouraging for Mussina.
For the first time since 1955, four players were elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Hall of Fame announcement day used to be about the great players who were elected into baseball immortality.
A week from today, Hall of Fame ballots are due. Since I’m not a voter, I don’t have to adhere to the deadline. But, I always enjoy figuring out who I would vote for if I did have a one.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield highlight the first-timers on the Hall of Fame ballot.