December 5, 2021

The Athletic’s Hall of Fame voters reveal their 2020 ballots (The Athletic)

Like we did last winter, we asked those of our writers who vote for the Hall of Fame to share their ballots and discuss some of the decisions they found particularly interesting or compelling. (Several other writers will expand their ballots into standalone articles between now and the announcement of the results). These voters span the whole spectrum of Cooperstown philosophies — small Hall and big Hall, PED hard-liners and relativists, sabermetrics-centric and more traditional approaches and everything in between.

All of them, however, agreed that Derek Jeter is a Hall of Famer — so if he doesn’t go in unanimously, it won’t be on our account. Getting nearly as much support in his last year on the ballot was Larry Walker, who appears on all but one of our ballots. And eight out of 11 voted for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.

Andrew Baggarly, The Athletic Bay Area

Full ballot: Bonds, Clemens, Jeter, Omar Vizquel

The Hall of Fame ballot…

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