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Special – From the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America…


The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced no new inductees to its Hall of Fame this year. This is the IBWAA’s 12th annual election for these awards. All IBWAA members were eligible to vote.

Curt Schilling was the top vote-getter, with 108 out of 167 ballots cast (65%). Six other players received at least 50% of votes: Andruw Jones (63%), Todd Helton (62%), Billy Wagner (61%), Scott Rolen (58%), Gary Sheffield (52%), and Manny Ramírez (50%). Torii Hunter finished with the most votes among first-ballot candidates with 19%. A 75% threshold is required for election.

Barry Bonds (2018) and Rogers Clemens (2018) did not appear on the ballot because they have already been elected by the IBWAA in previous years. With those exceptions, the IBWAA ballot was identical to the one used by the BBWAA. Complete voting results are listed below.

The IBWAA endeavors to serve the baseball writing community, representing more than 600 baseball content creators. We strive to increase visibility, networking, and opportunities for all of our members. Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results announced the following January.

Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers and content creators. For more information please visit

Daniel R. Epstein and Jonathan Becker Co-Directors, IBWAA

#HallofFame #IBWAA

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