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My Hall of Fame Ballot by Lincoln Mitchell

My Hall of Fame Ballot

by Lincoln Mitchell

December 29, 2021

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Here is my Hall of Fame ballot:

Barry Bonds-The greatest player of my lifetime. He excelled in the PED era before he started using. He used PEDs at a time when many players did and MLB either encouraged it or turned a blind eye for the first few years.

Roger Clemens-A similar candidacy to Bonds-the dominant pitcher of his era who proved his greatness before using PEDs.

Scott Rolen-One of the greatest third basemen ever. However, I remain appalled at how Graig Nettles has been ignored by the Hall of Fame voters.

Andruw Jones-Jones was a wonderful combination of power and defense who is among the greatest centerfielders ever.

Manny Ramirez-There are a lot of great sluggers on this ballot who were surrounded by PED accusations. I am not voting for all of them, but Ramirez was the best of them.

Andy Pettitte-I have come around to Pettitte as a Hall of Famer. He was an excellent pitcher for many years who was even better in the post-season.

Tim Lincecum-He did not have a Hall of Fame career, but had a Hall of Fame peak. The Freak was also one of the coolest guys ever to be a big league star.

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