My Hall of Fame Ballot by Lincoln Mitchell
My Hall of Fame Ballot
by Lincoln Mitchell
December 29, 2021
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.