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NEW YORK — The most highly debated election for entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame ended Wednesday without a new inductee.
For the first time since 1996, eligible members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not vote in a single player from a ballot of 37 candidates that was deep and controversial.
Craig Biggio was the leading vote-getter, having been named on 68.2 percent of the ballots, but fell 39 votes shy of election as received 388 votes among the 569 ballots that were cast. He was followed by Jack Morris (67.7 percent), Jeff Bagwell (59.6) and Mike Piazza (57.8).
Curt Schilling appeared on ESPN to discuss the HOF snubs in maybe the only shirt he has left after losing his fortune to his well-documented failed video game venture. But what a shirt it is.
He doesn’t need to say anything, doesn’t need to gesture in any way or show facial displeasure for the zero-man class. This still shot says it all. Cousin Eddie would be proud.
Image via 30 FPS