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"BBWAA members spend so much time and effort agonizing over their Hall of Fame ballots.
The only caveat is that 2019 will be Martinez's last year of eligibility for election by the BBWAA writers.
The following season, Billy Williams won Rookie of the Year honors from both The Sporting News and the BBWAA, forming with Santo and Banks a three-headed monster.
That was too much for the BBWAA, which has long protested contract incentives for awards it decides, including Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.
However, it was BBWAA members who voted Hummel into the Hall of Fame recently by a wide margin over the late Washington Star writer and columnist, Morrie Siegel.
Members of the Hall of Fame: Tables 1 and 2 list the players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) and the various versions of the Veterans Committee (VET).
By receiving fewer than 27 votes (less than 5 percent), Carlos Delgado 21 (3.8), Troy Percival 4 (0.7), Aaron Boone and Tom Gordon 2 (0.4), Darin Erstad 1 (0.2) and Rich Aurilia, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt (0) are no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA.
I created the site as a reaction to the recent voting issues with the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown--not just the effect of performance enhancing drugs, but also the BBWAA's inflated Hall of Fame standards and misconceptions of player value.
Will Carroll is a member of the BBWAA. He currently writes for Bleacher Report.
BBWAA Awards Begin Today with ROY Awards (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3749:bbwaa-awards-begin-today-with-roy-awards&catid=30:mlb-news&Itemid=42)
Whiteside was elected to the so-called "writer's wing" of the Hall by a vote of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
Circa 1950 a journalist named Gloria Swegman, who aspired to sportscasting, surveyed several members of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
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