Baseball Writers Should Implement 50 Percent Rule for HOF Balloting

January 7, 2010 by  

Congratulations to Andre Dawson on his razor thin selection to the baseball Hall of Fame.

After years of being on the ballot, Dawson finally found himself as the biggest name available outside of Mark McGwire, and the writers graciously punched his ticket for a trip to Cooperstown this summer.

But is this the best way to select baseball immortality?

Dawson received just 14 percent of the vote in his second year of eligibility and the prospects of Hall of Fame admission seemed slim.

But like Jim Rice last year, Andre Dawson has been able to hang around for more than a decade because baseball writers refuse to up the standard for eligibility to a much higher threshold in terms of voter support year to yea...

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