It's been one week since the ballot was posted, and here are the results, including everyone's individual ballot. remember, this is just like the real ballot, meaning a player's name needed to appear on 75% of the submitted ballots (and no, voting for the same player multiple times on the same ballot does not count for multiple votes. Find out who (if anyone) made the cut and became our first batch of SSS Hall of Famers after the jump.
Accounting for the people who submitted two ballots, I assume the first time looking at the ballot confused them which is why they submitted a blank ballot and then immediately returned one with names. I will throw out the blank ballot. So all in all we had 126 people participate. Thank you everyone who took the time. 94.5 votes were necessary for induction, and for simplicity's sake, I will round this up to 95. On the flip side of this, appearing on less than seven ballots will get a player removed. Here is the breakdown of votes by player:
Roberto Alomar: 91 votes (72.2%)
Kevin Appier: 2 votes (1.6%)
Harold Baines: 63 votes (50%)
Bert Blyleven: 82 votes (65.1%)
Ellis Burks: 5 votes (3.97%)
Mike Jackson: 3 votes (2.38%)
Ray Lankford: 0 votes (0%)
Barry Larkin: 63 votes (50%)
Edgar Martinez: 47 votes (37.%)
So in our first crack at this, no one made the Hall of Fame. This is kind of a bummer to me, as there were many votes that just had two players names on them repeated multiple times. Next year, I plan on just throwing ballots like that out. Our top three were Alomar, Blyleven, and Raines, who were 4, 13, and 17 votes away from enshrinement respectively. Kevin Appier, Ellis Burks, Pat Hentgen, Mike Jackson, Eric Karros, Ray Lankford, Shane Reynolds, David Segui, and Todd Zeile all failed to gather enough votes to stay on the ballot.