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2024 South Side Sox Hall of Fame Vote

Adrían Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton lead a ballot that is almost certain to see multiple HOFers elected

Joe Mauer and Adrián Beltré are almost assured of standing together as Hall of Fame inductees later this year.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to brettballantini@yahoo.com

Once again, our Cooperstown ballot is hosted in this post, so you will be able to see the running results in real time right here, rather than having to go vote on an off-site ballot.

However, again this year I am providing readers less player information in our post. Links are provided below to some key resources, if you do want to brush up a bit as you vote.

We continue to provide a ballot with no voting maximums. There are 26 candidates below, and you can click “yes” and vote for all 26 if you want (not recommended). Or, like some BBWAA voters, you can return a blank ballot by clicking “no” for everyone (also not recommended).

The language for each poll is specific, for a reason. “Should [player] be in the Hall of Fame on this year’s ballot” is meant to allow for some nuance, because while you may feel that 15 players from this list should eventually be in Cooperstown, perhaps not all of them should be elected at once:

  • It’s the last dance for Gary Sheffield — perhaps his penalty for being an overall jackass is to not get elected in the regular ballot cycle, but by the Veterans’ Committee.
  • PED users like Alex Rodriguez might have an undeniable case for the Hall, but should you make ’em sweat it out for their sins?
  • Hey, didn’t SSS elected Mark Buehrle last year? Yes, we did, with 76% support. But the BBWAA did not (10.8%). Thus, Mark is back on the ballot this year. (Similarly, SSS gave 6.1% to R.A. Dickey and 5.3% to Huston Street in 2023, but neither achieved the 5% mark from the BBWAA to remain on the ballot this year.)

So, if the issue was simply “Should [player] be in the Hall of Fame?” you might have a lot of “Yes” votes. But “... in the Hall of Fame on this ballot” is a different question, and could winnow your list of yes votes here.

Which brings up a final point: Each one of these player polls is a yes/no. Unlike a normal ballot, you’re not just checking “yes” for the guys you want to see enshrined. If you don’t check “no” on guys you don’t think should be in the Hall on this ballot, results will be skewed.

We’ll see how all this wrangles out. With 41.1% of ballots known at the time of publication, two players are projected for election, with two others clearing the 70% mark.

Our voting ends next Sunday night, January 21. We’ll post a story with the results the next day.

Also, if you read South Side Sox on Google AMP and Apple News, you’ve undoubtedly seen that our polls don’t show up there, so you’ll need to take another route to SSS in order to vote.


Resources

Baseball-Reference’s Hall of Fame ballot grid

Jay Jaffe’s extremely good candidate bios at FanGraphs.

Last year’s results at South Side Sox, which saw only ... Mark Buehrle ... achieve induction.


Below is our Hall of Fame ballot for returning players, presented in alphabetical order.

For returning players on the ballot, the legend for the numbers in parenthesis reads as (2023 BBWAA %/2023 SSS %/2024 Projected %/Year on Ballot).

Poll

Should BOBBY ABREU (15.4%/18.5%/17.7%/5) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Yes
    (20 votes)
  • 82%
    No
    (92 votes)
112 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should CARLOS BELTRÁN (46.5%/50.9%/67.1%/2) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Yes
    (58 votes)
  • 50%
    No
    (60 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should MARK BUEHRLE (10.8%/76.0%/6.3%/4) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Yes
    (90 votes)
  • 25%
    No
    (31 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should TODD HELTON (72.2%/52.5%/82.9%/6) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Yes
    (89 votes)
  • 23%
    No
    (27 votes)
116 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should TORII HUNTER (6.9%/15%/4.4%/4) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes
    (24 votes)
  • 79%
    No
    (91 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should ANDRUW JONES (58.1%/50.0%/71.5%/7) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Yes
    (84 votes)
  • 26%
    No
    (31 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should ANDY PETTITTE (17.0%/28.7%/14.6%/6) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Yes
    (28 votes)
  • 74%
    No
    (83 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should MANNY RAMÍREZ (33.2%/40.5%/37.3%/8) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Yes
    (58 votes)
  • 48%
    No
    (55 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should ÁLEX RODRÍGUEZ (35.7%/33.9%/40.5%/3) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Yes
    (43 votes)
  • 62%
    No
    (71 votes)
114 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ (10.8%/13.9%/7.6%/2) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Yes
    (18 votes)
  • 83%
    No
    (92 votes)
110 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should JIMMY ROLLINS (12.9%/12.7%/13.9%/3) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes
    (23 votes)
  • 79%
    No
    (88 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should GARY SHEFFIELD (55.0%/38.5%/74.7%/10) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Yes
    (64 votes)
  • 46%
    No
    (55 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should OMAR VIZQUEL (19.5%/22.7%/10.1%/7) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Yes
    (21 votes)
  • 81%
    No
    (91 votes)
112 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should BILLY WAGNER (68.1%/41.2%/79.7%/9) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Yes
    (56 votes)
  • 48%
    No
    (53 votes)
109 votes total Vote Now

The remaining players on the ballot are appearing for the first time, in alphabetical order. The legend for the numbers in parenthesis reads as (Career rWAR/Career fWAR/2024 Projected %).

Poll

Should JOSÉ BAUTISTA (36.7/35.3/1.3%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Yes
    (10 votes)
  • 90%
    No
    (95 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should ADRIÁN BELTRÉ (93.5/83.8/98.7%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes
    (86 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (23 votes)
109 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should BARTOLO COLÓN (46.2/51.0/0.6%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Yes
    (29 votes)
  • 73%
    No
    (79 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should ADRIÁN GONZÁLEZ (43.5/36.3/0.0%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Yes
    (5 votes)
  • 95%
    No
    (99 votes)
104 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should MATT HOLLIDAY (44.5/49.3/0.6%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Yes
    (19 votes)
  • 81%
    No
    (83 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should VICTOR MARTÍNEZ (32.0/26.7/0.6%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Yes
    (6 votes)
  • 94%
    No
    (97 votes)
103 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should JOE MAUER (55.2/53.0/83.5%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Yes
    (83 votes)
  • 24%
    No
    (27 votes)
110 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should BRANDON PHILLIPS (28.4/28.9/0.0%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Yes
    (6 votes)
  • 94%
    No
    (95 votes)
101 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should JOSÉ REYES (37.5/43.9/0.0%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Yes
    (1 vote)
  • 99%
    No
    (99 votes)
100 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should JAMES SHIELDS (30.7/32.3/0.0%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Yes
    (6 votes)
  • 94%
    No
    (101 votes)
107 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should CHASE UTLEY (64.5/61.6/44.9%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Yes
    (32 votes)
  • 69%
    No
    (72 votes)
104 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should DAVID WRIGHT (49.2/51.2/7.0%) be elected to the Hall of Fame on this ballot?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Yes
    (14 votes)
  • 86%
    No
    (91 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now

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