ThinkBlueLA Hall of Fame – The People Have Spoken

As was pretty much expected, former Dodgers and Mets catcher Mike Piazza ran away with the voting in the first-ever ThinkBlueLA People’s Choice Hall of Fame voting, garnering 74% of the votes cast. I mean, after all this is a Dodgers-based blog site and Piazza was the greatest offensive catcher in the history of the game. But what wasn’t expected was a dead tie for the second and final TBLA People’s Choice Hall of Fame spot with only hours remaining before Monday night’s midnight deadline, but that is exactly what happened.

As the voting deadline neared, former Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians pitcher Jack Morris, who has been on the Hall of Fame ballot for 14 years and former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio, a first ballot candidate, were tied with 6 votes each. But when the dust had settled, a seventh and deciding vote had been cast for one of these guys, thus propelling him into the ThinkBlueLA Hall of Fame while leaving the other to try again next year. And though we may never know who cast that seventh and deciding vote (unless they choose to come forward, that is) we do know who will join Mike Piazza in the ThinkBlueLA Hall of Fame - Craig Biggio.

2013 ThinkBlueLA People's Choice Hall of Fame Inductees Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio

2013 ThinkBlueLA People’s Choice Hall of Fame Inductees Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio

Granted, our voting was anything but scientific and utilized a completely different set of guidelines than those used by the Baseball Writers Association of America or even the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, but it was nonetheless done fairly and squarely.

Congratulations to Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio for your 2013 ThinkBlueLA People’s Choice Hall of Fame inductions.

Here are the final numbers:

  • Mike Piazza – 1st (74%, 14 Votes) 
  • Craig Biggio – 1st (37%, 7 Votes)
  • Jack Morris – 14th (32%, 6 Votes)
  • Jeff Bagwell – 3rd (26%, 5 Votes)
  • Edgar Martinez – 4th (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Roger Clemens – 1st (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Tim Raines – 6th (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Barry Bonds – 1st (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Curt Schilling – 1st (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Fred McGriff – 4th (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Don Mattingly – 13th (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Kenny Lofton – 1st (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Alan Trammell – 12th (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Larry Walker – 3rd (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Julio Franco – 1st (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Dale Murphy – 15th (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Lee Smith – 11th (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Aaron Sele – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sammy Sosa – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mike Stanton – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Todd Walker – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • David Wells – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rondell White – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bernie Williams – 2nd (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sandy Alomar – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Reggie Sanders – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jeff Cirillo – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Royce Clayton – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jeff Connie – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Steve Finley – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Shawn Green -1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Roberto Hernandez -1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ryan Klesko – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mark McGwire – 7th (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jose Mesa – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rafael Palmeiro – 3rd (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Woody Williams – 1st (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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3 Responses to “ThinkBlueLA Hall of Fame – The People Have Spoken”

  1. Evan Bladh says:

    Piazza in a Mets cap? Blasphemy.

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