Even though a player's statistics measure his achievement, he still must be
elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The annual election process begins when the Baseball Writers' Association of
America (BBWAA) mails all eligible voters ballots and supporting materials
in early December. Once a voter completes his or her ballot, it is returned
to the secretary-treasurer of BBWAA. The ballots are reviewed and vote
totals are tabulated in early January in the presence of Ernst & Young, LLP.
Each writer may vote for as many as 10 candidates, or as few as zero. A
writer must have covered Major League Baseball for at least ten years to be
qualified to vote. The list of eligible voters is maintained
by the BBWAA's officers.
So now pretend that you are a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of
America. Would you vote your players into the Hall?