In full disclosure, here is the ballot I submitted:
I had struggled with naming Mark McGwire on my ballot, one day I’d say yea the next day nay as I look at it today I feel I should have put him on my ballot.
I was very surprised that Tim Raines did not garner more votes as he was one of the best all-around players of his era.
The same way I can’t vote for closers (except when Mariano Rivera comes up for vote) I can’t vote for DH’s. Sorry Edgar.
From 1976 to 1987, Dale Murphy looked like a lead pipe cinch to be a Hall of Famer, but from 1988 to 1993 he turned into a journeyman stumblebum. Sad.