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The worst Hall of Fame ballots (available)

Craig Biggio received the highest percentage of the

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A fraction of the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America have identified their Hall of Fame votes, which earlier this week sent Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas to Cooperstown.

So, of the folks identified, here are the worst ballots filed (non-Ken Gurnick division) in descending order:

4. Barry Rozner, Chicago Daily Herald and William Center, San Diego Union...

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Mike Piazza likely to fall shy of Hall of Fame election

Mike Piazza is in his second year on

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The official tally will be revealed Wednesday at 2 p.m., but it appears that, for the second year in a row, Mike Piazza will miss out on election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Piazza received 57.8 percent of the vote in 2013, falling short of the 75 percent threshold for election.

Two excellent resources, Baseball Think Factory and @weird_meat, have tallied the ballots of the numerous...

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Mike Piazza gaining steam in Hall of Fame voting

Former baseball player Mike Piazza gestures during the

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Mike Piazza may finally get the Hall call this year.

Research by Baseball Think Factory shows that Piazza's Hall of Fame case is picking up steam in many of the ballots revealed by voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Players must get 75 percent of the vote to be elected to the Hall. Piazza received 57.8 percent of the vote in 2013, his first year of eligibility.

With...

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David Ortiz not quite a Hall of Famer

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox celebrates

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It was a predictable reaction.

As David Ortiz's one-out, two-run home run cleared the Green Monster at Fenway Park during the sixth inning of Thursday's Game 2 of the World Series, the tweets proclaiming the October hero a Hall of Famer appeared fast and furious.

A two-time World Series champion -- and a key member of those teams -- Ortiz is bidding this year for the hat trick. A superb...

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