2022 SnakePit Hall of Fame Vote


SnakePit Hall of Fame Inductees

  • 2015 – Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez
  • 2016 – Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 2017 – Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, John Smoltz
  • 2018 – Chipper Jones, Ivan Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez
  • 2019 – Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Jim Thome
  • 2020 -Roy Halladay, Derek Jeter
  • 2021 – No inductees

The rules

We started with the same ballot as the Hall of Fame in 2015, and we continued from there. The same 75% super-majority is required for the election, and players are removed from the future ballot in the election here, whether or not they entered the “real” Hall of Fame. So far, the SnakePit electorate has been in fairly good agreement with the BBWAA, with the timing of the main variation. I think the two current differences are Mike Mussina, who was not elected here (and is in year 9 this time around), but entered Cooperstown in 2019, while Curt Schilling was inducted by us into the part of the Class of 2017, and was last heard wanting to be removed from the BBWAA ballot.

From last year’s SnakePit vote, Jason Giambi, JJ Putz and Shane Victorino. LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer, who failed to meet the 5% threshold of our voters. This year’s roster has been adjusted for the elect and unelected mentioned above, with the addition of the following newcomers.

  • Alex rodriguez
  • David ortiz
  • Marc Teixeira
  • Jimmy rollin
  • Carl Crawford
  • Jake peavy
  • Justin morneau
  • Prince fielder
  • Joe nathan
  • Tim lincecum
  • Jonathan papelbon
  • AJ Pierzynski
  • Ryan howard

This will be the last appearance of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the SnakePit ballot, as is the case with the Cooperstown crew. It would take a steep raise to get here, both sitting below 40% in the 2021 vote. Based on this, with many SnakePit members appearing to have a harsh view of PED users, it seems likely that A -Rod will struggle to be elected, despite very good career numbers. David Ortiz seems to have the best chance of becoming a SnakePit Hall of Fame member in the first round. But it can also depend on what you think of DH, a position where Ortiz has had nearly 90% of his career appearances …

To avoid possible ballot stuffing, voting is only open to registered AZ SnakePit users – forms without a valid username filled in will be rejected [however, since you can join by clicking on a link and filling in a form, it’s not exactly an onerous requirement!]. I reserve the right to publish your ballot, with or without your name attached, depending on how funny it is. However, feel free to announce your vote and explain it in the comments. You can select as many candidates as you want: there is no “maximum 10” like on the real one. The vote is open until January 25: the BBWAA will announce its results the next day, and we will do the same shortly after. I will also filter several votes, so you know!

The form is below, and eligible names are randomized for each submission: here’s a link if you’re on mobile or find the form overwhelming.


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