Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Internet Baseball Writers Select Five For HOF

As the MLB Hall Of Fame gets set to select its 2015 inductees, the Internet Baseball Writers Association Of America (IBWAA) selected Randy Johnson (with 98.24% of the vote), Pedro Martinez (95.15%), John Smoltz (82.82%), Jeff Bagwell (81.94%) and Tim Raines (79.30%) as their inductees. A 75% threshold is required for election. Curt Schilling finished in sixth place, with 65.64%. There are 338 members in the IBWAA, of which 227 voted in this election, both essentially doubling last year’s totals. FenwayNation's Editor-In-Chief (Ernie Paicopolos) and International Editor (Mark Lawrence) are both members of IBWAA.