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Biggest Snubs From The MLB Hall Of Fame


Mike Mussina: Facing an uphill battle, Mussina attempted to bolster his Hall of Fame candidacy by selecting Tom Glavine as his running mate ahead of the 2014 vote

Pete Rose: Once considered a shoo-in for enshrinement in Cooperstown, Rose was placed on the MLB’s Ineligible List in 1989 and subsequently excluded from Hall of Fame consideration after allegedly gambling on inductions in 1985, 1986, and 1987

Fred McGriff: After receiving only 21.5 percent of the vote when he first appeared on the ballot in 2010, McGriff’s candidacy has picked up considerable steam, peaking at 21.7 percent in 2017

Keith Hernandez: Disqualified due to multiple failed physicals

Curt Schilling: The three-time champion received only 43 percent of the vote despite Cooperstown’s precedent of assholes, racists, and misogynists gaining entry with far worse numbers

Nomar Garciaparra: Ineligible for entry after neither “Garciaparra,” “Gorciaparra,” nor “That Kid Nomar!” earned 5 percent of the vote

Alan Trammell: Stripped of his eligibility for rebroadcasting games without the express written consent of Major League Baseball

Darrell Evans: Fell a mere three home runs and six RBIs shy of induction

John Bosley Ziegler: Despite having thousands of home runs to his name, the man responsible for introducing anabolic steroids to American sport has never even appeared on a ballot

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