The results of this year’s vote by the nation’s ink-stained baseball writers to determine the next inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., were announced just a few minutes ago. It’s a great day for fans of the Atlanta Braves, as pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine both won the honor, as did Chicago White Sox great Frank Thomas.
But it’s a not so great day for former longtime Texas Rangers player Rafael Palmeiro. In his fourth year of eligibility, he garnered support from only 4.4% of the voters (you need 75% to be elected). That means he’ll be dropped from the ballot entirely, since the rules state that a player must get at least 5% to be carried over to the next year for consideration.Full Story