Baseball Hall of Fame voting process is a complete mess

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Pitcher Greg Maddux, who won 355 career games, is likely to headline this year's Hall of Fame class.

Pitcher Greg Maddux, who won 355 career games, is likely to headline this year's Hall of Fame class.

That's why individual honors earned in competition -- batting championships, scoring titles -- should be valued more than ones bestowed by ballot. It's less impressive to win an election in sports than to win on the field. That's a truth that doesn't need to be put to a vote.