Baseball Hall of Fame voting process is a complete mess

Tuesday January 7th, 2014
Pitcher Greg Maddux, who won 355 career games, is likely to headline this year's Hall of Fame class.
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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.

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