SI Insider: The Character Clause of Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Is Nothing New

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2:03

Baseball Hall of Fame voting has always been in the hands of the baseball writers of America - and since 1936, when voting began, the character clause has been included as criteria. Baseball has always had its share of controversial players, this year's Hall of Fame ballot is no different. SI's Tom Verducci shares the history of the baseball Hall of Fame ballot's character clause and the controversial players who have been affected by it.