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Schilling Joins Mates for 2001 D-backs Reunion

By Josh Greene

On any other team, he was a clear-cut No. 1 hurler, but on the D-backs’ 2001 World Championship team, he was one half of one of baseball’s all-time great pitching tandems.

Curt Schilling made his return to a sold-out Chase Field Saturday for the D-backs’ World Championship Reunion Weekend, joining a plethora of teammates from the 2001 roster who came back to the site of their biggest collective baseball accomplishment. (more…)

D-backs and Hall of Fame Voting

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Photography: Barry Gossage

 

As you may have heard by now, second baseman Roberto Alomar was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, a deserving honor for a player who batted .300 with a .371 on-base percentage and played spectacular defense over 2,379 games in the Major Leagues.

 

Alomar was also, notably for us Arizonans, the first Hall of Famer player to ever suit up and play for the D-backs. He played 38 games for the D-backs in 2004, his final year in the big leagues.

 

I figured this would be a good opportunity to look at how former D-backs players have fared on ballots since 2004, the first year any former D-backs player would ever be eligible for Hall voting (Arizona began play in 1998, and a player must be retired for five seasons to be eligible).

 

The number next to the player’s name is the total vote count for him and the percentage of possible votes he received. Any player over 75 percent is elected to the Hall of Fame, while anyone under five percent falls off the ballot. This is for D-backs players only, so it wouldn’t count former coach Robin Yount, who is a Hall of Famer, or current coach Alan Trammel, who is still on the ballot.

 

2004

None

 

2005

None

 

2006

None

 

2007

Devon White – 0 – 0%

Bobby Witt – 0 – 0%

 

2008

Todd Stottlemyre – 1 – 0.2%

 

2009

Mark Grace – 22 – 4.1%

Matt Williams – 7 – 1.3%

Jay Bell – 2 – 0.4%

Dan Plesac – 0 – 0%

 

2010

Roberto Alomar – 397 – 73.7%

Shane Reynolds – 0 – 0%

 

2011

Roberto Alomar – 523 – 90.0%

Raul Mondesi – 0 – 0%

Carlos Baerga – 0 – 0%

Lenny Harris – 0 – 0%

 

Here are some of the eligible players who will come up on the ballot in future years:

 

2012

Tony Womack

Jeff Fassero

Tim Worrell

Terry Mulholland

Rick Helling

Felix Rodriguez

 

2013

Curt Schilling

Steve Finley

Bob Wickman

Shawn Green

Jeff Cirillo

Tony Batista

Mike Myers

Royce Clayton

Reggie Sanders

Damian Miller

 

2014

Luis Gonzalez

Richie Sexson

Shawn Estes

 

2015

Randy Johnson

Tom Gordon

Alan Embree

Tony Clark

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