The newest Hall of Fame class will be announced next week. Here’s who was on my ballot:
Goose Gossage: A dominant closer when saves meant something.
Jim Rice: He dominated as his position for a long time.
Bert Blyleven: He has the numbers.
Tommy John: I don’t care how long he played, 288 wins is damn good.
Alan Trammell: One of the three who turned shortstop into an offensive position. Cal Ripken and Robin Yount were the others.
Tim Raines: Maybe the second best leadoff hitter of all time.
Did not vote for Mark McGwire because of the steroid issuem