BBWAA publishes 136 ballots

May 2, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; A bat and a baseball and a batting glove on the turf field during batting practice before the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The BBWAA released the ballots of 136 members who voted on the Baseball Hall of Fame candidates. The organization issued a statement on Wednesday after the results were released that they would publish only those members who wished their ballots be made public. On the page, the site adds a disclaimer that it did NOT post ballots of those writers whose ballots were published elsewhere (Twitter, papers, websites, etc.)

Among the list of voters are a handful of ‘honorary’ members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Adam Rubin of ESPN (@AdamRubinESPN) informs the public that ‘honorary’ members are those that are not active BBWAA members but could be either retired or working for a non-BBWAA company such as a TV or radio station. Once a vote is earned, obtained by writing for ten consecutive years about the sport of baseball for an eligible BBWAA employer, that vote is considered a lifetime honor.

Topics: Hall Of Fame

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