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.
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