Over the last forty-five days, both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame announced their latest classes. Recently, we here at Notinhalloffame.com put together our latest list of the 500 plus Rock and Roll acts worthy of consideration for the vote that will take place in December of 2016. Our Notinhalloffame.com baseball list is naturally next.
The 2016 vote saw Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza selected for Cooperstown, both of who were in our top five. Obviously, they will be taken out of our Baseball 100, but there will be three new eligible former baseball players who will join them.
Let’s take a look at our new Notinhalloffame.com Baseball Top Ten.
Pete Rose and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson return as #1A and #1B. Both Rose and Jackson are ineligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame however we felt it appropriate to include them.
This necessitated a “1C”, which was held by Ken Griffey Jr. last year. Roger Clemens, who was #2 last year, takes over the #1C spot.
Barry Bonds holds the #2 spot and is followed by Mike Mussina, who made a sizable jump in our ranking and in the Hall of Fame vote to #3.
Tim Raines will be entering his final year of eligibility and he is enjoying his highest ranking at #4. Jeff Bagwell, who at one time was the 1C choice, is ranked this year at #5.
This year’s Veteran’s Committee candidate, Bill Dahlen, is ranked at #6.
Manny Ramirez is the highest new entry. “Manny being Manny” debuts on our list at #7.