IBWAA Selects Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Four Others In 2018 Hall Of Fame Vote

Los Angeles – In its ninth annual Hall of Fame election announced Wednesday, the IBWAA added six players to its digital Hall of Fame.

Chipper Jones was the top vote-getter, with 168 out of 170 ballots cast (98.82%). Jim Thome was the runner-up, with 154 votes (90.59%), followed by Mike Mussina (146 votes, 85.88%), Roger Clemens (133, 78.24%), Barry Bonds (130, 76.47%) and Trevor Hoffman (128, 75.29%). A 75% threshold is required for election.

Edgar Martinez (2016) and Vladimir Guerrero (2017) did not appear on the 2018 IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot because they have already been elected in previous years.

 With those exceptions, the IBWAA ballot was identical to the one used by the BBWAA. All voting is done electronically.

Per a group decision in January, 2014, the IBWAA allows members to vote for up to 15 players, instead of the previous 10, beginning with the 2015 election. In the 2018 election, 95 members voted for 10 or more candidates. Twenty-seven members voted for 15 candidates. The average vote per member was 10.10.

Complete voting results are as follows:

Player Name Votes Percentage
Chipper Jones 168 98.82%
Jim Thome 154 90.59%
Mike Mussina 146 85.88%
Roger Clemens 133 78.24%
Barry Bonds 130 76.47%
Trevor Hoffman 128 75.29%
Curt Schilling 116 68.24%
Larry Walker 111 65.29%
Fred McGriff 81 47.65%
Manny Ramirez 76 44.71%
Scott Rolen 76 44.71%
Gary Sheffield 67 39.41%
Jeff Kent 61 35.88%
Andruw Jones 57 33.53%
Billy Wagner 55 32.35%
Omar Vizquel 48 28.24%
Sammy Sosa 47 27.65%
Johan Santana 36 21.18%
Hideki Matsui 8 4.71%
Jamie Moyer 6 3.53%
Chris Carpenter 4 2.35%
Carlos Lee 2 1.18%
Johnny Damon 2 1.18%
Kerry Wood 2 1.18%
Aubrey Huff 1 0.59%
Brad Lidge 1 0.59%
Jason Isringhausen 1 0.59%
Carlos Zambrano 0 0.00%
Kevin Millwood 0 0.00%
Livan Hernandez 0 0.00%
Orlando Hudson 0 0.00%

Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates.