IBWAA Selects Five in 2015 Hall of Fame Vote

Los Angeles– In its 2015 Hall of Fame election the IBWAA selected Randy Johnson (with 98.24% of the vote), Pedro Martinez (95.15%), John Smoltz (82.82%), Jeff Bagwell (81.94%) and Tim Raines (79.30%). A 75% threshold is required for election.

Curt Schilling finished in sixth place, with 65.64%. Roger Clemens garnered 64.76% (after receiving 56.64% in 2014) and Barry Bonds received 63.44% (57.52% last year).

There are 338 members in the IBWAA, of which 227 voted in this election, both essentially doubling last year’s totals.

Per a group decision in January, 2014, the IBWAA allows members to vote for 15 players, instead of the previous 10, beginning with this election. With their first opportunity to do so, 136 members voted for more than 10 candidates. Fifty-two members voted for 15 players. The average vote per member was 11.084.

The 2015 IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot compared identically to the BBWAA ballot, with the following exceptions:

1. Craig Biggio’s name did not appear on the IBWAA ballot because he was elected by the group in 2014.

2. Mike Piazza’s name did not appear on the IBWAA ballot because he was elected by the group in 2013.

3. Barry Larkin’s name did appear on the ballot because he has not reached the 75% threshold in an IBWAA election.

Complete voting results are as follows:

Player Name Votes

Percentage

Randy Johnson

223

98.24%

Pedro Martinez

216

95.15%

John Smoltz

188

82.82%

Jeff Bagwell

186

81.94%

Tim Raines

180

79.30%

Curt Schilling

149

65.64%

Roger Clemens

147

64.76%

Barry Larkin

146

64.32%

Mike Mussina

146

64.32%

Barry Bonds

144

63.44%

Edgar Martinez

129

56.83%

Alan Trammell

113

49.78%

Larry Walker

89

39.21%

Mark McGwire

81

35.68%

Gary Sheffield

74

32.60%

Jeff Kent

70

30.84%

Lee Smith

52

22.91%

Fred McGriff

49

21.59%

Sammy Sosa

46

20.26%

Don Mattingly

35

15.42%

Nomar Garciaparra

17

7.49%

Carlos Delgado

16

7.05%

Tony Clark

4

1.76%

Jermaine Dye

4

1.76%

Brian Giles

4

1.76%

Tom Gordon

3

1.32%

Eddie Guardado

2

0.88%

Rich Aurilia

1

0.44%

Cliff Floyd

1

0.44%

Troy Percival

1

0.44%

Aaron Boone

0

0.00%

Darin Erstad

0

0.00%

Jason Schmidt

0

0.00%

Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates.