IBWAA Selects Ken Griffey, Jr. and Edgar Martinez in 2016 Hall of Fame Vote
Los Angeles – In its seventh annual Hall of Fame election, the IBWAA selected Ken Griffey, Jr. unanimously (230 votes) and Edgar Martinez, with 75.22% of the vote (173 votes). A 75% threshold is required for election.
Trevor Hoffman finished in third place with 70.87%, followed by Mike Mussina (68.26%), Roger Clemens (66.09%, after receiving 64.76% in 2015) and Barry Bonds (65.65%; 63.44% last year). There are 423 members in the IBWAA; 230 voted in this election.
The 2016 IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot compared identically to the BBWAA ballot, with the following exceptions:
1. Mike Piazza’s name did not appear on the IBWAA ballot because he was elected by the group in 2013.
2. Jeff Bagwell’s name does not appear on the IBWAA ballot because he was elected by the group in 2015.
3. Tim Raines’ name does not appear on the IBWAA ballot because he was elected by the group in 2015.
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 2016 election, 99 members voted for 10 or more candidates. Twenty-one members voted for 15 candidates. The average vote per member was 8.74.
Complete voting results are as follows:Ballot tabulations by Brian Wittig & Associates.