None of the three will get elected, but they’ll all likely get some ballots.
This year’s ballot for the Hall of Fame, sent to members of the Baseball Writers Association of America and due December 31, included the names of three former Cubs: Sammy Sosa, Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano.
I think it’s safe to say that none of those three will get anywhere close to the number of votes needed for Hall induction.
I’m curious to know who you think among those three will receive votes from the writers. I doubt any of them will get shut out, and in fact, we know from Ryan Thibodaux, who’s created this detailed voting spreadsheet listing all publicly announced votes, that Sammy has received five votes. Neither Wood nor Zambrano has received a publicly-announced vote. (Both those notes are as of the date/time of this post.)
Sosa’s raw numbers do make a case, to some extent, for Hall induction. His 609 home runs rank ninth all-time. He is the only player to hit 60 home runs in a season three times. His 2001 season ranks as probably the greatest in Cubs history and one of the best in major-league history.
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