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Old January 9 2014, 12:04 AM   #345
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Re: MLB Offseason 2013-2014

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
This isn't Biggio's first time on the ballot, is it? I know very little about the HOF process, but I'm curious as to how many times (if any) Biggio has been on the ballot before now.
This is his second.

Also: For a player who has been with many teams, who determines what team they will go in the HOF as? For instance, Mike Piazza has played with the Dodgers, Mets, Padres and A's. If he gets in, under which team will it be?
The Hall of Fame's management decides the team (which was changed about ten or eleven years ago; previously the player decided). This came up back in 2010 when Andre Dawson (king of the borderline candidates, and I say that as a lifelong Cubs fan) was elected and the Hall decided to put him in as an Expo, despite his stated desire to go in as a Cub. Dawson was very unhappy about that, and he publicly spoke of that displeasure (to the point of wanting to wear a Cubs hat at the ceremony) but apparently the Hall management convinced him to not rebel against THE SACRED CATHEDRAL.
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