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IBWAA Elects Derek Jeter to the Hall of Fame

The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) on Tuesday elected Derek Jeter to the Hall of Fame. He was the only candidate to receive the required 75%. That other writers group announces its results later in the day.

Jeter received 95% of the vote — 152 out of 160 ballots. I don’t know what those eight people were thinking. Larry Walker, in his last year on the ballot, got 71% while Curt Schilling received 62%. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were not on the ballot because we elected them several years ago.

I voted for Jeter, Schilling, Billy Wagner, Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa.

Here is the full vote:

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