Alex Rodriguez obtained a slight bounce in his second yr on the Corridor of Fame poll, however not sufficient to recommend voters have modified their opinion of the admitted PED cheat.
The three-time MVP obtained 35.7 p.c of the vote on ballots solid by the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America, whose outcomes had been introduced Tuesday with Scott Rolen’s election into the Corridor of Fame. Final yr, as a rookie on the poll, Rodriguez obtained 34.3 p.c of the vote. A candidate wants 75 p.c of the vote for induction into the Corridor of Fame.
Rodriguez was suspended the whole 2014 season with the Yankees for his involvement with Biogenesis, a South Florida-based lab that offered gamers with banned efficiency enhancing medication. Rodriguez additionally admitted to PED use throughout his tenure taking part in for the Rangers.
Manny Ramirez, one other slam-dunk Corridor of Fame choice if not for his PED historical past, obtained 33.2 p.c of the vote in his eighth yr on the poll. The previous outfielder was twice suspended by MLB after testing optimistic for PEDs.
Subsequent winter’s poll will embody first-timers Adrian Beltre, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Joe Mauer and Chase Utley amongst others. Beltre will probably be a powerful consideration for election in his first yr, with Ichiro Suzuki looming as a possible no-doubter for the following poll that may elect the 2025 Corridor of Fame class.
R.A. Dickey and Jacoby Ellsbury had been among the many one-and-done candidates on this election. Every former participant obtained just one vote (0.3 p.c). A candidate should obtain at the very least 5 p.c of the vote to stay on the poll.
This marked the twenty eighth time the BBWAA elected just one candidate to the Corridor of Fame — probably the most possible amongst particular person outcomes traditionally. On 27 events the BBWAA has elected two candidates, the second-most possible particular person consequence.