Why the Baseball Hall of Fame is Broken

Every year, it faces a multitude of issues.

Baseball Hall of Fame season is coming up, so what should be a celebration of the league’s best players is instead a bitter debate about electoral philosophy. The selection process has a wide range of issues. For one, there is confusion over how the museum wants voters to handle steroid cases. There are also disagreements between Hall leadership and writers over ballot proceedings. There is a notion that today’s voters judge more harshly than previous years, but The Ringer says that’s not true. What is true, is that the BBWAA is not the only body charged with electing Hall of Famers.

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