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How do Globe writers decide their Baseball Hall of Fame votes? It’s more complicated than you think

David Ortiz is in his first year on the ballot.John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has seven writers who vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame. And none could agree on who should be inducted in 2022.

Thirteen players received at least one vote, but there were no unanimous selections. One of our voters checked off 10 names, the maximum allowed. Another selected only one. The average was 5.7.

See our ballots here

The process of selecting a Hall of Famer is anything but simple. It’s filled with conversations with other writers and figures around the game, diving into statistics, evaluating a player’s legacy and longevity, and navigating that ever-complex “character clause.”


On Tuesday evening, the Globe’s voters — Peter Abraham, Bob Hohler, Bob Ryan, Dan Shaughnessy, Michael Silverman, Alex Speier, and Tara Sullivan — joined assistant sports editor Katie McInerney to discuss their selections in-depth.

Don’t miss the riveting conversation — check it out below:

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