It should be called the "Small of Fame," this year. The smallest group of baseball players make up this year’s list of potential Hall of Fame inductees. Just 23 names are eligible to be voted in.
Last year, McGwire received just 23.6% of the votes with 75% required to get in, but remember McGwire doesn’t want to think about the past, just the future. David Cone , who went 27-19 in two seasons with KC back in ’93 and ’94. He was the teams third round draft pick and pitched in 11 games for the Royals before being traded to the Mets
Also, on the list, former Cardinals’ closer Lee Smith who enjoyed good years with the Cards and Cubs.
Some of the top names close to the 75% votes needed. Jim Rice, 72.2, Andre Dawson, 65.9, Bert Byleven 61.9.
On the list this year:
Harold Baines, Jay Bell, Bert Blyleven, David Cone, Andre Dawson, Ron Gant, Mark Grace, Rickey Henderson, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Jesse Orosco, Dave Parker, Dan Plesac, Tim Raines, Jim Rice, Lee Smith, Alan Trammell, Greg Vaughn, Mo Vaughn, Matt Williams