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Deadspin HOF Nominee: Barbaro

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Our only returning nominee, the circumstances have certainly changed a little bit since Barbaro garnered only 31.1 percent of the vote in Hall of Fame balloting.

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Since then, he not only was almost on the cover of Vanity Fair, taken the form of a Cheeto and, oh yeah, won Deadspin's 2006 Sportshuman Of The Year award. His qualifications would seem to be self-evident. But last year: 31.1 percent. Bruce Sutter never even made that upward leap. Of course, Bruce Sutter is still alive, and never saved America.

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But is he a Hall of Famer? Seventy five percent is the threshold for induction. Vote below: Polls will be open until next Monday morning.

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