In our polling, 56.4 percent of Deadspin voters thought that Mark McGwire was HOF-worthy, while just 11.0 percent of BBWAA voters put him on their ballot. That 45.4 percentage point difference makes McGwire—by one measure—the player whom our voters were most bullish on, relative to the writers. McGwire narrowly beat out Edgar Martinez (+44.7 percent) and Don Mattingly (+43.1 percent) for that honor. Who else did you like?
The table below shows how each player performed on the Deadspin and BBWAA Hall of Fame ballots, ranked by the difference. This isn't a precise, apples-to-apples comparison. We didn't limit you to 10 choices, the way the BBWAA does. For that reason, Deadspin's voting percentage is higher than the BBWAA tally for every player, save one:
|Paul Lo Duca||4.4||0||+4.4|
Bold players were on Deadspin's ballot, Italicized players made the HOF.
So there you have it. Official Deadspin stance: Fuck Jack Morris.