– MLB – Eck, Molitor highlight baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Probably on the first ballot… Ex-Braves on the ballot are Bruce Sutter (the leading returning votegetter) and Dale Murphy, plus first-time candidates Terry Pendleton and Dennis Martinez. Martinez might get some support, but Bert Blyleven, Tommy John, and Jack Morris are already on the ballot and their credentials are similar but superior. TP probably won’t make the five percent cut; he’s not Hall of Fame quality of course. If he’d hit his entire career like he did in Atlanta, he’d make it easily once his defense is taken into account, but he only had one year in St. Louis of remotely similar quality.

Jim Eisenreich?