Edgar Martinez received 70.4 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America, falling short of the 75 percent vote required to make the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Last year, he received 58.6 percent of the vote, an 11.8 percent increase. Martinez has one year left of eligibility on the ballot. Martinez is one of 18 players with at least 5,000 plate appearances and a .300/.400/.500 line (average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage). Out of the 18 players, 13 are in the hall of fame.
Full Voting results: pic.twitter.com/nxONOe36U5— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) January 24, 2018
The last 10 players to get more than 70 percent of the vote and not get in, got in the following the year.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) January 24, 2018
Chipper Jones (92.2), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9), Jim Thome (89.8), and Trevor Hoffman(79.9) will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July.