Mark Buehrle was an outstanding pitcher in Major League Baseball for a long time. He played for a few different teams but his entire prime (and most of his career in general) was spent with the Chicago White Sox. He is one of the franchise’s all-time great players for a variety of reasons.
Buehrle was the ace of a staff that dominated its way to a World Series Championship in 2005. He knew how to pitch at his best during the most stressful times. The White Sox benefited from this for many seasons in a row.
For the second year in a row, Buehrle’s name continued to appear on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. He received the five percent needed to stay on the ballot last year and is trying to do the same again. He may never get in or even come close but he deserves this level of recognition.
One of the biggest names in the media industry, Jon Morosi, had Buehrle’s name checked off on his ballot. He revealed it on Twitter dot com on Friday. That is a big bump in Buehrle’s overall total which is great to see. Props to Morosi for doing that for Buehrle. He probably actually believes that he deserves to get in ass well which means a lot to the fans.
Morosi had Buehrle checked along with Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, David Ortiz, Scott Rolen, Jimmy Rollins, Curt Schilling, and Gary Sheffield. He used the maximum of ten votes that each person is allowed to have which is something you don’t see too often these days. Seeing our guy named amongst some of those all-time greats is great to see.
Mark Buehrle deserves to stay on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2022.
We don’t know what the end result of this is going to be but it should be fun to keep up with. Seeing people vote for Buehrle is important for the White Sox because he is one of the most important players in franchise history. As mentioned before, at a minimum, it would be nice to see him stick around on the ballot for a few more years.