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FanSided mock Baseball Hall of Fame voting not kind to White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A video is played in tribute to former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle at the start of the ceremony to retire his number before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: A video is played in tribute to former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle at the start of the ceremony to retire his number before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /
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The FanSided MLB team has come together to vote on who deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The starting ballot mocks the ballot being used in real life. Of course, reaching 5% of the votes keeps you on the ballot and 75% gets you into the Hall. The Chicago White Sox legends on the ballot didn’t receive too many votes, unfortunately.

Of course, a few of the players on the ballot had short stints on the White Sox. However, AJ Pierzynski and Mark Buehrle are considered to be legends in this organization. They were both outstanding players on the southside for a long time.

Each of them played a big role on the team that won the World Series in 2005. It is the greatest season in the history of the franchise as everything went right for them in order to win it all. Every year after has just been the team trying to get back to that level.

Neither Pierzynski nor Buehrle was elected into the FanSided Mock Hall of Fame. That is kind of expected as neither of them are going to make it in real life. Buehrle keeps climbing a little bit year after year and may have a chance one day but it isn’t happening this year.

The Chicago White Sox didn’t have any players elected on the FanSided HoF mock.

In 2020, the team elected Derek Jeter. That wasn’t much of a surprise as it was pretty obvious that he was getting in. He had a great career that was definitely Hall of Fame worthy. He certainly was a bit overrated at times, especially at the end, but he deserved to be a Hall of Famer nonetheless.

In 2021, not a single person was elected in the FanSided edition. That is going to happen from time to time as the Hall of Fame arguments that go on are hardly agreed on when a large group of people are involved.

This year, the FanSided team remarkably elected three players into the Hall. Barry Bonds was elected with 83 percent of the vote. David Ortiz made it with 80 percent of the vote and Roger Clemens squeaked in with 77 percent.

All of them have their detracters but the numbers suggest that they deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. Hopefully, some of these White Sox greats can start to get elected into the Hall as the years go on. Like Paul Konerko, AJ Pierzynski is going to fall off the ballot but Buehrle should stay on. It is going to be very interesting to follow for the next few years!

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