Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I hope that all of you are having a meaningful days with your families and friends. The baseball offseason, though, breaks for no holiday.
Earlier this week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ballot for the Class of 2019. The ballot features many of the same names as in the past, but now includes the addition of a handful of interesting first-timers.
One player who will appear on the ballot for the first time this year is right-handed starting pitcher Roy Halladay. Halladay, as many of you likely know, tragically passed away last November in a plane crash off Florida’s coast. He was 40. (Halladay’s death was shocking and sad, especially for me. He was my favorite player when I was a little kid, and I idolized him. It was really hard to hear of his passing.)
As Halladay’s name now appears on the Hall of Fame ballot, it’s time to assess his odds of being inducted.
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