MLB: Historic collapse of Omar Vizquel, no one had lost so many votes for Hall of Fame

The debate on whether Omar Vizquel is he or is not a player worthy ofThe Hall of Fame has always been divided among those who advocate for its longevity in MLB and his unparalleled defensive excellence as a sufficient argument, and among those who point to his deficiencies with the offense and his poor analytics as a reason to leave him out. However, in 2021 the extra sports reasons have entered to reduce his candidacy, which has completely collapsed.

Of the 77 ballots that have been made public so far, Vizquel has only received 10% of the votes counted, with 8 total votes accumulated, which at this point means a net loss of -26 votes at this point of the vote compared to last year, which puts you in danger of missing the 5% needed to stay on the ballot.

With the voting finalized last year, Vizquel won 49.7% of the ballots, which could become the worst collapse in the history of voting for the Hall of Fame in all history, as he could surpass the former pitcher of the Philadelphia Athletics, Charles “Chief” Bender, who between the 1947 and 1948 votes went from 44.7% to 4.1%, losing 40.6% of the votes, with Vizquel going between 2020 and 2021 from 49.1% to 10%, losing 39.1% of the ballots.

According to journalist Ryan Thibodaux’s count, there are just over 300 votes to go, and Vizquel’s collapse is likely to be even longer.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I’m going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds, and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Historic collapse of Omar Vizquel, no one had lost so many votes for Hall of Fame