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Is Andy Petitte a Hall of Famer?

First, I want to confront the less interesting issue: will he get in? In his favor are his World Series rings, postseason stats in general, and the fact that he was a Yankee. Against him are his mediocre (for the Hall) stats, lack of individual awards, and admitted use of HGH. Overall, I doubt he gets enough votes. A pathetic portion of the voters refuse to vote for anybody involved with PEDs, so he won’t get any of those. And if all that’s left are the 20% that vote for Mark McGwire each year, I doubt he even stays on the ballot after the first year.

Oh, that glare.

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