One-and-Done: Some of baseball's best didn't stay long on Hall of Fame ballot

"Touch 'Em All, Joe"

It's a cruel fact of Hall of Fame voting that most first-year candidates fall off the BBWAA ballot after their initial go-round, having failed to receive the minimum 5% of the vote. In the past decade alone it's happened to 83% of those who make the ballot at all. I've highlighted some of the best one-and-done players in my JAWS system and have written more about them in my upcoming tome, The Cooperstown Casebook.

Three years ago on SI.com I picked an All-One-and-Done starting nine, but because things haven't changed a whole lot since then—one could make a case for 2016 candidate Jim Edmonds over Jimmy Wynn—this time around I wanted to highlight a different handful of players. As candidates, they don't necessarily measure up well via JAWS, but each left a significant mark on baseball history. I am limiting this to players who debuted on the ballot in 2000 or later, which means that their careers ended in 1994 or later. Players are presented alphabetically.

JAFFE: All-Overlooked Hall of Fame team

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