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

The ranks of players who lasted just one year on the Hall of Fame ballot includes some big names, from postseason heroes (Joe Carter) to former award winners (Dwight Gooden) to career leaders in major stats (Jesse Orosco).

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 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