Soon, the results for Hall of Fame voting will be revealed, and several former MLB stars may get the chance to enshrined in Cooperstown.
While players such as Scott Rolen and Todd Helton have seen their total votes increase, Ramirez has thus far only received one percent of the vote.
The necessary total to be enshrined in Cooperstown is 75%.
MLB insider Jon Morosi noted that he voted for Rolen on his ballot, but also made a compelling case for Ramirez to at least be considered for the Hall in the coming years.
I voted for Scott Rolen on my HOF ballot again. Of note, Aramis Ramírez’s HOF candidacy is much closer to Rolen’s than Ramírez’s one-and-done showing (1%) suggests. Ramírez finished with more G, HR, and RBI than Rolen. Like McGriff, I hope his case is reconsidered. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 11, 2023
Ramirez had a career WAR of 32.4 over his 19-year career.
He also had a lifetime batting average of .283, amassed a total of 2,303 hits, and hit a total of 386 home runs.
The third baseman spent most of his career with the Cubs, playing nine seasons for the North Siders from 2003-2011.
He broke into the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1998 and played parts of seven seasons in the Steel City.
He also spent three seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Over the course of 19 seasons, Ramirez was a three-time All-Star and earned a Silver Slugger Award.
The 44-year-old certainly has an interesting case for the Hall of Fame, and perhaps deserved more votes.
Still, Morosi hopes that like Fred McGriff, Ramirez’s case is one day reconsidered.
The results will be announced soon, and we’ll finally see who gets the call for the Hall of Fame in 2023.