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Former Cincinnati Red Sean Casey Lasts Only One Year on Cooperstown Ballot

January 9th, 2014 at 12:05 PM
By Cody Dalga

When the results of yesterday's Hall of Fame ballot were revealed, three players became the newest inductees into Cooperstown. Unfortunately for a select few, including former Cincinnati Reds fan favorite, Sean Casey, they will never see their names on the ballot again.

Pitchers Greg Maddox and Tom Glavine, along with slugger Frank Thomas earned enough votes (at least 75%) from the members of the Baseball Writers' Association of American to make up this years class of newest Hall of Famers.

Players whose name appears on the ballot have 15 years to find their name on at least three-quarters of the ballots. Jack Morris was down to his final year and was unable to secure enough votes.

Casey, who found his name on the ballot for the first time did not receive the required five percent of votes in order to stay on the ballot. Casey played in the majors for 15 years, including several with the Reds. A three-time All-Star while in Cincinnati, he had his best season in 1999 when he belted 29 home runs and drove in 99 while batting .332. 

Next year's ballot with showcase three former Reds, however, the next to be considered a lock for Cooperstown would be Ken Griffey Jr. whose name will appear on the ballot in 2016. 

Tags: Baseball, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, Ken Griffey Jr., MLB, Sean Casey

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