The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced David Ortiz as the only new member in the Class of 2022 as all other players on the ballot received less than 75%. Todd Helton took another step closer to Cooperstown by appearing on 52.0% of ballots from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Writers from Purple Row and RoxPile – Justin Wick, Noah Yingling and Kevin Henry – discuss the mixed messages sent by voters and predict what year Helton may earn enshrinement.

“Today we see Helton’s Hall of Fame progress” by Justin Wick

“David Ortiz calls writer obscenity live on Boston radio” by Noah Yingling

“The one-and-done All-Star team of Baseball Hall of Fame rejects” by Bill Felber

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