January 19, 2012. Cooperstown, NY. The 2011 ballots were tallied, and no player received more than 65% of the votes. Notably, five significant names have aged out of the voting process, after being on the ballot for 15 years but never reaching the threshold. Dennis Eckersley, Ryne Sandberg, Dennis Martinez, Dwight Evans, and Dave Parker have been on 15 years worth of ballots but never made it. Eckersley, who went 194-161 with a 3.51 ERA and saved 312 games just missed in 2009 when six players were voted in with 66.7% of the votes. Sandberg, one of the best hitting 2B to play the game, hit .287 lifetime with 2,373 hits, 339 stolen bases, 264 home runs, and 1,024 RBIs, and topped out with a 61.9% of the votes in 2009 but rarely received more than 30%. Martinez is a 200 game winner but didn’t have enough of the peripherals to get past the voters, putting up a record of 235-186, with a 3.66 ERA and 2,209 K’s in 3,817 innings pitched, and maxed out in 2006 getting 52.6% of the votes. Dwight Evans had a career .840 OPS, tallying 2,446 hits, 385 home runs, and 1,384 RBIs but never received more than 33.3% of the votes which he did in 2010. Dave Parker was a career .290 hitter with a career .810 OPS, with 2,712 hits, 339 home runs and 1,493 RBIs, and maxed out in 2002 at 40%.
The full results of the 2011 voting is as follows: