January 19, 2016. Cooperstown, NY. The 2015 Hall of Fame class has been decided, and three more greats will join the ranks as Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Manny Ramirez have all been voted into Cooperstown. Conversely, well known UBA names including Tom Glavine, Dwight Gooden, Tony Gwynn, Tim Raines, Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr. all went 15 years without receiving 75% and will no longer be eligible.
Halladay’s career was shortened to 13 seasons from a handful of major injuries, but was as dominant as they come when he was on the mound. He still tallied 170-116 record with a 2.72 ERA, 2,603 Ks to 485 BBs in 2,704 innings. He was a two time champion in 2008 and 2009 helping NYC and New Orleans take home titles, and was a seven time all star.
Mike Mussina was a one time pitcher of the year winner, a seven time all star, and enters the hall with 188-122 record, a 3.27 ERA, 2,146 Ks to 522 BBs in 2,806 innings. Moose also lost over a year to an elbow injury which many say kept him from hitting 200 wins and racking up more strikeouts into his mid to late thirties with Eden Prairie.
Manny Ramirez was the first overall pick in the UBA inaugural draft as a 23 year old bursting at the seams with hitting ability, and did not disappoint, winning two MVP awards, six silver sluggers and was named to 6 all star teams. Manny was a career .302 hitter, with 387 home runs, and 1,258 RBIs.
The full voting results came in as such: