Chart: The Voting Trajectory Of Every Hall Of Fame Candidate EverS

To aid in your Deadspin HOF ballot decisions, Kenny Shirley and Carlos Scheidegger of AT&T Labs have created a great interactive graph for exploring the voting trajectories of all 1,000-plus players/managers ever to be candidates for the Hall. The screencap above might make it look a little dense, but it's a very powerful tool that's pretty easy to use once you start playing with it.

Here's the HOF voting for every player with 400+ home runs, which used to make you a lock:

Chart: The Voting Trajectory Of Every Hall Of Fame Candidate EverS

Every player who compiled at least 60 WAR. That sad dot in the bottom left is Bill Dahlen.

Chart: The Voting Trajectory Of Every Hall Of Fame Candidate EverS

And every player who appeared on the ballot the maximum 15 times; only Dazzy Vance and Jim Rice ever hit 75 percent in their final year:

Chart: The Voting Trajectory Of Every Hall Of Fame Candidate EverS

You can actually scroll over these players on the interactive version, and there are plenty more breakdowns to play with. You should go check it out.

[CSheid.net]