How the Globe voted for the Baseball Hall of Fame

The annual Baseball Hall of Fame election is always fuel for impassioned discussion. It goes beyond statistics to such topics as the use of performance-enhancing drugs and character. Even the process of selecting voters for Cooperstown has come under scrutiny. No other Hall of Fame generates more debate.

Five Globe staff members have earned a vote. The results will be announced on Jan. 18, but in the interest of full disclosure, we present the Globe ballots and each writer’s explanation.

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