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Hoffman deserves a plaque in Cooperstown

Updated: June 1, 2007, 5:31 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

As Padres closer Trevor Hoffman approaches his 500th career save, ESPN.com asked 62 baseball writers the following question:

If you had to cast your Hall of Fame ballot today, would you vote "yes," "no" or "undecided" on Hoffman for Cooperstown?

The results were overwhelmingly positive -- 58 yes votes, four undecideds (including ESPN.com writer Jim Caple) and not a single outright "no."

Here's a sample of writers' comments:

"I think Hoffman is unquestionably a first ballot ...

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