On Thursday, The Baseball Writers Association of America suspended ESPN host Dan Le Batard’s (right) membership for a year and banned him from voting for Hall of Fame candidates for life for giving his Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin.
Here is the BBWAA’s statement:
The BBWAA Board of Directors has decided to remove Dan Le Batard’s membership for one year, for transferring his Hall of Fame ballot to an entity that has not earned voting status. The punishment is allowed under the organization’s constitution. In addition, Le Batard will not be allowed to vote on Hall of Fame candidates from this point on. The BBWAA regards Hall of Fame voting as the ultimate privilege, and any abuse of that privilege is unacceptable.