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Sunday, October 16, 2005

1962 Results: Feller and Robinson, HOF Class of ‘62, Are Now Part of the Hall of Merit Class of ‘62!

In his first year of eligibility, Cleveland Indians ace Bob Feller easily obtained immortality with 98% of all possible points. He also becomes the first player (and Hall of Famer) to win the honor who is still with us today!

Also in his first year on the ballot, legendary Dodger star Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Merit with the very strong percentage of 93% of all possible points.

Another newbie, Negro League and ML outfielder Monte Irvin, placed himself in a good position to be elected himself next “year” by becoming the top runner-up comfortably.

HOFer Phil Rizzuto didn’t make too much of an impression in his first year on the ballot at #46.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Wes Ferrell, Red Ruffing, Joe Medwick, Eppa Rixey, Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith, and George Sisler.

RK   LY  Player                   PTS  Bal   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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 1  n/e  Bob Feller              1151   49  31 17        1                              
 2  n/e  Jackie Robinson         1105   48  17 29     1           1                     
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 3  n/e  Monte Irvin              489   35      1  8  3  4     3  4  1  3  3  2     2  1
 4    4  Wes Ferrell              369   30         2  4  1  4  2  1  5  1  1  2  2  3  2
 5    2  Red Ruffing              361   26         5  2  1  3  3  6     3  1        1  1
 6    3  Joe Medwick              360   30         3  4  2  2  2     2  1  4     5  3  2
 7    6  Eppa Rixey               299   23         2     6  2  2  1  3  1  2     2  1  1
 8    5  Biz Mackey               287   24         1  2     3  2  1  3  4  3  2     3   
 9    7  Clark Griffith           278   20         5  2  2  1  2  2  1     1  1  2     1
10    8  George Sisler            249   20      1     1  3  2  1  3  1  1  1  2  1  1  2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11    9  George Van Haltren       246   20         1  2  3  3  1  1  2        2     2  3
12   10  Cool Papa Bell           235   20         1  3     1  1  2  1  4  1  2     3  1
13   11  Jake Beckley             232   17      1  2  3     3     2        3     1  1  1
14   13  Hugh Duffy               217   19            1  2  2  1  3  1  1  2  1  1  1  3
15   12  Cupid Childs             212   17            1  2     3  1  4  2  2  2         
16   14  Pete Browning            198   15         2  2  2  1  1        2  3  1        1
17   15  Cannonball Dick Redding  195   18         1     1  2  1  2  2  1     1  1  3  3
18   16  Willard Brown            190   18         1     1  1  3        1  3  1  3  1  3
19   17  Bobby Doerr              174   15            2  2     2     2     1  2  2     2
20   20  Dobie Moore              165   13         1  2  2     1  1     2  1     1  2   
21   19  José Méndez              161   14         1        2  3  1  1     1     3     2
22   18  Joe Sewell               160   14         1  1     3     1     2     2  1  1  2
23   23  Mickey Welch             158   11         4  1  2     1           1        1  1
24   21  Ralph Kiner              157   15                     1  2  2  1  4  4        1
25   25  Alejandro Oms            141   11         1     2  1  1     3     1  1     1   
26   22  Joe Gordon               138   14            1     1  1  1           5  2     3
27   26  Charley Jones            129   10         1  2        1     2  2  1        1   
28   24  Bucky Walters            128   10            2  2           1  4              1
29   29  Tommy Leach              102    8         1     1  1     1  1     1  2         
30   28  Edd Roush                 99   10         1           1           2  2  1  3   
31   30  Burleigh Grimes           99    8         1        1  1  1     1  2     1      
32   27  Rube Waddell              98    9         1        1     1     1  1  1  2     1
33   34  Larry Doyle               91    7            2     1  1  1              1  1   
34   31  Gavy Cravath              88    7   1           1     1        1     1  1     1
35   35  Quincy Trouppe            85    8                  2     1     2           2  1
36   33  Wally Schang              80    7         1           1     1  1     1  2      
37   32  Roger Bresnahan           78    7            2              1  1     1        2
38   36  Bob Elliott               68    7                  1     1     1     1  1     2
39   39  John McGraw               52    4               1     1     1     1            
40T  40  Tommy Bridges             42    4                           1  2        1      
40T  38  Bob Johnson               42    4               1           1           1     1
42   42  Jimmy Ryan                41    5                           1     1        1  2
43   37  Bill Monroe               41    4            1                       1  1  1   
44   45  Charlie Keller            39    3                     1  1  1                  
45   43  Vern Stephens             37    3                     2              1         
46  n/e  Phil Rizzuto              36    5                                    1     3  1
47T  51  Luke Easter               36    3                  1     1              1      
47T  46  Dizzy Trout               36    3                        2        1            
49   55T Vic Willis                31    3                        1     1           1   
50   48  Sam Rice                  30    3                           1  1           1   
51   47  Ed Williamson             28    3                           1           2      
52   50  Carl Mays                 25    3                                    1  2      
53   44  Ernie Lombardi            25    2         1                                1   
54T  55T Chuck Klein               24    2                        1     1               
54T  53  Dutch Leonard             24    2                           2                  
56T  52  Addie Joss                23    2                     1              1         
56T  49  Ben Taylor                23    2               1                          1   
58   41  Dizzy Dean                22    2                  1                       1   
59T  58T Leroy Matlock             17    1            1                                 
59T  58T Pie Traynor               17    1            1                                 
61   54  Bobo Newsom               16    2                                       2      
62T  64T Ed Cicotte                16    1               1                              
62T  58T Fielder Jones             16    1               1                              
62T  64T Johnny Pesky              16    1               1                              
65T  64T Tommy Bond                15    1                  1                           
65T  68T Frank Chance              15    1                  1                           
65T  64T Bobby Veach               15    1                  1                           
68   61T George J. Burns           13    2                                          1  1
69   70  Dolf Luque                13    1                        1                     
70T  61T Lefty Gomez                9    1                                    1         
70T  72T Joe Tinker                 9    1                                    1         
72T n/e  Bus Clarkson               8    1                                       1      
72T  71  Fred Dunlap                8    1                                       1      
72T  68T Hack Wilson                8    1                                       1      
75   72T Sam Leever                 7    1                                          1   
Dropped Out: Tommy Henrich(75), Dick Lundy(57), 
Rabbit Maranville(74), Tony Mullane(76), Dom DiMaggio(61T).
Ballots Cast: 49

 

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 16, 2005 at 04:54 PM | 101 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Paul Wendt Posted: October 22, 2005 at 03:00 PM (#1697794)
HOF Class of '62, Are Now Part of the Hall of Merit Class of '62!
I believe this is a first, the five year wait is becoming fairly standard now . . .


The five-year wait was formally adopted in 1954. Some changes were adopted in summer 1956, I think, including termination of the quasi-nomination: enclosure of the results of the preceding election (Rocky 19, Bullwinkle 15, Ted Simmons 4, Darrell Evans 1). I think this is covered in later editions of Ken Smith's book on the Hall of Fame. The results, 1946-1956 or something like that, show that the preceding outcome was too influential, in my opinion.

Theoretically, Buck Ewing was also inducted in his first year of eligibility (which was the year the HOF opened).

inducted, yes. He was eligible for election by a BBWAA subset in 1936 and tied Cap Anson with more votes than anyone else but too few for election.

BTW, John, what exactly is the status of the Frick award winners? I keep reading here that they're not in the HOF, but their names are displayed there, aren't they? This always has been a confusing contradiction to me, and I wonder if someone could clear it up once and for all.

"Hall of Fame" and "HOF" are sometimes used for the National Baseball Library (now officially named for Giamatti) or the NBHOF & Museum. The awards to writers and broadcast announcers are conferred in one ceremony with the Hall of Fame inductions. Writers and announcers are honored liberally so it is especially in their interest to use "Hall of Fame" loosely in this case.

James (I know he's technically not a "writer"
Why not?

Runyon
According to Lieb(?), he never learned how to make a box score.
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