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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

1992 Results: Seaver Deemed Terrific By the Hall of Merit, Plus How the Grich “Stole” The Election!

In his first year of eligibility, immortal New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver achieved almost 100% of all possible points to win induction into the Hall of Merit. He is also the sixth player who found himself in an elect-me spot on everyone’s ballot without achieving total unanimity.

In a major upset, Oriole and Angel star Bobby Grich nosed out hit king Pete Rose to earn the second spot this year for induction with 65% of all possible points (less than a point over “Charlie Hustle”). Rose was leading comfortably until the last day of the election, when Grich finally pushed ahead due to 16 protest non-votes against the Cincinnati legend.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Pete Browning (huge jump ahead!), Nellie Fox, Jimmy Wynn, Charlie Keller, Quincey Trouppe, Eddie Roush, and Rollie Fingers.

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  Tom Seaver              1241   52  45  7                                       
 2  n/e  Bobby Grich              814   45      8 26  3  2  2  1     2  1               
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 3  n/e  Pete Rose                811   36   7 26  2                          1         
 4   11  Pete Browning            312   23      2  1  2  4     3  1  2  2  2  1     2  1
 5    4  Nellie Fox               310   23         3  3  2  2  1  4  3     1  2     1  1
 6    5  Jimmy Wynn               301   29            2  1  2  2  1  4  2  2  1  4  1  7
 7    8  Charlie Keller           295   21      2  2  2  2  2  2     3  1  2     1  2   
 8    6  Quincy Trouppe           291   24         1  3  1  3  1  3  2  1  2  3     2  2
 9    7  Edd Roush                284   22            1  4  4  5  2     1        3     2
10    9  Rollie Fingers           264   23         3  3  1     1  1     3  1  2  2  3  3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11   10  Jake Beckley             260   20      1  1  4     2     3  2  1     2  2  1  1
12   12  Cannonball Dick Redding  251   18      1  1  2  2  2  1  3  2     3        1   
13   13  Charley Jones            246   16      1  2  4  3  2     1     2              1
14   14  Bucky Walters            225   18         1     2  4     2  2  3     2  1     1
15  n/e  Tony Perez               223   18         1  3  2     3  1  1  1  1  1     1  3
16   15  Bob Johnson              215   17            2     4  2  1  1  1  4  1  1      
17   16  Hugh Duffy               213   16         1  2  1  1  2  4  2     2           1
18   17  Gavvy Cravath            211   19         1     3  2     1  1     2  2  3  4   
19   19  Alejandro Oms            164   15         1  1     1     1  1  2  1  2  4  1   
20   20  Burleigh Grimes          161   12      2        1  2  1     1  2        1  1  1
21   21  Tommy Leach              155   14                  3  2        2  2  2  2     1
22   18  George Van Haltren       152   13               3     3     1  2        1  2  1
23   22  Roger Bresnahan          151   12      1     2        1  1  1  1  2  2        1
24   23  Rusty Staub              127   10               2     2  1  2  1  1  1         
25   24  Orlando Cepeda           120   11         1        1     1  2  2        1  2  1
26   25  Luis Tiant               112   12               1  1              2  3     4  1
27   28  Mickey Welch             111    9         1     1  3        1              2  1
28   27  Dizzy Dean               105    8         1  3              1        1  1  1   
29   29  Bobby Bonds              101    9                     3  1     3           1  1
30   31  Larry Doyle               94    6            2  2  1     1                     
31   30  Norm Cash                 93    8               1  1     2        1  2  1      
32   26  Lou Brock                 90    8         1     1           2           4      
33T  33  Bob Elliott               88    9               1           1  1  1  2  1  1  1
33T  32  Ken Singleton             88    9               2                 1  2  1  2  1
35   34  Vic Willis                88    8            1        1  2           2     1  1
36   40  Pie Traynor               82    7      1           1     1     1           2  1
37   35  Tommy Bridges             81    7                     1  2  1     2  1         
38   38  Reggie Smith              76    8                        1  1  2  1        1  2
39   36  Elston Howard             74    8                           2  2     1     1  2
40   39  John McGraw               68    5               3     1                       1
41   37  Ben Taylor                66    6            1        1        1  1     1     1
42   41  Phil Rizzuto              66    5            1     1  1        1     1         
43   44  Vern Stephens             60    6                        1  1     1  1  2      
44   47  Chuck Klein               57    5            2                       1  1     1
45   43  Addie Joss                53    4         1        1           1     1         
46   42  Carl Mays                 51    4                     2  1        1            
47T  48  Bill Monroe               50    5               1              2              2
47T  51  Thurman Munson            50    5                     1           2     2      
49   45  Wally Schang              49    4            1              1  1     1         
50   49  Sal Bando                 47    5                              1  2  1     1   
51   52  Ed Williamson             46    4                  1        1     1  1         
52   54  Frank Howard              42    5                                 1  1  2  1   
53   50  Dave Bancroft             41    5                        1           1     1  2
54   61  Ed Cicotte                39    3            1  1                             1
55   55  Rabbit Maranville         34    4                           1           2     1
56T  58  Al Rosen                  34    3                        1     1  1            
56T  46  Jimmy Ryan                34    3                  1           1        1      
58T  59  Frank Chance              31    3                        1  1                 1
58T  57  Sam Rice                  31    3                     1           1        1   
60   60  Gene Tenace               29    3                     1                 1  1   
61T  64  Fred Dunlap               29    2            1              1                  
61T  56  Jim Kaat                  29    2                  1  1                        
63   53  Tony Oliva                26    2               1                 1            
64   66  Lefty Gomez               25    2                  1              1            
65T  68T Luis Aparicio             24    2                     1           1            
65T  67  Ernie Lombardi            24    2                        1     1               
67T  63  Urban Shocker             23    2                     1              1         
67T  65  Dizzy Trout               23    2                        1        1            
69T  71  George J. Burns           22    3                                       1  2   
69T  62  Bobby Veach               22    3                                       1  2   
71   68T Don Newcombe              21    2                           1        1         
72   68T Jack Quinn                16    1               1                              
73T  75  Artie Wilson              14    1                     1                        
73T  77T Fielder Jones             14    1                     1                        
73T  77T Sam Leever                14    1                     1                        
76T  73  Bus Clarkson              13    2                                          1  1
76T  76  Al Oliver                 13    2                                          1  1
78T  74  Wilbur Cooper             13    1                        1                     
78T  82T Tony Lazzeri              13    1                        1                     
78T  72  Tony Mullane              13    1                        1                     
81   80T Cecil Travis              12    1                           1                  
82T  82T Hack Wilson               11    1                              1               
82T  80T Dutch Leonard             11    1                              1               
84   82T Kiki Cuyler               10    1                                 1            
85T  86T Tommy Bond                 9    1                                    1         
85T  86T Herman Long                9    1                                    1         
87T  89T George Kell                8    1                                       1      
87T  89T Bill Mazeroski             8    1                                       1      
87T  86T Virgil Trucks              8    1                                       1      
87T  85  Mickey Vernon              8    1                                       1      
91   79  Jim Fregosi                7    1                                          1   
92  n/e  George Foster              6    1                                             1
Dropped Out: Wally Berger(92T), Bobby Murcer(89T), Vada Pinson(92T), Sol White(92T).
Ballots Cast: 52

 

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 26, 2006 at 08:56 PM | 41 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:09 AM (#2269029)
Congratulations to my boyhood idol Tom (sniff!) and Bobby! BTW, it has been extremely nice congratulating so many players still alive the past few years. :-)

Wow, again!

I didn't really see this coming, even though I felt Rose was going to take a major hit this election.

Next election is going to be major fun, don't you think? ;-)
   2. sunnyday2 Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:11 AM (#2269030)
I am shocked. Rose was way way ahead early on, more than 100 points, so I quit counting.

Next year, Pete will be on my ballot, I had my say, but he will be behind Reggie! with probably Carlton 3 and Niekro 4.

Are we gonna send a "Santo letter" to Gri(n)ch?
   3. OCF Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:15 AM (#2269033)
Mean consensus score: -3.2
Highest possible: +11
For the most part, boycotters have lower consensus scores than non-boycotters - but the boycotters did decide the election.

Howie Menckel: +6
Andrew M: +4
Chris Cobb: +3
Rusty Priske: +3
andrew siegel: +3
Devin McCullen: +3
...
OCF: -2
...
mulder & scully: -3
Patrick W: -3 (medians)
...
KJOK: -4 (higher than he usually is)
...
Adam Schafer: -8
Pedro Feliz N: -8
John Murphy: -8
Jeff M: -8
Max Parkinson: -9
Joe Dimino: -10
rico vanian: -11
jhwinfrey: -11
karlmagnus: -12
jimd: -12
Chris Fluit: -14
yest: -21
   4. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:15 AM (#2269035)
HOF-not-HOM through 1992
 
1  Aparicio
Luis
2. Bancroft
Dave
3. Beckley
Jake
4  Bender
Chief
5  Bottomley
Jim
6  Bresnahan
Roger
7  Brock
Lou
8  Chance
Frank
9  Chesbro
Jack
10 Combs
Earle
11 Cuyler
Kiki
12 Dandridge
Ray
13 Dean
Dizzy
14 Duffy
Hugh
15 Evers
Johnny
16 Ferrell
Rick
17 Fingers
Rollie
18 Gomez
Lefty
19 Grimes
Burleigh
20 Hafey
Chick
21 Haines
Jesse
22 Hooper
Harry
23 Hoyt
Waite
24 Hunter
Catfish
25 Jackson
Travis
26 Johnson
Judy
27 Joss
Addie
28 Kell
George
29 Kelly
George
30 Klein
Chuck
31 Lazzeri
Tony
32 Lindstrom
Freddie
33 Lombardi
Ernie
34 Manush
Heinie
35 Maranville
Rabbit
36 Marquard
Rube
37 McCarthy
Tommy
38 McGraw
John 
39 Pennock
Herb
40 Rice
Sam
41 Roush
Edd
42 Schalk
Ray
43 Schoendienst
Red
44 Tinker
Joe
45 Traynor
Pie
46 Waner
Lloyd
47 Welch
Mickey
48 Wilson
Hack
49 Youngs
Ross
 
HOM
-not-HOF
 
1   Allen
Dick 
2   Ashburn
Richie
3   Barnes
Ross
4   Beckwith
John
5   Bennett
Charlie
6   Boyer
Ken
7   Brown
Ray
8   Brown
Willard
9   Bunning
Jim
10 Caruthers
Bob
11 Childs
Cupid
12 Dahlen
Bill
13 Davis
George
14 Doby
Larry
15 Ferrell
Wes
16 Foster
Willie 
17 Freehan
Bill
18 Glasscock
Jack
19 Gordon
Joe
20 Gore
George
21 Grant
Frank
22 Grich
Bobby
23 Groh
Heinie
24 Hack
Stan
25 Hill
Pete
26 Hines
Paul
27 Jackson
Joe*
28 JohnsonHome Run
29 Mackey
Biz
30 Magee
Sherry
31 McPhee
Bid
32 McVey
Cal
33 Méndez
José
34 Minoso
Minnie
35 Moore
Dobie
36 Pearce
Dickey
37 Pierce
Billy
38 Pike
Lip
39 Richardson
Hardy
40 Rogan
Bullet Joe
41 Santo
Ron
42 Santop
Louis
43 Sheckard
Jimmy
44 Start
Joe
45 Stearnes
Turkey
46 Stovey
Harry
47 Suttles
Mule
48 Sutton
Ezra
49 Torre
Joe
50 Torriente
Cristobal
51 Wells
Willie
52 White
Deacon
53 Williams
Smokey Joe
54 Wilson
Jud
 
*  not eligible for the HOF 
   5. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:20 AM (#2269040)
BTW, I hope everyone liked the Grinch reference. I was actually deciding against using any allusion to the great book and Christmas special, but I couldn't pass that one up now after he nosed out Rose at the very end, could I? :-)

As for Rose, he may be #1 next in '93 on my ballot.
   6. Urban Faber Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:23 AM (#2269041)
I loved it, John. Great timing.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:26 AM (#2269044)
all-time 'votes points' thru 1992 - those still eligible in 1993 election are in CAPS. electees not in caps.

no change in the Top 10... Redding claims 11th, needs two more elections to grab top 10 slot.. Only 30.5 pts separate active Nos. 17-19 - Ryan, Bresnahan, Leach... Cravath needs to maintain his support to the finish the become the 25th and final 10,000 vote-pt man.

TOP 25, ALL-TIME
BECKLEY 24105
VAN HALTREN 23879.5
DUFFY 23270.5
BROWNING 20647.5
Childs 18484
Griffith 17924
Waddell 17596
Jennings 16976
WELCH 16256
Sisler 13892

REDDING 13402
Pike 13399
CJONES 13077
Sewell 12769
Mendez 12555
Thompson 12349
RYAN 12121.5
BRESNAHAN 12095
TLEACH 12091
Bennett 11503

Moore 10904
Rixey 10789
Caruthers 10704
ROUSH 10336
Beckwith 9896

OTHERS IN THE TOP 25 ACTIVE
(Cravath 7982, Doyle 7865, Grimes 7130, Walters 7119, Monroe 6674, Trouppe 6363, Fox 5870, Schang 5699, Williamson 5573, Oms 5394, McGraw 5360, BJohnson 5096, Keller 4980, Willis 3904)

not quite
(Joss 3808, Elliott 3325, Dean 3329, Wynn 3190)
   8. OCF Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:29 AM (#2269048)
The top end of the 1989 ballot: Bench, Yastrzemski, Perry, Jenkins. The top end of the 1993 ballot: Jackson, Rose, Carlton, Niekro (in some order). How do the two years compare? Perry/Jenkins versus Carlton/Niekro? Maybe an edge for the latter, but they're pretty close. My methods would put Rose ahead of Yastrzemski (similar offensive value, Rose more valuable position mix); others might say I'm not correcting enough for Rose's leadoff advantages. Bench was unique (in the argument for best major league catcher ever); Jackson (a slugging corner outfielder) not so unique - but he was plenty good. All in all, pretty similar years. And I wouldn't blink at any of the 24 possible permutations of the 1993 quartet.
   9. jimd Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:29 AM (#2269049)
Rose was way way ahead early on, more than 100 points, so I quit counting.

After 18 ballots (OCF)(35%), Rose had a 131 pt lead. There had been only two (of 16 total) boycotters, and there were four ballots cast omitting Grich (of 7 total).

After 44 ballots (Andrew M), Rose still had a 113 pt lead. Ten boycott votes had been cast, and all seven votes omitting Grich.

The last 8 ballots contained 6 protest votes. The lead disappeared in a hurry.
   10. OCF Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:38 AM (#2269051)
The other factor, besides what jimd just said: the early boycotters by and large had Grich fairly low on their ballots - enough of a pattern that I commented on it. Most of the later boycotters had Grich second. Rose had the lead through 51 votes; it was the 52nd vote that turned it.
   11. Chris Cobb Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:41 AM (#2269054)
Another surprise finish! When Grich was left off of so many early ballots, I thought there was no way that the boycott would be large enough to bring Grich in ahead of Rose, and I had expected only about 12 boycotts. But the boycott ballots came in disproportionately late, and that tipped the scales, as others have noted.

Although I didn't boycott Rose, I am happy that Grich got in. He deserves better than having to wait two years, as he would almost certainly have done without the boycott.

But I'm going to have to revamp my 1993 prelim ballot now, as I had anticipated a Rose election in 1992.

The 1993 election also just got more interesting. I expect Niekro will draw the short straw, but I've been surprised by the results in the last two elections, so what do I know?
   12. Rick A. Posted: December 27, 2006 at 02:52 AM (#2269059)
Are we gonna send a "Santo letter" to Gri(n)ch?

One thing I'm wondering is whether we're going to send one to Rose, when he is elected. If we do, I'm sure that he'll get the wrong idea that we approve of his actions, and that he belongs in the HOF.
   13. Chris Fluit Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:00 AM (#2269063)
Chris Fluit: -14

I wonder who didn't vote for Rose or Grich?
   14. OCF Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:04 AM (#2269065)
I wonder who didn't vote for Rose or Grich?

You, jhwinfrey (-11), and yest (the outlier).
   15. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#2269066)
Well, I don't approve of his actions, but I do think he belongs in the Hall of Fame - even though I boycotted. The two are not mutually exclusive . . . I would not have boycotted if it were my only chance to vote for Rose. But I did feel his 'penalty' was warranted . . . .
   16. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:11 AM (#2269068)
I am happy that Rose was only left of 16 of 52 ballots, while Jackson was left off 27 of 50. I would have been disappointed if Rose had drawn more of a protest than Jackson. At least that shows we have what I think is fair perspective on what he did, and aren't overdoing it because he's from our generation.
   17. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:23 AM (#2269074)
The last 8 ballots contained 6 protest votes. The lead disappeared in a hurry.

I posted at the beginning of the election that I felt that the anti-protest voters would vote earlier than the pro-protest voters. Just a gut feeling, but it was an accurate one.
   18. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:26 AM (#2269079)
BTW, I'm going to be really disappointed if Pete Browning gets in before a guy like Charlie Keller (not to mention Charley Jones or Jake Beckley :-).

Was this some kind of fluke based on a couple of people missing the holiday election?
   19. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:30 AM (#2269082)
I only say that because he only made it onto one extra ballot and we had two fewer votes cast.
   20. OCF Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:36 AM (#2269083)
I would not assign great importance or even any predictive powers to relative standing within the backlog at this point - note that Browning (#4) is separated from Roush (#9) by less than 30 points. What's of greater interest is that I think the "near backlog" is going to add some new members in the next few elections.
   21. sunnyday2 Posted: December 27, 2006 at 06:02 AM (#2269157)
I figure the "backlog" (that is, the high backlog, the guys with a shot) will shortly be at least half guys who are not in the backlog today.
   22. DCW3 Posted: December 27, 2006 at 06:35 AM (#2269187)
BTW, I hope everyone liked the Grinch reference. I was actually deciding against using any allusion to the great book and Christmas special, but I couldn't pass that one up now after he nosed out Rose at the very end, could I? :-)

It looks like a lot of voters wouldn't touch Rose with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole...
   23. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 05:33 PM (#2269374)
It looks like a lot of voters wouldn't touch Rose with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole...

Because he's a nasty, wasty skunk! :-)
   24. Daryn Posted: December 27, 2006 at 07:15 PM (#2269452)
That one 12th place vote (the 1/2 boycott) also did in Rose.
   25. Daryn Posted: December 27, 2006 at 07:24 PM (#2269456)
My mistake -- the 12th place was karlmagnus -- I thought someone else put Rose low on the ballot as a 1/2 boycott but it doesn't show in the standings.
   26. ronw Posted: December 27, 2006 at 07:26 PM (#2269457)
Daryn:

That wasn't 1/2 a boycott. That is where karl truly believes Rose ranks. He even said that Pete is #13 on his '93 ballot.
   27. dan b Posted: December 27, 2006 at 07:44 PM (#2269466)
As a result of a last minute comparison of Grich and Carew on my part, I moved Grich up 3 spots on my ballot to 3rd. Had I not made this change we would have had a tie. What is the tie breaker?
   28. Daryn Posted: December 27, 2006 at 07:49 PM (#2269470)
What is the tie breaker?

Head to head? If not, it should be. It is better than elect-me votes.
   29. jimd Posted: December 27, 2006 at 08:25 PM (#2269485)
It once was head-to-head, and it may officially still be that, for election spots.
The de facto tie-breaker for non-election spots is number of ballot appearances
(easier to implement in the spread-sheet used for election tallying).
   30. ronw Posted: December 27, 2006 at 09:35 PM (#2269511)
Our tie breaker formula is simple:

1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
4. Strength of victory.
5. Strength of schedule.
6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
8. Best net points in conference games.
9. Best net points in all games.
10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
11. Coin toss.

It gets a little more complicated if there are more than two players involved, but it is nothing we can't handle.

(Sorry, I'm feeling smart-alecky lately.)
   31. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 27, 2006 at 11:00 PM (#2269608)
It is head-to-head . . . to explain it . . .

You look at each ballot that had either player on it. The player ahead on more of those ballots wins.

It's been used before in lower rank tie-breakers, but I don't think we've ever had to use it to determine an election spot.
   32. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: December 28, 2006 at 06:12 PM (#2270000)
Congrats to Grich! He's truly one of baseball's hidden superstars.
   33. rdfc Posted: December 30, 2006 at 02:05 AM (#2271174)
John (Murphy) - George Davis is a member of the Hall of Fame.
   34. OCF Posted: December 30, 2006 at 02:40 AM (#2271188)
George Davis is a member of the Hall of Fame.

He is now. He wasn't after the 1992 HoF election, which is what John is working with. And Davis is by no means the only player in that particular category.
   35. jimd Posted: December 30, 2006 at 02:58 AM (#2271195)
By my count, there are 20 guys in the "George Davis" class in the HOM-not-HOF list (the majority NeL'ers). Since we currently have 5 more guys than the HOF, that means that in the remaining few years, assuming we will elect ALL 20 of the upcoming BBWAA picks, there is room for at least 15 backloggers, either current or newly eligible.

It's gonna be fun.
   36. Howie Menckel Posted: December 30, 2006 at 05:10 AM (#2271254)
I come up with 34 "Hall of Merit but not Hall of Fame" guys, vs 56 "Hall of Fame but not Hall of Merit" guys.
This is as of 2006-07.
That sound right?

Top 20 non-Hall of Fame candidates for HOM, 1992 HOM voting rank in parentheses: Pete Rose (3rd), Pete Browning (4th), Jimmy Wynn (6th), Charlie Keller (7th), Quincy Trouppe (8th), Dick Redding (12th), Charley Jones (13th), Bucky Walters (14th), Bob Johnson (16th), Gavvy Cravath (18th), Alejandro Oms (19th), Tommy Leach (21st), George Van Haltren (22nd), Rusty Staub (24th), Luis Tiant (26th), Bobby Bonds (29th), Larry Doyle (30th), Norm Cash (31st), Ken Singleton (33rdT), Bob Elliott (33rdT).

Top 15 Hall of Famers in running for HOM, 1992 HOM rank in parentheses: Nellie Fox (5th), Edd Roush (9th), Rollie Fingers (10th), Jake Beckley (11th), Tony Perez (15th), Hugh Duffy (17th), Burleigh Grimes (20th), Roger Bresnahan (23rd), Orlando Cepeda (25th), Mickey Welch (27th), Dizzy Dean (28th), Lou Brock (32nd), Vic Willis (35th), Pie Traynor (36th), John McGraw (40th).
   37. yest Posted: December 31, 2006 at 01:29 AM (#2271524)
A list of eligible HoFers
HoMers in bold
all HoFers with significant playing careers are included
1936
Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson
1937
Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Cy Young , Connie Mack, John McGraw, George Wright
1938
Pete Alexander
1939
George Sisler , Eddie Collins , Willie Keeler , Lou Gehrig, Cap Anson , Charlie Comiskey , Candy Cummings , Buck Ewing , Charles Radbourn , Al Spalding
1942
Rogers Hornsby
1945
Roger Bresnahan , Dan Brouthers , Fred Clarke , Jimmy Collins , Ed Delahanty , Hugh Duffy , Hughie Jennings , King Kelly , Jim O’Rourke , Wilbert Robinson
1946
Jesse Burkett , Frank Chance , Jack Chesbro , Johnny Evers , , Clark Griffith, , Tommy McCarthy , Joe McGinnity , Eddie Plank , Joe Tinker , Rube Waddell , Ed Walsh
1947
Carl Hubbell , Frankie Frisch , Mickey Cochrane , Lefty Grove
1948
Herb Pennock , Pie Traynor
1949
Charlie Gehringer , Mordecai Brown , Kid Nichols
1951
Mel Ott , Jimmie Foxx
1952
Harry Heilmann , Paul Waner
1953
Al Simmons , Dizzy Dean , Chief Bender , Bobby Wallace , Harry Wright
1954
Rabbit Maranville , Bill Dickey , Bill Terry
1955
Joe DiMaggio , Ted Lyons , Dazzy Vance , Gabby Hartnett , Frank Baker , Ray Schalk
1956
Hank Greenberg , Joe Cronin
1957
Sam Crawford
1959
Zack Wheat
1961
Max Carey , Billy Hamilton
1962
Bob Feller , Jackie Robinson , Bill McKechnie , Edd Roush
1963
John Clarkson , Elmer Flick , Sam Rice , Eppa Rixey
1964
Luke Appling , Red Faber , Burleigh Grimes , Miller Huggins , Tim Keefe , Heinie Manush , Monte Ward
1965
Pud Galvin
1966
Ted Williams , Casey Stengel
1967
Red Ruffing , Lloyd Waner
1968
Joe Medwick , Kiki Cuyler , Goose Goslin
1969
Stan Musial, Roy Campanella , Stan Coveleski , , Waite Hoyt,
1970
Lou Boudreau , Earle Combs , Jesse Haines,
1971
Dave Bancroft , Jake Beckley , Chick Hafey , Harry Hooper , Joe Kelley , Rube Marquard , Satchel Paige
1972
Sandy Koufax , Yogi Berra ,Early Wynn, Lefty Gomez , Ross Youngs , Josh Gibson , Buck Leonard
1973
Warren Spahn , George Kelly , Mickey Welch , Monte Irvin , Roberto Clemente
1974
Mickey Mantle , Whitey Ford , Jim Bottomley , Sam Thompson , Cool Papa Bell
1975
Ralph Kiner , Earl Averill , Bucky Harris , Billy Herman , Judy Johnson
1976
Robin Roberts, Bob Lemon , Roger Connor , Freddy Lindstrom , Oscar Charleston
1977
Ernie Banks ,Amos Rusie , Joe Sewell , Al Lopez , Martin Dihigo , Pop Lloyd
1978
Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss
1979
Willie Mays , Hack Wilson
1980
Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein
1981
Bob Gibson, Johnny Mize , Rube Foster
1982
Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Travis Jackson
1983
Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell
1984
Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, Don Drysdale, Rick Ferrell , Pee Wee Reese
1985
Hoyt Wilhelm, Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter , Arky Vaughan
1986
Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, Ernie Lombardi
1987
Billy Williams, Catfish Hunter, Ray Dandridge
1988
Willie Stargell
1989
Johnny Bench, Carl Yastrzemski, Red Schoendienst
1990
Jim Palmer , Joe Morgan
1991
Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry, Fergie Jenkins , Tony Lazzeri
1992
Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser
1994
Leo Durocher , Phil Rizzuto
1995
Leon Day , Vic Willis , Richie Ashburn
1996
Jim Bunning, Bill Foster , Ned Hanlon
1997
Nellie Fox, Willie Wells
1998
George Davis , Larry Doby , Joe Rogan
1999
Orlando Cepeda, Joe Williams
2000
Tony Perez, Bid McPhee , Turkey Stearnes
2001
Bill Mazeroski , Hilton Smith
2006
Ray Brown, Willard Brown, Andy Cooper, Biz Mackey, Mule Suttles, Cristobal Torriente, Jud Wilson, Frank Grant, Pete Hill, Jose Mendez Louis Santop, Ben Taylor, Sol White
   38. Guapo Posted: January 18, 2007 at 05:51 PM (#2282555)
I just realized that everyone on this year's Veterans' Committee ballot is now HOM-eligible (or already elected):

Dick Allen
Mickey Lolich
Tony Oliva
Bobby Bonds
Sparky Lyle
Al Oliver
Ken Boyer
Marty Marion
Vada Pinson
Rocky Colavito
Roger Maris
Ron Santo
Wes Ferrell
Carl Mays
Luis Tiant
Curt Flood
Minnie Minoso
Joe Torre
Joe Gordon
Thurman Munson
Cecil Travis
Gil Hodges
Don Newcombe
Mickey Vernon
Jim Kaat
Lefty O'Doul
Maury Wills

From the HOF website:


Veterans Committee members will receive their ballots in early January, with voting to take place throughout January and February.

"You guys" should write to them in support of HOM-electees. It couldn't hurt, right?
   39. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2007 at 06:46 PM (#2282604)
"You guys" should write to them in support of HOM-electees. It couldn't hurt, right?

It depends, Guapo. If some of them heard that many of us utilize sabermetrics, that could deep-six a particular player's candidacy. :-)
   40. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 18, 2007 at 06:51 PM (#2282610)
The Vets and the Spink winners aren't exactly known for cutting-edge sabrmetric thinking. Joe Morgan is the group's presiding office after all.
   41. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 19, 2007 at 03:23 PM (#2282993)
Funny little thing. I was on BP reading a Q/A they did with B. James. And the interviewer ends up asking him about Grich as the over/underrated player. Then specifically about Jackson/Carew/Grich. Not that I'm saying the interviewer was cribbing from us (since it appeared around or after the Grich discussion/election), but it's fun to see the same kind of conversation happening there that we just had.

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