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Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 Hall of Merit Election Results: Chipper, Thome, Rolen and Vlad Elected!

The Hall of Merit welcomes four new members. Chipper Jones was the unanimous #1 this year, receiving all 30 first place votes. Jim Thome (653) edged Scott Rolen (617) for second place. Rolen had more second place votes (13-12), but Thome had 14 third place votes to Rolen’s 9. Both were named on all 30 ballots. All three were selected in their first year of eligibility.

Vladimir Guerreo is the final electee, with 290 points in his second year of eligibility. He was named on 21 ballots. Guerrero beat out Luis Tiant (240), Sammy Sosa (238), Kenny Lofton (236), Andruw Jones (220), Jeff Kent (207), Ben Taylor (197) and Johan Santana (186) for the final spot. Jones and Santana were the only other first time candidates to receive votes this year.

Others named on at least six ballots (point totals/votes listed) included Buddy Bell (139/11), Bobby Bonds (124/10), Jorge Posada (105/7), Vic Willis (102/11), Sal Bando (95/8), Bob Johnson (89/10), Urban Shocker (87/8), Wally Schang (86/8), Dick Redding (86/6), Tommy Bridges (84/8), Tommy John (82/6), Phil Rizzuto (73/6), and Thurman Munson (62/6).

RK   LY  Player             PTS  Bal   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1  n/e  Chipper Jones      720   30  30                                          
 2  n/e  Jim Thome          653   30     12 14  1  3                              
 3  n/e  Scott Rolen        617   30     13  9  1  2  3        1     1            
 4    4  Vladimir Guerrero  290   21      1     2  4  1  2  1  4  3     1  1  1   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 5    6  Luis Tiant         240   20               4  2  2  3  1  1     2  4     1
 6    5  Sammy Sosa         238   19            2     2  2  4  1  4     1  1  1  1
 7    9  Kenny Lofton       236   18         1  2  3  1  1  1  1  1  2  2  1  1  1
 8  n/e  Andruw Jones       220   16      1     3  1  1  3     1     2  1     2  1
 9    7  Jeff Kent          207   15      1  1  2  1  1  1  2           2  3  1   
10   11  Ben Taylor         197   16            2  1  1  4  1        1     3  3   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11  n/e  Johan Santana      186   15      1           3  1  1  4     3        1  1
12   12  Buddy Bell         139   11            2  1  1     1     2     1  1  2   
13   10  Bobby Bonds        124   10      1     1           1  2  1  2           2
14   14  Jorge Posada       105    7            2  1  1        1  1     1         
15    8  Vic Willis         102   11                           1  3  1  2  2  1  1
16   20  Sal Bando           95    8                  2  2     1     1  1        1
17   15  Bob Johnson         89   10                        1     1  2  2  1  1  2
18   16  Urban Shocker       87    8            1           1  1  1     1  1  1  1
19   19  Wally Schang        86    8            1     1              2  1  1  1  1
20   17T Dick Redding        86    6            1  1  2     1                    1
21   13  Tommy Bridges       84    8            1     1        1     1     1     3
22   21  Tommy John          82    6         2                 1  1        1  1   
23   17T Phil Rizzuto        73    6            1        2        1           1  1
24   28  Thurman Munson      62    6                  1        1  1  1     1     1
25   37T Hilton Smith        59    5            1        1        1           1  1
26   24  Gavy Cravath        57    5                     1  2           1  1      
27   27  Bert Campaneris     55    5                  1  1        1        1  1   
28   25  Bucky Walters       54    5               1              2     1     1   
29   22  Hugh Duffy          54    4            1        1  1                    1
30   48  Joe Tinker          49    5                        1        1  2  1      
31   33  Tommy Leach         48    4                  1     1  1           1      
32   23  Don Newcombe        46    4               1                 3            
33T  55T Babe Adams          44    3            1           1        1            
33T  26  Jim McCormick       44    3            1        1              1         
35   29  Bus Clarkson        41    3               1  1              1            
36   43T Art Fletcher        40    4                     2                       2
37   31T Mickey Welch        38    4                        1        1     1  1   
38   45T Orel Hershiser      36    3                     1  1           1         
39   30  Frank Chance        34    4                              1  1        1  1
40   68T Kevin Appier        31    3                        1           2         
41   37T Vern Stephens       31    2            1                    1            
42   40  Luke Easter         29    2         1                                1   
43   --  Ray Dandridge       28    2               1           1                  
44T  34  Fred McGriff        24    2                  1                 1         
44T  39  Bobby Veach         24    2               1                       1      
46   47  Dizzy Dean          22    2                              2               
47T  45T Lou Brock           22    1         1                                    
47T  49  Addie Joss          22    1         1                                    
49   50T Trevor Hoffman      20    2                           1           1      
50   42  Bob Elliott         19    2                           1              1   
51T  54  Brian Giles         16    2                                 1           1
51T  36  Dale Murphy         16    2                                    1     1   
53T  31T Ed Cicotte          16    1               1                              
53T  57  Dolf Luque          16    1               1                              
53T  55T Jack Quinn          16    1               1                              
56T  --  Andy Cooper         15    1                  1                           
56T  --  Mickey Lolich       15    1                  1                           
58T  59T Ernie Lombardi      14    1                     1                        
58T  59T Lee Smith           14    1                     1                        
60   43T John Olerud         13    2                                          1  1
61T  52  Nomar Carciaparra   13    1                        1                     
61T  59T Dwight Gooden       13    1                        1                     
61T  53  Billy Wagner        13    1                        1                     
64T  35  Tommy Bond          12    1                           1                  
64T  --  Kiki Cuyler         12    1                           1                  
64T  65T Luis Gonzalez       12    1                           1                  
64T  41  Tony Mullane        12    1                           1                  
68T n/e  Jamie Moyer         11    1                              1               
68T  50T Kirby Puckett       11    1                              1               
70   68T Ron Cey             10    1                                 1            
71T  71T Frank Tanana         9    1                                    1         
71T  --  Robin Ventura        9    1                                    1         
73   --  Willie Davis         8    1                                       1      
74T  71T Carlos Delgado       7    1                                          1   
74T  --  Gil Hodges           7    1                                          1   
74T  --  Hack Wilson          7    1                                          1   
77T  75T Luis Aparicio        6    1                                             1
77T  65T Dave Concepcion      6    1                                             1
77T  75T Johnny Evers         6    1                                             1
77T  73T Lefty Gomez          6    1                                             1
Dropped Out: Dave Bancroft (64), Charlie Buffinton (58), George J. Burns(75T), Norm Cash(73T),
Fred Dunlap(75T), Toby Harrah(68T), Jim Kaat(65T), Pie Traynor(75T), George Uhle(75T),
Frank Viola(63), Ed Williamson(59T).
Ballots Cast: 30
JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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