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Monday, October 11, 2004

1937 Ballot Discussion

Edd Roush, Wally Schang, Dick Redding and Chino Smith are the viable candidates this year. 

1937 (October 24)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

314 81.4 1914 Edd Roush-CF (1988)
245 76.9 1913 Wally Schang-C (1965)
177 42.8 1918 Bill Sherdel-P (1968)
148 36.2 1921 Bibb Falk-LF (1989)
136 31.0 1921 Pete Donohue-P (1988)
129 25.8 1921 Earl Sheely-1B (1952)
108 26.1 1921 Rip Collins-P (1968)
088 24.9 1918 Cy Perkins-C (1963)

1937 (October 24)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

80% 11-32 Dick Redding-P (1891) - 7 - 2*
28% 25-31 Chino Smith-OF (1903) 1903 #6 rf - 3.5 - 2*
16% 18-31 Edgar Wesley 1b (??) xx 1b - 0 - 6*
04% 23-31 Rats Henderson-P(1897)0 - 2*

Players Passing Away in 1936

Age Eligible

84 1891 Tom York-LF
75 1904 Billy Shindle-3b
72 1912 Deacon McGuire-C
66 1913 Doc Casey-3B
63 1907 Ted Lewis-P
58 1914 Shad Barry-RF/1B
54 1925 Red Ames-P
52 1919 Lew Richie-P
44 1927 Braggo Roth-RF

Once again, thanks to Dan for all of the lists!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 11, 2004 at 02:14 PM | 105 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Daryn Posted: October 21, 2004 at 06:26 PM (#931439)

My Sisler comment about the single season hit leader is supposed to be a joke. Ichiro will not make my HoM if he retires today. It is supposed to be a particularly funny joke because I am a career voter, championing Beckley and his ilk and refusing to vote for Jennings. I like Sisler because of his career stats -- though his pretty high peak does impress me in the context of a longer career.


I wasn't being critical -- I like the commentary part of the plaques a lot better than the actual records anyway.
   102. yest Posted: October 22, 2004 at 03:27 AM (#932339)
(The other, other) George Burns had the second best single season double total, and we've managed to keep him out of the HOM
that would be Earl Webb
   103. DavidFoss Posted: October 22, 2004 at 05:08 AM (#932447)
that would be Earl Webb

Webb is #1, yes... but he was saying that GHBurns was #2 and that's right.
   104. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 22, 2004 at 02:25 PM (#932680)
I wasn't being critical -- I like the commentary part of the plaques a lot better than the actual records anyway.

No problem, Daryn. Didn't mean to sound as cranky as I did. :-) I'm sensitive to the fact that I have Heilmann at the lowest position on the ballot (I'm tied with another at #5). I definitely feel he's a HoMer and want to give him a worthy plaque (even if he's still not as good as Groh :-).
   105. Howie Menckel Posted: October 25, 2004 at 01:55 AM (#935725)
If you were a young kid in Detroit in 1927-28, you could have watched both Heilmann (Tigers) and Torriente (Stars) play in those two years, and you could tell somebody about it today.

Might sound absurd, but my dad was born in 1918, and he remembers the 1920s quite well. Lived in Brooklyn, but wasn't a big baseball fan, or he might even remember an early Zack Wheat story!
He focused more as a young adult on catching the Glenn Miller band when it was in town than on seeing the Dodgers play.

There are people out there who could reminisce about each of the HOMers we elect from here on in.
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