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1901 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1901 Hall of Fame voting have been released, and two players gained entry into the Hall of Fame.

 

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CF Harry Stovey led all players with 95.7% of the vote to become the first member of the 1901 Hall of Fame class.  Stovey was a career .287 hitter, winning the MVP Awards in 1887.  Stovey added six Gold Gloves and six Silver Slugger Awards while going to 13 All-Star Games. 

 

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SP Daisy Davis appeared on 92.2% of the ballots to become the second player elected to the Hall of Fame this year.  Davis went 271-227 during his career with a 2.82 ERA.  In 4344 innings Davis struck out 2080 batters, winning a Pitcher of the Year Award in 1885 and going to 6 All-Star Games.

 

RF Bill Boyd (51.2) and SP Lon Knight (48.8), both in their fifth year, finished in third and fourth place respectively.  Four players were dropped from the ballot, C Emil Gross, 2B Fred Dunlap, SP Bill Sweeney, and RP Laurie Reis.  

 

1901 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

CF Harry Stovey 95.7 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Daisy Davis 92.2 (1st year) Inducted HOF

RF Bill Boyd 51.2 (5th year)

SP Lon Knight 48.8 (5th year)

3B Ned Williamson 23.8 (3rd year)

SP George Bradley 12.1 (8th year)

SP Bobby M Mitchell 11.7 (6th year)

C Emil Gross 4.3 (2nd year) Dropped

2B Fred Dunlap 3.9 (3rd year) Dropped

SP Bill J Sweeney 2.5 (1st year) Dropped

RP Laurie Reis 0.4 (1st year) Dropped

 



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How are you getting the plaques?  The only option I seem to have for my HOFers is various baseball cards



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How are you getting the plaques?  The only option I seem to have for my HOFers is various baseball cards

 

They should be getting created automatically and be able to see them when you go to Hall of Fame --> Inducted Players.  It is a baseball card that is creating the HOF plaque though.  If you manually create a baseball card with the 'hof' template it should produce the plaques that I'm using.  



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1902 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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10 players appear on the 1902 Hall of Fame Ballot including five players who are returning to the ballot, and five newcomers. 

 

Leading the way among the newcomers to the ballot is SP Monte Ward.  Ward was one of the best pitchers in the league compiling a 369-325 career record with a 2.84 ERA and 125.2 career WAR.  Ward won six Pitcher of the Year Awards during his career, a Rookie of the Year, two Gold Gloves, and six Silver Sluggers.  Ward also played for 10 All-Star teams. 

 

144 game winner Larry Corcoran is also making his debut on the ballot.  Corcoran went 144-96 with a 2.80 ERA during his career, going to four All-Star Games and winning a a Gold Glove.

 

Catcher King Kelly hit .278 during his career with 83 home runs, 940 RBI, and 1071 runs scored.  Kelly won 5 Gold Gloves, 1 Silver Slugger Award, and went to 9 All-Star teams. 

 

Also debuting on the ballot are a pair of relievers, Pud Galvin and Mike Golden.  

 



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1902 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1902 Hall of Fame voting have been released, and two players gained entry into the Hall of Fame.

 

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The leading vote getter in 1902 was starting pitcher Monte Ward, who appeared on 98% of the ballots.  Ward won 300 games during his career, finishing with a 369-325 record with a 2.84 ERA.  Ward was a six time Pitcher of the Year, 10 time All-Star, and won two Gold Gloves and six Silver Slugger Awards. 

 

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Catcher King Kelly appeared on 89.9% of the ballots to become the second player elected to the Hall of Fame.  Kelly hit .278 for his career with 83 home runs, 940 RBI, and 1071 runs scored.  Kelly becomes the sixth catcher to gain entry into the Hall of Fame, joining Fred Waterman, Jim O'Rourke, Cal McVey, Deacon White, and Cap Anson. 

 

Reliever Mike Golden was the only player who was dropped from the ballot for failing to reach 5%.  

 

1902 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Monte Ward 98.0 (1st year) Inducted HOF

C King Kelly 89.9 (1st year) Inducted HOF

RF Bill Boyd 55.7 (6th year)

SP Lon Knight 49.7 (6th year)

SP Larry Corcoran 30.5 (1st year)

3B Ned Williamson 17.1 (4th year)

SP Bobby M Mitchell 8.4 (7th year)

RP Pud Galvin 8.1 (1st year)

SP George Bradley 5.0 (9th year)

RP Mike Golden 0.7 (1st year) Dropped

 



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1903 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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While there are usually few guarantees when it comes to the Hall of Fame one thing is certain, SP George Bradley will be appearing on his final ballot this year.  It would be highly unlikely for Bradley to gain entry into the Hall of Fame, but he will be appearing on his 10th and final ballot.

 

Among the players making their debut on the ballot this year are relievers James Burke, Frank McIntyre, and Bobby Mitchell, along with starting pitchers John Coleman, Bob Emslie, and Charlie Hodnett. 

 

The leading vote getter is expected to be RF Bill Boyd, appearing on the ballot for the seventh time.  Last year Boyd appeared on 55.7% of the ballots, and this appears to be his best chance to gain induction.   

 

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For the third week in a row I'll be hitting the road, so this will be the final post until Wednesday.  Hopefully it will be a return to normalcy after that, at least for a little while.  

 



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1903 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1903 Hall of Fame voting have been released with no players gaining entry into the Hall of Fame. 

 

The leading vote getting was SP Bob Emslie, who was painfully close to being elected with 74.6% of the vote, needing just .4%.  Right fielder Bill Boyd finished second with 62.7% of the votes.  

 

Starting pitcher George Bradley appeared on his tenth and final ballot, appearing on 6.5 % of the ballots.  Also being dropped from the ballot were RP James Burke, RP Frank McIntyre, and RP Pat McManus. 

 

1903 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

SP Bob Emslie 74.6 (1st year)

RF Bill Boyd 62.7 (7th year)

SP Lon Knight 58.8 (7th year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 39.4 (1st year)

SP Larry Corcoran 33.7 (2nd year)

SP John F Coleman 32.6 (1st year)

3B Ned Williamson 19.4 (5th year)

SP Bobby M Mitchell 7.9 (8th year)

RP Pud Galvin 7.9 (2nd year)

SP George Bradley 6.5 (10th year) Dropped

RP James Burke 6.1 (1st year)

RP Frank McIntyre 1.4 (1st year) Dropped

RP Pat McManus 1.1 (1st year) Dropped

 



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1904 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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 The 1904 Hall of Fame Ballot will be an interesting one, which I think will result in the largest Hall of Fame class yet with a trio of 300 game winners on the ballot, a four time MVP winner, and a .314 career hitter.

 

Lady Baldwin is the first new name on the Hall of Fame ballot, going 256-250 during his career with a 3.39 ERA.  Baldwin won two Pitcher of the Year Awards.

 

Tommy Bond started off his career with a 19-7 season and 3.18 ERA, but finished with a 58-34 record and 2.85 ERA.

 

1B Roger Connor won four MVP Awards while hitting .305 during his career with 169 home runs, 1400 RBI, and 1448 runs scored.  Connor also won the Rookie of the Year, 4 Gold Gloves, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and was selected to 17 All-Star Games.

 

George Derby won 375 games during his career against 292 losses with 17 saves and a 2.99 ERA.  Derby won a Pitcher of the Year Award, 2 Gold Gloves, and went to 13 All-Star Games.

 

Tim Keefe went 422-303 with a 2.77 ERA winning a Pitcher of the Year and went to 13 All-Star Games.

 

RF Sam Thompson won an MVP Award in 1886 when he hit .343 with 10 home runs, 81 RBI, and 107 runs scored.  Thompson went to 9 All-Star Games, won a Gold Glove, and four Silver Slugger Awards.  Thompson finished with a .314 career average, 114 home runs, 819 RBI, and 1005 runs scored.

 

The final 300 game winner on the ballot is Alex Voss, who went 320-291 during his career with a 3.03 ERA.  Voss struck out 1708 batters in 5422 innings, going to 6 All-Star Games. 

 



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1904 Hall of Fame Results

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame elected it's largest class ever, with four players making the Hall of Fame this year. 

 

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375 game winner George Derby led this year's voting after appearing on 96.7% of the ballots.  Derby accumulated 120.5 WAR during his career with 1894 strikeouts in 5858 1/3 innings, winning the Pitcher of the Year in 1883.  He will lead the class of three pitchers and one hitter.

 

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Tim Keefe went 422-303 during his career and was the second highest vote getter this year, appearing on 92.1% of the ballots.  Keefe pitched all but 25 2/3 of his 6656 career innings with the Cincinnati Reds, and won all of his games with the Reds.  Keefe was the NL Pitcher of the Year in 1890. 

 

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Former Tigers' first baseman Roger Connor is the only position player elected to the Hall of Fame this year, appearing on 91.7% of the ballots.  Connor was a four time Most Valuable Player and four time Silver Slugger who hit .305 during his career with 169 home runs, 1400 RBI, and 1448 runs scored. 

 

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Alex Voss was 320-291 during his career while posting a 3.03 ERA in 5422 innings and was elected with 82.1% of the vote.  Voss was a six time All-Star and won one Gold Glove Award. 

 

Lady Baldwin came up just short of the Hall of Fame with 67.1% of the vote, followed by Bob Emslie who missed induction last year by .4%, but fell to 63.3% of the vote. 

 

Five players were dropped from the ballot including first year candidates Lou Galvin and William Houseman, James Burke, who was appearing on his second ballot, and Pud Galvin, who was appearing on his third.  The final player dropped from the ballot was Bobby Mitchell, who received 2.9% of the votes in his 9th year on the ballot.  Mitchell had a decent career going 133-124 with a 2.98 ERA, but he's no Hall of Famer.  He did receive 24.9% of the votes his first year, although his vote totals have been on a mostly downhill trajectory since. 

 

1904 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP George Derby 96.7 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Tim Keefe 92.1 (1st year) Inducted HOF

1B Roger Connor 91.7 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Alex Voss 82.1 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Lady Baldwin 67.1 (1st year)

SP Bob Emslie 63.3 (2nd year)

RF Bill Boyd 51.7 (8th year)

SP Lon Knight 44.2 (8th year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 27.1 (2nd year)

SP Larry Corcoran 20.8 (3rd year)

RF Sam Thompson 20.4 (1st year)

3B Ned Williamson 15.4 (6th year)

SP John F Coleman 10.4 (2nd year)

SP Tommy Bond 5.8 (1st year)

RP Lou Galvin 2.9 (1st year) Dropped

SP Bobby M Mitchell 2.9 (9th year) Dropped

RP Pud Galvin 2.1 (3rd year) Dropped

RP James Burke 1.7 (2nd year) Dropped

RP William Houseman 1.3 (1st year) Dropped

 



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1905 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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Seven players will be making their debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, along with 10 players returning from last year's ballot.

 

Two time Pitcher of the Year Bob Black is the first newcomer on the ballot, winning 269 games against 244 losses during his career.  Black was elected to eight All-Star games, won two Silver Slugger Awards, and won four championships during his career.

 

It's hard to describe Dan Brouthers as anything other than a sure-fire Hall of Famer.  Brouthers hit .327 during his career with 2698 career hits, including 152 home runs.  Brouthers drove in 1291 runs, scored 1640 runs, stole 523 bases, and accumulated 69.7 WAR.  Brouthers exceeded the average for all but one Hall of Fame metric, his JAWS score of 55.1, which was just off the average of 62.  Brouthers award case is also very full, winning the Rookie of the Year Award, five MVP Awards, two Gold Gloves, 13 Silver Slugger Awards, and three World Series MVP's in five World Series championships.  Brouthers was also selected to 18 All-Star teams. 

 

Also making their debut on the ballot are CF Henry Larkin, SP Pete Meegan, LF Jimmy Ryan, RF Dan Sheehan, and 1B Ed Swartwood.  

 



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1905 Hall of Fame Results

 

Just one player was elected to the Hall of Fame this year. 

 

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Dan Brouthers appeared on 96.3% of the ballots and will be the sole member of the class of 1905.  Brouthers hit .327 during his career with 2698 hits, 1291 RBI, and 1640 runs scored, winning five Most Valuable Player Awards during his career.

 

Four players appeared on over half of the ballots, Lady Baldwin (66.4), Bob Emslie (63.1), Bill Boyd (58.5), and Bob Black (51.9).  Six players were dropped from the ballot after failing to get 5% of the vote: LF Jimmy Ryan, CF Henry Larkin, RP Dan Sheehan, and starters John Coleman, Pete Meegan, and Tommy Bond.

 

1905 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

1B Dan Brouthers 96.3 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Lady Baldwin 66.4 (2nd year)

SP Bob Emslie 63.1 (3rd year)

RF Bill Boyd 58.5 (9th year)

SP Bob Black 51.9 (1st year)

SP Lon Knight 42.7 (9th year)

SP Larry Corcoran 13.7 (4th year)

RF Sam Thompson 12.9 (2nd year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 12.9 (3rd year)

3B Ned Williamson 10.8 (7th year)

1B Ed Swartwood 10.4 (1st year)

LF Jimmy Ryan 4.6 (1st year) Dropped

SP John F Coleman 4.1 (3rd year) Dropped

RP Dan Sheehan 3.7 (1st year) Dropped

CF Henry Larkin 2.1 (1st year) Dropped

SP Pete Meegan 1.7 (1st year) Dropped

SP Tommy Bond 1.2 (2nd year) Dropped

 



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1906 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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Both RF Bill Boyd and SP Lon Knight will be appearing on their tenth and final ballot this year.  Boyd finished with 58.5% of the vote last year with his high of 62.7% in 1903.  Last year Knight appeared on 42.7% of the ballots, down from his high of 58.8% in 1903.

 

First baseman George Gore is making his debut on the ballot after hitting .299 for his career with 2655 hits, 1176 RBI, and 1426 runs scored.  Gore won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1879 and eight Silver Slugger and two Gold Glove Awards during his career.  Gore also went to 11 All-Star games. 

 

Abner Powell played his entire career in Detroit with the Tigers, and went 322-289 during his career with a 3.03 ERA.  Powell won the Pitcher of the Year Award in 1890 when he went 40-11 with a 2.50 ERA, and also 1894 when he went 24-15 with a 2.89 ERA.  

 

Also appearing on the ballot for the first time are RP J Fisher, SP Frank Hoffman, SS Henry Moore, SP Adonis Terry, and reliever Bill Wise.

 



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1906 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1906 Hall of Fame ballot was announced, and three players were elected to the Hall of Fame. 

 

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Starting pitcher Abner Powell's name appeared on 90.4% of the ballots, with the magic number of 300 career wins making him the ideal candidate.  Powell went 322-289 during his career with a 3.03 ERA and 120.6 career WAR.  Powell only had one of five metrics where he beat the Hall of Fame average, his JAWS metric of 110.  Powell won two Pitcher of the Year Awards for the Tigers and went to nine All-Star games. 

 

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First baseman George Gore was the second highest vote-getter with 86.3% of the vote.  The former Rookie of the Year hit .299 during his career with 2655 hits, 1176 RBI, and 1426 runs.  Gore won two Gold Gloves, 8 Silver Slugger Awards, and went to 11 All-Star Games.  Gore won one championship with Brooklyn during his career.  Gore's Gray Ink score of 265 was the only Hall of Fame metric where he beat the average. 

 

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The third time is the charm for starting pitcher Lady Baldwin, who was the third player elected this year after getting 78.8% of the vote.  Baldwin previously received 66.4% and 67.1% of the votes.  Baldwin was 256-250 during his career with a 3.39 ERA, winning two Pitcher of the Year Awards, a Silver Slugger Award, and went to six All-Star Games.  Baldwin also won three World Series with Cleveland.  Baldwin was 0 for 5 in beating the Hall of Fame average on the metrics, coming closest on his JAWS score of 78 compared to the average of 82. 

 

Both RF Bill Boyd (61.7%) and SP Lon Knight (39.2%) failed to gain entry on their tenth time on the ballot.  Also dropping from the ballot was SP Adonis Terry, RP Bill Wise, and RP J Fisher, who all failed to get 5% of the vote their first year on the ballot. 

 

1906 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Abner Powell 90.4 (1st year) Inducted HOF

1B George Gore 86.3 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Lady Baldwin 78.8 (3rd year) Inducted HOF

SP Bob Emslie 68.8 (4th year)

RF Bill Boyd 61.7 (10th year) Dropped

SP Bob Black 58.8 (2nd year)

SS Henry Moore 40.8 (1st year)

SP Lon Knight 39.2 (10th year) Dropped

RF Sam Thompson 11.3 (3rd year)

3B Ned Williamson 11.3 (8th year)

SP Larry Corcoran 10.0 (5th year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 6.7 (4th year)

1B Ed Swartwood 5.4 (2nd year)

SP Frank Hoffman 5.0 (1st year)

SP Adonis Terry 2.9 (1st year) Dropped

RP Bill Wise 2.5 (1st year) Dropped

RP J Fisher 2.1 (1st year) Dropped

 



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1907 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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Eighteen players will make up the 1907 Hall of Fame ballot, including ten players who will be appearing on the ballot for the first time. 

 

Leading the group of new players is Charlie Sweeney, who is second on the career wins list with 478 wins.  Sweeney won five Pitcher of the Year Awards during his career, three Gold Gloves, one Silver Slugger, and went to 14 All-Star Games while winning five Championships.  Sweeney is also one of four players who struck out more than 3000 batters during his career, currently in third place on the career leaderboard with 3280.  Sweeney is also the only player on this year's ballot who has beat the average Hall of Fame metrics in five categories. 

 

The only other players on the ballot who have beaten the average in one of the metrics are SP Bob Black and SP Bob Emslie, who both had a JAWS score higher than the average Hall of Famer. 

 

Catcher Fred Carroll, reliever Joe Connors and Bert Dorr, shortstops Hugh Duffy and Frank Fennelly, first baseman Dave Orr, and starting pitchers Harry Staley and Jack Stivetts are also appearing on the ballot for the first time.  

 



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1907 Hall of Fame Results

 

The 1907 Hall of Fame Results were released today with one expected induction, and one player who was inducted after a five year wait. 

 

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The leading vote getter this election wasn't a big surprise, as Charlie Sweeney appeared on 98.2% of the ballots to become the latest first ballot Hall of Famer.  Sweeney has an impressive 478 career wins to go against 325 losses with a 2.82 ERA over his career.  Sweeney won five Pitcher of the Year Awards, and was the only player on the ballot who exceeded the average in each Hall of Fame metric.  Sweeney won three Gold Gloves during his career, and one Silver Slugger Award while going to 14 All-Star Games and winning five Championships, with one World Series MVP. 

 

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For Bob Emslie the waiting for the Hall of Fame results has been the hardest part.  Emslie appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 1903, and just missed the cut with 74.6% of the vote.  Emslie saw his vote totals drop to the mid 60's before rebounding to 68.8% last year as the ballot became crowded, but appeared on 76.8% of the ballots this year to gain induction on his fifth year on the ballot.

 

Emslie wasn't a clear cut Hall of Famer, with a career record of 253-309 with an ERA of 3.10.  Emslie struck out 1847 batters in 4997 innings during his career, which ran from 1883 to 1897.  Emslie never won any awards, but was selected to six All-Star Games.  While some feel that a pitcher with a losing record shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame supporters of Emslie point to the poor teams he played for, his 2.99 FIP which was better than four Hall of Famers, his 90 FIP- which was better than six Hall of Famers, his JAWS score of 85.5, which was better than seven Hall of Famers, and his WAR of 92.6 which surpassed nine starting pitchers that are currently in the Hall of Fame.

 

Finishing third on the ballot is SP Bob Black, who finished with 69.1% of the vote, and the only other player who appeared on more than half the ballots.

 

1B Ed Swartwood, SP Jack Stivetts, C Fred Carroll, and SP Frank Hoffman all were dropped from the ballot for failing to get more than 5% of the votes.

 

1907 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Charlie Sweeney 98.2 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Bob Emslie 76.8 (5th year) Inducted HOF

SP Bob Black 69.1 (3rd year)

SS Henry Moore 39.1 (2nd year)

1B Dave Orr 27.3 (1st year)

SS Hugh Duffy 17.7 (1st year)

RF Sam Thompson 15.9 (4th year)

SS Frank Fennelly 15.0 (1st year)

SP Harry Staley 14.5 (1st year)

RP Bert Dorr 11.8 (1st year)

3B Ned Williamson 11.8 (9th year)

SP Larry Corcoran 7.3 (6th year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 6.8 (5th year)

RP Joe Connors 5.5 (1st year)

1B Ed Swartwood 4.5 (3rd year) Dropped

SP Jack Stivetts 3.2 (1st year) Dropped

C Fred Carroll 3.2 (1st year) Dropped

SP Frank Hoffman 2.3 (2nd year) Dropped

 



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Before we get into the 1908 ballot let's take a quick look at how the Hall of Fame is shaping up.  To date 29 players have been elected to the Hall with 15 starting pitchers, 6 catchers, 3 first baseman, 2 third baseman, 1 shortstop, and 2 centerfielders. 

 

The average starting pitcher would have a record of 301-264 over 4991 innings with 1692 strikeouts, and 88 WAR.  The average JAWS score would be 84, Black Ink 47, Gray Ink 281, HOF Standards 57, and HOF Monitor 324. 

 

Wins would range from Dick McBride's 151 to Charlie Sweeney's 478.  McBride is the low man on the totem pole in several categories though, with only 2759 innings pitched, 315 strikeouts, WAR of 33.7, and JAWS of 43.5. 

 

Catcher is the other position with multiple players, and I feel the Hall would be better without at least three of the catchers in it.  Cal McVey started things off, and I know I used him as a point of comparison with Fred Waterman and Deacon White too.  I wonder if the OOTP voters used the same justification.  I'm ok writing it off to the early years, and I wonder if starting the Hall of Fame later would have made a difference, and I bet it would.  I suppose it's no different than the veteran committee putting in guys who don't belong. 

 

The bar is pretty low for the average catcher though - 1448 hits, 29 home runs, 676 RBI, 872 runs, 36 WAR, 187 SB, 30 JAWS, 25 Black Ink, 205 Gray Ink, 50 HOF Standard, 262 HOF Monitor.  

 



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1908 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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Seven players will be appearing on the ballot for the first time this year, with twelve players making a return engagement, including Ned Williamson, who will be appearing on his 10th and final ballot.

 

Leading the ballot this year is 10 time All-Star Bill Stemmeyer, who won 341 games during his career against 271 losses.  While Stemmeyer doesn't have the trophy case of a typical Hall of Famer, he did finish second in the Pitcher of the Year voting three times, and third in Pitcher of the Year twice.  His WAR, JAWS Score, Black Ink, and HOF Standard all beat the average Hall of Famer. 

 

321 game winner Dan Casey is also appearing on the ballot for the first time, and will be an interesting case of whether the magic number of 300 wins holds up.  Casey went 321-313 during his career with a 3.53 ERA.  His WAR and all five HOF metrics are below average for a Hall of Famer. 

 

Two time MVP winner Sliding Billy Hamilton will also be debuting on the ballot with a .319 career batting average along with 902 stolen bases.  While no left fielder has been inducted into the Hall his 38.1 JAWS score would narrowly beat the outfielder average, but his other metrics are low.

 



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1908 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1908 ballot were announced with two players gaining induction into the Hall of Fame. 

 

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Bill Stemmeyer was the leading vote getter on the ballot with 96.6% of the vote.  Stemmeyer was a 341 game winner had a 3.15 ERA during his career while striking out 2629 batters in 5430 1/3 innings.  Stemmeyer accumulated 96.3 WAR during his career and was selected to 10 All-Star Games.

 

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It took four years but Bob Black received the news he was waiting for today when he was inducted into the Hall of fame with 81.7% of the vote.  Black saw his percentage increase from 51.9% in his first year, 58.8% in his second year, 69.1% in his third year before jumping into the 80's this year.  Black had a career record of 269-244 with a 3.37 ERA during his career, striking out 2203 batters in 4668 1/3 innings.  Black won two Pitcher of the Year Awards while going to eight All-Star Games.

 

 Both LF Billy Hamilton and SP Dan Casey made their debut on the ballot with 65.4% of the vote this year.  In his tenth year third baseman Ned Williamson finished with 11.9% of the vote and was dropped from the ballot.  Also dropped from the ballot was SP Harry Staley, 2B Buster Hoover, and relievers Bert Dorr and Joe Connors.

 

1908 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Bill Stemmeyer 96.6 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Bob Black 81.7 (4th year) Inducted HOF

LF Billy Hamilton 65.4 (1st year)

SP Dan Casey 65.4 (1st year)

SS Henry Moore 49.5 (3rd year)

SS Herman Long 25.8 (1st year)

1B Dave Orr 18.3 (2nd year)

2B Hub Collins 16.3 (1st year)

RF Sam Thompson 15.9 (5th year)

SP Lev Shreve 14.2 (1st year)

SS Hugh Duffy 12.5 (2nd year)

3B Ned Williamson 11.9 (10th year) Dropped

SP Larry Corcoran 8.5 (7th year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 8.1 (6th year)

SS Frank Fennelly 5.4 (2nd year)

SP Harry Staley 4.7 (2nd year) Dropped

2B Buster Hoover 3.7 (1st year) Dropped

RP Bert Dorr 3.7 (2nd year) Dropped

RP Joe Connors 1.7 (2nd year) Dropped

 



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1909 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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The 1909 ballot will feature two players who won 400 games during their career, along with four other players.

 

Larry McKeon is the first 400 career game winner on the ballot, going 434-308 during his career with a 3.13 ERA.  McKeon struck out 2637 batters in 6635 innings and had a career WAR of 98.2.  McKeon topped the average Hall of Famer in four of five metrics, won two Pitcher of the Year Awards, three Gold Gloves, and went to seven All-Star Games.

 

Charlie Ferguson was 415-343 during his career with a 2.94 ERA.  Ferguson had 128.5 career WAR and struck out 2410 batters in 6816 innings.  Ferguson beat the average Hall of Famer in four of the five metrics, won two Pitcher of the Year Awards, four Silver Sluggers, and went to 13 All-Star Games. 

 

Center fielder Jim Burns, SP George Cobb, catcher Tom Daly, and catcher Jocko Halligan are also appearing on the ballot for the first time.  

 



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1909 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1909 ballot were announced and three players were elected to the Hall.  I have to admit, almost embarrassingly, that one player I didn't even profile. 

 

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Up first with 97.3% of the vote is starting pitcher Charlie Ferguson, a 415 game winner who was a fixture in Washington from 1884 to 1902.  Ferguson struck out 2410 batters in 6816 innings.  Ferguson was a two time Pitcher of the Year, winning those awards back to back at the age of 36 and 37.  His first Pitcher of the Year Award was given after Ferguson was 17-19 with a 2.63 ERA.  His second he was 19-14 with a 2.67 ERA. 

 

Ferguson exceeded all of the average Hall of Fame metrics, except for his Black Ink score of 25, which was short of the average of 44.  13 times Ferguson was an All-Star, and Ferguson won four Silver Slugger Awards, and a World Series MVP.  

 

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The second player elected also shouldn't be too surprising, 434 game winner Larry McKeon.  McKeon went 434-308 during his career with a 3.13 ERA while striking out 2367 batters in 6635 innings.  McKeon also won two Pitcher of the Year Awards, also in back to back years.  In 1886 as a 20 year old McKeon went 40-13 with a 2.54 ERA, and followed that up with a 27-14 season with a 2.45 ERA to win Pitcher of the Year.  McKeon was a seven time All-Star and won a World Series MVP. 

 

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From 1892 to 1902 Tom Daly was Charlie Ferguson's catcher in Washington, so it is somewhat fitting they are inducted into the Hall of Fame together.  Daly hit .286 during his career with 69 home runs, 1147 RBI, and 1390 runs scored.  Daly had a career WAR of 65.3 during his career.  Daly won 10 Gold Gloves during his career, five Silver Sluggers, and went to 10 All-Star Games.  Daly also won a World Series MVP.  Daly's metrics exceeded the average Hall of Famer in two categories, his JAWS score of 51.1 compared to the average of 32, and his HOF Standards score of 63, compared to the average of 53. 

 

I don't know if I'd consider him a Hall of famer, but I should have at least include a brief profile. 

 

Four players were dropped from the ballot this year including starting pitchers Lev Shreve and George Cobb, and shortstops Hugh Duffy and Frank Fennelly. 

 

1909 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Charlie J Ferguson 97.3 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Larry McKeon 96.6 (1st year) Inducted HOF

C Tom P Daly 76.6 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Dan Casey 73.6 (2nd year)

LF Billy Hamilton 68.2 (2nd year)

SS Henry Moore 52.5 (4th year)

C Jocko Halligan 13.8 (1st year)

SS Herman Long 13.8 (2nd year)

RF Sam Thompson 12.3 (6th year)

1B Dave Orr 10.3 (3rd year)

CF Jim Burns 10.3 (1st year)

SP Charlie Hodnett 7.7 (7th year)

2B Hub Collins 6.5 (2nd year)

SP Larry Corcoran 6.5 (8th year)

SP Lev Shreve 5.0 (2nd year) Dropped

SS Hugh Duffy 4.6 (3rd year) Dropped

SP George Cobb 4.2 (1st year) Dropped

SS Frank Fennelly 3.8 (3rd year) Dropped

 






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