1910 Hall of Fame Results
The 1910 Hall of Fame class will be a large one, with four players elected to the Hall. I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed with the third and fourth players elected, but I've decided not to interfere. Ultimately it's primarily letting OOTP pick who is worth, and seeing how it does.
389 game winner Pete Conway was the leading vote getter with his name appearing on 98.5% of the ballots. Conway spent the bulk of his career with the Pirates, going 389-277 with a 2.86 ERA, striking out 2263 batters in 5986 innings. Conway was named Pitcher of the Year in 1889 and went to 10 All-Star Games.
Peek-a-boo Veech was the second highest vote getter with 97.6% of the votes. During his career Veech went 456-366 with a 3.05 ERA, striking out 2797 batters in 7415 2/3 innings. Veech was named the Pitcher of the Year three times during his career, won two Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, and was selected to eleven All-Star Games.
It took three years, but the allure of 300 career wins was too much to pass up and Dan Casey gained induction into the Hall of Fame with 77.6% of the vote. During his career Casey went 321-313 with a 3.53 ERA, striking out 1640 batters in 5596 1/3 innings. Casey won two Gold Gloves, two Championships, and went to four All-Star Games. With a JAWS score of 60.2, Black Ink of 9, Gray Ink of 160, HOF Standards of 42, and HOF Monitor of 187 all of Casey's metrics are below the Hall of Famer average.
Of the 22 starting pitchers elected to the Hall of Fame, only one (Cherokee Fisher) has a lower ERA+ than Casey's 100, no pitcher has a higher FIP than his 3.54. Only four pitchers have a lower WAR than his 66.3 (Daisy Davis, Cherokee Fisher, Jim Britt, and Dick McBride). Both his Black and Gray Ink scores are the lowest of the 22 starting pitchers, with only Lady Baldwin having a lower HOF Standard, and only Bob Emslie having a lower HOF Monitor. Just three players have a lower JAWS score (Cherokee Fisher, Jim Britt, and Dick McBride).
Also elected to the Hall of Fame on his third try is LF Billy Hamilton, who squeaked in with 75.6% of the vote. Hamilton was a .319 career hitter, driving in 847 runs, stealing 902 bases, and scoring 1193 runs. Hamilton finished with a 42.5 career WAR. Hamilton did win two MVP Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, and went to 11 All-Star Games.
Four players were dropped from the ballot after their first year, SP George Davies, SS Frank Shugart, SP Parke Swartzel, and reliever Al Maul.
1910 Hall of Fame Voting Results:
SP Pete Conway 98.5 (1st year) Inducted HOF
SP Peek-A-Boo Veach 97.6 (1st year) Inducted HOF
SP Dan Casey 77.6 (3rd year) Inducted HOF
LF Billy Hamilton 75.6 (3rd year) Inducted HOF
LF Pete Browning 69.8 (1st year)
SS Henry Moore 54.1 (5th year)
SP Ed Beatin 22.4 (1st year)
SP Tom Vickery 17.6 (1st year)
RF Sam Thompson 12.2 (7th year)
SP John M Henry 9.8 (1st year)
1B Dave Orr 8.3 (4th year)
SS Herman Long 7.8 (3rd year)
C Jocko Halligan 6.8 (2nd year)
SP Charlie Hodnett 5.9 (8th year)
SP Larry Corcoran 5.9 (9th year)
2B Hub Collins 5.4 (3rd year)
CF Jim Burns 5.4 (2nd year)
SP George Davies 4.4 (1st year) Dropped
SS Frank Shugart 2.0 (1st year) Dropped
SP Parke Swartzel 2.0 (1st year) Dropped
RP Al Maul 1.5 (1st year) Dropped