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1917 Hall of Fame Results

 

The 1917 Hall of Fame class was announced, and one player was elected to the Hall of Fame.

 

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Center fielder George Hogriever was the leading vote getter after appearing on 94.7% of the ballots.  Hogriever began his career with the Washington Senators and was traded to the Cleveland Indians after seven seasons where he spent the remainder of his career.  A .274 career hitter Hogriever won one MVP Award, 11 Gold Gloves, and 5 Silver Slugger Awards.  

 

In his sixth year on the ballot starting pitcher Ed Dugan finished in second appearing on 72.7% of the ballots.  Catcher Jack Clements (67.5) and 3B Billy Nash (62.3) were the other players who appeared on over half of the ballots. 

 

Six players were dropped from the ballot this year for failing to receive over 5% of the votes. 

 

1917 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

CF George Hogriever 94.7 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Ed Dugan 72.8 (6th year)

C Jack Clements 67.5 (6th year)

3B Billy Nash 62.3 (6th year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 33.6 (1st year)

2B Cupid Childs 26.0 (1st year)

SP Bob Caruthers 20.4 (3rd year)

SP Gus Krock 15.8 (4th year)

RF Tom McCreery 15.5 (1st year)

CF Mike J Griffin 13.6 (5th year)

LF Fred Clarke 13.2 (1st year)

RF George Van Haltren 11.7 (4th year)

C Billy Earle 9.4 (5th year)

LF Mike Tiernan 4.9 (5th year) Dropped

C Mike Grady 4.9 (3rd year) Dropped

SP Dummy Taylor 1.9 (1st year) Dropped

RF Chick Stahl 1.5 (1st year) Dropped

SS Sammy Strang 0.4 (1st year) Dropped

2B Dan McGann 0.4 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1918 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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My ballot:

 

None this year

 

Missing the cut:

 

C - Charlie Dexter - Dexter hit .253 during his career with 626 RBI and 968 runs scored while winning two Gold Gloves.  All five of his Hall of Fame metrics were below average

 

3B - Jesse Hoffmeister - Hoffmeister accumulated 32.9 WAR during his career, hitting .275 with 87 home runs, 1236 RBI, and 1044 runs scored.  Hoffmeister won four Silver Slugger Awards and all five of his metrics were below average.

 

SS - Kip Selbach - the shortstop hit .290 during his career with 1304 runs scored and 1139 RBI.  Selbach accumulated 49.2 WAR during his career winning 6 Silver Slugger Awards while going to 3 All-Star games.  Selbach won two Gold Gloves during his career.  His JAWS score of 39.4 is above the average of 37, while all four metrics are below average. 

 

CF - Cy Seymour - Seymour hit .286 during his career with 769 RBI, 727 runs scored, and 1779 hits.  Seymour was below average on five Hall of Fame metrics while winning 2 Gold Gloves and a Silver Slugger Award. 

 

CF - Roy Thomas - a .296 career hitter, Thomas won a Silver Slugger Award during his career, went to one All-Star Game, and won three championships during his career.  All five of his metrics was below average. 

 

1B - Walter Thornton - Thornton won his only MVP Award in 1897 when he hit .364 with 4 home runs, 89 RBI, and 124 runs scored.  Thornton won 5 Gold Gloves during his career with 2 Silver Slugger Awards while going to three All-Star Games.  Thornton had a career WAR of 42.3 with five Hall of Fame metrics below average. 

 

LF - Tuck Turner - Turner hit .295 during his career with 1292 runs scored and 1163 RBI.  Turner had a career WAR of 37.8 and all five of his Hall of Fame metrics were below average.

 

SP - George Winter - during his career Winter went 178-187 with a 2.84 ERA.  Winter spent his entire career with Washington, winning three championships.  All five of Winter's Hall of Fame metrics were below average.  

 

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1918 Hall of Fame Results

 

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The 1918 Hall of Fame results were announced with one player, starting pitcher Ed Dugan elected to the Hall of Fame after seven years on the ballot.  Dugan appeared on 80.5% of the ballots received, jumping from 72.8% last year.  A career 379 game winner Dugan also lost 434 games during his career with a 3.35 ERA.  Dugan won the Matt Kilroy Award in 1896 when he went 26-14 with a 2.96 ERA. 

 

Dugan also went to 8 All-Star games during his career.  Dugan accumulated 124.2 WAR during his career.  Only one Hall of Fame metric was better than average, his JAWS score of 96.6, compared to the average of 94. 

 

Catcher Jack Clements finished second with 67.9% of the vote, while 3B Billy Nash finished third with 65.6% of the votes.  Shortstop Kip Selbach received the most votes of any first year player, appearing on 25.6% of the ballots.

 

Four players - SP George Winter, CF Cy Seymour, CF Roy Thomas, and C Charlie Dexter were dropped from the ballot for failing to appear on 5% of the ballots.  

 

1918 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Ed Dugan 80.5 (7th year) Inducted HOF

C Jack Clements 67.9 (7th year)

3B Billy Nash 65.6 (7th year)

2B Cupid Childs 27.3 (2nd year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 26.0 (2nd year)

SS Kip Selbach 25.6 (1st year)

LF Tuck Turner 22.7 (1st year)

SP Bob Caruthers 19.2 (4th year)

CF Mike J Griffin 16.9 (6th year)

3B Jesse Hoffmeister 15.6 (1st year)

SP Gus Krock 14.3 (5th year)

RF George Van Haltren 10.7 (5th year)

1B Walter Thornton 7.8 (1st year)

RF Tom McCreery 7.5 (2nd year)

C Billy Earle 7.1 (6th year)

LF Fred Clarke 5.5 (2nd year)

SP George Winter 4.9 (1st year) Dropped

CF Cy Seymour 1.6 (1st year) Dropped

CF Roy A Thomas 0.3 (1st year) Dropped

C Charlie Dexter 0.3 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1919 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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My ballot:

 

1B - Nap Lajoie - with 10 Silver Slugger Awards (5 at 1B, 5 in RF) Lajoie hit .327 for his career with 3220 career hits, 1256 RBI, and 1431 runs scored.  Lajoie accumulated 66.9 WAR during his career and only his JAWS score of 51 was below the average of 54. 

 

Missing the cut:

 

LF - John Anderson - a .281 career hitter, compiled 16.5 WAR during his career and all five metrics were below average.

 

CF - Ginger Beaumont - with one Gold Glove and three Silver Slugger Awards Beaumont never went to an All-Star Game.  A .303 career hitter, Beaumont compiled 42.2 WAR during a solid career.  However, all five of his metrics were below average.

 

CF - Mike Donlin - from 1900 to 1903 Donlin won four National League MVP Awards with the Chicago Cubs with his best season coming in 1900 when he hit .383 with 14 home runs, 121 RBI, 68 stolen bases, and 8.1 WAR.  Injuries took a toll on Donlin and he was out of the game by 35 after hitting .306 for his career with 470 stolen bases, 1083 RBI, 1110 runs scored, and 108 home runs.  Donlin finished with 53.7 career WAR, two Gold Gloves, three Silver Slugger Awards, and went to two All-Star Games.  Both his JAWS score and Black Ink score were better than average, while his Gray Ink score of 234 was within one point of the average.  There are just four centerfielders in the Hall of Fame, and he's real close to getting my vote, but not quite there. 

 

C - Jack Doyle - like Donlin, Doyle is real close to getting my vote, but not quite there.  A .284 career hitter Doyle won a pair of Gold Gloves and three Silver Slugger Awards while going to 7 All-Star Games.  Doyle accumulated 54.4 WAR during his career, with a JAWS score better than average and HOF Standards exactly average. 

 

CF - Bug Holliday - Holliday broke into the majors with the Tigers and won the Rookie of the Year after hitting .315 with 18 home runs, 100 RBI, and 108 runs scored.  He was never able to top his rookie season, or his 6.1 WAR later in his career.  Holliday won six Silver Slugger Awards, went to 9 All-Star Game, and won one World Series MVP and two Championships.  Holliday's HOF Standards score was better than average, and while his other scores were close they were below average.  Another interesting player who was close, but not quite a Hall of Famer for me.

 

CF - Joe Kelley - Kelley ended the MVP reign of Mike Donlin in 1904 when he hit .270 with 6 home runs, 110 RBI, 85 runs scored and 7.3 WAR.  For his career Kelley hit .295 with 44 home runs, 1375 RBI, and 1467 runs scored.  Kelley won 5 Gold Gloves, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, went to 6 All-Star Games, and won three World Series.  Both his JAWS score and HOF Standards score were above average and Kelley accumulated 81.9 career WAR during his 21 year career.  There is a lot to like, but for me it's another close one that I'll pass on voting for.

 

1B - Mike Kelley - with only five full seasons as a starter Kelley was an easy no

 

3B - Tommy Leach - a .269 career hitter Leach won one MVP Award, two Silver Slugger Awards, and went to two All-Star Games.  All five of his metrics were below average.

 

SP - Vic Willis - with a 218-210 career record Willis had a career ERA of 3.13.  Willis was below average on all five metrics and never won an Award or made an appearance at an All-Star Game.

 

SP - Barney Wolfe - with all five metrics below average and a career 119-161 record Wolfe was an easy no for the Hall. 

 

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1919 Hall of Fame Results

 

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Nap Lajoie was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame this year with 94.5% of the vote.  With a .327 career average Lajoie had 3220 hits during his career along with 1431 runs scored and 1256 RBI.  The three time All-Star won 10 Silver Slugger Awards during his career and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee.

 

Jack Clements and Billy Nash continue to come close in their eighth year on the ballot, but their time is running out with just two years of eligibility left.

 

Seven players were dropped from the ballot this year.

 

1919 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

1B Nap Lajoie 94.5 (1st year) Inducted HOF

C Jack Clements 64.3 (8th year)

3B Billy Nash 63.6 (8th year)

CF Bug Holliday 47.1 (1st year)

C Jack Doyle 47.1 (1st year)

CF Mike Donlin 45.6 (1st year)

CF Joe Kelley 45.2 (1st year)

CF Mike J Griffin 18.8 (7th year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 18.4 (3rd year)

SS Kip Selbach 18.0 (2nd year)

SP Bob Caruthers 14.3 (5th year)

2B Cupid Childs 14.3 (3rd year)

RF George Van Haltren 12.5 (6th year)

SP Gus Krock 12.1 (6th year)

LF Tuck Turner 11.0 (2nd year)

3B Tommy Leach 8.8 (1st year)

CF Ginger Beaumont 7.4 (1st year)

3B Jesse Hoffmeister 6.3 (2nd year)

C Billy Earle 5.1 (7th year)

RF Tom McCreery 3.7 (3rd year) Dropped

LF Fred Clarke 3.3 (3rd year) Dropped

LF John J Anderson 2.6 (1st year) Dropped

1B Walter Thornton 2.2 (2nd year) Dropped

SP Barney Wolfe 0.7 (1st year) Dropped

1B Mike Kelley 0.4 (1st year) Dropped

SP Vic Willis 0.4 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1920 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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My ballot:

 

SP - Ed Doheny - won his only Pitcher of the Year Award in 1907 when he went 23-14 with 4 saves and a 2.87 ERA.  Doheny went on to win 306 games during his career against 244 losses.  Doheny accumulated 104 WAR during his career and struck out 2215 batters in 4965 1/3 innings.  His FIP was an even better 2.69 and Doheny won 20 or more games six seasons.  He was a member of four World Champions and went to one All-Star game.  While all five of his metrics were below average his JAWS of 86.1 was close to average (94), as was his HOF Standards score of 57 (59).  I debated on his inclusion, but I'm going to give him my vote. 

 

3B - Wee Willie Keeler - a .323 career hitter Keeler came just short of the 3000 hit club with 2961 hits and added 1452 runs scored, 1202 RBI, and 408 stolen bases.  Keeler spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, winning three World Series, one Gold Glove, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, and went to 7 All-Star Games.  With 56.1 WAR during his career Keeler also was close on all five metrics, but only his HOF Standards score of 62 was better than average.   While Keeler didn't win any major awards he did finish second in MVP voting three times during his career.  This wasn't a slam dunk vote for me, but in the end he got my vote. 

 

Missing the cut:

 

SP - Brownie Foreman - the second 300 game winner on the ballot, Foreman went 319-287 during his career with a 2.97 ERA.  Foreman struck out 2441 batters in 5342 innings with 104 career WAR and a FIP of 2.90.  Foreman won both the Pitcher of the Year and MVP in 1905 when he went 30-8 with a 1.61 ERA.  All five of his metrics were below average and Foreman won a Gold Glove and went to two All-Star games.  If Doheny is just over the line, Foreman is just under.

 

RF - Danny Green - the Cardinal hit .273 during his career with two Gold Gloves and one All-Star appearance.  With a WAR of 20.5 and all five metrics below average he was an easy one to pass on.

 

1B - Bill Kemmer - the four time Gold Glove winner hit .255 during his career with all five metrics below average. 

 

SP - Watty Lee - a 173-204 career record with a 3.32 ERA.  All five of his HOF metrics were below average.

 

SP - Doc Newton - went 214-204 with a 3.07 ERA during his career, which was exclusively with the Yankees.  All five metrics were below average.

 

SP - Bobby Wallace - 291-258 during his career with a 3.18 ERA.  Wallace accumulated 72.8 WAR during his career, which was split between the Tigers and Indians.  All five HOF metrics were below average.

 

SP - Doc White - 226-153 with a 2.49 ERA during his career.  A WAR of 62.9 with all five metrics below average.  

 

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1920 Hall of Fame Results

 

The results of the 1920 Hall of Fame voting were released with two players elected to the Hall of Fame.  (It seems like since I started voting the guys I vote for always seem to get in, and guys I don't vote for have only gotten in once.  Maybe that's coincidence, but I think I'm going to refrain from actually voting moving forward.)

 

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After appearing on 90.8% of the ballots Wee Willie Keeler is the top vote getter this season.  Keeler was a .323 career hitter with 46 home runs, 1202 RBI, and 1452 runs scored.  A seven time All-Star Keeler added a Gold Glove and five Silver Slugger Awards.  Keeler will enter the Hall of Fame as a Cub, the only team he played for during his career.

 

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Ed Doheny is the second player elected to the Hall of Fame this year after appearing on 90.1% of ballots.  Doheny was a 306 game winner with 244 losses and a 2.87 ERA.  Doheny was the Pitcher of the Year in 1907 when he went 23-14 with a 2.48 ERA. 

 

1920 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

3B Willie Keeler 90.8 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Ed Doheny 90.1 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Brownie Foreman 65.6 (1st year)

C Jack Clements 55.8 (9th year)

3B Billy Nash 53.7 (9th year)

SP Doc White 52.4 (1st year)

CF Bug Holliday 41.2 (2nd year)

CF Joe Kelley 38.1 (2nd year)

SP Bobby Wallace 35.4 (1st year)

CF Mike Donlin 34.4 (2nd year)

C Jack Doyle 33.3 (2nd year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 10.2 (4th year)

SP Gus Krock 9.2 (7th year)

RF George Van Haltren 8.8 (7th year)

CF Mike J Griffin 8.8 (8th year)

SP Doc Newton 8.8 (1st year)

SS Kip Selbach 7.8 (3rd year)

LF Tuck Turner 6.5 (3rd year)

C Billy Earle 6.5 (8th year)

2B Cupid Childs 6.1 (4th year)

3B Jesse Hoffmeister 4.8 (3rd year) Dropped

1B Bill Kemmer 3.4 (1st year) Dropped

CF Ginger Beaumont 2.4 (2nd year) Dropped

3B Tommy Leach 2.4 (2nd year) Dropped

SP Watty Lee 2.4 (1st year) Dropped

RF Danny Green 0.0 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1921 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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In just a few days the results of the 1921 ballot will be known.  This is the final year where voters will get a chance to pass judgement on both catcher Jack Clements and third baseman Billy Nash, who are each appearing for their tenth and final time.  Both players have gotten close to being elected, and will have their final shot on a crowded ballot. 

 

Left fielder John McGraw is the favorite among newcomers to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.  A member of the 3000 hit club with a trophy case full of Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards McGraw should have the best shot out of the newcomers.

 

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I keep feeling like I repeat myself between the ballot and the results, so I'm going to try to streamline the ballot since you can read the screen shots, and do a more thorough recap if/when a player is elected.

 

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1921 Hall of Fame Results

 

With no clear cut favorite on the 1921 ballot voters still found a way to elect a pair of players to the Hall of Fame this year. 

 

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John McGraw's name appeared on 78.9% of the ballots to lead all players.  McGraw's percentage was the lowest percentage for the leading vote getter who was elected to the Hall of Fame in history, and only seven players were elected to the Hall of Fame with a lower percentage, one of whom was elected this year.

 

McGraw hit .301 during his career with 3517 career hits, 1361 RBI, and 1934 runs scored with 666 stolen bases.  McGraw compiled 77.2 WAR during his career, and beat the average Hall of Fame metric in two of five categories.  McGraw won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1891 when he hit .310 with 80 RBI as an 18 year old, and won six Gold Gloves and eight Silver Slugger Awards during his career, while going to 10 All-Star games.

 

McGraw won two World Series with the Boston Beaneaters, where he played his entire career. 

 

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Brownie Foreman had his voting totals increase from 65.6% last year to 76.5% this year to become the second player elected to the Hall of Fame this year.  Foreman went 319-287 during his 18 year career with the Cardinals with a 2.97 ERA.  While Foreman was below average on all five Hall of Fame metrics he was close to average on four of the five. 

 

Foreman won a Matt Kilroy Award in 1905 when he went 30-8 with a 1.61 ERA, and also a MVP Award the same year.  Kilroy added a Gold Glove Award and went to two All-Star Games during his career.

 

In their final year of eligibility catcher Jack Clements and 3B Billy Nash finished third and fourth on the ballot with 66.7% and 60.4% of the vote respectively. 

 

1921 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

LF John J McGraw 78.9 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Brownie Foreman 76.5 (2nd year) Inducted HOF

C Jack Clements 66.7 (10th year) Dropped

3B Billy Nash 60.4 (10th year) Dropped

SP Noodles Hahn 55.1 (1st year)

SP Doc White 53.7 (2nd year)

CF Joe Kelley 47.7 (3rd year)

CF Bug Holliday 44.6 (3rd year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 31.6 (1st year)

C Jack Doyle 27.7 (3rd year)

CF Mike Donlin 26.3 (3rd year)

SP Bobby Wallace 23.5 (2nd year)

CF Mike J Griffin 11.2 (9th year)

SP Gus Krock 10.5 (8th year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 9.8 (5th year)

RF George Van Haltren 8.8 (8th year)

C Billy Earle 8.1 (9th year)

SS Kip Selbach 6.0 (4th year)

SP Jimmy Dygert 6.0 (1st year)

LF Tuck Turner 4.6 (4th year) Dropped

2B Cupid Childs 4.2 (5th year) Dropped

SP Doc Newton 2.5 (2nd year) Dropped

 

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1922 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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The 1922 Hall of Fame Ballot will feature two real life Hall of Famers, Frank Chance and Honus Wagner, who will be making their debut on the ballot.  They'll get their chance to enter the Hall of Fame again this year.  While neither player is a sure thing, at a minimum they'll warrant serious consideration.

 

Two players will also be making their tenth and final appearance on the ballot, catcher Billy Earle and CF Mike Griffin, although both players are longshots to make it to the Hall.  

 

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1922 Hall of Fame Results

 

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The results of the 1922 Hall of Fame ballot were released today with just one player making the Hall of Fame, Honus Wagner.  The Flying Dutchman appeared on 80.8% of the ballots.  Wagner was a .304 career hitter and a member of the 3000 hit club with 3056 career hits.  He added 1231 RBI and 1486 runs scored while swiping 838 bases.

 

Wagner had 56.9 WAR during his career with his JAWS score (46), Gray Ink (285), HOF Standards (61) better than average.  A four time All-Star, Wagner won eight Silver Slugger Awards at four different positions (CF, SS, 2B, 1B). 

 

Two starting pitchers finished tied in second place with 69% of the vote, Doc White and Noodles Hahn. 

 

Both CF Mike Griffin and C Billy Earle were dropped from the ballot after ten years, with SP Jimmy Dygert and SS Shad Barry also being dropped from the ballot.

 

1922 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

CF Honus Wagner 80.8 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Doc White 69.0 (3rd year)

SP Noodles Hahn 69.0 (2nd year)

CF Joe Kelley 60.2 (4th year)

CF Bug Holliday 54.0 (4th year)

C Frank Chance 49.0 (1st year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 28.0 (2nd year)

C Jack Doyle 27.6 (4th year)

CF Mike Donlin 26.4 (4th year)

SP Happy Townsend 20.3 (1st year)

SP Bobby Wallace 17.6 (3rd year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 13.0 (6th year)

SP Gus Krock 12.6 (9th year)

CF Mike J Griffin 12.3 (10th year) Dropped

C Billy Earle 10.0 (10th year) Dropped

RF George Van Haltren 8.8 (9th year)

SS Kip Selbach 8.4 (5th year)

SP Ralph Glaze 7.7 (1st year)

SP Bob Wicker 7.7 (1st year)

SP Jimmy Dygert 2.3 (2nd year) Dropped

SS Shad Barry 1.1 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1923 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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Six players will be making their debut on the 1923 ballot including starting pitchers Bill Dinneen, Big Jeff Pfeffer, Ed Walsh, and Hooks Witse along with CF Moose McCormick and RF Elmer Fick.     

 

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1923 Hall of Fame Results

 

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Only one player was elected to the Hall of Fame this year, New York Giants pitcher Ed Walsh.  Walsh won 254 games during his career against 153 losses with a 2.19 ERA.  Walsh compiled 98.8 WAR during his career and won back to back Pitcher of the Year Awards in 1910 and 1911.  Only one of his HOF metrics was above average, his HOF Standards score of 64.

 

Walsh appeared on 92.1% of the ballots, while starting pitcher Doc White finished second in voting missing induction by less than 1% after appearing on 74.2% of ballots. 

 

Five players were dropped from the ballot this year, including starting pitchers Gus Kroc and right fielder George Van Haltren who were dropped after ten years on the ballot. 

 

1923 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Ed Walsh 92.1 (1st year) Inducted HOF

SP Doc White 74.2 (4th year)

SP Noodles Hahn 69.9 (3rd year)

CF Joe Kelley 67.0 (5th year)

SP Hooks Wiltse 63.1 (1st year)

CF Bug Holliday 54.8 (5th year)

C Frank Chance 54.8 (2nd year)

RF Elmer Flick 38.0 (1st year)

C Jack Doyle 26.5 (5th year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 25.1 (1st year)

CF Mike Donlin 22.6 (5th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 16.5 (3rd year)

SP Gus Krock 14.3 (10th year) Dropped

SP Cozy P Dolan 13.3 (7th year)

SP Bill Dinneen 12.9 (1st year)

SP Bobby Wallace 12.2 (4th year)

RF George Van Haltren 9.3 (10th year) Dropped

SP Happy Townsend 8.2 (2nd year)

SS Kip Selbach 6.8 (6th year)

CF Moose McCormick 4.3 (1st year) Dropped

SP Bob Wicker 3.9 (2nd year) Dropped

SP Ralph Glaze 2.5 (2nd year) Dropped

 

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1924 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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21 players will be appearing on the 1924 Hall of Fame ballot, including five players appearing for the first time.  In my opinion it's a weak ballot, and I personally wouldn't vote for anyone.  We'll see if someone gets in though.  

 

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1924 Hall of Fame Results

 

I'm not too happy with this year's Hall of Fame results, hoping that no players were elected, but instead three players were elected to the Hall of Fame.  I know I could always play OOTP God and remove them, but that seems to go against the purpose of this dynasty.  So without further ado, the three new additions to the Hall of Fame:

 

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With 89.3% of the votes Doc White led all players on his fifth time on the ballot.  White saw his vote totals increase from 52.4% to 53.7% to 69% to 74.2% to 89.3% this year.  White went 226-153 during his career with a 2.49 ERA.  White was Pitcher of the Year in 1904 when he went 27-12 with a 1.74 ERA, and won the MVP the same year. 

 

White was below average on all five Hall of Fame metrics and had 62.8 WAR during his career.

 

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Hooks Wiltse saw his vote totals increase from 63.1% last year to 77.8% this year, his second year on the ballot, and is the second pitcher inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.  Wiltse was 219-155 during his career with a 2.26 ERA.  Wiltse didn't win any awards during his career, had a WAR of 59.2, and all five of his metrics were below average.

 

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The final player elected this year was starting pitcher Noodles Hahn who went 249-225 with a 2.81 ERA during his career.  Hahn was the Rookie of the Year in 1899 and won a Gold Glove, two Silver Slugger Awards, and went to two All-Star games.  Hahn had a WAR of 84.2 during his career and all five of his metrics were below average. 

 

Five players were dropped from the ballot this year. 

 

1924 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Doc White 89.3 (5th year) Inducted HOF

SP Hooks Wiltse 77.8 (2nd year) Inducted HOF

SP Noodles Hahn 75.9 (4th year) Inducted HOF

CF Joe Kelley 69.3 (6th year)

CF Bug Holliday 65.9 (6th year)

C Frank Chance 59.4 (3rd year)

RF Elmer Flick 38.3 (2nd year)

LF Sam Crawford 35.2 (1st year)

C Jack Doyle 27.2 (6th year)

CF Mike Donlin 20.3 (6th year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 15.7 (8th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 14.6 (4th year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 13.8 (2nd year)

SP Bobby Wallace 13.0 (5th year)

SS Kip Selbach 6.5 (7th year)

SP Bill Dinneen 5.4 (2nd year)

SP Barney Pelty 5.0 (1st year) Dropped

SP Happy Townsend 4.6 (3rd year) Dropped

RP King Brady 4.2 (1st year) Dropped

CF Davy Jones 3.4 (1st year) Dropped

LF Red Murray 1.5 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1925 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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The 1925 Hall of Fame ballot will feature eight players appearing on the ballot for the first time, led by 310 game winner and three time Pitcher of the Year Christy Mathewson.  

 

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Two players were elected to the Hall of Fame this year:

 

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Christy Mathewson was the leading vote getter appearing on 95.3% of the ballots.  Mathewson won 300 games during his career, finishing with a 310-199 record and 2.78 ERA.  Mathewson won three Pitcher of the Year Awards during his career in 1902 (22-14, 2.60), 1905 (20-12, 1.85), and 1906 (28-12, 2.08), when he also won the MVP.  Mathewson won four Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, and went to one All-Star Game.  Mathewson had 97.5 career WAR and exceeded the average Hall of Famer in two metrics.

 

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It took seven years before voters realized the merits of centerfielder Joe Kelley, who received 81.4% of the votes.  Kelley made his debut on the ballot seven years ago with 45.2% of the vote, and saw his total fall the next year to 38.1 before steadily rising every year since.

 

Kelley was a .295 career hitter with 1375 RBI and 1467 runs scored with 374 stolen bases.  Kelley won the MVP Award in 1904 and won five Gold Gloves, five Silver Slugger Awards, and went to six All-Star Games.  Kelley had a JAWS score and HOF Standards score better than average.   

 

1925 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Christy Mathewson 95.3 (1st year) Inducted HOF

CF Joe Kelley 81.4 (7th year) Inducted HOF

CF Bug Holliday 73.9 (7th year)

C Frank Chance 71.1 (4th year)

RF Elmer Flick 41.5 (3rd year)

C Jack Doyle 34.0 (7th year)

SP Nap Rucker 31.6 (1st year)

LF Sam Crawford 24.9 (2nd year)

CF Mike Donlin 20.9 (7th year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 15.0 (9th year)

SP Bobby Wallace 11.1 (6th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 10.3 (5th year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 8.3 (3rd year)

SS Joe Tinker 8.3 (1st year)

C Jake Stahl 6.7 (1st year)

SS Kip Selbach 5.1 (8th year)

SP Bill Dinneen 5.1 (3rd year)

2B John Hummel 2.0 (1st year) Dropped

2B Johnny Evers 2.0 (1st year) Dropped

3B Bill Bradley 2.0 (1st year) Dropped

2B Hans Lobert 1.2 (1st year) Dropped

 

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1926 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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A trio of pitchers lead the newcomers on the ballot including Slow Joe Doyle, Joe Harris, and Glenn Liebhardt.  

 

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The election of candidates from the backlog continues with two players elected to the Hall of Fame this year, one player after five years on the ballot, and one player after eight years on the ballot:

 

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Appearing on 85.6% of the ballots Frank Chance was the leading vote getter this year.  Chance hit .288 during his career with 2351 hits, 34 home runs, 986 RBI, and 1189 runs scored.  Chance won an MVP Award in 1909 when he hit .311 with 75 RBI.  Chance also won eight Silver Slugger Awards and went to two All-Star Games.  Only  his JAWS score of 54.3 was better than average out of all five metrics. 

 

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After eight years center fielder Bug Holliday finally gained induction into the Hall of Fame with 84.8% of the vote.  Holliday hit .303 during his career with 138 home runs, 1385 RBI, and 1628 runs scored while stealing 805 bases.  Holliday won a Rookie of the Year Award, six Silver Slugger Awards, and went to nine All-Star Games.  Holliday was a part of two Championship teams and won the World Series MVP in 1896.  Both Holliday's Gray Ink and HOF Standards were better than average.

 

1926 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

C Frank Chance 85.6 (5th year) Inducted HOF

CF Bug Holliday 84.8 (8th year) Inducted HOF

RF Elmer Flick 47.3 (4th year)

SP Glenn J Liebhardt 45.1 (1st year)

C Jack Doyle 41.2 (8th year)

CF Mike Donlin 25.6 (8th year)

LF Sam Crawford 24.9 (3rd year)

SP Nap Rucker 22.7 (2nd year)

SP Cozy P Dolan 15.2 (10th year) Dropped

SP Bobby Wallace 15.2 (7th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 13.7 (6th year)

SP Joe W Harris 12.6 (1st year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 11.6 (4th year)

SP Frank E Smith 9.0 (1st year)

SS Kip Selbach 7.9 (9th year)

SP Slow Joe Doyle 7.9 (1st year)

SS Joe Tinker 5.1 (2nd year)

SP Bill Dinneen 3.6 (4th year) Dropped

2B Otis Johnson 2.9 (1st year) Dropped

C Jake Stahl 2.2 (2nd year) Dropped

SP Chief Bender 1.8 (1st year) Dropped 

 

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1927 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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244 game winner Russ Ford leads three players appearing on the ballot for the first time.  

 

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For the first time since 1913 no player received enough votes to gain induction into the Hall of Fame.  The leading vote getter was starting pitcher Russ Ford, who received 69.8% of the votes on his first time on the ballot.


Five players were dropped from the ballot this year including shortstop Kip Selbach after 10 years on the ballot, starting pitchers Frank Smith and Slow Joe Doyle after their second year, shortstop Joe Tinker after his third year on the ballot, and first baseman Joe Daubert after his first year on the ballot.

 

1927 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Russ Ford 69.8 (1st year)

SP Glenn J Liebhardt 58.6 (2nd year)

RF Elmer Flick 57.9 (5th year)

C Jack Doyle 56.1 (9th year)

CF Mike Donlin 36.3 (9th year)

LF Sam Crawford 23.7 (4th year)

SP Nap Rucker 23.0 (3rd year)

SP Bobby Wallace 22.7 (8th year)

LF Sherry Magee 21.9 (1st year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 12.2 (7th year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 10.4 (5th year)

SS Kip Selbach 9.4 (10th year) Dropped

SP Joe W Harris 8.3 (2nd year)

SP Frank E Smith 3.6 (2nd year) Dropped

SS Joe Tinker 3.6 (3rd year) Dropped

1B Jake Daubert 3.2 (1st year) Dropped

SP Slow Joe Doyle 2.2 (2nd year) Dropped

 

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1928 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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With another weak crop of first time players appearing on the ballot we could be looking at the second straight year where no player was inducted into the Hall of Fame.  

 

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After failing to elect a single player last year the Hall of Fame voters made up for it by electing two players:

 

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Starting pitcher Russ Ford saw his vote totals jump from 69.8% last year to 79.4% this year to lead all players.  Ford spent time with four teams during his career including the Reds, Browns, Tigers, and Athletics.  During his career Ford went 244-180 with a 2.67 ERA, striking out 1998 batters in 3797 2/3 innings.  Ford won a Championship in his final year with the Athletics, despite pitching just 8 2/3 innings that season.  All five of his HOF metrics were below average. 

 

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Joining Ford in Cooperstown will be starting pitcher Glenn Liebhardt, who was 260-228 during his career with a 2.83 ERA.  Liebhardt struck out 1822 batters in 4418 2/3 innings while winning a Pitcher of the Year Award in 1913 when he went 28-14 with a 2.68 ERA and won a Gold Glove the same season.  Like Ford all five of his HOF metrics were below average. 

 

1928 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

SP Russ Ford 79.4 (2nd year) Inducted HOF

SP Glenn J Liebhardt 75.3 (3rd year) Inducted HOF

C Jack Doyle 72.6 (10th year) Dropped

RF Elmer Flick 64.6 (6th year)

CF Mike Donlin 41.7 (10th year) Dropped

SP Vean Gregg 35.9 (1st year)

SP Nap Rucker 23.3 (4th year)

LF Sam Crawford 20.6 (5th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 18.4 (8th year)

LF Sherry Magee 12.1 (2nd year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 11.2 (6th year)

SP Joe W Harris 4.9 (3rd year) Dropped

SP Jack Quinn 2.7 (1st year) Dropped

2B Rabbit Robinson 1.8 (1st year) Dropped

SP Bob Groom 1.3 (1st year) Dropped

LF Harry Hooper 0.9 (1st year) Dropped

 

 

 

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1929 Hall of Fame Ballot

 

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A small ballot of just 12 players for 1929, which seems like the smallest in a long time.  Pete Alexander and Jeff Tesreau should get some consideration, but I don't think they are Hall of Famers.  

 

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1929 Hall of Fame Results

 

Another shutout for the Hall of Fame, with no players elected.  Right fielder Elmer Flick led players with 73.1% of the votes. 

 

1929 Hall of Fame Voting Results:

 

RF Elmer Flick 73.1 (7th year)

SP Vean Gregg 43.0 (2nd year)

SP Pete Alexander 28.3 (1st year)

SP Nap Rucker 24.0 (5th year)

3B Jimmy T Williams 21.1 (9th year)

LF Sam Crawford 19.0 (6th year)

SP Jeff Tesreau 16.5 (1st year)

SP Big Jeff Pfeffer 11.5 (7th year)

SP Nick Cullop 6.1 (1st year)

SP Frank Lange 6.1 (1st year)

LF Sherry Magee 5.7 (3rd year)

CF Clyde Milan 2.5 (1st year) Dropped

 

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