View Full Version : Best of Baseball versus Cooperstown, 1940

02-14-2009, 12:27 PM
I thought it would be interesting to do comparisons of our project to Cooperstown as we go along. After this, I'll do them in the 9's (after 1949, 1959, 1969, and so forth).

Players inducted in both projects by 1940:

Alexander, Pete
Anson, Cap
Baker, Frank
Cobb, Ty
Collins, Eddie
Ewing, Buck
Johnson, Walter
LaJoie, Nap
Mathewson, Christy
Ruth, Babe
Speaker, Tris
Wagner, Honus
Young, Cy

Negro Leaguers inducted in Best of Baseball, with years inducted in Cooperstown:

Pop Lloyd……….. 1977
Joe Rogan 1998
Cristobal Torriente 2006
Joe Williams 1999

Inducted into Best of Baseball, but not yet in Cooperstown, with years of eventual induction into Cooperstown:

Brouthers, Dan 1945
Clarkson, John 1963
Connor, Roger 1976
Crawford, Sam 1956
Davis, George 1998
Delahanty, Ed 1945
Hamilton, Billy 1961
Heilmann, Harry 1951
Kelly, King 1945
Nichols, Kid 1949
O'Rourke, Jim 1945
Plank, Eddie 1946
Walsh, Ed 1946

In Cooperstown, but not yet inducted in Best of Baseball:

Lou Gehrig (not yet eligible--comes up in 1943)
Charlie Radbourn
George Sisler

02-14-2009, 12:31 PM
On the Contributor side, our slower pace of induction comes into play.

Inducted in both by 1940:

Henry Chadwick
Connie Mack
John McGraw

In Best of Baseball, but not yet in Cooperstown by 1940 (with date of eventual induction):

Rube Foster, 1981 (Negro Leagues)
Harry Wright, 1953

In Cooperstown by 1940, but not yet inducted in Best of Baseball:

Bulkely, Morgan
Cartwright, Alexander
Commiskey, Charlie
Cummings, Candy
Johnson, Ban
Spalding, Al
Wright, George

02-14-2009, 02:12 PM
I'll leave this one in the forum set for a week or so before moving it to the subforum archive.