REMINDER: The White Sox First Round Election is still open and will close on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (the Indians Election is also still open for a few more hours).
This election will close on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE READ THE FORMAT AND RULES SECTION BEFORE VOTING. THANK YOU.
FORMAT AND RULES
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to create a Hall of Fame for each franchise whereby each franchise will honor those individuals whose contributions and accomplishments are most notable, significant, and enduring to that franchise's history. This project is not about simply honoring those with the best statistics with each franchise.
Standards: Each franchise has its own unique history and context, and thus contributions and accomplishments that may stand out remarkably within one franchise's history, may not be so remarkable in another franchise's history. Standards from franchise to franchise will inherently vary, and thus there should be no impetus to create equal standards among the franchises or to aspire to the standards of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Consequently, subjectivity within the context of the franchise in question will play an inevitable role when considering an individual's contributions and accomplishments with respect to that franchise. In sum, a franchise's Hall of Fame should be unaffected by the standards and contexts of other franchises as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and should be entirely a product of its own history.
Election Format: Elections will be conducted one franchise at a time starting in chronological order with the oldest continuously and currently operational franchise. Each election will last approximately seven days.
- Ballot Size: Voters can select up to 15 players and 5 contributors per election. Ballots that exceed the maximum limits at the close of an election will not be counted. There is no minimum ballot size.
- Ballot Editing: To account for ongoing discussion, voters may edit their ballots as often as necessary through the end of an election.
- Election Percentage: Any individual that is listed on at least 75% of either the player or contributor submitted ballots will be elected to that team's Hall of Fame. In instances where an individual receive votes as both a player and a contributor, that individual will be elected if listed on at least 75% of ballots in either category or if the individual's combined vote total is at least 75% of the category with the greatest number of ballots submitted.
- Subsequent Rounds: After an election has been performed for each franchise, a second round of elections will commence, again proceeding in chronological order. A third round of elections (and perhaps beyond) may also be held depending on interest.
- Players: Players may be considered by any currently operational franchise for which they appeared and are eligible either immediately upon officially retiring or after having not appeared at any level of professional baseball for an entire season for reasons not due to injury.
- Contributors: Individuals that contributed in other capacities to a franchise may be considered, including managers, coaches, executives, owners, and broadcasters, but not fictional characters such as mascots. Contributors that are still active may only be elected by their current employing franchise, and cannot be considered by prior employing franchises until no longer active (this does not apply to individuals who are employed by a franchise only in nominal and/or non-integral ways, such as in scouting, consulting, or public relations capacities).
- Multiple Capacities: The totality of contributions and accomplishments with respect to a franchise are to be considered, and thus an individual can only be elected once by a franchise. For purposes of ballot size limits, an individual should be designated either a player or contributor based on what the voter perceives to be the individual's greater role with the franchise. An individual should not be listed as either a player or contributor merely to facilitate ballot space for the other category.
- Relocations/Renaming: Franchises that have relocated and/or been renamed, may still consider and elect individuals that were with the franchise prior to the relocation/renaming.
- Multiple Franchises: An individual may be considered and elected by multiple franchises.
BOSTON RED SOX
This election will end on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.
- Founded: 1901 (AL for entire existence)
- Former Locations/Names: Boston Americans (1901-1907)
- World Series Championships: 7 (1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007)
- Pennants: 12 (1903, 1904, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986, 2004, 2007)
- Division Titles: 6 (1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2007)
- Wild Card Berths: 7 (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
The following links are all courtesy of baseball-reference.com, baseball-almanac.com, and wikipedia.com, and may assist voters in determining an individual's impact on this franchise:
- Franchise Almanac
- All Batters
- All Pitchers
- Batting Leaders
- Pitching Leaders
- Most Common Positional Starters
- Most Common Pitching Staff Alignments
- Notable Owners and Executives
- Notable Broadcasters
- MVP Recipients (11): Dustin Pedroia (2008), Mo Vaughn (1995), Roger Clemens (1986), Jim Rice (1978), Fred Lynn (1975), Carl Yastrzemski (1967), Jackie Jensen (1958), Ted Williams (1949), Ted Williams (1946), Jimmie Foxx (1938), Tris Speaker (1912)
- Cy Young Recipients (6): Pedro Martinez (2000), Pedro Martinez (1999), Roger Clemens (1991), Roger Clemens (1987), Roger Clemens (1986), Jim Lonborg (1967)
- RoY Recipients (6): Dustin Pedroia (2007), Nomar Garciaparra (1997), Fred Lynn (1975), Carlton Fisk (1972), Don Schwall (1961), Walt Dropo (1950)
- Batting Triple Crown (3): Carl Yastrzemski (1967), Ted Williams (1947), Ted Williams (1942)
- Pitching Triple Crown (2): Pedro Martinez (1999), Cy Young (1901)
Multiple All Star Selections (no adjustment for double selections for 1959-1962)
Notable Managers (with at least 300 games managed with this franchise or at least one pennant win)Code:Rank Player Selections 1 Ted Williams 19 2 Carl Yastrzemski 18 3 Bobby Doerr 9 t4 Wade Boggs 8 t4 Frank Malzone 8 t4 Manny Ramirez* 8 t4 Jim Rice 8 t8 Dom DiMaggio 7 t8 Carlton Fisk 7 t10 Jimmie Foxx 6 t10 Fred Lynn 6 t10 David Ortiz* 6 t13 Roger Clemens 5 t13 Joe Cronin 5 t13 Nomar Garciaparra 5 t13 Lefty Grove 5 t13 Pete Runnels 5 t18 Doc Cramer 4 t18 Rick Ferrell 4 t18 Pedro Martinez 4 t18 Bill Monbouquette 4 t18 Jonathan Papelbon* 4 t18 Vern Stephens 4 t24 Rick Burleson 3 t24 Dwight Evans 3 t24 Tex Hughson 3 t24 Dustin Pedroia* 3 t24 Jason Varitek* 3 t24 Mo Vaughn 3 t30 Luis Aparicio 2 t30 Josh Beckett* 2 t30 Scott Cooper 2 t30 Johnny Damon* 2 t30 Dave Ferriss 2 t30 Rich Gedman 2 t30 Billy Goodman 2 t30 Mike Greenwell 2 t30 Jackie Jensen 2 t30 Bob Johnson 2 t30 George Kell 2 t30 Derek Lowe* 2 t30 Mel Parnell 2 t30 Rico Petrocelli 2 t30 Jim Piersall 2 t30 Dick Radatz 2 t30 George Scott 2 t30 Reggie Smith 2 t30 Bob Stanley 2 t30 Frank Sullivan 2 t30 Birdie Tebbetts 2 t30 Luis Tiant 2 t30 Kevin Youkilis* 2 * Player is currently active
Code:Manager Games Win % WS Titles Pennants Div Titles Wild Cards Ed Barrow 418 .512 1 1 Lou Boudreau 463 .497 Bill Carrigan 1003 .494 2 2 Jimmy Collins 842 .548 1 2 Joe Cronin 2007 .539 1 Patsy Donovan 311 .520 Hugh Duffy 308 .442 Lee Fohl 463 .394 Terry Francona* 1134 .577 2 2 1 5 Billy Herman 310 .413 Pinky Higgins 1119 .502 Butch Hobson 439 .472 Ralph Houk 594 .525 Darrell Johnson 408 .539 1 1 Eddie Kasko 640 .539 Kevin Kennedy 306 .559 1 Grady Little 324 .580 1 Joe McCarthy 369 .606 John McNamara 571 .521 1 2 Joe Morgan 563 .535 1 Johnny Pesky 326 .451 Jake Stahl 235 .621 1 1 Dick Williams 477 .545 1 Jimy Williams 766 .540 2 Don Zimmer 715 .575 * Current manager