Below is our master ballot of contributors. Please feel free to suggest new candidates to consider as I'm only caretaker of this end of the project and could have easily overlooked someone:
Code:Contributors Ballot: Hugh Alexander Felipe Alou Nick Altrock Cap Anson Emmett Ashford Dusty Baker Buzzie Bavasi Don Baylor Sy Berger Jack Brickhouse Joe Brinkman Charles Byrne Jack Buck Ken Burns Harry Caray O.P. Caylor Octavius Catto Frank Chance Happy Chandler Nestor Chylak Fred Clarke Bobby Cox Candy Cummings Jacques Doucet Barney Dreyfuss Billy Evans John B. Foster Bud Fowler Curt Flood Ford Frick Bruce Froemming Phil Garner Cito Gaston Pat Gillick Curt Gowdy Gus Greenlee Clark Griffith Howie Haak Mike Hargrove Bucky Harris Ernie Harwell Roland Hemond Whitey Herzog Gil Hodges Ralph Houk Cal Hubbard Fred Hutchinson Frank Jobe Davey Johnson Tony La Russa Ring Lardner Andy Leonard Al Lopez Tony Lucadello Tom Kelly Lee MacPhail Effa Manley Billy Martin Gene Mauch Leo Mazzone Tommy McCarthy Bill McKechnie Denny McKnight John McSherry Tim Murnane Danny Murtagh Jim Mutrie Shigeo Nagashima David Neft Dan Okrent Frank Osborn Pete Palmer Lou Piniella Harry Clay Pulliam Jerry Reinsdorf Henry Grantland Rice Larry Ritter Jackie Robinson Wilbert Robinson Jacob Ruppert Red Schoendienst Bud Selig Bob Sheppard Red Smith Paul Snyder Alfred H. Spink George Steinbrenner Horace Stoneham Joe Sugden C.I. Taylor Joe Torre Ted Turner Bob Uecker Chris Von der Ahe Bob Watson Charles Weeghman Lee Weyer Sol White Phillip Wrigley Tom Yawkey Dick Young *I tried to provide links for these contributors so participants could get a better sense of who they were. Some links just have a mention of the person and some clue as to their contribution. If someone knows of a more informative link for any of these players, please speak up and I will edit this list to add that information.
The following participants ballots will be counted though anyone is free to post a ballot, nominate a player or add to the discussion whether or not they are a member of the committee:
Note: I will also be willing to consider ballots from non-committee members in order to make a full 12 votes.
Since there are no voting limit restrictions for the Players VC, you can vote for as many contributors as you wish. If a blank ballot is cast here, there should be a justification for it.
Voting will commence immediately and conclude on Monday, March 14 at 12:00 PM EST. Any contributor appearing on a minimum of 9 ballots (or 75% of the ballots submitted if all 12 members do not vote) is elected. No tallying will be done until time has expired and I ask that participants please refrain from posting comments about who the front runners are. Participants are encouraged to post ballots early and may edit as many times as they wish up to the voting deadline. They do not need to contact me if they make a change.
HALL OF FAME CONTRIBUTORS
Members of the Progressive HOF elected as Contributors:Code:Contributor Year Elected Doc Adams 1925 Mel Allen 1981 Walt Alston 2001 Sparky Anderson 2001 Red Barber 1976 Ed Barrow 1941 Ed Bolden 1966 Alex Cartwright 1925 Henry Chadwick 1925 Charlie Comiskey 1925 Jocko Conlan 1981 Charles Conlon 1971 Tom Connolly 1956 Jim Creighton 1925 Bob Davids 2011 Jack Dunn 1996 Bob Ferguson 1996 Rube Foster 1930 Doug Harvey 2011 Miller Huggins 1941 William Hulbert 1925 Ned Hanlon 1936 Bill James 2011 Ban Johnson 1936 Tetsuharu Kawakami 1996 Bill Klem 1941 Kenesaw Landis 1951 Tommy Lasorda 2006 Connie Mack 1930 Larry MacPhail 1976 Joe McCarthy 1951 John McGraw 1936 Marvin Miller 1996 Shigeru Mizuhara 2011 Lefty O'Doul 1981 Buck O'Neill 2006 Cumberland Posey 1981 Al Reach 1946 Francis Richter 1941 Branch Rickey 1946 Vin Scully 2001 Frank Selee 1936 Matsutaro Shoriki 1996 Billy Southworth 1971 AG Spalding 1930 J.G. Taylor Spink 1966 Casey Stengel 1966 Kazuto Tsuruoaka 2011 Bill Veeck 1981 John Ward 1986 Earl Weaver 2001 George Weiss 1971 J.L. Wilkinson 1976 Dick Williams 2006 Harry Wright 1925
1925: Doc Adams, Alex Cartwright, Henry Chadwick, Harry Wright, William Hulbert, Charlie Comiskey, Jim Creighton
1930: Rube Foster, Connie Mack, AG Spalding
1936: Ned Hanlon, Ban Johnson, John McGraw, Frank Selee
1941: Miller Huggins, Bill Klem, Francis Richter Ed Barrow
1946: Al Reach, Branch Rickey
1951: Kenesaw Landis, Joe McCarthy
1956: Tom Connolly
1966: Ed Bolden, J. G. Taylor Spink, Casey Stengel
1971: Charles Conlon, Billy Southworth, George Weiss
1976: Red Barber, Larry MacPhail, J. L Wilkinson
1981: Mel Allen, Jocko Conlan, Lefty O'Doul, Cumberland Posey, Bill Veeck
1986: John Ward
1991: Al Barlick, Leo Durocher, Walter O'Malley
1996: Jack Dunn, Bob Ferguson, Tetsuharu Kawakami, Marvin Miller, Matsutaro Shoriki
2001: Walt Alston, Sparky Anderson, Vin Scully, Earl Weaver
2006: Tommy Lasorda, Buck O'Neill, Dick Williams
2011: Bob Davids, Doug Harvey, Bill James, Shigeru Mizuhara, Kazuto Tsuroaka
Previous VC Contributors Threads:
Note: Additional contributors and pioneers can be added if a participant or outsider suggests them to the master ballot. The person suggesting a contributor does not need to be a participant in the project but does need to give a brief explanation at to who the contributor is and why (s)he is worthy of discussion. Any person who is who has contributed to the game of baseball is eligible. The contributor's ballot is not limited to contributions to MLB.