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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. However, a minimum of six votes is required for induction under all circumstances.
- 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. 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.
This franchise has already inducted the following:
Contributors voting concluded for this portion of the ballot
This election will end on Saturday, February 25, 20121, at 7:00 a.m.EST
- Founded: 1901 (AL for entire existence)
- Former Locations/Names: Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967)
- World Series Championships: 9 (1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989)
- Pennants: 15 (1902, 1905, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 1989, 1990)
- Division Titles: 14 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
- Wild Card Berths: 1 (2001)
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 Alignments
- Notable Owners and Executives
- Notable Broadcasters
- MVP Recipients (13): Miguel Tejada (2002), Jason Giambi (2000), Dennis Eckersley (1992), Rickey Henderson (1990), Jose Canseco (1988), Reggie Jackson (1973), Vida Blue (1971), Bobby Shantz (1952), Jimmie Foxx (1933), Jimmie Foxx (1932), Lefty Grove (1931), Mickey Cochrane (1928), Eddie Collins (1914)
- Cy Young Recipients (5): Barry Zito (2002), Dennis Eckersley (1992), Bob Welch (1990), Catfish Hunter (1974), Vida Blue (1971)
- RoY Recipients (8): Andrew Bailey (2009), Huston Street (2005), Bobby Crosby (2004), Ben Grieve (1998), Walt Weiss (1988), Mark McGwire (1987), Jose Canseco (1986), Harry Byrd (1952)
- Batting Triple Crown (2): Jimmie Foxx (1933), Napoleon Lajoie (1901)
- Pitching Triple Crown (3): Lefty Grove (1931), Lefty Grove (1930), Rube Waddell (1905)
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 Mark McGwire 9 t2 Rickey Henderson 6 t2 Catfish Hunter 6 t2 Reggie Jackson 6 t5 Bert Campaneris 5 t5 Jose Canseco 5 t5 Bob Johnson 5 t8 Sal Bando 4 t8 Bud Daley 4 t8 Dennis Eckersley 4 t8 Rollie Fingers 4 t8 Frankie Hayes 4 t13 Vida Blue 3 t13 Ferris Fain 3 t13 Jimmie Foxx 3 t13 Buddy Rosar 3 t13 Joe Rudi 3 t13 Norm Siebern 3 t13 Terry Steinbach 3 t13 Barry Zito* 3 t21 Andrew Bailey* 2 t21 Justin Duchscherer* 2 t21 Jim Finigan 2 t21 Jason Giambi* 2 t21 Pinky Higgins 2 t21 Ken Holtzman 2 t21 Jay Howell 2 t21 Dick Howser 2 t21 Tim Hudson* 2 t21 Eddie Joost 2 t21 Mark Mulder 2 t21 Blue Moon Odom 2 t21 Vic Power 2 t21 Bobby Shantz 2 * Player is currently active
Code:Manager Games Win % WS Titles Pennants Div Titles Wild Cards Hank Bauer 413 .453 Lou Boudreau 413 .367 Harry Craft 360 .453 Alvin Dark 605 .519 1 1 2 Jimmy Dykes 466 .450 Bob Geren* 647 .474 Art Howe 1133 .530 3 1 Tony LaRussa^ 1471 .542 1 3 4 Ken Macha 648 .568 1 Connie Mack 7466 .484 5 9 Billy Martin 433 .497 1 Jackie Moore 353 .462 Dick Williams 478 .603 2 2 3 * Current manager ^ Currently managing another team