All too often, guys who play multiple poisitions are written off as mere "utility players". Many fit that description, but some can hit reasonably well and make a definite positive defensive contribution. Players are allowed only one OF position. If they have 100 or more games at CF, they're a CF. If not, but the combination of games played in CF and RF are 100 or more, he's a RF. If he has 100 games or more in the OF without being called a CF or RF under this approach, he's a LF.
For the a guy to make the list as a two position guy, he not only has to have at least 500 games at each of the two positions, but neither can be 1B or LF.
For a three position guy, he needs at least 100 games at three positons, but only one of those three may be LF or 1B. All told, I have the names of 169 players who are no longer active.
We will induct any candidate getting 2/3 of the vote (minimum 4 votes to elect),. Anyone getting a majority vote would be guaranteed to stay on the annual ballot . We'll be able to run annual ballots of the holdovers plus any recent retirees who met the leadoff/batting second criteria.
The list of candidates for the entire project:
I’ve broken them into 9 groups of 17 and a final 10th group of 16. The group to be voted on will appear in the following post. Voters are free to vote for as few or as many as they chose, though with the suggestion that they vote for an average of two and a half or more per group of 16 or 17.Code:Sparky_Adams Edgardo_Alfonzo Bill_Almon Cap_Anson Rich_Aurilia Dick_Bartell Johnny_Bench Craig_Biggio Jeff_Blauser Ossie_Bluege Geoff_Blum Bobby_Bonilla Ray_Boone Hubie_Brooks Tom_Brookens Larry_Brown Don_Buford Enos_Cabell Miguel_Cairo Jamey_Carroll Juan_Castro Dave_Concepcion Wid_Conroy Alex_Cora Craig_Counsell Lave_Cross Tom_Daly Jim_Davenport George_Davis Ed_Delahanty Jim_Delahanty Don_Demeter Mark_DeRosa Brian_Downing Jack_Doyle Mariano_Duncan Jimmy_Dykes Damion_Easley Bob_Elliott Darin_Erstad Darrell_Evans Buck_Ewing Duke_Farrell Tony_Fernandez Chone_Figgins Scott_Fletcher Davy_Force Hod_Ford Jimmie_Foxx Julio_Franco Jim_Fregosi Bernie_Friberg Mike_Gallego Phil_Garner Jim_Gilliam Chris_Gomez Billy_Goodman George_Grantham Mark_Grudzielanek Frankie_Gustine Jerry_Hairston Bill_Hallman Granny_Hamner Toby_Harrah Lenny_Harris Roy_Hartzell Woodie_Held Jose_Hernandez Buck_Herzog Charlie_Hickman Solly_Hofman Rogers_Hornsby John_Hummel Gregg_Jefferies Howard_Johnson Jimmy_Johnston King_Kelly Bob_Kennedy Jeff_Kent Jeff_King Mark_Koenig Mark_Kotsay Red_Kress Harvey_Kuenn Hal_Lanier Mike_Lansing Frank_LaPorte Vance_Law Tommy_Leach Freddie_Lindstrom Felipe_Lopez Hector_Lopez Mark_Loretta Bobby_Lowe Jerry_Lumpe Rabbit_Maranville Dick_McAuliffe John_McDonald Gil_McDougald Mark_McLemore Marty_McManus Eric_McNair Denis_Menke Cass_Michaels Doggie_Miller Dots_Miller Paul_Molitor Don_Money Melvin_Mora Keith_Moreland John_Morrill Danny_Murphy Buddy_Myer Phil_Nevin Jack_O'Connor Jose_Offerman Ivy_Olson Frank_O'Rourke Jim_O'Rourke Rico_Petrocelli Tony_Phillips Placido_Polanco Nick_Punto Joe_Quinn Lenny_Randle Jeff_Reboulet Danny_Richardson Hardy_Richardson Cal_Ripken Bip_Roberts Bill_Robinson Jackie_Robinson Alex_Rodriguez Pete_Rose Jack_Rowe Jerry_Royster Pete_Runnels Luis_Salazar Germany_Schaefer Marco_Scutaro Joe_Sewell Howie_Shanks Chris_Speier Daryl_Spencer Bill_Spiers Scott_Spiezio Pete_Suder B.J._Surhoff Bill_Sweeney Tommy_Thevenow Derrel_Thomas Joe_Torre Cesar_Tovar Terry_Turner Juan_Uribe Jose_Valentin Randy_Velarde Jose_Vizcaino Honus_Wagner Monte_Ward Deacon_White Ty_Wigginton Dick_Williams Tony_Womack Joel_Youngblood Michael_Young Robin_Yount Todd_Zeile Don_Zimmer
Usually, elections will run for a week, though in holiday weeks or simply to maintain the project I may go to reducing the pace to two elections in a three week span. For this election, it will be open until Saturday April 2 at 7 am ET unless otherwise announced in this thread.
I am going to a 2 week cycle for votes. Either we get at least six votes in that time, or the project ends.
We have so far inducted (12):
We have had the following miss out on induction but get at least 50% of the votes cast (5): Wid Conroy, Jim Delahanty, Jimmy Dykes, Chone Figgins, Woodie HeldCode:Edgardo Alfonzo Craig Biggio Don Buford Lave Cross George Davis Buck Ewing Tony Fernandez Julio Franco Phil Garner Jim Gilliam George Grantham Toby Harper
Links to previous rounds: