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:
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:Code:Contributors Ballot: Cap Anson Emmett Ashford Gene Autry Al Barlick Sy Berger Jack Brickhouse Jack Buck Jim Campbell Harry Caray O.P. Caylor Frank Chance Happy Chandler Nestor Chylak Fred Clarke Candy Cummings Alvin Dark Dizzy Dean Barney Dreyfuss Jack Dunn Leo Durocher Billy Evans Sherm Feller Bob Ferguson John B. Foster Bud Fowler Ford Frick Warren Giles Curt Gowdy Gus Greenlee Clark Griffith Howie Haak Bucky Harris Ernie Harwell Gil Hodges Ralph Houk Cal Hubbard Fred Hutchinson Tetsuharu Kawakami Ring Lardner Al Lopez Billy Martin Gene Mauch Lee MacPhail Tommy McCarthy Bill McKechnie Marvin Miller Shigeru Mizuhara Tim Murnane Danny Murtagh Jim Mutrie Lindsey Nelson Walter O'Malley Buck O'Neill Frank Osborn Max Patkin Johnny Pesky Harry Clay Pulliam Henry Grantland Rice Phil Rizzuto Jackie Robinson Wilbert Robinson Jacob Ruppert Red Schoendienst Bob Sheppard Matsutaro Shoriki Red Smith Alfred H. Spink C.I. Taylor Kazuto Tsuruoaka Chris Von der Ahe Lee Weyer Sol White Phillip Wrigley Tom Yawkey *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.
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 when the regular 1986 election concludes which is Sunday July 18 at 3:10 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 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 Rube Foster 1930 Miller Huggins 1941 William Hulbert 1925 Ned Hanlon 1936 Ban Johnson 1936 Bill Klem 1941 Kenesaw Landis 1951 Connie Mack 1930 Larry MacPhail 1976 Joe McCarthy 1951 John McGraw 1936 Lefty O'Doul 1981 Cumberland Posey1981 Al Reach 1946 Francis Richter 1941 Branch Rickey 1946 Frank Selee 1936 Billy Southworth 1971 AG Spalding 1930 J.G. Taylor Spink 1966 Casey Stengel 1966 Bill Veeck 1981 John Ward 1986 George Weiss 1971 J.L. Wilkinson 1976 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
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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.