**Albright BBF HOF voting guide for February 2006**

key:

blue=Negro Leagues

red=Japanese leagues

green=19th century

orange=not even in my queue

*italics= not on my ballot for this month*

**Received 50% or more of the vote last month:**

**Players**:

*Andre Dawson (70),*,

*Kirby Puckett (70)*, Ray Brown (67), Deacon White (67),

*Stan Coveleski (52)*, Dizzy Dean (67), Lou Boudreau (59), Billy Herman (59), Willie Foster (52), Bobby Grich (52), Jud Wilson (52)

**Contributors**: Kennesaw Landis (76),

*Ernie Harwell (59),*

*Griffith (55)*, J. L. Wilkinson (59), Walter O'Malley (68), Charlie Commiskey (64), C. I. Taylor (55), Jack Dunn (50), Billy Martin (50), Buck O'Neill (50)

Categories below this will have 1) all players with 50% or more of the votes last month (percentages from last month will follow their names in parentheses), 2) all players on my ballot, and 3) if there are no players in the category with over 50% of the vote last month, the leading vote getter in the category will be listed with his percentage of the vote last month in parentheses, so long as he received at least five (5) votes.

Negro League Pitcher Ray Brown (67), Cannonball Dick Redding (37), Willie Foster (52)

Negro League Hitters Jud Wilson (52)

19th century pitcher Tony Mullane,

*Mickey Welch (48)*

19th century hitter: Deacon White (67),

Japanese pitcher: Kazuhisa Inao (22), Victor Starffin (22), Akira Bessho

Japanese hitter: Shigeo Nagashima (37), Isao Harimoto, Hiromitsu Ochiai

**My ballot by position plus leading vote getters****Catcher**: Bill Freehan (33)

**First Base**: Hiromitsu Ochiai,

*Jake Beckley (22)*

**Second Base**: Billy Herman (59), Bobby Grich (52), Joe Gordon (22)

**Third Base**: Deacon White (67), Shigeo Nagashima (37), Jud Wilson (52),

**Shortstop**: Pee Wee Reese (48), Lou Boudreau (59)

**Outfield**: Isao Harimoto, Enos Slaughter (48),

*Kirby Puckett (70)*,

*Andre Dawson (70)*, Harry Stovey, Dave Parker (26)

**Starting Pitcher**: Ray Brown (67) , Kazuhisa Inao (22), Victor Starffin (22), Early Wynn (33), Akira Bessho, Burleigh Grimes (22), Cannonball Dick Redding (37), Willie Foster (52),

*Stan Coveleski (52)*, Dizzy Dean (67)

**Relief pitcher**

*Bruce Sutter (37)*,

*Rollie Fingers (37)*

**Contributors****Managers**: Hughie Jennings (42), Tetsuharu Kawakami (25), C. I. Taylor (25), Kazuto Tsuruoka, Shigeru Mizuhara, Billy Martin

**Executives**: Kennesaw Mountain Landis (67), Ed Bolden (21), J. L. Wilkerson (50), Matsutaro Shoriki,

*Clark Griffith (63)*, Walter O'Malley

**Pioneers**: Dr. Jobe, Lefty O'Doul

**Media**:

*Ernie Harwell (58)*, Harry Caray

Plugs for first time player candidates will appear in the discussion thread, and I will create a thread which will provide the plugs for all the holdovers on my ballot not covered in the discussion thread this month.

Jim Albright

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