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    Baseball Fever Hall of Fame (BBFHoF) - Rules and Guidelines

    Statement of Purpose
    The Baseball Fever Hall of Fame (BBFHoF) was established to honor the greatest players and contributors in baseball history. We seek to match our wits against those of the National Hall of Fame in Cooperstown by comparing and contrasting our selections to their own. Our electors vote monthly until we get closer to matching the number of inductees in Cooperstown.

    Voter Qualifications
    Voters must be members of Baseball Fever in good standing and must consent to adhere to the rules laid out within this document, including the commitment to give reasonable time and thought to their ballots. All prospective participants should read these rules and guidelines before joining the discussion or casting a ballot!

    Types and Frequency of Elections
    We hold separate monthly elections for former players and contributors. Ballots are accepted through the 25th of each month. Results are posted after the 25th and a new election thread will be posted by the 1st of every month.

    Candidate Eligibility
    Major, Negro, and Japanese League players retired before 2005 are eligible for election on the Players’ Ballot. To be eligible for the Contributors’ Ballot, an individual must be retired, or be past his 60th birthday. Induction in either category excludes an individual from further consideration in the other.

    Assembling a Ballot
    Voters may submit either ballot or both. All ballots should be cast in the active Election thread. Candidates should be listed in alphabetical order. Voters are asked to list the 25 players and/or 15 contributors most worthy of election.

    Player candidates are to be considered for their performance as a player and its impact on their team’s record. Contributor candidates are to be considered for the quality and impact of their contributions to their team/s, league/s and the Game in general.

    Voters are instructed to vote for a full ballot in any election in which they choose to participate until the BBF Hall of Fame reaches 90% of the capacity of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Ballots with fewer than 25 (or 15) candidates submitted before that time will, at my discretion, be discounted.

    All ballots following the above guidelines will be tabulated at the end of the month. Candidates receiving support on at least 75% of the ballots will be inducted into the BBFHoF.

    If a voter wishes to pledge support for an unspecified negro or japanese league player, the voter may insert the following line into his ballot (in lieu of a specific player): "leading non-MLB player". This may further be designated as either "leading negro leaguer" or "leading japanese leaguer", in accordance with the wishes of the voter. When ballots are tallied, any such vote - and there can be more than one per ballot - will be alloted to the leading vote-getter among candidates of that type and distributed, per instructions, by Chancellor when the results are tallied. This rule was added in recognition that there are some well-intentioned, but less knowledgeable negro/japanese league enthusiasts who still wish to participate but don't necessarily have the time to do so.

    We encourage voters to explain both the omission of any candidates who received two-thirds of the vote in the previous election, and the choice of a candidate who has not yet received a vote. These are suggestions – they are designed solely to facilitate critical thinking on the part of the electorate – and are best carried out in the Discussion forum.

    BBFHoF Threads
    Three BBFHoF threads remain “stickied” at all times.

    The Baseball Fever Hall of Fame thread contains assorted lists of candidate, election, inductee and voter data. This is updated by Chancellor upon the conclusion of each election.

    The BBFHoF: Discussion thread is a general purpose thread for the discussion of anything related to the BBFHoF. This is the place for questions, petitions, debate and discussion. We are proud to announce that, with over 50,000 views and nearly 3,000 posts, it is one of the longest running threads on Baseball Fever.

    The BBFHoF Monthly Election thread is where to post your ballot (and only your ballot.) This thread is replenished each month for each new election.

    Existing Members of the BBFHoF
    The 159 players and 44 contributors who comprise the Baseball Fever Hall of Fame:

    Pitchers
    Pete Alexander, Bert Blyleven, Mordecai Brown, Steve Carlton, John Clarkson, Dennis Eckersley, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Pud Galvin, Bob Gibson, Goose Gossage, Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Ferguson Jenkins, Walter Johnson, Masaichi Kaneda, Tim Keefe, Sandy Koufax, Juan Marichal, Christy Mathewson, Joe McGinnity, Hal Newhouser, Kid Nichols, Phil Niekro, Satchel Paige, Jim Palmer, Gaylord Perry, Eddie Plank, Charley Radbourn, Robin Roberts, Joe Rogan, Amos Rusie, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Warren Spahn, Dazzy Vance, Rube Waddell, Ed Walsh, Hoyt Wilhelm, Joe Williams, Cy Young

    Catchers
    Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Gary Carter, Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey, Buck Ewing, Carlton Fisk, Josh Gibson, Gabby Hartnett, Biz Mackey, Katsuya Nomura, Louis Santop, Ted Simmons

    First Basemen
    Dick Allen, Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, Roger Connor, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Buck Leonard, Willie McCovey, Mark McGwire, Johnny Mize, Eddie Murray, Sadaharu Oh, George Sisler, Mule Suttles, Bill Terry

    Second Basemen
    Roberto Alomar, Rod Carew, Eddie Collins, Frankie Frisch, Charlie Gehringer, Rogers Hornsby, Nap Lajoie, Joe Morgan, Jackie Robinson, Ryne Sandberg

    Third Basemen
    Frank Baker, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Jimmy Collins, Ray Dandridge, Harmon Killebrew, Eddie Mathews, Paul Molitor, Brooks Robinson, Ron Santo, Mike Schmidt, Pie Traynor

    Shortstops
    Luke Appling, Ernie Banks, Joe Cronin, Bill Dahlen, George Davis, Barry Larkin, Pop Lloyd, Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell, Arky Vaughan, Honus Wagner, Willie Wells, Robin Yount

    Left Fielders
    Lou Brock, Jesse Burkett, Fred Clarke, Ed Delahanty, Goose Goslin, Rickey Henderson, Monte Irvin, Joe Jackson, Ralph Kiner, Sherry Magee, Joe Medwick, Minnie Minoso, Stan Musial, Jim O'Rourke, Tim Raines, Al Simmons, Willie Stargell, Zach Wheat, Billy Williams, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski

    Center Fielders
    Richie Ashburn, Cool Papa Bell, Oscar Charleston, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Billy Hamilton, Paul Hines, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Tris Speaker, Turkey Stearnes

    Right Fielders
    Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Sam Crawford, Martin Dihigo, Tony Gwynn, Harry Heilmann, Reggie Jackson, Al Kaline, Willie Keeler, King Kelly, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Babe Ruth, Sam Thompson, Christobal Torriente, Paul Waner, Dave Winfield

    Managers
    Walter Alston, Sparky Anderson, Frank Chance, Bobby Cox, Leo Durocher, Ned Hanlon, Whitey Herzog, Miller Huggins, Tony LaRussa, Tommy Lasorda, Al Lopez, Connie Mack, Joe McCarthy, John McGraw, Bill McKechnie, Frank Selee, Billy Southworth, Casey Stengel, Joe Torre, Earl Weaver, Dick Williams

    Executives
    Ed Barrow, William Hulbert, Ban Johnson, Larry MacPhail, Cum Posey, Branch Rickey, Albert Spalding, Bill Veeck

    Pioneers
    Doc Adams, Sy Berger, Alexander Cartwright, Henry Chadwick, Charles Conlon, Rube Foster, Marvin Miller, John Montgomery Ward, Harry Wright

    Broadcasters
    Mel Allen, Red Barber

    Writers
    Bill James, Francis Richter, J.G. Taylor Spink

    Umpires
    Bill Klem

    Contact
    Please direct all questions, comments, suggestions or bribes to Chancellor via Private Message. Many questions can also be answered by reading these rules and/or asking our many knowledgeable voters in the Discussion thread.
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

  • #2
    Players
    Albert Belle
    Lou Boudreau
    Ken Boyer
    Ray Brown
    Will Clark
    Stan Coveleski
    Andre Dawson
    Dizzy Dean
    Willie Foster
    Bill Freehan

    Bobby Grich
    Isao Harimoto
    Billy Herman
    Bob Lemon
    Ted Lyons
    Edgar Martinez
    Shigeo Nagashima
    Kirby Puckett
    Dick Redding
    Pee Wee Reese
    Enos Slaughter
    Mickey Welch
    Deacon White
    Jud Wilson
    Early Wynn

    Contributors
    Charlie Comiskey
    Jack Dunn
    John B. Foster
    Bob Howsam
    Dave Johnson
    Tetsuharu Kawakami
    Paul Krichell
    Kenesaw Landis
    Billy Martin
    Walter O'Malley
    John Schuerholz
    George Steinbrenner
    C.I. Taylor
    George Weiss
    J.L. Wilkinson
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

    Comment


    • #3
      PLAYERS

      Lou Boudreau
      Ken Boyer
      Ray Brown
      Pete Browning
      Stan Coveleski
      Andre Dawson
      Dizzy Dean
      Bobby Doerr
      Hugh Duffy
      Willie Foster
      Bill Freehan
      Joe Gordon
      Bobby Grich
      Billy Herman
      Judy Johnson
      Addie Joss
      Chuck Klein
      Edgar Martinez
      Shigeo Nagashima
      Kirby Puckett
      Pee Wee Reese
      Harry Stovey
      Bruce Sutter
      Deacon White
      Jud Wilson


      CONTRIBUTORS

      Harry Caray
      Charles Comiskey
      Jacques Doucet: He was for 33 years, from 1972 to 2004, the legendary French radio play-by-play voice for the Montreal Expos. Over his career, Doucet described more than 5,500 Major League Baseball games … He’s the most important icon in association with the Expos. He also did a tremendous and essential job while taking part in the translation of an American baseball game to a different language and culture. He generated passions, dreams, emotions, love for baseball for every French-Canadian-baseball-and-Expos-fans.
      He is Mel Allen, he is Red Barber for us.

      Curt Flood
      John B. Foster
      Clark Griffith
      Frank Jobe
      Judge Landis
      Billy Martin
      Lefty O’Doul
      Walter O’Malley
      Buck O'Neill
      Matsutaro Shoriki
      C.I. Taylor
      J.L. Wilkinson

      :gt
      Nos Amours! ... 1969-2004

      Comment


      • #4
        Players' Ballot

        Lou Boudreau
        Ray Brown
        Jim Bunning
        Stan Coveleski
        Andre Dawson
        Leon Day
        Dizzy Dean
        Don Drysdale
        Wes Ferrell
        Willie Foster
        Burleigh Grimes
        Billy Herman
        Judy Johnson
        Bob Lemon
        Ted Lyons
        Edgar Martinez
        Bill Mazeroski
        Kirby Puckett
        Dick Redding
        Pee Wee Reese
        Jim Rice
        Red Ruffing
        Enos Slaughter
        Hilton Smith
        Wally Yonamine

        Contributors' Ballot

        Al Barlick
        Jack Brickhouse
        Harry Caray
        Happy Chandler
        Nestor Chylak
        Charlie Comiskey
        Jocko Conlan
        Tom Connally
        John B. Foster
        Doug Harvey
        Bowie Kuhn
        Walter O’Malley
        Billy Martin
        C.I. Taylor
        J.L. Wilkinson

        Comment


        • #5
          Lou Boudreau
          Ray Brown
          Max Carey
          Stan Coveleski
          Andre Dawson
          Dizzy Dean
          Rollie Fingers
          Bill Freehan
          Bobby Grich
          Joe Gordon
          Isao Harimoto
          Kieth Hernandez
          Bob Lemon
          Ted Lyons
          Dale Murphy
          Shigeo Nagashima
          Kirby Puckett
          Pee Wee Reese
          Dick Redding
          Enos Slaughter
          Don Sutton
          Early Wynn
          Deacon White
          Hack Wilson
          Jud Wilson

          Ed Bolden
          Charles Comiskey
          Jack Dunn
          Charlie Finley
          Clark Griffith
          Ernie Harwell
          Hughie Jennings
          Tesuhara Kawakami
          K.M. Landis
          Walter O'Malley
          Buck O'Neil
          A.J. Reach
          C.I. Taylor
          J.L. Wilkerson
          George Wright

          Comment


          • #6
            My February ballot

            key:
            red=Japanese League
            blue=Negro Leagues
            green=19th century

            My ballot had all the inductees this month, so I've got room for 4 players and 2 contributors. They are: Lou Boudreau, Dizzy Dean, Willie Foster and Bobby Grich among the players and Billy Martin and Walter O'Malley among the contributors.

            Contributors:


            1. Ed Bolden (Negro Leagues owner/commissioner)
            2. Harry Caray
            3. Vic Harris
            4. Hughie Jennings
            5. Dr. Jobe
            6. Tetsuharu Kawakami (managed the Yomiuri Giants to nine consecutive Japan Series wins, 11 Japan Series wins in 11 tries, never under .500 in 14 seasons managed)
            7. Kennesaw Mountain Landis
            8. Billy Martinl
            9. Shigeru Mizuhara (Japan)
            10. Lefty O'Doul
            11. Walter O'Malley
            12. Matsutaro Shoriki (Japan)
            13. C. I. Taylor
            14. Kazuto Tsuruoka (managed 23 years in Japan, most wins by a manager in Japan, 11 pennants, 2 before Japan Series began, won 2 Japan Series titles, .500 or better 21 times)
            15. J. L. Wilkerson


            Players

            1. Akira Bessho, p (Japan)
            2. Lou Boudreau, ss
            3. Ray Brown p
            4. Dizzy Dean, p
            5. Bill Freehan, c
            6. Willie Foster
            7. Joe Gordon, 2b
            8. Bobby Grich, 2b
            9. Burleigh Grimes, p
            10. Isao Harimoto, of (Japan)
            11. Billy Herman 2b
            12. Kazuhisa Inao p (Japan)
            13. Tony Mullane, p
            14. Shigeo Nagashima 3b (Japan)
            15. Hiromitsu Ochiai 1B/3B (Japan)
            16. Dave Parker, of
            17. Cannonball Dick Redding
            18. Pee Wee Reese ss
            19. Red Ruffing p
            20. Enos Slaughter, OF
            21. Victor Starffin p (Japan)
            22. Harry Stovey, of
            23. Deacon White, 3b
            24. Jud Wilson IF
            25. Early Wynn. p

            Jim Albright
            Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
            Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
            A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

            Comment


            • #7
              February 2006 ballot

              bold = new to my ballot

              Earl Averill
              Lou Boudreau
              Ray Brown
              Jim Bunning
              Max Carey
              Stan Coveleski
              Andre Dawson
              Red Faber
              Wes Ferrell
              Rollie Fingers
              Willie Foster
              Elmer Flick
              Bobby Grich
              Billy Herman
              Joe Kelley
              Ted Lyons
              Dale Murphy
              Shigeo Nagashima
              Kirby Puckett
              Pee Wee Reese
              Enos Slaughter
              Bobby Wallace
              Deacon White - 19th time on my ballot
              Jud Wilson
              George Wright

              Comment


              • #8
                We elected only four in January, our lowest number in nine months. I get to add one new player. The average months on my ballot, 5.0, is the highest in 15 months.

                2 Averill-CF
                6 Boudreau-SS
                4 Boyer K-3B*
                2 Coveleski-P
                6 Dawson-CF/RF*
                3 Doerr-2B
                4 Drysdale D-P
                3 Evans Da.-3B*
                2 Faber-P
                2 Gore-CF*
                12 Grich-2B*
                8 Herman Bi-2B
                1 Lemon-P
                6 Lyons T-P
                2 McPhee-2B
                5 Murphy D-CF*
                8 Puckett-CF
                7 Reese-SS
                6 Slaughter-RF
                9 Sutton D-P
                2 Wallace-SS
                9 Whitaker-2B*
                5 White D-C/3B*
                9 Wright Geo-SS
                3 Wynn E.-P
                5.0 ave mos on ballot
                * = not in the Coop
                Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

                Comprehensive Reform for the Veterans Committee -- Fixing the Hall continued.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Earl Averill
                  Albert Belle
                  Lou Boudreau
                  Ray Brown
                  Stan Coveleski
                  Kiki Cuyler
                  Andre Dawson
                  Leon Day
                  Dizzy Dean
                  Rollie Fingers
                  Willie Foster
                  Judy Johnson
                  Addie Joss
                  Chuck Klein
                  Bob Lemon
                  Heinie Manush
                  Kirby Puckett
                  Sam Rice
                  Edd Roush
                  Hilton Smith
                  Victor Starffin
                  Bruce Sutter
                  Mickey Welch
                  Deacon White
                  Jud Wilson




                  Non-Players

                  Al Barlick
                  Happy Chandler
                  Nestor Chylak
                  Jocko Conlan
                  Tom Connolly
                  Billy Evans
                  Clark Griffith
                  Ernie Harwell
                  Cal Hubbard
                  Kenesaw Mountain Landis
                  Ring Lardner
                  Buck O'Neill
                  Grantland Rice
                  Red Smith
                  J.L. Wilkinson
                  Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
                  Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
                  Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
                  Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
                  Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Jack Beckley
                    Albert Belle
                    Ray Brown
                    Pete Browning
                    Stan Coveleski
                    Gavvy Cravath
                    Andre Dawson
                    Dizzy Dean
                    Hugh Duffy
                    Willie Foster
                    Stan Hack
                    Billy Herman
                    Addie Joss
                    Joe Kelley
                    Chuck Klein
                    Carl Mays
                    Harold Reese
                    Jimmy Ryan
                    Victor Starfin
                    Harry Stovey
                    Bruce Sutter
                    Mickey Welch
                    Deacon White
                    George Wright
                    Early Wynn

                    AL Barlick
                    Harry Caray
                    Charles Comiskey
                    Jack Dunn
                    Clark Griffith
                    Ernie Harriwell
                    Cal Hubbard
                    Hugh Jennings
                    Tetsuharu Kawakami
                    Paul Krichell
                    K M Landis
                    Lefty O'Doul
                    Walter O'Malley
                    Vin Scully
                    J L Wilkerson
                    Last edited by NeverJustAGame; 02-01-2006, 05:00 PM.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Ballot updated,,, see new posting
                      Last edited by dgarza; 02-23-2006, 06:15 AM.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Jack Beckley
                        Albert Belle
                        Pete Browning
                        Stan Coveleski
                        Andre Dawson
                        Dizzy Dean
                        Hugh Duffy
                        Rollie Fingers
                        Stan Hack
                        Billy Herman
                        Jim Hunter
                        Addie Joss
                        Joe Kelley
                        Chuck Klein
                        Carl Mays
                        Jimmy Ryan
                        Harry Stovey
                        Bruce Sutter
                        Mickey Welch
                        Deacon White
                        Early Wynn

                        Ray Brown
                        Willie Foster

                        Leading Japanese Player
                        Leading Japanese Player


                        AL Barlick
                        Ed Bolden
                        Harry Caray
                        Charles Comiskey
                        Jack Dunn
                        Clark Griffith
                        Ernie Harriwell
                        Cal Hubbard
                        Hugh Jennings
                        Tetsuharu Kawakami
                        Paul Krichell
                        Kenesaw Mountain Landis
                        Lefty O'Doul
                        Walter O'Malley
                        George Steinbrenner
                        Last edited by julusnc; 02-05-2006, 09:26 PM.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Jack Beckley
                          Albert Belle
                          Ray Brown
                          Pete Browning
                          Max Carey
                          Stan Coveleski
                          Gavvy Cravath
                          Andre Dawson
                          Dizzy Dean
                          Hugh Duffy
                          Willie Foster
                          Stan Hack
                          Billy Herman
                          Addie Joss
                          Joe Kelley
                          Chuck Klein
                          Carl Mays
                          Pee Wee Reese
                          Jimmy Ryan
                          Victor Starfin
                          Harry Stovey
                          Bruce Sutter
                          Mickey Welch
                          Deacon White
                          Early Wynn

                          AL Barlick
                          Harry Caray
                          Charles Comiskey
                          Jack Dunn
                          Clark Griffith
                          Cal Hubbard
                          Hugh Jennings
                          Tetsuharu Kawakami
                          Paul Krichell
                          Kenesaw Mountain Landis
                          Lefty O'Doul
                          Walter O'Malley
                          Vin Scully
                          George Steinbrenner
                          George Wright

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            albert belle
                            lou boudreau
                            ken boyer
                            ray brown
                            will clark
                            stan coveleski
                            andre dawson
                            dizzy dean
                            willie foster
                            bill freehan
                            joe gordon
                            bobby grich
                            stan hack
                            billy herman
                            bob lemon
                            shigeo nagashima
                            kirby puckett
                            dick redding
                            sam rice
                            enos slaughter
                            harry stovey
                            mickey welch
                            deacon white
                            jud wilson
                            jimmy wynn
                            -------------------
                            ed bolden
                            charlie comiskey
                            jack dunn
                            john foster
                            clark griffith
                            ernie harwell
                            dave johnson
                            judge landis
                            billy martin
                            walter o'malley
                            john schuerholz
                            george steinbrenner
                            c.i. taylor
                            george weiss - the guy who gave stengel all that talent to work with!
                            j.l. wilkinson

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Jack Beckley
                              Albert Belle
                              Ray Brown
                              Pete Browning
                              Max Carey
                              Stan Coveleski
                              Gavvy Cravath
                              Andre Dawson
                              Dizzy Dean
                              Hugh Duffy
                              Willie Foster
                              Stan Hack
                              Billy Herman
                              Addie Joss
                              Joe Kelley
                              Chuck Klein
                              Carl Mays
                              Pee Wee Reese
                              Jimmy Ryan
                              Victor Starfin
                              Harry Stovey
                              Bruce Sutter
                              Mickey Welch
                              Deacon White
                              Early Wynn

                              AL Barlick
                              Harry Caray
                              Charles Comiskey
                              Jack Dunn
                              Clark Griffith
                              Ernie Harriwell
                              Cal Hubbard
                              Hugh Jennings
                              Tetsuharu Kawakami
                              Paul Krichell
                              Kenesaw Mountain Landis
                              Lefty O'Doul
                              Walter O'Malley
                              George Steinbrenner
                              George Wright

                              Comment

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