**Albright BBF HOF voting guide for April 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**: Lou Boudreau (70), Willie Foster (74), Bobby Grich (57), Jud Wilson (74), Mickey Welch (61), Enos Slaughter (61), Shigeo Nagashima (74), Bob Lemon (65), Ted Lyons (65), Albert Belle (61), Stan Hack (61), Cannonball Redding (57), Rollie Fingers (52), Isao Harimoto (52), Harry Stovey (52), Bruce Sutter (52)

**Contributors**: , Clark Griffith (65), C. I. Taylor (55), Jack Dunn (65), Harry Caray (55), Ernie Harwell (60), Tetsuharu Kawakami (55), Hughie Jennings (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 Cannonball Dick Redding (57), Willie Foster (74)

Negro League Hitters Jud Wilson (74), Pete Hill, Frank Grant

19th century pitcher Mickey Welch (61)

19th century hitter: George Wright (22), Harry Stovey (52)

Japanese pitcher: Kazuhisa Inao (26), Victor Starffin (26), Akira Bessho

Japanese hitter: Shigeo Nagashima (74), Isao Harimoto (52), Hiromitsu Ochiai

**My ballot by position plus leading vote getters****Catcher**: Bill Freehan (46)

**First Base**: Hiromitsu Ochiai,

**Second Base**: Bobby Grich (57), Joe Gordon (35), Frank Grant

**Third Base**: Shigeo Nagashima (74), Jud Wilson (74), Stan Hack (61)

**Shortstop**: Lou Boudreau (70), George Wright (22)

**Outfield**: Isao Harimoto, (52), Enos Slaughter (61), Harry Stovey (52), , Dave Parker, Pete Hill

**Starting Pitcher**: Kazuhisa Inao (26), Victor Starffin (26), Akira Bessho, Burleigh Grimes, Cannonball Dick Redding (57), Willie Foster (74), Bob Lemon(65), Ted Lyons (65), Mickey Welch (61)

**Relief pitcher**

*Bruce Sutter (52)*, Rollie Fingers (52)

**Contributors****Managers**: Hughie Jennings (50), Tetsuharu Kawakami (55), C. I. Taylor (55), , Kazuto Tsuruoka, Shigeru Mizuhara, Billy Martin (40)

**Executives**: Paul Krichell (40), George Weiss (40), Ed Bolden, Matsutaro Shoriki, Clark Griffith (65), Jack Dunn (65)

**Pioneers**: Dr. Jobe, Lefty O'Doul , Buck O'Neill (40)

**Media**: Ernie Harwell (60)[/I], Harry Caray (55)

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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