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  • BBF Tigers Hall of Fame - Round One

    NOTE: The Twins First Round Election is still open and will close on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

    This election will close on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 12:00 a.m.

    PLEASE READ THE FORMAT AND RULES SECTION BEFORE VOTING. THANK YOU.

    FORMAT AND RULES

    Purpose: The purpose of this project is to create a Hall of Fame for each franchise whereby each franchise will honor those individuals whose contributions and accomplishments are most notable, significant, and enduring to that franchise's history. This project is not about simply honoring those with the best statistics with each franchise.

    Standards: Each franchise has its own unique history and context, and thus contributions and accomplishments that may stand out remarkably within one franchise's history, may not be so remarkable in another franchise's history. Standards from franchise to franchise will inherently vary, and thus there should be no impetus to create equal standards among the franchises or to aspire to the standards of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Consequently, subjectivity within the context of the franchise in question will play an inevitable role when considering an individual's contributions and accomplishments with respect to that franchise. In sum, a franchise's Hall of Fame should be unaffected by the standards and contexts of other franchises as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and should be entirely a product of its own history.

    Election Format: Elections will be conducted one franchise at a time starting in chronological order with the oldest continuously and currently operational franchise. Each election will last approximately seven days.
    - Ballot Size: Voters can select up to 15 players and 5 contributors per election. Ballots that exceed the maximum limits at the close of an election will not be counted. There is no minimum ballot size.
    - Ballot Editing: To account for ongoing discussion, voters may edit their ballots as often as necessary through the end of an election.
    - Election Percentage: Any individual that is listed on at least 75% of either the player or contributor submitted ballots will be elected to that team's Hall of Fame. In instances where an individual receive votes as both a player and a contributor, that individual will be elected if listed on at least 75% of ballots in either category or if the individual's combined vote total is at least 75% of the category with the greatest number of ballots submitted.
    - Subsequent Rounds: After an election has been performed for each franchise, a second round of elections will commence, again proceeding in chronological order. A third round of elections (and perhaps beyond) may also be held depending on interest.

    Eligibility:
    - Players: Players may be considered by any currently operational franchise for which they appeared and are eligible either immediately upon officially retiring or after having not appeared at any level of professional baseball for an entire season for reasons not due to injury.
    - Contributors: Individuals that contributed in other capacities to a franchise may be considered, including managers, coaches, executives, owners, and broadcasters, but not fictional characters such as mascots. Contributors that are still active may only be elected by their current employing franchise, and cannot be considered by prior employing franchises until no longer active (this does not apply to individuals who are employed by a franchise only in nominal and/or non-integral ways, such as in scouting, consulting, or public relations capacities).
    - Multiple Capacities: The totality of contributions and accomplishments with respect to a franchise are to be considered, and thus an individual can only be elected once by a franchise. For purposes of ballot size limits, an individual should be designated either a player or contributor based on what the voter perceives to be the individual's greater role with the franchise. An individual should not be listed as either a player or contributor merely to facilitate ballot space for the other category.
    - Relocations/Renaming: Franchises that have relocated and/or been renamed, may still consider and elect individuals that were with the franchise prior to the relocation/renaming.
    - Multiple Franchises: An individual may be considered and elected by multiple franchises.


    DETROIT TIGERS
    This election will end on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 12:00 a.m.

    Franchise History
    - Founded: 1901 (AL for entire existence)
    - Former Locations/Names:

    Titles
    - World Series Championships: 4 (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984)
    - Pennants: 10 (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006)
    - Division Titles: 3 (1972, 1984, 1987)
    - Wild Card Berths: 1 (2006)

    Helpful Links
    The following links are all courtesy of baseball-reference.com, baseball-almanac.com, and wikipedia.com, and may assist voters in determining an individual's impact on this franchise:
    - Franchise Almanac
    - All Batters
    - All Pitchers
    - Batting Leaders
    - Pitching Leaders
    - Most Common Positional Starters
    - Most Common Pitching Staff Alignments
    - Managers
    - Notable Owners and Executives
    - Notable Broadcasters

    Award Recipients
    - MVP Recipients (9): Willie Hernandez (1984), Denny McLain (1968), Hal Newhouser (1945), Hal Newhouser (1944), Hank Greenberg (1940), Charlie Gehringer (1937), Hank Greenberg (1935), Mickey Cochrane (1934), Ty Cobb (1911)

    - Cy Young Recipients (3): Willie Hernandez (1984), Denny McLain (1969), Denny McLain (1968)

    - RoY Recipients (7): Justin Verlander (2006), Lou Whitaker (1978), Mark Fidrych (1976), Harvey Kuenn (1953)

    - Batting Triple Crown (1): Ty Cobb (1909)

    - Pitching Triple Crown (1): Hal Newhouser (1945)

    Multiple All Star Selections (no adjustment for double selections for 1959-1962)
    Code:
    Rank 	Player			Selections
    1	Al Kaline		18
    2	Bill Freehan		11
    3	Harvey Kuenn		8
    t4	Jim Bunning		7
    t4	Hal Newhouser		7
    t6	Tommy Bridges		6
    t6	Charlie Gehringer	6
    t6	Lance Parrish		6
    t6	Alan Trammell		6
    t10	Norm Cash		5
    t10	Hank Greenberg		5
    t10	George Kell		5
    t10	Lou Whitaker		5
    t10	Rudy York		5
    t15	Rocky Colavito		4
    t15	Travis Fryman		4
    t15	Willie Horton		4
    t15	Jack Morris		4
    t15	Ivan Rodriguez*		4
    t20	Cecil Fielder		3
    t20	Carlos Guillen*		3
    t20	Willie Hernandez	3
    t20	Frank Lary		3
    t20	Mickey Lolich		3
    t20	Dick McAuliffe		3
    t20	Denny McLain		3
    t20	Justin Verlander*	3
    t20	Vic Wertz		3
    t29	Hank Aguirre		2
    t29	Al Benton		2
    t29	Ray Boone		2
    t29	Mickey Cochrane		2
    t29	Hoot Evers		2
    t29	Mark Fidrych		2
    t29	Charlie Maxwell		2
    t29	Paul Mullin		2
    t29	Bobo Newsom		2
    t29	Magglio Ordonez*	2
    t29	Schoolboy Rowe		2
    t29	Birdie Tebbetts		2
    t29	Jason Thompson		2
    t29	Dizzy Trout		2
    	
    * Player is currently active
    Notable Managers (with at least 300 games managed with this franchise or at least one pennant win)
    Code:
    Manager			Games		Win %	WS Titles	Pennants	Div Titles	Wild Cards
    Sparky Anderson		2580		.516	1		1		2
    Bill Armour		305		.497
    Del Baker		778		.540
    Buddy Bell		461		.399
    Ty Cobb			933		.519
    Mickey Cochrane		600		.582	1		2
    Chuck Dressen		411		.539
    Phil Garner		330		.439
    Bucky Harris		1078		.481
    Ralph Houk		806		.450
    Fred Hutchinson		396		.397
    Hughie Jennings		2127		.538			3
    Jim Leyland		811		.523			1				1
    Billy Martin		452		.549					1
    George Moriarty		310		.489
    Steve O’Neill		933		.551	1		1
    Red Rolfe		539		.521
    Bob Scheffing		384		.548
    Mayo Smith		651		.560	1		1
    Alan Trammell		486		.383
    
    * Current manager
    Last edited by DoubleX; 02-05-2011, 09:31 PM.

  • #2
    Players
    Tommy Bridges
    Norm Cash
    Ty Cobb
    Sam Crawford
    Bill Freehan
    Charlie Gehringer
    Hank Greenberg
    Harry Heilmann
    Al Kaline
    Mickey Lolich
    Jack Morris
    Hal Newhouser
    Alan Trammell
    Bobby Veach
    Lou Whitaker

    Several difficult cuts here as I wish I had room this time around for at least John Hiller, Dizzy Trout, and Rudy York. After that, a strong cue including Jim Bunning, Donie Bush, Mickey Cochrane, Rocky Colavito, Hooks Dauss, Bill Donovan, Darrell Evans, Cecil Fielder, Travis Fryman, Kirk Gibson, Mike Henneman, Willie Hernandez, Willie Horton, Todd Jones, Harvey Kuenn, Frank Lary, Dick McAuliffe, Denny McLain, George Mullin, Lance Parrish, Virgil Trucks, Vic Wertz, Earl Whitehill

    Contributors
    Sparky Anderson
    Jim Campbell
    Ernie Harwell
    Hughie Jennings
    George Kell - Combined contributions as a player and broadcaster

    Was very close on owners Frank Navin and Walter Briggs, Sr.
    Last edited by DoubleX; 02-06-2011, 07:10 AM.

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    • #3
      Players
      Tommy Bridges
      Norm Cash
      Ty Cobb
      Sam Crawford
      Bill Freehan
      Charlie Gehringer
      Hank Greenberg
      Harry Heilmann
      Al Kaline
      Mickey Lolich
      Hal Newhouser
      Alan Trammell
      Dizzy Trout
      Bobby Veach
      Lou Whitaker
      Last edited by Nerdlinger; 02-06-2011, 08:39 AM.
      *** Submit your personal HOF as your ballot for the Single Ballot BBF Hall of Fame! *** Also: Buck the Fraves!

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      • #4
        My player ballot:
        Tommy Bridges
        Norm Cash
        Ty Cobb
        Sam Crawford
        Bill Freehan
        Charlie Gehringer
        Hank Greenberg
        Harry Heilmann
        Al Kaline
        Mickey Lolich
        Hal Newhouser
        Alan Trammell
        Dizzy Trout
        Bobby Veach
        Lou Whitaker

        My contributor ballot:
        Sparky Anderson
        Jim Campbell
        Mickey Cochrane
        Ernie Harwell
        Hughie Jennings

        current players who can't make my queue yet, but will:
        Carlos Guillen
        Justin Verlander

        Players in my queue (in approximate order):
        Donie Bush
        Dick McAuliffe
        Jack Morris
        Frank Lary
        Lance Parrish
        Jim Bunning
        Tony Phillips
        Chet Lemon
        Bill Donovan
        John Hiller
        Billy Rogell
        Virgil Trucks
        Travis Fryman
        Rudy York
        Kirk Gibson
        Denny McLain
        Willie Horton
        George Mullin
        Fred Hutchinson
        Schoolboy Rowe
        George Kell
        Hooks Dauss
        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.

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        • #5
          Player ballot (15)
          Tommy Bridges
          Norm Cash
          Ty Cobb
          Sam Crawford
          Bill Freehan
          Charlie Gehringer
          Hank Greenberg
          Harry Heilmann
          Al Kaline
          Mickey Lolich
          Hal Newhouser
          Alan Trammell
          Dizzy Trout
          Bobby Veach
          Lou Whitaker

          Contributor ballot (5)
          Sparky Anderson
          Jim Campbell
          Mickey Cochrane
          Ernie Harwell
          Hughie Jennings

          Comment


          • #6
            Players (15)
            Tommy Bridges
            Ty Cobb
            Sam Crawford
            Bill Freehan
            Charlie Gehringer
            Hank Greenberg
            Harry Heilmann
            Al Kaline
            George Kell
            Mickey Lolich
            Jack Morris
            New Newhouser
            Lance Parrish
            Alan Trammell
            Lou Whitaker

            Contributors (5)
            Sparky Anderson
            Jim Campbell
            Mickey Cochrane
            Ernie Harwell
            Hughie Jennings
            Last edited by Ace Venom; 02-06-2011, 08:32 AM.
            RIP Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010).

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            • #7
              Detroit Tigers... These guys certainly do span quite a few "eras".

              Hal Newhouser
              Jack Morris
              John Hiller
              Bill Freehan
              Lance Parrish
              Hank Greenberg
              Norm Cash
              Charlie Gehringer
              Lou Whitaker
              Alan Trammell
              Bobby Veach
              Ty Cobb
              Al Kaline
              Sam Crawford
              Harry Heilmann

              ------------

              Hughie Jennings
              Sparky Anderson
              Ernie Harwell
              George Kell
              Mickey Cochrane
              Your Second Base Coach
              Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey started 833 times and the Dodgers went 498-335, for a .598 winning percentage. That’s equal to a team going 97-65 over a season. On those occasions when at least one of them missed his start, the Dodgers were 306-267-1, which is a .534 clip. That works out to a team going 87-75. So having all four of them added 10 wins to the Dodgers per year.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5hCIvMule0

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              • #8
                Players:

                Tommy Bridges
                Norm Cash
                Ty Cobb
                Sam Crawford
                Bill Freehan
                Charlie Gehringer
                Hank Greeberg
                Harry Heilman
                Al Kaline
                Mickey Lolich
                Dick McAuliffe
                Hal Newhouser
                Lance Parrish
                Alan Trammell
                Lou Whitaker

                Contributors:

                Sparky Anderson
                Jim Campbell
                Mickey Cochrane
                Ernie Harwell
                Hughie Jennings

                In my player queue:

                Lu Blue
                Jim Bunning
                Donie Bush
                Rocky Colavito
                Hooks Dauss
                Bill Donovan
                Pete Fox
                Kirk Gibson
                Harvey Kuenn
                Frank Lary
                Chet Lemon
                Heinie Manush
                Charlie Maxwell
                Jack Morris
                Mickey Tettleton
                Virgil Trucks
                Bobby Veach
                Gee Walker
                Rudy York

                Cochrane's stay with the Tigers was brief, but under him, he won the league MVP as a player, and the pennant as manager. The Tigers had some very successful years under him as manager, so he gets the nod as a contributor rather than as a player.

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                • #9
                  Players
                  Tommy Bridges
                  Donie Bush
                  Norm Cash
                  Ty Cobb
                  Sam Crawford
                  Bill Freehan
                  Charlie Gehringer
                  Hank Greenberg
                  Harry Heilmann
                  Al Kaline
                  Mickey Lolich
                  Hal Newhouser
                  Alan Trammell
                  Bobby Veach
                  Lou Whitaker

                  Contributors
                  Sparky Anderson
                  Jim Campbell
                  Mickey Cochrane
                  Ernie Harwell
                  Hughie Jennings

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Players:
                    Ty Cobb
                    Al Kaline
                    Sam Crawford
                    Charlie Gehringer
                    Lou Whitaker
                    Alan Trammell
                    Hank Greenberg
                    Norm Cash
                    Bill Freehan
                    Harry Heilmann
                    Hal Newhouser
                    Mickey Lolich
                    Tommy Bridges
                    Dizzy Trout
                    George Mullin
                    Contributers
                    Sparky Anderson
                    Hughie Jennings
                    Jim Campbell
                    George Kell
                    Ernie Harwell
                    Chop! Chop! Chop!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Players
                      Tommy Bridges
                      Norm Cash
                      Ty Cobb
                      Sam Crawford
                      Bill Freehan
                      Charlie Gehringer
                      Hank Greenberg
                      Harry Heilmann
                      Al Kaline
                      Mickey Lolich
                      Jack Morris
                      George Mullin
                      Hal Newhouser
                      Alan Trammell
                      Lou Whitkaer

                      Contributors
                      Sparky Anderson
                      Jim Campbell
                      Mickey Cochrane
                      Ernie Harwell
                      Hughie Jennings
                      Lets Go Yankees, Valley Cats, Dutchmen, UT Spartans and ECU Pirates.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Tommy Bridges
                        Norm Cash
                        Ty Cobb
                        Sam Crawford
                        Bill Freehan
                        Charley Gehringer
                        Hank Greenberg
                        Harry Heilmann
                        Al Kaline
                        Mickey Lolich
                        Hal Newhouser
                        Alan Trammell
                        Dizzy Trout
                        Lou Whitaker
                        Bobby Veach

                        Contributors

                        Sparky Anderson
                        Jim Campbell
                        Hughie Jennings
                        Ernie Harwell

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Tommy Bridges
                          Ty Cobb
                          Sam Crawford
                          Bill Freehan
                          Charlie Gehringer
                          Hank Greenberg
                          Harry Heilmann
                          Willie Horton
                          Al Kaline
                          Mickey Lolich
                          Jack Morris
                          New Newhouser
                          Lance Parrish
                          Alan Trammell
                          Lou Whitaker

                          Contributors (5)
                          Jim Campbell
                          Mickey Cochrane
                          Ernie Harwell
                          Hughie Jennings
                          George Kell

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            This is the oldest ballclub in the league, original to the reorganization of the Western League, November 1893 in Detroit. Yet it must have been the least weighty continuing member during the time that the league achieved majority. There was a lot of turnover in ownership and management at least from 1899 to 1907 when Hugh Jennings took the bench. (George Stallings, Frank Dwyer, and Ed Barrow preceded him, among others.)

                            IIRC there were deep pockets for a while, with owner Sam Angus from 1902, but the polar opposite was the case during 1900 and 1901. At that time the rival American Association had pretty good financial backing in Detroit (Angus?) but the Wolverines/Tigers did not. Founding owner Vanderbeck put the club on the market anticipating his divorce settlement, later changed his mind and fought for control in the newspapers if not in the courtroom. New owners Jimmy Burns and George Stallings were small-time sporting entrepreneurs, focusing on indoor events iirc. They did acquire and develop a ballpark where the Tigers could profitably play Sunday games, practically in Detroit.

                            Contributors
                            Frank Navin
                            Hugh Jennings
                            Ty Tyson
                            Ernie Harwell
                            Sparky Anderson
                            Last edited by Paul Wendt; 02-09-2011, 02:34 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Players
                              Sam Crawford
                              Ty Cobb
                              Donie Bush
                              Bobby Veach
                              Harry Heilmann
                              Charlie Gehringer
                              Tommy Bridges
                              Hank Greenberg
                              Hal Newhouser
                              Al Kaline
                              Norm Cash
                              Dick McAuliffe
                              Bill Freehan
                              Alan Trammell
                              Lou Whitaker
                              Last edited by Paul Wendt; 02-09-2011, 02:45 PM.

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