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BBF VC Progressive HoF Contributors Election: 1991

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  • BBF VC Progressive HoF Contributors Election: 1991

    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:

    Leecemark
    Jalbright
    Fielding Marshall
    Ace Venom
    dgarza
    Paul Wendt
    jjpm74
    cowtipper
    PVNick
    SavoyBG
    Brad Harris
    Domenic


    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.

    Newly Eligible
    Sy Berger
    Jack Buck
    Jim Campbell
    Alvin Dark
    Howie Haak
    Billy Martin
    Gene Mauch
    Red Schoendienst
    Lee Weyer

    HALL OF FAME CONTRIBUTORS

    Members of the Progressive HOF elected as Contributors:

    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
    1961:
    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

    Previous VC Contributors Threads:

    1920
    1925
    1930
    1936
    1941
    1946
    1951
    1956
    1961
    1966
    1971
    1976
    1981
    1986

    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.
    Last edited by Ace Venom; 07-11-2010, 08:33 PM.
    RIP Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010).

  • #3
    So who's new this time?
    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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    • #4
      Originally posted by jalbright View Post
      So who's new this time?
      I added a newly eligible section to the original post.

      Sy Berger
      Jack Buck
      Jim Campbell
      Alvin Dark
      Howie Haak
      Billy Martin
      Gene Mauch
      Red Schoendienst
      Lee Weyer
      RIP Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010).

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      • #5
        These are the ones I am definitely voting for. If people want to make a case for some of the others, I'm listening:

        Al Barlick
        O.P. Caylor
        Candy Cummings
        Leo Durocher
        Bob Ferguson
        Ford Frick
        Clark Griffith
        Bucky Harris
        Cal Hubbard
        Billy Martin
        Gene Mauch
        Bill McKechnie
        Walter O'Malley
        Buck O'Neill
        Red Schoendienst
        Bob Sheppard
        Matsutaro Shoriki
        Philip Wrigley
        Last edited by jjpm74; 07-12-2010, 05:06 PM. Reason: Added Bob Sheppard to my ballot

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        • #6
          Al Barlick
          Harry Caray
          Nestor Chylak
          Fred Clarke
          Barney Dreyfuss
          Jack Dunn
          Leo Durocher
          Bob Ferguson
          Clark Griffith
          Ernie Harwell
          Ring Lardner
          Tommy McCarthy
          Marvin Miller
          Wilbert Robinson
          Red Smith
          George Weiss
          Philip Wrigley
          .


          19th Century League Champion
          1900s League Champion
          1910s League Champion

          1930s League Division Winner
          1950s League Champion
          1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
          1960s League Division Winner
          1970s League Champion
          1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
          1980s League Champion
          All Time Greats League Champion

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Ace Venom View Post
            These contributors were dropped from the master list, but could be added back in by nomination:
            ...
            It may be useful to maintain both the ballot and the dropped together in one master list. Use a status field to generate the two lists from one. Then no one will be double listed (Jack Dunn, Frank Osborn, Grantland Rice, Wilbert Robinson, Sol White, others?).


            Does "nomination" really mean some number of write-in votes? From the dropped, not duplicated on the official ballot, I have voted for Frank Bancroft and C.I. Taylor. From out of the blue I have nominated Larry Ritter.

            One outsider for consideration next time is the founder of SABR, Bob Davids (1926-2002). That's all for me. Your past and present process, Ace, seems likely to turn up anyone likely to be a candidate for salaried work, on the other hand, which is the industry employees broadly defined.


            Howie Haak in the Bullpen wiki
            Last edited by Paul Wendt; 07-11-2010, 09:39 PM.

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            • #8
              Cap Anson
              Al Barlick
              Sy Berger
              Jack Brickhouse
              Jack Buck
              Harry Caray
              Frank Chance
              Happy Chandler
              Fred Clarke
              Candy Cummings
              Leo Durocher
              Billy Evans
              Ford Frick
              Gus Greenlee
              Clark Griffith
              Bucky Harris
              Cal Hubbard
              Hughie Jennings
              Ring Lardner
              Effa Manley
              Billy Martin
              Gene Mauch
              Walter O'Malley
              Jorge Pasquel
              Wilbert Robinson
              Red Smith
              Alfred H. Spink
              C.I. Taylor
              Kazuto Tsuruoaka
              Sol White
              Tom Yawkey

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Ace Venom View Post
                I added a newly eligible section to the original post.
                I will find that most helpful. Thanks.

                My ballot:

                Durocher
                Harris
                Kawakami
                Billy Martin
                McKechnine
                Miller
                Mizuhara
                O'Malley
                O'Neill
                Shoriki
                Tsuruoka

                The newly eligibles have been added in bold.
                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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                • #10
                  Emmett Ashford
                  Al Barlick
                  Jack Brickhouse
                  Jack Buck
                  O.P. Caylor
                  Nestor Chylak
                  Candy Cummings
                  Barney Dreyfuss
                  Jack Dunn
                  Leo Durocher
                  Billy Evans
                  Bob Ferguson
                  Bud Fowler
                  Curt Gowdy
                  Gus Greenlee
                  Clark Griffith
                  Ernie Harwell
                  Gil Hodges
                  Cal Hubbard
                  Tetsuharu Kawakami
                  Ring Lardner
                  Al Lopez
                  Lee MacPhail
                  Tommy McCarthy
                  Bill McKechnie
                  Marvin Miller
                  Shigeru Mizuhara
                  Tim Murnane
                  Danny Murtagh
                  Jim Mutrie
                  Lindsey Nelson
                  Walter O'Malley
                  Buck O'Neill
                  Harry Clay Pulliam
                  Henry Grantland Rice
                  Jacob Ruppert
                  Bob Sheppard
                  Matsutaro Shoriki
                  Red Smith
                  Alfred H. Spink
                  C.I. Taylor
                  Kazuto Tsuruoaka
                  Chris Von der Ahe

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                  • #11
                    Sy Berger
                    Jack Brickhouse
                    Harry Caray
                    Happy Chandler
                    Fred Clarke
                    Candy Cummings
                    Leo Durocher
                    Bud Fowler
                    Ford Frick
                    Warren Giles
                    Clark Griffith
                    Billy Martin
                    Bill McKechnie
                    Marvin Miller
                    Shigeru Mizuhara
                    Buck O'Neill
                    Harry Clay Pulliam
                    Henry Grantland Rice
                    Bob Sheppard
                    Red Smith
                    Alfred H. Spink
                    C.I. Taylor
                    Phillip Wrigley
                    RIP Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010).

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                    • #12
                      Al Barlick
                      Jack Brickhouse
                      Jack Buck
                      O.P. Caylor
                      Frank Chance
                      Happy Chandler
                      Nestor Chylak
                      Fred Clarke
                      Candy Cummings
                      Leo Durocher
                      Billy Evans
                      John B. Foster
                      Ford Frick
                      Warren Giles
                      Curt Gowdy
                      Gus Greenlee
                      Clark Griffith
                      Bucky Harris
                      Ernie Harwell
                      Cal Hubbard
                      Al Lopez
                      Billy Martin
                      Gene Mauch
                      Lee MacPhail
                      Bill McKechnie
                      Marvin Miller
                      Walter O'Malley
                      Henry Grantland Rice
                      Matsutaro Shoriki
                      Red Smith
                      Alfred H. Spink
                      C.I. Taylor
                      Kazuto Tsuruoaka
                      Sol White
                      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

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                      • #13
                        Al Barlick
                        Sy Berger
                        O. P. Caylor
                        Happy Chandler
                        Nestor Chylak
                        Candy Cummings
                        Barney Dreyfuss
                        Billy Evans
                        Bob Ferguson
                        Ford Frick
                        Howie Haak
                        Tommy McCarthy
                        Tim Murnane
                        Walter O'Malley
                        Buck O'Neill
                        Frank Osborn
                        Harry Clay Pulliam
                        Henry Grantland Rice
                        Jacob Ruppert
                        Alfred H. Spink
                        Sol White

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                        • #14
                          Al Barlick
                          Nestor Chylak
                          Fred Clarke
                          Jack Dunn
                          Leo Durocher
                          Billy Martin
                          Tommy McCarthy
                          Walter O'Malley
                          Buck O'Neill
                          Matsutaro Shoriki
                          Kazuto Tsuruoaka
                          George Weiss
                          Philip Wrigley

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                          • #15
                            Cap Anson
                            Al Barlick
                            Sy Berger
                            Jack Brickhouse
                            Jack Buck
                            Harry Caray
                            O.P. Caylor
                            Frank Chance
                            Happy Chandler
                            Nestor Chylak
                            Fred Clarke
                            Candy Cummings
                            Barney Dreyfuss
                            Jack Dunn
                            Leo Durocher
                            Billy Evans
                            Bob Ferguson
                            Bud Fowler
                            Ford Frick
                            Curt Gowdy
                            Clark Griffith
                            Howie Haak
                            Ernie Harwell
                            Ralph Houk
                            Cal Hubbard
                            Fred Hutchinson
                            Tetsuharu Kawakami
                            Al Lopez
                            Lee MacPhail
                            Billy Martin
                            Gene Mauch
                            Tommy McCarthy
                            Bill McKechnie
                            Marvin Miller
                            Shigeru Mizuhara
                            Danny Murtaugh
                            Jim Mutrie
                            Walter O'Malley
                            Buck O'Neill
                            Frank Osborn
                            Henry Grantland Rice
                            Jackie Robinson
                            Wilbert Robinson
                            Jacob Ruppert
                            Red Schoendienst
                            Bob Sheppard
                            Matsutaro Shoriki
                            Alfred H. Spink
                            C.I. Taylor
                            Kazuto Tsuruoka
                            Chris Von der Ahe
                            Lee Weyer
                            Sol White
                            Phillip Wrigley
                            Tom Yawkey
                            RIP Dave Niehaus
                            RIP Gary Moore

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