OK. I am so pleased with our improved polling process that I am going to restart our former Greatest Hitter series. We had gotten up to #25, and then I discontinued it for lack of better participation.

We had gotten 23 voters, and Mike Schmidt received 7 votes (30%) to win. I thought that was completely meaningless, and didn't prove anything worth pursuing. But with our new process, maybe we can do better. Hope so!

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For the record, here are our former rankings, just in case anyone is interested.

1. Babe Ruth---------68 votes - 95.77%

1. Ted Williams-------68 - 95.77%

3. Ty Cobb-----------52 - 73.24%

4. Rogers Hornsby----36 - 50.70%

5. Lou Gehrig---------32 - 45.07%

6. Barry Bonds

7. Mickey Mantle

8. Stan Musial

9. Hank Aaron

10. Willie Mays

11. Jimmy Foxx

12. Honus Wagner

13. Frank Thomas

14. Tris Speaker

15. Frank Robinson

16. Joe DiMaggio

17. Joe Jackson

18. Josh Gibson

19. Nap Lajoie

20. Mel Ott

21. Oscar Charleston

22. Alexander Rodriguez

23. Dan Brouthers

24. Mike Schmidt

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I am asking everyone to submit your ballots with your Top 5 Greatest Hitters of All Time. We will credit them with 5 points for 1st place, 4 for second, etc.

This time, I will also provide a Form Chart for our convenience. All rounds will be listed in the order of support that they drew from the previous round. We are only voting for the #1 Greatest Hitter in this Round #1. But please submit your Top 5 Hitters. I

Round 2 will begin March 24, 2008.

This series is based on hitting only. Please disregard their fielding/running.

We had gotten 23 voters, and Mike Schmidt received 7 votes (30%) to win. I thought that was completely meaningless, and didn't prove anything worth pursuing. But with our new process, maybe we can do better. Hope so!

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

For the record, here are our former rankings, just in case anyone is interested.

1. Babe Ruth---------68 votes - 95.77%

1. Ted Williams-------68 - 95.77%

3. Ty Cobb-----------52 - 73.24%

4. Rogers Hornsby----36 - 50.70%

5. Lou Gehrig---------32 - 45.07%

6. Barry Bonds

7. Mickey Mantle

8. Stan Musial

9. Hank Aaron

10. Willie Mays

11. Jimmy Foxx

12. Honus Wagner

13. Frank Thomas

14. Tris Speaker

15. Frank Robinson

16. Joe DiMaggio

17. Joe Jackson

18. Josh Gibson

19. Nap Lajoie

20. Mel Ott

21. Oscar Charleston

22. Alexander Rodriguez

23. Dan Brouthers

24. Mike Schmidt

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

I am asking everyone to submit your ballots with your Top 5 Greatest Hitters of All Time. We will credit them with 5 points for 1st place, 4 for second, etc.

This time, I will also provide a Form Chart for our convenience. All rounds will be listed in the order of support that they drew from the previous round. We are only voting for the #1 Greatest Hitter in this Round #1. But please submit your Top 5 Hitters. I

*love*our new format.Round 2 will begin March 24, 2008.

This series is based on hitting only. Please disregard their fielding/running.

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