I think we’ll still go with 4 days. This poll will close Monday night.

4 Charlie Bennett 9th
1 Dan Brouthers
3 Pete Browning 6th
2 Oyster Burns
5 Fred Carroll
4 Bob Caruthers
1 Elton Chamberlain
1 Con Daily
6 Abner Dalrymple
3 Jerry Denny
1 Dave Foultz
1 Shorty Fuller
5 Pud Galvin 7th
2 Jack Glasscock 3rd
5 George Gore 5th
1 Ad Gumbert
9 Charley Jones
1 Connie Mack
10 Bobby Mathews
1 Tommy McCarthy
1 Doggie Miller
3 Tony Mullane
5 Tip O’Neill
5 Hardy Richardson
4 Harry Stovey 4th
9 Ezra Sutton
5 Mickey Welch 9th
7 Ned Williamson 8th

Bob’s ballot:

1. Brouthers
2. Glasscock
3. Stovey
4. Browning
5. Gore
6. Williamson
7. Galvin
8. Mathews
9. Mullane
10 McCarthy

Guys who I hope somebody votes for so they stay on the ballot: Bennett, Caruthers, Richardson, Sutton and Welch

Not that I think Tommy McCarthy is really worthy. It’s just I think a real HOFer should be on the ballot a few years just so we’re absolutely sure if he is or isn’t really worthy. Obviously a number of people thought he was a better choice than Bennett, Browning, Caruthers, Glasscock, Gore, Mathews, Mullane, O’Neill, Richardson, Stovey, Sutton and Williamson. That has to mean SOMETHING.

Terry’s ballot:

1. Dan Brouthers– Hit .300 16 years in a row; hit at least .330 12 times. Black ink total of 79 is highest for a position player from the 19th century. By a mile.
2. Harry Stovey
3. Charlie Bennett
4. George Gore
5. Jack Glasscock
6. Pete Browning
7. Bobby Mathews
8. Tony Mullane
9. Hardy Richardson
10. Bob Caruthers

Honorable mention
Mickey Welch
Pud Galvin
Steve O’Neill
Fred Dunlap
Ned Williamson– Gold Glove quality thirdbaseman when that position was more important than it is now; short period of effectiveness though, and a steep decline both offensively and defensively. Hard luck life, really.
Charley Jones

Interesting characters, if not great players:
Dave Foutz– 126-55 with an era+ of 135 in his first five years; 117 ops+ in his first seven years. He got started late, so the majority of his career came in his 30’s. He probably would have won the Cy Young in 1886, though Carruthers’ hitting and pitching combined might have beaten him out for the MVP. Poor man’s Carruthers overall, clearly below the original.
Connie Mack– As a manager he was 2596-2325 (.528) until age 70; 986-1489 (.398) from age 71 on. Birth name was Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy. There is no truth to the rumor that he is related to Vanna White.
Tommy McCarthy- The Don Buford of the 19th century, if being the Don Buford of the 19th century matters.

Eight ballots this time:

112 Dan Brouthers
55 Jack Glasscock
48 Harry Stovey
45 George Gore
36 Pete Browning
30 Ned Williamson
30 Pud Galvin
28 Charlie Bennett
26 Mickey Welch
17 Hardy Richardson
16 Tip O’Neill
11 Bobby Mathews
9 Dave Foutz
9 Tony Mullane
8 Bob Caruthers
3 Fred Carroll
2 Ezra Sutton
1 Oyster Burns
1 Jerry Denny
1 Tommy McCarthy

We’re going to take a short pause in the elections. In a few hours, I’m headed off for Cooperstown for a week. SABR’s annual 19th Century Committee convention meets this week, and I’ll be there. I’m planning on being back late Sunday night, so I’ll set up the 1903 election Monday.

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