1914

Sorry, guys, but there are 21 new names to look at. Most will be quickly dismissed and never heard from again. Good players all, but not a lot of them are great. This election will end Tuesday.

1 John Anderson
1 Jimmy Barrett
1 Shad Barry
1 Harry Bay
1 Dave Brain
8 Cupid Childs 7th
9 Jack Clements
1 Jimmy Collins
2 Tommy Corcoran
2 Lave Cross 9th
1 Bill Coughlin
3 Hugh Duffy 3rd
4 Duke Farrell
13 Dave Foutz
2 Buck Freeman
3 Mike Grady
11 Mike Griffin 10th
3 Noodles Hahn
1 Emmet Heidrick
1 Charlie Hickman
7 Dummy Hoy
1 Fielder Jones
11 Bill Joyce
1 Joe Kelley
5 Herman Long 8th
2 Bobby Lowe
12 Denny Lyons
1 Ed McFarland
1 Dan McGann
1 Joe McGinnity
3 John McGraw 6th
10 Ed McKean
3 Sam Mertes
15 Tony Mullane 4th
11 Billy Nash
1 Ossie Schrenkengost
3 Kip Selbach
1 Socks Seybold
1 Ed Siever
1 Jimmy Slagle
8 Elmer Smith
3 Chick Stahl
1 Sammy Strang
1 Dummy Taylor
2 Jack Taylor
10 Mike Tiernan 5th
1 John Warner
6 Chief Zimmer

Bob’s ballot:

1. Mullane
2. Collins
3. McGinnity
4. Kelley
5. Cross
6. Jones
7. Tiernan
8. Griffin
9. Duffy
10. Childs

Terry’s ballot:

1. Joe McGinnity- 10 seasons in the majors; led the league in wins 5 times. Played professionally until he was 54 years old and won nearly 500 games. I see no reason to make him wait.
2. Tony Mullane
3. Hugh Duffy
4. Jimmy Collins– He’s going in, obviously; if not this year then very soon. I don’t mind him waiting a year or two.
5. Mike Tiernan
6. John McGraw
7. Joe Kelley- Good player; maybe not a clear Hall of Famer, though. He looks like a perfect middle level D to me.
8. Cupid Childs
9. Herman Long
10. Kip Selbach

Honorable Mention

Chief Zimmer
Elmer Smith

Interesting players/people
Socks Seybold- Not the luckiest ballplayer I’ve ever seen. He was a slugger who was born 30 years too early, and like Gavy Gravvath he wasted several prime years in the minors. He died in a car accident, 51 years old, married for many years but childless. He held the AL record for homeruns from 1902 until Babe Ruth broke it in 1919.

Jimmy Slagle- The champion Cubbies’ Cesar Geronimo.

Dummy Taylor- If you haven’t read his wiki page, you should. He was a fascinating, impressive guy. He faced Dummy Hoy one time, and Hoy got 2 hits off of him. Imagine if he had knocked Hoy down. Not to make light of sign language, but I would have loved to have seen that argument.

Results

Results from 8 ballots…

96 Jimmy Collins
82 Joe McGinnity
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56 Hugh Duffy
51 Joe Kelley
38 Tony Mullane
29 John McGraw
27 Mike Tiernan
20 Herman Long
19 Fielder Jones
18 Cupid Child
14 Lave Cross
7 Jack Clements
7 Chief Zimmer
5 Elmer Smith
4 Mike Griffin
4 Denny Lyons
4 Billy Nash
3 Dummy Hoy
2 Bill Joyce
1 Noodles Hahn
1 Kip Selbach

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