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Like School on Saturday, Part VII

2004-01-14 00:32

by Mike Carminati

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | Run Off PCT | inducted |

528 | Mel Ott | A | 61.44% | 68.45% | N |

435 | Jimmie Foxx | A | 55.56% | 47.59% | N |

423 | Paul Waner | A | 47.71% | 33.69% | N |

383 | Charlie Gehringer | B | 66.67% | 85.03% | Y |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 9.80% | 0.00% | N |

375 | Al Simmons | B | 58.17% | 40.64% | N |

356 | Harry Heilmann | B | 38.56% | 27.81% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.00% | 0.00% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 2.61% | 0.00% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 7.84% | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 21.57% | 8.56% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 1.96% | 0.00% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 22.88% | 3.74% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 14.38% | 2.14% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 0.00% | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 2.61% | 0.00% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 2.61% | 0.00% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 42.48% | 20.86% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 9.15% | 0.00% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 18.95% | 7.49% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 37.91% | 20.86% | N |

Number selected: 1

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 25.00%

Percentage by Grade: 0.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 18.18%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 100.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (375.76 WS avg)? 100.00%

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

478 | Kid Nichols | A | 0.00% | Y |

446 | Sam Crawford | A | 0.00% | N |

413 | Tim Keefe | A | 0.00% | N |

409 | John Ward | A | 0.00% | N |

403 | Pud Galvin | A | 0.00% | N |

399 | Tony Mullane | B | 0.00% | N |

398 | George Davis | B | 0.00% | N |

396 | John Clarkson | B | 0.00% | N |

394 | Bill Dahlen | B | 0.00% | N |

363 | Roger Connor | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Sherry Magee | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Mickey Welch | B | 0.00% | N |

345 | Bobby Wallace | B | 0.00% | N |

344 | George Van Haltren | B | 0.00% | N |

339 | Jimmy Sheckard | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Bob Caruthers | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Billy Hamilton | B | 0.00% | N |

328 | Tommy Leach | B | 0.00% | N |

318 | Jake Beckley | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Jimmy Ryan | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Joe Kelley | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Bid McPhee | B | 0.00% | N |

301 | Frank Baker | B | 0.00% | N |

296 | Mordecai Brown | C | 0.00% | Y |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 50.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 8.33%

Percentage by Grade: 50.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 7.69%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 50.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (375.76 WS avg)? 50.00%

Typical election by the Old Timers: They pick the best candidate and then the 24th best. Nichols was another 1894 Oriole, so maybe it was just a coincidence that he was the Win Share leader.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

528 | Mel Ott | A | 68.45% | N |

435 | Jimmie Foxx | A | 61.31% | N |

423 | Paul Waner | A | 56.55% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 10.12% | N |

375 | Al Simmons | B | 53.57% | N |

356 | Harry Heilmann | B | 51.79% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.00% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 1.19% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 8.33% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 19.64% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 0.60% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 32.14% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 1.19% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 4.76% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 3.57% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 46.43% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 9.52% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 25.00% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 39.29% | N |

Number selected: 0

Percentage by Top Win Shares: N/A

Percentage based on bypassed: N/A

Percentage by Grade: N/A

Percentage by Grade bypassed: N/A

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? N/A

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (376.42 WS avg)? N/A (Ott, Foxx, Waner, and Wheat qualified and Simmons was close.)

Typical election for the writers: no one was selected out a group of qualified candidates.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

528 | Mel Ott | A | 87.17% | Y |

435 | Jimmie Foxx | A | 79.20% | Y |

423 | Paul Waner | A | 71.68% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 8.41% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 0.00% | N |

375 | Al Simmons | B | 51.33% | N |

356 | Harry Heilmann | B | 67.70% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.00% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 0.00% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 11.95% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 19.47% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 0.44% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 25.22% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 1.33% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 2.21% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 52.21% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 9.29% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 31.42% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 48.67% | N |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 100.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 100.00%

Percentage by Grade: 100.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 100.00%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 100.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (376.42 WS avg)? 100.00% (three others qualified)

Well, that's a little better. The top two got in and a number of the better candidates crept towards the 75% threshold. So what changed? Bill James says that at this time a subtle change was made to the procedures that made a big difference. A copy of the previous year's results accompanied the ballot that was sent to each voter. This may seem minor but it ushered in a brief golden age of Hall voting. That is, until it was discontinue in 1956—you see, it made way too much sense.

James also mentions that briefly players in uniform, that is, as a manager or coach, were barred from the vote. He said that this lasted a couple of years. I have not excluded any players who would have been thusly barred for two reasons: First, I'm too lazy and second, it was such a short-lived and arbitrary rule (what about GMs and scouts) that I would rather evaluate each ballot by the players that should have been available. (Note: Appling was the manager of the Memphis Chicks in the Southern Assoc., which may explain his lack of support. Red Ruffing was also managing in the minors at the time.)

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

423 | Paul Waner | A | 83.33% | Y |

387 | Joe DiMaggio | B | 0.00% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 12.82% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 0.00% | N |

375 | Al Simmons | B | 60.26% | N |

356 | Harry Heilmann | B | 86.75% | Y |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.00% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 0.00% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 0.00% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 0.43% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 32.91% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 0.00% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 1.28% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 59.40% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 10.26% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 43.16% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 56.84% | N |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 50.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 33.33%

Percentage by Grade: 100.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 38.46%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 100.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (380.89 WS avg)? 50.00% (two others qualified)

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

387 | Joe DiMaggio | B | 44.32% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 12.12% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 0.76% | N |

375 | Al Simmons | B | 75.38% | Y |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.38% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 0.00% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 20.83% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 26.14% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 1.14% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 39.39% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 0.00% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 1.14% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 67.80% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 12.12% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 52.65% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 62.12% | N |

298 | Billy Herman | C | 0.00% | N |

292 | Kiki Cuyler | C | 6.82% | N |

292 | Red Faber | C | 3.41% | N |

287 | Bob Johnson | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Jack Quinn | C | 0.00% | N |

286 | Burleigh Grimes | C | 3.41% | N |

285 | Heinie Manush | C | 0.00% | N |

281 | Bobby Doerr | C | 0.76% | N |

280 | Earl Averill | C | 0.00% | N |

278 | Bill Terry | C | 72.35% | N |

278 | Dixie Walker | C | 0.00% | N |

277 | Lou Boudreau | C | 0.00% | N |

277 | Joe Sewell | C | 0.00% | N |

272 | Heinie Groh | C | 0.00% | N |

270 | Joe Judge | C | 0.00% | N |

269 | Dave Bancroft | C | 3.79% | N |

267 | Hank Greenberg | C | 30.30% | N |

263 | Augie Galan | C | 0.00% | N |

262 | Waite Hoyt | C | 5.30% | N |

258 | Jim Bottomley | C | 3.79% | N |

258 | Buddy Myer | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Bucky Walters | C | 3.79% | N |

256 | Carl Mays | C | 0.00% | N |

252 | Dick Bartell | C | 0.00% | N |

252 | Tony Lazzeri | C | 10.61% | N |

245 | Stan Coveleski | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Jimmy Dykes | C | 1.89% | N |

245 | Sam Jones | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Wally Schang | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Lloyd Waner | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Joe Kuhel | C | 0.00% | N |

242 | Joe Gordon | C | 0.00% | N |

241 | Wally Berger | C | 0.00% | N |

241 | Dolf Luque | C | 0.38% | N |

241 | Dazzy Vance | C | 56.82% | N |

239 | Roger Peckinpaugh | C | 1.14% | N |

238 | Chuck Klein | C | 0.00% | N |

237 | Wally Moses | C | 0.00% | N |

235 | Cy Williams | C | 1.52% | N |

234 | Mel Harder | C | 3.03% | N |

233 | Ben Chapman | C | 0.00% | N |

233 | Wes Ferrell | C | 0.00% | N |

232 | Babe Herman | C | 0.76% | N |

231 | Paul Derringer | C | 0.00% | N |

231 | Jack Fournier | C | 0.00% | N |

231 | George Uhle | C | 0.00% | N |

227 | Earle Combs | C | 1.14% | N |

227 | Stuffy McInnis | C | 0.00% | N |

225 | Tommy Bridges | C | 0.00% | N |

225 | Urban Shocker | C | 0.00% | N |

224 | Dolph Camilli | D | 0.00% | N |

224 | Hack Wilson | D | 16.29% | N |

223 | Charlie Root | D | 0.00% | N |

223 | Bob Shawkey | D | 0.00% | N |

222 | Freddie Fitzsimmons | D | 0.00% | N |

220 | Lon Warneke | D | 0.00% | N |

219 | Doc Cramer | D | 0.00% | N |

218 | Larry French | D | 0.00% | N |

218 | Charlie Keller | D | 0.38% | N |

218 | Ernie Lombardi | D | 0.00% | N |

217 | Jeff Heath | D | 0.00% | N |

216 | Harlond Clift | D | 0.00% | N |

214 | Rudy York | D | 0.00% | N |

211 | Travis Jackson | D | 0.76% | N |

209 | Eddie Rommel | D | 0.38% | N |

208 | Lonny Frey | D | 0.00% | N |

208 | Tommy Henrich | D | 3.79% | N |

207 | Jesse Haines | D | 1.52% | N |

206 | Rick Ferrell | D | 0.00% | N |

205 | Tom Zachary | D | 0.00% | N |

203 | Tony Cuccinello | D | 0.00% | N |

203 | Wally Pipp | D | 0.00% | N |

203 | Earl Whitehill | D | 0.00% | N |

202 | Marty McManus | D | 0.00% | N |

202 | Ken Williams | D | 0.00% | N |

201 | Willie Kamm | D | 0.00% | N |

199 | Ken Keltner | D | 0.00% | N |

198 | Lu Blue | D | 0.00% | N |

198 | Charlie Grimm | D | 3.41% | N |

196 | Bing Miller | D | 0.00% | N |

195 | Joe Bush | D | 0.00% | N |

195 | Pinky Higgins | D | 0.00% | N |

194 | Red Lucas | D | 0.00% | N |

193 | George Grantham | D | 0.00% | N |

193 | George Kelly | D | 0.00% | N |

193 | Freddie Lindstrom | D | 0.00% | N |

192 | Sam West | D | 0.00% | N |

191 | Lee Meadows | D | 0.00% | N |

191 | Ray Schalk | D | 19.70% | N |

190 | Riggs Stephenson | D | 0.00% | N |

189 | Frankie Crosetti | D | 0.00% | N |

188 | Tommy Holmes | D | 0.00% | N |

186 | Chick Hafey | D | 0.76% | N |

185 | Lefty Gomez | D | 13.26% | N |

184 | Max Bishop | D | 0.00% | N |

184 | Bob Meusel | D | 0.00% | N |

183 | Ossie Bluege | D | 0.00% | N |

183 | Art Nehf | D | 0.00% | N |

181 | Dizzy Dean | D | 79.17% | Y |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 1.70%

Percentage by Grade: 50.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 2.27%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 50.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (381.24 WS avg)? 0.00% (Only DiMaggio qualified)

Well, maybe "Golden Age" is a bit strong. Simmons was a good choice, but Dean was a poor one. He was a great pitcher but was washed up by 27 and only had six full seasons in the majors. The Hall would later rightfully elect Sandy Koufax under similar circumstance. However, Koufax had a better peak. Being a broadcaster and one of the "Gas House Gang" didn't hurt him. Dean's election pushed the envelope for peak-based players, but at least they didn't pick his brother.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

446 | Sam Crawford | A | 0.00% | N |

413 | Tim Keefe | A | 0.00% | N |

409 | John Ward | A | 0.00% | N |

403 | Pud Galvin | A | 0.00% | N |

399 | Tony Mullane | B | 0.00% | N |

398 | George Davis | B | 0.00% | N |

396 | John Clarkson | B | 0.00% | N |

394 | Bill Dahlen | B | 0.00% | N |

363 | Roger Connor | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Sherry Magee | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Mickey Welch | B | 0.00% | N |

345 | Bobby Wallace | B | 0.00% | Y |

344 | George Van Haltren | B | 0.00% | N |

339 | Jimmy Sheckard | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Bob Caruthers | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Billy Hamilton | B | 0.00% | N |

328 | Tommy Leach | B | 0.00% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 0.00% | N |

318 | Jake Beckley | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Jimmy Ryan | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Joe Kelley | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Bid McPhee | B | 0.00% | N |

301 | Frank Baker | B | 0.00% | N |

294 | Kid Gleason | C | 0.00% | N |

294 | Joe Jackson | C | 0.00% | N |

293 | Amos Rusie | C | 0.00% | N |

293 | Vic Willis | C | 0.00% | N |

292 | Dave Foutz | C | 0.00% | N |

291 | Elmer Flick | C | 0.00% | N |

290 | George Burns | C | 0.00% | N |

290 | Fielder Jones | C | 0.00% | N |

289 | Larry Doyle | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Ed Konetchy | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Jack Powell | C | 0.00% | N |

285 | Elmer Smith | C | 0.00% | N |

285 | Jack Stivetts | C | 0.00% | N |

283 | Charlie Buffinton | C | 0.00% | N |

278 | Lave Cross | C | 0.00% | N |

275 | Jim Whitney | C | 0.00% | N |

273 | Clark Griffith | C | 0.00% | N |

273 | Adonis Terry | C | 0.00% | N |

272 | Cy Seymour | C | 0.00% | N |

266 | Wilbur Cooper | C | 0.00% | N |

266 | Clyde Milan | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Herman Long | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Harry Stovey | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Bobby Veach | C | 0.00% | N |

263 | Jake Daubert | C | 0.00% | N |

263 | Silver King | C | 0.00% | N |

261 | Jack Glasscock | C | 0.00% | N |

260 | Roy Thomas | C | 0.00% | N |

259 | Guy Hecker | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Larry Gardner | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Gus Weyhing | C | 0.00% | N |

255 | George Mullin | C | 0.00% | N |

254 | Dummy Hoy | C | 0.00% | N |

251 | Mike Tiernan | C | 0.00% | N |

250 | George Gore | C | 0.00% | N |

249 | Paul Hines | C | 0.00% | N |

249 | Fred Tenney | C | 0.00% | N |

247 | Eddie Cicotte | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Mike Griffin | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Babe Adams | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Tommy Bond | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Al Orth | C | 0.00% | N |

242 | Del Pratt | C | 0.00% | N |

239 | Frank Schulte | C | 0.00% | N |

239 | Will White | C | 0.00% | N |

238 | Cupid Childs | C | 0.00% | N |

238 | Harry Davis | C | 0.00% | N |

236 | Sam Thompson | C | 0.00% | N |

235 | Doc White | C | 0.00% | N |

233 | Jesse Tannehill | C | 0.00% | N |

232 | Donie Bush | C | 0.00% | N |

231 | Chief Bender | C | 0.00% | Y |

231 | Hal Chase | C | 0.00% | N |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 2.63%

Percentage by Grade: 0.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 2.91%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 50.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (381.24 WS avg)? 0.00% (Eight qualified)

The Old Timers committee had been laying low since the 1949. Actually, so low that many were six feet underground. A new committee infamously named the Veterans Committee replaced ye Old Timers. In 1953 they inducted six men, including four non-players.

The two players they selected in 1953 might have been out of a hat. Bender was borderline at best. Wallace was a fine choice, but there were so many better. And it would get worse.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

387 | Joe DiMaggio | B | 69.44% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 13.10% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 0.00% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 0.79% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 0.40% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 21.83% | N |

338 | Johnny Mize | B | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 33.73% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 3.57% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 59.92% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 0.00% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 1.98% | N |

314 | Bill Dickey | B | 80.16% | Y |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 20.63% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 67.46% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

302 | Rabbit Maranville | B | 82.94% | Y |

298 | Billy Herman | C | 0.00% | N |

292 | Kiki Cuyler | C | 7.94% | N |

292 | Red Faber | C | 4.76% | N |

287 | Bob Elliott | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Bob Johnson | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Jack Quinn | C | 0.00% | N |

286 | Burleigh Grimes | C | 0.00% | N |

285 | Heinie Manush | C | 0.00% | N |

281 | Bobby Doerr | C | 0.00% | N |

280 | Earl Averill | C | 0.00% | N |

278 | Bill Terry | C | 77.38% | Y |

278 | Dixie Walker | C | 0.00% | N |

Number selected: 3

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 9.68%

Percentage by Grade: 66.67%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 10.00%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 66.67%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (373.83 WS avg)? 0.00% (Three qualified)

Not bad choices (Terry again had too brief a peak but a .400 season does help), but there were so many as good or better. If you think Ryne Sandberg is being raked over the coals, check out Joe DiMaggio's non-support. (By the way, DiMaggio was grandfathered in when they expanded the waiting period from eligibility from the previous one to five years.)

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

387 | Joe DiMaggio | B | 88.84% | Y |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 20.32% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 1.20% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 1.59% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 2.79% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 47.41% | N |

338 | Johnny Mize | B | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 53.78% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 11.16% | N |

325 | Gabby Hartnett | B | 77.69% | Y |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 0.00% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 3.19% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 38.65% | N |

312 | Ted Lyons | B | 86.45% | Y |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 0.00% | N |

298 | Billy Herman | C | 0.00% | N |

292 | Kiki Cuyler | C | 13.94% | N |

292 | Red Faber | C | 10.76% | N |

287 | Bob Elliott | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Bob Johnson | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Jack Quinn | C | 0.00% | N |

286 | Burleigh Grimes | C | 1.20% | N |

285 | Heinie Manush | C | 0.00% | N |

281 | Bobby Doerr | C | 0.00% | N |

280 | Earl Averill | C | 0.80% | N |

278 | Dixie Walker | C | 0.00% | N |

277 | Lou Boudreau | C | 0.00% | N |

277 | Joe Sewell | C | 0.40% | N |

272 | Heinie Groh | C | 1.99% | N |

270 | Joe Judge | C | 0.80% | N |

269 | Dave Bancroft | C | 7.57% | N |

267 | Hank Greenberg | C | 62.55% | N |

263 | Augie Galan | C | 0.00% | N |

262 | Waite Hoyt | C | 13.15% | N |

258 | Jim Bottomley | C | 10.36% | N |

258 | Buddy Myer | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Bucky Walters | C | 0.00% | N |

256 | Carl Mays | C | 0.00% | N |

252 | Dick Bartell | C | 0.00% | N |

252 | Tony Lazzeri | C | 26.29% | N |

245 | Stan Coveleski | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Jimmy Dykes | C | 0.40% | N |

245 | Sam Jones | C | 0.40% | N |

245 | Wally Schang | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Lloyd Waner | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Joe Kuhel | C | 0.00% | N |

242 | Joe Gordon | C | 0.40% | N |

241 | Wally Berger | C | 0.00% | N |

241 | Dolf Luque | C | 0.00% | N |

241 | Dazzy Vance | C | 81.67% | Y |

Number selected: 4

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 25.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 7.69%

Percentage by Grade: 75.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 10.14%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 75.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (369.77 WS avg)? 25.00% (Two others qualified)

Well, they finally deigned to admit DiMaggio, but Vance wasn't a very inspired choice. I guess, "we'll Dizzy 'em in '53; we'll Dazzy them in '55"…or words to that effect.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

446 | Sam Crawford | A | 0.00% | N |

413 | Tim Keefe | A | 0.00% | N |

409 | John Ward | A | 0.00% | N |

403 | Pud Galvin | A | 0.00% | N |

399 | Tony Mullane | B | 0.00% | N |

398 | George Davis | B | 0.00% | N |

396 | John Clarkson | B | 0.00% | N |

394 | Bill Dahlen | B | 0.00% | N |

363 | Roger Connor | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Sherry Magee | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Mickey Welch | B | 0.00% | N |

344 | George Van Haltren | B | 0.00% | N |

339 | Jimmy Sheckard | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Bob Caruthers | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Billy Hamilton | B | 0.00% | N |

328 | Tommy Leach | B | 0.00% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 0.00% | N |

318 | Jake Beckley | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Jimmy Ryan | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Joe Kelley | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Bid McPhee | B | 0.00% | N |

301 | Frank Baker | B | 0.00% | Y |

294 | Kid Gleason | C | 0.00% | N |

294 | Joe Jackson | C | 0.00% | N |

293 | Amos Rusie | C | 0.00% | N |

293 | Vic Willis | C | 0.00% | N |

292 | Dave Foutz | C | 0.00% | N |

291 | Elmer Flick | C | 0.00% | N |

290 | George Burns | C | 0.00% | N |

290 | Fielder Jones | C | 0.00% | N |

289 | Larry Doyle | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Ed Konetchy | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Jack Powell | C | 0.00% | N |

285 | Elmer Smith | C | 0.00% | N |

285 | Jack Stivetts | C | 0.00% | N |

283 | Charlie Buffinton | C | 0.00% | N |

278 | Lave Cross | C | 0.00% | N |

275 | Jim Whitney | C | 0.00% | N |

273 | Clark Griffith | C | 0.00% | N |

273 | Adonis Terry | C | 0.00% | N |

272 | Cy Seymour | C | 0.00% | N |

266 | Wilbur Cooper | C | 0.00% | N |

266 | Clyde Milan | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Herman Long | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Harry Stovey | C | 0.00% | N |

265 | Bobby Veach | C | 0.00% | N |

263 | Jake Daubert | C | 0.00% | N |

263 | Silver King | C | 0.00% | N |

261 | Jack Glasscock | C | 0.00% | N |

260 | Roy Thomas | C | 0.00% | N |

259 | Guy Hecker | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Larry Gardner | C | 0.00% | N |

258 | Gus Weyhing | C | 0.00% | N |

255 | George Mullin | C | 0.00% | N |

254 | Dummy Hoy | C | 0.00% | N |

251 | Mike Tiernan | C | 0.00% | N |

250 | George Gore | C | 0.00% | N |

249 | Paul Hines | C | 0.00% | N |

249 | Fred Tenney | C | 0.00% | N |

247 | Eddie Cicotte | C | 0.00% | N |

245 | Mike Griffin | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Babe Adams | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Tommy Bond | C | 0.00% | N |

243 | Al Orth | C | 0.00% | N |

242 | Del Pratt | C | 0.00% | N |

239 | Frank Schulte | C | 0.00% | N |

239 | Will White | C | 0.00% | N |

238 | Cupid Childs | C | 0.00% | N |

238 | Harry Davis | C | 0.00% | N |

236 | Sam Thompson | C | 0.00% | N |

235 | Doc White | C | 0.00% | N |

233 | Jesse Tannehill | C | 0.00% | N |

232 | Donie Bush | C | 0.00% | N |

231 | Hal Chase | C | 0.00% | N |

230 | Hardy Richardson | C | 0.00% | N |

229 | Ginger Beaumont | C | 0.00% | N |

227 | Dode Paskert | C | 0.00% | N |

225 | Pete Browning | C | 0.00% | N |

223 | Topsy Hartsel | D | 0.00% | N |

222 | Miller Huggins | D | 0.00% | N |

222 | Billy Nash | D | 0.00% | N |

221 | Bill Hutchison | D | 0.00% | N |

221 | Arlie Latham | D | 0.00% | N |

221 | Ed McKean | D | 0.00% | N |

218 | Tom Brown | D | 0.00% | N |

218 | Art Fletcher | D | 0.00% | N |

215 | Tom Daly | D | 0.00% | N |

215 | Hooks Dauss | D | 0.00% | N |

215 | Danny Murphy | D | 0.00% | N |

215 | Kip Selbach | D | 0.00% | N |

214 | Tommy Corcoran | D | 0.00% | N |

214 | Heinie Zimmerman | D | 0.00% | N |

213 | Frank Dwyer | D | 0.00% | N |

213 | Tip O'Neill | D | 0.00% | N |

212 | Ted Breitenstein | D | 0.00% | N |

212 | Sam Leever | D | 0.00% | N |

211 | Chick Stahl | D | 0.00% | N |

209 | John Anderson | D | 0.00% | N |

208 | Brickyard Kennedy | D | 0.00% | N |

208 | Rube Marquard | D | 0.00% | N |

208 | Ed Morris | D | 0.00% | N |

208 | Harry Steinfeldt | D | 0.00% | N |

206 | Deacon Phillippe | D | 0.00% | N |

206 | Ross Youngs | D | 0.00% | N |

205 | Claude Ritchey | D | 0.00% | N |

202 | Gavvy Cravath | D | 0.00% | N |

202 | Bill Donovan | D | 0.00% | N |

200 | Bill Dinneen | D | 0.00% | N |

193 | Joe Wood | D | 0.00% | N |

191 | Bill Bradley | D | 0.00% | N |

191 | Addie Joss | D | 0.00% | N |

191 | Ray Schalk | D | 0.00% | N |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 1.79%

Percentage by Grade: 0.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 1.92%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 50.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (369.77 WS avg)? 0.00% (Seven qualified)

Another poor job by the Veterans. Baker is an OK selection today. Then, he was the 22nd best candidate, and Schalk, many say, got in because he was one of the non-Black Sox.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 13.47% | N |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 7.25% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 4.66% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 13.47% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 33.68% | N |

338 | Johnny Mize | B | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 1.55% | N |

333 | Joe Cronin | B | 78.76% | Y |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 23.32% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 0.52% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 13.99% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 47.15% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 16.06% | N |

298 | Billy Herman | C | 1.04% | N |

292 | Kiki Cuyler | C | 28.50% | N |

292 | Red Faber | C | 17.62% | N |

287 | Bob Elliott | C | 0.00% | N |

287 | Bob Johnson | C | 0.52% | N |

287 | Jack Quinn | C | 0.00% | N |

286 | Burleigh Grimes | C | 12.95% | N |

285 | Heinie Manush | C | 6.74% | N |

281 | Bobby Doerr | C | 2.59% | N |

280 | Earl Averill | C | 1.55% | N |

278 | Dixie Walker | C | 0.00% | N |

277 | Lou Boudreau | C | 1.04% | N |

277 | Joe Sewell | C | 1.55% | N |

272 | Heinie Groh | C | 0.00% | N |

270 | Joe Judge | C | 1.04% | N |

269 | Dave Bancroft | C | 7.77% | N |

267 | Hank Greenberg | C | 84.97% | Y |

Number selected: 2

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 6.45%

Percentage by Grade: 50.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 6.67%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 50.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (362.32 WS avg)? 50.00% (Two qualified)

Cronin and Greenberg, that seems like a pretty good class or at least an innocuous one. It would end up being the straw that broke the Veterans Committee's back or stirred their drink or did some other cliché to the vets. They saw Greenberg as a terrible selection. Even though his greatness doesn’t translate into Win Shares well because of his five seasons lost to the war and his early retirement (at 36 with an adjusted OPS 32% better than the league average—this is a decent average for a Hall of Famer over his entire career), I feel that he was a better selection than most of what the vets were offered since reforming. The Hall was not pleased ostensibly by the spate of mostly worthy candidates that the writers were selecting—15 in six elections!?! Shocking.

The Hall decided that they would alternate elections between the veterans and the writers. Failing to learn from the poor decisions made by the writers in 1939, they were destined to repeat them. They also stopped sending the previous year's results out with the blank ballots. Now, can you guess what happened next?

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

446 | Sam Crawford | A | 0.00% | Y |

413 | Tim Keefe | A | 0.00% | N |

409 | John Ward | A | 0.00% | N |

403 | Pud Galvin | A | 0.00% | N |

399 | Tony Mullane | B | 0.00% | N |

398 | George Davis | B | 0.00% | N |

396 | John Clarkson | B | 0.00% | N |

394 | Bill Dahlen | B | 0.00% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 0.00% | N |

363 | Roger Connor | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Sherry Magee | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Mickey Welch | B | 0.00% | N |

344 | George Van Haltren | B | 0.00% | N |

339 | Jimmy Sheckard | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Bob Caruthers | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Billy Hamilton | B | 0.00% | N |

328 | Tommy Leach | B | 0.00% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 0.00% | N |

318 | Jake Beckley | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Jimmy Ryan | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Joe Kelley | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Bid McPhee | B | 0.00% | N |

Number selected: 1

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 100.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 100.00%

Percentage by Grade: 100.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 100.00%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 100.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (360.38 WS avg)? 100.00% (Ten qualified)

At least Veterans got the right guy this time around. It's too bad they didn't do more.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

378 | Luke Appling | B | 28.95% | N |

356 | Arky Vaughan | B | 2.26% | N |

355 | Goose Goslin | B | 9.77% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 51.13% | N |

338 | Johnny Mize | B | 0.00% | N |

334 | Frank McCormick | B | 0.00% | N |

327 | Sam Rice | B | 33.83% | N |

322 | Red Ruffing | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Stan Hack | B | 2.26% | N |

315 | Eppa Rixey | B | 12.03% | N |

314 | Edd Roush | B | 42.11% | N |

312 | Joe Medwick | B | 18.80% | N |

Number selected: 0

Percentage by Top Win Shares: N/A

Percentage based on bypassed: N/A

Percentage by Grade: N/A

Percentage by Grade bypassed: N/A

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? N/A

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (361.69 WS avg)? N/A (Only Appling qualified)

And there we are, right back in the soup. The writers had many qualified candidates, but again couldn’t focus on any.

Win Shares | Name | Grade | PCT | inducted |

413 | Tim Keefe | A | 0.00% | N |

409 | John Ward | A | 0.00% | N |

403 | Pud Galvin | A | 0.00% | N |

399 | Tony Mullane | B | 0.00% | N |

398 | George Davis | B | 0.00% | N |

396 | John Clarkson | B | 0.00% | N |

394 | Bill Dahlen | B | 0.00% | N |

380 | Zack Wheat | B | 0.00% | Y |

363 | Roger Connor | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Sherry Magee | B | 0.00% | N |

354 | Mickey Welch | B | 0.00% | N |

351 | Max Carey | B | 0.00% | N |

344 | George Van Haltren | B | 0.00% | N |

339 | Jimmy Sheckard | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Bob Caruthers | B | 0.00% | N |

337 | Billy Hamilton | B | 0.00% | N |

328 | Tommy Leach | B | 0.00% | N |

321 | Harry Hooper | B | 0.00% | N |

318 | Jake Beckley | B | 0.00% | N |

316 | Jimmy Ryan | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Joe Kelley | B | 0.00% | N |

305 | Bid McPhee | B | 0.00% | N |

Number selected: 1

Percentage by Top Win Shares: 0.00%

Percentage based on bypassed: 12.50%

Percentage by Grade: 0.00%

Percentage by Grade bypassed: 10.53%

Percentage elected over 300 Win Shares? 100.00%

Percentage better than the established standards for the Hall (361.69 WS avg)? 100.00% (Eight others qualified)

Again, a good choice by the veterans, and again why just one when there were so many that demanded selection?

To be continued…

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