Sunday, January 22, 2017
2017 WSC Hall Of Fame Ballot
Yes, it's that time of year again, but this time around there will be a shorter window for voting.
You can vote for as many or as few players as you want. The rules are the same as the MLB Hall of Fame. 75% of the vote will get a player in. At least 5% of the vote will keep a player on the ballot for next year. A player has to be away from the White Sox for a minimum of five years for ballot consideration. If a player cannot get 75% of the vote after 15 tries, he is taken off the ballot.
Last ballot, three players were voted into the WSC Hall Of Fame. Who will make it in this year?
The 2017 ballot includes a player for each positional spot on the field, a designated hitter, a manager, and pitching has been split into spots for starter, middle relief and closer.
Joey Cora – 2nd Base (1st year)
Joe Crede – 3rd Base (1st year)
Oscar Gamble - DH (7th year)
Rich Gossage – P (1st year)
Dummy Hoy – OF (4th year)
Frank Isbell – 1st Base (6th year)
Fielder Jones – OF (6th year)
Al Lopez – MGR (7th year)
J.C. Martin - C (1st year)
Jack McDowell - P (1st year)
Minnie Minoso - OF (1st year)
Bobby Thigpen - P (6th year)
Buck Weaver - SS (5th year)
Voting will be through July 11, 2017, with the results announced shortly after. You can vote on the right sidebar. Any position left open due to election or cuts will be filled by another player next year.
The results should prove interesting. Have fun!