Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The First Inaugural WSC Hall Of Fame Results

The voting is completed and there were 90 total voters. Not a bad turnout, I must say.

While watching the voting progress, I was surprised at a few things. Everyone got at least three votes. This is something I did not expect. A few of the players were from before the fifties, so I wasn't expecting them to get many votes. Voting also tended to trend towards certain players at different intervals. There also seemed to be a last minute push for a few players. Those who started off with big leads saw them shrink and vice versa.

There was one player elected this year and three players received too few votes to be on next year's ballot.

Congratulations to Frank Thomas for being the first player inducted into the WSC Hall of Fame!

Mike Tresh, Roberto Hernandez and Jerry Staley will not be returning on next year's ballot. This means that in addition to a new player at first base, there will be new players at catcher, middle relief and closer.

Thank you to everyone who voted!

Here are the final totals.

Frank Thomas - 70 votes (77%)
Joe Jackson - 59 votes (65%)
Luis Aparicio - 58 votes (64%)
Nellie Fox - 55 votes (61%)
Harold Baines - 44 votes (48%)
Robin Ventura - 28 votes (31%)
Al Lopez - 17 votes (18%)
Oscar Gamble - 11 votes (12%)
Gary Peters - 9 votes (10%)
Fielder Jones - 6 votes (6%)
Mike Tresh - 4 votes (4%)
Roberto Hernandez - 3 votes (3%)
Jerry Staley - 3 votes (3%)

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