1939

Well, we add some 250-win-200-loss pitchers to the discussion. It’ll be interesting to see how they do.

We lost Bud Fowler (his 15 years were up), and Cravath and Fletcher (to lack of support).

This election ends Friday night.

7 Babe Adams
4 Dave Bancroft
1 Lu Blue
9 George Burns
5 Max Carey 5th
7 Wilbur Cooper
4 Bingo DeMoss 7th
1 Taylor Douthit
1 Red Faber
1 Hod Ford
1 Bob Fothergill
1 Bernie Friberg
1 “Sad” Sam “Dolly” Gray
7 Heinie Groh
2 Harry Heilmann 3rd
8 Pete Hill 6th
9 Harry Hooper
15 Grant Johnson 9th
1 Ray Kremer
5 Carl Mays 10th
7 Dobie Moore
1 Val Picinick
1 Joe Quinn
1 Harry Rice
1 Eppa Rixey
2 Eddie Rommel
3 Ed Roush 8th
3 Wally Schang 4th
1 Joe Sewell
6 Urban Shocker
3 Chino Smith 10th
13 Hippo Vaughn
4 Cy Williams
5 Ken Williams
9 Ross Youngs

Bob’s ballot:

1. Schang
2. Heilmann
3. Johnson
4. Carey
5. Hill
6. Bancroft
7. Roush
8. Smith
9. Faber
10. Sewell
Write-in: Rixey

Terry’s ballot:

1: Harry Heilmann
2: Wally Schang
3: Max Carey
4: Dave Bancroft
5: Joe Sewell
6: Edd Roush
7: Harry Hooper
8: Grant Johnson
9: Chino Smith
10: Heinie Groh

Results:

Go, Wally! Go, Wally! It’s your birthday.

12 ballots; the results:

147 Harry Heilmann
95 Wally Schang
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74 Max Carey
54 Edd Roush
44 Pete Hill
37 Red Faber
35 Joe Sewell
34 Carl Mays
26 Grant Johnson
22 Bingo DeMoss
21 Dave Bancroft
21 Heinie Groh
21 Harry Hooper
21 Chino Smith
14 George Burns
14 Urban Shocker
9 Eppa Rixey
9 Eddie Rommel
8 Wilbur Cooper
8 Jack Quinn
8 Hippo Vaughn
6 Cy Williams
4 Babe Adams

Actually, his birthday was Wednesday. Happy belated 123rd birthday, Wally. Now that he’s in, I have no horse in the ’40 race, but there’s this guy in ’41, name of George Herman, that I’m sure will be high on my ballot.

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