This election will end Tuesday. Ted Kluszewski, Clem Labine and Elmer Valo drop from the ballot.

1 Gus Bell

9 Willard Brown 5th

1 Bill Bruton

15 Bill Byrd

15 Leon Day

14 Bobby Doerr 8th

10 Luke Easter 10th

1 Don Hoak

2 Gil Hodges

1 Sam Jones

13 Charlie Keller

10 Ralph Kiner 3rd

7 Bob Lemon 7th

2 Sherman Lollar

1 Charlie Maxwell

5 Gil McDougald

1 Minnie Minoso

5 Don Newcombe

11 Johnny Pesky

1 Billy Pierce

1 Wally Post

11 Allie Reynolds

9 Phil Rizzuto 6th

9 Al Rosen

1 Pete Runnels

2 Red Schoendienst

1 Bobby Shantz

1 Al Smith

1 Duke Snider

12 Eddie Stanky

1 Johnny Temple

8 Dizzy Trout

5 Mickey Vernon

15 Bucky Walters 9th

2 Early Wynn 4th

3 Ed Yost

Bob’s ballot:

Indulge my quirky ballot a little bit. I’m paying some homage to my past. I first started collecting cards in 1962, the cards on the back of Post cereals. All the new guys on this year’s ballot (except for Bobby Shantz) had cards from this set. About 3 years ago, I plunked down $1400 to get a complete set. I don’t want to screw around too much with the results; so I did include Kiner and Lemon on my ballot where I think they fit in, since Kiner and Lemon, who were in the Top 10 in ’69, are deserving of getting in the GOR.

1. Snider

2. Wynn

3. Minoso

4. Lemon

5. Kiner

6. Pierce

7. Hodges

8. Smith

9. Bruton

10. Lollar

This is the last year of the “pure” NeLers. I had not planned on including them in my original plan. I had thought to have 15 to 20 “special elections” starting in 1970. It seems somehow appropriate that 1970 is their final year on the ballot. And I want to thank you guys for changing my mind. I have learned so much about them because of this project.

Terry’s ballot:

1: Ralph Kiner

2: Duke Snider

3: Minnie Minoso

4: Gil Hodges

5: Early Wynn

6: Willard Brown

7: Bob Lemon

8: Billy Pierce

9: Leon Day

10: Bobby Doerr

Results:

11 ballots, the results:

151 Duke Snider

90 Minnie Minoso

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71 Ralph Kiner

67 Early Wynn

60 Willard Brown

31 Bucky Walters

28 Bob Lemon

26 Bobby Doerr

21 Charlie Keller

21 Phil Rizzuto

20 Luke Easter

19 Billy Pierce

13 Bill Byrd

12 Leon Day

11 Gil Hodges

5 Al Rosen

5 Red Schoendienst

4 Allie Reynolds

3 Al Smith

3 Eddie Stanky

3 Eddie Yost

2 Bill Bruton

2 Dizzy Trout

1 Sherman Lollar

1 Don Newcombe

1 Johnny Pesky