Lots of names to sort thru. This election ends Saturday.

4 Abbott & Costello

2 Mel Allen

1 Roger Angell

1 Emmett Ashford

2 Al Barlick

3 Red Barber

2 Buzzie Bavasi

2 Harry Carey

3 Happy Chandler

1 Nestor Chylak

1 Charles Deaton

2 Warren Giles

4 Gus Greenlee

1 Ernie Harwell

4 Cal Hubbard

1 Bowie Kuhn

4 Larry MacPhail

1 Lee MacPhail

4 Effa Manley

1 Marvin Miller

3 Lefty O’Doul

1 Max Patkin

4 Alex Pompez

1 Jimmy Reese

3 Eddie Rommel

2 Allen Roth

1 Charles Schultz

3 Red Smith

1 Carl Stotz

1 Pete Vonachen

4 Sam Wood

2 Tom Yawkey

Bob’s ballot:

1. Miller

2. Allen

3. Abbott & Costello

4. O’Doul

5. Barber

6. Stoltz

7. Rommel

8. Patkin

9. Reese

10. MacPhail pere

Terry’s ballot:

1: Harry Carey

2: Happy Chandler

3. Ernie Harwell

4: Red Barber

5. Mel Allen

6: Larry MacPhail

7. Lee McPhail

8: Alex Pompez

9: Allen Roth

10: Charles SchultzI originally put Marvin Miller at the top of my ballot, but then, since it’s called “contributers”, I thought about what his contributions were. He would be first ballot if the players vote, sure. He wouldn’t be on the ballot if the owners voted, which is why he isn’t in the real one…. What did he contribute to the game of baseball? Honestly did he contribute anything?

He worked exclusively on the business side, and he had nothing to do with the game itself. Giving him a plaque would be like giving a battle citation to a payroll clerk. I have much respect for what Marvin Miller did for baseball players, but I don’t see how he did anything for baseball itself.

Results:

8 ballots; the results:

92 Marvin Miller

45 Harry Carey

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35 Mel Allen

34 Lefty O’Doul

25 Abbott & Costello

25 Red Barber

24 Happy Chandler

21 Ernie Harwell

20 Carl Stotz

18 Eddie Rommel

15 Charles Schultz

14 Roger Anell

14 Max Patkin

13 Allen Roth

13 Larry MacPhail

11 Emmett Ashford

11 Charles Deaton

11 Bowie Kuhn

9 Buzzie Bavasi

9 Lee MacPhail

8 Jimmy Reese

7 Nestor Chylak

5 Effa Manley

4 Cal Hubbard

3 Alex Pmpez

1 Al Barlick

1 Gus Greenlee