2010 Manager election

The last of the specialty elections (I’m not going to do a mock 2015 Contributors election). If I were going to do this project over (WHICH I AM NOT!), I think I’d combined the Managers and Contributors and elect 2 every 4 years, starting in 1900 (but still electing 1 in 1885, 1890 and 1895).

(Ever notice that I put a lot of things in parentheses? I was talking to my wife about this recently and she mentioned that my speaking style, well, you can hear parenthetical comments as I speak.)

This election ends Thursday.

1 Bobby Cox
4 Al Dark
4 Gil Hodges
3 Ralph Houk
1 Dave Johnson
1 Tom Kelly
1 Tony LaRussa
2 Tommy Lasorda
1 Jim Leyland
3 Billy Martin
3 Gene Mauch
1 Jack McKeon
4 Danny Murtaugh
1 Lou Pinella
1 Buck Rodgers
3 Red Schoendienst

Bob’s ballot:

1. Martin
2. Cox
3. Johnson
4 Mauch
5. Schoendienst
6. Houk
7. Kelly
8. Hodges
9. Murtaugh
10. Pinella

Two that I didn’t vote for probably deserve an explanation.

Every fan has that one player/personality that they just can’t stand. Mine is Lasorda. I’ve never met the man; he’s never done anything to me; but I “hate” him with a red, hot passion. I’m not sure I can even tell you why. I just do. If he’s on TV, I change the channel. Perhaps it is unfair not to vote for him, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

We’re starting to get to players now that used PEDs. My own way to deal with it is to not vote for players I strongly suspect used, their first year on the ballot. I didn’t vote for McGwire in ’07, but had him #1 in ’08. I won’t vote for Palmeiro in ’11. I won’t vote for Bonds, Sosa and Clemens (and others) in ’13. And so it is with LaRussa. He was probably helped by PEDs more than any other manager. I just don’t feel comfortable voting for him in ’10.

So just as a head’s up, if in the next 4 elections you see that I’ve left off an “obvious” candidate, you’ll know why now.

Terry’s ballot:

1: Tony LaRussa
2: Bobby Cox
3: Billy Martin
4: Dave Johnson
5: Jim Leyland
6: Lou Pinella
7: Gene Mauch
8: Danny Murtaugh
9: Tommy Lasorda
10: Buck Rodgers

Honorable mention – Trader Jack

Results:

11 ballots; the results:

119 Bobby Cox
104 Tony LaRussa
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83 Billy Martin
71 Dave Johnson
58 Tommy Lasorda
48 Jim Leyland
37 Lou Pinella
33 Gene Mauch
32 Danny Murtaugh
27 Red Schoendienst
26 Ralph Houk
14 Alvin Dark
12 Tom Kelly
5 Gil Hodges
1 Jack McKeon
1 Bob Rodgers

2000 Manager election

Quite a few dropped off from the 1990 election, so watch the cutting and pasting.

This election will end Tuesday.

1 Sparky Anderson
3 Alvin Dark
4 Charley Dressen
4 Jimmy Dykes
1 Whitey Herzog
3 Gil Hodges
2 Ralph Houk
4 Fred Hitchinson
1 Tommy Lasorda
2 Billy Martin
2 Gene Mauch
1 John McNamara
3 Danny Murtaugh
4 Paul Richards
2 Red Schoendienst

Bob’s ballot:

1. Martin
2. Richards
3. Anderson
4. Mauch
5. Schoendienst
6. Houk
7. Herzog
8. Hodges
9. Murtaugh
10. Dark

Terry’s ballot:

Billy Martin
Whitey Herzog
Sparky Anderson
Gene Mauch
Danny Murtaugh
Charley Dressen
Tommy Lasorda
Paul Richards
Gil Hodges
Ralph Houk

Honorable mention:
Buck Rogers, if he’s eligible (write-in, not on the list). Took amazing care of his pitching staffs.

Results:

10 ballots; the results:

105 Whitey Herzog
95 Sparky Anderson
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83 Billy Martin
68 Tommy Lasorda
60 Paul Richards
50 Gene Mauch
41 Danny Murtaugh
31 Ralph Houk
30 Red Schoendienst
17 Al Dark
17 Gil Hodges
8 Charlie Dressen
5 Fred Hutchinson

1999

No one of note dropped out.

13 Sal Bando
5 Buddy Bell
1 George Bell
1 Mike Boddiker
13 Bobby Bonds 10th
4 Bob Boone
1 George Brett
1 John Candelaria
8 Cesar Cedeno
7 Ron Cey
2 Jack Clark
6 Dave Concepcion
6 Jose Cruz
15 Willie Davis
2 Brian Downing
15 Dock Ellis
5 Darrell Evans 3rd
3 Dwight Evans 5th
9 Rollie Fingers
1 Carlton Fisk
8 George Foster
7 Steve Garvey
2 Pedro Guerrero
6 Ron Guidry
15 Jim Hunter 4th
5 Tommy John
11 Jim Kaat
9 Jerry Koosman
1 Charlie Leibrandt
4 Fred Lynn
15 Thurman Munson
1 Dale Murphy
9 Al Oliver
3 Dave Parker
8 Tony Perez 10th
4 Dan Quisenberry 6th
2 Willie Randolph 6th
3 Rick Resuchel 9th
5 Jim Rice
1 Nolan Ryan
10 Ken Singleton
12 Reggie Smith 8th
9 Rusty Staub
6 Bruce Sutter
1 Faank Tanana
11 Gene Tenace
1 Bobby Witt
1 Robin Yount

Bob’s ballot:

1. Ryan
2. Brett
3. Fisk
4. Yount
5. Hunter
6. Perez
7. Murphy
8. Quisenberry
9. Dw Evans
10. Randolph

Terry’s ballot:

1: George Brett
2: Nolan Ryan
3: Robin Yount
4: Carlton Fisk
5: Dale Murphy
6: Catfish Hunter
7: Dan Quisenberry
8: Darrell Evans
9: Tommy John
10: Dwight Evans

HM
Dave Parker
Willie Randolph
Steve Garvey
Tony Perez
Thurman Munson
Dave Concepcion

Results:

15 ballots; the results:

198 George Brett
135 Robin Yount
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133 Nolan Ryan
123 Carlton Fisk
44 Darrell Evans
32 Dale Murphy
30 Dwight Evans
25 Jim Hunter
23 Rick Reuschel
22 Willie Randolph
17 Dan Quisenberry
16 Reggie Smith
13 Bobby Bonds
13 Thurman Munson
13 Tony Perez
11 Sal Bando
10 Buddy Bell
8 Tommy John
8 Dave Parker
7 Jim Kaat
6 Jose Cruz
5 Jim Rice
4 Rollie Fingers
4 Ron Guidry
4 Bruce Sutter
2 Cesar Cedeno
2 Ron Cey
2 Steve Garvey
1 Dock Ellis
1 Frank Tanana

1980 Manager election

For the new voters, like the regular yearly elections, a ten man ballot is required. This election will end Friday.

1 Walter Alston
1 Al Dark
2 Charlie Dressen
1 Leo Durocher
2 Jimmy Dykes
3 Charlie Grimm
3 Bucky Harris
3 Vic Harris
1 Gil Hodges
2 Fred Hutchinson
1 Danny Murtaugh
3 Steve O’Neill
2 Paul Richards
4 Burt Shotten

Results:

8 ballots; the results:

112 Walter Alston
72 Leo Durocher
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60 Vic Harris
40 Bucky Harris
37 Charlie Grimm
35 Paul Richards
33 Danny Murtaugh
30 Steve O’Neill
18 Gil Hodges
16 Charley Dressen
11 Al Dark
8 Jimmy Dykes
8 Fred Hutchinson
8 Burt Shotten

1970 Manager election

Got some time between the IU and Butler game so I thought I’d go ahead and post this. This election will end Tuesday. A number of candidates dropped off from the last one, due to lack of support or time used up. So when you copy and paste, be aware. Only 12 names, so I figure all will get at least one mention.

1 Charlie Dressen
1 Jimmy Dykes
2 Charlie Grimm
2 Bucky Harris
2 Vic Harris
1 Fred Hutchinson
1 Al Lopez
2 Steve O’Neill
1 Paul Richards
3 Burt Shotten
2 Billy Southworth
4 Candy Jim Taylor

Results:

7 ballots, the results:

80 Billy Southworth
69 Al Lopez
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58 Vic Harris
50 Bucky Harris
45 Candy Jim Taylor
28 Charlie Grimm
26 Paul Richards
23 Steve O’Neill
16 Burt Shotten
15 Fred Hutchinson
10 Charlie Dressen
7 Jimmy Dykes

1960 Manager election

2 Del Baker
3 Donie Bush
3 Bill Carrigan
3 Lee Fohl
1 Charlie Grimm
1 Bucky Harris
1 Vic Harris
4 Fielder Jones
3 Bill Killefer
4 Pat Moran
1 Steve O’Neill
4 Wilbert Robinson
2 Burt Shotten
1 Billy Southworth
1 Casey Stengel
3 Candy Jim Taylor

Results

7 ballots, the results:

98 Casey Stengel
60 Wilbert Robinson
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53 Candy Jim Taylor
50 Billy Southworth
41 Bucky Harris
37 Vic Harris
27 Charlie Grimm
21 Steve O’Neill
17 Pat Moran
12 Fielder Jones
11 Burt Shotten

1950 Manager election

Vote for 10 in order. This election ends Sunday. Only Patsy Tebeau dropped from the rolls.

There is probably some NeL manager who should be included either in 1950 or 1960, but none that stuck out prominently to my eyes. If anyone has someone they’d like to see added in either election, let me know. This is not my area of expertise.

1 Del Baker
2 Donie Bush
2 Bill Carrigan
2 Lee Fohl
2 George Gibson
2 Jack Hendricks
3 Fielder Jones
2 Bill Killefer
1 Joe McCarthy
1 Bill McKechnie
2 Fred Mitchell
3 Pat Moran
1 Roger Peckinpaugh
3 Wilbert Robinson
1 Burt Shotton
4 George Stallings
2 Candy Jim Taylor
1 Jimmie Wilson

Results:

7 ballots; the results

98 Joe McCarthy
71 Bill McKechnie
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51 George Stallings
48 Wilbert Robinson
40 Candy Jim Taylor
30 Fielder Jones
25 Bill Carrigan
25 Pat Moran
16 Burt Shotten
10 Del Baker
6 Donie Bush
5 Lee Fohl
2 Bill Killefer