This is the eighth round of voting on the SDMB Baseball Hall of Fame. In this round we will be voting on left fielders.
The rules remain the same as before:
Please vote for TEN left fielders who have played major league baseball in North America, not including Negro League play, for which we will have other rounds of voting. You may vote for fewer than ten if you like, but I do ask you name ten if you possibly can. If you vote for more than ten, all names past #10 are discounted. The order you place the players in makes no difference.
Your votes are not restricted by any restriction Cooperstown uses. You may vote for currently active players, players who have just recently retired, or players who eligibility to Cooperstown has passed. In effect you may vote for anyone who has ever played a single game of center field in what we would term “the major leagues” as commencing with the foundation of the National League in 1876. Only players who have already been inducted are ineligible.
The ten players who receive the most votes are immediately inducted into the Hall of Fame. Voting closes Tuesday midnight EDT.
Although I will provide, in this post, a full list of all left fielders who are in the Hall of Fame, likely candidates, or had careers of significant length and accomplishment, it is an open ballot and you may vote for absolutely anyone you wish. If I miss a really significant name, please make it known.
As per the other outfielding ballots I have had to use my judgment in ascertaining who is a left fielder, as opposed to right or center. If a big name is missing, please consult the other ballots. However, THIS IS AN OPEN BALLOT; THE LIST OF NAMES IS JUST TO HELP YOU. YOU CAN VOTE FOR ANYONE.
Players who miss out will get a chance in the wild card voting.
- Discussion is encouraged but please let some votes gather up first, and be nice. Detailed discussion of this series of threads may be found here:
Past votes and results can be found here:
Thanks, and happy voting!
Jose Cruz Sr.
Ken Williams (the one from the 1920s, not the current GM of the White Sox)