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 Encyclopedia: Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1946
The 1946 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame marked a dramatic revision of the methods used one year earlier.
Because the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) had failed to elect any candidates in 1945, and had elected only one player since 1939, the previous delay of three years between elections had been eliminated in September 1945 by the Hall of Fame Committee, and annual elections restored.
His ability to foul off pitches was a factor in baseball's move to count fouls as strikes.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Baseball-Hall-of-Fame-balloting,-1946

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Veterans Committee Rules
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. or his/her designee, shall act as non-voting Secretary of the Committee.
In addition, those individuals serving as members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans as of August 6, 2001 shall serve as members of the Committee until such time as their current term in office expires.
Method of Appointment — Election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame via balloting by the Baseball Writers of America Association (the "BBWAA"), or the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans, shall constitute an automatic appointment to the Committee.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/veterans/rules.htm

 UCLA Hall Of Fame To Induct 12 New Members :: Inductees will be honored at halftime of football game versus Arizona.
Lovullo was inducted in the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.
LOVULLO, TOREY — An outstanding four-year letterman (1984-87) on the Bruin baseball team, Lovullo is the only Pac-10 player in history to be selected “Player of the Year” on two occasions (1986, 1987).
The UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated in 1984 with 25 charter members.
uclabruins.collegesports.com /genrel/101599aaa.html

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - 1999 Inductee Information
The three-time all-star finished his career ranked 15th on baseball's all-time hits list, and was the third youngest player in history to amass 3,000 hits, with only Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron reaching the milestone at an earlier age.
Working behind the plate for college baseball games, he found that he had a knack for umpiring.
In the BBWAA Hall of Fame election of 1999, Brett's 488 votes constituted 98.19 percent of all ballots cast, the fourth best percentage in Hall of Fame voting history behind Tom Seaver (98.84%), Nolan Ryan (98.79%) and Ty Cobb (98.23%).
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hof_weekend/1999/inductees.htm

 Sportsbook Lines - The Baseball Hall of Fame
The location of the hall and the year of its opening were chosen because of the myth that Abner Doubleday had invented baseball at Cooperstown in 1839, although the myth had been pretty thoroughly discredited by the time the Hall of Fame opened.
Inspired by the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University, the Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1936 with the selection of five players: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner.
In addition to biographical plaques of its inductees, the hall includes a baseball museum that has a collection of balls, bats, and other equipment, baseball cards, trophies, and photographs.
www.onlinesportsbooklines.com /Baseball_hall_of_fame.htm

 Baseball Fever - Postseason heroics
There have been all kinds of analytical approaches to who's in the Hall of Fame and who isn't and why, but the bottom line is you get into the Hall of Fame by getting into the minds and memories of those who vote.
Winning the WS is the ultimate goal and if a guy does something special to get his teammates a ring, then that should give his regular season stats a boost.
Branching off from the Schilling discussion, I tend to think that memorable playoff performances are sometimes enough to place a questionable candidate over the top for HOF consideration.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=219474

 American Heroes
Baseball Historian notes: A special night was held for Roy Campanella on his birthday on 5/7/59 and the largest crowd in baseball history, over 95,000 fans packed Los Angeles Coliseum to cheer and honor this great individual.
Baseball fans all over the country, were shocked and sadden by this tragic news.
Hall of Famer played only 10 years but still whacked 369 home runs and posted 1015 RBI's and walked 1011 times with a lifetime batting of.279.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=11

 Prince Hal finally crowned
George Kell, a Tigers teammate of Newhouser's in 1946-52, was inducted into the Hall of Fame nine years ago.
"I've always heard that wartime pitcher stuff, but he won 29 games in 1944, 25 games in 1945, 26 in 1946.
For now there is the glow in his heart that tells him his work in baseball has been recognized as being among the best the game has ever seen.
www.freep.com /sports/othersports/qvince9h.htm

 WyomingAthletics.com : General Releases :: University of Wyoming : Official Athletic Site
A classy, hard-hitting infielder, Bob Jingling is described by UW Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Bud Daniel as the most outstanding player on the field, in academic performance, and in personal conduct that he had the opportunity to coach.
Joe also competed for the Wyoming swimming team and was a letterman on the 1955 Cowboy baseball team as a catcher.
The University of Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1993 in conjunction with the Football Centennial Celebration, in order to honor individuals and teams who have brought honor and distinction to the Intercollegiate Athletics Department of the University of Wyoming over it's long and storied history.
wyomingathletics.collegesports.com /genrel/wyo-hof.html

 BuffaloSportsNews.net: CU Athletic Hall Inducts Six New Memebers
CU's Hall of Fame was initiated in 1998 with sole inductee, the late Byron "Whizzer" White (football, basketball, baseball, track, 1935-38), CU's first All-American in any sport.
In baseball, he was CU's all-time career batting average leader (.392), twice batting over.400, and also is CU's career triples leader with 12.
As a major league baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, he is also remembered for being the only man to pinch hit for the late Ted Williams.
colorado.scout.com /2/64045.html

 Texas Rangers : Fan Forum : Hall Of Fame Ballot
The Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame will honor players, managers, coaches, executives and broadcasters for outstanding performance and service with the organization.
The 2005 Texas Rangers Hall of Fame inductees will be announced once balloting concludes, and an induction ceremony will be held in a pre-game ceremony on Friday, August 5, 2005.
All players who have appeared in at least one game for the Texas Rangers are eligible for selection, provided they have been retired for at least two full seasons as an active player.
texas.rangers.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/tex/fan_forum/hof/hof_ballot.jsp

 Baseball Crank: Baseball Columns Archives
Baseball Prospectus.com just came out with their own translated pitcher records, using a similar methodology to mine (so far as I can tell) but translating into present-day rather than mid-80s numbers.
Alexander didn't even enter professional baseball until age 22 (in 1909) and had his career set back when he was nearly killed after being struck in the head by a thrown ball while running the bases in July of 1909.
Robin Roberts, at 37, was the resident veteran in the rotation; Roberts had been baseball's dominant pitcher from 1950-55, with an average season of 23-13 with a 2.93 ERA in 323 innings.
www.baseballcrank.com /archives/cat_baseball_columns.php

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976 and received the Varsity Alumni "S" Club's Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988.
He received the Governor's Award as football MVP in 1944, and captained the football and baseball teams in 1945.
In major league baseball he won 20 or more games for six consecutive seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies.
www.msu.edu /unit/msuaa/magazine/w93/athletic.htm

Herb was a world class sprinter who also played baseball for the Oakland A's in 1974.
He was inducted into the NBA hall of fame in 1987 and is a current resident of the Rochester area.
He was elected to The NBA hall of fame in 1984.
www.timeforweb.com /folks.htm

 Archived Weblog Entry - 12/31/2002: "Cooperstown Confidential--The Lives That Baseball Lost In 2002"
According to longtime Cleveland writer Russ Schneider, the famed photograph was “considered a landmark in what was then only the second year of the integration of baseball.”… Gromek retired in 1957, leaving the game with a record of 123-108 and an ERA of 3.41.
She enjoyed one of her best seasons in 1948, stealing 108 bases… Dancer is immortalized at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, where a photograph, along with her spikes and glove, are displayed in the “Women in Baseball” exhibit.
He also threw a no-hitter as a member of the Houston Astros… According to the rules of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Kile’s passing in July made him eligible for the 2003 ballot considered by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
baseballguru.com /archives/entries/00000096.htm

 Ryne Sandberg Hall of Fame Articles
Jeff Idelson, vice president for communication and education for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, informed Sandberg of the established procedure.
Their view of baseball immortality forever is linked to players from the years of yore in Cubs lore: 1969 (Ron Santo) or 1984 (Ryne Sandberg).
Ryne Sandberg is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
www.cubdom.com /playerpages/SandbergHOFArticles.html

 Monte Irvin
He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues in 1973, following Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Buck Leonard.
Irvin started his professional baseball career in the Negro Leagues at the early age of 17.
Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Negro Leagues: 1973
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Irvin.html

 DesMoinesRegister.com Sports Hall of Fame
After being released from the service in 1946, he decided to return to Michigan and pursue a career as a lawyer.
A Detroit native, he attended the University of Michigan and lettered three times in football aand baseball.
Quarterback Randy Duncan, now a Des Moines lawyer who was a runner-up in balloting for the 1958 Heisman Trophy, remembers his coach as an iron-fisted leader.
www.dmregister.com /sports/extras/hall/evashevski.html

As part of your research training, students will be asked to critically review at least one popular or scholarly article on the origins of baseball and be prepared to lead a discussion on the piece in class.
There are four assignment modules that roughly follow the chronological sequence of the ball game (or, the course — for those of you who are quickly tiring of the baseball vernacular).
In the middle innings, the focus could be on the women’s professional league (AAGPBL) and in the later innings, a look at the impacts of Title IX on baseball today.
www.stlawu.edu /fyp/spring04/flores.htm

 BTF's Hall of Merit
Introduced to baseball at the college that gave him his nickname, he came to the A’s well-equipped with a fastball and his “cross-fire” (or sidearm curve) pitch.
One of professional baseball’s earliest stars, “The Iron Batter” is usually credited as the game’s first Jewish player to play professionally.
One of the great double-threats baseball ever produced, Rogan could do it on the mound and at the plate.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/primer/hom?N=A

 Comparisons to an Average SS
The statistics have been compiled from the "Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball"(by Neft and Cohen), Total Baseball, the Bill James Electronic Baseball Encyclopedia from Miller Associates, Marshall Wright's Nineteenth Century Baseball (MacFarland Press), David Nemec's The Great Encyclopedia of 19th-Century Baseball, The Sporting News Guide and STATS, Inc. Handbooks.
The "Approximate On Base Average", AOB, was computed using the formula (h+BB)/(AB+BB), since the Sports Encyclopedia Baseball did not list HBP totals for players.
Combined with his somewhat poor range at shortstop, He became a rather marginal candidate for the hall of fame through his inability to continue at short.
www.rose-hulman.edu /~rickert/BB/avgSScompare.html

 Hall of Fame Biographies ::
From 1966 to 1969 the Ohioan was a leader on Seminole baseball and basketball teams.
IN 1966 Lyttle was named a first team All-American in baseball by Sporting News.
Corso was also a fine letterman outfielder on the Seminole baseball team.
seminoles.collegesports.com /genrel/081801aaa.html

 Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers Hall Of Fame Balloting For Catchers E thru L
Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers Hall Of Fame Balloting For Catchers E thru L
Data provided by Bill Deane (member of the Society for American Baseball Research - SABR) for Total Baseball.
members.tripod.com /bb_catchers/catchers/hofvotee.htm

 Enos Slaughter Bibliography BaseballLibrary.com
» The Baseball Index is a vast index to books, articles, and other sources on baseball compiled by volunteers from the Society for American Baseball Research.
The complete index is available for purchase, and The Baseball Index Research Service can perform complicated searches for a nominal fee.
The Baseball Index contains the following references for further reading material on Enos Slaughter (OF 1938-42, 46-59 Cardinals, Yankees, Athletics, Braves):
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/sabr/tbi/S/Slaughter_Enos.tbi.stm

 Area sports briefs
The following is a winter schedule of events at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
7: 2003 Baseball Writers' Association of America Election Results Announced — The Baseball Writers' Association of America will announce its balloting results for the 2003 Hall of Fame Induction Class in New York City.
Results will be announced at the Hall's website, baseballhalloffame.org.
www.thedailystar.com /sports/2002/12/07/spbrf.html

 Major League Baseball Transactions,1946 :: Major League Baseball Transactions,1946 books, reviews and more
Robert J. Levy, Robert J. Levy "Major League Baseball Transactions,1946".
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 1946 World Series - STL vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
A clearinghouse for companies and websites that want to put their information before a large number of baseball fans.
You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Postseason > 1946 World Series
1946 World Series - STL vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
www.baseball-reference.com /postseason/1946_WS.shtml   (1482 words)

 World Series Information
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
The new technology was first applied to the World Series in 1946, when games between the Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox were broadcast locally in Boston.
But in 1969, they shocked the baseball world by winning 100 regular-season games.
www.baseballstadiums.net /world_series.htm   (1482 words)

 1946 World Series - STL vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
A clearinghouse for companies and websites that want to put their information before a large number of baseball fans.
You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Postseason > 1946 World Series
1946 World Series - STL vs. BOS - Baseball-Reference.com
www.baseball-reference.com /postseason/1946_WS.shtml   (1482 words)

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