Best Not in the Hall of Fame

Here are the results of the recent poll where SABR/Hornsby Chapter members were asked to vote on the best players not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The guidelines were that the player must be eligible for Veteran’s Committee consideration and have played in a major league (NL,AL, FL) in the modern era.

Of the eight ballots submitted, the following registered votes:

Five votes each: Ron Santo (3B), Dick Allen (OF, 1B, DH), Bobby Grich (2B)

Four votes:  Jim Kaat  (P)

Three votes each:  Bill Dahlen (SS),  Bert Blyleven (P) (note, Blyleven still has BBWAA eligibility), Minnie Minoso (OF)

Received two votes each:

1B – Gil Hodges; P – Smokey Joe Wood, Luis Tiant, Tommy John; OF – Tony Oliva, "Indian" Bob Johnson, Sherry Magee, Jimmy Wynn

Received one vote each:

C – Ted Simmons, Bob O’Farrell, Bill Freehan, Joe Torre, Gene Tenance; 1B – Stuffy McInnis, Don Mattingly, Norm Cash; SS – Dick Bartell, Davey Concepcion, Vern Stephens; 3B – Darrell Evans; OF – Bibb Falk, Vada Pinson, Reggie Smith, Dale Murphy; SP – Lefty O-Doul, Sam Leever, Lon Warneke, Mike Garcia, Paul Derringer, Jerry Koosman; RP – Dan Quisenberry

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