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1906 HoME Election Results

Congratulations to our second class of inductees, Cap Anson, Roger Connor, and Dan Brouthers for gaining entrance to the Hall of Miller and Eric on our 1906 ballot. The HoME is now populated with six of the greatest players in the game’s history.

Per our rules, all three had to be named on both ballots for induction. Let’s look to see how we voted.

Rank

Miller Eric

1

Cap Anson Cap Anson

2

Roger Connor Roger Connor

3

Dan Brouthers Dan Brouthers

4

Buck Ewing

5

George Wright

6

King Kelly

7

Paul Hines

8

Ross Barnes

9

Charlie Bennett

Here’s a brief rationale from each voter for each player.

Miller

Cap Anson: To this point, he’s the best player in baseball history.

Roger Connor: At his best, he was great. When he wasn’t his best, he was still very good. He had a very nice peak and a very nice career. Connor is an easy inductee into the HoME

Dan Brouthers: He might be the best power hitter of the 19th century. And he’s another easy call.

Eric

Cap Anson: Best player we’ve seen so far.

Roger Connor: Second best player we’ve seen so far, by a nose over Brouthers.

Dan Brouthers: Third best player we’ve seen so far.

Buck Ewing: Tremendous defense adding to good offensive profile at tough position.

George Wright: Best player before the NA, probably second best player from 1871-1879, maybe the best depending on how one sees Barnes.

King Kelly: The bad-defense and shorter-career version of Ewing. $10,000 sale reflects his performance and popularity. Strong peak/prime performer, would have been higher but for inability to keep it together after age 33.

Paul Hines: Best centerfielder of the pro-game’s first 15 years. Strong similarity to already-enshrined Deacon White in peak, prime, and career value.

Ross Barnes: Most dominant player of the 1870s by far. Among handful to lead league in WAR 5 times. Was still average after illness/injury that ultimately forced him from game. Probably best 2B before Nap Lajoie/Eddie Collins.

Charlie Bennett: He’s the Carlton Fisk to Buck Ewing’s Johnny Bench in the 1880s. Oddly enough his playing style is kind of like Thurman Munson with an even better glove. Munson is a borderliner, this guy is easily over the line for catchers.

Please visit our Honorees page to see their plaques and to see more information about the HoME and those who have been elected.

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Discussion

One thought on “1906 HoME Election Results

  1. The plaques are now available for our 1901 and 1906 honorees. Visit our HoME Honorees page to tour the “gallery.”

    Posted by homemlb | June 28, 2013, 10:27 pm

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