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New Candidates

1921 New Candidates

After electing five candidates in our 1916 election, HoME time marches forward to 1921. Six new slots open up as we delve into the deadball era. We have carried over four from the 1901 election and two from 1906. That means we can elect as many as twelve players this time around. The following 27 players are now eligible in addition to those whose eligibility began since 1901. Eligibility is perpetual.

We’ve added a couple helpful tags for reviewing the list:

F = Hall of Fame member
M = Hall of Merit member
S = Hall of Stats member

Newly Eligible in 1921

Bradley, Bill
Bresnahan, Roger (F, M)
Chance, Frank (F)
Clarke, Fred (F, M, S)
Davis, Harry
Devlin, Art
Donlin, Mike
Donovan, Bill
Ewing, Bob
Hartsel, Topsy
Kling, Johnny
Moore, Earl
Mullin, George
Murphy, Danny
Phillipe, Deacon
Powell, Jack
Seymour, Cy
Sheckard, Jimmy (M)
Steinfeldt, Harry
Tenney, Fred
Thomas, Roy
Tinker, Joe (F, S)
Titus, John
Wallace, Bobby (F, M, S)
Walsh, Ed (F, M, S)
White, Doc
Young, Cy (F, M, S)

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “1921 New Candidates

  1. Trying to stay vaguely within the decade that you two are discussing….Is there any evidence that participation in the Federal League (1914-1915) harmed players being considered for the Hall of Fame?

    Posted by Geoff | August 1, 2013, 6:04 pm
    • Geoff, thanks for a really interesting question!

      I don’t think the FL had much effect on HoF cases. Edd Roush, Joe Tinker, Mordecai Brown, and Eddie Plank all made it despite playing in the Feds. It may have even very slightly improved the chances of Brown and Plank by virtue of being easier leagues that let them build on their career numbers. Chief Bender, a poor HoF selection played with them, as did HoF manager Bill McKechnie.

      The Feds didn’t seem to consistently help or hinder second-line stars either. The little-remembered Jack Quinn or Ed Konetchy for example didnt get much help. But Benny Kauff, “The Ty Cobb of the Feds” made his bones there then enjoyed good seasons in the NL before his banishment in 1920 for gambling-related behavior.

      So overall I don’t think there was much effect.

      Posted by homemlb | August 1, 2013, 10:18 pm

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