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1941, New Candidates

1941 New Candidates

1941In 1941, another eight new slots open up for would-be HoMErs. We are yoyoing our way along with a record-setting eight electees in 1926, a record-setting low two in 1931, and a record-tying 8 in 1936.

We are once again carrying over one slot from 1901, two from 1906, two from 1921, and five from 1931, which gives us 18 total slots in 1931.

These thirty men will now run the gauntlet, several among whom are among of the Hall of Fame’s least deserving members, several of whom have great nicknames (not all are listed here, though), one of whom missed much of a season due to binging on hotdogs and soda pop (wink wink, nudge nudge), one of whose winsome personality led to a memoir titled “My War with Baseball” (not to be confused with his baseball WAR), and one of whom shares a first name with Eric’s father.

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

Newly Eligible in 1941

Max Bishop
Lu Blue
Earle Combs (F)
Red Faber (F,M,S)
George Grantham
Burleigh Grimes (F)
Rogers Hornsby (F,M,S)
Sad Sam Jones
Joe Judge
Willie Kamm
High Pockets Kelly (F)
Dolf Luque
Rabbit Maranville (F)
Marty McManus
Lefty O’Doul
Bob O’Farrell
Herb Pennock (F)
Jack Quinn (S)
Sam Rice (F)
Eppa Rixey (F,M)
Eddie Rommel
Edd Roush (F,M)
Babe Ruth (F,M,S)
Wally Schang
Joe Sewell (F,M)
Riggs Stephenson
Pie Traynor (F)
Dazzy Vance (F,M,S)
Hack Wilson (F)



One thought on “1941 New Candidates

  1. You guys are AMAZING. Lu Blue…Who knew?!

    Posted by Geoff Shields | September 25, 2013, 10:34 am

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