In true half-baked fashion, I'm reviving the Half-Baked Hall and completely changing most of the format. I'm sad that it halted, and I just didn't have the energy to keep it going the way it was, and it appeared most of you didn't either. Hats off to NBB who posted a bio for George Kell 18 months ago, the last time this project was going. Coincidentally I'm sure, NBB posted his bio for Kell just a couple weeks before my daughter was born.
To recap, we have held votes for every year from the beginning of baseball through 1956. We finally broke the color barrier, electing Jackie Robinson. Lou Boudreau and Ralph Kiner each landed two-thirds of the vote, joining a bunch of players who are thus far on the outside looking in. We may relitigate some of these older players later, but for now I want to focus on the players that at least some of us watched play.
So now, the new format:
- One year at a time, chosen by random.org
- All players with 40 career WAR will be on the ballot, along with some others
- There will still be time for discussion.
- No more stats spreadsheet. You all know how to use baseball-reference.
- Votes will no longer be via a Google form. I'll just post a poll on the site. As thus we won't have public ballots anymore.
- Votes will now be just Yes or No.
- 75% needed for election
- Only one vote per ballot. Players who garner at least 40% of the vote will be tucked away for a later debate. If I recall, when each player got six ballots, we never had a player elected who didn't at least start with 40% of the vote.
Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?
- Wade Boggs (78%, 14 Votes)
- Jim Abbott (11%, 2 Votes)
- Darryl Strawberry (11%, 2 Votes)
- Chili Davis (0%, 0 Votes)
- Willie McGee (0%, 0 Votes)
- Tony Phillips (0%, 0 Votes)
- None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 14