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1901 Hall of Fame Voting

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Posted 09-24-2017 at 06:45 PM by bjohn13

The following players were on the ballot for the first time:

Al Atkinson was a mixed purpose pitcher who played for 12 seasons, mostly in the New York Giants organization. He was a one time All Star who had a 3.29 career ERA in 378 career games.

Ed Dugan was a starting pitcher who spent his entire 11 year career in the Pittsburgh organization. He put together a string of four seasons with an ERA of under three with Pittsburgh in the 1880s, earning his way to a Gold Glove and an All Star appearance. He finished with 124 career wins.

Lou Galvin was a career relief pitcher who spent seven of his 12 years with Brooklyn. He finished with a 2.67 ERA in 325 career games.

Guy Hecker had an extremely successful stint in Louisville. He was a five-time 20 game winner who won the Cy Young Award three times and he MVP Award twice. He ended up going to six All Star games and winning three Gold Gloves. He vanished with 239 career wins in 13 seasons.

Ed Morris played his entire 11 year career with the Boston Beaneaters. He won an ERA title in 1887 which also earned him a Cy Young Award, and he made it to four All Star games. He finished with 112 career wins.

Fred Pfeffer was a second baseman who spent most of his 11 year career in the Chicago White Stockings organization. He led he league in homeruns three times which allowed him to play in three All Star games and win one Silver Slugger Award.

Old Hoss Radbourn spent most of his career with the Boston Americans. He made it to five All-Star games and won one Silver Slugger Award. He did win an ERA crown in 1893, and he led the league in aves after being transferred to a closer role in the 1895 season. He finished with 273 career wins.

Charlie Sweeney was primarily a pitcher in the Boston Beaneaters organization for most of his 11 year career. He was a 20 game winner in 1893, and he led the league in strikeouts in 1889. He ended up in five All Star games while winning a Gold Glove and two Silver Sluggers at the pitching position.

Ned Williamson was a 17-year third baseman who played most of his career with the Chicago Orphans and the Cincinnati Reds. He led the league in home runs five times while appearing in 8 All Star games and winning three Silver Slugger Awards.

The complete ballot:
Guy Hecker P
Old Hoss Radbourn P
Jim Whitney P
Charlie Sweeney P
Tony Mullane P
George Bradley P
Will White P
Fred Goldsmith P
Ed Morris P
Ed Dugan P
Lady Baldwin P
Al Atkinson P
Jumbo McGinnis P
Lou Galvin P
Roger Connor 1B
Fred Pfeffer 2B
Ned Williamson 3B
Jack Glasscock SS

Guy Hecker and Old Hoss Radbourn both won induction on their first attempt. Jim Whitney just missed induction by earning 72.9% of the vote. Al Atkinson, Jumbo McGinnis, Lou Galvin, and Fred Pfeffer all missed the 5% cut and won’t be on the ballot next year.
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