Dugout Central Hall of Fame Selection Poll
Voting results for the BBWAA portion of the Hall of Fame balloting will be announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2011.
The day before, on Monday, January 4th, the Dugout Central selection committee ballot will be announced, giving us all extra 24 hours of bitching and complaining regarding who got in or who didn’t.
Sean Forman and the guys over at Baseball Reference put a nice page together showing the full ballot with a laundry list of individual career numbers, including the total number of years each has been on the ballot and their most recent vote percentage.
The Dugout Central ballot consists of three parts and will work as follows;
1) If you were a voting member of the BBWAA, who would you vote for. Maximum of ten.
2) Who do you BELIEVE will get in. Include your estimated vote percentage.
3) In past seasons, we’ve seen the likes of David Segui, Jay Buhner, and Lenny Dykstra pick up votes. Give me the name of the one player on this year’s ballot who would shock you the most if he received at least one vote.
Winner will be determined by the following criteria;
On number one, the number of correct choices MINUS the number of incorrect choices. It’s OK to list a full ten selection ballot, but you better hope they all get in.
On number two. This will be based on net vote total. Let’s say you believe Jeff Bagwell will get in with 90% and there are 500 ballots cast. So, you’re predicting him to receive 450 votes. If Baggy ends up getting 52%, which totals 260, you’re net score is 190 (450-260).
Tie breaker is the player in category three who gets the highest vote total, not in actual votes cast but in most mentions in our poll.
Email your ballots to me at email@example.com by midnight EST on Saturday, January 1st.