The first round for the Early Era HOHHOF begans now. Each voter will have 4 votes at his disposal, that he MUST cast, and the deadline will be Sunday, January 23rd. If a player gets 80% of the total possible votes, he'll get induced in the HOHHOF. The votes are to be cast at [email protected] The eligible players can be found on this thread : http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=847482 Click on the link beside the player for additionnal info. This is the thread for Round 1 of the discussion. Feel free to advocate for the players that you deem worthy. Here's a few "mandatory" rules : - At all time, and in every round you can cast a write-in vote. This said, if you cast a vote for a non-eligible player (ex.: Josef Malecek in this one) in any round, your vote will be voided. - Every guy getting a write-in vote will be added to the ballot for the whole Early Era Rounds. - The players will remain on the Early Era ballots until the end of the rounds, or until when they're inducted. - As of now, there will be TEN (10) rounds. That number MIGHT be "reviewed" for a few more rounds (not less). - The Early Era guys will be eligible for write-ins in the "Chronological" rounds. It's a bit useless to bother about write-in rules at this point (since this is basically an open ballot with 80+ names), but if a guy is written in, he'll remain on the ballot for the reminder of the Early Era Rounds. - When you send your E-Mail, use the following format for the title HOHHOF ROUND x (in this case, 1), "hfboards usename" ballot So, for me, it would look like : HOHHOF Round 1, MXD ballot. The idea is to make the job easier for us when we count the votes. - Keep it civil and polite. Here's a suggestion : - Try to vote for the more "deserving guys", the players you think are the really best in that crop. Example : I really think Hod Stuart is worthy of the HOHHOF, and I sorta like his personnal story. This said -- I recognize there are AT LEAST four more "worthy" guys than him at this point. In this said, I'll restrain from voting for Hod Stuart in the 1st round. The idea is to get is to not get stuck with a few players that we all think are worthy, but that we disagree on the order of their induction. And a few others messages that aren't related to the Early Era voting rounds - Still looking for another trustee. - We need to start the "research" for the "Post-merger and Depression era" Keep in mind that the voting will start in 1940, with a 3 year "waiving" period (well, 3 seasons actually). So every player retiring in 1936-1937 or earlier will be eligible for the first round, and the other will be eligible in subsequent rounds.