This post is the spot for voting and discussion of the third round of voting for the Circle of Greats, which adds players born in 1966. Rules and lists are after the jump.
As before, each ballot must include three and only three eligible players. The one player who appears on the most ballots cast in the round is inducted into the Circle of Greats. Players who appear on half or more of the ballots cast win four future rounds of ballot eligibility. A new rule this round: players who appear on 25% or more of the ballots but less than 50%, earn two years of extended eligibility. Any other player in the top 9 (including ties) in votes (or who appears on at least 20% of the ballots) wins one additional round of ballot eligibility.
All voting for this round closes at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 4, while changes to previously cast ballots are allowed until 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, January 2.
If you’d like to follow the vote tally, and/or check to make sure I’ve recorded your vote correctly, you can see my ballot-counting spreadsheet for this round here: 1966 COG Vote Tally . I’ll be updating the spreadsheet periodically with the latest votes. Initially, there is a row for every voter who has cast a ballot in one or both of the first two rounds, but new voters are entirely welcome — new voters will be added to the spreadsheet as their ballots are submitted. Also initially, there is a column for each of the holdover players; additional player columns from the born-in-1966 group will be added as votes are cast for them.
Choose your three players from the lists below of eligible players:
Position Players (born in 1966, and 10 years in the majors or 20 career WAR, b-ref version):
John Vander Wal
Pitchers (born in 1966, and 10 years in the majors or 20 career pitching WAR, b-ref version):