We need a quick runoff vote to resolve the tie at the top in the 1974 part 3 voting. Voting closes next Wednesday night, so vote early. More after the jump.
This is our first 4-way runoff, but it’s the second runoff in as many years for Manny Ramirez, after losing to Mordecai Brown in last year’s COG elections. Here are the career stats for our four candidates.
Our candidates’ top 50 career rankings (5000 PA or 2500 IP) in the live ball era look like this.
- Ramirez: BA 47th, OBP 19th, SLG 9th, OPS 8th, OPS+ 19th, HR 15th, XBH 15th, RBI 17th, Runs 30th
- Allen: SLG 40th, OPS 43rd, OPS+ 14th
- Brown: WAR 21st, WAA 16th, ERA 34th, FIP 31st, ERA+ 12th, WHIP 31st, GS 45th, SO 43rd, K% 26th, Losses 42nd, W-L% 30th
- Lyons: WAR 24th, WAA 46th, ERA+ 40th, BB% 37th, IP 19th, BF 18th, GS 38th, CG 2nd, CG% 1st, Wins 24th
So, the choice is yours. However you decide, your ballot in this runoff round, unlike the usual three-name ballot, should identify only the one candidate you prefer (you will also need to add at least a little bit of extra verbiage though, because the WordPress engine that supports the site won’t accept comments of only one or two words).
All votes must be in by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday night, March 6th, with vote changes allowed until 11:59PM EST on Monday night, March 4th. If the result of this runoff is still a tie, a tie-breaker process will be followed to discard the last votes cast until a winner is determined. So, vote early to ensure your vote counts! If you would like to keep track of the vote tally for the runoff, you can check this tally spreadsheet: COG 1974 Part 3 Runoff Vote Tally.