There was a tie vote in the Circle of Greats 1977 Balloting, so we will have a run-off election between the two tied players, Carlos Beltran and Roy Halladay. More after the jump.
|per 162 games||162||691||612||99||171||35||5||27||99||20||3||68||112||.279||.350||.486||.837||119||298|
|per 162 games||17||9||.659||3.38||35||33||6||2||232||50||179||131||3.39||1.178||8.7||0.8||1.9||6.9||3.58|
Comparing a pitcher to an everyday player is an interesting challenge. Here’s a run down on some of the things that can be compared directly:
|Career WAR (B-R/FanGraphs)||70.1/67.9||65.4/65.4|
|Career WAA (B-R)||34.4||40.4|
|Career WPA (B-R/FanGraphs)||35.8/35.4||38.0/38.0|
|MVP/CYA Awards||none||2 times|
|Gold Glove Awards||3 times||none|
|All-Star Selections||9 times||8 times|
|Pennant-winning teams||2 times||none|
|World Series championships||1 time||none|
|Hall of Fame selection||not yet eligible||Yes|
Here’s a look at the their Top 50 career rankings in the live ball era.
Beltran: G 39th, PA 30th, H 45th, R 36th, HR 44th, 2B 23rd, XBH 23rd, RBI 37th, SB 38th
Halladay: WAR 31st, WAA 19th, WPA 15th, ERA+ 12th, BB% 18th, W-L% 7th
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 Sunday night, February 13th, with vote changes allowed until 11:59PM EST on Friday night, February 11th. If the result of this runoff is still a tie, the last vote cast will be discarded to determine the winner. 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 1977 Runoff Vote Tally.