Excellent news for all of you lamenting the lack of Minnie Miñoso in the Hall of Fame: South Side Hit Pen voters have elected him to our Hall of Fame, in a first-ever Veteran’s Committee vote.
In the regular vote, SSHP readers chose Derek Jeter (83%) and Larry Walker (77%) as the 2020 class.
Runner-ups in both categories were Dick Allen (58%) in the Veteran’s vote, Curt Schilling (58%) in the regular election. In his first year on the ballot, Paul Konerko grabbed 37%.
For the regular election, voters averaged 8.04 players per ballot, of a maximum of 10. In the Veteran’s vote, the average ballot had 3.77 players (maximum four).
And in a catch-up sense, the site also published a cache of Chicago White Sox video from last week’s Hitter’s Camp, including batting cage footage and one-on-one interviews with several participants.