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2020 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
  by DL from MN

2020 (December 2019)—elect 4

Top 10 Returning Players
Luis Tiant (263), Todd Helton (251), Kenny Lofton (217), Andruw Jones (201), Ben Taylor (196), Jeff Kent (188), Johan Santana (176), Wally Schang (153), Sammy Sosa (148), Lance Berkman (135)

Newly eligible players

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Posted: January 23, 2019 at 01:21 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - A’s voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

And we’ve reached the end. While I have no doubt what the winner will be, I had no interest in ending the series by Executive Order, so we’ll vote it out. Actually, there is some question which version of the Coliseum will get the nod.

Choose One. If you opt for No. 2, then choose one of the ...

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Posted: January 23, 2019 at 10:53 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Oakland A’s
  by SoSH U at work

We started this exercise in the Bay Area, and we’re going to come full circle and end here with the American League’s franchise in Northern California.

If Billy Beane and co. have their way, we’ll be coming up with a name for a new park instead of the coliseum, perhaps the ...

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Posted: January 14, 2019 at 09:43 AM
Roy Halladay, Mariano Rivera, and “Cannonball” Dick Redding elected - Hall of Merit Class of 2019
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

Congrats to the class of 2019, Roy Halladay, Mariano Rivera, and “Cannonball” Dick Redding!

Halladay and Rivera each garnered 9 of 27 first place votes, with Redding carrying 6 others. There was strong consensus this year - no other player received more than four top 3 votes. Halladay had 25, ...

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Posted: January 09, 2019 at 08:21 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1949 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson, our 1949 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	127	9	4
Ted Williams	126	9	3
Stan Musial	122	9	2
Mel Parnell	102	9	0
Ralph Kiner	94	9	0
Vern Stephens	78	9	0
Eddie Joost	57	6	0
Pee Wee Reese	50	6	0
Bob Lemon	38	5	0
Virgil ...
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Posted: January 04, 2019 at 03:28 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1912 Discussion
  by DL from MN

Tris Speaker and the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Giants in the World Series. Pete Hill and the Chicago American Giants were the top black barnstorming team.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Tris Speaker		51.7		10.1
Joe Jackson		37.1		9.5
Frank Baker		38.8		9.3
Ty ...
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Posted: January 03, 2019 at 01:12 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Atlanta Braves
  by SoSH U at work

We’re down to just two parks remaining. We’re tucking this one at the very back because I don’t have a lot to say about it. I was going to invite Sam into provide some insight, but I don’t know how long the banhammer fell on him.

SunTrust (I think that’s right) is the youngest ballpark ...

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Posted: December 03, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - White Sox voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

All right, we’ve got three ballparks remaining, and I want to get this finished in the slim chance the lights go off.

We’ve got five choices for the home of the White Sox. None is Guaranteed Rate Field.

Choose 1)
A) Bill Veeck Field
B) Comiskey Park
C) South Side Yard
D) South Side Stadium
E) ...

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Posted: November 19, 2018 at 10:14 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Chicago White Sox
  by SoSH U at work

The latest ballpark to undergo a name change, dumping the harmless U.S. Cellular (which did provide a pretty good nickname, the Cell) to the ridiculous Guaranteed Rate Field, complete with its downward trending arrow. G-Rate Field, as absolutely nobody calls it, is the closest thing to a home park ...

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Posted: November 05, 2018 at 08:40 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1948 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1948 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 November 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a ...

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Posted: October 26, 2018 at 11:19 AM

 

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