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Hall of Merit: 2013 Results: Bonds, Clemens, Piazza and Biggio are elected to the Hall of Merit!

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio have been elected to the Hall of Merit!

The timing for our first year electing 4 candidates could not have worked out better, since class of 2013 is the strongest in terms of electees that we’ve ever had. The top of the 1934 ballot included Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, Pop Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams and Cristobal Torriente, but only 2 were elected.

Bonds and Clemens were each unanimous at 1 and 2. I believe that’s the first ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM | 67 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots - if you don’t feel he really is a HOFer, then please refrain from posting that player’s name (examples of whom I am referring to are Mookie Wilson, Scott Brosius, Buddy Biancalana - players who were well liked or were underdogs, but have no creditable HOF resume). Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 11, 2012 at 04:07 PM | 127 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Help Wanted!

Hey guys, as I mentioned earlier, John Murphy has retired from the Hall of Merit in terms of day-to-day (or even year-to-year) support.

Anyone interested in picking up the torch?

Tasks include, but are not limited to: Posting threads (new eligibles, discussion, ballot, results, individuals of note - am I missing any others?); typing in the compiled results (which is a nightmare); maintaining the list of links.

Regarding the HoM Plaque Room, a curator is needed for it.

Also, most pressing, ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 02:58 AM | 26 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 Hall of Merit Ballot

First I’d like to thank John Murphy for his dedicated service over the years. John has decided to retire from the Hall of Merit, except for as a voter. We really could not have done this without you John. I owe you many beers once our paths cross.

Now, onto the fun!

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I’ve posted this the last couple of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 04:26 AM | 92 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Results

Congratulations to Rod Carew, 1977’s Most Meritorious Player. Although not unanimous, Carew led the voting throughout.

             1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   Pts
Carew        9               1   1                                   156
Schmidt          3   4   1   1   1       1                           135
Foster           3   3   1   1   2   1                               133
Fisk                     6               1   1    1                   93
Parker ...
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fra paolo Posted: November 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Discussion

Jumping ahead to the most recently completed season. I remember it as if it were last week.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		37.9		10.7
Buster Posey		36.6		7.2
Andrew McCutchen	37.5		7.1
Robinson Cano		34.4		8.2
Miguel Cabrera		34.2		6.9
Ryan Braun		29.9		6.8
Yadier Molina		28.6		6.8
Ben Zobrist		27.9		5.6
Adam Jones		28.1		3.4
Melky Cabrera		26.3		4.7
Joey Votto		24.3		5.6
Chase Headley		32.9		6.0
David Wright		31.3		6.8
Aaron Hill		27.0		4.6
Darwin Barney		14.0		4.7
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DL from MN Posted: October 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM | 31 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Orlando Hernandez

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Discussion

1977 is an expansion year as the American League welcomes the Blue Jays and Mariners. The Yankees defeated the Royals in the ALCS. The Dodgers prevailed over the Phillies in the NLCS. The Yankees won the World Series in six games.

In other news Dave Kingman becomes the only player to play in all four divisions in one season.

MMP voting will end on November 8 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Carew, Rodney		37.7		9.5
Morgan, Joe		30.0		5.6
Schmidt, Mike		32.8		8.7
Parker, ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:21 AM | 49 comment(s)
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