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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1989 Discussion
An earthquake interrupts the World Series which is won in a sweep by Oakland. The Expos and Dodgers are rained out in a domed stadium. Dave Dravecky’s arm snaps while pitching. Pete Rose agrees to be placed on the permanently ineligible list. Commissioner Giamatti dies.
Vote for 13 this year.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Will Clark 39.7 8.6 Kevin Mitchell 39.2 6.9 Rickey Henderson 31.9 8.6 Lonnie Smith 25.0 8.8 Ozzie Smith 20.3 7.3 Wade Boggs 30.4 8.4 Von Hayes 24.7 5.1 Barry ...Read More...
33 comment(s)Posted: January 05, 2016 at 02:10 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016: Results
BBTF recommends 9 players for election: Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell.
Percent Player 99% Ken Griffey Jr. 96% Jeff Bagwell 96% Mike Piazza 92% Barry Bonds 92% Roger Clemens 91% Tim Raines 87% Mike Mussina 81% Alan Trammell 80% Curt Schilling 41% Larry Walker 39% Edgar Martinez 37% Mark McGwire 17% Jim Edmonds 15% Sammy Sosa 5% Fred McGriff 5% Gary Sheffield 3% Jeff Kent 1% Nomar ...Read More...
22 comment(s)Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Jorge Posada
Eligible in 2017
6 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:40 AM |
Hall of Merit: Vladimir Guerrero
Eligible in 2017
1 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM |
Hall of Merit: Ivan Rodriguez
Eligible in 2017
18 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2015 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 on 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 judged in relation to the ...Read More...
18 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM |
Hall of Merit: 2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3
WS war Name-Pos 394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF* 338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C 324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF 243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF 258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C 245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF 206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF 170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P 233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B 236 32.1 Edgar Renteria-SS 176 34.6 Tim Wakefield-P 142 34.5 Chris Carpenter-P* 160 28.2 Melvin Mora-3B 197 21.4 Orlando Cabrera-SS 147 27.7 Carlos Guillen-SS 181 18.8 Pat Burrell-LF 141 24.3 Jason ...Read More...
216 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM |
Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!
Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!
Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.
Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. Smoltz finished 3rd with 522 points, top four on 19 ballots. Sheffield secured the last spot with 459 points, he was named on all but one ballot and was top four on 15 of them.
There’s a new guy at ...Read More...
21 comment(s)Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016
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. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.
The election will end Wednesday on December 23, 2015 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.
Please don’t post any vote ...Read More...
96 comment(s)Posted: December 17, 2015 at 02:41 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Ballot
Welcome to the 2016 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 7) through December
I’ve posted this the last several 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 just a formality. With the posting of the ballot you are expected to post a summary of what you take into account - basically, how did you ...Read More...
63 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2015 at 06:44 PM |