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Hall of Merit: Hilton Smith

Hilton Smith

Eligible in 1954.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 29, 2005 at 12:19 AM | 88 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1953 Ballot Discussion

1953 (June 5)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

322 101.7 1925 Red Ruffing-P (1986)
316 98.4 1932 Stan Hack-3B (1979)
298 97.9 1932 Billy Herman-2B (1992)
267 85.2 1933 Hank Greenberg-1B (1986)
234 71.7 1928 Mel Harder-P (2002)
218 75.6 1931 Ernie Lombardi-C (1977)
189 72.3 1936 Claude Passeau-P (2003)
173 75.6 1930 Al Lopez-C (living)
219 52.2 1931 Doc Cramer-CF (1990)
170 62.3 1931 Billy Jurges-SS (1997)
182 55.8 1939 Roy Cullenbine-RF (1991)
177 56.4 1934 Bill Lee-P (1977)
169 57.5 1934 Cecil Travis-SS/3B (living)
151 46.6 1939 Mort Cooper-P (1958)
127 43.7 1937 Spud Chandler-P (1990)
142 37.7 1938 George Case-LF/RF (1989)
109 31.0 1934 Cookie Lavagetto-3B (1990)
112 24.1 1939 Nick Etten-1B (1990)
104 31.0 1934 Johnny Murphy-RP (1970)
095 33.2 1937 Eddie Smith-P (1994)
097 30.8 1937 Chet Laabs-LF/RF (1983)

1953 (June 5)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

HF 24-51 Willie Wells-SS (1905) #2 ss - 2.5 - 8*
32% 32-50 Bill Byrd-P (1907)6 - 1*
4% 35-47 Horatio Martinez-SS (1915) 0 - 0*

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 29, 2005 at 12:13 AM | 115 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1952 Ballot

Front-line newly eligibles: Josh Gibson, Mel Ott, Bill Dickey, Hal Trosky, Joe Kuhel, Chet Brewer, Sammy T. Hughes, Sam Bankhead  and Double Duty Radcliffe.

Top-ten returnees: Mule Suttles, John Beckwith, Eppa Rixey, Wes Ferrell, Earl Averill, Biz Mackey, Hughie Jennings and Clark Griffith.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 22, 2005 at 02:22 PM | 98 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Hal Trosky

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 22, 2005 at 02:17 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1951 Results: Say Hello to the Newest Members of the Hall of Merit - Foxx and Cronin!

In his first “year” on the ballot, an almost unanimous electorate gave legendary slugger Jimmie Foxx 99% of the possible points for induction into the HoM.

In his second year eligible, outstanding shortstop Joe Cronin received 87% of the possible points to easily gain enough votes to become the second inductee this “year.”

Rounding out the top-ten were: Mule Suttles, John Beckwith, Eppa Rixey, Wes Ferrell, Earl Averill, Biz Mackey, Hughie Jennings and Clark Griffith.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 16, 2005 at 01:57 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1952 Ballot Discussion

1952 (May 22)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

528 177.4 1926 Mel Ott-RF (1958)
314 109.9 1929 Bill Dickey-C (1993)
243 59.3 1931 Joe Kuhel-1B (1984)
189 49.9 1932 Frankie Crosetti-SS (2002)
176 55.2 1932 Hal Schumacher-P (1993)
195 47.9 1933 Pinky Higgins-3B (1969)
195 47.8 1934 Hal Trosky-1B (1979)
130 48.3 1928 Rollie Hemsley-C (1972)
130 45.3 1934 Frankie Hayes-C (1955)
138 42.6 1937 Vince DiMaggio-CF (1986)
089 29.3 1937 Jimmy Brown-2B/3B (1977)

1952 (May 22)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

HF 29-46 Josh Gibson-C (1911) #1 c - 11 - 13*
64% 25-48 Chet Brewer-P (1907) 2 - 2*
56% 31-46 Sammy T. Hughes-2B (1910) #4 2b - 0 - 1*
32% 30-50 Sam Bankhead-SS/IF/OF #7 ss - 0 - 1*
24% 28-50 Double Duty Radcliffe-C/P (1902)#4 c - 0 - 1*
00% 36-46 Henry Spearman-3B (1911)0 - 4*
00% 30-46 Terris McDuffie-P (1910) 1 - 0*
00% 23-46 Robert Clark-C (1906) 0 - 0*

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 16, 2005 at 01:29 AM | 90 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Bill Byrd

Bill Byrd

Eligible in 1953.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 15, 2005 at 10:59 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Willie Wells

Willie Wells

Eligible in 1953.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 15, 2005 at 10:56 PM | 106 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey

Eligible in 1952.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 15, 2005 at 10:54 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mel Ott

Mel Ott

Eligible in 1952.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 15, 2005 at 10:54 PM | 15 comment(s)
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