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Hall of Merit: George J. Burns

The outfielder, not the first baseman that hits cleanup for my DMB team.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:28 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Frank Chance

Hey Frank, that was using your head!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:27 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Fielder Jones

That was his real name, by cracky!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:25 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Wilbur Cooper

One of those borderline cases, Cooper was a good one.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:23 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1942 Ballot Discussion

The ballot thread will be posted one week later than normal (Jan.3).

Bill Terry is the only position player this “year” that should make any impact on our ballots. As for pitchers, Firpo Marberry had a unique enough career that he may show some considerable strength as a candidate.

1942 (January 2)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

278 83.8 1924 Bill Terry-1B (1989)
205 64.2 1919 Tom Zachary-P (1969)
196 52.1 1921 Bing Miller-RF (1966)
211 56.6 1923 Travis Jackson-SS (1987)
177 52.2 1924 Firpo Marberry-RP (1976)
193 54.1 1924 Fred Lindstrom-3B/CF (1981)
198 38.0 1918 Charlie Grimm-1B (1983)
156 42.3 1926 Alvin “General” Crowder-P (1972)
130 42.9 1927 Watty Clark-P (1972)
122 29.8 1928 George Earnshaw-P (1976)
114 34.8 1928 George Blaeholder-P (1947)
096 26.3 1928 Bill Walker-P (1966)
095 25.2 1930 George Watkins-RF (1970)
103 20.6 1926 Mark Koenig-SS (1993)
092 34.5 1928 Ray Benge-P (1997)
016 03.8 1931 Buzz Arlett-RF (1964)

1942 (January 2)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ - MVP - All-Star

04% 21-36 Sam Streeter-P (1900)1 – 0*
00% 20-36 Bill Riggins-SS (??) #5 SS - 0 – 0*
00% 20-38 Clint Thomas-CF (1896) #6 cf - 0 - 3
00% 16-36 Chaney White-OF (??) #7 cf- 0 - 2*
00% 20-36 Ed “Huck” Rile-P/1B (??) #8 1b - 1 - 0*

Players Passing Away in 1941
HoMers
Age Elected

None

Candidates
Age Eligible

84 1890 Tommy Bond-P
82 1897 Mickey Welch-P
76 1904 Jack Clements-C
75 1904 Bill Joyce-3b
65 1915 Frank Isbell-1B
58 1929 Bruce Petway-C
51 1931 Howie Shanks-LF/3b
50 1931 Ivy Wingo-C
45 1941 Andy Cooper-P

Upcoming Candidate
37 1944 Lou Gehrig-1B

My favorite ballplayer of all-time, it always pains me to read this even though he died 24 years before I was even born.

Much obliged to Dan G and Chris Cobb for the lists again!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 19, 2004 at 01:36 AM | 266 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Firpo Marberry

Better in his own profession than his famous pugilist namesake ever was, but does that make him a HoMer?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 17, 2004 at 04:46 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Diamond Mind Owners Needed!

Three of our owners have informed us that they want out from our Diamond Mind League. If anyone is interested, please leave a message here or send me an e-mail via my profile.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 14, 2004 at 05:00 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1941 Ballot

All you need to know is the words Ruth and Hornsby for this ballot. You could even place Jack Chesbro, Rube Marquard and Tommy McCarthy somewhere between 3 and 15 for all it’s going to do (which is nothing).

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 13, 2004 at 05:13 AM | 140 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Bobby Veach

Is it Bobby Leach or Tommy Veach?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 11, 2004 at 10:15 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Harry Hooper

Was Mr. Looper…er, I mean, Mr. Hooper the best BoSox rightfielder before Dwight Evans?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 11, 2004 at 10:12 PM | 0 comment(s)
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