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Hall of Merit: Pelayo Chacon

Is he a HoMer or is he Donie Bush (sorry Mark :-)?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 14, 2004 at 01:17 AM | 3 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Bingo DeMoss

He doesn’t look like a HoMer to me, but maybe someone can change my mind here.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 14, 2004 at 01:10 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1935 Ballot Discussion

Another very strong outfielder, Max Carey hits the ballot. Carl Mays is also on the docket for the first time, and the top new Negro Leaguer is Bingo DeMoss.

1935 (September 26)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

351 99.0 1911 Max Carey-CF (1976)
256 69.4 1915 Carl Mays-P (1971)
202 58.5 1915 Ken Williams-LF (1959)
200 46.7 1914 George H. Burns-1B (1978)
174 58.2 1916 Howard Ehmke-P (1959)
183 42.3 1915 Art Nehf-P (1960)
128 41.2 1921 Johnny Mostil-CF (1970)
111 30.9 1915 Wally Gerber-SS (1951)
118 30.4 1919 Jack Scott-P (1959)
118 32.2 1916 George Harper-RF (1978)
125 30.7 1916 Jack Smith-CF/RF (1972)
104 28.4 1920 Elam Vangilder-P (1977)
094 27.1 1920 Earl Smith-C (1963)
116 19.3 1917 Joe Dugan-3B (1982)

Negro League Candidates:
1935 (September 26)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

16% 10-30 Bingo DeMoss-2B (1889) #1 2b - 0 - 4*
04% 10-30 Dizzy Dismukes-P (1890) - 1 - 2*
04% 15-30 Bernardo Baro-OF (??) - 0 - 1*
00% 17-29 Tank Carr-1B (1895) #5 1b - 0 - 1*
00% 15-29 Charles Blackwell-OF (??) #9 cf - 0 - 2*
00% 09-31 Pelayo Chacon-SS (1889) #11 ss - 0 - 3*

I also have to add one thing - I play in a Diamond Mind League that started with the 1924 season (we are currently getting ready to open 1925). It’s pretty cool that guys from that league are coming on the ballot now. Many of our ‘scrubs’ were actually pretty good players for a couple of years, check out Johnny Mostil, George Harper or Earl Smith for example.

Howard Ehmke deserves a special mention. Ehmke went 30-0 as a starter for my New York Yankees in 1924. His final record was 30-2, he lost twice in relief. We had a great offense (Speaker, Heilmann, Goslin and Kelly); but this was truly an amazing season, and I feel that more than just the 14 people in the league should know about it.

Of course, he lost Game 1 of the World Series (to KJOK’s Cardinals) 2-1, pulled down a no decision in a 3-2, 10-inning Game 4 loss and left Game 7 trailing 3-2, before Goose Goslin hit a 2-run HR off Emil Yde in the bottom of the 8th (KJOK’s only words were, “Oh my God”). But man that year from Ehmke is something that I’ll never forget. If this were the real Hall of Fame vote, and I could just vote yes for him like people have done for Jim DeShaies, it would be a no-brainer :-)

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: September 13, 2004 at 12:52 PM | 262 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Selected 20th Century Candidates

If you are looking for a player thread from the last century, this is the place to visit!

Hank Aaron (elected in 1982)

Joe Adcock

Pete Alexander (elected in 1936)

Edgardo Alfonzo

Dick Allen (elected in 1983)

Bob Allison

Roberto Alomar (elected in 2010)

Felipe Alou

Brady Anderson

Luis Aparicio

Kevin Appier

Luke Appling (elected in 1956)

Buzz Arlett

Richie Ashburn (elected in 1968)

Earl Averill (elected in 1961)

Bobby Avila

Jeff Bagwell (elected in 2011)

Frank Baker (elected in ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2004 at 06:39 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Herman Long

The original “Flying Dutchman!”

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 09:47 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Joe Tinker, Donie Bush and Ray Chapman

Some Deadball stars at short to take a look at.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 09:41 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: John McGraw, Ed Williamson, Lave Cross, Billy Nash and Levi Meyerle

Third basemen, one and all!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 09:25 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Jake Beckley

I don’t know if you guys know this, but karlmagnus is keen on “Eagle-Eye.”  :-)

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 01:54 AM | 65 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Charley Jones & Lip Pike

Our “friend of the HoM” John Proulx suggested this page. Good idea!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 01:45 AM | 69 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mickey Welch

Because Yest requested it, here it is!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 07, 2004 at 01:40 AM | 65 comment(s)
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