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Hall of Merit: Dick Lundy

Since I can’t come up with anything whimsical like my Cary Grant and Felix Unger allusions for Judy Johnson and Oscar Charleston, I’ll just say that Lundy was a hellacious shortstop and hope that we give him the proper credit he deserves.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:57 PM | 190 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Oscar Charleston

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar…

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:56 PM | 154 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Judy Johnson

Judy! Judy! Judy!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:55 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1943 Ballot Discussion

A little better crop this time than what we had in ‘42, don’t you think? :-) Oscar Charleston and Mickey Cochrane are my picks to join the HOM this “year,” though Frankie Frisch and Bill Foster should have sizeable support.  Judy Johnson and Dick Lundy are a couple of quality Negro Leaguers that we need to take a good look at.

Jesse Haines and Chick Hafey? Two more of “Frankie’s Boys” that we can ignore. Cool!

1943 (January 16)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

366 114.2 1919 Frankie Frisch-2B (1973)
275 88.3 1925 Mickey Cochrane-C (1962)
258 64.9 1922 Jim Bottomley-1B (1959)
232 68.3 1926 Babe Herman-RF (1987)
207 48.4 1920 Jesse Haines-P (1978)
186 52.9 1925 Chick Hafey-LF (1973)
173 43.3 1923 Rube Walberg-P (1978)
145 45.8 1923 Bob Smith-P/SS (1987)
134 38.3 1928 Pat Malone-P (1943)
135 37.0 1926 Tommy Thomas-P (1988)
124 38.4 1923 Jimmie Wilson-C (1947)
126 31.5 1927 Fred Schulte-CF (1983)
122 31.9 1929 Roy Johnson-LF/RF (1973)
111 35.7 1927 Shanty Hogan-C (1967)
103 31.4 1925 Lloyd Brown-P (1974)
094 34.1 1928 Ben Cantwell-P (1962)
094 25.5 1928 Vic Sorrell-P (1972)

1943 (January 16)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

HF 15-41 Oscar Charleston-CF/1B (1896) #1 cf - 9.5 - 13
HF 23-37 Bill Foster-P 6 - 5
HF 21-37 Judy Johnson-3B (1900)#2 3b 0 - 5*
96% 16-37 Dick Lundy-SS (1898) #3 ss - 2 - 7*
36% 22-37 Rap Dixon-RF (1902) #9 rf - 0 - 4*
16% 20-40 Fats Jenkins-OF (1898)#8 cf - 1 - 4*
00% 23-37 William Bell-P (??) 1 - 1*
00% 21-37 Paul Stephens-SS (1900) #8 ss - 0 - 0*
00% 25-37 Eddie Dwight-CF (1925-37) #10 cf - 0 - 1*

Players Passing Away in 1942
HoMers
Age Elected

71 1904 Amos Rusie-P
51 1932 Louis Santop-C

Candidates
Age Eligible

82 1899 Henry Larkin-1B
58 1924 Bob Bescher-LF
54 1926 Bill Rariden-C

Props to Dan and Chris for supplying the lists!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:35 PM | 146 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Credits and Deductions for WW II Players

David Foss felt that a thread should be created so we can figure out what we need do about the wartime players.

I concur.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 06, 2005 at 12:30 AM | 201 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Clint Thomas

The “Hawk” was an all-around fine player.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:57 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Chaney White

Liked Of Mice and Men, The Wolfman and Son of Dracula.

Stay away from The Indestructible ManDracula vs. Frankenstein and The Alligator People.

:-)

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:51 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1942 Ballot

Now that the holidays are over, let’s get back to business!

Bill Terry  is the big newbie this “year.” Will Firpo Marberry be deemed ballot worthy by anyone?

Top returnees: Dazzy Vance (looking good!), Eppa Rixey Joe Sewell, Clark Griffith, Hughie Jennings, Tommy Leach, George Sisler and Jake Beckley.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 03:42 AM | 103 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: The Hall of Merit’s 2005 HOF Picks: Boggs, Blyleven, Sandberg, Gossage and Trammell!

With a total 28 ballots cast, we decided (following HOF ballot procedures) that Wade Boggs (unanimously!), Ryne Sandberg, Bert Blyleven, Rich “Goose” Gossage and Alan Trammell were more than qualified to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this week. Hopefully, the BBWAA will emulate our correct picks. :-)

Thanks for participating, guys!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 03, 2005 at 02:52 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Fred Dunlap

There has been some talk about “Sure Shot” lately, so I thought a thread was in order.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 30, 2004 at 02:19 AM | 4 comment(s)
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