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Hall of Merit: 1948 Ballot Results: Hall of Merit Voters Decide That Gehringer and Wilson are Worthy!

In his first year of eligibility, second base great Charlie Gehringer earned a sparkling 98% of the vote for HoM induction.

Negro League star Jud Wilson was selected (the thirteenth Negro Leaguer so far) for the second spot in his second year of eligibility.

White Sox ace Ted Lyons made a strong impression in his first year of eligibility.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Mule Suttles, John Beckwith, Eppa Rixey, Wes Ferrell, Earl Averill, George Sisler and Clark Griffith.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 10:11 PM | 44 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1949 Ballot Discussion

1949 (April 10)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

305 99.7 1928 Carl Hubbell-P (1988)
252 92.0 1928 Dick Bartell-SS (1995)
238 78.6 1928 Chuck Klein-RF (1958)
225 79.8 1931 Tommy Bridges-P (1968)
220 70.9 1931 Lon Warneke-P (1976)
079 31.1 1935 Mace Brown-RP (2002)
104 22.4 1935 Rip Radcliff-LF (1962)

1949 (April 10)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

100% 20-47 Biz Mackey-C (1897) #3 c - 2 - 8*
00% 20-47 Frank Duncan-C (1901) #10 c - 1 - 5*

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:53 AM | 127 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Tommy Bridges

Tommy Bridges

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:24 AM | 42 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Lon Warneke

Lon Warneke

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:23 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:21 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Biz Mackey

Biz Mackey

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:19 AM | 240 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2005 at 01:16 AM | 36 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1948 Ballot

Notable first-time candidates include Charlie Gehringer, Ted Lyons, Cool Papa Bell, Lloyd Waner and Lefty Gomez.

Top-ten returnees include: Jud Wilson, Mules Suttles, John Beckwith, Eppa Rixey, Wes FerrellEarl Averill, Hughie Jennings and Clark Griffith.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 28, 2005 at 02:02 AM | 105 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Lloyd Waner

Lloyd Waner

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 22, 2005 at 09:20 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Lefty Gomez

Lefty Gomez

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 22, 2005 at 09:12 PM | 89 comment(s)
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