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Hall of Merit: 1956 Ballot Discussion

1956 (July 25)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

378 115.9 1931 Luke Appling-SS (1991)
242 76.6 1938 Joe Gordon-2B (1978)
199 69.3 1938 Ken Keltner-3B (1991)
208 65.9 1937 Tommy Henrich-RF (living)
138 54.1 1939 Eddie Miller-SS (1997)
134 51.4 1937 Johnny VanderMeer (1997)
129 37.8 1934 Al Benton-RP (1968)
119 39.2 1939 Kirby Higbe-P (1985)
082 26.0 1942 Harry Walker-CF (1999)
062 21.8 1944 Joe Page-RP (1980)

1956 (July 17)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

00% 40-50 Verdell Mathis-P (1914) 0 - 2*

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 11, 2005 at 12:19 AM | 165 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon

Eligible in 1956.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2005 at 11:57 PM | 77 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Luke Appling

Luke Appling

Eligible in 1956.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2005 at 11:56 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich

Eligible in 1956.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2005 at 11:54 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Buck O’Neil

Buck O’Neill

Eligible in 1957.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2005 at 11:44 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Leroy Matlock

Leroy Matlock

Eligible in 1948.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 06, 2005 at 09:21 PM | 68 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1955 Ballot

Prominent newbies include: Buck Leonard, Ray Brown and Dixie Walker.

Returnees include: Mule Suttles, John Beckwith, Billy Herman, Joe Medwick, Red Ruffing, Stan Hack, Wes Ferrell and Hughie Jennings.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 04, 2005 at 01:25 PM | 94 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1954 Results: Shortstops Vaughan and Wells are the Newest Hall of Merit Picks!

In his first year of eligibility, Pittsburgh Pirate great Arky Vaughan was elected to the Hall of Merit with a robust 98% of all possible points.

In his second year on a ballot, legendary shortstop Willie Wells became the second HoM inductee with 78% of all possible points. He becomes the sixteenth Negro Leaguer to achieve the honor.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Mule Suttles, John Beckwith, Billy Herman, Joe Medwick (his first year of eligibility), Red Ruffing, Stan Hack, Wes Ferrell and Hughie Jennings.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 27, 2005 at 05:59 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1955 Ballot Discussion

1955 (July 3)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

278 73.8 1933 Dixie Walker-RF (1982)
263 77.0 1934 Augie Galan-LF (1993)
217 65.1 1938 Jeff Heath-LF (1975)
180 64.4 1933 Schoolboy Rowe-P (1961)
185 59.0 1935 Elbie Fletcher-1B (1994)
179 51.5 1936 Buddy Lewis-3B/RF (living)
169 44.5 1940 Stan Spence-CF (1983)
139 49.9 1938 Rip Sewell-P (1989)
145 45.2 1936 Harry Gumbert-P (1995)
138 42.0 1942 Whitey Kurowski-3B (1999)
110 41.1 1938 Nels Potter-P (1990)
113 38.5 1941 Tex Hughson-P (1993)
118 36.7 1940 Tiny Bonham-P (1949)
123 33.9 1938 Taffy Wright-RF (1981)
101 32.9 1940 Wally Judnich-CF (1971)
102 29.3 1940 Frank Gustine-2B/3B (1991)
080 31.0 1939 Mike Tresh-C (1966)
081 26.1 1939 Hugh Casey-RP (1951)

1955 (July 3)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

HF 33-53 Buck Leonard-1B (1907) #1 1b - 4 - 7*
64% 30-53 Ray Brown-P (1908) 5 - 2*
00% 37-49 Eugene Benson-CF (1913) #5 lf – 1 - 0*
00% 40-49 Booker McDaniel-P (1912) 2 - 2*
00% 40-49 Tommy Sampson-2B (1914)0 - 1*

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 27, 2005 at 05:33 PM | 156 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Dixie Walker

Dixie Walker

Eligible in 1955.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 26, 2005 at 07:32 PM | 11 comment(s)
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