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Hall of Merit: 1943 Ballot
Oscar Charleston, Mickey Cochrane and Frankie Frisch are the top contenders for induction this “year.” Bill Foster and Dick Lundy should have considerable support, as well.
Top returnees: Eppa Rixey, Joe Sewell, John Beckwith, Clark Griffith, George Van Haltren, Hughie Jennings,Tommy Leach and Jake Beckley.
90 comment(s)Posted: January 17, 2005 at 01:18 AM |
Hall of Merit: Mickey Cochrane
I love the picture on the cover of The New Bill James Historical Absract of Black Mike trying to tag Pepper Martin during the ‘34 World Series.
15 comment(s)Posted: January 11, 2005 at 01:44 AM |
Hall of Merit: Frankie Frisch
Great player. Lousy voter.
15 comment(s)Posted: January 11, 2005 at 01:43 AM |
Hall of Merit: Willie Foster
I’m looking forward to see what the numbers say about him.
63 comment(s)Posted: January 11, 2005 at 01:41 AM |
Hall of Merit: 1942 Results: Hall of Merit Voters Were “Dazzled” by Vance; “Memphis Bill” Also Left an Impression!
With a record 65 candidates who earned a spot on a ballot, 1920’s strikeout king Dazzy Vance placed first for induction to the Hall of Merit in his second year of eligibility.
In his first year as a candidate, New York Giants’ star Bill Terry gained admission to the HOM by winning enough votes for the second spot.
Eppa Rixey was a very close third, while John Beckwith made a huge jump in the rankings by moving from last year’s #13 to this year’s #5.
Rounding out the top ten were: Clark Griffith, Joe Sewell, George Van Haltren (back in the top ten), Tommy Leach, Hughie Jennings and Jake Beckley.
89 comment(s)Posted: January 10, 2005 at 11:14 PM |
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.
190 comment(s)Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:57 PM |
Hall of Merit: Oscar Charleston
Oscar, Oscar, Oscar…
154 comment(s)Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:56 PM |
Hall of Merit: Judy Johnson
Judy! Judy! Judy!
33 comment(s)Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:55 PM |
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
1943 (January 16)—elect 2
Players Passing Away in 1942
Props to Dan and Chris for supplying the lists!
146 comment(s)Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:35 PM |
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.
201 comment(s)Posted: January 06, 2005 at 12:30 AM |