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Hall of Merit: Who’ll be the first living HoMer?

Anyone want to venture as guess as to who will be:

The first living HoMer?

The first living HoMer that isn’t a HoFer?

The latter question is very interesting to me, I’d love to be able to get in touch that player when we elect him.

Just something to think about - I believe the first question was mentioned already sometime in the last couple of weeks.

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 23, 2004 at 08:14 AM | 23 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1923 Ballot Discussion

Quite a new class coming on the ballot and only one electee this year. Wonder who it’ll be . . .

 WS   W3  Rookie Name-Pos (Died) 
655 180.1  1897  Honus Wagner-SS (1955)
446 115.2  1899  Sam Crawford-RF (1968)
361 100.1  1901  Ed Plank-P (1926)
268  70.8  1903  Johnny Evers-2b (1947)
231  58.6  1903  Chief Bender-P (1954)
157  28.7  1906  Hans Lobert-3b (1968)
124  35.0  1909  Jim Scott-P (1957)
129  32.9  1909  Chief Meyers-C (1971)
139  25.1  1907  Mike Mowrey-3b (1947)
137  23.4  1907  Bobby Byrne-3b (1964)
128  26.8  1903  Cy Falkenberg-P (1961)
113  26.0  1905  George Gibson-C (1967)
Negro Lg   1901  Rube Foster-P (1930)

Thanks to DanG for compiling this list:

HoMers and candidates who died in the past year:

HoMers:
Age Elected
 69 1903 Cap Anson

Candidates:
Age Eligible
 81 1882 Wes Fisler
 70 1896 Orator Shaffer
 67 1896 Joe Gerhardt
 62 1902 Sam Thompson
 59 1902 Tommy McCarthy
 53 1907 Nig Cuppy
 52 1905 Billy Rhines
 43 1918 Jake Stahl

Future Candidate:
Age Eligible
 27 1928 Austin McHenry
Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 22, 2004 at 04:11 PM | 221 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: DMB owner needed!

I’m commissioner of a fledgling Diamond-Mind league. We’ve already drafted, and we’re close to starting the 1924 season, our innaugural campaign. It’s a keeper league, and two owners can’t do it after drafting their teams.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates are available. The Phillies have Babe Ruth among others (imagine what the Babe will do in the Baker Bowl! The Pirates have a decent squad too.

Let me know if you are interested, and I’ll send you the rules, etc. . . .

You’ll need to upgrade to Version 9 of Diamond-Mind (due out later this week) for the league as well.

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 16, 2004 at 10:49 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1922 Ballot

This one shouldn’t be too tough . . .

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 15, 2004 at 11:29 AM | 128 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1921 Results: Collins and Bennett elected

Jimmy Collins and Charlie Bennett are newest members of the Hall of Merit. They are two of the greatest fielders their positions have ever seen. Collins was elected in his 8th year of eligibility. Bennett, 66, has been on the ballot since 1899, and was elected in his 23rd year! Except for Bob Caruthers, all of the players ahead of him on the 1899 ballot have been inducted. Two players below Bennett on that ballot (Cal McVey & Pud Galvin) have also been elected.

Joe McGinnity flew past Bobby Wallace and is solidly entrenched in 3rd place. Grant “Home Run” Johnson, a star Negro League SS also outpointed Wallace, it was Johnson’s first year on the ballot. Wallace finished 5th.

Frank Grant, another Negro League star, finished 6th, moving past Jimmy Sheckard in the tally. Bob Caruthers moved into 8th place, swapping positions with slugger Sam Thompson. Rube Waddell edged Hughie Jennings by one point for 10th place.

Other newcomers included Roger Bresnahan in 12th place, Tommy Leach (21st) and Joe Tinker (39th).

Rk   LY  Player              Pts Bal    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
 1    2  Jimmy Collins       814  47    8  9  6  4     4  1  4  1  4  4  1  1
 2    3  Charlie Bennett     701  37   13  6  2  2  2  1  3  3  2     2  1

 3    5  Joe McGinnity       659  41    4  5  3  4  7  6  2  2  1  1  1  1  2     2
 4   n/e Grant Johnson       606  39    2  5  6  5  6  2  1  1  3     1  1  1  4  1
 5    4  Bobby Wallace       587  40    4  3  1  5  6  1  2  4  4  1  1  1  2  4  1
 6    7  Frank Grant         526  36       3  5  2  6  4  4  2  1  3     3  2  1
 7    6  Jimmy Sheckard      507  36       3  3  2  3  4  8  3  3        2  2  3
 8    9  Bob Caruthers       448  29    5  2  5  1  1  4           2  2  4  1  1  1
 9    8  Sam Thompson        435  30    5  1  1  3  2  2     5  2  2  1        4  2
10   11  Rube Waddell        356  28    2     1  3  3     2  3  3  1  1  1  4  2  2
11   10  Hughie Jennings     355  26    1  2  5     2     1  1  2  3  2  4  2  1
12   n/e Roger Bresnahan     337  29       1     3     2  4  2  1     4  4  7  1
13   15  Jake Beckley        304  25       1  1        3  2  2  5  4  3  1  1  1  1
14   12  Hugh Duffy          299  24       1  2  1  2  2  3     1  1  4  3  2  1  1
15   13  Lip Pike            296  22    1  2  3  1  2        1  1  4  2  1     1  3
16   16  Dickey Pearce       275  19    1     2  6  1     1  1     3  2  1  1
17   17  Jimmy Ryan          263  24             1  1  1  1  4     4  4  4  1  3
18   14  George Van Haltren  256  24                2  4  1  1  2  2  2  2  2  1  5
19   18  Clark Griffith      212  22                   2  2  1  2     3  2  3  3  4
20   19  Bill Monroe         182  18    1              1     2  2  2  1     3  1  5
21   n/e Tommy Leach         161  17             1     1  1  1  2  1  1        3  6
22   21  Pete Browning       159  12       2        1     1  2  1  2  1        1  1
23   20  Cupid Childs        139  14          1  1              1  1  2  2  2  3  1
24   23  Frank Chance        127  11          1  1        1  1  1  2  1     1  1  1
25   24  Mickey Welch        116   8       2        1     2              2  1
26   25  Addie Joss           94   8                   2     2  1  1     1        1
27   22  Vic Willis           83   9             1              1  1     1  1  2  2
28   27  Charley Jones        60   5                   1  2        1              1
29   26  Jim McCormick        50   5                      1     1        1  1  1
30   28  John McGraw          48   4    1                          1           1  1
31   35  Herman Long          37   4                            1        1  2
32   31  Harry Wright         31   2             1        1
33T  30  Ed Williamson        27   3                            1           1  1
33T  33  Lave Cross           27   3                            1           1  1
35   29  Fielder Jones        21   3                                        1  1  1
36   32  Sol White            18   2                                     2
37   34  Tony Mullane         17   1.5                    1                       0.5
38   36  Jim Whitney          15   1                   1
39   n/e Joe Tinker           14   1.5                             1              0.5
40   37T Denny Lyons          12   1                            1
41T  41  Deacon Phillippe     10   1                                  1
41T  43T Mike Tiernan         10   1                                  1
41T  43T Cy Seymour           10   1                                  1
44   39  Levi Meyerle          8   1                                        1
45T  43T Bobby Mathews         7   1                                           1
45T  --  Harry Davis           7   1                                           1
47T  42  Roy Thomas            6   1                                              1
47T  43T Silver King           6   1                                              1
47T  43T Deacon McGuire        6   1                                              1
Dropped Out: Tom York (37T), Mike Griffin (40)
Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 12, 2004 at 08:35 AM | 21 comment(s)
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