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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!
16 comment(s)Posted: January 03, 2005 at 02:52 AM |
Hall of Merit: Fred Dunlap
There has been some talk about “Sure Shot” lately, so I thought a thread was in order.
4 comment(s)Posted: December 30, 2004 at 02:19 AM |
Hall of Merit: Eddie Cicotte
What a pitcher! What a maroon!
56 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 09:27 PM |
Hall of Merit: Hack Wilson
It always amazes me to see CF next to his name.
20 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 09:26 PM |
Hall of Merit: Addie Joss
Durability aside, there weren’t too many pitchers greater than him.
6 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 09:23 PM |
Hall of Merit: Urban Shocker
The question: can the Hall of Merit hold two pitchers with the proper name of Urban?
4 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 01:40 AM |
Hall of Merit: Gavvy Cravath
“Cactus Gavvy” gets his own page. Go to town, Phillybooster!
293 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 01:36 AM |
Hall of Merit: Buzz Arlett
An interesting career that deserves some scrutiny from us. That’s the Buzz that I’ve been hearing, anyway.
174 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2004 at 01:30 AM |
Hall of Merit: 1941 Ballot Results: The Babe and the Rajah Belt Their Way Into the Hall of Merit!
In his first year of eligibility, Babe Ruth (who many think is the greatest player of all-time) became the fourth unanimous selection in HoM history (Cy Young, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson being the other three).
In also his first year of eligibility, second base legend Rogers Hornsby earned the most points (1,196) and highest percentage of votes (95.83%) of any second-place finisher up to this point to win the second slot for induction this “year.”
The combined point total of both inductees (2.491) is a new HoM record for a two-inductee “year,” too.
Newbie Dazzy Vance seems certain of induction next “year” with his strong third-place showing.
Rounding out the top-ten returnees are: Eppa Rixey, Joe Sewell, Clark Griffith, Tommy Leach, George Sisler, Hughie Jennings and Jake Beckley.
18 comment(s)Posted: December 21, 2004 at 12:20 AM |
Hall of Merit: 2005 BTF Hall of Fame Ballot
There will be a two weeks worth of discussion, then a ballot thread will be posted (Jan. 3).
The complete ballot (in alphabetical order): Jim Abbott, Bert Blyleven, Wade Boggs, Tom Candiotti, Dave Concepcion, Chili Davis, Andre Dawson, Steve Garvey, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Tommy John, Mark Langston, Don Mattingly, Jack McDowell, Willie McGee, Jeff Montgomery, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Otis Nixon, Dave Parker, Tony Phillips, Jim Rice, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Smith, Terry Steinbach, Darryl Strawberry, Bruce Sutter, Alan Trammell.
76 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 08:40 PM |