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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 |
Hall of Merit: Clint Thomas
The “Hawk” was an all-around fine player.
5 comment(s)Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:57 AM |
Hall of Merit: Chaney White
Liked Of Mice and Men, The Wolfman and Son of Dracula.
Stay away from The Indestructible Man, Dracula vs. Frankenstein and The Alligator People.
8 comment(s)Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:51 AM |
Hall of Merit: 1942 Ballot
Now that the holidays are over, let’s get back to business!
Bill Terry is the big newbie this “year.” Will Firpo Marberry be deemed ballot worthy by anyone?
Top returnees: Dazzy Vance (looking good!), Eppa Rixey Joe Sewell, Clark Griffith, Hughie Jennings, Tommy Leach, George Sisler and Jake Beckley.
103 comment(s)Posted: January 03, 2005 at 03:42 AM |
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 |