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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 |
Hall of Merit: George J. Burns
The outfielder, not the first baseman that hits cleanup for my DMB team.
9 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:28 PM |
Hall of Merit: Frank Chance
Hey Frank, that was using your head!
7 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:27 PM |
Hall of Merit: Fielder Jones
That was his real name, by cracky!
7 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:25 PM |
Hall of Merit: Wilbur Cooper
One of those borderline cases, Cooper was a good one.
12 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 05:23 PM |
Hall of Merit: 1942 Ballot Discussion
The ballot thread will be posted one week later than normal (Jan.3).
Bill Terry is the only position player this “year” that should make any impact on our ballots. As for pitchers, Firpo Marberry had a unique enough career that he may show some considerable strength as a candidate.
1942 (January 2)—elect 2
1942 (January 2)—elect 2
Players Passing Away in 1941
My favorite ballplayer of all-time, it always pains me to read this even though he died 24 years before I was even born.
Much obliged to Dan G and Chris Cobb for the lists again!
266 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2004 at 01:36 AM |
Hall of Merit: Firpo Marberry
Better in his own profession than his famous pugilist namesake ever was, but does that make him a HoMer?
25 comment(s)Posted: December 17, 2004 at 04:46 PM |