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Hall of Merit: Frankie Frisch

Great player. Lousy voter.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 11, 2005 at 01:43 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Willie Foster

I’m looking forward to see what the numbers say about him.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 11, 2005 at 01:41 AM | 63 comment(s)
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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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 11:14 PM | 89 comment(s)
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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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:57 PM | 190 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Oscar Charleston

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar…

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:56 PM | 154 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Judy Johnson

Judy! Judy! Judy!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:55 PM | 33 comment(s)
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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
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

366 114.2 1919 Frankie Frisch-2B (1973)
275 88.3 1925 Mickey Cochrane-C (1962)
258 64.9 1922 Jim Bottomley-1B (1959)
232 68.3 1926 Babe Herman-RF (1987)
207 48.4 1920 Jesse Haines-P (1978)
186 52.9 1925 Chick Hafey-LF (1973)
173 43.3 1923 Rube Walberg-P (1978)
145 45.8 1923 Bob Smith-P/SS (1987)
134 38.3 1928 Pat Malone-P (1943)
135 37.0 1926 Tommy Thomas-P (1988)
124 38.4 1923 Jimmie Wilson-C (1947)
126 31.5 1927 Fred Schulte-CF (1983)
122 31.9 1929 Roy Johnson-LF/RF (1973)
111 35.7 1927 Shanty Hogan-C (1967)
103 31.4 1925 Lloyd Brown-P (1974)
094 34.1 1928 Ben Cantwell-P (1962)
094 25.5 1928 Vic Sorrell-P (1972)

1943 (January 16)—elect 2
HF% Career Name-pos (born) BJ – MVP - All-Star

HF 15-41 Oscar Charleston-CF/1B (1896) #1 cf - 9.5 - 13
HF 23-37 Bill Foster-P 6 - 5
HF 21-37 Judy Johnson-3B (1900)#2 3b 0 - 5*
96% 16-37 Dick Lundy-SS (1898) #3 ss - 2 - 7*
36% 22-37 Rap Dixon-RF (1902) #9 rf - 0 - 4*
16% 20-40 Fats Jenkins-OF (1898)#8 cf - 1 - 4*
00% 23-37 William Bell-P (??) 1 - 1*
00% 21-37 Paul Stephens-SS (1900) #8 ss - 0 - 0*
00% 25-37 Eddie Dwight-CF (1925-37) #10 cf - 0 - 1*

Players Passing Away in 1942
HoMers
Age Elected

71 1904 Amos Rusie-P
51 1932 Louis Santop-C

Candidates
Age Eligible

82 1899 Henry Larkin-1B
58 1924 Bob Bescher-LF
54 1926 Bill Rariden-C

Props to Dan and Chris for supplying the lists!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 10, 2005 at 10:35 PM | 146 comment(s)
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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.

I concur.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 06, 2005 at 12:30 AM | 201 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Clint Thomas

The “Hawk” was an all-around fine player.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:57 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Chaney White

Liked Of Mice and Men, The Wolfman and Son of Dracula.

Stay away from The Indestructible ManDracula vs. Frankenstein and The Alligator People.

:-)

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2005 at 03:51 AM | 8 comment(s)
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