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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1965 ballot
Here are the specific rules for this election:
35 comment(s)Posted: September 26, 2011 at 06:41 PM |
It wasn’t the weekend that I would have preferred (too close to Paula’s birthday) but we’ll make it work.
36 comment(s)Posted: September 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1964 ResultsCongratulations to Willie Mays, who was 1964's Most Meritorious Player by a substantial majority.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Willie Mays 11 2 193 Dick Allen 2 6 3 2 177 Ron Santo 3 5 3 1 154 Dean Chance 1 5 2 1 2 2 ...Read More...
11 comment(s)Posted: September 08, 2011 at 11:16 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1965 DiscussionIn the American League, a long era of Yankee dominance was ended when the Minnesota Twins grabbed the pennant. The race retained its rather one-sided flavour in that Minnesota were clearly the team to beat. After 4 July, they were never out of first place. However, their strongest challenger varied throughout the season. Chicago took the role at first, then Baltimore and Cleveland. Baltimore managed to sustain their challenge for longest, but after a brief run for the top by Detroit, it was ...Read More...
73 comment(s)Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:12 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1964 BallotHere are the specific rules for this election: Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...Read More...
39 comment(s)Posted: August 29, 2011 at 01:45 PM |
Transaction Oracle: Saying Goodbye to FlannyI never got to meet Mike Flanagan. I have no stories about Flanagan, no interesting anecdotes about him, just the lingering emotional attachment that comes with rooting for a sports team when you're a little kid. I was born in 1978, so I was too young to remember Mike Flanagan at his best as a pitcher. But he was a part of the first sports team I was old enough to follow over the course of an entire season, the 1983 Orioles. It was a pretty good year to become a fan, this being the last ...Read More...
27 comment(s)Posted: August 25, 2011 at 01:59 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: GM CandidatesNow that the Cubs have finally fired Jim Hendry, I thought it'd be a good time to see if this blog thing still works. I've decided to create a thread listing the potential candidates, and anytime I see any sort of update, I'll put it in this thread. If I miss a story, please feel free to add it yourself. The early candidates include: Billy Beane Brian Cashman Andrew Friedman Rick Hahn. Buster Olney mentioned on BBTN last night that he believes the top 3 are the Cubs top choices, while a lot ...Read More...
84 comment(s)Posted: August 22, 2011 at 04:29 PM |
Notes in a Minor Key: Draft signingsToday's the last day that 2011 draft picks can be signed. I would expect a rash of announcements as we get close to the midnight deadline. Post 'em here.
63 comment(s)Posted: August 15, 2011 at 06:30 PM |
Hall of Merit: 1963: Most Meritorious Player: ResultsThere's only one result closer than this:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Sandy Koufax 10 1 5 1 241 Hank Aaron 5 9 3 240 Willie Mays 2 7 7 1 231 Dick Ellsworth 2 11 3 1 200 Eddie Mathews 1 7 4 1 1 1 1 159 Dick Groat 1 2 4 2 3 1 117 Juan Marichal ...Read More...
14 comment(s)Posted: August 10, 2011 at 07:33 PM |
Hall of Merit: 1964 Most Meritorious Player: DiscussionIn one of the most exciting seasons in recent years, the pennant races in both leagues went down to the last few days. The American League race featured a three-way tie for first as late as 17 September, with the Yankees, White Sox and Baltimore with a ten-game lead over the rest of the pack. The Yankees took sole control of first place on 19 September, and managed to hang on for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, in the National League, the Phillies had a five-game lead over the Cardinals, ...Read More...
89 comment(s)Posted: August 10, 2011 at 03:18 AM |