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Hall of Merit: 2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots (sorry Bob Tufts). Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

The election will end Monday on Dec 30th (4 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

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DL from MN Posted: December 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM | 182 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Ballot

Here 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 ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Results

Congratulations to first-time winner Jose Canseco!

Player Name 	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Canseco	185	13	6
Wade Boggs	164	13	4
Mike Greenwell	122	13	0
Will Clark….	120	12	1
Orel Hershiser	115	9	2
Kirby Puckett	106	11	0
Kirk Gibson	96	10	0
Frank Viola	89	11	0
Da Strawberry	85	10	0
Mark Gubicza	67	10	0
Andy Van Slyke	65	9	0
Roger Clemens	59	8	0
Barry Larkin	38	6	0
Brett Butler	28	5	0
Ted Higuera	27	5	0
Fred McGriff	23	4	0
Ke McReynolds	23	2	0
Robin Yount	22	3	0
Ri Henderson	15	3	0
Dave ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		39.7		9.2
Andrew McCutchen	35.0		8.2
Matt Carpenter		37.5		6.6
Miguel Cabrera		33.2		7.2
Shin-Soo Choo		32.8		4.2
Yadier Molina		28.0		5.7
Robinson Cano		33.3		7.6
Chris Davis		32.5		6.4
Paul Goldschmidt	31.8		7.0
Joey Votto		30.4		6.4
Freddie Freeman		28.7		5.5
Josh Donaldson		31.6		8.0
Evan Longoria		27.4		6.3
David Wright		27.1		5.9
Manny Machado		20.2		6.5
Jason Kipnis		27.3		5.9
Carlos Santana		27.4		4.4
Buster Posey		26.3		5.2
Joe ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Ballot

For 1988, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 4 December 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 December 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1987 results

Congratulations to Alan Trammell for winning his first MMP award. This election set a record for the most players with a first place vote.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alan Trammell	188	14	7
Wade Boggs	178	14	2
Roger Clemens	157	14	2
Eric Davis	143	14	1
Tony Gwynn	138	14	0
Dale Murphy	121	13	0
Tim Raines	117	12	0
Frank Viola	90	11	0
Ozzie Smith	75	10	0
Jack Clark	75	10	1
D Strawberry	75	12	0
Jimmy Key	54	8	0
Bret Saberhagen	46	8	0
Paul Molitor	45	6	0
Mike Schmidt	42	6	1
Mark ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 06:11 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Discussion

Oakland sweeps the Red Sox in the ALCS. The Dodgers beat the Mets in 7 games. The Dodgers beat the A’s in the World Series highlighted by Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit HR.

After this ballot we will vote for 2013 and then jump back to 1950.

MMP voting will end on December 4, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Kirk Gibson		33.2		6.5
Wade Boggs		33.9		8.2
Jose Canseco		39.2		7.3
Kirby Puckett		31.1		7.7
Mike Greenwell		29.5		7.5
Will Clark		34.0		6.6
Barry Larkin		27.0		7.0
Ozzie Smith		22.4		6.6
Cal ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM | 57 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Expansion Era Hall of Fame Mock Ballot

The rules are the same as for the committee that will meet in December. Player bios and complete rules are available on the Baseball Hall of Fame website. Vote for zero to five names from the combined list of twelve candidates. 75% is required to be elected.

Balloting will end 11/11/2013 at 3:00pm EST. This is for all registered BBTF users, not just typical Hall of Merit voters.

Eligible Candidates: Bobby Cox, Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Tony LaRussa, Billy Martin, Marvin ...

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DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2013 at 01:00 PM | 94 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Ballot

For 1987, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 6 November 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 November 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:56 AM | 56 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Discussion

Tom Kelly’s Twins triumph over Whitey’s Cardinals and Sparky’s Tigers to obtain the 1987 championship trophy. One of the most controversial MVP ballots ever, I expect good participation.

MMP voting will end on November 6, 2013. 1987 pennant will fly forever.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Wade Boggs		32.5		8.3
Tony Gwynn		29.3		8.5
Alan Trammell		35.3		8.2
Ozzie Smith		32.6		6.4
Dale Murphy		28.7		7.7
Darryl Strawberry	30.1		6.4
Eric Davis		29.4		7.9
Tim Raines		33.6		6.7
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM | 69 comment(s)
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