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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1977 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: October 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM | 31 comment(s)
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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Discussion

1977 is an expansion year as the American League welcomes the Blue Jays and Mariners. The Yankees defeated the Royals in the ALCS. The Dodgers prevailed over the Phillies in the NLCS. The Yankees won the World Series in six games.

In other news Dave Kingman becomes the only player to play in all four divisions in one season.

MMP voting will end on November 8 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Carew, Rodney		37.7		9.5
Morgan, Joe		30.0		5.6
Schmidt, Mike		32.8		8.7
Parker, ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:21 AM | 49 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1976 Results

Congratulations to Joe Morgan, winner of the 1976 Most Meritorious Player award! This was Morgan’s fourth year in succession as either first or second in the voting.


            1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  Pts
Morgan     11  1                                   179
Schmidt        9  2  1                             164
Brett             7     2     2  1                 139
Fidrych     1  1  1  3     4            1          124
Blue              1  1  2  3  1  1              1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1976 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: September 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM | 41 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1975 Results

Joe Morgan, who was pipped at the post by Mike Schmidt in 1974, is a unanimous selection as Most Meritorious Player for 1975.

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Morgan		10												150
Palmer			5		1	2	2							124
Carew			2	1	1	1		1		2	1			 93
Lynn			2	2		1			1	1		1		 85
Harrah				1	1		3	1		1	1		1	 81
Mayberry			2	1	2		1			1		1	 79
Seaver				3	1		1		1			1		 74
Bench					1	1		2	1	1	1	2		 72
Hunter					1	1	1	2	2				1	 71
Randy Jones							1	2	2		1		 44
Gossage			1			1					1	1	1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:40 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1976 Discussion

1976 is another big year for the Big Red Machine as they sweep the postseason. In the American League the Bird is the word as Mark Fidrych has everyone a-twitter.

Voting will end on October 4th 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Morgan, Joe		36.7		9.5
Schmidt, Mike		35.7		7.9
Rose, Pete		29.8		7.2
Grich, Bobby		30.3		5.7
Nettles, Graig		27.8		7.6
Concepcion, Dave	23.3		4.2
Brett, George		33.0		7.2
Foster, George		25.2		5.8
Cey, Ron		28.0		5.9
Harrah, Toby		23.6		3.2
Belanger, ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:08 AM | 63 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1975 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: August 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1975 Discussion

1975 is remembered for a tremendous rookie season by Fred Lynn. The Big Red Machine wins a memorable World Series over the Red Sox. Other playoff teams were Oakland and Pittsburgh.

Voting will end on August 29th 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Morgan, Joe		43.7		10.8
Lynn, Fred		33.3		7.1
Mayberry, John		32.3		6.9
Singleton, Ken		31.6		4.9
Bench, Johnny		30.1		6.4
Harrah, Toby		31.2		6.8
Carew, Rod		30.0		7.5
Grich, Bobby		28.3		7.0
Schmidt, Mike		27.3		7.4
Jackson, Reggie		27.1		6.3
Rose, ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM | 54 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1974 results

Congratulations to Mike Schmidt, the Hall of Merit’s choice as Most Meritorious Player for 1974.

It was an all-National League affair as Schmidt and Joe Morgan fought a tight battle through all the balloting, with Johnny Bench snapping at their heels throughout.

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Schmidt		6	6	2										200
Morgan		5	5	1	3									194
Bench		3	2	5	1	1		2						179
Wynn				2	2	3	1		1	1		1	3	125
G ...
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fra paolo Posted: July 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM | 8 comment(s)
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