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Guys, I’ve been very busy w/some personal issues the last few weeks. I might be dealing w/these for another week or two. That’s why I’ve practically vanished from this site (all of Primer, not just the HoM) since late July.
I’ll be back with you all shortly. I have been popping in to read every now and then, but I haven’t had any time to do any new work.
If anyone wants to run the formula Charles Saeger gave for pitching vs. fielding for all leagues 1871-1900, that’d be a huge help.
Rob Wood—great work with the voting studies. I guess we are going to have to make up our minds shortly.
Posted: August 08, 2002 at 06:14 PM | 0 comment(s)
Here are the right fielders. Jim O’Rourke should be a LF, his stats are now over there.
Posted: July 17, 2002 at 10:17 PM | 123 comment(s)
Here are the center fielders. A much better bunch than the LF’s.
Posted: July 15, 2002 at 03:34 AM | 106 comment(s)
Here are the catchers, I’ve updated this thread 9/19/2003. I’m going to remove anyone who isn’t a new eligible, or hasn’t received a vote from these threads; unless he has 175 WS (145 for the catchers), so these threads don’t get too cluttered.
Posted: July 13, 2002 at 04:03 AM | 148 comment(s)
Here are the SS’s. Pebbly Jack Glasscock is by far the best candidate here. George Wright may have a case on peak value once we have some NA data. Ed McKean has a case he may get in before the next generation’s big guns start hitting the ballot.
Posted: July 10, 2002 at 05:52 PM | 360 comment(s)
Here you go . . . Patsy Tebeau has been added at 1B, he’s not a serious candidate though.
I considered Tom Burns a SS as opposed to a 3B, despite the 48%/44% numbers (48% 3B). Burns prime was as a SS, and a bad half-season late in his career that pushed him a little bit ahead on PT as a 3B. It’s a judgement call, and it means nothing, since WS take position into account already.
Ezra Sutton is by far the best candidate at 3B IMHO.
Posted: July 10, 2002 at 05:49 PM | 124 comment(s)
I sent an email last night to all ‘registered voters’, who are basically anyone I have in the address book for the Hall of Merit.
You can also just post to this thread, leaving your email in the appropriate spot on the form.
I guess we can use this thread if someone wants to bring up an administrative issue, or anything else not related to discussing the merits of players.
Posted: July 09, 2002 at 11:04 AM | 118 comment(s)
Click on the discussion link for the summary of 2B.
Posted: July 08, 2002 at 11:54 PM | 91 comment(s)
Hall of Merit: First Basemen on the opening ballot
This will be the first of many threads to discuss players at each position on the first Hall of Merit ballot.
A gigantic thank you to David Jones, John Murphy and KJOK. They ran the numbers through the spreadsheets for me and it was a major help. Without their help it would be two months from now before this thread would have been posted. Thanks guys!!
I’m going to list the player’s career WS, top 3 seasons, top 5 consecutive and a few other things, like % played at each position (based on seasons, not games, very important w/shifting schedule length), etc. All WS numbers are adjusted to a 162-game season, based on team games. Hopefully the formatting works . . .
The players are listed here alphabetically. Let me know if anyone was overlooked.
Later in the week, I’ll be adding offensive W-L records that I’ve computed, as well as a total of Stats retroactive MVP, all-stars, etc., so check back here as well. This is just a beginning, these numbers aren’t meant to be a criteria, just a starting point for discussion. I’ll be adding NA WS by the end of the month I hope.
Coming up with reasonable adjusted pitching numbers are still in the works, hopefully in the next two weeks or so.
Let me know what you think of this format. More will be coming . . . The resumes will appear when you link into the discussion, you’ll have to scroll back up.
Posted: July 08, 2002 at 07:36 PM | 149 comment(s)
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