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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Ballot
For 1960, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 January 2015.
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 January 2015.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
19 comment(s)Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion
Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion
Going back to the first season of the American League because next year is the pre-integration committee vote.
No World Series yet so no postseason consideration. I could use help locating Negro Leaguers to consider. 1901 was really sketchy for Negro League statistics and even consistent barnstorming teams. The Cuban X Giants and Chicago Union Giants were active. I believe Frank Grant, Charlie Grant, Grant Johnson and Rube Foster are from this era....Read More...
39 comment(s)Posted: December 09, 2014 at 02:54 PM |
Jim's Lab Notes: Recent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
As you may have noticed, I’ve been working on the server and making some software updates. The downtime was required so I can move forward with some of the things on my off-season to-do list. I hope the outages didn’t inconvenience you too much.
First up on my to-do list was setting things up so I could turn off advertising for those of you who generously donated to support the site in 2014. Although automating the process is still on my list, I have turned off advertising on accounts that ...Read More...
54 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2014 at 01:37 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2014 Results
Congratulations to Mike Trout on his 3rd consecutive MMP award.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mike Trout 118 8 6 Clayton Kershaw 87 8 2 Andr McCutchen 84 8 0 Giancar Stanton 74 7 0 Josh Donaldson 71 7 0 Jonathan Lucroy 68 7 0 Mich Brantley 58 8 0 Corey Kluber 57 7 0 Adrian Beltre 42 6 0 Robinson Cano 40 5 0 Felix Hernandez 36 5 0 Jose Bautista 35 7 0 Jose Altuve 26 4 0 Russell Martin 21 3 0 Anthony Rendon 20 4 0 Kyle Seager 20 4 0 Jose Abreu 17 4 0 Buster Posey 17 3 0 Johnny Cueto 11 2 0 Adam ...Read More...
7 comment(s)Posted: December 05, 2014 at 03:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2014 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 on 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 judged in relation to the ...Read More...
29 comment(s)Posted: November 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Golden Era Ballot - Results
Nobody reached the 75% threshold required to be elected. Minnie Minoso led the balloting with 72% of the vote.
Player Name % NumVotes
41 comment(s)Posted: November 12, 2014 at 02:01 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1959 Results
Congratulations to Ernie Banks on being selected the 1959 Most Meritorious Player!
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Ernie Banks 176 12 10 Henry Aaron 166 12 1 Eddie Mathews 160 12 1 Willie Mays 140 12 0 Mickey Mantle 100 10 0 Camilo Pascual 83 9 0 Hoyt Wilhelm 80 9 0 Ken Boyer 61 7 0 Nellie Fox 50 6 0 Al Kaline 48 6 0 Vada Pinson 38 5 0 Frank Robinson 32 4 0 Minnie Minoso 27 3 0 Willie McCovey 19 2 0 Don Newcombe 16 2 0 Larry Jackson 15 2 0 Ed Yost 13 2 0 Tito Francona 8 1 0 Yogi ...Read More...
30 comment(s)Posted: November 05, 2014 at 03:25 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Golden Era Ballot
Rules are the same as the Hall of Fame: Vote for up to four. 75% of ballots wins election.
Eligibles: Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills.
I’ll close the election on 11/12 at noon. Everyone is eligible to vote, not just Hall of Merit regulars.
96 comment(s)Posted: November 05, 2014 at 01:19 PM |
Primate Studies: Loser Scores 2014
Bill James came up with Loser Scores after the 2010 season, in an effort to measure how the Pirates’ string of losing seasons compared to other lengthy stretches of bad baseball. I’ve updated the totals every year since then.
You compute Loser Scores in this fashion:
1. A team that has a losing season adds to its Loser Score the total of games under .500, plus the number of consecutive seasons that the team has been under .500.
8 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM |
One of the major story lines from Game 7 of the World Series was the decision by the official scorers to initially award the win to Madison Bumgarner, only to reverse themselves upon review after the game was over, and give the win to Jeremy Affeldt instead.
The decision that the scorers originally made appears to be based on a comment that appears next to Rule 10.17(b) - part of the rule that covers how the winning pitcher is determined - which is also repeated in rule 10.17(c). That comment ...Read More...
43 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM |