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Hall of Merit: Vladimir Guerrero

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Ivan Rodriguez

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2015 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 ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3

WS war Name-Pos
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C
324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF
243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF
258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C
245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF
206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF
170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P
233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B
236 32.1 Edgar Renteria-SS
176 34.6 Tim Wakefield-P
142 34.5 Chris Carpenter-P*
160 28.2 Melvin Mora-3B
197 21.4 Orlando Cabrera-SS
147 27.7 Carlos Guillen-SS
181 18.8 Pat Burrell-LF
141 24.3 Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM | 92 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. Smoltz finished 3rd with 522 points, top four on 19 ballots. Sheffield secured the last spot with 459 points, he was named on all but one ballot and was top four on 15 of them.

There’s a new guy at ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

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. 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 Wednesday on December 23, 2015 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 17, 2015 at 02:41 PM | 96 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2016 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 7) through December 17 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. EDT.

I’ve posted this the last several of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not just a formality. With the posting of the ballot you are expected to post a summary of what you take into account - basically, how did you ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 07, 2015 at 06:44 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Results

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his 3rd consecutive MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ty_ Cobb_	119	8	7
Joe Jackson	108	8	1
Eddie Collins	92	8	0
Honus Wagner	70	7	0
Frank Baker	62	7	0
Jose Mendez	52	5	0
Pete Alexander	51	6	0
Walter Johnson	50	5	0
Ed Walsh	48	5	0
John H Lloyd	47	4	0
Chrs Mathewson	42	5	0
Sam Crawford	19	2	0
Frank Schulte	18	2	0
Nap Rucker	17	2	0
Larry Doyle	16	2	0
Jimmy Sheckard	8	1	0
Vean Gregg	8	1	0
Tris Speaker	7	1	0
Russ Ford	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: December 02, 2015 at 04:33 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Ballot

For 1911, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 December 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 1 December 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: November 19, 2015 at 01:29 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Ballot Results: Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Election 2016

BBTF voters recommend Bill Dahlen be elected to the Hall of Fame on the Pre-integration Veteran’s Committee Ballot.

Player		Percent	TOTALS
Dahlen		79%	30
Stovey		39%	15
Ferrell		37%	14
Adams		32%	12
Walters		8%	3
Herrmann	8%	3
Von Der Ahe	5%	2
Marion		0%	0
McCormick	0%	0
Breadon		0%	0
Voters			38
DL from MN Posted: November 11, 2015 at 02:06 PM | 7 comment(s)
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