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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
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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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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1974 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: July 09, 2012 at 12:58 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1973 results

Congratulations to Joe Morgan, 1973’s Most Meritorious Player, in an election that had no fewer than five candidates receiving first-place votes.

	 1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Morgan  7	3	3	1									198
Seaver 	3	4		4	3								182
Blyleven 1	2	2	3	2	1	1		1			1	157
Evans  	1	2	3	2	1			4					149
Stargell ...
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fra paolo Posted: June 26, 2012 at 08:45 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1974 Discussion

Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s record is the top story in 1974. Lou Brock set the single season stolen base record. In infamous news, Cleveland’s 10 cent beer night also merits a mention. Oakland wins the World Series again, this time over the Dodgers. Other playoff teams were Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Voting will end on July 18th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Mike Schmidt		38.2	9.5
Joe Morgan		36.4	8.4
Bobby Grich		31.9	7.0
Willie Stargell		29.0	5.2
Reggie ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM | 52 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1973 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: June 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM | 31 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1972 Results

Congratulations to Steve Carlton, 1972’s Most Meritorious Player! Carlton fell one vote short of being a unanimous selection, with Dick Allen‘s tremendous season drawing one vote. Johnny Bench was the best NL non-pitcher.

	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Carlton	11	1											179
Bench		3	5	2	2								153
Morgan		3	4	3	1		1						150
Perry		4	1	4	2			1					147
Allen	1	1	1	3	5	1							143
Cedeno					1	3	3	1	2	2			102
Fisk						3		3	4		1	1	 91
Murcer					1	1	1	2	4	1	1		 85
Wood			1			3	1	3 ...
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fra paolo Posted: June 01, 2012 at 08:55 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1973 Discussion

The introduction of the DH is the big story for 1973. The Orioles, Athletics, Reds and Mets made the playoffs with the A’s repeating in the World Series over the Mets.

Voting will end on June 20th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Joe Morgan		39.6	9.1
Darrell Evans		31.6	8.9
Bobby Grich		27.9	8.0
Willie Stargell		36.0	7.0
Thurman Munson		26.9	6.9
Cesar Cedeno		29.7	7.2
Pete Rose		33.0	8.2
Bobby Bonds		31.6	7.7
Joe Ferguson		26.8	4.8
Ken Singleton		27.0	5.5
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM | 66 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1972 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: May 14, 2012 at 09:54 AM | 32 comment(s)
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