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Hall of Merit: 1936 Ballot Discussion

“Alex the Great” appears to be the diamond from this group. Harry Heilmann, George Sisler, Dave Bancroft and Negro Leaguer Oliver Marcelle are the other strong candidates of ‘36 (especially “Slug”).

1936 (October 10)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

476 144.4 1911 Pete Alexander-P (1950)
356 98.1 1914 Harry Heilmann-RF (1951)
292 68.2 1915 George Sisler-1B (1973)
269 76.9 1915 Dave Bancroft-SS (1972)
235 65.6 1913 Cy Williams-CF (1974)
184 50.1 1920 Bob Meusel-LF/RF (1977)
153 42.9 1921 Curt Walker-RF (1955)
125 38.7 1919 Ira Flagstead-CF (1940)
121 36.8 1917 Hal Carlson-P (1930)
108 30.2 1921 Johnny Morrison-P (1966)
110 32.0 1921 Bubbles Hargrave-C (1969)

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 28, 2004 at 12:06 AM | 210 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Max Carey and Harry Heilmann

Never truly the elite outfielders of their times, but definitely quality players. Are they no-brainers or two more for the oufield glut?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 23, 2004 at 04:17 PM | 70 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Stan Coveleski and Carl Mays

Which one do you like better?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 23, 2004 at 02:08 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: George Van Haltren, Hugh Duffy and Jimmy Ryan

After Sliding Billy, the three best centerfielders of the 1890s…

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 23, 2004 at 02:05 PM | 113 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Oliver Marcelle

By popular demand, here’s a thread for the “spectral” third baseman…

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 23, 2004 at 03:21 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Heinie Groh and Tommy Leach

Two players who deserves a closer look at…

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 23, 2004 at 03:17 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1935 Ballot

Max Carey and Carl Mays are the viable new candidates for the Hall of Merit this “year.” They also will be on the sidelines rooting for two of the carryover studs from the “year” before (Eddie Collins, John Henry Lloyd and Smokey Joe Williams) because they won’t be making it this “year.”

Other returnees include Cristobal Torriente, Heinie Groh, Stan Coveleski, Lip Pike, Jake Beckley, George Van Haltren and Rube Waddell.

Robin! To the Batcave!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 20, 2004 at 01:52 PM | 125 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: G-L

For the Hall of Merit Home Page, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters A-F, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters M-R, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters S-Z, please click here.


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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 19, 2004 at 03:52 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 1934 Election Results: “The Georgia Peach” Steals HoM Standing Up; “The Grey Eagle” Swoops in, Too!

With a record 56 ballots submitted this year, batting legend Ty Cobb easily won the first spot for induction into the Hall of Merit in his first year of eligibility. Competing against the greatest array of first-year talent ever seen, Cobb fought them off as if they were opponents on the field and recorded the highest point total ever (1,334).

Facing a tough battle for the second spot, centerfielder extraordinaire Tris Speaker narrowly beat out Philadelphia A’s great Eddie Collins by a mere 14 points (Negro League star shortstop John Henry Lloyd was not that far off either).

Beside those newbies, Smokey Joe Williams, Cristobal Torriente and Stan Coveleski also had very impressive first-year showings (especially the first two greats).

Of the returnees, Heinie Groh easily beat out the rest and showed that his support from last year wasn’t based on “new-car smell.” :-)

The other top-ten returnees were Jake Beckley and Lip Pike.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 14, 2004 at 02:18 PM | 62 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Pelayo Chacon

Is he a HoMer or is he Donie Bush (sorry Mark :-)?

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 14, 2004 at 01:17 AM | 3 comment(s)
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