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Hall of Merit: Greg Maddux

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Results

Congratulations to 2012’s Most Meritorious Player, the Angels’ Mike Trout, who fell one vote shy of a unanimous victory.

                     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   Pts
Trout, Mike          8       1                                                         133
Posey, Buster            6   2               1                                         119
Cano, Robinson           2   2   4   1                                                 113
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fra paolo Posted: January 08, 2013 at 02:00 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 Hall of Merit Plaques

Once more, thanks to theorioleway for writing and rwagman for proofing these.

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Barry Bonds - 2013 - LF
18.8 seasons with Pittsburgh (NL) 1986-1992; San Francisco (NL) 1993-2007
Cap: San Francisco Giants (NL)
Like his godfather Willie Mays, Barry Bonds’ impact on baseball left many in awe. Widely considered as one of the best players of all-time, he was unanimously placed first on every Hall of Merit ballot in his first year of consideration. A great ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:27 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2012 Hall of Merit Plaques

Here are the 2012 Hall of Merit plaques! Thanks to theorioleway for writing them up and to rwagman for proofing them.

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Rafael Palmeiro - 2012 - 1B
17.9 seasons with Chicago (NL) 1987-1988; Texas (AL) 1989-1993, 1999-2003; Baltimore (AL) 1994-1998, 2004-2005
Cap: Texas Rangers (AL)
The Cuban-born Rafael Palmeiro was one of the best 1B in the game during 1990s, a player who was remarkable for his consistency. From 1993-2003 (excluding the strike-shortened 1994 ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2011 Hall of Merit Plaques

Thanks to theorioleway for writing these! And to Ryan Wagman for proofing them. 2012 and 2013 will be posted as well.

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Jeff Bagwell - 2011 - 1B
13.6 seasons with: Houston (NL) 1991-2005
Cap: Houston Astros (NL)
The greatest player in the history of the Houston franchise, Bagwell was consistently the best all-around first baseman during the 1990s. ‘Bags’ combined exceptional plate discipline (.408 career OBP) with great power (.540 lifetime SLG) to be one of ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 10:42 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2014 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2014 (December 2, 2013)—elect 3
WS WAR Name-Pos

398 96.9 Greg Maddux-P
405 75.9 Frank Thomas-DH/1B
314 71.6 Tom Glavine-P
270 74.6 Mike Mussina-P
339 59.4 Jeff Kent-2B
318 46.3 Luis Gonzalez-LF
206 46.3 Kenny Rogers-P
277 38.2 Moises Alou-LF/RF
231 32.7 Ray Durham-2B
179 34.4 Tom Gordon-RP*
186 24.3 Mark Grudzielanek-2B/SS*
125 21.2 Steve Trachsel-P
156 19.8 Shannon Stewart-LF
128 17.7 Armando Benitez-RP
113 21.4 Jon Lieber-P
156 15.8 Sean Casey-1B
129 22.0 Jose Cruz-CF/RF
115 20.1 Keith ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:58 PM | 212 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Discussion

Hello to Ron Guidry and goodbye too early to Lyman Bostock.

A Yankees - Royals rematch in the ALCS and Dodgers - Phillies again in the NLCS. The Yankees beat the Dodgers the World Series in six games again as well.

MMP voting will end on February 6, 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Parker, Dave		36.8		6.9
Rice, Jim		36.0		7.4
Simmons, Ted		28.3		5.3
Smalley, Roy		21.5		5.7
Otis, Amos		29.3		7.1
Clark, Jack		28.0		5.8
Cey, Ron		25.2		5.1
Madlock, Bill		23.4		4.6
Randolph, ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2013 at 07:17 PM | 150 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 BBTF Hall of Fame Election Results

If BBTF voted instead of the BBWAA, we would have elected Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio, Alan Trammell and Curt Schilling. Mark McGwire game up 4 votes shy of the 67 required. The average voter had 9.71 players per ballot.

Player  Votes   
Bagwell   87  (98%)
Piazza    87  (98%)
Raines    85  (96%)
Clemens   83  (93%)
Bonds     83  (93%)
Biggio    81  (91%)
Trammell  75  (84%)
Schilling 74  (83%)
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In-out line--- 67
McGwire   63  
(71%)
Walker,L  42  ( ...
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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2013 Results: Bonds, Clemens, Piazza and Biggio are elected to the Hall of Merit!

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio have been elected to the Hall of Merit!

The timing for our first year electing 4 candidates could not have worked out better, since class of 2013 is the strongest in terms of electees that we’ve ever had. The top of the 1934 ballot included Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, Pop Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams and Cristobal Torriente, but only 2 were elected.

Bonds and Clemens were each unanimous at 1 and 2. I believe that’s the first ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM | 66 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2012 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: December 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM | 36 comment(s)
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