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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2015 (December 8, 2014)—elect 3

WS WAR Name-Pos 
430 63.3 Gary Sheffield-RF
326 89.6 Randy Johnson-P
289 65.3 John Smoltz-P
256 73.5 Pedro Martinez-P
303 44.2 Carlos Delgado-1B
287 42.7 Brian Giles-RF/LF
219 42.6 Nomar Garciaparra-SS
191 27.3 Cliff Floyd-LF
161 27.8 Darin Erstad-1B/CF
189 16.8 Mark Loretta-2B/SS
177 18.5 Rich Aurilia-SS
175 17.6 Jermaine Dye-RF
114 26.1 Jarrod Washburn-P
125 18.0 Troy Percival-RP
138 11.1 Kevin Millar-1B
128 11.8 Tony Clark-1B

Required disclosures (top 10 ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 14, 2014 at 03:27 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 Results: Maddux, Thomas and Glavine elected to the Hall of Merit!

Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine have been elected to the Hall of Merit!

Maddux was nearly unanimous, receiving 32 of 34 first place votes. Frank Thomas, who finished second received the other two and was the only other player named on every ballot. Thomas received 18 second place votes and was no lower than sixth on any ballot.

Glavine, who was named on 33-of-34 ballots, edged Curt Schilling for the final spot, 610-589. Mike Mussina was a strong fifth with 543 points. Sammy Sosa was ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 17, 2013 at 12:15 AM | 75 comment(s)
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Monday, December 02, 2013

2014 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2014 Hall of Merit Ballot thread.

I’ve posted this the last couple 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 come up with this list? This does not mean that you need to have invented the Holy ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 02, 2013 at 06:11 PM | 103 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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 | 61 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Results: Palmeiro… Reuschel… Cone… for the Hall of Merit!

Slugging first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, in his second year of eligibility, was the top vote-getter this election by grabbing 70% of all possible points.

NL hurler Rick Reuschel was number two this year with 49% after 17 years on a ballot, while Met and Yankee pitcher David Cone became the last inductee of 2012 with 44% in his sixth year of eligibility.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Phil Rizzuto, Luis Tiant, Cannonball Dick Redding, Hugh Duffy, Gavvy Cravath (back in the top-ten!), Vic Willis ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2011 at 03:08 AM | 70 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Merit!

What is the Baseball Hall of Merit? A pantheon conceived of by our founder and commissioner Joe Dimino as an alternative to the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown. Our purpose is to identify the best players in baseball history and thereby identify the omissions and errors that can be found in the other venerable institution.

Established in 2003, the HoM welcomes any new voters who are serious about inducting the most worthy candidates from all eras and positions.

Annual elections ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 28, 2005 at 05:32 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Monday, August 30, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit: Important Links

IMPORTANT: If a link is inoperable, please use this link to locate the thread in question: Hall of Merit Archives
This eventually will be the only place to locate old and new threads once we set up the categorization process.

Finally, a consolidated home page, with all of our important links.

The Hall of Merit Plaque Room - Where we honor the greatest players of all-time.

Our Constitution - The rules we’ve set up. Something Better - the article that introduced all of this.

Positional ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: August 30, 2004 at 09:33 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1953 Ballot

For 1953, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 7 May 2014.

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 6 May 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 21, 2014 at 09:55 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Results

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson on winning back-to-back MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	184	13	7
Bobby Shantz	172	13	3
Stan Musial	167	13	0
Robin Roberts	165	13	2
Larry Doby	145	13	1
Mickey Mantle	119	13	0
Yogi Berra	103	11	0
Al Rosen	77	9	0
Hank Sauer	52	7	0
Billy Pierce	44	6	0
Solly Hemus	39	5	0
Bob Lemon	24	3	0
Warren Spahn	20	3	0
Allie Reynolds	17	2	0
Mike Garcia	13	2	0
Joe Black	6	1	0
Gil Hodges	6	1	0
R Schoendienst	6	1	0
Alvin Dark	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: April 09, 2014 at 04:08 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1953 Discussion

Yankees beat the Dodgers again. 5th straight championship for the Yankees. Vote for 10.

Player Name		SH WS		BBR WAR
Al Rosen		43.6		10.1
Roy Campanella		33.0		7.1
Eddie Mathews		38.9		8.3
Duke Snider		25.9		9.3
Stan Musial		33.6		7.7
Red Schoendienst	26.7		6.5
Yogi Berra		27.9		4.9
Mickey Vernon		28.9		5.4
Jackie Robinson		25.3		7.0
Ray Boone		27.8		5.9
Solly Hemus		23.3		5.5
Gil Hodges		25.2		4.5
Ted Kluzewski		24.0		5.0
Richie Ashburn		25.9		6.1
Mickey Mantle		25.8		5.3
Larry ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 24, 2014 at 01:25 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Ballot

For 1952, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 2 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Results

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson for winning the 1951 MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	175	12	9
Stan Musial	160	12	2
Roy Campanella	138	11	1
Ralph Kiner	131	11	0
Robin Roberts	123	12	0
Ted Williams	122	12	0
Warren Spahn	109	12	0
Monte Irvin	72	8	0
Richie Ashburn	45	6	0
Sal Maglie	44	5	0
Larry Doby	39	6	0
Yogi Berra	35	4	0
Alvin Dark	11	1	0
Ed Lopat	9	1	0
Eddie Joost	8	1	0
Larry Jansen	8	1	0
Preacher Roe	7	1	0
Early Wynn	6	1	0
Ned Garver	6	1	0
Willie Mays	6	1	0
Bobby ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 05, 2014 at 06:02 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Discussion

NY Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in another NY World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jackie Robinson		33.9		8.5
Stan Musial		36.8		8.0
Larry Doby		33.6		7.0
Yogi Berra		28.8		5.5
Hank Sauer		28.2		5.7
Mickey Mantle		32.6		6.4
Solly Hemus		26.6		6.7
Al Rosen		31.8		6.0
Gil Hodges		25.7		5.5
Red Schoendienst	24.9		5.3
Bobby Avila		24.4		4.7
Alvin Dark		27.7		5.8
Gene Woodling		21.0		4.0
Minnie Minoso		21.0		4.1
Eddie Robinson		25.0		4.0		
Eddie Joost		26.7		4.0
Phil ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Ballot

For 1951, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 March 2014.

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 3 March 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 21, 2014 at 01:54 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Results

Congratulations to Phil Rizzuto for being elected 1950 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Phil Rizzuto	142	11	4
Yogi Berra	130	10	1
Eddie Stanky	127	10	3
Jackie Robinson	122	11	1
Stan Musial	119	11	1
Ned Garver	98	9	1
Larry Doby	93	9	0
Al Rosen	67	8	0
Ewell Blackwell	59	7	0
Robin Roberts	57	6	0
Earl Torgeson	40	5	0
Andy Pafko	29	3	0
Sid Gordon	24	3	0
Joe DiMaggio	19	3	0
Ralph Kiner	15	2	0
Jim Konstanty	8	1	0
Larry Jansen	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: February 05, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Discussion

NY Yankees beat the NY Giants in six games in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jackie Robinson		38.5		9.7	
Stan Musial		38.6		9.1
Roy Campanella		32.9		6.7
Ralph Kiner		35.0		8.1
Ted Williams		33.7		7.2
Monte Irvin		29.1		6.9
Richie Ashburn		28.1		6.5
Ed Joost		24.8		6.0
Eddie Stanky		24.6		5.4
Larry Doby		29.2		6.4
Yogi Berra		30.3		4.7
Alvin Dark		27.4		6.1
Gil Hodges		26.1		5.7
Bobby Avila		24.1		4.7
Nellie Fox		22.1		4.9
Wes Westrum		19.9		3.6
Minnie ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM | 44 comment(s)
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Nomar Garciaparra

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Brian Giles

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Carlos Delgado

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM | 18 comment(s)
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John Smoltz

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Gary Sheffield

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 73 comment(s)
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Pedro Martinez

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM | 158 comment(s)
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Randy Johnson

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Ballot

For 1950, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 February 2014. (Happy Birthday Hank Aaron)

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 3 February 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Friday, January 10, 2014

BBTF Hall of Fame Referendum Results

BBTF believes Mike Mussina, Lou Whitaker, Edgar Martinez, Larry Walker, Kevin Brown and Sammy Sosa should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Votes	Voters	Percent	player
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70	75	93%	Mike Mussina
65	75	87%	Lou Whitaker
63	75	84%	Edgar Martinez
63	75	84%	Larry Walker
61	75	81%	Kevin Brown
57	75	76%	Sammy Sosa
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55	75	73%	Rafael Palmeiro
46	75	61%	Kenny Lofton
43	75	57%	Jeff ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2014 at 05:12 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Monday, January 06, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Results

Congratulations to Mike Trout on winning back-to-back MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mike Trout	158	11	7
Andrew McCutchen	134	11	0
Miguel Cabrera	129	11	1
Clayton Kershaw	120	10	1
Matt Carpenter	87	9	1
Robinson Cano	82	11	0
Josh Donaldson	81	11	0
Chris Davis	74	9	0
Yadier Molina	73	10	0
Paul Goldschmidt	67	9	0
Max Scherzer	54	8	1
Carlos Gomez	39	6	0
Joey Votto	35	7	0
Shin-Soo Choo	31	5	0
Cliff Lee	19	4	0
David Ortiz	16	3	0
Chris Sale	13	2	0
Shane Victorino	11	1	0
David ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2014 at 05:33 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Friday, January 03, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Discussion

Back to the 50’s in 2014. Yankees sweep the Phillies in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Phil Rizzuto		35.4		6.7
Eddie Stanky		29.9		8.1
Jackie Robinson		29.9		7.5
Stan Musial		31.4		7.3
Yogi Berra		32.2		5.6
Andy Pafko		27.0		6.6
Al Rosen		29.1		5.8
Earl Torgeson		31.6		5.9
Larry Doby		30.2		6.6
Andy Seminick		22.4		4.3
Hank Thompson		22.9		5.1
Sid Gordon		28.2		6.3
Hoot Evers		25.5		4.6
Duke Snider		29.7		5.9
Ralph Kiner		22.5		5.6
Joe DiMaggio		29.2		5.3
Del ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 02, 2014

BBTF Referendum on Hall of Fame candidates

Hall of Fame style ballot referendum only including players from this era who did not receive 75% support in a previous BBTF election. The only alteration from Hall of Fame rules is the voter can vote for any number between zero and all players if they choose. Please list alphabetically for easier ballot counting.

Eligible players: Kevin Appier, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Kevin Brown, Jose Canseco, Will Clark, David Cone, Tony Fernandez, Chuck Finley, Steve Finley, Julio Franco, Andres ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2014 at 12:01 PM | 142 comment(s)
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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot Results

119 ballots cast

Player Ballots Percentage
Mike Piazza 113 (95%)
Greg Maddux 111 (93%)
Frank Thomas 110 (92%)
Jeff Bagwell 104 (87%)
Roger Clemens 104 (87%)
Barry Bonds 102 (86%)
Tom Glavine 98 (82%)
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Curt Schilling 76 (63%)
Tim Raines 70 (59%)
Mike Mussina 69 (58%)
Craig Biggio 65 (55%)
Alan Trammell 62 (52%)
Mark McGwire 26 (22%)
Larry Walker 20 (17%)
Edgar Martinez 15 (13%)
Sammy Sosa 13 (11%)
Rafael Palmiero 9 (8%)
Jeff Kent 7 (6%)
——-
Fred McGriff 3(3%)
Luis Gonzalez 1 (1%)
Lee Smith 1 ...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot

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 (sorry Bob Tufts). 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 Monday on Dec 30th (4 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 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM | 182 comment(s)
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