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Thursday, December 28, 2017

2018 Hall of Merit Election Results: Chipper, Thome, Rolen and Vlad Elected!

The Hall of Merit welcomes four new members. Chipper Jones was the unanimous #1 this year, receiving all 30 first place votes. Jim Thome (653) edged Scott Rolen (617) for second place. Rolen had more second place votes (13-12), but Thome had 14 third place votes to Rolen’s 9. Both were named on all 30 ballots. All three were selected in their first year of eligibility.

Vladimir Guerreo is the final electee, with 290 points in his second year of eligibility. He was named on 21 ballots. Guerrero ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

2018 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2018 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 5) through December 18 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST.

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 05, 2017 at 12:46 PM | 79 comment(s)
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Monday, December 19, 2016

2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

Vladimir Guerrero (267), Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds (133), Ben Taylor (130), Buddy Bell (130) and Tommy Bridges (106) will be the top 10 returnees for 2018.

Jorge Posada (95), Bob Johnson (86), Urban Shocker (80), Dick Redding (79), Phil Rizzuto (79), Wally Schang (79) and Sal Bando (68) rounded out the top 20.

2018 - (December 4 - December 18, 2017) - elect 4

Name               HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR  WAR7 JAWS
Chipper ...
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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 19, 2016 at 09:12 PM | 444 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: Trophy Case

MMP Award results and analysis including a listing of all winners.

DL from MN Posted: September 21, 2016 at 04:40 PM | 39 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: August 30, 2004 at 09:33 AM | 26 comment(s)
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Monday, August 02, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: Home Page

Enter here to see the players that have been immortalized in the Hall of Merit.

John Murphy was the curator of the Plaque Room and creator (with Ryan Wagman’s help) of the plaques. As of 2011 the creator of the plaques is theorioleway.

David Foss is in charge of the franchise cap standings.

Devin McCullen provides the city and state cap standings.

yest helps us out double-checking the plaques for accuracy.

The whole process is overseen by our commissioner and founder Joe Dimino.

For Hall ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: August 02, 2004 at 05:37 PM | 1480 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1940 Ballot

For 1940 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 March 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 March 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: Please Delete This Thread

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Most Meritorious Player: 2011 Results

Congratulations to Jose Bautista on winning his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Bautista	163	13	8
Matt Kemp	154	13	0
Ryan Braun	140	13	0
Jacoby Ellsbury	138	12	0
Roy Halladay	128	12	2
J Verlander	125	13	1
Cliff Lee	115	11	2
Miguel Cabrera	108	13	0
Clayton Kershaw	73	9	0
Dustin Pedroia	68	10	0
Ben Zobrist	57	8	0
Joey Votto	55	9	0
Adrian Gonzalez	45	9	0
Jered Weaver	19	6	0
C Granderson	19	5	0
Ian Kinsler	19	6	0
Evan Longoria	18	5	0
CC Sabathia	16	4	0
Alex Gordon	16	3	0
Lance ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 07, 2018 at 04:03 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Monday, January 29, 2018

Miguel Tejada and Placido Polanco

eligible 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 29, 2018 at 01:04 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1940 Discussion

The Reds defeated the Tigers in seven games in the World Series. The Homestead Grays and Kansas City Monarchs won their respective leagues. Vote for your top 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Johnny Mize		32.0		7.4
Lou Boudreau		29.4		6.0
Luke Appling		29.4		5.4
Hank Greenberg		31.3		7.1
Arky Vaughan		30.7		6.3
Joe DiMaggio		31.3		7.3
Ted Williams		30.1		6.4
Stan Hack		26.3		5.5
Rudy York		26.0		5.3
Joe Cronin		23.6		4.0
Billy Werber		27.2		4.5
Dolph Camilli		25.5		5.0
Lonny Frey		25.1		5.9
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DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2018 at 01:57 PM | 27 comment(s)
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2019 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2019 - (December 2018) - elect 3

Top 10 Returning Players

Luis Tiant (240), Sammy Sosa (238), Kenny Lofton (236), Andruw Jones (220), Jeff Kent (207), Ben Taylor (197), Johan Santana (186), Buddy Bell (139), Bobby Bonds (124), Jorge Posada (105)

Newly eligible players

Player Name	bWAR WS	WAR7	JAWS	HOFm	HOFs
Roy Halladay	64.7	225.5	50.6	57.6	127	45
Todd Helton	61.2	316.5	46.4	53.8	175	59
Andy Pettitte	60.8	228.7	34.1	47.5	128	44
Mariano Rivera	57.1	272.5	28.9	43	214	30
Lance ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2018 at 12:35 PM | 103 comment(s)
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 2011 Ballot

For 2011 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 February 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 6 February 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 22, 2018 at 01:38 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Roy Oswalt

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 16, 2018 at 10:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Andy Pettitte

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 16, 2018 at 10:10 AM | 51 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lance Berkman

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 11, 2018 at 02:39 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Todd Helton

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 11, 2018 at 02:39 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Friday, January 05, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 2011 Discussion

The Cardinals defeated the Rangers in seven games. Vote for 15.

Player			WS	bWAR
Ben Zobrist		26.5	8.7
Matt Kemp		37.0	8.2
Jacoby Ellsbury		32.2	8.1
Jose Bautista		38.5	8.1
Dustin Pedroia		27.3	7.9
Ryan Braun		36.0	7.8
Miguel Cabrera		36.0	7.5
Evan Longoria		23.7	7.4
Alex Gordon		24.5	7.2
Ian Kinsler		25.5	7.1
Adrian Gonzalez		28.3	6.9
Joey Votto 		30.1	6.3
Pablo Sandoval		23.6	6.1
Troy Tulowitzki		24.2	6.1
Justin Upton 		29.8	6.1
Adrian Beltre		18.8	5.8
Robinson Cano		31.1	5.7
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2018 at 05:52 PM | 90 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Results

Congratulations to Josh Hamilton, our 2010 Most Meritorious Player

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Josh Hamilton	161	12	4
Robinson Cano	143	11	4
Albert Pujols	131	12	1
Evan Longoria	127	11	0
Joey Votto	116	11	0
Roy Halladay	107	11	2
Jose Bautista	80	10	0
Carl Crawford	71	9	0
Ubaldo Jimenez	66	9	0
Miguel Cabrera	64	9	0
Felix Hernandez	56	7	1
Adrian Beltre	52	8	0
Troy Tulowitzki	33	7	0
Josh Johnson	33	6	0
Adam Wainwright	30	7	0
Joe Mauer	19	6	0
Brett Gardner	18	4	0
Matt Holliday	17	3	0
Adrian ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2018 at 04:05 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Roy Halladay

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2018 at 09:53 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Mariano Rivera

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2018 at 09:52 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Friday, December 22, 2017

Mock 2018 Hall of Fame Election Results

BBTF would elect Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Chipper Jones, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome and Larry Walker to the Hall of Fame.

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Chipper Jones	59	97%
Jim Thome	59	97%
Roger Clemens	57	93%
Barry Bonds	56	92%
Curt Schilling	56	92%
Mike Mussina	55	90%
Larry Walker	48	79%
Edgar Martinez	45	74%
Scott Rolen	40	66%
Vlad Guerrero	37	61%
Manny Ramirez	31	51%
Sammy Sosa	14	23%
Jeff Kent	6	10%
Gary Sheffield	6	10%
Johan Santana	5	8%
Billy Wagner	5	8%
Trevor ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2017 at 01:25 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Ballot

For 2010 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 January 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 2 January 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 21, 2017 at 02:42 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2018

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 Friday on December 22, 2017 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote tallies ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2017 at 10:59 AM | 67 comment(s)
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Friday, December 08, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Discussion

Giants beat the Rangers 4 games to 1 in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		bWAR
Josh Hamilton		30.2		8.7
Evan Longoria		32.8		8.1
Robinson Cano		35.3		8.1
Adrian Beltre		25.0		7.8
Albert Pujols		32.9		7.5
Brett Gardner		18.7		7.4
Carl Crawford		30.7		7.0
Jose Bautista		32.5		7.0
Joey Votto		30.9		6.9
Troy Tulowitzki		24.9		6.7
Miguel Cabrera		29.9		6.5
Jason Heyward		22.5		6.4
Ryan Zimmerman		22.4		6.2
Carlos Gonzalez		24.9		5.9
Matt Holliday		28.2		5.9
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DL from MN Posted: December 08, 2017 at 11:34 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 Results

Congratulations to Jose Altuve - the 2017 Most Meritorious Player

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Altuve	117	8	5
Aaron Judge	109	8	2
Giancarlo Stanton	89	8	0
Joey Votto	86	8	0
Mike Trout	84	8	1
Corey Kluber	77	8	0
Charlie Blackmon	62	7	0
Jose Ramirez	52	8	0
Kris Bryant	46	7	0
Max Scherzer	45	6	0
Carlos Correa	37	7	0
Nolan Arenado	34	5	0
Anthony Rendon	20	4	0
Chris Sale	18	5	0
Stephen Strasburg	18	4	0
Justin Verlander	12	2	0
Paul Goldschmidt	11	4	0
Justin Turner	11	4	0
Tommy ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 06, 2017 at 04:05 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 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: November 30, 2017 at 04:52 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Mock 2018 Modern Baseball Committee Hall of Fame Ballot Results

BBTF elects Alan Trammell in our mock Modern Baseball Committee 2018 election

Player Name		Percent	TOTALS
Alan Trammell		94%	61
Marvin Miller		68%	44
Ted Simmons		62%	40
Luis Tiant		40%	26
Tommy John		26%	17
Dale Murphy		14%	9
Jack Morris		8%	5
Dave Parker		6%	4
Don Mattingly		2%	1
Steve Garvey		0%	0
Number of Voters			65
DL from MN Posted: November 20, 2017 at 02:03 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Mock 2018 Modern Baseball Committee Hall of Fame Ballot

Mock 2018 Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot

Candidates

Steve Garvey
Tommy John
Don Mattingly
Marvin Miller
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Ted Simmons
Luis Tiant
Alan Trammell

See full descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Voting will end Monday 11/20/2017 at 1pm EST

DL from MN Posted: November 13, 2017 at 10:27 AM | 86 comment(s)
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