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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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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1945 Results

Congratulations to Hal Newhouser, the unanimous MMP in 1945.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Hal Newhouser	90	6	6
Snuffy Stirnweiss	82	6	0
Tommy Holmes	71	6	0
Stan Hack	57	5	0
Roy Campanella	54	5	0
Phil Cavaretta	52	5	0
Eddie Lake	49	5	0
Jackie Robinson	32	4	0
Nels Potter	30	4	0
Roy Cullenbine	29	3	0
Vern Stephens	16	2	0
Dixie Walker	13	2	0
Steve Gromek	11	1	0
Wally Moses	9	1	0
Josh Gibson	8	1	0
Augie Galan	7	1	0
Hank Wyse	7	1	0
Goody Rosen	7	1	0
Roger Wolff	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: August 08, 2018 at 03:09 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1946 Discussion

The war is over and Jackie Robinson tears up AAA.

The Cardinals defeated the Red Sox in Ted Williams’ only World Series.

The Newark Eagles with Monte Irvin and Larry Doby starring beat the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Ted Williams		50.6		10.9
Stan Musial		45.2		8.6
Johnny Pesky		35.6		6.5
Hank Greenberg		31.0		6.5
Eddie Stanky		27.3		5.8
Bobby Doerr		28.4		5.6
Charlie Keller		30.5		6.1
Pee Wee Reese		26.3		6.0
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DL from MN Posted: August 08, 2018 at 12:44 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1945 Ballot

For 1945 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 August 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 31 July 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 23, 2018 at 01:53 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Results

Congratulations to Dizzy Trout, our 1944 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Dizzy Trout	103	7	6
Stan Musial	96	7	0
Snuffy Stirnweiss	86	7	1
Hal Newhouser	82	7	0
Lou Boudreau	62	6	0
Satchel Paige	41	4	0
Bob Johnson	39	5	0
Stan Spence	34	4	0
Bucky Walters	32	4	0
Vern Stephens	29	4	0
Bobby Doerr	26	3	0
Josh Gibson	24	2	0
Dixie Walker	16	2	0
Frank McCormick	11	1	0
Rip Sewell	10	1	0
Bill Nicholson	9	1	0
Buck Leonard	8	1	0
Ray Brown	8	1	0
Johnny Hopp	7	1	0
Augie Galan	6	1	0
Mort ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 03, 2018 at 03:56 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1945 Discussion

Last year of wartime baseball, some players like Greenberg have found their way back to the majors.

The Tigers beat the Cubs in 7 games in the World Series.

The Cleveland Buckeyes swept the Homestead Grays in the Negro World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Snuffy Stirnweiss	34.7		8.7
Stan Hack		33.4		6.0
Tommy Holmes		31.3		8.0
Eddie Lake		26.8		6.8
Phil Cavarretta		29.5		6.0
Roy Cullenbine		30.4		5.5
Vern Stephens		29.1		5.4
Eddie Stanky		26.1		5.0
Whitey ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 27, 2018 at 10:31 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Ballot

For 1944 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 July 2018. - Note the early close due to July 4 holiday

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 July 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: June 26, 2018 at 11:34 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1943 Results

Congratulations to Stan Musial, our unanimous pick for the 1943 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Stan Musial	105	7	7
Josh Gibson	86	7	0
Luke Appling	83	7	0
Spud Chandler	80	7	0
Charlie Keller	74	7	0
Lou Boudreau	70	7	0
Bill Nicholson	69	7	0
Joe Gordon	38	4	0
Mort Cooper	31	4	0
Augie Galan	25	3	0
Rudy  York	25	3	0
Johnny Wright	14	2	0
Arky Vaughan	13	2	0
Lou    Klein	12	2	0
Max Lanier	10	1	0
DL from MN Posted: June 06, 2018 at 04:05 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Discussion

All of the leagues are hollowed out of prime career players.

The Cardinals and Browns met in the Streetcar Series sharing the same home park. The Cardinals won in 6.
The Homestead Grays beat the Birmingham Black Barons 4 games to 1 in the Negro World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Stan Musial		36.6		8.8
Snuffy Stirnweiss	36.2		8.5
Lou Boudreau		31.0		8.0
Bobby Doerr		27.1		5.9
Bob Johnson		30.7		6.3
Vern Stephens		34.0		5.2
Stan Spence		32.8		6.0
Jim Russell		30.8		4.8
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DL from MN Posted: June 05, 2018 at 06:07 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1943 Ballot

For 1943 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

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

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: May 29, 2018 at 04:58 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1942 Results

Congratulations to Ted Williams for being unanimously named the 1942 MMP. Williams was also a unanimous selection in 1941.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ted Williams	105	7	7
Joe Gordon	76	7	0
Mort Cooper	75	7	0
Charlie Keller	73	7	0
Enos Slaughter	63	6	0
Josh Gibson	56	5	0
Mel Ott	47	5	0
Leon Day	46	4	0
Johnny Pesky	37	4	0
Joe DiMaggio	34	4	0
Bus Clarkson	24	2	0
Johnny Mize	19	2	0
Stan Musial	19	3	0
Dom DiMaggio	14	1	0
Tex Hughson	10	1	0
Bill Nicholson	10	1	0
Phil Rizzuto	9	1	0
Pete ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 02, 2018 at 04:02 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1943 Discussion

The exodus of star players to war is significant. The Yankees beat the Cardinals in a World Series rematch. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Stan Musial		39.4		9.4
Luke Appling		40.6		7.6
Lou Boudreau		30.7		7.9
Charlie Keller		35.2		6.7
Bill Nicholson		31.1		6.9
Joe Gordon		27.7		6.7
Arky Vaughan		28.6		4.6
Lou Klein		25.6		5.8
Augie Galan		28.3		5.4
Bobby Doerr		23.9		5.1
Rudy York		25.4		6.3
Bill Dickey		19.6		3.9
Roy Cullenbine		26.2		4.8
Bob Elliott		24.8		4.5
Billy ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 02, 2018 at 01:36 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1942 Ballot

For 1942 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 May 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 1 May 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 20, 2018 at 11:44 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1942 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1942 Discussion

The Cardinals beat the Yankees 4-1 in the World Series. Kansas City Monarchs swept the Homestead Grays 4-0. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Ted Williams		46.3		10.5	
Enos Slaughter		37.5		6.2
Charlie Keller		34.3		6.7
Johnny Pesky		28.2		5.5
Joe Gordon		30.9		8.2
Mel Ott			35.3		6.3
Joe DiMaggio		34.2		6.1
Stan Musial		28.7		5.3
Johnny Mize		31.7		6.0
Phil Rizzuto		25.1		5.7
Bobby Doerr		24.3		5.5
Pee Wee Reese		27.4		5.7
Bill ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2018 at 02:49 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1941 Results

Congratulations to Ted Williams, our unanimous 1941 Most Meritorious Player

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ted Williams	105	7	7
Joe DiMaggio	96	7	0
Pete Reiser	83	7	0
Thornton Lee	71	6	0
Charlie Keller	66	7	0
Bob Feller	57	7	0
Cecil Travis	54	5	0
Dolph Camilli	44	5	0
Josh Gibson	40	4	0
Whit Wyatt	40	5	0
Stan Hack	15	2	0
Dixie Walker	11	1	0
Max West	10	1	0
Buck Leonard	9	1	0
Elmer Riddle	8	1	0
Bucky Walters	7	1	0
Elbie Fletcher	7	1	0
Ray Brown	6	1	0
Monte Irvin	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: April 04, 2018 at 04:21 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1941 Ballot

For 1941 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

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

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 23, 2018 at 11:57 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1940 Results

Congratulations to Josh Gibson, our 1940 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Josh Gibson	100	7	5
Bob Feller	97	7	2
Hank Greenberg	81	7	0
Joe DiMaggio	72	6	0
Johnny Mize	63	6	0
Ray Brown	44	4	0
Ted Williams	42	5	0
Claude Passeau	37	4	0
Bucky Walters	37	4	0
Bobo Newsom	36	4	0
Arky Vaughan	31	4	0
Lonny Frey	19	2	0
Lou Boudreau	15	2	0
Joe Gordon	14	2	0
Satchel Paige	13	1	0
Buck Leonard	8	1	0
Luke Appling	7	1	0
Charlie Keller	7	1	0
Bus Clarkson	6	1	0
Frank McCormick	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: March 06, 2018 at 04:04 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1941 Discussion

Yankees defeat the Dodgers 4-1 in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Ted Williams		41.8		10.6
Joe DiMaggio		41.7		9.1
Cecil Travis		34.2		6.4
Pete Reiser		34.4		7.5
Dolph Camilli		29.2		6.8
Charlie Keller		32.7		6.6
Joe Cronin		22.6		5.1
Jeff Heath		29.5		5.2
Dixie Walker		25.5		5.5
Elbie Fletcher		28.0		5.8
Luke Appling		27.7		5.1
Lou Boudreau		23.1		4.5
Stan Hack		30.1		5.6
Ken Keltner		23.8		4.4
Johnny Mize		25.7		5.4
Mel Ott			26.2		4.6
Roy Cullenbine		22.6		4.8
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DL from MN Posted: February 23, 2018 at 04:49 PM | 17 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 | 14 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
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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
Charlie ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2018 at 01:57 PM | 31 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 | 150 comment(s)
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