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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3

WS war Name-Pos
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C
324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF
243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF
258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C
245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF
206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF
170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P
233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B
236 32.1 Edgar Renteria-SS
176 34.6 Tim Wakefield-P
142 34.5 Chris Carpenter-P*
160 28.2 Melvin Mora-3B
197 21.4 Orlando Cabrera-SS
147 27.7 Carlos Guillen-SS
181 18.8 Pat Burrell-LF
141 24.3 Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM | 48 comment(s)
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Monday, December 21, 2015

2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. Smoltz finished 3rd with 522 points, top four on 19 ballots. Sheffield secured the last spot with 459 points, he was named on all but one ballot and was top four on 15 of them.

There’s a new guy at ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 Election Results - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling elected to the Hall of Merit!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.

The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.

Moving further into the backlog Kenny Lofton, Buddy Bell, Jeff Kent, Luis Tiant, Ben Taylor and Vic Willis round out the ...

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Monday, December 01, 2014

2015 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2015 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 1) through December 15 December 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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 ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 01, 2014 at 10:49 AM | 181 comment(s)
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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 02:27 PM | 118 comment(s)
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Monday, December 16, 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM | 82 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 02, 2013 at 05:11 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 12, 2012 at 09:14 PM | 67 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 02:08 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: August 30, 2004 at 09:33 AM | 22 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 | 1474 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1989 Results

Congratulations to Will Clark for being named the 1989 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Will Clark	205	14	9
Bret Saberhagen	178	14	4
Kevin Mitchell	176	14	0
R Henderson	140	12	0
Lonnie Smith	124	12	0
Howard Johnson	118	12	0
Wade Boggs	107	11	0
Robin Yount	84	12	0
Fred McGriff	75	10	1
Ruben Sierra	64	9	0
Orel Hershiser	56	8	0
Ryne Sandberg	47	9	0
Barry Bonds	42	6	0
Bobby Bonilla	32	5	0
Ozzie Smith	28	4	0
Cal Ripken	21	4	0
Bert Blyleven	19	3	0
Jack Clark	15	2	0
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DL from MN Posted: February 03, 2016 at 06:05 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1990 Discussion

The season started late due to a lockout. The Reds swept the A’s in the World Series.

Vote for 13 this year.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rickey Henderson	39.7		9.9
Barry Bonds		34.6		9.7
Len Dykstra		32.6		8.9
Cal Ripken Jr		24.1		7.5
Alan Trammell		25.4		6.7
Barry Larkin		24.1		5.6
Ryne Sandberg		33.5		7.1
Darryl Strawberry	25.6		6.3
Cecil Fielder		30.0		6.5
Jose Canseco		26.2		5.4
Brett Butler		28.1		5.0
Matt Williams		23.9		5.0
Julio Franco		25.7		6.8
Bip Roberts		22.3		5.7
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DL from MN Posted: January 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM | 31 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1989 Ballot

For 1989, each voter should rank the top 13 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 February 2016.

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 2 February 2016.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 19, 2016 at 11:56 AM | 23 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 2015 Results

Congratulations to Bryce Harper on his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Bryce Harper	103	7	6
Mike Trout	94	7	0
Zack Greinke	83	7	1
Josh Donaldson	81	7	0
Jake Arrieta	78	7	0
P Goldschmidt	74	7	0
Joey Votto	51	7	0
Clayton Kershaw	48	6	0
Manny Machado	37	6	0
Buster Posey	35	6	0
Dallas Keuchel	34	6	0
Lorenzo Cain	22	5	0
AJ Pollock	18	5	0
Anthony Rizzo	16	4	0
Max Scherzer	13	3	0
Nelson Cruz	13	3	0
David Price	8	1	0
Chris Davis	6	1	0
Kevin Kiermaier	5	2	0
Matt Carpenter	5	1	0
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DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2016 at 04:10 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1989 Discussion

An earthquake interrupts the World Series which is won in a sweep by Oakland. The Expos and Dodgers are rained out in a domed stadium. Dave Dravecky’s arm snaps while pitching. Pete Rose agrees to be placed on the permanently ineligible list. Commissioner Giamatti dies.

Vote for 13 this year.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Will Clark		39.7		8.6
Kevin Mitchell		39.2		6.9
Rickey Henderson	31.9		8.6
Lonnie Smith		25.0		8.8
Ozzie Smith		20.3		7.3
Wade Boggs		30.4		8.4
Von Hayes		24.7		5.1
Barry ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2016 at 02:10 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016: Results

BBTF recommends 9 players for election: Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell.

Percent	Player
99%	Ken Griffey Jr.
96%	Jeff Bagwell
96%	Mike Piazza
92%	Barry Bonds
92%	Roger Clemens
91%	Tim Raines
87%	Mike Mussina
81%	Alan Trammell
80%	Curt Schilling
41%	Larry Walker
39%	Edgar Martinez
37%	Mark McGwire
17%	Jim Edmonds
15%	Sammy Sosa
5%	Fred McGriff
5%	Gary Sheffield
3%	Jeff Kent
1%	Nomar ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:14 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jorge Posada

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:40 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Vladimir Guerrero

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Ivan Rodriguez

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 2015 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: December 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

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 Wednesday on December 23, 2015 (1 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 17, 2015 at 02:41 PM | 96 comment(s)
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Monday, December 07, 2015

2016 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2016 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 7) through December 17 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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 07, 2015 at 06:44 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Results

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his 3rd consecutive MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ty_ Cobb_	119	8	7
Joe Jackson	108	8	1
Eddie Collins	92	8	0
Honus Wagner	70	7	0
Frank Baker	62	7	0
Jose Mendez	52	5	0
Pete Alexander	51	6	0
Walter Johnson	50	5	0
Ed Walsh	48	5	0
John H Lloyd	47	4	0
Chrs Mathewson	42	5	0
Sam Crawford	19	2	0
Frank Schulte	18	2	0
Nap Rucker	17	2	0
Larry Doyle	16	2	0
Jimmy Sheckard	8	1	0
Vean Gregg	8	1	0
Tris Speaker	7	1	0
Russ Ford	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: December 02, 2015 at 04:33 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Ballot

For 1911, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 December 2015.

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 December 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: November 19, 2015 at 01:29 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ballot Results: Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Election 2016

BBTF voters recommend Bill Dahlen be elected to the Hall of Fame on the Pre-integration Veteran’s Committee Ballot.

Player		Percent	TOTALS
Dahlen		79%	30
Stovey		39%	15
Ferrell		37%	14
Adams		32%	12
Walters		8%	3
Herrmann	8%	3
Von Der Ahe	5%	2
Marion		0%	0
McCormick	0%	0
Breadon		0%	0
Voters			38
DL from MN Posted: November 11, 2015 at 02:06 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Friday, November 06, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 2015 Discussion

Vote for 15. Election will take place in December.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Bryce Harper		39.9		9.9
Mike Trout		41.9		9.4
Paul Goldschmidt	33.0		8.8
Josh Donaldson		31.4		8.8
AJ Pollock		26.2		7.4
Kevin Kiermaier		16.8		7.4
Lorenzo Cain		27.1		7.2
Buster Posey		26.7		6.1
Joey Votto		31.1		7.6
Manny Machado		30.2		7.1
Jason Heyward		21.2		6.5
Anthony Rizzo		30.9		6.3
Chris Davis		27.8		5.2
Miguel Cabrera		23.1		5.2
Ian Kinsler		20.5		6.0
Brandon Crawford	18.9		5.6
Kris Bryant		27.5		6.0
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2015 at 04:37 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1911 Discussion

The Athletics defeat the Giants in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Ty Cobb			47.8		10.7	
Joe Jackson		38.2		9.2
Eddie Collins		34.7		6.5
Honus Wagner		30.8		6.5
Frank Baker		34.5		6.4
Jimmy Scheckard		30.6		5.0
Birdie Cree		25.4		5.5
Sam Crawford		32.5		5.7
Tris Speaker		26.2		6.1
Frank Schulte		30.6		5.3
Ed Konetchy		26.0		5.1
Danny Murphy		24.5		4.3
Larry Doyle		26.6		5.3
Jim Delahanty		24.7		3.4
Chief Meyers		17.5		3.7
Fred ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 04, 2015 at 04:16 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Results

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his second consecutive MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ty__ Cobb	134	9	8
Napoleon Lajoie	122	9	1
Ed Walsh	108	9	0
Eddie Collins	105	9	0
Walter Johnson	101	9	0
Russ Ford	65	8	0
Jack Coombs	65	7	0
Tris Speaker	62	7	0
Pete Hill	59	7	0
Sherry Magee	52	6	0
Chrs Mathewson	26	4	0
John H Lloyd	17	2	0
Jose Mendez	9	1	0
Fred Snodgrass	8	1	0
Honus Wagner	6	1	0
Ed Konetchy	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: November 04, 2015 at 04:06 PM | 18 comment(s)
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