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Monday, February 27, 2012

Mike Piazza

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM | 278 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1969 Results

The last ballot counted switched the leaders around for the final time.

Congratulations to 1969’s Most Meritorious Player, Reggie Jackson!

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Jackson		4	5	3										169
Petrocelli	2	3	4	3				1					168
McCovey		4	2	1	4		1							159
Gibson		2	3	2	3			1			1	1		154
Aaron				1	2	5	2	1		1				128
Wynn						2	4		2			1		 83
Frobinson						1	3	2	2	2		1	 83
Killebrew			1		1			3	1	1	2	2	 79
Marichal						1	3		3	2		2	 78
Bando							1	3	1	2			2	 67
Dierker						2		1	2			3 ...
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fra paolo Posted: February 23, 2012 at 09:32 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1970 Discussion

Now we’re into the wonderfully colorful period of the 1970s. The Twins, Orioles, Reds and Pirates made the playoffs with the Orioles winning it all.

Voting will end on March 21st 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Jim Fregosi		32.8	7.7
Johnny Bench		36.1	6.5
Carl Yastrzemski	35.9	9.1
Bert Campaneris		26.6	5.6
Tommy Harper		33.0	7.7
Tony Perez		33.7	6.7
Tony Oliva		30.1	7.4
Billy Williams		28.1	6.4
Willie McCovey		33.9	6.4
Rusty Staub		28.9	6.2
Roy White		33.3	7.5
Bill ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 22, 2012 at 05:26 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1969 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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fra paolo Posted: February 13, 2012 at 09:56 PM | 64 comment(s)
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Monday, February 06, 2012

Craig Biggio

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2012 at 08:27 AM | 39 comment(s)
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Roger Clemens

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2012 at 07:09 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1968 Results

Bob Gibson is our unanimous choice for Most Meritorious Player for 1968.

Runner-up Carl Yastrzemski was one vote short of unanimity, with the other second-place ballot cast for Willie McCovey.

McCovey tied with Denny McLain in third place.

			1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	Pts
Gibson			12										180
Yastrzemski			11					1				163
McLain					6	2		1	2				130
McCovey				1	1	3	1	4	1		1		130
Freehan					3	1	5	2					126
Tiant						4	1		2	1	1	2	104
Howard					1	1	2	1	1	1	2	1	 94
Mays					1				3	3	2	1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: January 27, 2012 at 07:49 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player : 1969 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1969 Discussion

Remember to put 12 names on your ballot. Expanded postseason means more opportunity for postseason credit.

Voting will end on February 22nd 2012.

Player 			Win	BB-ref
       			Shares	WAR
Rico Petrocelli		36.1	9.3
Reggie Jackson		39.9	9.7
Willie McCovey		39.3	8.9
Henry Aaron		37.2	8.3
Frank Robinson		31.8	7.4
Jim Wynn		36.1	8.1
Harmon Killebrew	33.8	6.1
Bobby Bonds		31.0	6.5
Pete Rose		36.8	6.9
Rusty Staub		26.4	5.9
Leo Cardenas		23.7	4.6
Jim ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2012 at 06:05 PM | 85 comment(s)
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Barry Bonds

Eligible in 2013

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2012 at 02:43 PM | 145 comment(s)
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1968 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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fra paolo Posted: January 16, 2012 at 09:40 PM | 20 comment(s)
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2013 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2013 (November 26, 2012)—elect 3*
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos

705 186.2 1986 Barry Bonds-LF
437 146.4 1984 Roger Clemens-P
428 73.8 1989 Craig Biggio-2B
325 68.7 1993 Mike Piazza-C
322 61.0 1989 Sammy Sosa-RF
252 75.4 1990 Curt Schilling-P
288 51.7 1992 Kenny Lofton-CF
297 41.3 1989 Steve Finley-CF
280 45.0 1983 Julio Franco-SS/2B
210 55.2 1988 David Wells-P
237 41.8 1995 Shawn Green-RF
209 36.7 1992 Reggie Sanders-RF
230 28.9 1994 Ryan Klesko-LF/1B
185 33.7 1994 Jose Valentin-SS
169 33.1 1995 Jeff ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM | 231 comment(s)
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Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 Veterans’ Committe Ballot

The election will end on Sunday on January 8 at 8 PM EST.

Eligible candidates: Ken Boyer, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat, Allie Reynolds, Luis Tiant, Charlie Finley, Buzzie Bavasi, Gil Hodges, and Ron Santo.

Rules:

9. Voting: The Committee shall consider all eligible candidates and voting shall be based upon the individual’s record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and contribution to the game. Electors may vote for as few as zero (0) and as many as four (4) eligible ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 02, 2012 at 07:23 PM | 73 comment(s)
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2012 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 - if you don’t feel he really is a HOFer, then please refrain from posting that player’s name (examples of whom I am referring to are Mookie Wilson, Scott Broscius, Buddy Biancalana - players who were well liked or were underdogs, but have no creditable HOF resume). Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 02, 2012 at 06:42 PM | 202 comment(s)
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Most Meritorious Player : 1968 Discussion

The year of the pitcher and our final year voting for 10 per ballot. Dominant aces propelled the Tigers and Cardinals into the postseason.

Voting will end on January 25th 2012.

               Win     BB-ref
               Shares  WAR
Bob Gibson     34.4	11.9
Denny McLain   32.7	5.9
Luis Tiant     27.7	7.2
Dave McNally   24.7	4.7
Fergie Jenkins 23.7	6.9
Tom Seaver     22.9     7.5
Stan Bahnsen   22.7	5.7
Mel Stottlemyre 21.3	4.6
Juan Marichal  24.0	6.1
Tommy John     14.3	4.8
Jerry Koosman ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2011 at 05:17 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1967 Results

In a unanimous decision, Yaz tops the poll!

The NL MMP is Ron Santo. Jim Bunning is top pitcher.

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	Pts
Yastrzemski	13										195
Santo			12					1				177
Clemente			7	4	1				1		157
Aaron				2	6	3		1	1			148
Killebrew			3	1	4	4	1				144
Kaline						1		6	1	1	3	 98
Cepeda					1	1	3	1		3	2	 95
Bunning				1	1		1	1	5			 84
Frobinson					1		2	3	1		 60
McCarver						4			1	2	 59
Freehan						1				3	1	 38
Allen									1	1	3	 33
Abernathy								1	2		 22
Brock									1		1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: December 15, 2011 at 04:16 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

2012 Hall of Merit Ballot

Sorry about not getting this posted Monday. I was having issues with the thread-creation website.

The election will end December

21

28. We’ve extend the deadline in hopes of landing a few extra ballots. Don’t count on this next year :-) Apologies to those who rushed to meet the deadline.

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Joe posted this last year, but it won’t hurt to include it here again:

This was an issue last year, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 07, 2011 at 10:17 PM | 192 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1967 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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fra paolo Posted: November 30, 2011 at 08:30 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1967 Discussion

The American League saw one of its more exciting pennant races, in the penultimate year of non-divisional play. By contrast, the National League found the St Louis Cardinals in first place on 18 June 1967, and they never looked back. The St Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

                  Win       BB-ref
                 Shares       WAR
Carl Yastrzemski 43  	12.2
Harmon Killebrew 38  	 7.1	
Ron Santo 37  	10.2
Roberto Clemente 36  	 8.2
Orlando Cepeda 	35 ...
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fra paolo Posted: November 02, 2011 at 08:29 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1966 Results

In our second-closest election since we began the project earlier this year, Frank Robinson’s four-point advantage over Sandy Koufax wins him the title ‘Most Meritorious Player’ for 1966.

pts	ballots	1sts	Player
186	13	8	Frank Robinson
182	13	2	Sandy Koufax
166	13	2	Juan Marichal
150	13	1	Willie Mays
131	12	0	Dick Allen
123	12	0	Ron Santo
110	11	0	Jim Bunning
74	10	0	Roberto Clemente
73	9	0	Joe Torre
36	5	0	Willie McCovey
35	5	0	Harmon Killebrew
22	3	0	Henry Aaron
19	3	0	Bob Gibson
14	2	0	Al ...
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fra paolo Posted: November 02, 2011 at 05:31 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1966 Ballot

Most Meritorious Player: 1966 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 ...

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fra paolo Posted: October 26, 2011 at 03:49 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1965 Results

Congratulations to Willie Mays, unanimously voted the Most Meritorious Player of 1965!

                  1     2     3     4     5      6      7      8      9      10      Pts
Willie Mays      14                                                                  210
Sandy Koufax           12    2                                                       194
Juan Marichal           2    7     1      3      1                                   174
Ron Santo                          5      1      2 ...
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fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:06 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1966 Discussion

1966 was the first season of major-league baseball in a Deep South city as the Braves moved from Milwaukeeto Atlanta.
  In the American League, once again the race ended rather early, with Baltimore taking the top spot in June. Although Detroit, the eventual third-place finisher, got as close as a game-and-a-half towards the end of June, the fell further and further behind as the season progressed. At the end they finished ten games out, and were passed on the day before the season ended by ...

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fra paolo Posted: October 04, 2011 at 03:01 AM | 82 comment(s)
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1965 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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fra paolo Posted: September 26, 2011 at 07:41 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Friday, September 09, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1964 Results

Congratulations to Willie Mays, who was 1964’s Most Meritorious Player by a substantial majority.

                  1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Pts
Willie Mays       11    2                                                      193
Dick Allen         2    6     3     2                                          177
Ron Santo               3     5     3     1                                    154
Dean Chance             1     5     2     1     2     2 ...
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fra paolo Posted: September 09, 2011 at 12:16 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1965 Discussion

In the American League, a long era of Yankee dominance was ended when the Minnesota Twins grabbed the pennant. The race retained its rather one-sided flavour in that Minnesota were clearly the team to beat. After 4 July, they were never out of first place. However, their strongest challenger varied throughout the season. Chicago took the role at first, then Baltimore and Cleveland. Baltimore managed to sustain their challenge for longest, but after a brief run for the top by Detroit, it was ...

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fra paolo Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:12 AM | 73 comment(s)
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1964 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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fra paolo Posted: August 29, 2011 at 02:45 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

1963: Most Meritorious Player: Results

There’s only one result closer than this:

                1    2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Pts
Sandy Koufax   10    1   5   1                             241
Hank Aaron      5    9   3                                 240
Willie Mays     2    7   7   1                             231
Dick Ellsworth          2   11  3       1                 200
Eddie Mathews               1   7   4   1   1   1   1     159
Dick Groat                  1   2   4       2   3   1     117
Juan Marichal ...
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fra paolo Posted: August 10, 2011 at 08:33 PM | 14 comment(s)
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1964 Most Meritorious Player: Discussion

In one of the most exciting seasons in recent years, the pennant races in both leagues went down to the last few days.  The American League race featured a three-way tie for first as late as 17 September, with the Yankees, White Sox and Baltimore with a ten-game lead over the rest of the pack. The Yankees took sole control of first place on 19 September, and managed to hang on for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, in the National League, the Phillies had a five-game lead over the Cardinals, ...

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fra paolo Posted: August 10, 2011 at 04:18 AM | 89 comment(s)
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1963 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 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 ...

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fra paolo Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:44 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1962 Result

Congratulations to Willie Mays, by unanimous vote the Most Meritorious Player in 1962. During the tally, Tommy Davis’ scored highly early on, but later voters swung fourth place to Mickey Mantle, in what was the most exciting element in this year’s race. While there was substantial consensus about the first seven places, votes began to scatter quite widely for places 8, 9 and 10.

                Pts       1     2         3         4       5       6       7     ...

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fra paolo Posted: July 19, 2011 at 12:40 AM | 22 comment(s)
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