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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1973 results

Congratulations to Joe Morgan, 1973’s Most Meritorious Player, in an election that had no fewer than five candidates receiving first-place votes.

	 1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Morgan  7	3	3	1									198
Seaver 	3	4		4	3								182
Blyleven 1	2	2	3	2	1	1		1			1	157
Evans  	1	2	3	2	1			4					149
Stargell ...
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fra paolo Posted: June 26, 2012 at 08:45 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1974 Discussion

Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s record is the top story in 1974. Lou Brock set the single season stolen base record. In infamous news, Cleveland’s 10 cent beer night also merits a mention. Oakland wins the World Series again, this time over the Dodgers. Other playoff teams were Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Voting will end on July 18th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Mike Schmidt		38.2	9.5
Joe Morgan		36.4	8.4
Bobby Grich		31.9	7.0
Willie Stargell		29.0	5.2
Reggie ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM | 52 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1973 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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DL from MN Posted: June 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM | 31 comment(s)
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Friday, June 01, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1972 Results

Congratulations to Steve Carlton, 1972’s Most Meritorious Player! Carlton fell one vote short of being a unanimous selection, with Dick Allen‘s tremendous season drawing one vote. Johnny Bench was the best NL non-pitcher.

	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Carlton	11	1											179
Bench		3	5	2	2								153
Morgan		3	4	3	1		1						150
Perry		4	1	4	2			1					147
Allen	1	1	1	3	5	1							143
Cedeno					1	3	3	1	2	2			102
Fisk						3		3	4		1	1	 91
Murcer					1	1	1	2	4	1	1		 85
Wood			1			3	1	3 ...
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fra paolo Posted: June 01, 2012 at 08:55 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1973 Discussion

The introduction of the DH is the big story for 1973. The Orioles, Athletics, Reds and Mets made the playoffs with the A’s repeating in the World Series over the Mets.

Voting will end on June 20th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Joe Morgan		39.6	9.1
Darrell Evans		31.6	8.9
Bobby Grich		27.9	8.0
Willie Stargell		36.0	7.0
Thurman Munson		26.9	6.9
Cesar Cedeno		29.7	7.2
Pete Rose		33.0	8.2
Bobby Bonds		31.6	7.7
Joe Ferguson		26.8	4.8
Ken Singleton		27.0	5.5
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM | 66 comment(s)
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1972 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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DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2012 at 09:54 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1972 Discussion

The 1972 strike gave each team an uneven schedule; remember that when considering your ballots. Major League Baseball arrives in Dallas, TX and leaves Washington DC. Carlton Fisk and John Matlack make impressive debuts. Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard are elected to the Hall of Fame along with Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra and Early Wynn. The Tigers, Athletics, Reds and Pirates made the playoffs with the A’s beating the Reds in a World Series I remember from Roger Angell’s vivid description in Five ...

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DL from MN Posted: April 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1971 Results

Congratulations to Tom Seaver, 1971’s Most Meritorious Player!

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fra paolo Posted: April 20, 2012 at 08:40 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Monday, April 09, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1971 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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DL from MN Posted: April 09, 2012 at 10:32 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1970 Results

Another close result, and congratulations to Carl Yastrzemski, 1970’s Most Meritorious Player!

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fra paolo Posted: March 26, 2012 at 08:50 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1971 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1971 Discussion

A year I know mainly from the fantastic Topps set. The Orioles, Athletics, Giants and Pirates made the playoffs with the Pirates winning the World Series in seven games. In other news, SABR is formed.

Voting will end on April 18th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Bobby Murcer		36.5	7.2
Roy White		28.6	7.4
Willie Stargell		34.7	8.1
Graig Nettles		26.7	6.5
Sal Bando		28.0	6.3
Henry Aaron		32.4	6.6
Bobby Bonds		32.3	6.3
Merv ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 26, 2012 at 06:22 PM | 102 comment(s)
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1970 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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DL from MN Posted: March 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM | 33 comment(s)
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Monday, March 05, 2012

Kenny Lofton

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2012 at 04:43 PM | 79 comment(s)
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Curt Schilling

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 27, 2012 at 02:10 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Sammy Sosa

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM | 10 comment(s)
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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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