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Monday, February 09, 2009

Ranking the Hall of Merit Pitchers (1871-1892) - Discussion

We’ll start light. The first group are the pitcher’s box era pitchers, those whose careers were centered on the period 1871-1892.

Al Spalding
Charley Radbourn
Pud Galvin
Tim Keefe
John Clarkson
Bob Caruthers

We’ll discuss this week, vote next week. It’s a small group, so I think one week of voting will work.

Also, it’s a small group, so it should be pretty easy, please vote!!

Going forward, the other groups will be:

1893-1923: (18) Young, Nichols, Griffith, Rusie, McGinnity, Plank, ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: February 09, 2009 at 08:59 PM | 130 comment(s)
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Fred McGriff

Eligible in 2010.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 09, 2009 at 07:46 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Monday, February 02, 2009

Barry Larkin

Eligible in 2010.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 02, 2009 at 09:51 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Roberto Alomar

Eligible in 2010.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 26, 2009 at 07:24 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Monday, January 19, 2009

2010 Ballot Discussion

2010 (December 7, 2009)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos
376 132.6 1988 Roberto Alomar-2B
346 121,8 1986 Barry Larkin-SS
341 106.6 1987 Fred McGriff-1B
305 104.4 1989 Edgar Martinez-DH/3B
272 108.8 1990 Robin Ventura-3B
260 79.1 1987 Ellis Burks-CF/RF
234 74.9 1990 Juan Gonzalez-RF/LF*
227 70.3 1991 Ray Lankford-CF
221 62.9 1990 Todd Zeile-3B
190 67.2 1987 Benito Santiago-C*
183 56.5 1992 Eric Karros-1B
161 58.9 1987 Mark McLemore-2B
126 59.0 1992 Pat Hentgen-P
126 53.7 1987 Mike Jackson-RP
130 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 19, 2009 at 02:44 PM | 516 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009 Post-WWII Players Results: Torre and Santo Meet Our Requirements for the Hall of Fame!

With 94% support from our electorate, star player and manager Joe Torre was the top vote-getter for this election.

Not that far behind, Cub third baseman Ron Santo earned a very impressive 92% in his own right.

Close but no cigar, talented and controversial great Dick Allen just missed it by obtaining 74%.

As for our HoM subgroup, Santo was a unanimous pick, while Torre and Allen had very strong support themselves with their 93% and 86% each.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a ballot or ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 18, 2009 at 10:16 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 Pre-WWII Players Results: 19th Century Stars White and Dahlen Get Our Vote!

With 97% support from BBTF voters, star backstop and third baseman Deacon White was the top Hall of Fame vote-getter for this election.

Not far behind, renowned shortstop Bill Dahlen received an equally impressive 94% of the votes.

Close but no cigar was Phillies slugger Sherry Magee, who just missed “induction” himself with 72% of the votes.

All-Star second baseman Joe Gordon, newly elected to the HOF, didn’t receive as much love with us. Only 56% of the ballots had his name on it.

As for ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 12, 2009 at 12:47 AM | 18 comment(s)
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2009 Veterans Committee Ballot - Post-WWII Players

The election will end on Jan. 18 at 8 PM Eastern.

Eligible candidates: Dick Allen, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Ron Santo, Luis Tiant, Joe Torre and Maury Wills.

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 candidates deemed worthy ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 12, 2009 at 12:42 AM | 84 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 04, 2009

2009 Veterans Committee Ballot - Pre-WWII Players

The election will end on Jan. 11 at 8 PM Eastern. The post-WWII player ballot will be posted that day and end the following Sunday

Eligible candidates: Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Joe Gordon, Sherry Magee, Carl Mays, Allie Reynolds, Vern Stephens, Mickey Vernon, Bucky Walters and Deacon White.

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. ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2009 at 07:40 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 Veterans Committee Discussion - Players

We’ll have one week of discussion and then the ballot thread will be posted next Sunday (the election will end on Jan. 11).

Eligible candidates (pick up to four from each group): Pre-war candidates: Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Joe Gordon, Sherry Magee, Carl Mays, Allie Reynolds, Vern Stephens, Mickey Vernon, Bucky Walters and Deacon White; Post-war candidates: Dick Allen, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Ron Santo, Luis Tiant, Joe Torre and Maury Wills;

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2008 at 01:29 AM | 96 comment(s)
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2009 BBTF HOF Results: Henderson, Raines, Blyleven, Trammell and McGwire Should Be Enshrined!

In his first year of eligibility, all-time stolen base king Rickey Henderson was selected by the BBTF electorate unanimously.

With 99% support last year, terrific leadoff hitter Tim Raines improved to a perfect 100% of all ballots.

His fourth time on a BBTF ballot, curveball specialist Bert Blyleven had his best percentage so far with 97% this year (he had 96% in 2005, 2006 and 2008 and 87% in 2007).

Tiger shortstop Alan Trammell also improved with his 94% (he had 79% in 2005, 81% in 2006, ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2008 at 12:47 AM | 55 comment(s)
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

2009 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: December 21, 2008 at 02:18 PM | 133 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hall of Merit Plaque Room Website

Hey everyone, I wanted to share some news and also ask for some help.

Shock and TangoTiger (Awe was unavailable) have offered to help with building a website for the Hall of Merit’s plaque room. Shock is going to take the lead on designing the site and TangoTiger is going to take the lead on the back end database. I’ve reserved the domain name www.hallofmerit.com for this.

We’ll need some help populating the database if you have some spare time and want to help out, that would be great.

What ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 18, 2008 at 04:47 PM | 224 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2009 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot Discussion

As in past years, anybody can pretend he or she is a BBWAA voter at BBTF!

We’ll have one week of discussion and then the ballot thread will be posted next Sunday (the election will end on Dec. 28).

The eligible candidates are: Harold Baines, Jay Bell*, Bert Blyleven, David Cone*, Andre Dawson, Ron Gant*, Mark Grace*, Rickey Henderson*, Tommy John**, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Jesse Orosco*, Dave Parker, Dan Plesac*, Tim Raines, Jim Rice**, Lee Smith, Alan ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 16, 2008 at 01:54 AM | 202 comment(s)
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2009 Results: Henderson, McGraw and Smith are Now Immortalized in the Hall of Merit!

Legendary speedster and leadoff batter Rickey Henderson became the 15th player to earn a place in Hall of Merit unanimously (past unanimous selections include Hank Aaron, Wade Boggs, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Grove, Walter Johnson, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, Mike Schmidt, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams and Cy Young).

Fiery Baltimore Oriole third baseman John McGraw finally made it after a near-record 100 previous attempts (Pete Browning entered the HoM on his 107th ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 16, 2008 at 01:19 AM | 158 comment(s)
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Monday, November 24, 2008

2009 Ballot (Elect 3)

The 2009 Ballot thread . . . the election is over 12/7

12/15, 8 p.m. EST.

Here’s a link to the 2008 Election Results.

The most prominent newcomers are Rickey Henderson and Kevin Appier.

The top 15 returnees include:

Reggie Smith
Bucky Walters
Tommy Leach
John McGraw
Dick Redding
Kirby Puckett
Bob Johnson
Gavy Cravath
Luis Tiant
Phil Rizzuto
Hugh Duffy
David Cone
Ken Singleton
Tony Perez
Bus Clarkson

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 24, 2008 at 07:00 PM | 204 comment(s)
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jay Bell

Eligible 2009.

B-R page

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 16, 2008 at 11:38 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Matt Williams

Eligible 2009

B-R page

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 16, 2008 at 11:37 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Kevin Appier

Eligible 2009

B-R page

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 16, 2008 at 11:37 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Mark Grace

Eligible 2009

B-R page

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 16, 2008 at 11:36 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Rickey Henderson

Eligible 2009.

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 16, 2008 at 11:28 PM | 52 comment(s)
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Election Results: Starting in Right Field…Ruth, Aaron, Ott and Robinson!

Unanimously (and unsurprisingly), Babe Ruth was crowned king of all right fielders.

Almost as impressive as the Bambino’s results, Hank Aaron nabbed all of the second-place votes available and achieved 95% of all possible points..

Of the others with significant support, Mel Ot earned 89%, while Frank Robinson was close by with 86%.

Thanks to OCF and Ron with the tally!

RK   LY  Player            PTS  Bal   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ...
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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM | 112 comment(s)
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ranking the Hall of Merit by Position: Right Fielders Ballot

These are the Hall of Merit right fielders to be voted on (in alphabetical order):

Hank Aaron
Roberto Clemente
Sam Crawford
Dwight Evans
Elmer Flick
Tony Gwynn
Harry Heilmann
Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Al Kaline
Willie Keeler
King Kelly
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Enos Slaughter
Sam Thompson
Paul Waner
Dave Winfield

The election will end October 12 at 8 PM EDT.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 29, 2008 at 04:59 PM | 111 comment(s)
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monte Irvin to the LF ballot

If you voted in the LF election, please let us know where you would slot Monte Irvin. Irvin was originally on the CF ballot, but later we decided LF was the more appropriate place for him.

Thanks!

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: September 27, 2008 at 04:47 AM | 62 comment(s)
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Election Results: Cobb, Mays, Spoke, Mantle, Charleston, Joe D, Stearnes and Hamilton Are Tops!

RK CANDIDATE              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  PTS
 1 Ty Cobb               12 11                                                                          587
 2 Willie Mays           10 11  1  1                                                                    582
 3 Tris Speaker                17  3  3                                                                 543 ...
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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 22, 2008 at 11:40 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Ranking the Hall of Merit Right Fielders- Discussion

These are the Hall of Merit right fielders to be voted on (in alphabetical order):

Hank Aaron
Roberto Clemente
Sam Crawford
Dwight Evans
Elmer Flick
Tony Gwynn
Harry Heilmann
Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Al Kaline
Willie Keeler
King Kelly
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Enos Slaughter
Sam Thompson
Paul Waner
Dave Winfield

The election will start September 28 and end October 12.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 22, 2008 at 11:28 PM | 143 comment(s)
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Monday, September 01, 2008

Ranking the Hall of Merit by Position: Center Fielders Ballot

These are the Hall of Merit center fielders to be voted on (in alphabetical order):

Richie Ashburn
Earl Averill
Cool Papa Bell
Willard Brown
Pete Browning
Max Carey
Oscar Charleston
Ty Cobb
Andre Dawson
Joe DiMaggio
Larry Doby
George Gore
Billy Hamilton
Pete Hill
Paul Hines
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Alejandro Oms
Jim O’Rourke
Lip Pike
Edd Roush
Duke Snider
Tris Speaker
Turkey Stearnes
Cristóbal Torriente
Jimmy Wynn

The election ends on September

14

21 at 8 PM EDT.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 01, 2008 at 11:47 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Election Results: Williams, Musial, Delahanty, Yaz and Raines are Tops in Left!

By unanimous support, the electorate decided that Ted Williams is the best left fielder in the Hall of Merit.

Not that far behind, Stan Musial obtained an impressive 95% of all possible points.

The only 19th century player with at least 75%, Ed Delahanty earned a strong 88%.

Carl Yastrzemski trailed Big Ed only slightly with his 85%.

The last player with 75%, Tim Raines was comfortably over that threshold with 79%.

Thanks to OCF and Ron Wargo for their help with the tally!

RK  Player ...
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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 25, 2008 at 12:26 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ranking the Hall of Merit Center Fielders - Discussion

These are the Hall of Merit center fielders to be voted on (in alphabetical order):

Richie Ashburn
Earl Averill
Cool Papa Bell
Willard Brown
Pete Browning
Max Carey
Oscar Charleston
Ty Cobb
Andre Dawson
Joe DiMaggio
Larry Doby
George Gore
Billy Hamilton
Pete Hill
Paul Hines
Monte Irvin
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Alejandro Oms
Jim O’Rourke
Lip Pike
Edd Roush
Duke Snider
Tris Speaker
Turkey Stearnes
Cristóbal Torriente
Jimmy Wynn

The election begins August 31 and ends on September

14

21 at 8 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 24, 2008 at 11:42 PM | 221 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ranking the Hall of Merit by Position: Left Fielders Ballot

These are the Hall of Merit left fielders to be voted on (in alphabetical order):

Jesse Burkett
Fred Clarke
Ed Delahanty
Goose Goslin
Charley Jones
Charlie Keller
Joe Kelley
Ralph Kiner
Sherry Magee
Joe Medwick
Minnie Minoso
Stan Musial
Tim Raines
Jimmy Sheckard
Al Simmons
Willie Stargell
Harry Stovey
Zack Wheat
Billy Williams
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski.

The election will end on Aug 24 at 8 PM EDT.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 10, 2008 at 10:14 PM | 108 comment(s)
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