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Friday, March 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Ballot

For 1952, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 2 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Results

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson for winning the 1951 MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	175	12	9
Stan Musial	160	12	2
Roy Campanella	138	11	1
Ralph Kiner	131	11	0
Robin Roberts	123	12	0
Ted Williams	122	12	0
Warren Spahn	109	12	0
Monte Irvin	72	8	0
Richie Ashburn	45	6	0
Sal Maglie	44	5	0
Larry Doby	39	6	0
Yogi Berra	35	4	0
Alvin Dark	11	1	0
Ed Lopat	9	1	0
Eddie Joost	8	1	0
Larry Jansen	8	1	0
Preacher Roe	7	1	0
Early Wynn	6	1	0
Ned Garver	6	1	0
Willie Mays	6	1	0
Bobby ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 05, 2014 at 06:02 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Discussion

NY Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in another NY World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jackie Robinson		33.9		8.5
Stan Musial		36.8		8.0
Larry Doby		33.6		7.0
Yogi Berra		28.8		5.5
Hank Sauer		28.2		5.7
Mickey Mantle		32.6		6.4
Solly Hemus		26.6		6.7
Al Rosen		31.8		6.0
Gil Hodges		25.7		5.5
Red Schoendienst	24.9		5.3
Bobby Avila		24.4		4.7
Alvin Dark		27.7		5.8
Gene Woodling		21.0		4.0
Minnie Minoso		21.0		4.1
Eddie Robinson		25.0		4.0		
Eddie Joost		26.7		4.0
Phil ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Ballot

For 1951, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 March 2014.

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 3 March 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 21, 2014 at 01:54 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Results

Congratulations to Phil Rizzuto for being elected 1950 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Phil Rizzuto	142	11	4
Yogi Berra	130	10	1
Eddie Stanky	127	10	3
Jackie Robinson	122	11	1
Stan Musial	119	11	1
Ned Garver	98	9	1
Larry Doby	93	9	0
Al Rosen	67	8	0
Ewell Blackwell	59	7	0
Robin Roberts	57	6	0
Earl Torgeson	40	5	0
Andy Pafko	29	3	0
Sid Gordon	24	3	0
Joe DiMaggio	19	3	0
Ralph Kiner	15	2	0
Jim Konstanty	8	1	0
Larry Jansen	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: February 05, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Discussion

NY Yankees beat the NY Giants in six games in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jackie Robinson		38.5		9.7	
Stan Musial		38.6		9.1
Roy Campanella		32.9		6.7
Ralph Kiner		35.0		8.1
Ted Williams		33.7		7.2
Monte Irvin		29.1		6.9
Richie Ashburn		28.1		6.5
Ed Joost		24.8		6.0
Eddie Stanky		24.6		5.4
Larry Doby		29.2		6.4
Yogi Berra		30.3		4.7
Alvin Dark		27.4		6.1
Gil Hodges		26.1		5.7
Bobby Avila		24.1		4.7
Nellie Fox		22.1		4.9
Wes Westrum		19.9		3.6
Minnie ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM | 44 comment(s)
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Nomar Garciaparra

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Brian Giles

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Carlos Delgado

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:42 PM | 18 comment(s)
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John Smoltz

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Gary Sheffield

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM | 73 comment(s)
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Pedro Martinez

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM | 158 comment(s)
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Randy Johnson

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Ballot

For 1950, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 February 2014. (Happy Birthday Hank Aaron)

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 3 February 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Friday, January 10, 2014

BBTF Hall of Fame Referendum Results

BBTF believes Mike Mussina, Lou Whitaker, Edgar Martinez, Larry Walker, Kevin Brown and Sammy Sosa should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Votes	Voters	Percent	player
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70	75	93%	Mike Mussina
65	75	87%	Lou Whitaker
63	75	84%	Edgar Martinez
63	75	84%	Larry Walker
61	75	81%	Kevin Brown
57	75	76%	Sammy Sosa
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55	75	73%	Rafael Palmeiro
46	75	61%	Kenny Lofton
43	75	57%	Jeff ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2014 at 05:12 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Monday, January 06, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Results

Congratulations to Mike Trout on winning back-to-back MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mike Trout	158	11	7
Andrew McCutchen	134	11	0
Miguel Cabrera	129	11	1
Clayton Kershaw	120	10	1
Matt Carpenter	87	9	1
Robinson Cano	82	11	0
Josh Donaldson	81	11	0
Chris Davis	74	9	0
Yadier Molina	73	10	0
Paul Goldschmidt	67	9	0
Max Scherzer	54	8	1
Carlos Gomez	39	6	0
Joey Votto	35	7	0
Shin-Soo Choo	31	5	0
Cliff Lee	19	4	0
David Ortiz	16	3	0
Chris Sale	13	2	0
Shane Victorino	11	1	0
David ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2014 at 05:33 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Friday, January 03, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Discussion

Back to the 50’s in 2014. Yankees sweep the Phillies in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Phil Rizzuto		35.4		6.7
Eddie Stanky		29.9		8.1
Jackie Robinson		29.9		7.5
Stan Musial		31.4		7.3
Yogi Berra		32.2		5.6
Andy Pafko		27.0		6.6
Al Rosen		29.1		5.8
Earl Torgeson		31.6		5.9
Larry Doby		30.2		6.6
Andy Seminick		22.4		4.3
Hank Thompson		22.9		5.1
Sid Gordon		28.2		6.3
Hoot Evers		25.5		4.6
Duke Snider		29.7		5.9
Ralph Kiner		22.5		5.6
Joe DiMaggio		29.2		5.3
Del ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 02, 2014

BBTF Referendum on Hall of Fame candidates

Hall of Fame style ballot referendum only including players from this era who did not receive 75% support in a previous BBTF election. The only alteration from Hall of Fame rules is the voter can vote for any number between zero and all players if they choose. Please list alphabetically for easier ballot counting.

Eligible players: Kevin Appier, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Kevin Brown, Jose Canseco, Will Clark, David Cone, Tony Fernandez, Chuck Finley, Steve Finley, Julio Franco, Andres ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2014 at 12:01 PM | 142 comment(s)
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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot Results

119 ballots cast

Player Ballots Percentage
Mike Piazza 113 (95%)
Greg Maddux 111 (93%)
Frank Thomas 110 (92%)
Jeff Bagwell 104 (87%)
Roger Clemens 104 (87%)
Barry Bonds 102 (86%)
Tom Glavine 98 (82%)
———
Curt Schilling 76 (63%)
Tim Raines 70 (59%)
Mike Mussina 69 (58%)
Craig Biggio 65 (55%)
Alan Trammell 62 (52%)
Mark McGwire 26 (22%)
Larry Walker 20 (17%)
Edgar Martinez 15 (13%)
Sammy Sosa 13 (11%)
Rafael Palmiero 9 (8%)
Jeff Kent 7 (6%)
——-
Fred McGriff 3(3%)
Luis Gonzalez 1 (1%)
Lee Smith 1 ...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

2014 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 (sorry Bob Tufts). 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 Monday on Dec 30th (4 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 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM | 182 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 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: December 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Results

Congratulations to first-time winner Jose Canseco!

Player Name 	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Canseco	185	13	6
Wade Boggs	164	13	4
Mike Greenwell	122	13	0
Will Clark….	120	12	1
Orel Hershiser	115	9	2
Kirby Puckett	106	11	0
Kirk Gibson	96	10	0
Frank Viola	89	11	0
Da Strawberry	85	10	0
Mark Gubicza	67	10	0
Andy Van Slyke	65	9	0
Roger Clemens	59	8	0
Barry Larkin	38	6	0
Brett Butler	28	5	0
Ted Higuera	27	5	0
Fred McGriff	23	4	0
Ke McReynolds	23	2	0
Robin Yount	22	3	0
Ri Henderson	15	3	0
Dave ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		39.7		9.2
Andrew McCutchen	35.0		8.2
Matt Carpenter		37.5		6.6
Miguel Cabrera		33.2		7.2
Shin-Soo Choo		32.8		4.2
Yadier Molina		28.0		5.7
Robinson Cano		33.3		7.6
Chris Davis		32.5		6.4
Paul Goldschmidt	31.8		7.0
Joey Votto		30.4		6.4
Freddie Freeman		28.7		5.5
Josh Donaldson		31.6		8.0
Evan Longoria		27.4		6.3
David Wright		27.1		5.9
Manny Machado		20.2		6.5
Jason Kipnis		27.3		5.9
Carlos Santana		27.4		4.4
Buster Posey		26.3		5.2
Joe ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Ballot

For 1988, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 4 December 2013.

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 3 December 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 results

Congratulations to Alan Trammell for winning his first MMP award. This election set a record for the most players with a first place vote.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alan Trammell	188	14	7
Wade Boggs	178	14	2
Roger Clemens	157	14	2
Eric Davis	143	14	1
Tony Gwynn	138	14	0
Dale Murphy	121	13	0
Tim Raines	117	12	0
Frank Viola	90	11	0
Ozzie Smith	75	10	0
Jack Clark	75	10	1
D Strawberry	75	12	0
Jimmy Key	54	8	0
Bret Saberhagen	46	8	0
Paul Molitor	45	6	0
Mike Schmidt	42	6	1
Mark ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 06:11 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Discussion

Oakland sweeps the Red Sox in the ALCS. The Dodgers beat the Mets in 7 games. The Dodgers beat the A’s in the World Series highlighted by Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit HR.

After this ballot we will vote for 2013 and then jump back to 1950.

MMP voting will end on December 4, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Kirk Gibson		33.2		6.5
Wade Boggs		33.9		8.2
Jose Canseco		39.2		7.3
Kirby Puckett		31.1		7.7
Mike Greenwell		29.5		7.5
Will Clark		34.0		6.6
Barry Larkin		27.0		7.0
Ozzie Smith		22.4		6.6
Cal ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM | 57 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Expansion Era Hall of Fame Mock Ballot

The rules are the same as for the committee that will meet in December. Player bios and complete rules are available on the Baseball Hall of Fame website. Vote for zero to five names from the combined list of twelve candidates. 75% is required to be elected.

Balloting will end 11/11/2013 at 3:00pm EST. This is for all registered BBTF users, not just typical Hall of Merit voters.

Eligible Candidates: Bobby Cox, Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Tony LaRussa, Billy Martin, Marvin ...

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DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2013 at 01:00 PM | 94 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Ballot

For 1987, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 6 November 2013.

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 5 November 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:56 AM | 56 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Discussion

Tom Kelly’s Twins triumph over Whitey’s Cardinals and Sparky’s Tigers to obtain the 1987 championship trophy. One of the most controversial MVP ballots ever, I expect good participation.

MMP voting will end on November 6, 2013. 1987 pennant will fly forever.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Wade Boggs		32.5		8.3
Tony Gwynn		29.3		8.5
Alan Trammell		35.3		8.2
Ozzie Smith		32.6		6.4
Dale Murphy		28.7		7.7
Darryl Strawberry	30.1		6.4
Eric Davis		29.4		7.9
Tim Raines		33.6		6.7
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1986 Results

Congratulations to Wade Boggs, our 1986 MMP! Boggs edged out Roger Clemens in one of our closer elections.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Wade Boggs	151	11	5
Roger Clemens	146	11	3
Mike Scott	133	11	2
Don Mattingly	104	9	0
Mike Schmidt	94	11	0
Jesse Barfield	89	10	1
Ted Higuera	84	9	0
Tim Raines	75	8	0
Cal Ripken	73	9	0
Mark Eichhorn	52	7	0
Keith Hernandez	44	7	0
Tony Gwynn	37	6	0
Mike Witt	24	5	0
Jim Rice	23	3	0
Steve Sax	23	3	0
Gary Carter	22	2	0
Rick Rhoden	21	4	0
R Henderson	18	4	0
Alan ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 02, 2013 at 04:16 PM | 15 comment(s)
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