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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
Mark ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM | 32 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
Jose ...
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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
Adrian ...
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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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Friday, October 30, 2015

Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

Players

Bill Dahlen
Wes Ferrell
Marty Marion
Frank McCormick
Harry Stovey
Bucky Walters


Executives

Doc Adams
Sam Breadon
Garry Herrmann
Chris Von Der Ahe

See full candidate descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

DL from MN Posted: October 30, 2015 at 02:17 PM | 60 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Ballot

For 1910, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 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 3 November 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

 

DL from MN Posted: October 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Friday, October 09, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Results

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Tyrus Cobb	116	8	5
Eddie Collins	111	8	3
Honus Wagner	107	8	0
John H Lloyd	90	8	0
Chrs Mathewson	87	8	0
Mordecai Brown	84	8	0
Tris Speaker	67	8	0
Orval Overall	43	5	0
Sam Crawford	41	6	0
Napoleon Lajoie	28	4	0
Donie Bush	24	3	0
Frank Smith	20	3	0
George Gibson	8	1	0
Pete Hill	8	1	0
Frank Baker	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2015 at 10:54 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Discussion

The Athletics defeated the Cubs in the World Series. Cobb stays out of the lineup to try to win the batting title. Cy Young wins game 500.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Napoleon Lajoie		46.2		9.8
Ty Cobb			45.6		10.5
Eddie Collins		39.1		10.5
Tris Speaker		34.0		7.7
Honus Wagner		29.7		5.2
Sherry Magee		35.7		6.7
Solly Hofman		30.9		5.3
Ed Konetchy		25.0		5.1
Frank Baker		24.6		5.2
Donie Bush		24.3		5.6
John Knight		24.0		4.4
Danny Murphy		24.5		4.5
Mike Mowrey		22.2		3.4
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DL from MN Posted: September 30, 2015 at 04:50 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Ballot

For 1909, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 October 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 6 October 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 24, 2015 at 03:25 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1908 Results

Congratulations to Honus Wagner on being unanimously named the 1908 Most Meritorious Player. This is the 4th consecutive MMP award for Honus Wagner which is a record.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Honus Wagner	135	9	9
Chr Mathewson	117	9	0
Ed Walsh	117	9	0
John H Lloyd	84	7	0
Addie Joss	75	7	0
Napoleon Lajoie	73	8	0
Cy Young	67	7	0
Tyrus Cobb	62	7	0
Geo McQuillan	58	7	0
Mordecai Brown	51	6	0
Joe Tinker	30	4	0
Roger Bresnahan	27	3	0
Matty McIntyre	14	2	0
Sam Crawford	14	2	0
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 10, 2015 at 09:58 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Discussion

Wagner and the Pirates beat Cobb and the Tigers in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Ty Cobb			45.0		9.8
Honus Wagner		41.8		9.2
Eddie Collins		42.8		9.7
Tris Speaker		33.2		6.3
Sam Crawford		33.4		5.6
Donie Bush		28.4		6.5
Napoleon Lajoie		27.1		6.4
Fred Clarke		31.0		5.2
Mike Mitchell		27.4		5.4
Frank Baker		27.5		5.8
Art Devlin		24.1		4.5
Al Bridwell		25.1		5.6
Ed Konetchy		24.6		4.8
Freddy Parent		22.5		5.3
George Gibson		23.0		4.1
Danny ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 03, 2015 at 11:02 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1908 Ballot

For 1908, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

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

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 24, 2015 at 10:13 AM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1907 Results

Congratulations to Honus Wagner - our 1907 MMP. Wagner and Mike Trout are the only players to receive 3 consecutive MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Honus Wagner	118	8	7
Tyrus Cobb	104	8	0
Sherry Magee	96	8	0
Ed Walsh	92	8	0
Napoleon Lajoie	69	6	0
Sam Crawford	68	7	0
Elmer Flick	58	6	1
Chr Mathewson	37	4	0
Ed Killian	26	3	0
George Stone	25	3	0
Danny McClellan	24	3	0
Addie Joss	22	3	0
Cy Young	17	2	0
Orval Overall	16	2	0
Ginger Beaumont	15	2	0
Tommy Leach	12	2	0
Carl Lundgren	11	1	0
Ed ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 19, 2015 at 03:59 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1908 Discussion

The Cubs beat Detroit again in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Honus Wagner		56.7		11.5
Napoleon Lajoie		35.3		7.9
Roger Bresnahan		26.8		5.9
Joe Tinker		33.0		7.9
Matty McIntyre		33.0		5.9
Tyrus Cobb		35.4		6.1
Mike Donlin		31.1		6.0
Tommy Leach		29.7		4.8
Hans Lobert		32.3		5.1
Art Devlin		23.5		4.3
Fielder Jones		32.6		4.8
Sherry Magee		25.5		4.7
Johnny Evers		29.3		5.6
Johnny Kling		22.9		3.9
Fred Clarke		27.8		4.8
Bobby Wallace		21.7		6.3
George Stovall		21.8		4.2
Doc ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 27, 2015 at 04:14 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1907 Ballot

For 1907, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 12 August 2015. (I’m on vacation on the 5th)

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 11 August 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 23, 2015 at 01:18 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1906 Results

Congratulations on Honus Wagner winning the 1906 MMP. This is the second consecutive MMP for Wagner. He hasn’t placed lower than 4th since 1901.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Honus Wagner	114	8	5
George Stone	108	8	1
Napoleon Lajoie	99	8	0
Mordecai Brown	67	5	2
Art Devlin	65	6	0
Frank Chance	62	6	0
Har Steinfeldt	53	8	0
Terry Turner	49	5	0
Dan McClellan	40	5	0
Harry Lumley	38	4	0
Albert Orth	37	4	0
Vic Willis	30	4	0
Elmer Flick	23	3	0
Roger Bresnahan	19	2	0
Harry Davis	11	1	0
Tim ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 08, 2015 at 04:25 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1907 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1907 Discussion

The Cubs beat Detroit in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Honus Wagner		44.8		9.0
Sherry Magee		38.1		6.9
Ty Cobb			40.1		6.8
Napoleon Lajoie		29.4		7.6
Elmer Flick		33.7		5.6
George Stone		27.5		5.5
Tommy Leach		30.5		5.4
Fred Clarke		29.1		5.2
Art Devlin		23.6		4.6
Sam Crawford		35.5		5.9
Topsy Hartsel		27.4		4.3
Ginger Beaumont		26.8		4.5
Roger Bresnahan		17.8		3.7
Dave Brain		21.7		4.9
Frank Chance		22.0		4.7
Johnny Kling		18.4		3.5
Tim ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 01, 2015 at 02:15 PM | 16 comment(s)
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