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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Ken Griffey Jr.

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: January 08, 2015 at 09:52 AM | 50 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Results

Congratulations to Willie Mays on winning his 7th MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Willie Mays	171	12	8
Eddie Mathews	156	12	0
Henry Aaron	155	12	1
Ernie Banks	142	12	2
Roger Maris	131	12	0
Mickey Mantle	129	12	1
Ken Boyer	106	12	0
Don Drysdale	81	11	0
Ernie Broglio	57	8	0
Frank Robinson	54	6	0
Jim Bunning	40	6	0
Dick Groat	14	2	0
Bob Friend	13	2	0
Lindy McDaniel	11	1	0
DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2015 at 05:51 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Manny Ramirez

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2015 at 02:11 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Jim Edmonds

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2015 at 12:47 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Monday, January 05, 2015

Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot - Results

BBTF would elect seven this year if given the chance. Based on last year’s referendum results every returning player down to Sosa would already be inducted. We should probably re-do the referendum with Smoltz, Sheffield, Giles, Delgado and everyone who was between 75% and 5% last year.

Player	Percent
M Piazza	97.6%
R Johnson	96.4%
P Martinez	96.4%
J Bagwell	91.6%
Ba Bonds	90.4%
R Clemens	89.2%
T Raines	75.9%
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C Schilling	67.5%
C Biggio	59.0%
M Mussina	57.8%
A ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2015 at 04:16 PM | 9 comment(s)
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2016 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2016 (December 14, 2015)—elect 4

WS bWAR Name-Pos
403 83.7 Ken Griffey-CF
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
319 60.3 Jim Edmonds-CF
240 41.5 Jason Kendall-C
188 38.0 Troy Glaus-3B
183 28.4 Trevor Hoffman-RP
176 28.1 Billy Wagner-RP
229 25.8 Garret Anderson-LF
198 28.9 Luis Castillo-2B
137 29.0 Mike Hampton-P
191 24.8 Mike Lowell-3B
174 27.6 Randy Winn-RF/CF
155 24.7 Mike Sweeney-DH/1B
142 20.9 David Eckstein-SS
169 16.4 Brad Ausmus-C
136 20.7 Ronnie Belliard-2B
101 20.3 Chan Ho Park-P
69 17.1 Gil ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2015 at 01:42 PM | 89 comment(s)
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Jamie Moyer

Eligible in 2016 2018

DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2015 at 10:33 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Troy Glaus and Garret Anderson

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2015 at 03:35 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Jason Kendall

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2015 at 03:35 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner

Eligible in 2016

DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM | 85 comment(s)
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Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

2015 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. 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 Jan 5th 2015 (4 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM | 113 comment(s)
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Ballot

For 1960, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 January 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 5 January 2015.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion

Going back to the first season of the American League because next year is the pre-integration committee vote.

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration. I could use help locating Negro Leaguers to consider. 1901 was really sketchy for Negro League statistics and even consistent barnstorming teams. The Cuban X Giants and Chicago Union Giants were active. I believe Frank Grant, Charlie Grant, Grant Johnson and Rube Foster are from this era.

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DL from MN Posted: December 09, 2014 at 02:54 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Friday, December 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2014 Results

Congratulations to Mike Trout on his 3rd consecutive MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mike Trout	118	8	6
Clayton Kershaw	87	8	2
Andr McCutchen	84	8	0
Giancar Stanton	74	7	0
Josh Donaldson	71	7	0
Jonathan Lucroy	68	7	0
Mich Brantley	58	8	0
Corey Kluber	57	7	0
Adrian Beltre	42	6	0
Robinson Cano	40	5	0
Felix Hernandez	36	5	0
Jose Bautista	35	7	0
Jose Altuve	26	4	0
Russell Martin	21	3	0
Anthony Rendon	20	4	0
Kyle Seager	20	4	0
Jose Abreu	17	4	0
Buster Posey	17	3	0
Johnny Cueto	11	2	0
Adam ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 05, 2014 at 03:14 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2014 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: November 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Golden Era Ballot - Results

Nobody reached the 75% threshold required to be elected. Minnie Minoso led the balloting with 72% of the vote.

Player Name % NumVotes
Minnie Minoso 72% 44
Dick Allen 61% 37
Luis Tiant 57% 35
Ken Boyer 48% 29
Bob Howsam 21% 13
Jim Kaat 13% 8
Billy Pierce 11% 7
Gil Hodges 5% 3
Tony Oliva 5% 3
Maury Wills 2% 1

61 voters

DL from MN Posted: November 12, 2014 at 02:01 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1959 Results

Congratulations to Ernie Banks on being selected the 1959 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ernie Banks	176	12	10
Henry Aaron	166	12	1
Eddie Mathews	160	12	1
Willie Mays	140	12	0
Mickey Mantle	100	10	0
Camilo Pascual	83	9	0
Hoyt Wilhelm	80	9	0
Ken Boyer	61	7	0
Nellie Fox	50	6	0
Al Kaline	48	6	0
Vada Pinson	38	5	0
Frank Robinson	32	4	0
Minnie Minoso	27	3	0
Willie McCovey	19	2	0
Don Newcombe	16	2	0
Larry Jackson	15	2	0
Ed Yost	13	2	0
Tito Francona	8	1	0
Yogi ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2014 at 03:25 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Golden Era Ballot

Rules are the same as the Hall of Fame: Vote for up to four. 75% of ballots wins election.

Eligibles: Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills.

I’ll close the election on 11/12 at noon. Everyone is eligible to vote, not just Hall of Merit regulars.

DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2014 at 01:19 PM | 96 comment(s)
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Discussion

Pirates beat the Yankees in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mays, Willie		36.8		9.4
Banks, Ernie		28.6		7.8
Mathews, Eddie		36.9		7.3
Maris, Roger		30.6		7.5
Mantle, Mickey		35.6		6.3
Aaron, Henry		34.0		7.9
Boyer, Ken		30.9		6.9
Robinson, Frank		22.9		6.2
Groat, Dick		24.8		6.2
Held, Woodie		19.6		3.8
Mazeroski, Bill		20.6		2.5
Williams, Ted		20.7		3.0
Aparicio, Luis		20.3		5.5
Runnels, Pete		19.9		4.7
Crandall, ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 27, 2014 at 06:03 PM | 27 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot

Most Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot

For 1959, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 November 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 4 November 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 14, 2014 at 01:26 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1958 Results

Congratulations to Willie Mays on winning his 6th MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Willie Mays	178	12	10
Mickey Mantle	165	12	2
Ernie Banks	160	12	0
Henry Aaron	136	12	0
Rocky Colavito	123	12	0
Richie Ashburn	115	11	0
Bob Cerv	96	11	0
Warren Spahn	67	8	0
Ken Boyer	42	6	0
Al Kaline	42	5	0
Jackie Jensen	25	4	0
Sam Jones	14	2	0
Stan Musial	14	2	0
Frank Lary	14	2	0
Ted Williams	13	2	0
Eddie Mathews	13	2	0
Whitey Ford	10	1	0
Del Crandall	10	1	0
Robin Roberts	10	1	0
Stu Miller	7	1	0
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DL from MN Posted: October 01, 2014 at 04:14 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1959 Discussion

Dodgers beat the White Sox in the World Series 4 games to 2. Vote for 10. Election will end November 5th 2014.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Banks, Ernie		33.2		10.2
Mathews, Eddie		36.1		8.1
Aaron, Henry		37.4		8.6
Mantle, Mickey		29.4		6.6
Mays, Willie		32.0		7.8
Boyer, Ken		23.9		7.5
Kaline, Al		26.8		6.0
Fox, Nellie		30.3		6.0
Minoso, Minnie		28.9		5.5
Runnels, Pete		23.5		5.3
Yost, Ed		26.3		5.4
Francona, Tito		27.1		4.8
Colavito, Rocky		28.1		5.3
Berra, Yogi		23.3		3.9
Robinson, ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM | 26 comment(s)
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion

For 2014 rank 15 players

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		41.5		8.0
Jonathan Lucroy		27.7		6.6
Josh Donaldson		27.2		7.5
Michael Brantley	30.1		7.0
Adrian Beltre		26.8		7.0
Russell Martin		19.4		5.5
Alex Gordon		22.6		6.5
Giancarlo Stanton	30.7		6.5
Andrew McCutchen	33.4		6.5
Anthony Rendon		26.7		6.5
Jason Heyward		21.2		6.3
Robinson Cano		32.6		6.3
Buster Posey		29.1		5.0
Steve Pearce		19.3		5.9
Jose Altuve		31.5		5.9
Jose Bautista		28.3		5.8
Jhonny Peralta		23.9		5.8
Kyle ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 29, 2014 at 12:53 PM | 40 comment(s)
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot

For 1958, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 October 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 30 September 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 22, 2014 at 09:47 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1957 Results

Congratulations to Mickey Mantle for being elected the unanimous 1957 MMP

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mickey Mantle	180	12	12
Ted Williams	165	12	0
Willie Mays	150	12	0
Henry Aaron	145	12	0
Eddie Mathews	127	12	0
Nellie Fox	119	12	0
Ernie Banks	92	11	0
Stan Musial	91	10	0
Frank Robinson	45	6	0
Frank Sullivan	43	6	0
Jim Bunning	32	5	0
Roy Sievers	28	4	0
Don Drysdale	18	3	0
Gil McDougald	16	2	0
Yogi Berra	9	1	0
DL from MN Posted: September 03, 2014 at 04:25 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1958 Discussion

Tables are turned and the Yankees beat the Braves in a rematch. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mantle, Mickey		39.4		8.7
Mays, Willie		39.0		10.2
Banks, Ernie		31.4		9.5
Colavito, Rocky		30.9		6.0
Ashburn, Richie		28.3		7.1
Aaron, Henry		31.2		7.3
Boyer, Ken		25.5		6.0
Cerv, Bob		29.3		6.3
Jensen, Jackie		26.7		4.9
Runnels, Pete		25.5		5.5
Williams, Ted		24.7		4.0
Skinner, Bob		24.5		4.4
Kaline, Al		22.7		6.5
Sievers, Roy		26.5		3.7
Berra, Yogi		20.8		3.2
Lollar, ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 29, 2014 at 05:32 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1957 Ballot

For 1957, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 September 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 2 September 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1956 Results

Congratulations to Mickey Mantle on his unanimous 1956 MMP award. This is Mantle’s 2nd MMP award, he previously won the 1961 honor.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mickey Mantle	180	12	12
Early Wynn	150	12	0
Yogi Berra	147	12	0
Duke Snider	144	12	0
Herb Score	120	11	0
Henry Aaron	118	12	0
Willie Mays	103	10	0
Al Kaline	65	8	0
Minnie Minoso	47	6	0
Frank Robinson	36	5	0
Don Newcombe	26	4	0
Junior Gilliam	26	3	0
Eddie Mathews	21	3	0
John Antonelli	19	2	0
Ed Bailey	12	2	0
Ted Williams	11	1	0
Frank ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2014 at 04:10 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion

Milwaukee Braves beat the Yankees for their lone championship. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mantle, Mickey		50.6		11.3
Williams, Ted		37.6		9.7
Fox, Nellie		32.0		7.9
Mays, Willie		32.9		8.3
Aaron, Henry		35.2		8.0
Banks, Ernie		27.3		6.4
Mathews, Eddie		32.6		7.4
McDougald, Gil		27.0		5.8
Musial, Stan		30.2		6.1
Sievers, Roy		32.5		4.6
Schoendienst, Red	25.7		5.7
Robinson, Frank		27.0		6.9
Minoso, Minnie		26.2		5.4
Maxwell, Charlie	20.7		5.1
Woodling, Gene		25.5		4.5
Ashburn, ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM | 31 comment(s)
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1956 Ballot

For 1956, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 August 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 5 August 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:29 AM | 17 comment(s)
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