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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Will Clark

Eligible in 2006.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 29, 2007 at 10:54 PM | 42 comment(s)
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2005 Results: Boggs Gets 100%, While Browning and Dawson Receive Hall of Merit Honors, Too!

In his first year of eligibility, legendary third baseman Wade Boggs received 100% of all possible points to become the 14th unanimous selection in Hall of Merit history (past unanimous selections include Hank Aaron, 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).

It was a “slightly” longer wait for star batsman Pete Browning as he was inducted into the HoM in his 107th year on ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 29, 2007 at 10:34 PM | 231 comment(s)
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2006 Ballot Discussion

2006 (Oct 22)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

331 104.2 1986 Will Clark-1B
243 85.5 1989 Albert Belle-LF
210 87.0 1984 Orel Hershiser-P
187 79.5 1984 Dwight Gooden-P
147 67.0 1985 Rick Aguilera-RP
146 65.8 1987 Doug Jones-RP
148 57.4 1985 Ozzie Guillen-SS
162 47.0 1989 Gregg Jefferies-1B/LF
155 48.7 1988 Lance Johnson-CF
127 58.5 1989 John Wetteland-RP
132 52.5 1988 Tim Belcher-P
145 46.0 1987 Mike Stanley-C
137 44.3 1989 Roberto Kelly-CF
115 53.5 1988 Todd Stottlemyre-P*
110 55.1 1990 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 29, 2007 at 10:30 PM | 296 comment(s)
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Monday, September 24, 2007

2005 Ballot (Elect Three)

Prominent new candidates: Wade Boggs, Bret Saberhagen, Tony Phillips, Chili Davis, Gary Gaetti, Darryl Strawberry, Mark Langston and Willie McGee.

Top-ten returnees: Pete Browning, Kirby Puckett, Bob Johnson, Andre Dawson, Alejandro Oms, Cannonball Dick Redding and Bucky Walters.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 24, 2007 at 12:07 PM | 119 comment(s)
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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Gary Gaetti

Eligible in 2005.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 08:19 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Mark Langston

Eligible in 2005.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 08:00 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Bret Saberhagen

Eligible in 2005.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:54 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Tony Phillips, Chili Davis and Willie McGee

All eligible in 2005.

Tony Phillips

Chili Davis

Willie McGee

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:48 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Darryl Strawberry

Eligible in 2005.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:40 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Wade Boggs

Eligible in 2005.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:35 PM | 47 comment(s)
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2005 Ballot Discussion

2005 (Oct 1)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

394 143.5 1982 Wade Boggs-3B
268 96.4 1983 Tony Phillips-2B/LF
285 84.5 1982 Chili Davis-RF/DH
249 89.9 1982 Gary Gaetti-3B*
252 70.6 1983 Darryl Strawberry-RF
193 90.8 1984 Bret Saberhagen-P*
184 84.9 1984 Mark Langston-P
224 59.8 1982 Willie McGee-CF
158 71.8 1983 Tom Candiotti-P
173 60.9 1987 Terry Steinbach-C
134 57.6 1988 Jeff Montgomery-RP
154 43.4 1987 Jeff Blauser-SS
127 41.7 1984 Otis Nixon-CF
132 37.5 1990 Brian McRae-CF
115 40.4 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:09 PM | 273 comment(s)
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2004 Results: Molitor, Eckersley and Bresnahan are All Waved into the Hall of Merit!

In his first year of eligibility, multipositional star Paul Molitor claimed the first induction spot into the Hall of Merit with a terrific 94% of all possible points.

Also in his first year on the ballot, ace starting and relief hurler Dennis Eckerlsey earned a strong 77% of all possible points to become the second inductee in 2004.

Last but not least, catching great Roger Bresnahan finally made into the HoM with his 84th try. He gained admission with a weak 29% of all possible points.

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2007 at 07:09 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Monday, September 03, 2007

2004 Ballot

Prominent new candidates: Paul Molitor, Dennis Eckersley, Dennis Martinez, Jimmy Key, Joe Carter, Kevin Mitchell, Cecil Fielder and Terry Pendleton.

Top-ten candidates: Pete Browning, Roger Bresnahan, Andre Dawson, Kirby Puckett, Bob Johnson, Tony Perez and Bucky Walters.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 03, 2007 at 12:11 PM | 180 comment(s)
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Elmer Smith

Eligible in 1907.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 25, 2007 at 12:44 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Front Row for Rush, Columbus, OH, Sunday 9/2, 1 free ticket available

Hey guys, I won a contest on the Rush website, and I’ve got two front row seats to see Rush, Sunday 9/2 in Columbus, Ohio at the Germain Ampitheater. Who’dve realized they are already naming things in Columbus after Joe Germaine?

I want the ticket to go to a big fan, and I don’t know anyone up for making the drive on short notice from where most of my friends live in PA.

So let me know if you want the ticket, it’s free. For now I’d like to keep it to huge fans of the band, but if there aren’t ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: August 23, 2007 at 04:12 PM | 114 comment(s)
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Terry Pendleton, Kevin Mitchell and Cecil Fielder

All eligible in 2004.

Terry Pendleton

Kevin Mitchell

Cecil Fielder

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 21, 2007 at 01:56 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Joe Carter

Eligible in 2004.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:36 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Dennis Martinez and Jimmy Key

Eligible in 2004.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:32 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Paul Molitor

Eligible in 2004.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:27 PM | 112 comment(s)
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Dennis Eckersley

Eligible in 2004.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:24 PM | 35 comment(s)
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2004 Ballot Discussion

2004 (September 10)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

414 129.9 1978 Paul Molitor-DH/3B
301 127.1 1975 Dennis Eckersley-P
233 92.1 1977 Dennis Martinez-P
240 66.9 1984 Joe Carter-LF/RF
188 84.7 1984 Jimmy Key-P
182 80.6 1979 Danny Darwin-P
202 67.2 1984 Terry Pendleton-3B
178 58.7 1986 Kevin Mitchell-LF
176 50.6 1984 Juan Samuel-2B
140 57.9 1986 Doug Drabek-P
160 47.4 1986 Cecil Fielder-1B
122 56.1 1988 Jack McDowell-P*
123 55.2 1987 Randy Myers-RP
138 44.1 1986 Bip Roberts-2B/LF
113 43.0 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:19 PM | 143 comment(s)
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2003 Results: Murray! Sandberg! Jones! Hall of Meriters!

In his first year of eligibility, legendary RBI man Eddie Murray captured the top spot this election for the Hall of Merit with a spectacular 97% of all possible points.

Cub superstar Ryne Sandberg, another newbie, nabbed the second spot with an almost equally impressive 90% of all possible points.

Last but not least, 19th century batsman Charley Jones narrowly beat out longtime candidates Pete Browning and Roger Bresnahan (one of these two will almost certainly be elected in 2004) with an ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 19, 2007 at 04:16 PM | 75 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

2003 Ballot

Prominent new candidates: Eddie Murray, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Smith, Ferrnando Valenzuela and Brett Butler.

Top-ten returnees: Pete Browning, Charley Jones, Roger Bresnahan, Bob Johnson, Andre Dawson, Cannonball Dick Redding and Tony Perez.

Please remember that all posts need to have comments or else they wont be counted.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 12, 2007 at 11:23 PM | 188 comment(s)
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Sunday, July 29, 2007

2002 Results: Two Shortstops (Trammell and Smith) and One Pitcher (Stieb) Are Now Hall of Meriters!

In his first year of eligibility, Tiger All-Star Alan Trammell scored an impressive 86% of all possible points for induction into the Hall of Merit.

Close behind him was fielding legend Ozzie Smith with a very strong 85% of all possible points in also his ballot debut.

Last but not least was Blue Jay great Dave Stieb as he became our third inductee this “year.” In his fifth year of eligibility, he received 27% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Pete Browning (almost looks ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 04:27 PM | 120 comment(s)
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2003 Ballot Discussion

2003 (Aug 20)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos

437 137.7 1977 Eddie Murray-1B
346 111.6 1982 Ryne Sandberg-2B
295 99.5 1982 Brett Butler-CF
198 82.5 1981 Lee Smith-RP
175 69.8 1981 Tony Pena-C
168 70.4 1981 Fernando Valenzuela-P
184 57.6 1985 Mickey Tettleton-C
174 58.4 1987 Kevin Seitzer-3B
157 57.9 1985 Greg Gagne-SS
159 50.4 1985 Darren Daulton-C
136 50.4 1988 Jody Reed-2B
117 53.0 1983 Kevin Gross-P
130 42.5 1982 Don Slaught-C
105 41.7 1986 Todd Worrell-RP
103 41.7 1987 John Smiley-P

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 03:19 PM | 198 comment(s)
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Fernando Valenzuela

Eligible in 2003.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:47 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Lee Smith

Eligible in 2003.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:41 PM | 43 comment(s)
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Brett Butler

Eligible in 2003.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:36 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Ryne Sandberg

Eligible in 2003.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:25 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Eddie Murray

Eligible in 2003.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 29, 2007 at 02:22 PM | 98 comment(s)
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