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Monday, July 23, 2007

2002 Ballot

Prominent new candidates: Alan Trammell, Ozzie Smith, Andre Dawson, Tim Wallach and Lenny Dykstra.

Top-ten returnees: Pete Browning, Dave Stieb, Charley Jones, Cannonball Dick Redding, Roger Bresnahan, Bob Johnson and Hugh Duffy.

Please make sure that your ballots include comments.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 23, 2007 at 01:06 PM | 143 comment(s)
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Monday, July 09, 2007

2002 Ballot Discussion

2002 (July 30)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos

325 138.7 1978 Ozzie Smith-SS
318 121.5 1978 Alan Trammell-SS
340 108.0 1977 Andre Dawson-CF/RF
248 90.5 1981 Tim Wallach-3B
201 70.5 1985 Lenny Dykstra-CF
188 55.3 1986 Danny Tartabull-RF*
141 66.6 1984 Mark Gubicza-P*
155 53.1 1986 Robby Thompson-2B
146 54.0 1987 Mike Greenwell-LF
138 53.4 1978 Scot Sanderson-P
130 51.9 1978 Rick Honeycutt-P*
117 53.0 1984 Sid Fernandez-P*
116 44.3 1984 Dick Schofield-SS
138 35.4 1985 Vince Coleman-LF*
104 44.1 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 11:16 PM | 235 comment(s)
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Lenny Dykstra

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:43 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Tim Wallach

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:41 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Andre Dawson

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:35 AM | 109 comment(s)
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Ozzie Smith

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 01:29 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Alan Trammell

Eligible in 2002.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 12:57 AM | 26 comment(s)
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2001 Results: Three W’s Make It Into the Hall of Merit: Winfield, Whitaker and Willie!

In his first year of eligibility, strong-armed slugger Dave Winfied sailed into the Hall of Merit with an impressive 95% of all possible points.

Star second baseman Lou Whitaker, another newbie, received strong support from the electorate with 77% of all possible points.

Last but not least, Yankee great Willie Randolph did the squeezing out this time (unlike in our last election when Fingers won by a nose over him) when he bested 19th century batsman Pete Browning (does he finally make it in ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2007 at 12:56 AM | 124 comment(s)
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Sunday, July 01, 2007

2001 Ballot (Elect Three)

Prominent new candidates: Lou Whitaker, Dave Winfield, Kirby Puckett, Don Mattingly, Lance Parrish, Tom Henke and Dave Stewart.

Top-ten returnees: Willie Randolph, Cannonball Dick Redding, Pete Browning, Dave Stieb, Charley Jones, Roger Bresnahan and Tony Perez.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 01, 2007 at 07:26 PM | 150 comment(s)
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Monday, June 25, 2007

Tom Henke, Dave Stewart and Dave Righetti

All eligible in 2001.

Tom Henke

Dave Stewart

Dave Righetti

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 25, 2007 at 05:30 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Kirk Gibson

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 25, 2007 at 05:26 PM | 62 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 21, 2007

2000 Results: Ryan Starts and Gets Relief From Gossage and Fingers For the Hall of Merit Squad!

In his second year of eligibility, legendary flamethrower Nolan Ryan easily captured the first spot for Hall of Merit induction with his outstanding 96% of all possible points.

Star fireman and intimidating presence Rich Gossage earned an impressive 75% of all possible points in his first year on the ballot. The “Goose” is the second relief pitcher honored by the HoM.

Last but not least, famed Oakland, San Diego and Milwaukee relief ace Rollie Fingers tied Yankee great Willie Randolph ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 21, 2007 at 10:45 PM | 41 comment(s)
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Monday, June 18, 2007

Lance Parrish

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 04:06 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Don Mattingly

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 04:00 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Kirby Puckett

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 03:54 AM | 146 comment(s)
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Lou Whitaker

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 03:49 AM | 45 comment(s)
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Dave Winfield

Eligible in 2001.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 03:44 AM | 51 comment(s)
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What to do about a late ballot?

Subject of this thread changed due to the issues discussed in the thread.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 03:32 AM | 80 comment(s)
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2001 Ballot Discussion

2001 (Jul 9)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

415 128.6 1973 Dave Winfield-RF
351 122.1 1978 Lou Whitaker-2B
281 88.4 1984 Kirby Puckett-CF (2006)
263 85.5 1983 Don Mattingly-1B
248 86.5 1978 Lance Parrish-C
231 74.1 1983 Andy Van Slyke-CF
218 68.9 1980 Kirk Gibson-LF/RF
194 55.8 1982 Howard Johnson-3B
141 63.1 1981 Dave Stewart-P
140 59.8 1984 Tom Henke-RP
133 61.1 1982 Mike Moore-P
137 59.4 1981 Dave Righetti-RP
156 51.1 1986 John Kruk-1B
148 53.7 1983 Scott Fletcher-SS/2B
132 56.9 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 18, 2007 at 02:35 AM | 194 comment(s)
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Monday, June 11, 2007

2000 Ballot

Prominent new candidates: Rich Gossage, Charlie Hough, Jack Morris, Kent Hrbek, Willie Wilson, Frank Viola, Bob Welch, Kevin McReynolds, Jeff Reardon and Rick Sutcliffe.

Top-ten returnees: Nolan Ryan, Willie Randolph, Rollie Fingers, Cannonball Dick Redding, Bucky Walters, Pete Browning and Dave Stieb.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 11, 2007 at 01:07 PM | 158 comment(s)
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Monday, June 04, 2007

HoM Election History, Data and Analysis

Basically, what the title of this thread states.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 04, 2007 at 03:10 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Frank Viola, Bob Welch, Rick Sutcliffe and Jeff Reardon

Eligible in 1999.

Frank Viola

Bob Welch

Rick Sutcliffe

Jeff Reardon

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 30, 2007 at 04:18 PM | 27 comment(s)
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Monday, May 28, 2007

Willie Wilson

Eligible in 2000.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:33 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Kent Hrbek

Eligible in 2000.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:25 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Rich Gossage

Eligible in 2000.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:22 PM | 71 comment(s)
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Jack Morris

Eligible in 2000.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:18 PM | 114 comment(s)
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Charlie Hough

Eligible in 2000.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:12 PM | 18 comment(s)
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1999 Results: First-Time Candidates Brett, Yount and Fisk Are Now All-Time Hall of Merit Inductees!

In his first year of eligibility, Kansas City Royal great George Brett picked up an outstanding 99% of all possible points. Every voter placed him an elect-me spot.

Shortstop/center field MVP Robin Yount captured a terrific 91% of all possible points as a newbie this election.

Legendary backstop Carlton Fisk, another new candidate, also scored a more than impressive 91% of all possible points.

Though strikeout king Nolan Ryan missed this election in his ballot debut with his strong 73% of ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:17 AM | 139 comment(s)
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2000 Ballot Discussion

2000 (Jun 18)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

233 95.3 1973 Charlie Hough-P
225 90.2 1978 Jack Morris-P
223 89.9 1972 Rich Gossage-RP
230 80.7 1982 Kent Hrbek-1B
237 75.7 1978 Willie Wilson-CF
187 76.8 1982 Frank Viola-P*
188 75.6 1978 Bob Welch-P
202 59.4 1983 Kevin McReynolds-LF
190 58.6 1980 Lonnie Smith-LF
175 62.4 1982 Tom Brunansky-RF
157 61.1 1980 Jeff Reardon-RP
153 57.4 1979 Rick Sutcliffe-P
144 60.0 1982 Bruce Hurst-P
160 51.0 1981 Dave Henderson-CF
149 40.5 1981 Hubie ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:07 AM | 135 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chief Meyers

Eligible in 1923.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 22, 2007 at 07:39 PM | 11 comment(s)
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