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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 | 115 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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Monday, May 21, 2007

1999 Ballot (Elect Three)

Top new candidates: Carlton Fisk, George Brett, Robin Yount, Nolan Ryan, Dale Murphy and Frank Tanana.

Top-ten returnees: Cannonball Dick Redding, Willie Randolph, Pete Browning, Bucky Walters, Rollie Fingers, Roger Bresnahan and Bob Johnson.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 21, 2007 at 12:25 PM | 150 comment(s)
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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Frank Tanana

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 06:07 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Dale Murphy

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 06:04 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Carlton Fisk

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 06:00 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Nolan Ryan

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:56 PM | 151 comment(s)
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Robin Yount

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:53 PM | 58 comment(s)
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George Brett

Eligible in 1999.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:49 PM | 35 comment(s)
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1998 Results: Carter, Blyleven and (finally) Beckley Are the Hall of Merit’s Centennial Choices!

In the Hall of Merit’s 100th “year” of existence, star Expo and Met backstop Gary Carter sailed into our institution with a robust 97% of all possible points in his first year of eligibility.

Curveball master Bert Blyleven also commanded an impressive newbie tally with his 93% of all possible points.

But the biggest news may very well be the induction of famed turn-of-the-last century first baseman Jake Beckley in his 86th year of eligibility (though he shattered Edd Roush’s dubious 1-year ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:35 PM | 116 comment(s)
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1999 Ballot Discussion

1999 (May 28)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

432 133.2 1974 George Brett-3B
423 131.9 1974 Robin Yount-SS/CF
334 141.6 1968 Nolan Ryan-P
368 114.9 1972 Carlton Fisk-C
294 91.8 1977 Dale Murphy-CF/RF
241 110.0 1974 Frank Tanana-P
198 64.0 1982 Steve Sax-2B*
182 69.8 1975 John Candelaria-P
193 60.6 1983 Bill Doran-2B
171 48.4 1981 George Bell-LF
132 59.5 1983 Mike Boddicker-P
138 55.2 1980 Charlie Leibrandt-P
147 50.4 1980 Dickie Thon-SS
141 52.2 1983 Pete O’Brien-1B
134 45.0 1979 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:34 PM | 252 comment(s)
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Friday, May 04, 2007

Oops, Fixed

FYI guys, there was an issue with the translated pitching stats for those of you using them . . .

Link

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: May 04, 2007 at 06:34 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Monday, April 30, 2007

1998 Ballot (Elect Three)

Celebrating the 100th “year” of the Hall of Merit’s birth!

Top newbies: Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven, Willie Randolph, Dave Stieb, Jack Clark, Pedro Guerrero, Brian Downing and Carney Lansford.

Top-ten returnees: Jake Beckley, Bucky Walters, Cannonball Dick Redding, Pete Browning, Rollie Fingers, Roger Bresnahan and Bob Johnson.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 30, 2007 at 12:59 PM | 127 comment(s)
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Monday, April 23, 2007

Pedro Guerrero

Eligible in 1997.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 23, 2007 at 12:06 AM | 37 comment(s)
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