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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

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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Carney Lansford

Eligible in 1997.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 23, 2007 at 12:05 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Brian Downing

Eligible in 1997.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 23, 2007 at 12:03 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Friday, April 20, 2007

Relocation of the Hall of Merit - Champaign or bust!

No, the Hall of Merit is not leaving BTF. Unless Jim kicks us out or something.

I’m moving. I’ve decided to accept a new job in Champaign, IL. I’ll be out there by May 14. This whole process has been the main cause of my AWOLness of late. A lot has been happening the last few weeks.

Now I have to sell a house and buy a new one and all that, so I’ll probably be AWOL a little more. As always thanks go John Murphy for keeping this flowing without missing a beat while I am distracted with real ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: April 20, 2007 at 02:54 PM | 73 comment(s)
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dave Stieb

Eligible in 1998.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2007 at 02:17 AM | 151 comment(s)
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Jack Clark

Eligible in 1998.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2007 at 02:15 AM | 139 comment(s)
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Willie Randolph

Eligible in 1998.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2007 at 01:58 AM | 98 comment(s)
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Gary Carter

Eligible in 1998.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2007 at 01:56 AM | 33 comment(s)
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Bert Blyleven

Eligible in 1998.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 17, 2007 at 01:55 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Monday, April 16, 2007

1997 Results: Evans, Fox and Roush Are the Big Hall of Merit Winners in Our 100th Election!

In his first year of eligibility, star Red Sox right fielder Dwight Evans was the top point-getter with his 43% of all possible points.

Fielding great Nellie Fox earned 30% of all possible points in his 27th year of eligibility.

Last but not least, standout Cincinnati center fielder Edd Roush finally made it with his 61st try. His 29% of all possible points is the lowest ever, breaking Dobie Moore’s record of 30% set in 1991.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Jake Beckley (does he finally go in ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 16, 2007 at 06:12 PM | 84 comment(s)
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1998 Ballot Discussion

1998 (May 7)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

339 143.6 1970 Bert Blyleven-P
337 117.8 1975 Gary Carter-C
312 108.8 1976 Willie Randolph-2B
316 92.1 1977 Jack Clark-RF/1B
298 89.3 1974 Brian Downing-LF/DH/C
210 88.0 1979 Dave Stieb-P*
244 70.8 1978 Carney Lansford-3B
246 68.7 1980 Pedro Guerrero-1B/RF
166 65.7 1982 Jesse Barfield-RF
163 61.6 1978 Jim Gantner-2B
177 56.2 1982 Von Hayes-RF/1B
168 59.5 1980 Mike Scioscia-C
158 59.3 1976 Mike Flanagan-P
141 50.5 1979 Ken Oberkfell-3B
128 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 16, 2007 at 06:05 PM | 243 comment(s)
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Monday, April 09, 2007

1997 Ballot (Elect Three)

Our 100th election! Yahoo!

Prominent new candidates: Dwight Evans, Dave Parker , Ken Griffey Sr. and Gary Templeton.

Top-ten returnees: Edd Roush, Nellie Fox, Jake Beckley, Pete Browning, Rollie Fingers, Tony Perez and Cannonball Dick Redding.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 09, 2007 at 01:44 PM | 149 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Garry Templeton

Eligible in 1997

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 28, 2007 at 06:44 PM | 42 comment(s)
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Ken Griffey, Sr.

Eligible in 1997.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 28, 2007 at 06:38 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Dave Parker

Eligible in 1997.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 28, 2007 at 12:56 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Dwight Evans

Eligible in 1997

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 28, 2007 at 12:52 PM | 125 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

1997 Ballot Discussion

1997 (April 9)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

347 112.9 1973 Dwight Evans-RF
327 86.9 1973 Dave Parker-RF
259 71.3 1974 Ken Griffey-RF/LF
209 73.1 1976 Garry Templeton-SS
176 54.6 1977 Terry Puhl-RF
170 55.2 1980 Tom Herr-2B
177 51.5 1980 Lloyd Moseby-CF
158 55.1 1974 Rick Dempsey-C*
151 47.4 1981 Mookie Wilson-CF
150 46.5 1979 Terry Kennedy-C
128 49.8 1977 Jim Clancy-P
126 45.6 1980 Ernie Whitt-C
108 43.5 1979 Dan Petry-P
111 38.8 1977 Warren Cromartie-LF/RF
107 38.2 1978 Ed Whitson-P ...Read More...

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 25, 2007 at 09:51 PM | 319 comment(s)
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1996 Results: Hernandez, Keller and Wynn Win a Place in the Hall of Merit!

In his first year of eligibility, St. Louis and NY star Keith Hernandez captured 50% of all possible points to win the top spot this election for the Hall of Merit.

In his 40th year on the ballot, Yankee slugger Charlie Keller gained immortality with 34% of all possible points.

Last but not least, power-hitting center fielder Jimmy Wynn picked up 32% of all possible points for induction in his 14th year of eligibility.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Edd Roush, Nellie Fox, Jake Beckley, Pete ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 25, 2007 at 09:48 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Babe Ruth

Eligible in 1941.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 25, 2007 at 11:51 AM | 44 comment(s)
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

King Kelly

Eligible in 1899.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 24, 2007 at 06:28 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Friday, March 23, 2007

Willie Keeler

Eligible in 1916.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 23, 2007 at 12:25 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Joe Jackson

Eligible in 1926.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 22, 2007 at 07:40 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Elmer Flick

Eligible in 1916.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 21, 2007 at 01:56 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tris Speaker

Eligible in 1934.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2007 at 12:40 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, March 19, 2007

Hall of Merit Ballot, Discussion and Result Threads

Election Results: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 19441943, 19421941, 1940, 1939, 1938, 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1933, 1932, 1931, ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Paul Hines

Eligible in 1898.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 19, 2007 at 12:20 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

1996 Ballot (Elect Three)

Prominent new candidates: Keith Hernandez, Chet Lemon, Fred Lynn, Rick Reuschel, Frank White, Bill Buckner, Bob Boone and Dan Quisenberry.

Top-ten returnees: Charlie Keller, Jimmy Wynn, Nellie Fox, Edd Roush, Pete Browning, Jake Beckley and Rollie Fingers.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 18, 2007 at 10:59 PM | 182 comment(s)
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Billy Hamilton

Eligible in 1907.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 18, 2007 at 12:39 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Saturday, March 17, 2007

George Gore

Eligible in 1898.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 17, 2007 at 09:00 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Carlos Moran

Eligible in 1922.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 17, 2007 at 08:20 PM | 69 comment(s)
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