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Hall of Merit
— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best
Monday, May 28, 2007
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 ...Read More...
139 comment(s)Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:17 AM |
2000 Ballot Discussion
2000 (Jun 18)—elect 3
135 comment(s)Posted: May 28, 2007 at 12:07 AM |
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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.
150 comment(s)Posted: May 21, 2007 at 12:25 PM |
Sunday, May 06, 2007
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 ...Read More...
116 comment(s)Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:35 PM |
1999 Ballot Discussion
1999 (May 28)—elect 3
252 comment(s)Posted: May 06, 2007 at 05:34 PM |
Friday, May 04, 2007
FYI guys, there was an issue with the translated pitching stats for those of you using them . . .
12 comment(s)Posted: May 04, 2007 at 06:34 PM |
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.
127 comment(s)Posted: April 30, 2007 at 12:59 PM |
Monday, April 23, 2007
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 ...Read More...
73 comment(s)Posted: April 20, 2007 at 02:54 PM |
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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 ...Read More...
84 comment(s)Posted: April 16, 2007 at 06:12 PM |
1998 Ballot Discussion
1998 (May 7)—elect 3
243 comment(s)Posted: April 16, 2007 at 06:05 PM |
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