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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Buck Ewing

Eligible in 1902.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 13, 2007 at 01:56 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, February 12, 2007

Cy Young

Eligible in 1917.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 12, 2007 at 12:56 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

2007 Veterans Committee Discussion - Composite

We’ll have one week of discussion and then the ballot thread will be posted next Monday (the election will end on Feb. 26).

Eligible candidates: Buzzie Bavasi, August Busch Jr., Harry Dalton, Charlie Finley, Doug Harvey, Whitey Herzog, Bowie Kuhn, Billy Martin, Marvin Miller, Walter O’Malley, Gabe Paul, Paul Richards, Bill White, Dick Williams and Phil Wrigley .

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:59 PM | 86 comment(s)
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2007 Veterans Committee Discussion - Players

We’ll have one week of discussion and then the ballot thread will be posted next Monday (the election will end on Feb. 26).

Eligible candidates: Dick Allen, Bobby Bonds, Ken Boyer, Rocky Colavito, Wes Ferrell, Curt Flood, Joe Gordon, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Mickey Lolich, Sparky Lyle, Marty Marion, Roger Maris, Carl Mays, Minnie Minoso, Thurman Munson, Don Newcombe, Lefty O’Doul, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Vada Pinson, Ron Santo, Luis Tiant, Joe Torre, Cecil Travis, Mickey Vernon and Maury Wills ...Read More...

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:58 PM | 61 comment(s)
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1994 Results: The Hall of Merit Makes Way For Niekro, Simmons and Sutton!

In his second year of eligibility, legendary knuckleballer Phil Niekro shined among the candidates with a super 98% of all possible points for induction into the Hall of Merit.

First-year candidate and star catcher Ted Simmons scored an impressive 82% of all possible points to win the second spot for election.

Another newbie, Dodger great Don Sutton, nabbed the third spot for HoM immortality with 49% of all possible points.

95 candidates made it to at least one ballot, breaking the 1991 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:51 PM | 154 comment(s)
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1995 Ballot Discussion

1995 (March 5)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

467 157.4 1973 Mike Schmidt-3B
363 116.1 1971 Darrell Evans-3B/1B
301 109.8 1972 Buddy Bell-3B
289 108.5 1964 Tommy John-P
282 84.3 1975 Jim Rice-LF
206 90.9 1971 Chris Speier-SS
200 69.0 1974 Jim Sundberg-C
194 68.3 1970 Jerry Reuss-P*
192 68.3 1971 Doyle Alexander-P
173 54.9 1979 Dwayne Murphy-CF
159 62.8 1975 Kent Tekulve-RP
155 58.1 1975 Rick Rhoden-P
149 59.3 1977 Bob Stanley-RP
140 55.5 1978 Glenn Hubbard-2B
154 44.8 1974 Bob Forsch-P ...Read More...

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:43 PM | 343 comment(s)
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Tommy John

Eligible in 1995.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:27 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Jim Rice

Eligible in 1995.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:25 PM | 489 comment(s)
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Darrell Evans

Eligible in 1995.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:22 PM | 228 comment(s)
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Buddy Bell

Eligible in 1995.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:17 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Mike Schmidt

Eligible in 1995.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 09:12 PM | 112 comment(s)
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Ed Walsh

Eligible in 1920.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 11, 2007 at 02:26 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Amos Rusie

Eligible in 1904.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 10, 2007 at 08:37 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, February 09, 2007

Eddie Plank

Eligible in 1923.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 09, 2007 at 05:11 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Kid Nichols

Eligible in 1911.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 08, 2007 at 01:42 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Joe McGinnity

Eligible in 1914.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2007 at 03:23 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Christy Mathewson

Eligible in 1922.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2007 at 01:59 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Monday, February 05, 2007

Dan Rosenheck’s WARP Data

WARP Methodology and Results

Thanks, Dan!

EDIT: Link updated 2/23/2009

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 05, 2007 at 08:59 PM | 763 comment(s)
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Tim Keefe

Eligible in 1899.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 05, 2007 at 02:49 PM | 3 comment(s)
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1994 Ballot (Elect Three)

Prominent new candidates: Ted Simmons, Don Sutton, Graig Nettles, Dave Concepcion, Jose Cruz, Ron Guidry and Don Baylor.

Top-ten returnees: Phil Niekro, Quincey Trouppe, Nellie Fox, Jimmy Wynn, Edd Roush, Charlie Keller and Rollie Fingers.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 05, 2007 at 01:57 PM | 169 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Walter Johnson

Eligible in 1933.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 04, 2007 at 03:27 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

John Clarkson

Eligible in 1900.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 03, 2007 at 10:14 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, February 02, 2007

Mordecai Brown

Eligible in 1922.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 02, 2007 at 08:38 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Monday, January 29, 2007

Pete Alexander

Eligible in 1936.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 03:21 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Don Baylor

Eligible in 1994.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 01:28 AM | 17 comment(s)
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Dickey Pearce

Eligible in 1898.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 12:11 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Monday, January 22, 2007

1993 Results: The Mighty Triumvirate of Rose, Carlton and Jackson Are the Newest Hall of Meriters!

In his second year of eligibility, hit king Pete Rose narrowly nabbed the top spot for HoM induction with a very strong 92% of all possible points, 28 points higher than his heavily boycotted innaugural candidacy.

In his first year of eligibility, legendary southpaw hurler Steve Carlton was the second man elected with also a healthy 92% of all possible points.

Last but not least, prolific home run hitter Reggie Jackson won the third spot for induction this “year” with an impressive 90% of ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2007 at 10:10 PM | 39 comment(s)
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1994 Ballot Discussion

1994 (January 22)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

319 117.9 1966 Don Sutton-P
321 105.2 1969 Graig Nettles-3B
315 97.2 1970 Ted Simmons-C
313 94.9 1971 Jose Cruz-LF
269 105.8 1970 Dave Concepcion-SS
262 71.7 1972 Don Baylor-DH/LF
237 71.3 1971 George Hendrick-RF/CF
174 75.2 1976 Ron Guidry-P
195 62.7 1975 Phil Garner-2B/3B
189 65.2 1967 Joe Niekro-P
168 58.1 1976 Bruce Sutter-RP
160 58.1 1973 Gene Garber-RP
160 50.9 1976 Jerry Mumphrey-CF
176 43.9 1975 Larry Parrish-3B
136 48.0 1976 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2007 at 03:29 AM | 281 comment(s)
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Dave Concepcion

Eligible in 1994.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2007 at 02:37 AM | 43 comment(s)
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Ron Guidry

Eligible in 1994.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2007 at 02:29 AM | 95 comment(s)
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