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Monday, February 26, 2007

1995 Ballot (Elect Three)

Prominent new candidates: Mike Schmidt, Darrell Evans, Buddy Bell, Tommy John and Jim Rice.

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

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 26, 2007 at 01:13 PM | 213 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bill Dahlen

Eligible in 1915.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 25, 2007 at 05:12 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Jimmy Collins

Eligible in 1914.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:54 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Friday, February 23, 2007

Frank Baker

Eligible in 1928.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 23, 2007 at 01:23 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nap Lajoie

Eligible in 1922.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 22, 2007 at 01:36 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Rogers Hornsby

Eligible in 1941.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 21, 2007 at 03:51 PM | 45 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Eddie Collins

Eligible in 1934.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2007 at 12:47 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, February 19, 2007

Ross Barnes

Eligible in 1898.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2007 at 02:03 PM | 14 comment(s)
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2007 Veterans Committee Ballot - Composite

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow Veterans Committee rules, not Hall of Merit rules.

The election will end next Monday (8 PM EDT).

Here are some of the rules by the Veterans Committee that pertain to our electorate:

6. Eligible Candidates — Eligible candidates must be selected from:

(A) Major League players who competed in any portion of at least ten (10) championship seasons and who have been retired as players for at least twenty-one (21) years. In addition, ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2007 at 01:28 PM | 54 comment(s)
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2007 Veterans Committee Ballot - Players

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow Veterans Committee rules, not Hall of Merit rules.

The election will end next Monday (8 PM EDT).

Here are some of the rules by the Veterans Committee that pertain to our electorate:

6. Eligible Candidates — Eligible candidates must be selected from:

(A) Major League players who competed in any portion of at least ten (10) championship seasons and who have been retired as players for at least twenty-one (21) years. In addition, ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2007 at 01:11 PM | 83 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lou Gehrig

Eligible in 1944.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 18, 2007 at 02:02 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Roger Connor

Eligible in 1903.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 17, 2007 at 01:23 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Friday, February 16, 2007

Dan Brouthers

Eligible in 1902.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 16, 2007 at 02:08 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cap Anson

Eligible in 1903.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 02:38 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Deacon White

Eligible in 1898.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 14, 2007 at 01:13 PM | 16 comment(s)
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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 12:56 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 11:56 AM | 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 08:59 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 08:58 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 08:51 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 08:43 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 08:27 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 08:25 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 08:22 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 08:17 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 08:12 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 01:26 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 07:37 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 04:11 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 12:42 PM | 7 comment(s)
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