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Hall of Merit
— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best
Monday, November 13, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Top new candidates: Johnny Bench, Carl Yastrzemski, Gaylord Perry, Fergie Jenkins, Jim Kaat, Bert Campaneris, and Gene Tenace.
Returning top-ten candidates: Ken Boyer, Jimmy Wynn, Nellie Fox, Dobie Moore, Charley Jones, Jake Beckley, Edd Roush, and Pete Browning.
128 comment(s)Posted: November 06, 2006 at 12:45 PM |
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
1990 Ballot Discussion
1990 (November 27)—elect 3
178 comment(s)Posted: October 31, 2006 at 07:14 PM |
1989 Ballot Discussion
1989 (November 13)—elect 3
273 comment(s)Posted: October 31, 2006 at 12:35 AM |
Monday, October 30, 2006
1988 Results: “Pops” Part of Hall of Merit Family; Cupid Gets Shot With Inductee Arrow!
In his first year of eligibility, legendary Pittsburgh Pirate slugger Willie Stargell was elected to the Hall of Merit with 84% of all possible points.
Unlike “Pops,” Cleveland Spider standout second baseman Cupid Childs broke Rube Waddell’s 2-year record for longest wait until eventual induction by 11 years in his 82st year of eligibility. He achieved 35% of all possible points.
Rounding ou the top-ten were: Ken Boyer, Jimmy Wynn, Nellie Fox, Dobie Moore, Charley Jones (huge jump - first ...Read More...
71 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2006 at 11:50 PM |
Monday, October 23, 2006
Prominent new candidates: Willie Stargell, Reggie Smith, Luis Tiant, Bobby Murcer, Lee May, and Sparky Lyle.
Top-ten returnees: Cupid Childs, Ken Boyer, Nellie Fox, Jimmy Wynn, Jake Beckley, Dobie Moore, and Quincey Trouppe.
136 comment(s)Posted: October 23, 2006 at 11:03 AM |
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Not sure what else to call this - but let’s make this a catch all thread for ideas on how we run things.
I really don’t like the new setup where we are posting individual threads two weeks early - 1989 eligibles as we start the 1988 discussion for example.
I like the idea of starting the discussion early . . . but I don’t like how all of the new threads bump off of hot topics the guys that are actually coming up for election this year. This is a major issue for me.
One - do others agree, or ...Read More...
13 comment(s)Posted: October 19, 2006 at 11:59 PM |
Sunday, October 15, 2006
1987 Results: ‘50’s Stars Kiner, Pierce, and Minoso Are Hall of Merit Bound!
After 26 attempts, legendary Pirate slugger Ralph Kiner finally made it with his 27th by claiming the top spot for HoM induction this “year.” He earned 39% of all possible points.
Though not as long as Kiner, ace ChiSox pitcher Billy Pierce won the second HoM spot for induction in his 18th year on the ballot with 39% of all possible points.
Like his White Sox teammate, NeL and ML star Minnie Minoso was rewarded with the 3rd spot for induction in also his 18th year of seeing his name on a ...Read More...
85 comment(s)Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:02 PM |
1988 Ballot Discussion
1988 (October 30)—elect 2
319 comment(s)Posted: October 15, 2006 at 06:57 PM |
65 comment(s)Posted: October 15, 2006 at 06:01 PM |
Monday, October 09, 2006
23 comment(s)Posted: October 09, 2006 at 06:02 PM |
Prominent new candidates: Bobby Bonds, Sal Bando, and Mike Marshall.
Top-ten returnees: Ralph Kiner, Billy Pierce, Minnie Minoso, Ken Boyer, Cupid Childs, Nellie Fox, Cannonball Dick Redding, and Jimmy Wynn.
129 comment(s)Posted: October 09, 2006 at 10:52 AM |
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Once We Catch-Up: The Hall of Merit After 2007
This thread will deal with how we should handle the first annual election starting in 2008.
641 comment(s)Posted: October 05, 2006 at 07:02 PM |
Monday, October 02, 2006
1987 Ballot Discussion
1987 (October 16)—elect 3
Players Passing Away in 1986
178 comment(s)Posted: October 02, 2006 at 09:14 PM |
Sunday, October 01, 2006
1986 Results: McCovey and Waddell Pass Through the Hall of Merit Turnstiles!
In his first year of eligibility, legendary slugger Willie McCovey earned an extremely healthy 96% of all possible points to become the first inductee in ‘86 for the Hall of Merit.
Demolishing Clark Griffith’s record by eleven years, Philadelphia A’s ace Rube Waddell finally was rewarded with a spot in the HoM on his 71st try. He gained 38% of all possible points.
Rounding out the top-ten were: Ralph Kiner (will he finally make it in ‘87), Billy Pierce (another who may make it next election), ...Read More...
72 comment(s)Posted: October 01, 2006 at 09:48 PM |
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