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Hall of Merit
— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best
Monday, December 18, 2006
1992 Ballot (Elect Two)
Prominent new candidates: Tom Seaver, Pete Rose, Bobby Grich, Tony Perez, Cesar Cedeno, Toby Harrah, George Foster, and Vida Blue.
Top-ten returnees: Nellie Fox, Jimmy Wynn, Quincey Trouppe, Edd Roush, Charlie Keller, Rollie Fingers, and Jake Beckley.
192 comment(s)Posted: December 18, 2006 at 02:29 PM |
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
2007 BTF Hall of Fame Ballot Discussion
We’ll have one week of discussion and then the ballot thread will be posted next Monday (the election will end on Jan. 8).
The eligible candiates are: Harold Baines*, Albert Belle, Dante Bichette*, Bert Blyleven, Bobby Bonilla*, Scott Brosius*, Jay Buhner*, Ken Caminiti*, Jose Canseco*, Dave Concepcion, Eric Davis*, Andre Dawson, Tony Fernandez*, Steve Garvey**, Rich Gossage, Tony Gwynn*, Orel Hershiser, Tommy John, Wally Joyner*, Don Mattingly, Mark McGwire*, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Paul ...Read More...
146 comment(s)Posted: December 12, 2006 at 12:40 AM |
2007 BTF Hall of Fame Ballot
IMPORTANT: Please read:
This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots - if you don’t feel he really is a HOFer, then please refrain from posting that player’s name (examples of whom I am referring to are Mookie Wilson, Scott Broscius, Buddy Biancalana - players who were well liked or were underdogs, but have no creditable HOF resume). Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also ...Read More...
315 comment(s)Posted: December 12, 2006 at 12:10 AM |
Monday, December 11, 2006
1991 Results: (In This Order) Carew, Boyer, and Moore For the Hall of Merit!
In his first year of eligibility, hitting star Rod Carew was the top vote-getter for this “year’s” Hall of Merit election, earning an excellent 99% of all possible points.
After 17 previous times, Cardinal great Ken Boyer finally made it on the 18th with 35% of all possible points.
Taking the third spot by winning a competitive battle with a couple of the backloggers, standout NeL shortstop Dobie Moore was inducted with only 30% of the vote after 60 years on the ballot. That percentage is now ...Read More...
204 comment(s)Posted: December 11, 2006 at 12:59 AM |
Sunday, December 10, 2006
1993 Ballot Discussion
1993 (January 22)—elect 3
219 comment(s)Posted: December 10, 2006 at 10:50 PM |
Monday, December 04, 2006
1991 Ballot (Elect Three)
Prominent new candidates: Rod Carew, Rusty Staub, Rollie Fingers, Al Oliver, Jerry Koosman, and Steve Rogers.
Top-ten returnees: Ken Boyer, Jimmy Wynn, Nellie Fox, Dobie Moore, Pete Browning, Charlie Keller, and Edd Roush.
143 comment(s)Posted: December 04, 2006 at 02:01 PM |
Monday, November 27, 2006
1992 Ballot Discussion
1992 (December 26)—elect 2
307 comment(s)Posted: November 27, 2006 at 11:54 PM |
1990 Results: Backloggers Eat the Dust of Morgan, Palmer, and Jenkins!
In his first year of eligibility, legendary second baseman Joe Morgan easily won the top spot for Hall of Merit immortality with 99% of all possible points. He was the #1 choice on 55 of the 56 ballots cast and now has the second most vote points ever with 1,336 (Hank Aaron is #1 with 1,344).
Ace Oriole hurler and new candidate himself Jim Palmer earned a hefty 89% of all possible points.
Last but not least, star pitcher Fergie Jenkins picked up an impressive 83% of all possible points to ...Read More...
56 comment(s)Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:09 PM |
78 comment(s)Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:33 PM |
Monday, November 20, 2006
1990 Ballot (Elect Three)
Prominent new candidates: Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer, Ken Singleton, Amos Otis, Rick Monday, Greg Luzinski, Bob Watson, and Tug McGraw.
Top-ten returnees: Fergie Jenkins, Ken Boyer, Jimmy Wynn, Nellie Fox, Dobie Moore, Edd Roush, and Pete Browning.
197 comment(s)Posted: November 20, 2006 at 04:59 AM |
Monday, November 13, 2006
1991 Ballot Discussion
1991 (December 11)—elect 3
321 comment(s)Posted: November 13, 2006 at 11:23 PM |
1989 Results: Bench, Yaz, and Perry Sail into the Hall of Merit!
In his first year of eligibility, legendary Cincinnati backstop Johnny Bench easily won induction with 98% of all possible points.
Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski also was inducted without any difficulties with an outstanding 95% of all possible points.
One other new candidate, pitching ace Gaylord Perry, also scored impressively with 86% of all possible points, despite two voters refusing to vote for him as they utilized the first-year protest rule.
Standout hurler Fergie Jenkins ...Read More...
36 comment(s)Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:23 PM |
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