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Monday, November 13, 2006

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 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 10:23 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Bob Watson

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:44 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Greg Luzinski

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:43 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Tug McGraw

Eligible in 1990

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 08:15 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Rick Monday

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:58 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Amos Otis

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:39 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Ken Singleton

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:33 PM | 44 comment(s)
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Jim Palmer

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:21 PM | 122 comment(s)
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Joe Morgan

Eligible in 1990.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 07:14 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Monday, November 06, 2006

1989 Ballot

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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 06, 2006 at 01:45 PM | 128 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

1990 Ballot Discussion

1990 (November 27)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

512 156.8 1965 Joe Morgan-2B
312 107.4 1965 Jim Palmer-P
302 86.5 1970 Ken Singleton-RF
286 82.6 1969 Amos Otis-CF
258 64.1 1967 Rick Monday-CF
247 59.3 1971 Greg Luzinski-LF
236 60.8 1968 Bob Watson-1B
181 61.0 1968 Ron Reed-RP
185 54.6 1971 Mickey Rivers-CF
159 56.1 1969 Mike Torrez-P
158 56.1 1965 Tug McGraw-RP (2004)
140 52.4 1971 Paul Splittorff-P
164 43.1 1969 Lou Piniella-LF
122 46.6 1972 Mike Caldwell-P
110 44.8 1968 Tom ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 08:14 PM | 178 comment(s)
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1989 Ballot Discussion

1989 (November 13)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

488 140.1 1961 Carl Yastrzemski-LF/1B
369 136.3 1963 Gaylord Perry-P
356 128.0 1968 Johnny Bench-C
323 121.4 1966 Fergie Jenkins-P
268 102.3 1960 Jim Kaat-P
280 91.4 1964 Bert Campaneris-SS
231 73.9 1970 Gene Tenace-C/1B
197 62.7 1969 Don Money-3B
178 52.9 1973 Richie Zisk-RF/DH
156 57.9 1972 Jon Matlack-P
141 52.4 1965 Rudy May-P
137 52.2 1971 Ken Forsch-P*
134 49.5 1966 Woodie Fryman-P
131 50.5 1969 Steve Renko-P
123 50.1 1972 Jim ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 01:35 AM | 273 comment(s)
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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 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 12:50 AM | 71 comment(s)
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Monday, October 23, 2006

1988 Ballot

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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 23, 2006 at 12:03 PM | 136 comment(s)
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Friday, October 20, 2006

Housekeeping

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 ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: October 20, 2006 at 12:59 AM | 13 comment(s)
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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 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 08:02 PM | 85 comment(s)
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1988 Ballot Discussion

1988 (October 30)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

370 101.3 1963 Willie Stargell-LF/1B (2001)
325 86.4 1967 Reggie Smith-CF/RF
256 97.1 1964 Luis Tiant-P
277 71.9 1969 Bobby Murcer-RF/CF*
225 56.6 1967 Lee May-1B
161 58.9 1967 Sparky Lyle-RP
199 44.2 1970 John Mayberry-1B
162 55.2 1967 Mark Belanger-SS (1998)
173 43.0 1968 Joe Rudi-LF
130 48.8 1968 Stan Bahnsen-P
138 42.5 1968 Del Unser-CF
125 46.8 1969 Bill Lee-P
139 39.7 1974 Ron LeFlore-CF
141 34.3 1971 Willie Montanez-1B
110 41.6 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:57 PM | 319 comment(s)
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Gene Tenace

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:22 PM | 55 comment(s)
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Bert Campaneris

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:19 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Jim Kaat

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:16 PM | 65 comment(s)
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Fergie Jenkins

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:13 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Johnny Bench

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:10 PM | 49 comment(s)
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Gaylord Perry

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:06 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Carl Yastrzemski

Eligible in 1989.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 15, 2006 at 07:01 PM | 65 comment(s)
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Monday, October 09, 2006

Lee May

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:46 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Sparky Lyle

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:36 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Bobby Murcer

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:23 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Luis Tiant

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:18 PM | 83 comment(s)
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Reggie Smith

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:10 PM | 92 comment(s)
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Willie Stargell

Eligible in 1988.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 09, 2006 at 07:02 PM | 23 comment(s)
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