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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tom Seaver

Eligible in 1992.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 10, 2006 at 11:05 PM | 109 comment(s)
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Pete Rose

Eligible in 1992.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 10, 2006 at 10:54 PM | 174 comment(s)
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1993 Ballot Discussion

1993 (January 22)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

444 123.2 1967 Reggie Jackson-RF
374 135.7 1965 Phil Niekro-P
366 133.4 1966 Steve Carlton-P*
280 97.0 1973 Ron Cey-3B
279 84.0 1970 Steve Garvey-1B
257 68.7 1973 Garry Matthews-LF
240 74.8 1973 Davey Lopes-2B
242 68.5 1974 Bill Madlock-3B
222 76.2 1973 Darrell Porter-C (2002)
241 65.6 1973 Cecil Cooper-1B
230 61.8 1970 Hal McRae-DH
205 64.1 1975 Doug DeCinces-3B
181 61.3 1975 Roy Smalley-SS
179 57.4 1973 Dan Driessen-1B
186 50.0 1974 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 10, 2006 at 10:50 PM | 219 comment(s)
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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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 02:01 PM | 143 comment(s)
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Monday, November 27, 2006

1992 Ballot Discussion

1992 (December 26)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

547 160.2 1963 Pete Rose-LF/1B
388 147.7 1967 Tom Seaver-P
329 119.1 1970 Bobby Grich-2B
349 108.6 1965 Tony Perez-1B/3B
296 88.4 1970 Cesar Cedeno-CF
287 89.7 1971 Toby Harrah-3B/SS
269 88.0 1971 George Foster-LF
245 77.1 1971 Dusty Baker-LF
202 79.9 1970 Vida Blue-P
221 62.6 1971 Chris Chambliss-1B*
185 63.4 1969 Bill Russell-SS
194 59.9 1972 Ben Oglivie-LF
195 50.4 1971 Dave Kingman-1B/LF
165 50.1 1976 Jason Thompson-1B
159 45.4 1974 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 11:54 PM | 307 comment(s)
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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 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:09 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Steve Rogers

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:39 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Rollie Fingers

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:33 PM | 78 comment(s)
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Jerry Koosman

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:29 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Al Oliver

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:24 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Rusty Staub

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:18 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Rod Carew

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:11 PM | 20 comment(s)
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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.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 20, 2006 at 04:59 AM | 197 comment(s)
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Monday, November 13, 2006

1991 Ballot Discussion

1991 (December 11)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

384 124.5 1967 Rod Carew-2B/1B
358 102.3 1963 Rusty Staub-RF
305 81.5 1969 Al Oliver-CF/1B
240 87.9 1968 Jerry Koosman-P
188 81.1 1969 Rollie Fingers-RP
212 68.9 1974 Mike Hargrove-1B
219 60.4 1969 Richie Hebner-3B
203 63.0 1972 Garry Maddox-CF*
182 66.1 1973 Steve Rogers-P
179 63.8 1970 Larry Bowa-SS
196 47.1 1971 Jeff Burroughs-RF/LF
164 59.5 1972 Burt Hooton-P
177 48.7 1970 Oscar Gamble-RF/DH
159 53.3 1975 Sixto Lezcano-RF
169 49.8 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2006 at 11:23 PM | 321 comment(s)
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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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