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Friday, February 22, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1979 Ballot

For 1979, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 06 March 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 04 March 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:24 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Results

Congratulations to New York Yankee Ron Guidry, 1978’s Most Meritorious Player. Guidry garnered nine of thirteen possible first-place votes.

                 1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11    12     13     Pts
Guidry           9     3           1                                                              189
Rice                   6     4     2                 1                                            169
Parker           1     2     4     1     1     2     1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: February 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1979 Discussion

Pirates sweep the Reds in the NLCS.  Earl Weaver’s Orioles beat the Angels in the ALCS. The Pirates beat the Orioles in the World Series in seven games.

MMP voting will end on March 06 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Lynn, Fred		34.4		8.6
Thomas, Gorman		25.9		4.5
Lemon, Chet		25.3		5.6
Winfield, Dave		32.7		8.1
Singleton, Ken		31.7		5.0
Parker, Dave		30.7		6.5
Baylor, Don		28.5		3.5
Lezcano, Sixto		27.2		5.4
Rice, Jim		28.0		6.1
Wilson, Willie		23.6		6.0
Foster, George		21.9		4.9
Cruz, ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 29, 2013 at 04:56 PM | 115 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Ballot

For 1978, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting will close at 4pm EST on 06 February 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 04 February 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Related News: hall of merit, history, sabrmetrics


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Luis Gonzalez and Steve Finley

Luis Gonzalez is eligible in 2014. Steve Finley was eligible in 2012.

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Related News: diamondbacks, hall of merit, history, sabermetrics


David Wells and Kenny Rogers

Wells was eligible in 2013. Rogers is eligible in 2014.

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Related News: athletics, blue jays, hall of merit, history, mets, rangers, sabermetrics, tigers, twins, white sox, yankees


Jeff Kent

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Related News: astros, dodgers, giants, hall of merit, history, mets, sabermetrics


Mike Mussina

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM | 47 comment(s)
  Related News: hall of merit, history, orioles, sabermetrics, yankees


Tom Glavine

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Related News: braves, hall of merit, history, sabermetrics


Frank Thomas

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Related News: hall of merit, history, white sox


Greg Maddux

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Results

Congratulations to 2012’s Most Meritorious Player, the Angels’ Mike Trout, who fell one vote shy of a unanimous victory.

                     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   Pts
Trout, Mike          8       1                                                         133
Posey, Buster            6   2               1                                         119
Cano, Robinson           2   2   4   1                                                 113
McCutchen, ...
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fra paolo Posted: January 08, 2013 at 02:00 PM | 35 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 03, 2013

2013 Hall of Merit Plaques

Once more, thanks to theorioleway for writing and rwagman for proofing these.

Click for the complete plaque room.

Barry Bonds - 2013 - LF
18.8 seasons with Pittsburgh (NL) 1986-1992; San Francisco (NL) 1993-2007
Cap: San Francisco Giants (NL)
Like his godfather Willie Mays, Barry Bonds’ impact on baseball left many in awe. Widely considered as one of the best players of all-time, he was unanimously placed first on every Hall of Merit ballot in his first year of consideration. A great ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:27 PM | 8 comment(s)
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2012 Hall of Merit Plaques

Here are the 2012 Hall of Merit plaques! Thanks to theorioleway for writing them up and to rwagman for proofing them.

Click for the complete plaque room.

Rafael Palmeiro - 2012 - 1B
17.9 seasons with Chicago (NL) 1987-1988; Texas (AL) 1989-1993, 1999-2003; Baltimore (AL) 1994-1998, 2004-2005
Cap: Texas Rangers (AL)
The Cuban-born Rafael Palmeiro was one of the best 1B in the game during 1990s, a player who was remarkable for his consistency. From 1993-2003 (excluding the strike-shortened 1994 ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM | 2 comment(s)
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2011 Hall of Merit Plaques

Thanks to theorioleway for writing these! And to Ryan Wagman for proofing them. 2012 and 2013 will be posted as well.

Click for the complete plaque room.

Jeff Bagwell - 2011 - 1B
13.6 seasons with: Houston (NL) 1991-2005
Cap: Houston Astros (NL)
The greatest player in the history of the Houston franchise, Bagwell was consistently the best all-around first baseman during the 1990s. ‘Bags’ combined exceptional plate discipline (.408 career OBP) with great power (.540 lifetime SLG) to be one of ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 03, 2013 at 10:42 PM | 3 comment(s)
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2014 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2014 (December 2, 2013)—elect 3
WS WAR Name-Pos

398 96.9 Greg Maddux-P
405 75.9 Frank Thomas-DH/1B
314 71.6 Tom Glavine-P
270 74.6 Mike Mussina-P
339 59.4 Jeff Kent-2B
318 46.3 Luis Gonzalez-LF
206 46.3 Kenny Rogers-P
277 38.2 Moises Alou-LF/RF
231 32.7 Ray Durham-2B
179 34.4 Tom Gordon-RP*
186 24.3 Mark Grudzielanek-2B/SS*
125 21.2 Steve Trachsel-P
156 19.8 Shannon Stewart-LF
128 17.7 Armando Benitez-RP
113 21.4 Jon Lieber-P
156 15.8 Sean Casey-1B
129 22.0 Jose Cruz-CF/RF
115 20.1 Keith ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2013 at 12:58 PM | 212 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Discussion

Hello to Ron Guidry and goodbye too early to Lyman Bostock.

A Yankees - Royals rematch in the ALCS and Dodgers - Phillies again in the NLCS. The Yankees beat the Dodgers the World Series in six games again as well.

MMP voting will end on February 6, 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Parker, Dave		36.8		6.9
Rice, Jim		36.0		7.4
Simmons, Ted		28.3		5.3
Smalley, Roy		21.5		5.7
Otis, Amos		29.3		7.1
Clark, Jack		28.0		5.8
Cey, Ron		25.2		5.1
Madlock, Bill		23.4		4.6
Randolph, ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2013 at 07:17 PM | 150 comment(s)
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

2013 BBTF Hall of Fame Election Results

If BBTF voted instead of the BBWAA, we would have elected Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio, Alan Trammell and Curt Schilling. Mark McGwire game up 4 votes shy of the 67 required. The average voter had 9.71 players per ballot.

Player  Votes   
Bagwell   87  (98%)
Piazza    87  (98%)
Raines    85  (96%)
Clemens   83  (93%)
Bonds     83  (93%)
Biggio    81  (91%)
Trammell  75  (84%)
Schilling 74  (83%)
---
In-out line--- 67
McGwire   63  
(71%)
Walker,L  42  ( ...
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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM | 36 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 BBTF 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 Brosius, 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 ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 11, 2012 at 04:07 PM | 127 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Help Wanted!

Hey guys, as I mentioned earlier, John Murphy has retired from the Hall of Merit in terms of day-to-day (or even year-to-year) support.

Anyone interested in picking up the torch?

Tasks include, but are not limited to: Posting threads (new eligibles, discussion, ballot, results, individuals of note - am I missing any others?); typing in the compiled results (which is a nightmare); maintaining the list of links.

Regarding the HoM Plaque Room, a curator is needed for it.

Also, most pressing, ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 06, 2012 at 02:58 AM | 26 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2013 Hall of Merit Ballot

First I’d like to thank John Murphy for his dedicated service over the years. John has decided to retire from the Hall of Merit, except for as a voter. We really could not have done this without you John. I owe you many beers once our paths cross.

Now, onto the fun!

********

I’ve posted this the last couple of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 04:26 AM | 92 comment(s)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Results

Congratulations to Rod Carew, 1977’s Most Meritorious Player. Although not unanimous, Carew led the voting throughout.

             1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   Pts
Carew        9               1   1                                   156
Schmidt          3   4   1   1   1       1                           135
Foster           3   3   1   1   2   1                               133
Fisk                     6               1   1    1                   93
Parker ...
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fra paolo Posted: November 12, 2012 at 11:47 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 2012 Discussion

Jumping ahead to the most recently completed season. I remember it as if it were last week.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		37.9		10.7
Buster Posey		36.6		7.2
Andrew McCutchen	37.5		7.1
Robinson Cano		34.4		8.2
Miguel Cabrera		34.2		6.9
Ryan Braun		29.9		6.8
Yadier Molina		28.6		6.8
Ben Zobrist		27.9		5.6
Adam Jones		28.1		3.4
Melky Cabrera		26.3		4.7
Joey Votto		24.3		5.6
Chase Headley		32.9		6.0
David Wright		31.3		6.8
Aaron Hill		27.0		4.6
Darwin Barney		14.0		4.7
Prince ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM | 31 comment(s)
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Orlando Hernandez

Eligible in 2013.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Related News: history, sabermetrics, yankees


Monday, October 08, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1977 Discussion

1977 is an expansion year as the American League welcomes the Blue Jays and Mariners. The Yankees defeated the Royals in the ALCS. The Dodgers prevailed over the Phillies in the NLCS. The Yankees won the World Series in six games.

In other news Dave Kingman becomes the only player to play in all four divisions in one season.

MMP voting will end on November 8 2012.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Carew, Rodney		37.7		9.5
Morgan, Joe		30.0		5.6
Schmidt, Mike		32.8		8.7
Parker, ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 08, 2012 at 11:21 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Related News: history, sabermetrics


Saturday, October 06, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1976 Results

Congratulations to Joe Morgan, winner of the 1976 Most Meritorious Player award! This was Morgan’s fourth year in succession as either first or second in the voting.


            1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  Pts
Morgan     11  1                                   179
Schmidt        9  2  1                             164
Brett             7     2     2  1                 139
Fidrych     1  1  1  3     4            1          124
Blue              1  1  2  3  1  1              1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1976 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: September 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM | 41 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1975 Results

Joe Morgan, who was pipped at the post by Mike Schmidt in 1974, is a unanimous selection as Most Meritorious Player for 1975.

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Morgan		10												150
Palmer			5		1	2	2							124
Carew			2	1	1	1		1		2	1			 93
Lynn			2	2		1			1	1		1		 85
Harrah				1	1		3	1		1	1		1	 81
Mayberry			2	1	2		1			1		1	 79
Seaver				3	1		1		1			1		 74
Bench					1	1		2	1	1	1	2		 72
Hunter					1	1	1	2	2				1	 71
Randy Jones							1	2	2		1		 44
Gossage			1			1					1	1	1 ...
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fra paolo Posted: September 05, 2012 at 10:40 AM | 19 comment(s)
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