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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1983 Discussion

Cal Ripken leads the Orioles to a championship. The Orioles beat the Phillies in the World Series and White Sox in the ALCS. Phillies beat the Dodgers in the NLCS.

MMP voting will end on July 10, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Cal Ripken		36.2		8.2
Wade Boggs		34.0		7.8
Gary Carter		25.7		7.1
Dale Murphy		31.5		7.1
Dickie Thon		31.0		7.4
Robin Yount		33.1		7.2
Rickey Henderson	30.0		6.9
Mike Schmidt		35.4		6.8
Eddie Murray		31.1		6.6
Andre Dawson		27.3		6.8
Lou Whitaker		28.8		6.7
Jose ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 29, 2013 at 04:05 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1982 Ballot

For 1982, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 06 June 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 05 June 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: May 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Results

Congratulations to our unanimous MMP Mike Schmidt! I don’t have a template set up for putting results in a tabular format but figured we needed results posted.

Player  		pts	ballots	1sts	   
Mike Schmidt		165	11	11	   
Dwight Evans		146	11	0	   
Rickey Henderson	131	11	0	   
Andre Dawson		128	11	0	   
Bobby Grich		112	11	0	   
Fernando Valenzuela	84	9	0	   
Robin Yount		72	8	0	   
Buddy Bell 		56	6	0	   
George Foster		49	9	0	   
Steve McCatty		48	7	0	   
Nolan Ryan	        47	7	0	   
Steve ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 09:46 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1982 Discussion

Harvey’s Wallbangers lose to Whitey’s Cardinals in a more typical season.

MMP voting will end on June 6 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Yount, Robin		39.1		10.5
Schmidt, Mike		35.9		7.4
Murphy, Dale		32.1		6.1
Carter, Gary		32.5		8.6
Evans, Dwight		30.6		6.4
Henderson, Rickey	27.6		6.7
Morgan, Joe		27.9		5.1
Cooper, Cecil		29.5		5.6
Murray, Eddie		29.1		5.2
Guerrero, Pedro		29.6		6.8
Lezcano, Sixto		26.9		5.9
Molitor, Paul		30.0		6.2
Harrah, Toby		28.7		6.5
DeCinces, Doug		27.1		7.6
Brett, ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 29, 2013 at 09:46 AM | 56 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Ballot

For 1981, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 02 May 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 01 May 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1980 Results

Congratulations to George Brett, 1980’s Most Meritorious Player. He led the balloting throughout the election, in a vote marked by a high degree of consenuse for the top three places.

                    1  2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  Pts
Brett               8  2   1                                    161
Schmidt             3  7   1                                    156
Carlton, Steve         2   8           1                        141
Henderson, Rickey          1  6     1  3 ...
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fra paolo Posted: April 11, 2013 at 06:02 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Discussion

The strike, differences in games played by team and the goofy playoff system for 1981 will make evaluations more complicated than most seasons.

MMP voting will end on May 2 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Schmidt, Mike		29.9		7.7
Evans, Dwight		25.8		6.7
Thomas, Gorman		20.1		3.1
Armas, Tony		17.9		4.2
Dawson, Andre		24.9		7.4
Murphy, Dwayne		20.3		4.3
Grich, Bobby		20.8		5.4
Henderson, Rickey	26.7		6.6
Yount, Robin		20.0		4.9
Burleson, Rick		17.2		4.5
Concepcion, David	20.3		3.7
Foster, ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 03, 2013 at 06:15 PM | 72 comment(s)
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1980 Ballot

For 1980, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 04 April 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 03 April 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1979 Results

In an election that saw five different candidates receive first-place ballots, Fred Lynn secured a victory on points, with a twenty-point advantage over the runner-up. Congratulations to Lynn, the 1979 Most Meritorious Player!

               1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    Pts
Lynn           7    2    2              1                                           169
Porter, D      2    4    1         3         1    1                                 149
Brett ...
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fra paolo Posted: March 11, 2013 at 09:55 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1980 Discussion

Mike Schmidt’s Phillies beat George Brett’s Royals in the World Series. Royals made it to the World Series by defeating the Yankees. Phillies route to the championship went through Houston.

MMP voting will end on April 03 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Schmidt, Mike		37.7		8.6		
Brett, George		36.2		9.0
Henderson, Rickey	33.0		8.7
Wilson, Willie		31.5		8.3
Yount, Robin		25.4		7.0
Murphy, Dwayne		26.2		6.7
Cooper, Cecil		26.8		6.6
Dawson, Andre		29.3		6.6
Randolph, Willie	29.7		6.5
Hernandez, ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM | 45 comment(s)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Jeff Kent

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Mike Mussina

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Tom Glavine

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Frank Thomas

eligible in 2014

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM | 30 comment(s)
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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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