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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Elston Howard

Eligible in 1974.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 02, 2006 at 11:33 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Larry Jackson

Eligible in 1974.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 02, 2006 at 11:31 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Rocky Colavito

Eligible in 1974.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 02, 2006 at 11:28 PM | 57 comment(s)
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Monday, March 27, 2006

1973 Ballot

Impressive newbies: Whitey Ford, Dick Groat, and Curt Simmons.

Top-ten returnees: Biz Mackey, Cool Papa Bell, Willard Brown, George Sisler, George Van Haltren, Joe Gordon, and Cannonball Dick Redding.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 27, 2006 at 01:03 PM | 113 comment(s)
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Monday, March 20, 2006

The Spitter, Steroids, and the One-Year Boycott Rule

This thread was created for voters to discuss which forms of cheating they feel should or shouldn’t be under the umbrella of the Hall of Merit’s one-year boycott rule.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 10:38 PM | 100 comment(s)
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1972 Results: Roberts, Koufax, and Doerr are the Latest of the Greatest Now in the Hall!

In his first year of eligibility, “Whiz Kid” Robin Roberts scored 95% of all possible points to win induction to the Hall of Merit.

Another newbie, Dodger great Sandy Koufax, also achieved immortality by earning 54% of all possible points.

The last inductee, BoSox star second baseman Bobby Doerr, finally gained admission to the HoM in his 16th year of eligibility. He earned 33% of all possible points.

Our first election with 50 ballots since the 1950s!

Rounding out the top-ten were: Biz ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 02:34 AM | 75 comment(s)
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1973 Ballot Discussion

1973 (April 3)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

261 89.5 1950 Whitey Ford-P
225 76.6 1952 Dick Groat-SS
210 78.0 1948 Curt Simmons-P
178 67.7 1952 Lew Burdette-P
157 67.9 1950 Vern Law-P
154 61.7 1952 Stu Miller-RP
172 54.3 1951 Smoky Burgess-C/PH (1991)
183 43.2 1954 Bill Skowron-1B
143 54.7 1953 Johnny Podres-P
151 47.2 1957 Jim Landis-CF
142 48.5 1957 Earl Battey-C (2003)
136 42.4 1959 Johnny Romano-C
123 44.8 1957 Billy O’Dell-P
115 43.7 1957 Jack Sanford-P (2000)
114 39.3 1958 Bob ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 02:28 AM | 153 comment(s)
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Curt Simmons

Eligible in 1973.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 02:08 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Dick Groat

Eligible in 1973.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 02:06 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Whitey Ford

Eligible in 1973.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 20, 2006 at 02:05 AM | 76 comment(s)
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Monday, March 13, 2006

1972 Ballot

Newbies: Robin Roberts, Sandy Koufax, Bob Friend, Junior Gilliam, Harvey Keunn, and Joe Adcock.

Returnees: Biz Mackey, Bobby Doerr, Willard Brown, Cool Papa Bell, George Sisler, Cannonball Dick Redding, George Van Haltren, and Joe Gordon.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 13, 2006 at 12:53 PM | 143 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 05, 2006

1971 Results: Post-WWII Hurler Spahn and “Inside Baseball” Era Moundsman Griffith Make the HoM!

In his first year of eligibility, Braves pitching legend Warren Spahn was practically voted into the Hall of Merit unanimously with 99% of all possible points.

After 59 past elections, the 60th did the trick for 1890’s and 1900’s hurler Clark Griffith. While his family should be happy with his induction, he does have the dubious honor of achieving the lowest percentage of all possible points ever with 34% (Hughie Jennings in 1960 and Richie Ashburn in 1968 both had 38%).

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:37 PM | 88 comment(s)
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1972 Ballot Discussion

1972 (March 20)—elect 3
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

339 134.2 1948 Robin Roberts-P
207 87.4 1951 Bob Friend-P
247 65.6 1953 Jim Gilliam-2B/3B (1978)
236 69.1 1950 Joe Adcock-1B (1999)
223 55.8 1953 Harvey Kuenn-SS/RF (1988)
194 68.9 1955 Sandy Koufax-P
179 70.0 1949 Del Crandall-C
172 64.1 1951 Roy McMillan-SS (1997)
147 57.9 1952 Joe Nuxhall-P
162 50.7 1952 Jim Piersall-CF
147 50.3 1953 Bob Buhl-P (2001)
141 49.6 1954 Frank Bolling-2B
135 42.4 1956 Frank Malzone-3B
122 49.2 1954 Bob ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:32 PM | 139 comment(s)
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Harvey Kuenn

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:08 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Joe Adcock

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:07 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Bob Friend

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:06 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Sandy Koufax

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:05 PM | 337 comment(s)
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Robin Roberts

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 05, 2006 at 09:04 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Friday, March 03, 2006

Fantasy Owner Needed

Hey guys, I need an owner for an NL only fantasy team.

Basic league structure: 14 teams, keeper, sabermetric stats, auction style, with long-term extensions and deep farm systems. $263 auction cap, 24 players.

Batting stats:

adjOBP (basically OBP with CS subracted from the numerator) - replaces AVG.
Bases Produced (TB + SB) - replaces HR, why not give credit for 2B and 3B too, puts SB in proper perspective.
Runs Scored - replaces SB, for obvious reasons.
RBI - no change.

Pitching stats:

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Aftermath of the Negro Leagues Election

I think we should either come up with definite reasons why the committee might have missed on Cooper, W.Brown, Mendez and Taylor, or we should be more inclined to elect them.

Note, I’m not saying we should say why they do or don’t belong, we’ve done that for the most part. We should give reasons for why the Committee may have overrated these guys (like they played in favorable parks, weak leagues, etc.).

If we can’t come up with reasons why the committee could have overrated these guys, I ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: March 01, 2006 at 04:32 AM | 59 comment(s)
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Monday, February 27, 2006

1971 Ballot

Newbies: Warren Spahn, Nellie Fox, Roy Sievers, and Vic Power.

Returnees: Clark Griffith, Biz Mackey, Cool Papa Bell, George Van Haltren, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, Cannonball Dick Redding, and Joe Gordon.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 27, 2006 at 01:13 PM | 82 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Vic Power

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 22, 2006 at 09:40 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Jim Gilliam

Eligible in 1972.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 21, 2006 at 01:49 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Monday, February 20, 2006

1970 Results: The Hall of Merit Welcomes ‘50s Stars Snider and Wynn!

In his first year on the ballot, Dodger great Duke Snider received 95% of all possible points to be awarded a spot in the Hall of Merit.

In only his second year of eligibility, 300—game winner Early Wynn became the second inductee selected by the electorate this election by amassing 49% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Clark Griffith, Biz Mackey, Cool Papa Bell, George Van Haltren, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, Cannonball Dick Redding, and Joe Gordon (his first appearnce ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:05 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Roy Sievers

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2006 at 11:54 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Nellie Fox

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2006 at 11:53 PM | 113 comment(s)
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Warren Spahn

Eligible in 1971.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2006 at 11:40 PM | 31 comment(s)
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1971 Ballot Discussion

1971 (May 6)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

412 161.8 1946 Warren Spahn-P (2003)
304 83.7 1949 Nellie Fox-2B (1975)
231 60.9 1949 Roy Sievers-1B/LF
153 62.4 1953 Harvey Haddix-P (1994)
175 51.9 1954 Wally Moon-LF/RF
169 49.1 1951 Frank Thomas-LF/3B
157 46.9 1955 Bill Virdon-CF
145 51.0 1954 Ed Bailey-C
141 53.0 1955 Frank Lary-P
152 45.2 1954 Vic Power-1B
127 42.5 1955 Gus Triandos-C
127 42.0 1952 Dick Donovan-P (1997)
120 42.6 1954 Don Mossi-P
131 32.8 1954 Joe Cunningham-1B/RF
120 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 19, 2006 at 11:31 PM | 159 comment(s)
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Monday, February 13, 2006

1970 Ballot

Newbies: Duke Snider, Minnie Minoso, Billy Pierce, Pete Runnels, Bill Bruton, and Luis Marquez

Returnees: Early Wynn, Biz Mackey, Clark Griffith , George Van Haltren, Cool Papa Bell, Bobby Doerr, George Sisler, and Willard Brown.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 13, 2006 at 01:00 PM | 111 comment(s)
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Monday, February 06, 2006

Bill Bruton

Eligible in 1970.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 06, 2006 at 07:07 PM | 3 comment(s)
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