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Monday, November 28, 2005

1966 Ballot Discussion

1966 (December 12)-elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

555 169.3 1939 Ted Williams-LF (2002)
226 61.8 1948 Alvin Dark-SS (living)
205 61.8 1947 Bobby Thomson-CF/LF (living)
194 59.9 1951 Gil McDougald-2B/3B (living)
176 65.0 1949 Don Newcombe-P (living)
173 63.7 1949 Willie Jones-3B (1983)
152 65.1 1948 Bob Rush-P (living)
166 45.4 1949 Ray Boone-3B/SS (2004)
137 49.6 1942 Jim Hegan-C (1984)
156 40.7 1945 Whitey Lockman-1B/LF (living)
107 28.8 1950 Irv Noren-CF/LF (living)
105 ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2005 at 02:26 AM | 96 comment(s)
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Marvin Williams

Eligible in 1967.

Born/Died: 12 Feb 1920 - 23 Dec. 2000

Career: 1943-1950

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2005 at 02:12 AM | 27 comment(s)
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Bob Boyd

Eligible in 1967.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2005 at 02:11 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Alvin Dark

Eligible in 1966.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2005 at 02:09 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Ted Williams

Eligible in 1966.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2005 at 02:07 AM | 27 comment(s)
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Monday, November 21, 2005

1965 Ballot

IMPORTANT: We’re testing out the 20-man ballot this week!

Newbies: Larry Doby, Enos Slaughter, Mickey Vernon, Bobby Avila, Murry Dickson, and Hank Sauer.

Returnees: Red Ruffing, Joe Medwick, Bob Lemon, Biz Mackey, Eppa Rixey, Clark Griffith, George Van Haltren, and George Sisler.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 21, 2005 at 02:37 PM | 86 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Virtual Cy Young Awards, based on MVP Ballots, 1931-66

General conclusions from looking at the 1967-2005 MVP and Cy Young votes.

Relievers finish ahead of starters all the time in the MVP vote, sometimes by wide margins. Unless they 1) win the MVP part by a gigantic margin or 2) have an enormous save total or 3) the starter they beat has a very low point total; the starter wins the Cy Young Award. If a reliever beats a starter by a small margin and both have decent totals in the MVP vote, the starter wins (and usually trounces) him in the Cy Young ...

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JoeD has the Flash Gordon theme stuck in his head Posted: November 17, 2005 at 12:37 PM | 74 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

1964 Results: Southern Boys Reese and Ferrell Add Two More Names to the Hall of Merit!

In his first year of eligibility, Brooklyn Dodgers captain Pee Wee Reese easily nabbed the first spot for induction with 69% of all possible points.

In his 21st year on a ballot, Cleveland and Boston pitching star Wes Ferrell earned the second spot for the election. His 40% of all possible points is one of the lowest in HoM history.

Top-ten returnees include: Red Ruffing, Joe Medwick, Bob Lemon (his first year of eligibility, he looks poised for induction himself one of these years), Biz ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 15, 2005 at 12:12 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Monday, November 14, 2005

1965 Ballot Discussion

1965 (November 28)—elect 2
WS W3 Rookie Name-Pos (Died)

323 97.2 1938 Enos Slaughter-RF (2002)
296 77.6 1939 Mickey Vernon-1B (living)
268 77.3 1942 Larry Doby-CF (2003)
204 85.5 1942 Murray Dickson-P (1989)
220 68.9 1944 Andy Pafko-CF/RF (living)
217 68.7 1946 Carl Furillo-RF (1989)
233 62.1 1946 Del Ennis-LF (1996)
174 52.3 1945 Hank Sauer-LF (2001)
175 50.2 1950 Bobby Avila-2B (2004)
144 41.2 1948 Granny Hamner-SS/2B (1993)
132 40.4 1950 Chico Carrasquel-SS (living)
125 29.8 1949 Gus ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 14, 2005 at 12:07 AM | 172 comment(s)
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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Hank Sauer

Eligible in 1965.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:27 PM | 30 comment(s)
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Mickey Vernon

Eligible in 1965.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:25 PM | 34 comment(s)
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Murry Dickson

Eligible in 1965.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:24 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Don Newcombe

Eligible in 1966.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:22 PM | 104 comment(s)
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Enos Slaughter

Eligible in 1965.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:22 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Any info on the Chicago Mills?

I received the following note today, can any of you help?

——-Original Message——-
From: msmapper1@yahoo.com [mailto:msmapper1@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11:38 AM
Subject: The Chicago Mills

Hi there,

My name is Jennifer and I am trying to search for any information on the Chicago Mills baseball team from the 30’s into the early 40’s. My late grandfather (Raplh Miller Billows)was a member of this team and I trying to do some research, to get any information possible on his ...

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JoeD has the Flash Gordon theme stuck in his head Posted: November 10, 2005 at 02:06 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Monday, November 07, 2005

1964 Ballot

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 07, 2005 at 01:46 PM | 125 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bobby Avila

JoeD has the Flash Gordon theme stuck in his head Posted: November 03, 2005 at 01:24 AM | 24 comment(s)
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Monday, October 24, 2005

1963 Results: Campanella and Irvin Get the Hall of Merit Certificate of Approval!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:04 PM | 26 comment(s)
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1964 Ballot Discussion

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:43 AM | 134 comment(s)
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Sal Maglie

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:42 AM | 54 comment(s)
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Virgil Trucks

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:40 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Bob Lemon

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:39 AM | 159 comment(s)
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Pee Wee Reese

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:37 AM | 44 comment(s)
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Connie Johnson

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:34 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Larry Doby

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:25 AM | 95 comment(s)
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1963 Ballot

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 24, 2005 at 02:19 AM | 115 comment(s)
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Sunday, October 16, 2005

1962 Results: Feller and Robinson, HOF Class of ‘62, Are Now Part of the Hall of Merit Class of ‘62!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 16, 2005 at 04:54 PM | 101 comment(s)
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George Kell

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 16, 2005 at 02:22 PM | 49 comment(s)
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Walker Cooper

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 16, 2005 at 02:19 PM | 6 comment(s)
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1963 Ballot Discussion

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 16, 2005 at 02:10 PM | 94 comment(s)
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