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Sunday, July 09, 2006

1980 Results: The Hall of Merit Class of 1980? Kaline, Santo, and Maricha!

In his first year of eligibility, “Mr. Tiger” Al Kaline won the top spot for induction fairly easily with an impressive 92% of all possible points.

Cubbie fan favorite Ron Santo also scored very favorably in also his first year on the ballot with 88% of all possible points.

Another newbie, San Francisco ace Juan Marichal, nabbed the third and final spot for induction this year with 68% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: José Méndez, Joe Sewell, Minnie Minoso, Ralph Kiner, Jake Beckley, Hugh Duffy, and Rube Waddell.

RK   LY  Player                   PTS  Bal   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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 1  n/e  Al Kaline               1147   51  35  6  4  1  2     1        1           1   
 2  n/e  Ron Santo               1095   52  12 26  3  3  1  1  1        2     2     1   
 3  n/e  Juan Marichal            852   49   1  4 17  9  1  3  4  1     1  3  2     2  1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 4    3  José Méndez              385   27      3  1  7  1  2  1  3  2     1  1  1  1  3
 5    6  Joe Sewell               319   24   1     1  4  1  3     3  1  2  2  5        1
 6    5  Ralph Kiner              318   27   1     2  1  1  1  2  5  1     2  2  1  3  5
 7    4  Minnie Minoso            308   27            2  4     1  4  2  3  2  3  2     4
 8    7  Jake Beckley             269   20      3     2  3  1     2     3        3  2  1
 9    9  Hugh Duffy               265   21      1     1  4  2  3  2           2  4  1  1
10   15  Rube Waddell             260   21         2  1  1  3  2  1  2  1  2  1  1  1  3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11   14  Billy Pierce             254   21         1  2  1     2  1  4  4  2     1  3   
12    8  Cannonball Dick Redding  252   18         3     4  2  2  1  1  1        1  2  1
13   12  Dobie Moore              235   18      2        2  2  4     1  2  1        3  1
14   17  Charley Jones            235   16   1  1     2  1  3  4        1  1  1     1   
15   10  Nellie Fox               232   17   1     1  1     4  3  1  1  1  1     1  1  1
16   13  Cupid Childs             225   20               3  3  1     2  1  2  1  5  2   
17   11  Ken Boyer                218   19         1     2  1  3  1  1  1  2  2  1  1  3
18   16  George Van Haltren       204   18            1  2  1     1  2  4  2  2  1  1  1
19   27  Charlie Keller           189   14      1  2     1  1  2  1        2     3     1
20   20  Pete Browning            188   13         3  1  1  2     1  2     1           2
21   24  Mickey Welch             186   11      1  5           1     1  1     1     1   
22   21  Quincy Trouppe           172   16                  1  4  2  1     1  2  1  3  1
23   23  Bob Johnson              169   13         2     1  1  1  1  1  1  2     3      
24   22  Gavy Cravath             162   13      1        1     3  1  3     1     1  2   
25   26  Roger Bresnahan          152   13      1     2           2  1  1  1  1  1  1  2
26   25  Tommy Leach              150   12         1     2  1  1  2  1           2  1  1
27T n/e  Norm Cash                147   12               2  2     1  2  1  1  3         
27T  19  Edd Roush                147   12            3     1     1  1  2  1  2        1
29  n/e  Orlando Cepeda           143   14               1  1     2  2  1  1  1     2  3
30   18  Bucky Walters            142   14            1  1        1  1  2     3  2  1  2
31   30  Burleigh Grimes          117    9         1  1  1  1     1        1  2        1
32   33  Wally Schang              98    8      1           1  1           3  1     1   
33   28  Bob Elliott               96    8                  1  1  2  2        1  1      
34   29  Larry Doyle               95    7            1  1  1  1     1  1  1            
35   32  Dizzy Dean                82    8                  1     1  1  1     1  2     1
36   34  John McGraw               69    5         1     1     1           1        1   
37   31  Alejandro Oms             65    5            1     1        1  1  1            
38   41  Pie Traynor               58    4      1                 1  1     1            
39   38  Ben Taylor                56    5                  1        2  1              1
40   37  Ernie Lombardi            55    5            1              1  1        1  1   
41   44T Vic Willis                54    6                        1     1        2  2   
42   35  Tommy Bridges             51    6                                 2  1  2     1
43   36  Frank Howard              45    5                           1        2  1  1   
44   44T Carl Mays                 45    4                           2  1  1            
45   42  Sam Rice                  43    4                        2        1        1   
46   46  Vern Stephens             41    4               1              1        1     1
47   48  Bill Monroe               40    4            1                       1  1     1
48   39  Elston Howard             39    6                                       1  1  4
49   52T Dutch Leonard             39    4                     1           1     1  1   
50   40  Jimmy Ryan                39    3               1           1  1               
51   50  Ed Williamson             38    4                              1  2        1   
52   49  Addie Joss                38    3            1                 1  1            
53   43  Luis Aparicio             36    4                              2           2   
54   51  Rabbit Maranville         34    2         1                 1                  
55   52T Lefty Gomez               33    3                     1           1  1         
56   47  Phil Rizzuto              31    3                  1                    2      
57   54  Chuck Klein               31    2               1  1                           
58T  57T Frank Chance              24    2            1                             1   
58T n/e  Al Rosen                  24    2                           2                  
60T  55  Dave Bancroft             22    2                  1                       1   
60T  59  Ed Cicotte                22    2               1                             1
60T  57T Dizzy Trout               22    2                        1           1         
63   56  Tony Mullane              17    2                              1              1
64   63  Jack Quinn                17    1            1                                 
65   60  Fielder Jones             16    1               1                              
66T  68T Sam Leever                13    1                        1                     
66T  65  Red Schoendienst          13    1                        1                     
68   66T Artie Wilson              11    1                              1               
69   71T Fred Dunlap               10    1                                 1            
70T  61  Wilbur Cooper              9    1                                    1         
70T  66T Dom DiMaggio               9    1                                    1         
70T  64  Herman Long                9    1                                    1         
70T  74  Bobby Veach                9    1                                    1         
74T  75T Hack Wilson                8    1                                       1      
74T  68T Gil Hodges                 8    1                                       1      
76   71T Wally Berger               7    1                                          1   
77   80T Hilton Smith               6    1                                             1
Dropped Out: Buzz Arlett(71T), Bus Clarkson(68T), Luke Easter(62), Bobby Estalella(77T),
 Bill Mazeroski(77T), Billy Nash(80T), Virgil Trucks(77T), Sol White(75T).
Ballots Cast: 52

 

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 09, 2006 at 08:35 PM | 116 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: July 13, 2006 at 05:27 PM (#2097645)
bump
   102. DavidFoss Posted: July 13, 2006 at 05:31 PM (#2097649)
turning the page...
   103. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: July 13, 2006 at 05:33 PM (#2097652)
Well, who knows if this will work with the 100-flipper problem...

Stewart's reputation as the folksy kind-old-dad kind of guy, a role he obviously played a lot, really does overlook how brilliantly he played characters hanging onto hope and sanity by a thread, and how convincingly he played tough guys in various Westerns. He was a hell of a good actor, deserving of more than the stuttering impersonation he normally gets.

I thought Jimmy was great in Liberty Valance (also starring Dr. Chaleeko favorite Lee Marvin, see also The Wild One with the great quote: "Johnny, come out here so I can beat the living Christmas out of ya!"). He gets whupped by Marvin, saved by Wayne, and then rides the ambiguity of his situation to fame/fortune. His performance has a strong sense of how much his character is flummoxed by the situation, depending so much upon the adulation that comes from something he didn't do. Good old moral ambiguity: works every time on me.
   104. sunnyday2 Posted: July 13, 2006 at 06:13 PM (#2097693)
Lee Marvin = Cat Ballou!

John Wayne (not Gacy) = well, er, ah, gimme a minute I'll think of sumthin'

Jimmy Stewart = Vertigo! (To be confused with Mel Brooks' High Anxiety, which is much funnier.)
   105. Sean Gilman Posted: July 13, 2006 at 09:46 PM (#2097986)
Wayne's brilliant in The Searchers, among many other fine performances in an underrated career.
   106. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: July 14, 2006 at 12:23 AM (#2098147)
underrated career
Depends who you're asking. If you're asking the cineaste elite, he's overrated. If you ask the average American male he's an icon.
   107. Buzzards Bay Posted: July 14, 2006 at 12:51 AM (#2098187)
"The Wild One" aired today on retroplex.. really enjoyed the stilted acting of the 'establishment'..cops,pols etc.//now move in time to "Mad Max"
   108. sunnyday2 Posted: July 14, 2006 at 01:51 AM (#2098254)
sunnyday2 = cineaste elite, I guess (but I'd have to be even more elite to know what a cineaste is)
   109. Sean Gilman Posted: July 14, 2006 at 02:38 AM (#2098330)
Depends of the cineaste, really. (Cineaste = film lover, in English. In French it's basically a film director).

I'd certainly belong to any 'cineaste elite' and I think he's underrated as an actor. As an icon, I don't think his rating can be argued with. Whether he's an icon for good or evil is certainly up for debate, but it largely depends on your political POV which doesn't have a lot to do with his actual films or acting skills. His status as an icon overshadows his actual skill as an actor, as well as the fact that he's a totally different style of actor than the presently dominant method style (DeNiro, Hoffman, et al.)
   110. Steve Treder Posted: July 14, 2006 at 03:23 AM (#2098434)
I fully agree with Sean.

John Wayne is generally underrated as an actor even by his most drooling fans, who tend to adulate him as an icon and as a personality. But strictly looking at his work on screen, he certainly made a ton of junk, but in those times when he was working with a serious director with a serious script, he was a very fine actor. The Searchers is one example, and so is True Grit. He had both depth and humor that he was rarely called upon to deliver, but he demonstrated it under the right circumstances.
   111. Babe Adams Posted: July 14, 2006 at 04:28 AM (#2098532)
Wayne's audience aged and died with him, but thirty years later cable companies that weren't even invented when he died still plan weekends around his movies during the sweeps period. He's just the most enduring star in the history of the movies.
   112. yest Posted: July 14, 2006 at 06:53 AM (#2098600)
A matter that shouldn't be confused with great or famous one-liners.
But that movie had some of the greatest one liners in Hollywood history

Oh, Mr. President, we seem to be alone. I, I'm not complaining for a social reason; it's just, I think it'd be a pity if these gentlemen missed any of this, and...
and my favorite
Either I'm dead right, or I'm crazy!
Would you care to put that to a vote, senator
   113. Sean Gilman Posted: July 14, 2006 at 08:31 AM (#2098626)
The Searchers is one example, and so is True Grit. He had both depth and humor that he was rarely called upon to deliver, but he demonstrated it under the right circumstances.

I'd add The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Stagecoach, Flying Leathernecks, The Cowboys, Rio Bravo, Red River, Dark Command and even The Quiet Man to the list of great Wayne performances.
   114. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 17, 2006 at 01:00 AM (#2101705)
I'd add The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Stagecoach, Flying Leathernecks, The Cowboys, Rio Bravo, Red River, Dark Command and even The Quiet Man to the list of great Wayne performances.

The Quiet Man is my favorite John Wayne film, but the Shootist is #2 (They Were Expendable is my favorite war film of his).

BTW, at the end of North to Alaska (not a bad film, BTW), you can see the Duke's toupee fly off in a fight with Ernie Kovacs. It's only for a second so keep your eyes peeled (he actually doesn't wear it on purpose at the end of the Wings of Eagles, which is a boring flick, BTW).
   115. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: July 18, 2006 at 06:28 PM (#2103567)
"I dunno, when Christmas rolls around, I'm a little more partial to Bad Santa ;-)"

Me too, talk about a great movie, wow. Probably my favorite Christmas movie ever.
   116. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: July 18, 2006 at 06:31 PM (#2103570)
By the way, I say post #115 in all seriousness.
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