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Monday, December 11, 2006

1991 Results: (In This Order) Carew, Boyer, and Moore For the Hall of Merit!

In his first year of eligibility, hitting star Rod Carew was the top vote-getter for this “year’s” Hall of Merit election, earning an excellent 99% of all possible points.

After 17 previous times, Cardinal great Ken Boyer finally made it on the 18th with 35% of all possible points.

Taking the third spot by winning a competitive battle with a couple of the backloggers, standout NeL shortstop Dobie Moore was inducted with only 30% of the vote after 60 years on the ballot. That percentage is now the lowest ever recorded, shattering the record shared by Bobby Doerr and Clark Griffith of 34% from the early Seventies. Moore is now the 26th NeLer inducted by the electorate.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Nellie Fox, Jimmy Wynn, Quincey Trouppe (big leap back into the top-ten!), Edd Roush, Charlie Keller, Rollie Fingers (makes it into the top-ten his first time!), and Jake Beckley.

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  Rod Carew               1286   54  51  1  1  1                                 
 2    4  Ken Boyer                455   34      1  3  3  2  3  3  3  2  3  6  2  2     1
 3    7  Dobie Moore              387   26      6  1  2  2  2  2  2  2     1  2     1  3
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 4    6  Nellie Fox               385   26      1  4  5  1  2  4     2  2  2     1  1  1
 5    5  Jimmy Wynn               366   29      1  2  3     1  6  1  3  1  2  2  4  1  2
 6   11  Quincy Trouppe           357   25      2  3  3  2     1  6        3  2  1  2   
 7   10  Edd Roush                353   26      1  3  1  5  2  2     1  4     1  3  2  1
 8    9  Charlie Keller           343   22   1  3  3  2     4  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
 9  n/e  Rollie Fingers           337   27      4  2  1  2  1     1  2     1  2  2  2  7
10   12  Jake Beckley             333   23      3  3  2  1  3     1  2  2  1     1  2  2
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11    8  Pete Browning            332   22      2  4  2  1  1  2  1  3  2  2     1     1
12   14  Cannonball Dick Redding  302   21      4     1  1  5  2     1  1  2  2     1  1
13   13  Charley Jones            291   17      4  3  2  2  1  1  1  1              1  1
14   15  Bucky Walters            275   20      3  1     3  1  1  2  1  2  1  2     1  2
15   17  Bob Johnson              267   19      1  1  2  4  1  1  1  3  1  1  2     1   
16   16  Hugh Duffy               244   17      1  1  2  1  1  5  2     2  1           1
17   18  Gavvy Cravath            237   20      1     4     1     2     2  2  4  1  1  2
18   19  George Van Haltren       215   14      2  2  1  2  1     1  1  1     2     1   
19   21  Alejandro Oms            191   16   1     1        1  2        3  2  3  1  2   
20   24  Burleigh Grimes          190   14      2     1  2     2  1  2           2  2   
21   22  Tommy Leach              184   15            4  2        1  2     1  1  2     2
22   20  Roger Bresnahan          179   13      2  1        3           3  1  1     2   
23  n/e  Rusty Staub              174   13      2        3     1  1  2        1     2  1
24   23  Orlando Cepeda           159   13         1  1        2  2  2     1  1  2  1   
25   27  Luis Tiant               149   14         2                    2  3  2  2  1  2
26   26  Lou Brock                134   10      2        1        3        1  1  1     1
27   25  Dizzy Dean               128    9         3     1        1        1     2  1   
28   29  Mickey Welch             125    9   1        2     2     1           2        1
29   30  Bobby Bonds              123   11               1  2  1  1  1  1           3  1
30   28  Norm Cash                118    9         1  1     2        1  1  1  1     1   
31   31  Larry Doyle              118    7      2     1  1  2                 1         
32   32  Ken Singleton            112   11         1     1           1  1  1  1  1     4
33   41  Bob Elliott              110   10               1     1  1  1  1  3     1     1
34   33  Vic Willis                95    8               1  1  1  1        2  1  1      
35   35  Tommy Bridges             93    7               1  1  1  1  2  1               
36   43  Elston Howard             85    9                        2  1  1     1  1  1  2
37   39  Ben Taylor                85    7         1  1              1  1     1  1     1
38   34  Reggie Smith              83    8                  1     1  2     1     1  1  1
39   46  John McGraw               81    5         2  1        1                       1
40   40  Pie Traynor               79    6      1        1        1  1           1  1   
41   44T Phil Rizzuto              78    5      1        1     2        1               
42   36T Carl Mays                 69    5               2  1           2               
43   38  Addie Joss                67    5         1        1     1           1  1      
44   48  Vern Stephens             66    6                  1     1     2     1     1   
45   44T Wally Schang              66    5      1              1     1     1        1   
46   47  Jimmy Ryan                65    6               1        1     1  1     1  1   
47   42  Chuck Klein               63    5         1  1                       1  1  1   
48   53  Bill Monroe               60    5         1                 2           1     1
49   50  Sal Bando                 56    5                        2  1  1           1   
50   36T Dave Bancroft             53    6                  1           1           3  1
51   49  Thurman Munson            52    5                     1        1  1  1  1      
52   55  Ed Williamson             49    4                  1  1     1           1      
53   54  Tony Oliva                49    3         1     1              1               
54   52  Frank Howard              47    5                              1  2     2      
55   64  Rabbit Maranville         39    4                           1     1  1  1      
56   56T Jim Kaat                  39    3            1     1                       1   
57   62  Sam Rice                  37    4                     1              1  1     1
58   51  Al Rosen                  37    3                        1  2                  
59   60T Frank Chance              35    3                     1  1              1      
60   60T Gene Tenace               33    3               1                    1  1      
61   59  Ed Cicotte                33    2            1  1                              
62   58  Bobby Veach               31    4                                 1     1  1  1
63   67T Urban Shocker             31    3                  1                 1     1   
64   85T Fred Dunlap               28    2            1                 1               
65   63  Dizzy Trout               27    2                  1        1                  
66   65T Lefty Gomez               26    2               1                 1            
67   56T Ernie Lombardi            25    2                        1  1                  
68T  65T Luis Aparicio             23    2                     1              1         
68T  67T Don Newcombe              23    2                        1        1            
68T  71  Jack Quinn                23    2            1                                1
71   70  George J. Burns           22    3                                       1  2   
72   69  Tony Mullane              22    2                     1                 1      
73   78  Bus Clarkson              20    3                                          2  1
74   73T Wilbur Cooper             16    1               1                              
75   79T Artie Wilson              15    1                  1                           
76  n/e  Al Oliver                 14    2                                          2   
77T  75T Fielder Jones             14    1                     1                        
77T  79T Sam Leever                14    1                     1                        
79   88T Jim Fregosi               13    2                                          1  1
80T  75T Dutch Leonard             13    1                        1                     
80T  75T Cecil Travis              13    1                        1                     
82T  85T Kiki Cuyler               11    1                              1               
82T  82T Hack Wilson               11    1                              1               
82T  82T Tony Lazzeri              11    1                              1               
85   79T Mickey Vernon             10    1                                 1            
86T n/e  Tommy Bond                 9    1                                    1         
86T  87  Herman Long                9    1                                    1         
86T  82T Virgil Trucks              9    1                                    1         
89T  88T George Kell                8    1                                       1      
89T  72  Bill Mazeroski             8    1                                       1      
89T  88T Bobby Murcer               8    1                                       1      
92T n/e  Wally Berger               6    1                                             1
92T n/e  Vada Pinson                6    1                                             1
92T  88T Sol White                  6    1                                             1
Dropped Out: Sparky Lyle(73T).
Ballots Cast: 54

 

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 11, 2006 at 12:59 AM | 204 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: December 19, 2006 at 12:21 AM (#2264556)
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   202. Mark Shirk (jsch) Posted: December 19, 2006 at 01:33 AM (#2264592)
Devin,

What does just by the numbers mean? He gives top 5, top 3 consecutive and career. I bet I could look at that list and get a different result than you. Unless, you are using something else.
   203. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: December 19, 2006 at 03:24 AM (#2264676)
It means all of the criteria he was using except the subjective factor. The other two are Win Shares/162 games, which I could figure from the total WS, and the timeline factor. Again, there were obviously things he was doing that I couldn't replicate, such as accounting for pitching WS differently in the WS/162. I can send you the Excel file if you like. (I should also note that there could be errors due to my own typing mistakes.)
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