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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

2007 Results: Newly Eligible Ripken, Gwynn and McGwire Make It Into the Hall of Merit Easily!

In his first year of eligibility, legendary shortstop Cal Ripken was elected into the Hall of Merit practically unanimously with 99.83% of all possible points. He earned an “elect me” vote from every voter.

Star hitter Tony Gwynn also made a very strong showing with his 95% of all possible points.

Last but not least, supreme power-hitter Mark McGwire earned a more than respectable 86% of all possible points.

Rounding out the top-ten were: Bret Saberhagen (looks good for 2008!), Reggie Smith (he might make it in 2008, too!), Cannonball Dick Redding, Bucky Walters, Tommy Leach (big jump forward!), Bob Johnson and Kirby Puckett.

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  Cal Ripken, Jr.         1150   48  46  2                                       
 2  n/e  Tony Gwynn              1091   48   2 36  9  1                                 
 3  n/e  Mark McGwire             990   46     10 30  4  2                              
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 4    8  Bret Saberhagen          244   19            4     3  4  1     2  2     1     2
 5    4  Reggie Smith             236   20            2  3  3     1  2  2  1     2     4
 6    6  Cannonball Dick Redding  186   13            4  3  1  1  1     1     1  1      
 7    5  Bucky Walters            185   15         1     2  1  3  1  1     1  1  3     1
 8   14  Tommy Leach              185   14            2  1  3  1  2  1  2     1     1   
 9    7  Bob Johnson              181   15            1  1  2  1  2  2  2  1  1     1  1
10   11  Kirby Puckett            180   14            3  2  1  2  1  1     1        1  2
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11   12  Gavvy Cravath            171   15         1  1  1        2  2     2  1  3  1  1
12   10  Tony Perez               170   13         1  1  2  1  2     1  1     1  3      
13   16  Luis Tiant               168   15         1  1     2     1  1  2  1  1  1  1  3
14   13  Phil Rizzuto             168   14               2  2  3     1     3     2     1
15    9  John McGraw              168   13            2  4  1  1     1     1        1  2
16   30  Dick Lundy               156   13         1  2        1        4     4        1
17   15  Hugh Duffy               154   12            2  1  1  2     1  1  2  2         
18   17  George Van Haltren       153   10         1  2  2  2     1  1     1            
19   18  Bus Clarkson             150   13            2     1  1     4  1     1     1  2
20  n/e  David Cone               148   13            1           2  4  4           1  1
21   19  Ken Singleton            139   12               4        2     1        3  2   
22   20  Tommy Bridges            134   10            1  3  2     1  1           1     1
23   21  Dave Concepción          125   13               1        1  1  1  2  2  2  1  2
24   24  Burleigh Grimes          121   11            1        3  1        1  1  2  2   
25   26  Albert Belle             110   10                  1  1  1  3  1        1  1  1
26   31  Rusty Staub              108   10                     1     2  3  3        1   
27   22  Mickey Welch             106    8               1  1  2  2     1  1            
28   36  Don Newcombe             105   12                  1     1     1     1  4  1  3
29   33  Rick Reuschel            104    8            2  1  1  1              1  2      
30   29  Tommy John                99    8               2        2  1     2  1         
31   27  Vic Willis                96    7            2        1  3           1         
32   28  Dale Murphy               95    9                  2        1  1  2  1     1  1
33   37  Lou Brock                 93    9            1     1           1  1  2  1  2   
34   35  Larry Doyle               89    7               1  3        1        1     1   
35   23  Elston Howard             88   10                     1           1  4  1  2  1
36   32  Bob Elliott               86    8                        1  2  2  2        1   
37   39  Norm Cash                 85    8                  1     1  1  2  1        1  1
38   34  Bobby Bonds               84    7            1     1  1  1  1              1  1
39   25  Dizzy Dean                83    7            1  1  1           1  1        2   
40   42  Wally Schang              76    6            1     1     1  1     1  1         
41   46  Bill Monroe               71    6            1     1  1           1  1        1
42   43  Lee Smith                 61    4               2  1  1                        
43   44  Carl Mays                 59    5               1     1     1        1  1      
44   40  Pie Traynor               58    6               1           1        1  1  1  1
45   48  Bert Campaneris           58    5                        2  1  1     1         
46   41  Orlando Cepeda            56    5                  1     2           1        1
47   38  Ben Taylor                53    5               1     1           1        1  1
48   45  Dave Bancroft             50    5                     2              1     1  1
49   47  Ed Williamson             50    4            1     1        1                 1
50   53  Sal Bando                 49    4                        2  1  1               
51   50  Vern Stephens             48    4                     1  1     1  1            
52   49  Chuck Klein               47    4               1  1                    2      
53   60  Addie Joss                42    3         1                    1     1         
54   62  Lance Parrish             39    4                     1              1  2      
55   52  Frank Tanana              36    2         1           1                        
56T  54  Ernie Lombardi            34    3                  1           1        1      
56T  65T Tony Mullane              34    3                        1     1  1            
58   51  Johnny Pesky              33    4                           1        1        2
59   55T Leroy Matlock             33    3                        2                 1   
60   65T Bruce Sutter              32    3                     1           1     1      
61   58  Wilbur Cooper             31    2            1        1                        
62   59  Thurman Munson            30    3                     1              1     1   
63T  73  Buddy Bell                29    2               1        1                     
63T  55T Don Mattingly             29    2         1                                1   
65   61  Jack Quinn                28    3                  1                       1  1
66   67  Jimmy Ryan                28    2                  1     1                     
67T  75T Dwight Gooden             26    3                                 1  1     1   
67T  74  Rabbit Maranville         26    3                              1        1  1   
69   69  Sam Rice                  25    3                           1              1  1
70   68  Ed Cicotte                25    2               1                    1         
71   63  Al Rosen                  24    3                                 1        2   
72T  72  Frank Chance              22    2                           1     1            
72T  57  Urban Shocker             22    2                           1     1            
74   70T Fred Dunlap               21    3                                       1  1  1
75   77  Jim Kaat                  21    2                              1  1            
76T n/e  Harold Baines             20    2                        1                 1   
76T  75T Lefty Gomez               20    2                        1                 1   
78T  64  George J. Burns           17    2                              1              1
78T  82  Dave Parker               17    2                                    1  1      
80   70T Jim Rice                  16    2                                 1           1
81   87  Frank Howard              15    2                                    1        1
82T  86  Luis Aparicio             14    1                     1                        
82T  88  Brian Downing             14    1                     1                        
82T  79  Tony Oliva                14    1                     1                        
85   89  Jim McCormick             13    2                                          1  1
86  n/e  Jose Canseco              13    1                        1                     
87   90T Jack Clark                12    1                           1                  
88T  84  Hack Wilson               11    1                              1               
88T  92  Sam Leever                11    1                              1               
90T n/e  Tony Fernandez            10    1                                 1            
90T  93T Carlos Morán              10    1                                 1            
90T  93T Dizzy Trout               10    1                                 1            
93T  93T Tommy Bond                 9    1                                    1         
93T  96T Fielder Jones              9    1                                    1         
93T n/e  Paul O'Neill               9    1                                    1         
93T  90T Virgil Trucks              9    1                                    1         
97T n/e  Dom DiMaggio               8    1                                       1      
97T  98T George Kell                8    1                                       1      
97T  85  Tony Lazzeri               8    1                                       1      
97T  96T Jack Morris                8    1                                       1      
101T  98T Elmer Smith                7    1                                          1   
101T 102  Jim Fregosi                7    1                                          1   
101T 102  Charlie Hough              7    1                                          1   
101T 100  Bill Madlock               7    1                                          1   
101T  78  Bobby Veach                7    1                                          1   
106 102  Al Oliver                  6    1                                             1
Dropped Out: Brett Butler(106), Ron Cey(83), Luke Easter(80T), Orel Hershiser(100), Dutch Leonard(107), 
Bill Mazeroski(80T), Gene Tenace(107), Mickey Vernon(102).
Ballots Cast: 48

Thanks to Ron and OCF for their help again with the tally!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 13, 2007 at 12:59 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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