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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Selected 20th Century Candidates

If you are looking for a player thread from the last century, this is the place to visit!

Hank Aaron (elected in 1982)

Joe Adcock

Pete Alexander (elected in 1936)

Edgardo Alfonzo

Dick Allen (elected in 1983)

Bob Allison

Roberto Alomar (elected in 2010)

Felipe Alou

Brady Anderson

Luis Aparicio

Kevin Appier

Luke Appling (elected in 1956)

Buzz Arlett

Richie Ashburn (elected in 1968)

Earl Averill (elected in 1961)

Bobby Avila

Jeff Bagwell (elected in 2011)

Frank Baker (elected in 1928)

Harold Baines

Dave Bancroft, Rabbit Maranville and Joe Sewell

Sal Bando

Ernie Banks (elected in 1977)

Dick Bartell

Don Baylor

Buddy Bell

Jay Bell

Albert Belle

Johnny Bench (elected in 1990)

Wally Berger

Yogi Berra (elected in 1969)

Craig Biggio

Vida Blue

Bert Blyleven (elected in 1998)

Wade Boggs (elected in 2005)

Barry Bonds

Bobby Bonds

Bobby Bonilla (see Tony Fernandez)

Bob Boone

Ike Boone

Lou Boudreau (elected in 1958)

Ken Boyer (elected in 1991)

Harry Brecheen (see Max Lanier)

Roger Bresnahan (elected in 2004)

George Brett (elected in 1999)

Tommy Bridges

Lou Brock

Kevin Brown (elected in 2011)

Bill Bruton

Bill Buckner

Jim Bunning (elected in 1977)

Ellis Burks

George J. Burns

Donie Bush (see Joe Tinker)

Brett Butler

Johnny Callison

Ken Caminiti (see Tony Fernandez)

Roy Campanella (elected in 1963)

Bert Campaneris

Jose Canseco (see Paul O’Neill)

Jose Cardenal

Rod Carew (elected in 1991)

Max Carey and Harry Heilmann (Carey elected in 1939) 

Steve Carlton (elected in 1993)

Gary Carter  (elected in 1998)

Joe Carter

Norm Cash

Cesar Cedeno

Orlando Cepeda 

Ron Cey                                           

Frank Chance

Ray Chapman (see Joe Tinker)

Eddie Cicotte

Jack Clark

Will Clark (elected in 2006)

Fred Clarke (elected in 1917)

Roger Clemens

Roberto (Walker) Clemente (elected in 1978)

Harlond Clift

Ty Cobb (elected in 1934)

Mickey Cochrane (elected in 1943)

Rocky Colavito

Eddie Collins (elected in 1934)

Dave Concepcion

David Cone (elected in 2012)

Cecil Cooper

Walker Cooper

Wilbur Cooper

Stan Coveleski and Carl Mays (Coveleski elected in 1938)

Gavvy Cravath

Sam Crawford (elected in 1924)

Joe Cronin (elected in 1951)

Jose Cruz

Kiki Cuyler

Alvin Dark

Chili Davis (see Tony Phillips)

Curt Davis

Eric Davis (see Paul O’Neill)

Tommy Davis

Willie Davis

Andre Dawson (elected in 2005)

Dizzy Dean

Bill Dickey (elected in 1953)

Murray Dickson

Dom DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio (elected in 1957)

Larry Doby (elected in 1965)

Bobby Doerr (elected in 1972)

Brian Downing

Larry Doyle

Don Drysdale (elected in 1975)

Lenny Dykstra

Dennis Eckersley (elected in 2004)

Bob Elliott

Darrell Evans (elected 1995)

Dwight Evans (elected in 1997)

Red Faber, Eppa Rixey and Jack Quinn (Faber elected in 1939)

Ron Fairly

Bob Feller (elected in 1962)

Tony Fernandez, Bobby Bonilla, Wally Joyner and Ken Caminiti

Rick Ferrell

Wes Ferrell (elected in 1964)

Cecil Fielder (see Terry Pendleton)

Rollie Fingers (elected in 2000)

Chuck Finley

Carlton Fisk (elected in 1999)

Elmer Flick (elected in 1918)

Curt Flood

Whitey Ford (elected in 1973)

George Foster

Jack Fournier

Nellie Fox (elected in 1997)

Jimmie Foxx (elected in 1951)

John Franco

Bill Freehan (elected in 1985)

Jim Fregosi

Bob Friend

Frankie Frisch (elected in 1944)

Gary Gaetti

Steve Garvey

Lou Gehrig (elected in 1944)

Charlie Gehringer (elected in 1948)

Bob Gibson (elected in 1981)

Kirk Gibson

Jim Gilliam

Dwight Gooden

Lefty Gomez

Juan Gonzalez

Joe Gordon (elected in 1976)

Goose Goslin (elected in 1945)

Rich Gossage (elected in 2000)

Mark Grace

Hank Greenberg (elected in 1953)

Bobby Grich (elected in 1992)

Ken Griffey, Sr.

Burleigh Grimes and Dolph Luque

Dick Groat

Heinie Groh and Tommy Leach (Groh elected in 1938)

Lefty Grove (elected in 1947)

Pedro Guerrero

Ron Guidry

Tony Gwynn (elected in 2007)

Stan Hack (elected in 1958)

Mel Harder

Tommy Harper

Toby Harrah

Gabby Hartnett (elected in 1947)

Harry Heilmann (elected in 1937) (see Max Carey)

Rickey Henderson (elected in 2009)

Tom Henke, Dave Stewart and Dave Righetti

Tommy Henrich

Billy Herman (elected in 1958)

Keith Hernandez (elected in 1996)

Orlando Hernandez

Orel Hershiser

John Hiller

Gil Hodges

Harry Hooper

Rogers Hornsby (elected in 1941)

Willie Horton

Charlie Hough

Elston Howard

Frank Howard

Kent Hrbek

Carl Hubbell (elected in 1949)

Catfish Hunter

Joe Jackson (elected in 1927)

Larry Jackson

Reggie Jackson (elected in 1993)

Fergie Jenkins (elected in 1990)

Tommy John

Bob Johnson

Walter Johnson (elected in 1933)

Fielder Jones

Willie Jones

Addie Joss

Wally Joyner (see Tony Fernandez)

Dave Justice

Jim Kaat

Al Kaline (elected in 1980)

Willie Keeler (elected in 1919)

Jimmy Key (see Dennis Martinez)

George Kell

Charlie Keller (elected in 1996)

Harmon Killebrew (elected in 1981)

Ralph Kiner (elected in 1987)

Chuck Klein

Chuck Knoblauch

Ed Konetchy (see George Sisler)

Jerry Koosman

Sandy Koufax (elected in 1972)

Harvey Kuenn

Nap Lajoie (elected in 1922)

Mark Langston

Max Lanier and Harry Brecheen

Ray Lankford

Carney Lansford

Barry Larkin (elected in 2010)

Tony Lazzeri

Tommy Leach (see Heinie Groh)

Sam Leever (see Vic Willis)

Bob Lemon (elected in 1967)

Chet Lemon

Dutch Leonard and Bobo Newsom

Kenny Lofton

Mickey Lolich

Sherm Lollar

Ernie Lombardi

Herman Long

Davey Lopes

Greg Luzinski

Sparky Lyle

Fred Lynn

Ted Lyons (elected in 1949)

Bill Madlock

Sherry Magee (elected in 1926)

Sal Maglie

Mickey Mantle (elected in 1974)

Rabbit Maranville (see Dave Bancroft)

Firpo Marberry

Juan Marichal (elected in 1980)

Roger Maris

Mike Marshall

Dennis Martinez and Jimmy Key

Edgar Martinez (elected in 2010)

Eddie Mathews (elected in 1974)

Christy Mathewson (eligible in 1922)

Don Mattingly

Lee May

Carl Mays (see Stan Coveleski)

Willie Mays (elected in 1979)

Bill Mazeroski

Dick McAuliffe

Willie McCovey (elected in 1986)

Lindy McDaniel

Willie McGee (see Tony Phillips)

Joe McGinnity (elected in 1928)

Fred McGriff

Mark McGwire (elected in 2007)

Denny McLain

Hal McRae

Joe Medwick (elected in 1967)

Chief Meyers

Minnie Minoso (elected in 1987)

Kevin Mitchell (see Terry Pendleton)

Johnny Mize (elected in 1959)

Paul Molitor (elected in 2004)

Joe Morgan (elected in 1990)

Jack Morris

Thurman Munson

Bobby Murcer

Dale Murphy

Eddie Murray (elected in 2003)

Stan Musial (elected in 1969)

Buddy Myer

Graig Nettles (elected in 2006)

Don Newcombe

Hal Newhouser (elected in 1960)

Bobo Newsom (see Dutch Leonard)

Phil Niekro (elected in 1994)

Lefty O’Doul

John Olerud

Tony Oliva

Al Oliver

Paul O’Neill, Jose Canseco, Devon White and Eric Davis

Claude Osteen

Mel Ott (elected in 1952)

Rafael Palmeiro (elected in 2012)

Jim Palmer (elected in 1990)

Milt Pappas

Dave Parker

Lance Parrish

Terry Pendleton, Kevin Mitchell and Cecil Fielder

Tony Perez

Gaylord Perry (elected in 1989)

Jim Perry

Rico Petrocelli

Tony Phillips, Chili Davis and Willie McGee

Mike Piazza

Billy Pierce (elected in 1987)

Vada Pinson

Eddie Plank (elected in 1924)

Darrell Porter

Boog Powell

Vic Power

Kirby Puckett

Jack Quinn (see Red Faber)

Dan Quisenberry

Brad Radke

Tim Raines (elected in 2008)

Willie Randolph (elected in 2001)

Jeff Reardon (see Frank Viola)

Pee Wee Reese (elected in 1964)

Rick Reuschel (elected in 2012)

Dave Righetti (see Tom Henke)

Jim Rice

Sam Rice

Cal Ripken, Jr. (elected in 2007)

Eppa Rixey (elected in 1968) (see Red Faber)

Phil Rizzuto

Robin Roberts (elected in 1972)

Brooks Robinson (elected in 1984)

Frank Robinson (elected in 1982)

Jackie Robinson (elected in 1962)

Steve Rogers

Eddie Rommel

Pete Rose (elected in 1993)

Johnny Roseboro

Al Rosen

Edd Roush (elected in 1997)

Red Ruffing (elected in 1966)

Pete Runnels

Babe Ruth (elected in 1941)

Nolan Ryan (elected in 2000)

Bret Saberhagen (elected in 2008)

Tim Salmon

Ryne Sandberg (elected in 2003)

Ron Santo (elected in 1980)

Hank Sauer

Wally Schang

Curt Schilling

Mike Schmidt (elected 1995)

Red Schoendienst

Tom Seaver (elected in 1992)

Joe Sewell (elected in 1985) (see Dave Bancroft)

Jimmy Sheckard (elected in 1930)

Urban Shocker

Ruben Sierra

Roy Sievers

Al Simmons (elected in 1946)

Curt Simmons

Ted Simmons (elected in 1994)

George Sisler and Ed Konetchy (Sisler elected in 1979)

Enos Slaughter (elected in 1965)

Lee Smith

Reggie Smith (elected in 2009)

Ozzie Smith (elected in 2002)

Duke Snider (elected in 1970)

Sammy Sosa

Warren Spahn (elected in 1971)

Tris Speaker (elected in 1934)

Willie Stargell (elected in 1988)

Rusty Staub

Dave Stewart (see Tom Henke)

Dave Stieb (elected in 2002)

Darryl Strawberry

Rick Sutcliffe (see Frank Viola)

Bruce Sutter

Don Sutton (elected in 1994)

Frank Tanana

Garry Templeton

Gene Tenace

Bill Terry (elected in 1942)

Hank Thompson

Luis Tiant

Joe Tinker, Donie Bush and Ray Chapman

Joe Torre (elected in 1984)

Alan Trammell (elected in 2002)

Cecil Travis

Pie Traynor

Hal Trosky

Dizzy Trout

Virgil Trucks

Fernando Valenzuela

Dazzy Vance (elected in 1942)

Arky Vaughan (elected in 1954)

Bobby Veach

Robin Ventura

Mickey Vernon

Frank Viola, Bob Welch, Rick Sutcliffe and Jeff Reardon

Rube Waddell (elected in 1986)

Honus Wagner (elected in 1923)

Bobby Wallace (elected in 1929)

Tim Wallach

Dixie Walker

Larry Walker (elected in 2011)

Ed Walsh (elected in 1920)

Bucky Walters

Lloyd Waner

Paul Waner (elected in 1950)

Lon Warneke

Bob Watson

Bob Welch (see Frank Viola)

Vic Wertz

Zack Wheat (elected in 1933)

Lou Whitaker (elected in 2001)

Bill White

Devon White (see Paul O’Neill)

Frank White

Roy White

Hoyt Wilhelm (elected in 1978)

Bernie Williams

Billy Williams (elected in 1983)

Matt Williams

Ted Williams (elected in 1966)

Vic Willis & Sam Leever

Maury Wills

Hack Wilson

Willie Wilson

Dave Winfield (elected in 2001)

Wilbur Wood

Early Wynn (elected in 1970)

Jimmy Wynn (elected in 1996)

Carl Yastrzemski (elected in 1989)

Eddie Yost

Robin Yount (elected in 1999)

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2004 at 06:39 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. yest Posted: December 06, 2005 at 09:27 PM (#1764336)
can you make a Willie Jones page
   2. Paul Wendt Posted: May 10, 2007 at 09:46 PM (#2360321)
BillP,

Select "Hall of Merit" from the leader; "Important Links" at the end of JTMurphy's header; "Selected 20th Century Players" from the list of important links. Here you are. Find Ernie Lombardi.

Do study the Hall of Merit "Important Links". Links that aren't important enough to be listed are available via "Read more . . ." at the end of the list.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 10, 2007 at 11:32 PM (#2360399)
Links that aren't important enough to be listed are available via "Read more . . ." at the end of the list.


It's not a question of not being important enough, Paul. That's just how the program truncates lengthy leaders. Maybe Jim or Dan could do something about it, but it's beyond my knowledge or access.
   4. Paul Wendt Posted: December 21, 2008 at 01:43 AM (#3034882)
[I have not checked this page for integrity as I have checked the 19c candidates. Rather, I discovered that John Quinn is missing because I recently looked for his discussion.]

add the line with the link
"Rickey Henderson (elected 2009)"
http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/hall_of_merit/discussion/rickey_henderson/

add the line
"Jack Quinn (see Red Faber)"

Reggie Smith
add "(elected in 2009)"
   5. Paul Wendt Posted: September 25, 2009 at 01:35 PM (#3332043)
the link to Robin Ventura is broken
   6. Paul Wendt Posted: September 25, 2009 at 02:46 PM (#3332150)
and Jack Quinn still needs
"Jack Quinn (see Red Faber)"
   7. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 12, 2009 at 08:26 PM (#3350093)
Took care of your last two posts, Paul.
   8. Paul Wendt Posted: October 23, 2009 at 11:18 PM (#3364257)
good. The link to Fred McGriff is broken.
--in the same way iirc, needs a slash before player name, thus
http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/hall_of_merit/discussion/fred_mcgriff
   9. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4047589)
Updated now to show all player threads up to this point. Slowly but surely, guys.

The McGriff link has been fixed, too (over two years to fix it? I'm more burnt out regarding the HoM than I thought I was :-)).

FWIW, there won't be a 21st Century thread until a thread is created that highlights a player who played most of his career in this century.

   10. Howie Menckel Posted: January 29, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4048584)

Excellent work by the ever-underappreciated Mr. Murphy, who does share a surname with one of my 14-year-old cats.
:)

   11. Rob_Wood Posted: January 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM (#4048653)
Ditto -- taking this opportunity to thank John Murphy for all he does for the HOM project.

Thanks again John.

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