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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Monday, August 02, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: Home Page

Enter here to see the players that have been immortalized in the Hall of Merit.

John Murphy was the curator of the Plaque Room and creator (with Ryan Wagman’s help) of the plaques. As of 2011 the creator of the plaques is theorioleway.

David Foss is in charge of the franchise cap standings.

Devin McCullen provides the city and state cap standings.

yest helps us out double-checking the plaques for accuracy.

The whole process is overseen by our commissioner and founder Joe Dimino.

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The current roster (246 total) includes (in alphabetical order for each position):

Pitchers (66): Pete Alexander+, Kevin Brown+, Bert Blyleven+, Mordecai Brown, Ray Brown+, Jim Bunning+, Steve Carlton+, Bob Caruthers, John Clarkson+, Roger Clemens+**, Stan Coveleski, David Cone, Martín Dihigo+, Don Drysdale+, Dennis Eckersley+, Red Faber+, Bob Feller+, Wes Ferrell, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford+, Rube Foster, Willie Foster, Pud Galvin, Bob Gibson+, Rich Gossage+, Clark Griffith, Lefty Grove+*, Carl Hubbell+, Walter Johnson+*, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Keefe, Sandy Koufax+, Bob Lemon, Ted Lyons, Juan Marichal+, Christy Mathewson+**, Joe McGinnity, José Méndez, Hal Newhouser+, Kid Nichols+, Phil Niekro, Satchel Paige+, Jim Palmer+, Gaylord Perry+, Billy Pierce, Eddie Plank, Charley Radbourn, Rick Reuschel, Eppa Rixey, Robin Roberts+, Bullet Rogan+, Red Ruffing, Amos Rusie+, Nolan Ryan, Bret Saberhagen, Tom Seaver+**, Warren Spahn+, Al Spalding, Dave Stieb, Don Sutton+, Dazzy Vance, Rube Waddell, Ed Walsh+, Hoyt Wilhelm+, Smokey Joe Williams, Early Wynn and Cy Young+*.

Catchers (20): Johnny Bench+, Charlie Bennett, Yogi Berra+, Roger Bresnahan, Roy Campanella+, Gary Carter+, Mickey Cochrane+, Bill Dickey, Buck Ewing+, Carlton Fisk+, Bill Freehan, Josh Gibson+, Gabby Hartnett+, Biz Mackey, Cal McVey, Mike Piazza+, Louis Santop+, Ted Simmons+, Joe TorreQuincy Trouppe and Deacon White+.

First Basemen (21): Cap Anson+, Jeff Bagwell+, Jake Beckley, Dan Brouthers+**, Will Clark+, Roger Connor+, Jimmie Foxx+, Lou Gehrig+*, Hank Greenberg+, Keith Hernandez+, Harmon Killebrew+, Buck Leonard+, Willie McCovey+, Mark McGwire+, Johnny Mize+, Eddie Murray+, Rafael Palmeiro, George Sisler, Joe Start, Mule Suttles, and Bill Terry+.

Second Basemen (22): Roberto Alomar+, Ross Barnes+, Craig Biggio+, Rod Carew+, Cupid Childs, Eddie Collins, Bobby Doerr, Nellie Fox, Frankie Frisch, Charlie Gehringer+, Joe Gordon, Frank Grant, Bobby Grich+, Billy Herman, Rogers Hornsby+**, Nap Lajoie+, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan+, Willie Randolph, Hardy Richardson, Jackie Robinson+Ryne Sandberg+, and Lou Whitaker+.

Third Basemen (19): Dick Allen+, Frank Baker+, John Beckwith, Wade Boggs+*, George Brett+**, Ken BoyerJimmy Collins, Darrell Evans+, Heinie Groh, Stan Hack, Eddie Mathews+, John McGraw, Paul Molitor+, Graig Nettles, Brooks Robinson, Ron Santo+, Mike Schmidt+*, Ezra Sutton, and Jud Wilson.

Shortstops (26): Luke Appling+, Ernie Banks+, Lou Boudreau, Joe Cronin, Bill Dahlen+, George Davis+, Jack Glasscock, Hughie Jennings, Home Run Johnson, Barry Larkin+, John Henry Lloyd, Dick Lundy, Dobie Moore, Dickey Pearce, Pee Wee Reese+, Cal Ripken, Jr.+**, Joe Sewell, Ozzie Smith+, Alan Trammell+, Arky Vaughan+, Honus Wagner+*, Bobby Wallace, John Ward+, Willie Wells, George Wright and Robin Yount+.

Left Fielders (23): Jesse Burkett, Barry Bonds+*, Fred Clarke+, Ed Delahanty+, Goose Goslin, Rickey Henderson+*, Monte Irvin, Charley Jones, Charlie Keller, Joe Kelley, Ralph Kiner, Sherry Magee, Joe Medwick, Minnie Minoso, Stan Musial+*, Tim Raines+, Jimmy Sheckard, Al Simmons+, Willie Stargell+, Harry Stovey, Zack Wheat+, Billy Williams, Ted Williams+*, and Carl Yastrzemski+.

Center Fielders (26): Richie Ashburn+, Earl Averill, Cool Papa Bell, Willard BrownPete Browning, Max Carey, Oscar Charleston+, Ty Cobb+, Andre Dawson, Joe DiMaggio+*, Larry Doby+, George Gore+, Billy Hamilton+Pete Hill+, Paul Hines+ , Mickey Mantle+*, Willie Mays+*, Alejandro Oms, Jim O’Rourke+, Lip Pike, Edd Roush, Duke Snider+, Tris Speaker+, Turkey Stearnes+, Cristóbal Torriente and Jimmy Wynn.

Right Fielders (22): Hank Aaron+*, Roberto Clemente+, Sam Crawford**, Dwight Evans+, Elmer Flick, Tony Gwynn+, Harry Heilmann, Joe Jackson, Reggie Jackson+, Al Kaline+, Willie Keeler, King Kelly+, Mel Ott+, Frank Robinson+**, Pete Rose, Babe Ruth+*, Enos Slaughter+, Reggie Smith, Sam Thompson, Larry Walker+, Paul Waner+ and Dave Winfield+.

Designated Hitters (1): Edgar Martinez+

+ first-year candidate honorees (140)

* unanimously first on each voter’s ballot (16)

** placed in “elect me” ballot positions on each voter’s ballot, but not unanimously in first (9)

2012 Franchise Cap Standings
1.   Giants - 19 (Bonds, Bresnahan, WClark, Connor, GDavis, DaEvans, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe,
     Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2.   Cubs - 17 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett,
     BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Reuschel, Sandberg, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
3T.  Braves - 13 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, PNiekro, O'Rourke, Spahn,
     Spalding, ESutton, Torre, DWhite, GWright)
3T.  Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson,
     Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
3T.  Yankees - 13 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Gossage, Keller,
     Mantle, Nettles, Randolph, Ruffing, Ruth)
6T.  Cardinals - 12 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, KHernandez, Hornsby, Medwick,
     Mize, Musial, TSimmons, Slaughter, OSmith)
6T.  Athletics - 12 (FBaker, Cochrane, Eckersley, Fingers, Foxx, Grove, Henderson, McGwire, Plank,
     ReJackson, ASimmons, Waddell)
8.   Tigers - 11 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline,
     Newhouser, Trammell, Whitaker)
9T.  Phillies - 10 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Carlton, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts,
     Schmidt, Thompson)
9T.  Reds - 10 (Bench, CJones, Groh, Larkin, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson, Rose, Roush)
9T. Dodgers - 10 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, Piazza, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, DSutton, 
     Vance, Wheat)
12T. Pirates - 9 (Beckley, Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
12T. White Sox - 9 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Fox, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12T.  Red Sox - 9 (Boggs, Clemens, JCollins, Doerr, DwEvans, Fisk, RSmith, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
15T. Orioles - 6 (Murray, Palmer, Ripken, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T. Twins - 6 (Blyleven, Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
17.  Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 4 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley, McGraw)
18T. Astros - 3 (Bagwell, Biggio, JWynn)
18T. Buffalo Bisons - 3 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson)
18T. Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T. Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T. Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T. Kansas City Monarchs - 3 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T. Montreal Expos - 3 (GCarter, Dawson, Raines)
18T. Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
26T. Angels - 2 (Grich, NRyan)
26T. Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
26T. Blue Jays - 2 (Alomar, Stieb)
26T. Brewers - 2 (Molitor, Yount)
26T. Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
26T. Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
26T. Mets - 2 (Cone, Seaver)
26T. New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
26T. Padres - 2 (Gwynn, Winfield)
26T  Rangers - 2 (K. Brown, Palmeiro)
26T. Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
26T. Royals - 2 (Brett, Saberhagen)
38T. Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
38T. Atlantic City Bacharach Giants - 1 (Lundy)
38T. Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
38T. Cleveland Buckeyes - 1 (QTrouppe)
38T. Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
38T. Cuban Stars East - 1 (Oms)
38T. Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
38T. Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
38T. Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
38T. Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
38T. Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
38T. Louisville Colonels - 1 (Browning)
38T. Mariners - 1 (Martinez)
38T. Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
38T. Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
38T. Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
38T. Pittsburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
38T  Rockies - 1 (Walker)
38T. Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
2012 Cap Standings by City
1T.  Chicago - 29 (Anson, Appling, Banks, M. Brown, J. Clarkson, 
E. Collins, Dahlen, Faber, B. Foster, Fox, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, 
Herman, Hill, Jenkins, Kelly, Lyons, Minoso, Pierce, Reuschel, Sandberg, Santo, 
Sheckard, Torriente, Walsh, Wilhelm, Bi. Williams)
1T.  New York - 29 (Berra, Bresnahan, Cone, Connor, G. Davis, Dickey, 
DiMaggio, Ewing, Ford, Gehrig, Gordon, Gossage, Hubbell, Keefe, Keller, 
Lloyd, Mantle, Mathewson, McGinnity, Nettles, Ott, Randolph, Ruffing, 
Rusie, Ruth, Seaver, Terry, Ward, J. Williams)
3.   Philadelphia - 19 (Alexander, Allen, Ashburn, Baker, Carlton,
Cochrane, Delahanty, R. Foster, Foxx, Grove, Hamilton, Magee, Plank,
Roberts, Schmidt, A. Simmons, H. Stovey, Thompson, Waddell)
4T.  Cleveland - 18 (Averill, Boudreau, Burkett, Childs, Coveleski, 
Doby, Feller, W. Ferrell, Flick, Glasscock, J. Jackson, Lajoie, Lemon, 
Sewell, Speaker, Trouppe, E. Wynn, Young)
4T.  St. Louis - 18 (Bell, Boyer, Caruthers, Frisch, B. Gibson, 
Hernandez, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Pike, T. Simmons, Sisler, 
Slaughter, Smith, Suttles, Wallace, Wells)
6.   Boston - 17 (Barnes, Boggs, Clemens, J. Collins, Doerr, Dw. Evans, Fisk, 
McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Smith, Spalding, E. Sutton, White, T. Williams, 
G. Wright, Yastrzemski)
7T.  Detroit - 13 (Bennett, Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, 
Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser, Stearnes, Trammell, 
Whitaker)
7T.  Pittsburgh - 13 (Beckley, R. Brown, Carey, Clarke, Clemente, 
J. Gibson, Kiner, B. Leonard, Paige, Stargell, Vaughan, Wagner, Waner)
9T.  Baltimore - 10 (Beckwith, Jennings, Keeler, Kelley, McGraw, 
Murray, Palmer, Ripken, B. Robinson, Wilson)
9T.  Brooklyn* - 10 (Campanella, G. Johnson, Pearce, Reese, 
J. Robinson, Santop, Snider, Start, Vance, Wheat)
9T.  Cincinnati - 10 (Bench, Groh, Jones, Larkin, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, 
F. Robinson, Rose, Roush)
12. San Francisco - 7 (Bonds, Clark, Da. Evans, Marichal, Mays, McCovey, G. Perry)
13. Milwaukee - 6 (Aaron, Mathews, Molitor, Spahn, Torre, Yount)
14T. Kansas City - 5 (Brett, W. Brown, Moore, Rogan, Saberhagen)
14T. Oakland - 5 (Eckersley, Fingers, Henderson, R. Jackson, McGwire)
16. Los Angeles - 4 (Drysdale, Koufax, Piazza, D. Sutton)
17T. Buffalo - 3 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson)
17T. Houston - 3 (Bagwell, Biggio, J. Wynn)
17T. Montreal - 3 (Carter, Dawson, Raines)
17T. Minneapolis/St. Paul - 3 (Blyleven, Carew, Killebrew)
17T. Washington, DC - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, W. Johnson)
22T. Anaheim* - 2 (Grich, N. Ryan)
22T. Arlington - 2 (K. Brown, Palmeiro)
221T. N/A - 2 (F. Grant, Oms)
22T. Providence - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
22T. San Diego – 2 (Gwynn, Winfield)
22T. Toronto – 2 (Alomar, Stieb)
28T. Almendares* - 1 (Mendez)
28T. Atlanta - 1 (Niekro)
28T. Atlantic City – 1 (Lundy)
28T. Darby, PA* - 1 (Mackey)
28T. Denver - 1 (Walker)
28T. Havana - 1 (Dihigo)
28T. Indianapolis - 1 (Charleston)
28T. Louisville – 1 (Browning)
28T. Newark - 1 (Irvin)
28T. Seattle – 1 (Martinez)

* Cities marked with an asterisk could be considered to be part of another city.

2012 Cap Standings by State, Province, Foreign Country (if there is no 
knowm state or province) or U.S. Capital:
1.   New York (42)
2.   Pennsylvania (33)
3T.  Illinois (28)
3T.  Ohio (28)
5.   Missouri (23)
6.   California (20)
7.   Massachusetts (17)
8.   Michigan (13)
9.   Maryland (10)
10.  Wisconsin (6)
11.  Texas (5)
12T. Minnesota (3)
12T. Quebec (3)
12T. District of Columbia (3)
15T. Cuba (2)
15T. New Jersey (2)
15T. Rhode Island (2)
15T. Georgia (2)
15T. Indiana (2)
15T. Kentucky (2)
15T. Ontario (2)
22T. Colorado (1)
22T. Oregon (1)



Note all mentions of Win Shares on plaques are adjusted to 162 games.

All Negro League awards mentioned on the plaques are from John Holway’s The Complete Book of Baseball’s Negro Leagues (Fleet Walker Award = MVP; George Stovey Award = Cy Young Award; Rube Foster Award = Playoff MVP).

Primary positions on the plaques will be distinguished from secondary positions on all plaques by bold type.

Seasons are calculated this way: (Games Played/Team’s Scheduled Games). Each result is added up for each season to get the final number shown on each plaque.

Here are the plaques of the most recent inductees:


Barry Bonds - 2013 - LF
18.8 seasons with Pittsburgh (NL) 1986-1992; San Francisco (NL) 1993-2007
Cap: San Francisco Giants (NL)
Like his godfather Willie Mays, Barry Bonds’ impact on baseball left many in awe. Widely considered as one of the best players of all-time, he was unanimously placed first on every Hall of Merit ballot in his first year of consideration. A great all-around player early in his career who evolved into the most intimidating hitter ever (he has each of the top three and six of the top ten seasons of accumulated intentional walks), Bonds’ name is everywhere in the record books. He led the league in Runs (1992), HR (1993 and 2001, when he established a new single-season record 73), RBI (1993) BB (1992, 1994-1997, 2000-2004, 2006-2007), IBB (1992-1998, 2002-2004, 2006-2007), TB (1993), BA (2002, 2004), OBP (1991-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, 2006-2007, with 2004’s .609 and 2002’s .582 being the top two seasonal OBPs in baseball history) SLG (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004, which includes the MLB record of .863, set in 2001), OPS (1990-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, including the top two marks in history in 2004’s 1.422 and 2002’s 1.381), and OPS+ (1990-1993, 2000-2004, including the top three marks in MLB history, in 2002’s 268, 2004’s 263, and 2001’s 259). His 2004 season was also noteworthy in that he became the first player to have a season with more times on base than at bats (376 vs. 373). Bonds’ individual season dominance added up, as at the time of his induction he ranked in the top ten all-time in PA (9th – 12,606), Runs (3rd – 2,207), TB (4th – 5,796), HR (1st – 762), RBI (4th – 1,996), BB (1st – 2,558), IBB (1st – 688), XBH (2nd – 1,440), AB/HR (3rd – 12.9), times on-base (2nd – 5,599), OBP (6th - .444), SLG (6th - .607), OPS (4th – 1.051), and OPS+ (3rd – 182). Bonds is also the only player in the history of the game to reach the 500 marks in both career HR and career SB. He played on six division winning teams (1990-1992 with Pittsburgh and 1997, 2000, 2003 with San Francisco) and with the wild-card winning Giants in 2002 submitted a World Series performance for the ages, hitting .471/.700/1.294 with 4 HR in a losing effort. He holds the all-time Giants records in BB (1,947), IBB (575) OBP (.447), SLG (.666), OPS (1.143), and OPS+ (199). Fourteen-time All-Star (1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2004, 2007) who won 12 Silver Slugger awards (1990-1994, 1996-1997, 2000-2004), eight Gold Gloves (1990-1994, 1996-1998), and a record seven MVP awards (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004).

Roger Clemens - 2013 - P
Boston (AL) 1984-1996; Toronto (AL) 1997-1998; New York (AL) 1999-2003, 2007; Houston (NL) 2004-2006
Cap: Boston Red Sox (AL)
Known as the Rocket for his fiery temperament and overpowering fastball, Roger Clemens is considered by many as the best post-WWII pitcher—if not the best in all of baseball history. A workhorse pitcher who twice struck out 20 batters in a game, Clemens dominated the pitching landscape during his career. He led the league in wins (1986-1987, 1997-1998), winning percentage (1986, 2001, 2004), CG (1987-1988, 1997), SHO (1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1997), IP (1991, 1997), SO (1988, 1991, 1996-1998), ERA (1986, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2005), WHIP (1986, 1992, 1997), ERA+ (1986, 1990-1992, 1994, 1997-1998, 2005), H/9 (1986, 1994, 1998, 2005), SO/9 (1988, 1996, 1998), and SO/BB (1987-1988, 1990, 1992). Clemens was on two World Series winning teams (1999 and 2000 with the Yankees) along with seven other division winners (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995 with Boston and 2001-2003 with New York) and three wild-card winners (2004-2005 with Houston and 2007 with New York). Clemens’ 199 postseason innings are the fourth most all-time and his 173 strikeouts rank third all-time at the time of his induction. In his eight World Series starts, he went 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 49 strikeouts. For his career, Clemens ended up with the 9th most wins (354), 16th most innings pitched (4,916.2), third in strikeouts (4,672), seventh in games started (707), and tenth in ERA+ (143). All-time Red Sox leader in wins (192), SO (2,590), and SHO (38). Eleven-time All-Star (1986, 1988, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2001, 2003-2005) who won seven Cy Young awards (1986-1987, 1991, 1997-1998, 2001, 2004) and an MVP award (1986).

Mike Piazza - 2013 - C
12.2 seasons with Los Angeles (NL) 1992-1998; Florida (NL) 1998; New York (NL) 1998-2005; San Diego (NL) 2006; Oakland (AL) 2007
Cap: Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Considered by many to be the best-hitting catcher in Major League history, Mike Piazza hit like a first baseman while playing the most demanding position on the field. A 62nd round draft pick in 1988, Piazza made all the other teams look like fools for not drafting him in 1993 as he won the Rookie of the Year award by hitting .318/.370/.561 (153 OPS+) with 35 HR and 112 RBI. That rookie season announced Piazza as a force to be reckoned with for a long time, as it was his first of ten seasons wherein he would put up an OPS+ of 135 or better, leading the league in both 1995 (172) and 1997 (185). By the time Piazza retired, he held the record for the most HR (427, 396 while playing catcher) and highest slugging percentage (.545) for a catcher. Piazza hit .412/.545/.941 in the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals to help the 2000 wild-card winner New York Mets reach the World Series, and was also on two division winners (1995 Dodgers and 2006 Padres) and two other wild-card winners (1996 Dodgers and 1999 Mets). Twelve-time All-Star (1993-2002, 2004-2005) who won ten consecutive Silver Slugger awards (1993-2002). Has the highest career OPS+ in Dodgers history (160) and highest career SLG in Mets history (.542).

Craig Biggio - 2013 - 2B/C/CF
18.0 seasons with Houston (NL) 1988-2007
Cap: Houston Astros (NL)
A gritty player known for doing whatever it took to help the team, from getting hit by pitches (he led the league five times and has the second-most all-time with 285) to changing positions (he moved from C to 2B to CF to LF back to 2B over his long career), Craig Biggio’s impact on the field was undeniable. In 1992 the Astros moved Biggio from C to 2B in an effort to maximize his odds of being able to play every day and the gamble worked out as he quickly became the best 2B in the National League, a position he would hold throughout the 1990s. A sparkplug at the top of the lineup (one of only eight players with both 3,000 hits and 400 stolen bases), Biggio led the league in games played three times (1992, 1996-1997), PA five times (1992, 1995, 1997-1999), Runs twice (1995, 1997), 2B three times (1994, 1998, 1999) and SB once (1994). An integral member of the “Killer Bs” along with long-time teammate Jeff Bagwell, Biggio spent his entire career with the Astros and was part of four division winners (1997-1999, 2001) and two wild-card winners (2004-2005) making the World Series in 2005 (the first Houston team to win a pennant). At his induction, Biggio ranked in the top 25 all-time in G (16th—2,850), PA (10th—12,504), R (15th—1,844), H (21st—3,060), 2B (5th—668) and times on base (18th—4,505). Seven-time All-Star (1991-1992, 1994-1998) who won five Silver Slugger awards (1989, 1994-1995, 1997-1998) and four Gold Gloves (1994-1997). He holds the franchise record for most G, PA, R, H, TB (4,711), 2B, XBH (1,014), HBP, and times on base.

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   1001. yest Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:05 AM (#2262135)
Honus Wagner
highest career batting avg for a shortstop

retired with the career record for runs created 1887
retired with the NL record for career triples 252

career 327 batting avg
led shortstops in fielding % 4 years in a row

total bases (4.862)
a . instead of ,
   1002. yest Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:35 AM (#2262137)
Boyer
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most 90+ RBI seasons with 7),
Ken Boyer had 8 1956, 1958-64
did you by any chance mean 3rd base record for consecutive 90+ RBI seasons?


Carew
and a ML record four straight batting titles),
Didn't Cobb have 9 straight? Hornsby 6 straight?
   1003. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 17, 2006 at 07:10 PM (#2263807)
Boyer
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most 90+ RBI seasons with 7),
Ken Boyer had 8 1956, 1958-64
did you by any chance mean 3rd base record for consecutive 90+ RBI seasons?


Yes. I have updated the plaque to make it a more clearer.

Carew
and a ML record four straight batting titles),
Didn't Cobb have 9 straight? Hornsby 6 straight?


Yep. That's due to misreading an online article and not thinking it out on my own, since I know that Cobb had the record with 9.

retired with the career record for runs created 1887
retired with the NL record for career triples 252

career 327 batting avg
led shortstops in fielding % 4 years in a row

total bases (4.862)
a . instead of ,


Honus Wagner
highest career batting avg for a shortstop


Do you what the number is, yest?

Took care of everything, except the runs created part. At some point, I'll probably add it when I do the rest. Wagner's plaque can live without it for now. ;-)
   1004. yest Posted: December 18, 2006 at 05:45 AM (#2264141)
Boyer
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most 90+ RBI seasons with 7 at the “hot corner")
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most consecutive 90+ RBI seasons with 7 at the “hot corner")


Do you what the number is, yest?
not offhand


Joe Rogan
the HOF has his him on All Nations (1917)
   1005. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 18, 2006 at 02:44 PM (#2264200)
Boyer
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most 90+ RBI seasons with 7 at the “hot corner")
(he left the game tied for the ML record for most consecutive 90+ RBI seasons with 7 at the “hot corner")


Saying it was consecutive could leave the impression that others have driven in 90 or more runs more than 7 times, so I'm going to leave it as is.

Do you what the number is, yest?
not offhand


Then I'll leave it off for now.

Joe Rogan
the HOF has his him on All Nations (1917)


It had already been posted, yest.
   1006. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 18, 2006 at 10:19 PM (#2264484)
The Plaque Room now points out every HoMer who was inducted his first year of eligibility (99 inductees in all).
   1007. yest Posted: December 18, 2006 at 10:56 PM (#2264505)
Saying it was consecutive could leave the impression that others have driven in 90 or more runs more than 7 times, so I'm going to leave it as is.
it's a good impresion cause
Ken Boyer had 8 1956, 1958-64
and Eddie Mathews has 10 1953-57, 1959-62, and 1965

and speaking of Eddie Mathews

Eddie Mathews
30 or more homers nine straight years
30 or more homers nine straight years (10 total)
20 HR 14 years in a row

his great play that saved a run from scoring in the 9th inning also ended the game and series in favor of the Braves in ‘57.
hit a game winning HR in game 4 of the 1957 WS and in game 7 with 2 outs and men on 1st and 2nd made a great catch on Skowron’s bomb down the line to force Coleman out at 3rd to win the series

retired with the ML record for most 3B assists (4322) and the NL record 3B Double plays (369)
   1008. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:29 AM (#2269080)
New plaques are up!

I'll take care of your concerns sometime tonight, yest.
   1009. Chris Fluit Posted: December 27, 2006 at 03:48 AM (#2269089)
Congratulations to Seaver and Grich: the first expansion caps!
   1010. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2006 at 04:38 AM (#2269107)
Saying it was consecutive could leave the impression that others have driven in 90 or more runs more than 7 times, so I'm going to leave it as is.
it's a good impresion cause
Ken Boyer had 8 1956, 1958-64
and Eddie Mathews has 10 1953-57, 1959-62, and 1965


Heh. My source didn't mention that. I should have realized that Mathews drove in more than 90 than Boyer did, though.

Eddie Mathews
30 or more homers nine straight years
30 or more homers nine straight years (10 total)
20 HR 14 years in a row


I added the first part, but left out the second part.

his great play that saved a run from scoring in the 9th inning also ended the game and series in favor of the Braves in ‘57.
hit a game winning HR in game 4 of the 1957 WS and in game 7 with 2 outs and men on 1st and 2nd made a great catch on Skowron’s bomb down the line to force Coleman out at 3rd to win the series


Too much info, yest, though I added the Game 4 home run.

retired with the ML record for most 3B assists (4322) and the NL record 3B Double plays (369)

Good pickup, yest.

Thanks!
   1011. DavidFoss Posted: December 28, 2006 at 03:43 AM (#2269745)
Sorry, a day late.

Congrats to Seaver & Grich. Thanks to them the Mets and Angels pick up the first two expansion caps. The Mets almost met the Angels in the 1986 WS, but they lost a memorable ALCS to Boston (with Seaver on the non-post-season roster).

Grich hit .263/.391/.632 in 24 PA against Seaver between 84 & 86.

What do Nolan Ryan, Dave Kingman, Tim Foli, Craig Swan & Ike Hampton have in common? They all played with Seaver on the Mets and with Grich on the Angels.

<u>1992 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 9 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
8T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
8T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
8T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
8T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13. Reds - 6 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson)
14. Twins - 5 (Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
15T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Kansas City Monarchs - 3 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
24T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
24T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
24T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
24T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
24T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
29T.Angels - 1 (Grich)
29T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
29T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
29T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
29T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
29T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
29T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
29T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
29T.Mets - 1 (Seaver)
29T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
29T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
29T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
29T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
29T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   1012. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2006 at 02:30 AM (#2270529)
29T.Mets - 1 (Seaver)

Looks like the Mets' only honoree for a long time...
   1013. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 29, 2006 at 04:36 AM (#2270602)
Meaning ever right? Who is their best candidate? Keith Hernandez? John Franco? Doc, Straw? David Wright?
   1014. yest Posted: December 29, 2006 at 05:25 AM (#2270645)
hit a game winning HR in game 4 of the 1957 WS and in game 7 with 2 outs and men on 1st and 2nd made a great catch on Skowron’s bomb down the line to force Coleman out at 3rd to win the series

some of that was also meant to show how a 3rd base putout is worth zero credit


Joe DiMaggio
led in fielding % once

hit 325/398/579 with 2214 hits (remember WWII)

A great contact hitter who rarely struck out despite his many home runs,
A great contact hitter who rarely struck out (369) despite his many home runs(361),


his record of hitting safely in 56 straight games stands out as one of baseball’s most fabled achievements
his record of hitting safely in 56 straight games stands out as one of baseball’s most fabled achievements (after it ended hit in a another 17 games)
   1015. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2006 at 07:37 PM (#2270925)
Meaning ever right? Who is their best candidate? Keith Hernandez? John Franco? Doc, Straw? David Wright?

Wright looks like the best shot at the present time, but he's way too young to place any money on it.

I don't see wide support for the other four.

BTW, I have Hernandez as a Cardinal.
   1016. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2006 at 07:46 PM (#2270932)
yest:

I included the fielding percentage and batting line tidbits. As for the rest, his plaque is humongous as it is, so I left them out.
   1017. jimd Posted: December 29, 2006 at 08:43 PM (#2270991)
I don't see wide support for the other four.

Really? I would think Hernandez has a good case. (But not as a Met's cap.)
   1018. DavidFoss Posted: December 29, 2006 at 08:57 PM (#2271007)
Piazza is more Met than I realized, but he's probably still a Dodger.
   1019. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 29, 2006 at 08:57 PM (#2271008)
Really? I would think Hernandez has a good case. (But not as a Met's cap.)

He'll get the most, but I'm not confident that he will make it. If he does, it's going to be with a Redbird cap, anyway.
   1020. yest Posted: December 31, 2006 at 01:17 AM (#2271519)
Cy Young
20 wins a record 16 times
retired with the career record for assists 2014
   1021. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 31, 2006 at 04:07 PM (#2271712)
Added it, yest, though his plaque is actually smaller due to some streamlining from myself.
   1022. yest Posted: December 31, 2006 at 05:26 PM (#2271730)
Zack Wheat

317 batting avg with 2884 hits



He also holds the all-time Brooklyn club records for games played (2,322), at bats (8,859), hits (2,804), doubles (464), triples (171) and total bases (4,003) .

He also holds the all-time Brooklyn club records for games played (2,322), at bats (8,859), hits (2,804), singles (2038), doubles (464), triples (171) total bases (4,003) and extra base hits (766).
(I'm adding singles an XBH)
   1023. yest Posted: December 31, 2006 at 05:34 PM (#2271736)
the "New" Cy Young
Two-time AL Pitching Triple Crown winner (1901-02).
he didn't win in 1902

why did you take out batter's faced ?
   1024. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 31, 2006 at 06:47 PM (#2271762)
the "New" Cy Young
Two-time AL Pitching Triple Crown winner (1901-02).
he didn't win in 1902


I didn't change that today, yest, but you're right that it's incorrect. I'm not sure if I was right about the 1902 season at the time I created the plaque, but it was later corrected by B-Ref.com and MLB after I posted his plaque years ago. Probably not, though.

why did you take out batter's faced ?

Because I haven't been including it in later plaques. But I may include it again and for the others at a later date.
   1025. Paul Wendt Posted: December 31, 2006 at 08:52 PM (#2271797)
Can it be argued that John Franco, Jesse Orosco, and Tug McGraw are the second, third, and fourth greatest Mets? Maybe not, but I mentioned it anyway.

How about this: the Mets have enjoyed the best left-handed relief pitching of any major league club and it isn't likely that anyone will ever catch them.
   1026. yest Posted: January 01, 2007 at 04:42 AM (#2271915)
Bob Lemon

retired with the single season record for double plays 15 in 1953
retired with the career record for double plays 78
   1027. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 04, 2007 at 07:38 PM (#2274032)
Updated Lemon's plaque, yest.
   1028. yest Posted: January 05, 2007 at 12:33 AM (#2274303)
Frankie Frisch
A fine contact hitter that switch hit and rarely struck out, he was also a frenetic base stealer
A fine contact hitter that switch hit (316 batting avg hitting 300 13 times (11 in a row))
and rarely struck out (33.5 at bats/strikeout), he was also a frenetic base stealer (419 steals)

retired with major league record for assist per game 4.19 in 1927 (minimum 100 games)
played 50 WS games
retired with switch hitters record for highest BA in a season 348 in 1923

hit 400 in 2 different WS
led in fielding % 3 times
   1029. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 05, 2007 at 01:32 AM (#2274374)
Took care of almost everything relating to Frisch, yest.
   1030. yest Posted: January 05, 2007 at 04:43 PM (#2274728)
Tom Seaver

20 wins 5 times

(3, 272)
(3,272)
   1031. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 05, 2007 at 05:15 PM (#2274771)
I took care of Seaver, yest.
   1032. DavidFoss Posted: January 05, 2007 at 05:43 PM (#2274805)
Seaver:
as well as the Reds’ single-season records for W-L% (.875 in 1971)

That should be "1981".
   1033. Daryn Posted: January 05, 2007 at 06:07 PM (#2274831)
played 50 WS games

Who has that record? Berra?
   1034. DavidFoss Posted: January 05, 2007 at 06:17 PM (#2274842)
World Series Games (batting) (courtesy of bb-ref):

Rk Player         G    PA 
1. Yogi Berra     75  295 
2. Mickey Mantle  65  273 
3. Elston Howard  54  189 
4. Hank Bauer     53  199 
   Gil McDougald  53  215 
6. Phil Rizzuto   52  219 
7. Joe DiMaggio   51  220 
8. Frankie Frisch 50  216 
9. Pee Wee Reese  44  191 
10.Roger Maris    41  171 
   Babe Ruth      41  167 
   1035. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 05, 2007 at 06:22 PM (#2274853)
Who has that record? Berra?

Yes, Daryn. Seven other Yankees are ahead of Frisch. The Fordham Flash, BTW, appears to have had the ML record record when he retired.

That should be "1981".

I love how my mind knows the correct number, but my hands type the wrong one.

Thanks, David!
   1036. yest Posted: January 07, 2007 at 06:44 PM (#2275863)
Monte Ward
retired with the career record for whip 1.0440
retired with the career record for games finished 1799
   1037. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 07, 2007 at 09:58 PM (#2275949)
Ward's a done deal, yest.
   1038. yest Posted: January 07, 2007 at 10:21 PM (#2275952)
Roy Campenella
caught 3 no hitters
   1039. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2007 at 02:06 AM (#2284880)
New plaques are up!
   1040. DavidFoss Posted: January 23, 2007 at 03:13 PM (#2285087)
A little slow this week. I'm out of town and away from my files. Worst-case scenario is no cap standings update, but I'll see what I can do before then.
   1041. rawagman Posted: January 23, 2007 at 04:39 PM (#2285147)
From the Pete Rose plaque: Adj. OPS+ (2,490), . That can't be right, can it?
   1042. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2007 at 08:58 PM (#2285266)
That can't be right, can it?

It's half-right, Ryan. It's supposed to be singles. :-) Thanks!

A little slow this week. I'm out of town and away from my files. Worst-case scenario is no cap standings update, but I'll see what I can do before then.

I don't know, David. We may have to hold up your paycheck this week. :-D

Thanks for your work with the caps!
   1043. Arrieta, Gentile Arrieta Posted: January 23, 2007 at 09:11 PM (#2285272)
Rose - OBP (1968-1979) - That should be a comma, not a dash.
   1044. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2007 at 10:44 PM (#2285312)
Rose - OBP (1968-1979) - That should be a comma, not a dash.

I'll take care of it, Don. Thanks!
   1045. favre Posted: January 24, 2007 at 12:04 AM (#2285351)
Steve Carlton's 19 K game is listed as an NL record--but didn't Kerry Wood strike out 20 once?
   1046. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 24, 2007 at 12:58 AM (#2285371)
Steve Carlton's 19 K game is listed as an NL record--but didn't Kerry Wood strike out 20 once?

Yes, but not in 1993, favre. ;-)
   1047. Srul Itza Posted: January 24, 2007 at 03:02 AM (#2285426)
"is also the career leader in 1B (3,215), AB (14,053), TB (5,929)"

I always that that Times on Base was abbreviated TOB, to distinguish it from Total Bases, appreviated TB. But it's your plaque room.
   1048. DavidFoss Posted: January 24, 2007 at 02:18 PM (#2285560)
I always that that Times on Base was abbreviated TOB, to distinguish it from Total Bases, appreviated TB. But it's your plaque room.

I think that's just a mistake. Rose does have some franchise records for both TB and TOB later in the same plaque.

Thanks John for taking care of all of this.
   1049. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 24, 2007 at 03:12 PM (#2285576)
always that that Times on Base was abbreviated TOB, to distinguish it from Total Bases, appreviated TB. But it's your plaque room.

I usually spell it out, but for some reason I gave it the same abbreviation as total bases. Thanks, Srul!
   1050. yest Posted: January 25, 2007 at 11:45 PM (#2286422)
Campy ?

Rose
(3, 562)
(3,562)
   1051. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 26, 2007 at 04:00 PM (#2286706)
Done, yest.
   1052. yest Posted: January 28, 2007 at 05:21 AM (#2287464)
King Kelly
sold for a astonishing 10,000 dollars
308 batting avg
   1053. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 28, 2007 at 03:10 PM (#2287551)
King Kelly
sold for a astonishing 10,000 dollars
308 batting avg


Boy, that plaque was anemic looking!

I added everything you mentioned to this very early plaque, yest, and then some. :-)
   1054. yest Posted: January 28, 2007 at 03:45 PM (#2287557)
Jimmy Foxx
tied for the most 100 rbi seasons 13
hit 325/428/609 for his career
2646 hits
led in fielding % 3 times
   1055. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 28, 2007 at 04:22 PM (#2287574)
yest, if you can do me a favor, can you concentrate more on the earlier plaques? They need the help more than The Beast does. ;-)
   1056. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 28, 2007 at 04:36 PM (#2287578)
BTW, I included everything, except the hits (which you should have known that I wasn't going to add ;-)

Thanks!
   1057. yest Posted: January 28, 2007 at 04:48 PM (#2287585)
here John the problemis I haven't made any additions in months I'm just posting off of previous additions though if/when I look I'll try to look more there

Ross Barnes
these records are for NA+NL
retired with the career record for runs 698
retired with the single season record for runs created 88 in 1876
retired with the single season record for runs 126 in 1876


led in fielding % 3 times 2 NA 1 NL
hit first NL HR
   1058. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 28, 2007 at 07:26 PM (#2287680)
here John the problemis I haven't made any additions in months I'm just posting off of previous additions though if/when I look I'll try to look more there

I only meant that if you could give me what you have for the earlier plaques first rather than the later ones, yest, that would be more helpful. I didn't mean that you needed to find new data or anecdotes for me beyond what you have accumulated so far.

By posting info for the earlier plaques, that will spur me on to add other stuff to them (as I just did with Kelly's).

Ross Barnes
these records are for NA+NL
retired with the career record for runs 698
retired with the single season record for runs created 88 in 1876
retired with the single season record for runs 126 in 1876


I think I'm going to pass on these for a couple of reasons. One, he did hold these records, but not for long and since the leagues were brand new, they don't have the same weight as if the leagues were a few decades old. Secondly, there are problems adding up both the NL and NA records together, since not everyone agrees that the NA was a professional league. But if a majority of the electorate feels that I should add them, I would have no problem posting them to his plaque.

Fortunately, I updated his plaque last year, so his is one of the heftier from the 19th century. :-)

led in fielding % 3 times 2 NA 1 NL
hit first NL HR


Those are worthy facts, yest, so I amended his plaque with them.

Thanks for everything you have done to make the plaque room more viewable, yest!
   1059. yest Posted: January 29, 2007 at 01:47 AM (#2287795)
Joe Kelley
hit 317/402 with 2220 hits
100 runs 6 times 100 rbis 5 times
   1060. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 02:08 AM (#2287809)
Joe Kelley
hit 317/402 with 2220 hits
100 runs 6 times 100 rbis 5 times


Got it, yest (except for you know what ;-).
   1061. yest Posted: January 29, 2007 at 06:10 AM (#2287966)
Got it, yest (except for you know what ;-).

can't blame a guy for trying :/)


Fred Clarke
led in fielding % twice
   1062. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 02:19 PM (#2288054)
Fred Clarke
led in fielding % twice


Okay, yest.
   1063. DavidFoss Posted: January 29, 2007 at 03:02 PM (#2288072)
Belated standings update. Caps for the Reds, Phillies and Athletics thanks to Rose, Carlton and Jackson.

Reds and A's have met in the series twice (1972 and 1990). Phillies and Athletics notably shared the city of Philadelphia for over fifty years.

<u>1993 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 9 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Phillies - 9 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Carlton, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
9T. Athletics - 8 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, ReJackson, Simmons, Waddell)
9T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
9T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
9T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
13. Reds - 7 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson, Rose)
14. Twins - 5 (Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
15T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Kansas City Monarchs - 3 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
24T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
24T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
24T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
24T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
24T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
29T.Angels - 1 (Grich)
29T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
29T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
29T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
29T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
29T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
29T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
29T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
29T.Mets - 1 (Seaver)
29T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
29T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
29T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
29T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
29T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   1064. yest Posted: January 29, 2007 at 06:20 PM (#2288245)
John Henry Llyod
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (1922, 1924-25, 1931-32); Columbus Buckeyes (1921)
the order of these 2 should be reversed
   1065. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 29, 2007 at 07:01 PM (#2288288)
John Henry Llyod
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (1922, 1924-25, 1931-32); Columbus Buckeyes (1921)
the order of these 2 should be reversed


That's actually the order that Riley had in his encyclopedia, but I agree that it would look better the other way, yest.
   1066. yest Posted: January 29, 2007 at 10:06 PM (#2288489)
John last year you asked me to remind you abought this one when you updated the older plaques

Amos Rusie
partly responsible for moving back the mound
   1067. Chris Fluit Posted: January 30, 2007 at 08:33 AM (#2288861)
Now that Grich and Seaver have broken into the standings with caps for the expansion teams, I figured the other franchises wouldn't be that far behind. But after looking ahead a bit, I realized that it may take longer than I had thought.

1961: The Angels are already on the board with Bobby Grich. However, it might be a long time before Grich has any company especially if we decide to give Ryan an Astros cap.
1961: The Rangers are going to be waiting a long time. Their first real candidate is Kevin Brown and he isn't eligible until 2011. Their first slamdunk candidate is Ivan Rodriguez and he's not even done playing yet.
1962: The Astros look to be in pretty good shape for getting their first cap as Jimmy Wynn has been one of the top backloggers for some time. They could get a second one in Ryan, unless he goes to the Angels. If not Ryan, Wynn will have to wait for company until Bagwell becomes eligible in 2011.
1962: The Mets are in with one thanks to Seaver. At this point, there's no clear candidate for number two.
1969: The Royals will be guaranteed a cap in 1999 thanks to George Brett. But he'll be their one and only for awhile.
1969: The Padres might not get a cap until 2007 when Tony Gwynn becomes eligible, though we could always follow the other Hall's lead and induct Winfield as a Padre instead of as a Yankee.
1969: The Brewers, like the Royals, are guaranteed a cap in 1999 thanks to Robin Yount. They'll probably get a second one shortly after that as Paul Molitor is eligible in 2004. (And I thought they'd get one earlier than that but despite my recollections, Ted Simmons clearly goes in as a Cardinal not a Brewer.)
1969: The Expos/Nationals could be the first expansion franchise to three caps depending on what we do with Gary Carter (eligible in 1998), Andre Dawson (2002) and Tim Raines (2008). They'll at least get the one for Carter before we're done.

That's the first eight franchises. With the exception of the Rangers, they should all have one before we're done though no more than three will have a second cap (Astros or Angels but not both, Brewers, possibly Expos).

The outlook for the newer franchises is even bleaker.
1977: The Mariners can look forward to plenty of future caps- possibly as early as 2010 when Edgar Martinez is eligible- but they'll be left out 'til then.
1977: The Blue Jays could get lucky with Dave Stieb who is eligible in 1998 which would make them the only one of the later franchises to have a cap by the time we catch up to the Hall of Fame. If not him, they'll have to wait until Roberto Alomar is eligible in 2010.
1993: The Rockies have a couple of outside candidates eligible in 2010 and 2011 with Andres Galarraga and Larry Walker but neither candidate is a shoo-in.
1993: The Marlins best bet at this point is Gary Sheffield.
1998: The Diamondbacks best candidate is Randy Johnson but that also depends on how the caps are awarded as he could go in as a Mariner.
1998: The Devil Rays could have a HoMer in Fred McGriff but if he goes in it'll be as a Blue Jay or a Brave.

I don't think the Orioles or the Red Sox have to worry about having an expansion franchise catch them in the standings for a long time.
   1068. DavidFoss Posted: January 30, 2007 at 04:26 PM (#2288951)
though we could always follow the other Hall's lead and induct Winfield as a Padre instead of as a Yankee.

Its closer than I thought. Not counting short stints in 1973 (OPS+ of 105) and 1990 (OPS+ of 75), here is the OPS+ line:

SDP-165-149-135-133-123-116-114
NYY
-159-154-142-138-133-120-118-116 


Its a very small (but clear) Yankee advantage there.
   1069. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 31, 2007 at 10:45 PM (#2289495)
Its a very small (but clear) Yankee advantage there.

Yeah, I would have to agree with David. I'm actually surprised by this. I just assumed that he would be wearing a Padre cap.
   1070. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 01, 2007 at 12:11 AM (#2289564)
Amos Rusie
partly responsible for moving back the mound


Took care of that, yest, plus I added a few more things.
   1071. yest Posted: February 02, 2007 at 07:43 PM (#2290796)
Elmer Flick
hit 313/389/445 in leagues that were 266/323/347
   1072. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 02, 2007 at 10:19 PM (#2290923)
hit 313/389/445 in leagues that were 266/323/347

Took care of most of that, yest, plus I posted some other things.
   1073. yest Posted: February 02, 2007 at 10:24 PM (#2290928)
Turkey Stearns
Philadelphia Stars (1936); Chicago American Giants (1932-35, 1938)
out of order
   1074. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 03, 2007 at 01:24 AM (#2291016)
Turkey Stearns
Philadelphia Stars (1936); Chicago American Giants (1932-35, 1938)
out of order


No, YOU'RE out of order! YOU'RE out of order! THE WHOLE WEBSITE is out of order! THE HoM ELECTORATE is out of order!

Always wanted to do that. :-D

As for your correction, yest, same reason as I gave in post #1070. Same response, too. :-)
   1075. yest Posted: February 04, 2007 at 03:14 AM (#2291568)
George Wright
led in fielding % twice
   1076. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 04, 2007 at 02:58 PM (#2291665)
George Wright
led in fielding % twice


Including a few things on my own, your contribution also has been posted.
   1077. yest Posted: February 05, 2007 at 07:50 AM (#2291943)
Willard Brown
from HoF
8 east west all star games
   1078. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 05, 2007 at 02:34 PM (#2291978)
8 east west all star games

He might have played only eight, yest, but I believe he was elected to nine. If someone can disprove that, then I'll amend the plaque.
   1079. yest Posted: February 07, 2007 at 06:03 AM (#2293306)
Roy Campenella
no-hiiters
no-hitters

Wes Ferrell
He’s also the only man to win twenty games his first four seasons (a modern record)
He’s also the only man to win twenty games his first four seasons (a modern record)(6 total)


and the major league career home run record for pitchers (37)
he has 38 HRs for his career did 1 of these HRs come at another position or is this a typo
   1080. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2007 at 04:10 PM (#2293418)
and the major league career home run record for pitchers (37)
he has 38 HRs for his career did 1 of these HRs come at another position or is this a typo


Not a typo, yest. One of his home runs was hit either as an outfielder or as a pinch-hitter.

Did the rest. Thanks!
   1081. DavidFoss Posted: February 07, 2007 at 04:25 PM (#2293428)
Not a typo, yest. One of his home runs was hit either as an outfielder or as a pinch-hitter.

Cool. I take it that Bob Lemon hit at least one as as a non-pitcher as well? ...or he would have shared the record with Ferrell. (Lemon finished with 37 total HR)
   1082. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2007 at 07:03 PM (#2293547)
Cool. I take it that Bob Lemon hit at least one as as a non-pitcher as well? ...or he would have shared the record with Ferrell. (Lemon finished with 37 total HR)

Actually, I'm going to backtrack on my last post, David. It appears that The Baseball Page had the wrong number for Ferrell. I assumed that they were counting his dingers solely as a pitcher, but it appears that it was just an error on their part.
   1083. yest Posted: February 09, 2007 at 12:31 AM (#2294405)
Grover Cleveland Alexander
tied for the record for highest fielding% in a season 1000 in 1913

TF Brown
tied for the record for highest fielding% in a season 1000 in 1908

Eppa Rixey
tied for the record for highest fielding% in a season 1000 in 1917
   1084. DavidFoss Posted: February 09, 2007 at 12:50 AM (#2294410)
though most of the stuff you find is genuinely cool, those FPct ones seem a bit excessive.

What are the shortest plaques? Those would be the ones I would be most interested in expanding.
   1085. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 09, 2007 at 12:58 AM (#2294414)
though most of the stuff you find is genuinely cool, those FPct ones seem a bit excessive.

That's because it's been duplicated by countless pitchers. Though I appreciate you finding it, yest, I'm going to have to pass on them.
   1086. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 09, 2007 at 01:05 AM (#2294419)
IIRC, I'm pretty sure that I had passed on them before. Don't have time to check all of these posts to be absolutely sure, though. :-)
   1087. yest Posted: February 09, 2007 at 01:50 AM (#2294438)
That's because it's been duplicated by countless pitchers. Though I appreciate you finding it, yest, I'm going to have to pass on them.
actualy it's not that much with only 11 as of 1992 (minnum 92 chances)

IIRC, I'm pretty sure that I had passed on them before. Don't have time to check all of these posts to be absolutely sure, though. :-)

I thought you did too on someone else but I didn't want to sift through all the posts to check so I bunched them up
   1088. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 13, 2007 at 02:08 AM (#2296449)
New plaques are up!
   1089. DavidFoss Posted: February 13, 2007 at 05:41 AM (#2296634)
The Braves, Cardinals and Dodgers get caps thanks to PNiekro, TSimmons, and DSutton.

The HOM gets a second Simmons and a second Sutton. Could this mean good news for Joe? :-)

These three franchises have long stories histories. The Braves are the oldest NL Franchise and the Cardinals and Dodgers used AA dominance to help them successfully jump to the NL. As a trio, they won back-to-back-to-back pennants in from 1946-48 and finished 1-2-3 in the league in 1947, 48, 53, and 57.

Despite several AA titles, there was never a WS meeting between two of these teams.

The Cardinals are 3-0 vs the Dodgers in the postseason, with victories in 1946, 1985 and 2004
The Braves are 1-0 vs the Dodgers in the postseason with a victory over them in 1996.
The Cardinals are 2-1 vs the Braves in the postseason with victories in 1982 in 2000 (losing in 1996).

The Braves beat the Dodgers and Cardinals in the 1996 playoffs to capture the NL pennant.

Simmons was a teammate of Sutton on the Brewers and Niekro (briefly) on the Braves.

Simmons hit .203/.330/.316 in 94 PA against Niekro and .241/.316/.414 in 98 PA against Sutton.

<u>1994 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 12 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, PNiekro, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5. Cardinals - 10 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, TSimmons, Slaughter)
6T. Dodgers - 9 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, DSutton, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Phillies - 9 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Carlton, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
6T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
6T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
10T. Athletics - 8 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, ReJackson, ASimmons, Waddell)
10T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
13. Reds - 7 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson, Rose)
14. Twins - 5 (Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
15T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Kansas City Monarchs - 3 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
24T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
24T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
24T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
24T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
24T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
29T.Angels - 1 (Grich)
29T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
29T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
29T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
29T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
29T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
29T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
29T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
29T.Mets - 1 (Seaver)
29T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
29T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
29T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
29T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
29T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   1090. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 14, 2007 at 03:21 PM (#2297513)
yest, I decided to add all of those FPCT additions. Thanks!
   1091. yest Posted: February 15, 2007 at 05:00 PM (#2298266)
the one I put down earlier was Kid Nichlos 1896
   1092. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 06:05 PM (#2298329)
the one I put down earlier was Kid Nichlos 1896

Are you saying that The Kid also shared that FPCT record, yest?
   1093. yest Posted: February 15, 2007 at 07:34 PM (#2298420)
Are you saying that The Kid also shared that FPCT record, yest?
yes


Hughie Jennings
career record for most putout/game 2.66
hit 311/390
A fine batsman, the right-handed Jennings could hit for average (he owns the 19th Century record at .398 in 1896)
what record
   1094. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 06, 2007 at 05:10 AM (#2307386)
New plaques are up!

I'll take care of your additions tomorrow, yest.
   1095. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: March 06, 2007 at 06:45 AM (#2307431)
Newly Elected This Fortnight

Hey, John you need to update this, although I don't know what you use for 3 weeks.
   1096. Chris Fluit Posted: March 06, 2007 at 06:54 AM (#2307439)
Corrections and additions to the Quincy Trouppe plaque:

He was a member of two Western pennant teams as his Cleveland Buckeyes were Negro American League champions in 1945 and 1947, and he was a member of one Negro League World Series championship as his Buckeyes beat the Homestead Grays in 1945. The current plaque only lists '45.

Also curious about the "two-time Fleet Walker Award winner for 1923 and 1931." Is that a holdover from someone else's plaque?

You mention that he's a five-time All-Star. You could also include the years: 1938, 1945-48.

From the Negro League Baseball Players Association site: A lifetime .300 hitter, he batted as high as .352 for Chicago in the 1948 Negro American League.
   1097. Chris Fluit Posted: March 06, 2007 at 07:06 AM (#2307445)
I was wondering if this anecdote might be appropriate as well:

"In 1944 Trouppe and his teammate, pitcher Theolic Smith, were orderd to return to the U.S. for defense jobs. Jorge Pasquel, the rich owner of most of the Mexican League teams, arranged for 80,000 Mexican workers to be exchanged for the baseball services of Trouppe and Smith. The U.S. Governement accepted."
   1098. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: March 06, 2007 at 08:37 AM (#2307483)
I remember Darrell Evans as a left handed batter. BB-ref says he threw right and batted left. The wording in the plaque implies he batted right handed, although it doesn't explicitly say so. I also remember him as more of a pull hitter than having power to left, but I'm old now and my memory may be faulty.
   1099. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 06, 2007 at 03:55 PM (#2307574)
Hey, John you need to update this, although I don't know what you use for 3 weeks.


You got me, Devin. Fortnight and a week?

I remember Darrell Evans as a left handed batter.


You remember correctly, Ivan. I have ccorrected it. Thanks!

He was a member of two Western pennant teams as his Cleveland Buckeyes were Negro American League champions in 1945 and 1947, and he was a member of one Negro League World Series championship as his Buckeyes beat the Homestead Grays in 1945. The current plaque only lists '45.

You mention that he's a five-time All-Star. You could also include the years: 1938, 1945-48.


I wasn't aware of any of that. I have added it.

Also curious about the "two-time Fleet Walker Award winner for 1923 and 1931." Is that a holdover from someone else's plaque?


Exactly. Thanks for spotting it.

"In 1944 Trouppe and his teammate, pitcher Theolic Smith, were orderd to return to the U.S. for defense jobs. Jorge Pasquel, the rich owner of most of the Mexican League teams, arranged for 80,000 Mexican workers to be exchanged for the baseball services of Trouppe and Smith. The U.S. Governement accepted."


I think I'm going to leave that out, though it is a great story.

Thanks, Chris!
   1100. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 06, 2007 at 04:34 PM (#2307586)
Are you saying that The Kid also shared that FPCT record, yest?
yes


Got it.

Hughie Jennings
career record for most putout/game 2.66
hit 311/390
A fine batsman, the right-handed Jennings could hit for average (he owns the 19th Century record at .398 in 1896)
what record


I updated this last year, yest. Dd you forget to update your own files?
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