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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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   601. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2005 at 02:10 AM (#1795078)
New plaques are up!

yest:

I'll see about adding your contributions to his plaque.
   602. DavidFoss Posted: December 27, 2005 at 02:59 PM (#1795527)
Cap standings updated at the end of the week.

Indian outfielder from the teens (first name Elmer) is having his last name censored all over this page. I have to use my imagination to try and guess why. Perhaps due to the fact that a capital L following by a capital I sorta resembles a capital U? That's a big reach, but you see some interesting ways people try to break spam filters and stuff like that.

At any rate, it seems like its going a bit too far to me. Its a valid verb. Its a colloquial term for movie. Add and -er and precede with 'flea' and its a razzle-dazzle play in football.

On top of that, we are trying to honor this guy and I had to spend a few minutes trying to figure out who the Indian was between Feller and JJackson because he just shows up everywhere as #####.
   603. DavidFoss Posted: December 27, 2005 at 03:24 PM (#1795545)
Sorry... I meant Indian OF-er from the aughts. Eff-Ell-Eye-Cee-Kay
   604. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2005 at 03:34 PM (#1795552)
On top of that, we are trying to honor this guy and I had to spend a few minutes trying to figure out who the Indian was between Feller and JJackson because he just shows up everywhere as #####.

That's ridiculous, David. I'm going to IM Jim about it right now.
   605. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 27, 2005 at 03:59 PM (#1795561)
Jim corrected that problem, David.
   606. DavidFoss Posted: December 30, 2005 at 02:25 PM (#1799816)
Big movement at the top of the cap standings this week. Medwick plunges the Cardinals into the top five while Lemon pushes the Indians into a tie for first place! To be honest with you, I didn't think anyone would ever catch the Giants and if it did occur, I wasn't expecting it to be Cleveland.

<u>1967 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
1T. Indians - 11 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker)
3. Cubs - 10 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 7 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
5T. Cardinals - 6 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Slaughter)
5T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
8T. Dodgers - 5 (Campanella, PWReese, JRobinson, Vance, Wheat)
8T. Phillies - 5 (Alexander, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, Thompson)
8T. Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
8T. Yankees - 5 (Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
18T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
18T.Red Sox - 2 (JCollins, TWilliams)
18T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
18T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
18T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
18T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
18T.Reds - 2 (Groh, McPhee)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   607. yest Posted: January 08, 2006 at 01:10 PM (#1811138)
on Jimmy Collins plaque
Retired with the Braves’ career record for AB per K (165.8)

John baseball referance still calculates the at bats in years which have no strikeouts which most of Collins years on Boston
   608. yest Posted: January 08, 2006 at 01:13 PM (#1811141)
this might belong on Rube Fostor's plaque remured to have taught Christy Mathewson his screw Ball
   609. Paul Wendt Posted: January 08, 2006 at 04:50 PM (#1811228)
Big movement at the top of the cap standings this week. Medwick plunges the Cardinals into the top five while Lemon pushes the Indians into a tie for first place! To be honest with you, I didn't think anyone would ever catch the Giants and if it did occur, I wasn't expecting it to be Cleveland.

5 of the 11 Giants earned their caps before the Indians were established, as did 5 of the 10 Cubs and 7 of the 7 Braves.

<u>20 the century caps</u>
11 - Indians
6 - Athletics
6 - Tigers
6 - Cardinals
6 - Giants
5 - Yankees
5 - Dodgers
5 - Pirates
5 - Cubs
4 - - none -

Before 1901, Cleveland was represented in the major leagues 1871-72, 1879-84, and 1887-99. White and Sutton starred for the Forest Citys; Glasscock wears a "Blues" cap; Young and Burkett wear "Spiders" caps.
   610. yest Posted: January 11, 2006 at 03:20 PM (#1815808)
John I'm not sure if you noticed or not but post 88 and 89 have sudgestions
   611. Evan Posted: January 12, 2006 at 12:17 AM (#1817052)
Some of the references to Elmer Flick still seem to be showing up as #'s...
   612. Evan Posted: January 12, 2006 at 12:18 AM (#1817055)
Or not. Nevermind.
   613. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 12, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#1817205)
yest:

I read your posts. I just haven't got to them. Thank you!
   614. yest Posted: January 13, 2006 at 09:56 PM (#1820037)
on Pete Alexander

His biggest baseball moment was striking out Tony Lazzeri to help the Cards beat the Yanks in ’26
wouldn't this be better
His biggest baseball moment was in game 7 of the 1926 world series coming in releif after pitching the day before with the bases loaded striking out Tony Lazzeri to help the Cards beat the Yanks

holds the record for the most 1 hitters in a season 4 in 1915

since he was known by Grover Cleavland just as much as pet shouldn't they both be on the plaque
   615. yest Posted: January 13, 2006 at 10:06 PM (#1820056)
for Turkey Stearns 4 east west all star games
Willie Wells 8 east west all star games
   616. yest Posted: January 16, 2006 at 06:18 AM (#1823321)
Jimmy Collins is tied with Jimmy Williams for the NL record for 3B putouts in a season (251 in 1900)

Lou Boudreau retired with the record for the most double plays in a season 134 in 1944

Hughie Jennings holds the major leauge single season record for putouts per game 3.24, chances accepted per game (George Davis is second)6.73 , and is tied with Donie Bush for the most putouts 425, and the NL record for total chances per game 7.16
   617. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 16, 2006 at 03:32 PM (#1823678)
yest:

I made many of the corrections that you suggested, but here are a few notes for some of them:

Here are some things I found on Bill Foster on the hall of Fame's web site that might belong on his plaque
WON 26 STRAIGHT IN 1926
HAD 32-3 MARK IN 1927.


Since they included non-league games, I'm not going to add it.

John baseball referance still calculates the at bats in years which have no strikeouts which most of Collins years on Boston

Yeah, I copied that from that site. Should have known better about the strikeouts for that era.

this might belong on Rube Fostor's plaque remured to have taught Christy Mathewson his screw Ball

Being a rumor is why it's not on the plaque.

His biggest baseball moment was in game 7 of the 1926 world series coming in releif after pitching the day before with the bases loaded striking out Tony Lazzeri to help the Cards beat the Yanks

I added a little of that.

holds the record for the most 1 hitters in a season 4 in 1915

Lou Boudreau retired with the record for the most double plays in a season 134 in 1944

ML?

Hughie Jennings holds the major leauge single season record for putouts per game 3.24, chances accepted per game (George Davis is second)6.73 , and is tied with Donie Bush for the most putouts 425, and the NL record for total chances per game 7.16

for Turkey Stearns 4 east west all star games
Willie Wells 8 east west all star games


What years?

Thanks for your help!
   618. yest Posted: January 16, 2006 at 06:04 PM (#1823829)
ML?
yes

Hughie Jennings holds the major leauge single season record for putouts per game 3.24, chances accepted per game (George Davis is second)6.73 , and is tied with Donie Bush for the most putouts 425, and the NL record for total chances per game 7.16

What years?

all in 1895


for Turkey Stearns 4 east west all star games
Willie Wells 8 east west all star games

What years?

I got that off their HoF plaques and they don't mention their years

on TF Brown's plaque
Retired with the Cubs’ single-season records for ERA (1.04 in 1906)
that's the 3rd lowest era ever seeing how Dutch Leonard was in the AL and Tim Keefe's 0.86 era in 1880 but in only 105 innings pitched so Brown's would be a NL record also the Tim Keefe record should be on the ballot
   619. yest Posted: January 16, 2006 at 09:35 PM (#1824080)
Willie Keeler retired with the single season record for singles 206 in 1898 since broken by Ichiro
Cap Anson retired with the career record for singles (2598)

on Ducky Medwick's plaque
A notorious bad-ball hitter, the right-handed Medwick could hit for average, power (he wasn’t known as “Muscles” for nothing – he hit line-drive doubles, triples, and homers every season),
A notorious bad-ball hitter, the right-handed Medwick could hit for average (324 avg with 2471 hits for his career), power (505 slug% 205 HRs) (he wasn’t known as “Muscles” for nothing – he hit line-drive doubles, triples, and homers every season),

for HR Baker
hit 363/392/560 in world series play

for Sam Crawford
10 triples 17 years in a row a record (Ty Cobb also 17 though not consecutive)

on George Wright's plaque
how a bought moving He led his leagues at short five times in putouts, assists twice, and double plays four times. after The premier defensive shortstop in the game during his prime,

sorry if I'm putting to much on at once I want to put a big chunk of my sudgestions on before the time I'll have avalibe to post will be sevirly limited
   620. yest Posted: January 16, 2006 at 10:37 PM (#1824144)
(2.721), doubles (534), triples (163), RBI (1.995 and XBH (1.190

you put a . instead of ,
   621. yest Posted: January 17, 2006 at 07:34 AM (#1824753)
that was on Lou Gehrig's plaque
   622. DavidFoss Posted: January 18, 2006 at 07:58 AM (#1826370)
Leaving on vacation tomorrow night. I'll get a fractional cap update out of the way.

The four columns are: Franchise,FractCaps,Caps, and Gain/Loss using winner take all system:

1967 Standings

Giants         10.503  11  
+0.497
Indians         8.632  11  
+2.368
Cubs            8.171  10  
+1.829
Dodgers         7.512   5  
-2.512
Braves          7.274   7  
-0.274
Tigers          6.160   6  
-0.160
WhiteSox        5.703   5  
-0.703
Yankees         5.685   5  
-0.685
Athletics       4.994   6  
+1.006
Cardinals       4.895   6  
+1.105
Pirates         4.739   5  
+0.261
Red Sox         4.348   2  
-2.348
Phillies        4.131   5  
+0.869
Home
-NeL        3.164   3  -0.164
Twins           2.520   3  
+0.480
ChiAG
-NeL       2.478   3  +0.522
Reds            2.415   2  
-0.585
Pro             2.195   2  
-0.195
Buf             1.992   4  
+2.008
Bal
-NL          1.887   3  +1.113
Det
-NL          1.664   1  -0.664
KCMon
-NeL       1.555   1  -0.555
Cle
-NL          1.548   2  +0.452
NYLG
-NeL        1.469   2  +0.531
Bkn
-Atl         1.396   2  +0.604
BalBS
-NeL       1.119   2  +0.881
Orioles         1.092   1  
-0.092
Nwk
-NeL         1.082   1  -0.082
PhiG
-NeL         .812   1  +0.188
PittCraw
-NeL     .805   1  +0.195
BroRoy
-NeL       .798   2  +1.202
StlStars
-NeL     .737   2  +1.263
DetS
-NeL         .636   1  +0.364
Phi
-AA           .601   1  +0.399
Lou
-NL           .566    
Cin              .552
HillDale
-NeL     .537
CubG
-NeL         .520   1  +0.480
Tro              .505
Rock             .478
Phi
-Ath-NA       .429
CubStar
-NeL      .395   1  +0.605
Mex
-Lg           .385
Bir
-NeL          .369
Leland
-NeL       .363
CubanX
-NeL       .358
CleFC            .353
CinRS            .340
IndABC
-NeL       .326   1  +0.674
NYMutual         .325
NY
-AA            .323
CleB             .322   1  
+0.678
Ind              .321
PhiStars
-NeL     .315
Bos
-PL           .301
Stl
-NA           .297   1  +0.703 
   623. DavidFoss Posted: January 18, 2006 at 08:02 AM (#1826372)
FYI -- I'll be out until Wednesday of next week, so no regular cap update until then. Probably no big whoop, but just a heads up in case anyone is wondering where it is.
   624. yest Posted: January 22, 2006 at 03:32 AM (#1832112)
John in case you missed it I posted stuff on 699-702
   625. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2006 at 03:38 AM (#1832116)
I haven't missed it yet, yest. Just haven't had the time.
   626. yest Posted: January 22, 2006 at 05:16 AM (#1832204)
John I have aproximatly 95 players to change/add on record and unless my scedule changes I won't be able to post exept on the weekend for the next few months so how would you like me to post them for your convenience?
   627. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2006 at 07:05 AM (#1832281)
Corrected/amended the plaques, yest. Here are a few comments:

on TF Brown's plaque
Retired with the Cubs’ single-season records for ERA (1.04 in 1906)
that's the 3rd lowest era ever seeing how Dutch Leonard was in the AL and Tim Keefe's 0.86 era in 1880 but in only 105 innings pitched so Brown's would be a NL record also the Tim Keefe record should be on the ballot


I noted that Brown has the post-19th century mark.

A notorious bad-ball hitter, the right-handed Medwick could hit for average (324 avg with 2471 hits for his career), power (505 slug% 205 HRs) (he wasn’t known as “Muscles” for nothing – he hit line-drive doubles, triples, and homers every season),

I'm going to keep the plaque as is, yest. I don't mind giving non-context related stats for records or for events, seasons, or careers that stand out regardless of era, but Medwick's numbers are not that awe inspiring (not a slight in regard to his election) among his brethren in the HoM. I did stress that he was very proficient in all areas of offense that require contact.

John I have aproximatly 95 players to change/add on record and unless my scedule changes I won't be able to post exept on the weekend for the next few months so how would you like me to post them for your convenience?

Give me no more than five and then we'll play it by ear, yest.

BTW, I'll be away from the computer almost all of next week (I'll be in sunny Florida! :-). I'll be able to handle the election next Monday, though.

Thanks for all of your help, yest!
   628. yest Posted: January 22, 2006 at 08:06 AM (#1832331)
Cap Anson
hit 300 a record 24 times (Ty Cobb has 23) 20 in a row (NA-NL ) (all my 300 seasons are for a decent amount of playing time)
retired with the career record for the most runs produced 3930
retired with the career record for at bats 10277
retired with the career record for doubles 581
retired with the career record for extra base hits 820
retired with the career record for runs created 1792
retired with the career record for times on base 4433
retired with the 1st baseman’s career record for putouts 21695
including runs (1,996), RBI (2,076), total bases (4.574), hits (3, 418), doubles (581), games played (2.523)
a . instead of ,

Luke Appling
hit 300 13 times
hit 310/399

Earl Averill
2019 hits
hit 318/395/534

HR Baker
307 career batting avg
and speedy on the basepaths.
and speedy on the basepaths (235 steals) .

Ross Barnes
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
retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.91 in 1876
   629. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 22, 2006 at 08:49 PM (#1832769)
I'm probably going to pass on all of your new selections, yest. Anson's plaque is too big as it is, there wasn't too many records that Barnes didn't have since professional leagues were brand new, and the others are not that draw-dropping to add to their plaques.

I will correct that problem with Anson's plaque, though.
   630. yest Posted: January 23, 2006 at 12:08 AM (#1833087)
I'm probably going to pass on all of your new selections, yest. Anson's plaque is too big as it is,

At his induction, he holds numerous career records (combined NA and NL), including runs (1,996), RBI (2,076), total bases (4,574), hits (3,418), doubles (581), games played (2,523), and putouts (6,545).
John I'm not 100% sure but I think that the putouts record was broken by Beckly in beetween retirment and election

as well as the career records for Games (2,276), AB (9,101), Runs (1,719), Hits (2,995), TB (4,062), 1B (2,598), 2B (528), 3B (124), HR (97), RBI (1,879), BB (952), 1B (2,246), XBH (749), and Times on Base (3,979).
why mention the same career records for the cubs and MLB

there wasn't too many records that Barnes didn't have since professional leagues were brand new,
John this ones still a MLB record
retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.91 in 1876

and the others are not that draw-dropping to add to their plaques.
I would have put them all on but I can understand your position on Aviral and part of Baker but with Appling and the other part of Baker I just don't get. (this will definatly sound weird coming from me but ) we're talking a bought a shortstop and before the 90's (I don't want to deal with ARod, Jeter ext. yet ) he had the 4th highest BA for a shortstop and Baker's 307 career batting avg was the 4th highest BA for a third baseman
   631. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2006 at 03:18 AM (#1833423)
At his induction, he holds numerous career records (combined NA and NL), including runs (1,996), RBI (2,076), total bases (4,574), hits (3,418), doubles (581), games played (2,523), and putouts (6,545).

John I'm not 100% sure but I think that the putouts record was broken by Beckly in beetween retirment and election


It appears that Anson still had it, but the there is still a problem with the number. The number should be 22,568. Where I got that other number, I haven't a clue.

as well as the career records for Games (2,276), AB (9,101), Runs (1,719), Hits (2,995), TB (4,062), 1B (2,598), 2B (528), 3B (124), HR (97), RBI (1,879), BB (952), 1B (2,246), XBH (749), and Times on Base (3,979).
why mention the same career records for the cubs and MLB


Because the numbers are different.

there wasn't too many records that Barnes didn't have since professional leagues were brand new,
John this ones still a MLB record
retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.91 in 1876


That's different. I'll add that.

and the others are not that draw-dropping to add to their plaques.
I would have put them all on


It's not that I don't want to place them on the plaque, but the plaques are bulky as it is.

but I can understand your position on Aviral and part of Baker but with Appling and the other part of Baker I just don't get. (this will definatly sound weird coming from me but ) we're talking a bought a shortstop and before the 90's (I don't want to deal with ARod, Jeter ext. yet ) he had the 4th highest BA for a shortstop and Baker's 307 career batting avg was the 4th highest BA for a third baseman

You make a good case, yest. They have been added.
   632. yest Posted: January 23, 2006 at 03:52 AM (#1833476)
John Isn't hitting 300 24 times one of the most amazing things in his record?

At his induction, he holds numerous career records (combined NA and NL), including runs (1,996), RBI (2,076), total bases (4,574), hits (3,418), doubles (581), games played (2,523), and putouts (22,568).
skip a few lines
as well as the career records for Games (2,276), AB (9,101), Runs (1,719), Hits (2,995), TB (4,062), 1B (2,598), 2B (528), 3B (124), HR (97), RBI (1,879), BB (952), 1B (2,246), XBH (749), and Times on Base (3,979).
John since these stats are on the Cubs leader wouldn't the MLB leader be bigger
elected with the career record for at bats 10277
elected with the career record for singles 2598
elected with the career record for extra base hits 820
elected with the career record for times on base 4433

and putouts (22,568)
why total putouts over 1B putouts
   633. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 23, 2006 at 03:47 PM (#1834072)
and putouts (22,568)
why total putouts over 1B putouts


Why not?

John Isn't hitting 300 24 times one of the most amazing things in his record?

There's a lot of amazing records that I could add, but his plaque is big enough as it is compared to many of the others. Look at Babe Ruth: I could make up one thread solely based on his achievements1 Sometimes, you have to know when to say enough.

IOW, if I add it, I'll probably have to remove something else.
   634. yest Posted: January 23, 2006 at 05:19 PM (#1834196)
Dan Brouthers
205 triples (only 8 people have 200 triples)
2296 hits
A terrific power hitter for his time, the left-handed Brouthers retired with the highest career SLG (.519), OPS (.943), and Adj. OPS+ (170) of any player.
shouldn’t that go at the end
retired with the highest career SLG (.519)
technically it should be 5195 which was his slugging% when he retired the first time when he played 2 games in 1904 he brought it down to 5192 but Napoleon Lajoie held it for a while after that

TF Brown
retired with the single season record for saves 13 in 1911
first to pitch 4 shutouts in a row 6/13 6/25 7/2 7/4 1908
20 wins 6 times

Jessie Burkett
retired with the single season record for hits 240 in 1896
2850 hits 415 obp

Roy Campanella
242 HRs
He led NL catchers in total chances 6 times, putouts 6 times
both NL records at retirement (he’s tied with Johnny Kling by putouts) (putouts broken by Gary Carter)(I’m not sure a bought the chances accepted except what was mentioned could have been a tie)
retired with the NL record for most consecutive seasons with 100 games caught 9

Max Carey
Stolen Bases (1913, 1915-18, 1920, 1922-25)
a ML record since broken by Rickey
nine times in total chances, and putouts
the putouts is a ML record since tied by Ashburn
retired with the NL record for career assists 339
retired with the NL record for career total chances accepted 6702
   635. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 24, 2006 at 02:11 AM (#1835118)
New plaques are up!

yest:

I'll get to your new selections sometime this week. I might do something about Anson, too.
   636. DavidFoss Posted: January 30, 2006 at 07:27 AM (#1843504)
The National League gets its first sweep since Vance/Terry in 1942 (though they did get two of three in 1958).

Rixey gets a third cap for the Reds and Ashburn bumps the Phillies into a tie for 5th place.

<u>1968 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
1T. Indians - 11 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker)
3. Cubs - 10 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 7 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
5T. Cardinals - 6 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Slaughter)
5T. Phillies - 6 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, Thompson)
5T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
9T. Dodgers - 5 (Campanella, PWReese, JRobinson, Vance, Wheat)
9T. Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
9T. White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
9T. Yankees - 5 (Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
18T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
18T.Red Sox - 2 (JCollins, TWilliams)
18T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
18T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
18T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
18T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   637. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2006 at 02:12 AM (#1852740)
New plaques are up!
   638. DavidFoss Posted: February 07, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#1852821)
How much did Musial and Berra mean to their respective teams? In 1964, the year *after* their retirement, the Cardinals and Yankees each made it to the World Series. :-)

Seriously, though, Musial batted clean-up for the Cardinals as a 21-year-old rookie in the 1942 series (against the pre-Berra Yankees). They lost that series, but came back to win 3 rings in the next four seasons.

Berra played in a whopping 14 World Series winning ten of them.

Welcome to the HOM guys!

<u>1969 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
1T. Indians - 11 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker)
3. Cubs - 10 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4T. Braves - 7 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
6T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
6T. Phillies - 6 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, Thompson)
6T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
6T. Yankees - 6 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
10T. Dodgers - 5 (Campanella, PWReese, JRobinson, Vance, Wheat)
10T. Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T. White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
18T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
18T.Red Sox - 2 (JCollins, TWilliams)
18T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
18T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
18T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
18T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   639. favre Posted: February 07, 2006 at 05:10 PM (#1853375)
John,

You've listed Berra as a Stats NL outfielder in 1958.

Also, while I don't have the STATS sourcebook in front of me, I'm guessing Musial was named to the NL outfield more than once. I'm also guessing Berra was named catcher a few times.
   640. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2006 at 05:22 PM (#1853388)
favre:

I totally missed that. I was more in a rush last week than normal. :-) I'll have them corrected sometime today.
   641. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 07, 2006 at 05:24 PM (#1853390)
BTW, the NL Outfielder enigmas on each plaque are from a prior plaque, since I usually use a prior plaque as a template. Obviously, I forgot to update that section.
   642. yest Posted: February 13, 2006 at 04:01 AM (#1859667)
Ritchie Ashburn
total chances 9 times, putouts 9 times
both Major league records
500 putouts a record 4 times(no one else has more then one he also has 2 more seasons with over 490)
308 career avg

Stan Musial
331 avg
as well as the NL career records for Games (3, 026), AB (10,972), Hits (3,630), RBI (1,951), 2B (725), TB (6,134), Times on Base (5,282), and consecutive games played (896); he also ended his career with the ML record for TB (6,134), XBH (1,377), and Runs (1,949).
He only had the NL record Cobb held the ML record
why is TB mentioned twice

Yogi Berra
WS record 49 singles 63 games caught 457 putouts
385 total hrs 285 avg 2150 hits
retired with the AL record for C putouts 8723 and chances accepted 9520
(he led the AL 8 times in games caught and chances accepted, 6 times in double plays, 8 times in putouts, 3 times in assists, and 1 time in fielding percentage)
the Double Plays is a ML record
He retired with the ML records for catching in consecutive games (148 games during 1957-59)
He retired with the ML records for catching in consecutive games with out an error (148 games during 1957-59)
   643. Evan Posted: February 15, 2006 at 09:59 PM (#1863338)
Since we're now marking which players were elected unanimously, it seems like Hornsby might deserve some special mention - he would have been unanimous if the guy ahead of him wasn't also unanimous - which is a pretty special designation, in and of itself.
   644. DavidFoss Posted: February 16, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#1863736)
seems like Hornsby might deserve some special mention

That's something like 'elect-me vote unanimous' and also includes people like Dan Brouthers and -- strangely enough -- 2nd-place finisher Christy Mathewson (Lajoie finished ahead of him, but also had a 3rd place vote).

(list above not necessarily complete -- I'm just listing examples).
   645. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 20, 2006 at 01:24 AM (#1868582)
Evan and David:

I'll think about working something out in regard to the Hornsbys in the Hall.

yest:

No, I haven't forgotten about your selections. :-)
   646. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 21, 2006 at 02:06 AM (#1869876)
New plaques are up!
   647. DavidFoss Posted: February 22, 2006 at 05:09 AM (#1871156)
The Indians are alone in first! The Indians are alone in first! I didn't see this one coming at all. It may be temporary as the 'current' Giants club has four future HOM caps on it, but I still find it remarkable.

The Dodgers win a cap to keep pace with their rivals in the Bronx.

The Indians and Dodgers did meet in the 1920 World Series, but Wynn and Snider never met in the fall classic as Wynn's pennant with the Indians coincided with a rare Dodger absence. Snider flied out to RF in their only All-Star game confrontation.


<u>1970 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
2. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Cubs - 10 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4T. Braves - 7 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
6T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
6T. Dodgers - 6 (Campanella, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Phillies - 6 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, Thompson)
6T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
6T. Yankees - 6 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
11T.Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
11T.White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
18T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
18T.Red Sox - 2 (JCollins, TWilliams)
18T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
18T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
18T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
18T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   648. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 07, 2006 at 02:21 AM (#1886258)
New plaques are up!
   649. DavidFoss Posted: March 07, 2006 at 03:09 AM (#1886334)
The two oldest continuously active franchises, the Braves and the Cubs, each get a cap this year. Each is pushing to regain some ground they have lost in the past few years to the Indians.

<u>1971 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
2T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2T. Cubs - 11 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 8 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
6T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
6T. Dodgers - 6 (Campanella, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Phillies - 6 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, Thompson)
6T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
6T. Yankees - 6 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
11T.Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
11T.White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
18T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
18T.Red Sox - 2 (JCollins, TWilliams)
18T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
18T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
18T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
18T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   650. Paul Wendt Posted: March 12, 2006 at 07:22 PM (#1894468)
4. Braves - 8 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)

Between Nichols and Spahn, more than 50 years.

The SABR Biographical Research Cmte has revised Paul Hines' birth date from 1852 to 1855, making him 17 to 36 rather than 20 to 39 years old during his major league career.

There have scores if not hundredsd of one-year revisions during the Hall of Merit years, including Glasscock and McVey.
   651. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: March 14, 2006 at 12:45 PM (#1898130)
I was wondering what you guys would think of maybe taking up a collection to sponsor the baseball-reference pages of all of the HoMers that aren't in the Hall of Fame.

By my count there are 23 right now. 9 are taken (some by Hall of Merit participants).

The 9 taken are:

Wes Ferrell (TomH)
Joe Start (Ken Fischer)
Lip Pike (Sean Gilman)
Harry Stovey (Henson information exp. 7/06)
Heinie Groh (Andrew McDonald exp. 10/06)
Stan Hack (Spike Ballparks exp. 10/06)
Sherry Magee (macknife13 exp. 10/06)
Joe Jackson (Dave Fleitz exp. 11/06)
Bill Dahlen (Cyril Morong exp. 1/07)

The others, Charlie Bennett, Cal McVey, Bob Caruthers, Deacon White, Ross Barnes, Hardy Richardson, Ezra Sutton, Jack Glasscock, Dickey Pearce, Jimmy Sheckard, George Gore and Paul Hines would cost a total of $125 to buy (all $10 except Caruthers, who is $15). We've essentially got Ferrell, Start, Pike already. I don't think Andrew McDonald is one of our guys, but maybe I'm wrong.

Just an idea - I don't know if it's better for us to just sponsor them individually if we want, or to take up a collection and then sponsor them all at once. Or maybe we shouldn't bother . . .

The other thing I was thinking of doing is maybe asking Sean if we could work out some kind of deal where all HoMers would get a special icon on their page, kind of like the Hall of Fame thing. Again, just floating ideas . . .
   652. Sean Gilman Posted: March 15, 2006 at 08:00 AM (#1899207)
Well, if we ever elect Pete browning, I'll buy his page too. . .
   653. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 21, 2006 at 02:10 AM (#1909200)
New plaques are up!
   654. DavidFoss Posted: March 21, 2006 at 05:31 AM (#1909766)
Thanks to Bobby Doerr, the Red Sox inch their way up the standings and two of their World Series opponents from their Ruthian Glory Days -- the Phillies and Dodgers -- reach the top five due to caps for Roberts and Koufax.

<u>1972 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
2T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2T. Cubs - 11 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 8 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Dodgers - 7 (Campanella, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
5T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
8T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
8T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
8T. Yankees - 6 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
11T.Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
11T.White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
19T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
19T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
19T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
19T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
19T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
19T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
19T.Saint Louis Stars - 2 (Suttles, WWells)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   655. yest Posted: March 24, 2006 at 07:48 AM (#1915704)
John not to rush you but just a reminder abought the changes
   656. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 04, 2006 at 12:05 AM (#1935413)
New plaques are up!

yest, I promise to make those updates this week.
   657. DavidFoss Posted: April 04, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#1935957)
<u>1973 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
2T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2T. Cubs - 11 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 8 (Barnes, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Dodgers - 7 (Campanella, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
5T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
5T. Yankees - 7 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Ruffing, Ruth)
9T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
9T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
11T.Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
11T.White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
21T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
21T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
21T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
21T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Cuban Stars - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   658. Paul Wendt Posted: April 07, 2006 at 07:27 PM (#1946136)
.
Mordecai Brown biography
Do visit, at least for the cover illustration of the three-finger grip: hand, fingers, baseball.
   659. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 07, 2006 at 08:34 PM (#1946364)
For some reason, I never thought that I would see the name Three Finger Brown in the same paragraph with the Mafia.
   660. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 07, 2006 at 08:36 PM (#1946367)
Unless it was Don Corleone chopping some other guy named Brown's fingers off, of course. :-)
   661. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2006 at 12:48 AM (#1952036)
Ritchie Ashburn
total chances 9 times, putouts 9 times
both Major league records
500 putouts a record 4 times(no one else has more then one he also has 2 more seasons with over 490)
308 career avg


Done.

Yogi Berra
WS record 49 singles 63 games caught 457 putouts
385 total hrs 285 avg 2150 hits
retired with the AL record for C putouts 8723 and chances accepted 9520
(he led the AL 8 times in games caught and chances accepted, 6 times in double plays, 8 times in putouts, 3 times in assists, and 1 time in fielding percentage)
the Double Plays is a ML record
He retired with the ML records for catching in consecutive games (148 games during 1957-59)
He retired with the ML records for catching in consecutive games with out an error (148 games during 1957-59)


I did them all except for his lifetime BA and hits. While impressive for his position, I didn't feel it was that impressive to add it to a pretty full plaque as it is.
   662. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2006 at 12:58 AM (#1952064)
Stan Musial
331 avg


Done

as well as the NL career records for Games (3, 026), AB (10,972), Hits (3,630), RBI (1,951), 2B (725), TB (6,134), Times on Base (5,282), and consecutive games played (896); he also ended his career with the ML record for TB (6,134), XBH (1,377), and Runs (1,949).
He only had the NL record Cobb held the ML record
why is TB mentioned twice


I'm assuming you're referring to Runs, which you're 100% correct.

As for TB, don't know what happened there.
   663. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2006 at 02:04 AM (#1952297)
Dan Brouthers
205 triples (only 8 people have 200 triples)
2296 hits


I included the triples, but the hits wasn't "sexy" enough, though it was impressive.

A terrific power hitter for his time, the left-handed Brouthers retired with the highest career SLG (.519), OPS (.943), and Adj. OPS+ (170) of any player.
shouldn’t that go at the end
retired with the highest career SLG (.519)
technically it should be 5195 which was his slugging% when he retired the first time when he played 2 games in 1904 he brought it down to 5192 but Napoleon Lajoie held it for a while after that


I'm ignoring 1904. As for the placement of his records, I'm allowed to be creative every once and a while. :-)

TF Brown
retired with the single season record for saves 13 in 1911
first to pitch 4 shutouts in a row 6/13 6/25 7/2 7/4 1908
20 wins 6 times


Included everything, except the shutouts since they were already there (though I did include the year).

Jessie Burkett
retired with the single season record for hits 240 in 1896
2850 hits 415 obp


Included everything except the hits.

Roy Campanella
242 HRs
He led NL catchers in total chances 6 times, putouts 6 times
both NL records at retirement (he’s tied with Johnny Kling by putouts) (putouts broken by Gary Carter)(I’m not sure a bought the chances accepted except what was mentioned could have been a tie)
retired with the NL record for most consecutive seasons with 100 games caught 9

Max Carey
Stolen Bases (1913, 1915-18, 1920, 1922-25)
a ML record since broken by Rickey
nine times in total chances, and putouts
the putouts is a ML record since tied by Ashburn
retired with the NL record for career assists 339
retired with the NL record for career total chances accepted 6702


Done.

Thanks for your help again, yest. If you have any more additions, please just give me one plaque at a time to work on from now on. I'll be more inclined to correct them right away because it would be less overwhelming.

Thanks!
   664. yest Posted: April 10, 2006 at 04:22 AM (#1952684)
Fred Clarke
he hit over.300 eleven times
your counting 85 hits in 275 at bats???
220 triples (only 8 people have 200 triples)
2672 hits
35 game hit streak in 1895
hit 312/386/429 in leagues that were 275/340/361
   665. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2006 at 12:43 PM (#1952892)
Fred Clarke
he hit over.300 eleven times
your counting 85 hits in 275 at bats???


I must have picked that up from a reference book. Obviously, you're correct, so I fixed that.

220 triples (only 8 people have 200 triples)
2672 hits
35 game hit streak in 1895
hit 312/386/429 in leagues that were 275/340/361


I included the triples, but left the other stuff out (though I included his lifetime BA).
   666. yest Posted: April 10, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#1953371)
3 F Brown
Saves (11 in 1911)
he had 13 saves in 1911 acording to Baseball referance the ML record as I previosly mentioned
   667. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 10, 2006 at 06:47 PM (#1953419)
he had 13 saves in 1911 acording to Baseball referance the ML record as I previosly mentioned

Sorry about that, yest.
   668. yest Posted: April 10, 2006 at 07:28 PM (#1953526)
John Clarkson
pitchers triple crown 1889
   669. GutoGonz Posted: April 10, 2006 at 09:02 PM (#1953763)
Hi:

I have just discovered this forum.
I have a website on Martín Dihigo (http://www.geocities.com/martindihigo) . And I would like to talk about some topics on his career.
First, the difference between Azules de Veracruz and Aguila de Veracruz. Dihigo arrived to Mexico to play for Aguila in 1937. He won the championship, threw the first no hitter in Mexican League recorded history (The Mexican league started in 1925 but had official stats until 1937). In 1937, he started, completed and won the 3 games in a final series for the title against Agrario in 6 days. He returned to Aguila in 1938, and won the title again. He was the batting champion and won the pitching Triple Crown.
At the end of 1939, Aguila started a movement to jump the Mexican league and start a new one: generally known as the cismatic league. Thats was the year when Jorge Pasquel entered to the Mexican League. With Aguila out of the Mexican League he decided to start a new baseball team in Veracruz to play in the Mexican League and he called that team Azules de Veracruz. Pasquel hired Dihigo to play and manage the Azules team. To destroy the cismatic League, Pasquel bought the 2 most important baseball parks: the Parque Delta in Mexico city, and Parque Deportivo Veracruzano in Veracruz.
Aguila was the most traditional and most followed team in Veracruz. With the Veracruz park owned by Pasquel, Aguila didnt have a place to play so the fans and local newspapers started a bad campaign on the Azules team so Pasquel, after a few games, preferred to take the team out of Veracruz and took it to Mexico city to play at Parque Delta. Aguila stood out of the Mexican League until 1949.
The most representative team in Dihigos career was the Habana Reds in the Cuban League. He was a wild hearted Habanista. So his cap should be the one of Habana Reds

César
Monterrey, Méxicohttp://www.geocities.com/martindihigo
   670. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 18, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#1969665)
New plaques are up!

Thanks for the info, GutoGonz!
   671. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 18, 2006 at 12:16 AM (#1969702)
After going over GutoGonz's post, I'm going to change Dihigo's cap from the Cuban Stars to the Habana Reds, unless someone makes a good case that I shouldn't.

yest:

Clarkson's plaque has been amended.
   672. yest Posted: April 18, 2006 at 02:40 AM (#1970237)
Roger Connor
finished in the top 3 in slugging 9 times
retired with the career record for walks 1002
retired with the career record for triples 233
   673. DavidFoss Posted: April 18, 2006 at 05:15 AM (#1970540)
They traded World Series victories against each other in 1957 and 1958 and now the Braves and Yankees get caps thanks to Mantle and Mathews.

Dihigo's cap switched to the Habana Reds.

<u>1974 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
2T. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2T. Cubs - 11 (Anson, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
4. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
5. Yankees - 8 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
6T. Dodgers - 7 (Campanella, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
9T. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
9T. Tigers - 6 (Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
11T.Pirates - 5 (Carey, Clarke, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
11T.White Sox - 5 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh)
13 .Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
14T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
14T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
14T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
14T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
14T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
14T.Twins - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson)
21T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
21T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
21T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
21T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
27T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
27T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
27T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
27T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
27T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
27T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
27T.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (Rogan)
27T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
27T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
27T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
27T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
27T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
27T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   674. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 19, 2006 at 06:31 PM (#1974356)
Roger Connor
finished in the top 3 in slugging 9 times
retired with the career record for walks 1002
retired with the career record for triples 233


I'm adding the walks record, but leaving off the slugging tidbit and the triples record (the latter was already there :-).
   675. yest Posted: April 23, 2006 at 09:05 PM (#1984245)
Bill Dahlen
retired with the Major Leauge record for most career chances accepted 12350
retired with the Major Leauge record for most career chances 13430
1064 walks
100 runs 6 times
a 42 game hit streak in 1894
   676. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 23, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#1984399)
Bill Dahlen
retired with the Major Leauge record for most career chances accepted 12350
retired with the Major Leauge record for most career chances 13430
1064 walks
100 runs 6 times
a 42 game hit streak in 1894


Amended, yest.
   677. yest Posted: April 24, 2006 at 12:20 AM (#1984455)
George Davis
hit 300 9 years in a row
295 batting avg
had a 33 game hit streak in 1893 (then a record broken the next year)
   678. yest Posted: April 24, 2006 at 12:46 AM (#1984489)
John I can't get acses to the plaques G-L,M-R, and S-Z
   679. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 27, 2006 at 03:29 PM (#1992527)
George Davis
hit 300 9 years in a row
295 batting avg
had a 33 game hit streak in 1893 (then a record broken the next year)


I added the first one, yest.

John I can't get acses to the plaques G-L,M-R, and S-Z

When the computer techs start revamping the site, that's what you will get. :-(
   680. yest Posted: April 27, 2006 at 07:22 PM (#1992825)
I added the first one, yest.
are you sure cause I don't see it on the plaque
   681. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 27, 2006 at 07:25 PM (#1992829)
are you sure cause I don't see it on the plaque

Heh. I forgot to update. :-[
   682. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 27, 2006 at 07:30 PM (#1992838)
BTW, I'm changing Old Hoss' surname to Radbourne instead of Radbourn on his plaque. Besides Bill James pointing out the fact that he used the "e" at the end of his last name throughout his career, his HOF plaque even has it on it!

Paul Wendt or someone else equally knowledgeable: Did Mordecai Brown go by his own name primarily or by Three Finger Brown during his professional career? Thanks in advance!
   683. yest Posted: April 28, 2006 at 07:51 AM (#1993831)
wouldn't these be better wit the other records
3F Brown
he left the game with the ML single-season record for saves with 13 in 1911)
Jessie Burkett
he left the game with the single-season record for hits with 240 in 1896
   684. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 28, 2006 at 01:07 PM (#1993896)
wouldn't these be better wit the other records
3F Brown
he left the game with the ML single-season record for saves with 13 in 1911)
Jessie Burkett
he left the game with the single-season record for hits with 240 in 1896


I think I'll keep them the way they are, yest. We don't have to follow a strict set of rules for each plaque, though I do have a template just to save me some time writing them up.
   685. yest Posted: April 28, 2006 at 01:12 PM (#1993897)
Gabby Hartnett
His most memorable game was Hartnett’s ”Homer in the Gloamin’,” which helped his Cubs grab the pennant in ’38.
His most memorable game was Hartnett’s ”Homer in the Gloamin’,” which helped his Cubs grab the pennant in ’38 by hitting a home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th
The left-handed slugger showed catchers what could be done with the new offensive weapon (the home run)
The left-handed slugger showed catchers what could be done with the new offensive weapon (the home run (236 total))
hit 297/370/489
caught 100 games 12 times
record 452 consecutive chances without a error (broken by Berra)
retired with the most career NL putouts (7292) and chances accepted (8546)
   686. favre Posted: April 29, 2006 at 11:54 AM (#1995625)
John,

The plaque for Wes Ferrell seems to have disappeared.
   687. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 30, 2006 at 08:30 PM (#1998066)
The plaque for Wes Ferrell seems to have disappeared.

>:o

Boy, that's annoying!

Thankfully, there are guys like you and yest who have their eyes peeled for this type of computer craziness.
   688. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 30, 2006 at 08:49 PM (#1998088)
<i>His most memorable game was Hartnett’s ”Homer in the Gloamin’,” which helped his Cubs grab the pennant in ’38 by hitting a home run with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th</i>

I changed it a little, but kept the heart of your amendment, yest.

The left-handed slugger showed catchers what could be done with the new offensive weapon (the home run (236 total))

Done.

hit 297/370/489
caught 100 games 12 times
record 452 consecutive chances without a error (broken by Berra)
retired with the most career NL putouts (7292) and chances accepted (8546)


I added everything except his batting line.

Thanks!
   689. yest Posted: April 30, 2006 at 09:20 PM (#1998115)
Pud Galvin
Retired with the single season record for games started 75 in 1883
Retired with the major league career records for wins, games, innings, games started, complete games, shutouts, and batters faced.
Retired with the major league career records for wins (364), games (705) , innings(6003.3) , games started (689), complete games (646), shutouts (57), and batters faced (25234).
   690. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 30, 2006 at 10:33 PM (#1998181)
Retired with the major league career records for wins (364), games (705) , innings(6003.3) , games started (689), complete games (646), shutouts (57), and batters faced (25234).

You got it.
   691. yest Posted: April 30, 2006 at 10:38 PM (#1998183)
Pud Galvin
Retired with the single season record for games started 75 in 1883
   692. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 30, 2006 at 10:48 PM (#1998193)
Retired with the single season record for games started 75 in 1883

Missed it, yest.
   693. yest Posted: April 30, 2006 at 10:57 PM (#1998198)
Stan Coveleski
had a .67 era in 27 IP in the 1920 WS
20 wins 5 times
   694. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2006 at 12:22 AM (#1998269)
Got it, yest.
   695. Paul Wendt Posted: May 01, 2006 at 12:35 AM (#1998276)
.
Paul Wendt or someone else equally knowledgeable: Did Mordecai Brown go by his own name primarily or by Three Finger Brown during his professional career? Thanks in advance!

You need someone more knowledgeable on his time and league, as I have read essentially no contemporary coverage and I haven't read knowledgeable discussion of this one. Cliff Blau. And the contemporary coverage only shows what he was commonly called, how he would have been known to many fans in his time, maybe only in one place or only home or only away.

FWIW, I never call him Three Finger and I have sometime missed him under "T." in an alphabetical list. It seems to me that our reference works go overboard with nicknames.

Note, I'm sure that some nicknames were established only after their player was established in the majors, so reading all the contemporary coverage of a few early seasons may be misleading.

Charley (Old Hoss) Radbourn(e)
In his SABR biography, Fred Ivor-Campbell says that the great 1884 season "secured his nickname 'Old Hoss'" --one instance of what I guess must be common, a player nicknamed for major league achievement(s). Ivor-Campbell gives nicknames "(Rad, Old Hoss)" and generally calls him Rad. He also says that Rad "probably spelled his name without the final 'e'" and that he "was known in his home town simply as Charles Radbourn, Jr." (at what age?). He retired in mid-1891 "home to Bloomington [IL] to operate Radbourn's Place, a billiard parlor-saloon he had purchased in 1887."
--Frederick Ivor-Campbell, "Charles Radbourn(e), Jr" in Ivor-Campbell, Tiemann, and Rucker, eds., Baseball's First Stars (SABR, 1996), p131-132.
   696. yest Posted: May 01, 2006 at 08:53 AM (#1998510)
Bill Dickey
retired with the most games in the WS by a catcher
hit 300 10 times
taught Yogi how to catch
   697. jimd Posted: May 01, 2006 at 06:27 PM (#1998833)
The plaque for Wes Ferrell seems to have disappeared.

Due to soaring prices for scrap metals, I presume.

;-)
   698. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:35 PM (#1998967)
Bill Dickey
retired with the most games in the WS by a catcher


How many, yest?
   699. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:41 PM (#1998980)
He also says that Rad "probably spelled his name without the final 'e'" and that he "was known in his home town simply as Charles Radbourn, Jr." (at what age?). He retired in mid-1891 "home to Bloomington [IL] to operate Radbourn's Place, a billiard parlor-saloon he had purchased in 1887."

Well, I guess I'll take off the "e" again. Confusing, isn't it?

Thanks, Paul!

hit 300 10 times
taught Yogi how to catch


I included the former, but not the latter (Yogi wasn't a legendary figure yet in '53).
   700. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:44 PM (#1998986)
Due to soaring prices for scrap metals, I presume.

;-)


:-)
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