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Monday, August 02, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: Home Page

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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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   701. yest Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:47 PM (#1998991)
Eddie Collins
top 10 in obp 18 times
and was one of the greatest World Series performers of all-time.
and was one of the greatest World Series performers of all-time (hit 400 in 3 different world series).
Eddie Collins held the record for the most walks in 1929 (1499 walks) Babe Ruth surpassed him in 1930 (Eddie Collins played 3 games in 1930)
Collins was an exceptional hitter (3,315 hits)
Collins was an exceptional hitter (hitting 333/424 with 3,315 hits)
hit 300 16 times
record 25 AL seasons
   702. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:52 PM (#1998998)
yest, you missed post #79.
   703. yest Posted: May 01, 2006 at 07:59 PM (#1999008)
(Yogi wasn't a legendary figure yet in '53).

great catch
   704. yest Posted: May 01, 2006 at 08:05 PM (#1999024)

How many, yest?

38
   705. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 02, 2006 at 12:22 AM (#1999624)
New plaques are up!
   706. DavidFoss Posted: May 02, 2006 at 05:49 AM (#2000454)
<u>1975 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)
5T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
5T. Yankees - 8 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
7T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. 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.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
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)
   707. DavidFoss Posted: May 02, 2006 at 05:57 AM (#2000457)
I think "Daises" in Mackey's plaque is not right
   708. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 02, 2006 at 11:45 AM (#2000542)
I think "Daises" in Mackey's plaque is not right

Missing an "i", that's why. Thanks, David!
   709. yest Posted: May 08, 2006 at 01:18 AM (#2009498)
John not to rush you but if you missed it post 82
   710. Paul Wendt Posted: May 10, 2006 at 08:35 PM (#2013103)
*unanimously top-of-the--ballot inductees (10)

**unanimously non-top-of the-ballot “elect-me” placed inductees (4)


suggestion
<u>* unanimously first on the ballot [in first year eligible?] (10)
** unanimously placed in "elect me" ballot positions (4)</u>

Here I am correcting your style [except for bracketed point where I don't know what you mean].

Note all mentions of WS are adjusted to 162 games.

Spell out Win Shares here, maybe "Win Shares (WS)"

For Hall of Meriters S-Z, please click here.

After this line there should be a bold header such as

Newly Elected this Fortnight
   711. Paul Wendt Posted: May 10, 2006 at 08:39 PM (#2013109)
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.

What about pre-1871 seasons considered major?

A succinct revision may be worthwhile partly as an alert that the HOM project pays attention to pre-1871. I am not suggesting any revision yet.
   712. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 16, 2006 at 12:20 AM (#2021382)
New plaques are up!

BTW, I'll work on your suggestions sometime within the next few days, yest and Paul.
   713. DavidFoss Posted: May 16, 2006 at 06:16 AM (#2021874)
<u>1976 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)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. 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.Kansas City Monarchs - 1 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
28T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
28T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
28T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
28T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
28T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
28T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
28T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
28T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
28T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
28T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
28T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
28T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
28T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   714. Rick A. Posted: May 17, 2006 at 12:41 AM (#2023188)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)

Jeez, I remember when we were saying how the Yanks were the last of the original 16 franchises still in existence with no HOMers. Now they're tied for fourth.
   715. jimd Posted: May 17, 2006 at 01:25 AM (#2023380)
The Indians lead the pack while having two lone championships, neither being part of even a pennant dynasty like 50's Brooklyn or 10's Giants.
   716. Chris Cobb Posted: May 17, 2006 at 02:24 AM (#2023662)
David,

Typo alert: Tthe cap number appearing in the Monarch's entry is still "1."

I love the cap count, btw, and look forward to checking the standings after each election!
   717. Brent Posted: May 17, 2006 at 02:55 AM (#2023751)
Two comments.

First, our friend and frequent source of invaluable information on the Negro leagues, Gary A, is now publishing a blog with tons of interesting information. Check it out at

http://agatetype.typepad.com/agate_type/

Second, Gary presents a pretty convincing case that "Smokey Joe Williams" really ought to be known as "Cyclone Joe." Maybe we should change his plaque.
   718. DavidFoss Posted: May 17, 2006 at 03:30 AM (#2023810)
Typo alert: Tthe cap number appearing in the Monarch's entry is still "1."

Thanks... it'll be fixed for next time.
   719. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 18, 2006 at 01:25 PM (#2025522)
Eddie Collins
top 10 in obp 18 times


Not that it's not noteworthy, but I would have to do something similar for the rest of the inductees. The plaques are big enough as they are right now. :-)

and was one of the greatest World Series performers of all-time.
and was one of the greatest World Series performers of all-time (hit 400 in 3 different world series).


Done.

Eddie Collins held the record for the most walks in 1929 (1499 walks) Babe Ruth surpassed him in 1930 (Eddie Collins played 3 games in 1930)

I'm going to say no on that. I will add the number of walks, though.

<i>
Collins was an exceptional hitter (3,315 hits)
Collins was an exceptional hitter (hitting 333/424 with 3,315 hits)
hit 300 16 times
record 25 AL seasons </i>

I agree. Thanks, yest!

*unanimously top-of-the--ballot inductees (10)

**unanimously non-top-of the-ballot “elect-me” placed inductees (4)

suggestion
* unanimously first on the ballot [in first year eligible?] (10)
** unanimously placed in "elect me" ballot positions (4)

Here I am correcting your style [except for bracketed point where I don't know what you mean].


Your suggestions are much better, Paul. I never liked what I had posted myself.

[in first year eligible?]


Since they all have been first-year eligible, we probably don't need to expand upon it at the moment.

Note all mentions of WS are adjusted to 162 games.

Spell out Win Shares here, maybe "Win Shares (WS)"


Makes sense.

For Hall of Meriters S-Z, please click here.

After this line there should be a bold header such as

Newly Elected this Fortnight


Another good suggestion, Paul. Thanks!
   720. yest Posted: May 18, 2006 at 09:56 PM (#2026610)
Bullet Rogan
from his HoF plaque hit 410 In World Series Competition

also how abought marking on the top evreybody who was on every ballot
   721. yest Posted: May 18, 2006 at 09:57 PM (#2026611)
testing
   722. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 19, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2026725)
Bullet Rogan
from his HoF plaque hit 410 In World Series Competition


Done.

also how abought marking on the top evreybody who was on every ballot

Does anyone have a list compiled already?
   723. yest Posted: May 19, 2006 at 05:59 AM (#2027008)
Gordon still retired with the most home runs (despite Yankee Stadium’s “Death Valley” and Cleveland Stadium holding back many a clout) for a second baseman in a career (246)

Hornsby has 264 (301 total)at second the record till Morgan
   724. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 19, 2006 at 11:37 AM (#2027052)
Gordon still retired with the most home runs (despite Yankee Stadium’s “Death Valley” and Cleveland Stadium holding back many a clout) for a second baseman in a career (246)

Hornsby has 264 (301 total)at second the record till Morgan


I left out AL in the sentence. Thanks for pointing it out, yest.
   725. yest Posted: May 19, 2006 at 11:42 AM (#2027055)
Jim O'Rourke
311 batting avg with 2643 hits
hit 300 14 times
retired in 1893 with the career record for runs 1728 (played 1 game in 1904)(broken in 1894 by Cap Anson)
   726. jimd Posted: May 19, 2006 at 05:45 PM (#2027333)
also how abought marking on the top evreybody who was on every ballot

Does anyone have a list compiled already?


What is this a list of? Candidates who ever received a vote? or something else?
   727. yest Posted: May 19, 2006 at 10:04 PM (#2027511)
candites who were on every ballot the year they were elected
   728. jimd Posted: May 19, 2006 at 11:30 PM (#2027653)
Players mentioned on every ballot in an election:

White, Hines, Gore, O'Rourke, Kelly,
Clarkson, Ward, Keefe 3, Brouthers, Ewing,
Connor, Glasscock 4, (Radbourn), Richardson 2, Hamilton,
Delahanty, Nichols, Burkett 2, (McPhee), Dahlen,
Young, Clarke, Lajoie, Mathewson, Wagner,
Crawford 2, WJohnson, Cobb, Speaker, ECollins 2,
Lloyd 2, Alexander, JWilliams 2, Heilmann 2, Ruth,
Hornsby, Charleston, Cochrane, Gehrig, Stearnes,
Simmons, Grove, Hartnett, Gehringer, Hubbell,
Waner, Foxx, Cronin, Gibson, Ott,
Dickey 2, Greenberg, Vaughan, Appling, DiMaggio,
Mize, Feller, Campanella, TWilliams, Musial,
Berra, Snider, Spahn, Roberts, Mantle,
Mathews,

Numbers indicate candidates who made every ballot multiple times.
Radbourn made every ballot in 1903 but not when elected in 1905.
McPhee made every ballot in 1907 but not when elected in 1913.
   729. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 31, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2044543)
New plaques are up!
   730. DavidFoss Posted: May 31, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2044665)
They've met four times in the World Series (1907, 1908, 1935 and 1945) with two wins apiece. Now they meet in the HOM with a cap each thanks to Banks and Bunning.

Cubs grab a share of the cap lead from the Indians.

<u>1977 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 12 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
1T. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
3. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Tigers - 7 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
10. Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
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.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
28T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
28T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
28T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
28T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
28T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
28T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
28T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
28T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
28T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
28T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
28T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
28T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
28T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   731. Evan Posted: May 31, 2006 at 03:30 PM (#2045437)
The Cubs win the pennant! The Cubs win the pennant!
   732. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 31, 2006 at 08:23 PM (#2045775)
The Cubs win the pennant! The Cubs win the pennant!

:-)

also how abought marking on the top evreybody who was on every ballot

As Jim's list above suggests, there are too many inductees who have been on every ballot, so I wont signify it at the top of this thread.

Jim O'Rourke
311 batting avg with 2643 hits


I'll add his BA. The hit total is not that special unless you prorate the numbers based on schedule. I don't know if I want to that.

hit 300 14 times

Definitely.

retired in 1893 with the career record for runs 1728 (played 1 game in 1904)(broken in 1894 by Cap Anson)

I'll add the total, but not that it was the record since he hardly had it.
   733. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 31, 2006 at 08:34 PM (#2045796)
Even if Clemente and Wilhelm go in '78, the tie between the White Sox and Pirates for HoM caps will still remain.
   734. yest Posted: June 01, 2006 at 01:14 PM (#2046988)
Jim Bunning
he left the majors with the NL record for strikeouts (2,885)
thats his career number 1406 of that was in the AL
   735. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 01, 2006 at 03:03 PM (#2047072)
Jim Bunning
he left the majors with the NL record for strikeouts (2,885)
thats his career number 1406 of that was in the AL


Yup. I knew it, but still added that. Jeez!

Thanks!
   736. yest Posted: June 01, 2006 at 04:28 PM (#2047161)
Enos Slaughter
he batted .300 ten times
your including 87 hits in 276 at bats and 42 hits in 138 at bats on this list
2383 hits 300 batting avg
WWII
he’s most known for his “mad dash” from first base to home plate that gave the Cardinals the 1946 World Series in the deciding game.
he’s most known for his “mad dash” in the 9th inning of game 7, on a single ran from first to home to win the 1946 World Series
   737. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 12, 2006 at 12:07 AM (#2060494)
Enos Slaughter
he batted .300 ten times
your including 87 hits in 276 at bats and 42 hits in 138 at bats on this list


Got that from some reference book or website. I agree it's a bit of a stretch.

2383 hits 300 batting avg
WWII


I'll add the BA and military service.

he’s most known for his “mad dash” from first base to home plate that gave the Cardinals the 1946 World Series in the deciding game.
he’s most known for his “mad dash” in the 9th inning of game 7, on a single ran from first to home to win the 1946 World Series


How about:

he’s most known for his “mad dash” from first base to home plate on only a single that gave the Cardinals the 1946 World Series in game 7

Thanks!
   738. yest Posted: June 12, 2006 at 02:47 AM (#2060677)
he’s most known for his “mad dash” from first base to home plate on only a single that gave the Cardinals the 1946 World Series in game 7
how abought
he’s most known for his “mad dash” from first base to home plate on only a single that gave the Cardinals the 1946 World Series in the 9th inning of game 7
   739. DavidFoss Posted: June 12, 2006 at 03:14 AM (#2060724)
It was the 8th inning and retrosheet is giving Harry Walker a double on the the "mad dash" hit.
   740. yest Posted: June 12, 2006 at 03:44 AM (#2060768)
Jimmy Sheckard
retired with the single season record for the most walks 147 in 1911
1135 walks
   741. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:09 AM (#2061599)
New plaques are up!
   742. yest Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:32 AM (#2061619)
roberto clemente
he also led the NL once in DP
I have twice 1961 and 1967
240 hrs
got a hit in every WS game he played in
   743. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:37 AM (#2061623)
he also led the NL once in DP
I have twice 1961 and 1967


I'll go with your total.

240 hrs

Not that distinctive.

got a hit in every WS game he played in

However, that's pretty distinctive.

Thanks!
   744. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:40 AM (#2061627)
Jimmy Sheckard
retired with the single season record for the most walks 147 in 1911
1135 walks


Added, yest.
   745. yest Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:54 AM (#2061640)
Heinie Groh
he led the NL more times (6) in fielding percentage than any other third baseman
I have 5 1917-18 1922-24 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)
   746. yest Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:02 AM (#2061647)
Hoyt Wilham
the right-hander left the game with ML records for wins in relief (123)
I have 124 from Total baseball
   747. Rick A. Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:39 AM (#2061689)
I'm doing caps for my PHOM. What cap would Alejandro Oms have?
   748. Paul Wendt Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:44 AM (#2061699)
retrosheet is giving Harry Walker a double on the the "mad dash" hit.

I've heard several times that the single is a myth. I think Johnny Pesky said it many times.

--
In my mind's eye, Hoyt Wilhelm wears a White Sox cap. Ah, there it is in print.

12 of the classic clubs have floated to the top.
Trailing badly: Reds, Red Sox, Senators, Browns.

--
Hoyt Wilhelm
NL leader in ERA (1953),

No, leader in ERA and ERA+ 1952, as a rookie.
(Did not qualify and did not approach Spahn in 1953.)
   749. DavidFoss Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:55 AM (#2061709)
Clemente & Wilhelm give the Bucs and Pale Hose a cap each. They never met in the World Series, but they actually would have met in the 1901 World Series if there was one as they each won the pennant that year.

As Paul said, the Pirates/Sox have risen into a tied for tenth place as twelve teams have distanced themselves for the rest of the pack. The Twins/Reds/RedSox have three caps each (still trailing Buffalo) and the Orioles Franchise is the last of the original sixteen to still have only one cap.

<u>1978 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 12 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
1T. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
3. Giants - 11 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Tigers - 7 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
10T.Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
10T.Pirates - 6 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T.White Sox - 6 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh, Wilhelm)
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.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
28T.Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
28T.Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
28T.Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
28T.Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
28T.Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
28T.Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
28T.Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
28T.Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
28T.Orioles - 1 (Wallace)
28T.Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
28T.Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
28T.Pittburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
28T.Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
   750. Brent Posted: June 13, 2006 at 11:10 AM (#2061894)
I'm doing caps for my PHOM. What cap would Alejandro Oms have?

Based on the precedent that Dihigo was assigned a Cuban League cap, I'd say that Oms should go with the Santa Clara Leopards.
   751. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 13, 2006 at 12:59 PM (#2061925)
Based on the precedent that Dihigo was assigned a Cuban League cap, I'd say that Oms should go with the Santa Clara Leopards.

I agree with Brent. Giving him a Cuban Stars cap wouldn't be really accurate, IMO.
   752. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 13, 2006 at 01:20 PM (#2061933)
retrosheet is giving Harry Walker a double on the the "mad dash" hit.

I'll correct that.

No, leader in ERA and ERA+ 1952, as a rookie.
(Did not qualify and did not approach Spahn in 1953.)


That was a typo. Thanks, Paul.

Hoyt Wilham
the right-hander left the game with ML records for wins in relief (123)
I have 124 from Total baseball


Another typo. Sheesh!

Heinie Groh
he led the NL more times (6) in fielding percentage than any other third baseman
I have 5 1917-18 1922-24 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)


I don't know what reference site I got that from. Does he still have that record with only 5?
   753. yest Posted: June 13, 2006 at 03:25 PM (#2062032)
I don't know what reference site I got that from. Does he still have that record with only 5?

I'm not sure for fielding average I have a list by player and not year so it's to hard to check

Warren Spahn
retired with record for most double plays 82
retired with modern NL record for most Innings pitched
retired with NL record for most strikeouts 2583
retired with the NL lefty record for most complete games 382
retired with the NL lefty record for most shutouts 63
retired with modern NL record for most Batters Faced 21547
Wins (1949-50, 1953, 1957-61), Innings (1947, 1949, 1958-59)
both records
   754. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 19, 2006 at 01:19 PM (#2068317)
I corrected Groh's plaque.

As for Spahn, his plaque is big enough as it is, yest. :-)
   755. yest Posted: June 19, 2006 at 03:25 PM (#2068385)
Mickey Mantle
he holds the WS records for HR (18), Runs (42), RBI (40), BB (43), XBH (26), and TB (123)
he holds the WS records for HR (18), Runs (42), RBI (40), BB (43), XBH (26), TB (123) , and AB (230)
and he hit for impressive averages (he also had nine straight seasons of at least 100 runs scored).
and he hit for impressive averages (hit 300 9 times he also had nine straight seasons of at least 100 runs scored).
(he led the AL outfielders three times in fielding average
led OF in fielding% only in 1959 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)


As for Spahn, his plaque is big enough as it is, yest. :-)
John for some of the records I somewhat agree but not these

retired with NL record for most strikeouts 2583
most times leading the leauge in wins and IP
   756. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: June 27, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2077029)
New plaques are up!
   757. DavidFoss Posted: June 27, 2006 at 01:01 AM (#2077095)
The opposite ends of the cap spectrum this week.

Willie Mays vaults the Giants into the 3-way tie for first place!

Plus George Sisler finally gives the Browns/Orioles their second cap (the 'other 15' franchises all have at least three).

<u>1979 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 12 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Sheckard)
1T. Giants - 12 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Mathewson, WMays, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
1T. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Tigers - 7 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Newhouser)
10T.Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
10T.Pirates - 6 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T.White Sox - 6 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh, Wilhelm)
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.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Orioles - 2 (Sisler, Wallace)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
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.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)
   758. yest Posted: July 10, 2006 at 07:36 PM (#2094374)
John I'm not sure if you missed it or not but post 836
   759. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 11, 2006 at 12:12 AM (#2094640)
New plaques are up!

Yest, I haven't forgotten. Just haven't had the time. I'll try to make some this week.
   760. DavidFoss Posted: July 11, 2006 at 01:04 AM (#2094738)
Its neck and neck! The Cubs and Giants each get a cap and pull away from the Indians. Its a two-way race. The Tigers also get a cap to pull into 6th place.

<u>1980 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 13 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard)
1T. Giants - 13 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Tigers - 8 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
8T. Cardinals - 7 (Caruthers, Frisch, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
8T. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
10T.Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
10T.Pirates - 6 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T.White Sox - 6 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh, Wilhelm)
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.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Orioles - 2 (Sisler, Wallace)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
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.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)
   761. Evan Posted: July 11, 2006 at 04:18 AM (#2095011)
Fun HOM fact - thus far, the Cubs are the only (and may actually be the only team that will ever pull this off) team to field an HOMer at every position.
   762. yest Posted: July 11, 2006 at 06:10 AM (#2095083)
I’m doing Ron Santo now so the plaque will be ready to send I don’t want Santo reading it and saying thanks for taking away to times I led in DPS
4 times in double plays
I have 6 1961, 1964, 1966-68, 1971
Santo led the NL in total chances 8 times
I saw in a few articles on him he led 9 times
times leading in putouts and assists NL records and double plays and total chances ML records
retired with the NL record for most assists (4532)and double plays (389)
His amazing durability
His amazing durability (despite battling diabetes)
342 hrs
20 hrs 11 times
   763. yest Posted: July 11, 2006 at 01:31 PM (#2095185)
this line came out bad so I'm redoing it
<i>times leading in putouts and assists NL records and double plays and total chances ML records
NL records for times leading in putouts and assists and the ML record for times leading his leauge in total chances
   764. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 11, 2006 at 01:51 PM (#2095201)
4 times in double plays
I have 6 1961, 1964, 1966-68, 1971


I actually counted 6 myself, yest, but all of the sites that I checked said 4. But since your numbers agree with mine, I'll change it to 6.

Santo led the NL in total chances 8 times
I saw in a few articles on him he led 9 times


Were you able to count them?

NL records for times leading in putouts and assists and the ML record for times leading his leauge in total chances

I like that, yest.

His amazing durability
His amazing durability (despite battling diabetes)


Probably pass on that, but I'll pass it on to Joe.

342 hrs
20 hrs 11 times


Impressive, but not really standout numbers.
   765. yest Posted: July 11, 2006 at 02:14 PM (#2095224)
Were you able to count them?
no

342 hrs
20 hrs 11 times
Impressive, but not really standout numbers.

name me 3 3rd basemen with better numbers?
   766. yest Posted: July 11, 2006 at 02:29 PM (#2095242)
John I'm not sure if you missed this or chose not comment on it but
retired with the NL record for most assists (4532)and double plays (389)
pleas read previos post
   767. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: July 11, 2006 at 02:55 PM (#2095284)
According to the Stats All-Time Handbook Santo led the league in:

Assists: 7 times (1962-68)
Putouts: 7 times (1962-67, 1969)
DP: 6 times (1961, 1964, 1966-68, 1971)
Pct: 1 time (1968)
Range Factor: 7 times (1961-62, 1964-68)
Games: 7 times (1961, 1963, 1965-69)
   768. yest Posted: July 17, 2006 at 01:10 AM (#2101738)
HIs 342 HR
the I is capitilized


NL records for times leading in putouts and assists and the ML record for times leading his leauge in total chances

I like that, yest.

does that mean it goes on the plaque or not?


20 hrs 11 times

a follow up comment?


retired with the NL record for most assists (4532)and double plays (389)

you never responded to this
   769. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 17, 2006 at 11:04 AM (#2102083)
20 hrs 11 times

a follow up comment?


Joe thought it wasn't necessary, either.

retired with the NL record for most assists (4532)and double plays (389)

you never responded to this


Added.

I like that, yest.
does that mean it goes on the plaque or not?


Yes.

HIs 342 HR
the I is capitilized


Got it, yest. Thanks.

I also updated everything from post 836, except:

most times leading the leauge in wins and IP


Is that a NL or ML record?

BTW, does anyone know how many chances or games you need to qualify for a fielding percentage title?
   770. yest Posted: July 17, 2006 at 11:57 AM (#2102086)
most times leading the leauge in wins and IP

I made a mistake with the IP I meant complete games and their both ML records
   771. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 17, 2006 at 12:10 PM (#2102096)
I made a mistake with the IP I meant complete games and their both ML records

Got it, yest.
   772. yest Posted: July 17, 2006 at 12:50 PM (#2102113)
Mantle
(nine straight seasons of at least a .300 BA and 100 runs scored)
the 300 seasons weren't consecutive


Jack Glasscock
led in fielding % 6 times
   773. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 17, 2006 at 10:28 PM (#2102531)
Mantle
(nine straight seasons of at least a .300 BA and 100 runs scored)
the 300 seasons weren't consecutive


Jack Glasscock
led in fielding % 6 times


Corrected the first and took care of the second.
   774. yest Posted: July 18, 2006 at 01:47 AM (#2102843)
Bid Mcphee
100 runs 10 times 1678 runs
nine times in fielding average
I have 8 times 1882-83, 1885-86, 1888-89, 1891, and 1896 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)
   775. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 12:22 PM (#2103135)
Bid Mcphee
100 runs 10 times 1678 runs
nine times in fielding average
I have 8 times 1882-83, 1885-86, 1888-89, 1891, and 1896 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)


Okey-doke, yest.
   776. yest Posted: July 18, 2006 at 12:43 PM (#2103144)
Jack Glasscock
(for the latter, he led his league in fielding percentage 6 times)

wouldn't the fielding% be better here
He led his league in putouts twice, assists six times, and double plays four times

Joe Jackson
tied for the AL record for triples in a season with 26 in 1912
   777. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 04:20 PM (#2103382)
Jack Glasscock
(for the latter, he led his league in fielding percentage 6 times)

wouldn't the fielding% be better here
He led his league in putouts twice, assists six times, and double plays four times


That's one of Joe's plaques, so are different styles are evident there. I agree with you, though, so I combined the data as you suggested.

Joe Jackson
tied for the AL record for triples in a season with 26 in 1912


Good one, yest. It's been added.
   778. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: July 18, 2006 at 04:57 PM (#2103441)
Generally to lead the league in FPct you need to play 2/3 of the available games at the position, 1/2 for catchers. Not sure how long this has been the rule or if it changed recently, but I believe it's been that way for quite awhile.
   779. yest Posted: July 18, 2006 at 05:15 PM (#2103465)
Joe Start
led in fielding % 6 times(4 NL 2 NA)
   780. yest Posted: July 18, 2006 at 05:22 PM (#2103480)
Good one, yest. It's been added.
I don't see it
   781. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 06:23 PM (#2103556)
Good one, yest. It's been added.
I don't see it


I see it, yest. Don't why you can't.

Joe Start
led in fielding % 6 times(4 NL 2 NA)


Done.
   782. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: July 18, 2006 at 06:38 PM (#2103574)
Fun HOM fact - thus far, the Cubs are the only (and may actually be the only team that will ever pull this off) team to field an HOMer at every position.

The Yanks have some chance on this one in the long term, assuming that
a) Jeter is HOMed
b) A-Rod is HOMed as a NYY 3B
or
c) Nettles is HOMed.

The Giants are close too. They need a LF, 2B, and 3B. Bonds and Kent are possibilities to be HOMed with a SF cap, leaving only the 3B. Matt Williams and Pedro Feliz aren't likely to make it, but Darrell Evans has a good chance, and his longest tneure was in SF.

The Tigers have a shot too. They need a C, SS, 3B. Freehan and Parrish are both good candidates for catcher. Trammell's a good candidate at SS. Third base is the tough one. There's no one in the future that they could count on to get any votes at the hot ocrner. Maybe if Darrell Evans gets a Tigers' cap, but that would be somewhat disingenuous I think, since he didn't play third for them.

Longest of long shots, the Reds: Have a 3B and a 2B. Coming soonish: Bench, Perez, Larkin, Rose, Dunn, and possibly, maybe Griffey Jr.
   783. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 06:54 PM (#2103597)
and possibly, maybe Griffey Jr.

Not with a Reds cap.

Bonds and Kent are possibilities to be HOMed with a SF cap,

If and when they go in, it will be with a Giants cap.

but Darrell Evans has a good chance, and his longest tneure was in SF.

A Giants cap it is.
   784. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: July 18, 2006 at 07:53 PM (#2103673)
Not with a Reds cap.

Not optimnistic about his long-term prognosis, huh? Come one, there's a string of fity homer years in the offing, if only he can stay healthy! ; )
   785. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 07:59 PM (#2103681)
Not optimnistic about his long-term prognosis, huh? Come one, there's a string of fity homer years in the offing, if only he can stay healthy! ; )

Yeah, and then you woke up. :-)
   786. Sean Gilman Posted: July 18, 2006 at 08:12 PM (#2103705)
Griffey should be the second Mariner HOMer
   787. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 18, 2006 at 08:34 PM (#2103732)
Griffey should be the second Mariner HOMer

Edgar Martinez being #1?

A-Rod gets a Mariner cap if he retired now.

As for the Big Unit, that's a tough call. I'm leaning toward Arizona.
   788. Sean Gilman Posted: July 18, 2006 at 09:03 PM (#2103770)
Edgar #1 indeed.

Johnson and Rodriguez have very similar cases. Johnson's two best seasons were in Seattle, but his 3-7 best seasons (by ERA+) are all in Arizona. Rodriguez's two best season were in Seattle as well, with his #3 in New York and 4, 5 and 6 in Texas. Both have most of their career in Seattle, and that appears to have been the deciding factor in most past cases, however.
   789. yest Posted: July 21, 2006 at 02:01 AM (#2106010)
I see it, yest. Don't why you can't.<i>
now I see it

Billy Hamilton
retired with the career record for obp .4552 (minimum 5000 PA)
344 batting avg with 2158 hits
36 game hit streak 1894
retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.49 (minimum 100 games)
retired with the single season record for times on base 355 in 1894
<i>Retired with the major league career records for stolen bases and walks

Retired with the major league career records for stolen bases (912) and walks (1187)
   790. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 21, 2006 at 07:59 PM (#2106772)
Billy Hamilton
retired with the career record for obp .4552 (minimum 5000 PA)


I had that already, est.

344 batting avg with 2158 hits

I included his BA.

retired with the single season record for times on base 355 in 1894
<i>Retired with the major league career records for stolen bases and walks
Retired with the major league career records for stolen bases (912) and walks (1187)


Got it.

retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.49 (minimum 100 games)

What year?
   791. yest Posted: July 21, 2006 at 09:17 PM (#2106822)
retired with the single season record for runs per game 1.49 (minimum 100 games)

What year?

1894

Billy Herman
304 batting avg
2345 hits hit
300 7 times
record 5 season with 900 chances
led in fielding % 3 times
   792. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 25, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2110380)
New plaques are up!

No, I haven't fogotten your last post, yest. ;-)
   793. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 25, 2006 at 12:39 AM (#2110481)
What year?
1894


Got it.

Billy Herman
304 batting avg
2345 hits hit
300 7 times


Included everything except the hits.

record 5 season with 900 chances

Is that a ML or NL record?

led in fielding % 3 times

I had that posted already.

Thanks, yest!
   794. DavidFoss Posted: July 25, 2006 at 01:35 AM (#2110705)
Thanks to Gibson & Killebrew, the Cardinal and Twins each get a cap. The two will later meet in a 7-game series in 1987.

<u>1981 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 13 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard)
1T. Giants - 13 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2. Indians - 12 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, Speaker, EWynn)
4T. Braves - 9 (Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, GWright)
4T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
6T. Cardinals - 8 (Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
6T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
6T. Tigers - 8 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
9. Phillies - 7 (Alexander, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
10T.Athletics - 6 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons)
10T.Pirates - 6 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
10T.White Sox - 6 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Walsh, Wilhelm)
13T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
13T.Twins - 4 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
15T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
15T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
15T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
15T.Reds - 3 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey)
15T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
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.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
21T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
21T.Orioles - 2 (Sisler, Wallace)
21T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
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.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)
   795. OCF Posted: July 25, 2006 at 01:43 AM (#2110742)
The Orioles (NL) are still ahead of the AL Browns/Orioles. What cap does Robinson get? I'm guessing Reds, but he does have significant Baltimore value. And Aaron will (for the time being) break the tie between the Braves and the Yankees for fourth place.
   796. DavidFoss Posted: July 25, 2006 at 01:53 AM (#2110779)
What cap does Robinson get? I'm guessing Reds, but he does have significant Baltimore value.

10 years in Cincy and 6 in Baltimore. He's got one 40+ WS and two 30+ WS years in both places, so it really comes down to the four extra years. I'd guess Reds as well. Though championships certainly favor the O's.
   797. yest Posted: July 25, 2006 at 02:24 AM (#2110927)
Is that a ML or NL record?
ML

led in fielding % 3 times
I had that posted already

I first added that on before you put it on and not always do I check to see if you made changes

George Davis
led in fielding% 4 times (all at short)

What cap does Robinson get? I'm guessing Reds, but he does have significant Baltimore value.

he got a Baltamore hat in my pHoM due to having his best season there
   798. yest Posted: July 25, 2006 at 03:07 AM (#2111030)
An extremely versatile player, he starred at multiple positions throughout his career.
I thought that was because of his <u>lack</u> of versatiley
   799. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 25, 2006 at 12:17 PM (#2111284)
What cap does Robinson get? I'm guessing Reds, but he does have significant Baltimore value.

Easily a Reds cap. He had just way more value at Cincy than he did at Baltimore. If it was closer, the World Series may have given it to the Orioles, but it's not close.

An extremely versatile player, he starred at multiple positions throughout his career.
I thought that was because of his lack of versatiley


I totally disagree, yest. Not everyone, including some defensive greats, could necessarily have been able to play multiple positions. Even if they could have played other positions, how many of them would have cried and moaned about it? Killebrew didn't.

Not that Killer was a defensive standout, mind you, but he was able to play well enough in unison with his great offense to help his teams to win.

BTW, I took care of the adjustments to the plaques, yest.
   800. yest Posted: July 25, 2006 at 07:43 PM (#2111726)
Joe Cronin
hit 302/390 with 2285 hits
100 rbis 8 times
led in fielding % twice
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