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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Monday, August 02, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: Home Page

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

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

David Foss is in charge of the franchise cap standings.

Devin McCullen provides the city and state cap standings.

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

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

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

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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   901. yest Posted: October 11, 2006 at 11:10 PM (#2207484)
Robin Roberts
286 wins
305 complete games
   902. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 12, 2006 at 12:14 AM (#2207547)
I took care of it, yest.
   903. yest Posted: October 12, 2006 at 12:42 AM (#2207601)
Pee Wee Reece
Member of six pennant-winners (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952-53, 1956 and the World Series champions of 1955)
a WS winner is still a pennant
2170 hits 1210 walks 3406 times on base
top 10 in steals 12 times
top 10 in walks 11 times
   904. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 12, 2006 at 06:20 PM (#2208462)
Member of six pennant-winners (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952-53, 1956 and the World Series champions of 1955)
a WS winner is still a pennant


Obviously I'm aware of that, yest, since I don't make a differentiation on any other plaques. I should have typed 7 instead.

2170 hits 1210 walks 3406 times on base
top 10 in steals 12 times
top 10 in walks 11 times


I included the walks and made mention of his base stealing skills.
   905. yest Posted: October 12, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#2208474)
Jimmy Collins
led in fielding % twice
holds the AL record for most chances in a game (extra innings)(14 in 15 Innings on 06-21-1902 ))
   906. jimd Posted: October 12, 2006 at 09:58 PM (#2208712)
they included the 19th centuray cause Anson was 2nd They may have had a different way of marking RBI's cause Anson had 1715 rbis

Maybe there was once no compiled RBI data for the 1870's.
According to bbref, from 1880 on Anson had 1714 RBI.
   907. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 12, 2006 at 10:53 PM (#2208758)
led in fielding % twice
holds the AL record for most chances in a game (extra innings)(14 in 15 Innings on 06-21-1902 ))


I took care of it, yest.
   908. yest Posted: October 13, 2006 at 12:12 AM (#2208816)
Eddie Plank
20 wins 8 times
posted a 1.32 era in 7 WS games and 54.7 IP
   909. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 13, 2006 at 12:52 PM (#2209484)
Eddie Plank
20 wins 8 times
posted a 1.32 era in 7 WS games and 54.7 IP


Good additions, yest. Done.
   910. yest Posted: October 13, 2006 at 05:17 PM (#2209795)
Cal McVey
1860’s: Cincinnati Red Stockings 1869-70 8.5 seasons with: Boston (NA) 1871-72, 1874-75; Baltimore (NA) 1873; Chicago (NL) 1876-77; Cincinnati (NL) 1878-79 Cap: Boston Red Stockings (NA)
can you put the cap on a new line
retired with the career record for rbis 448
retired with the career record for times on base 899
retired with the career record for hits 869
retired with the career record for total bases 1122
retired with the career record for doubles 132
retired with the single season record for rbis 87 in 1875
retired with the single season record for doubles 36 in 1875
   911. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 13, 2006 at 05:28 PM (#2209807)
can you put the cap on a new line

For some reason, that happens even when it appears correctly using the ExpressionEngine program that I use to post things behind the scenes. With that said, I fixed it.

retired with the career record for rbis 448
retired with the career record for times on base 899
retired with the career record for hits 869
retired with the career record for total bases 1122
retired with the career record for doubles 132
retired with the single season record for rbis 87 in 1875
retired with the single season record for doubles 36 in 1875


I have to draw a line here, yest. The league was just too young to give him credit for NL records. The same goes for franchises that only lasted a few years when I'm compiling team records on each plaque. I did post that he held many records when he retired, however.

NA records are different (up to a certain point) and I will post them if I'm notified of them.
   912. yest Posted: October 13, 2006 at 05:42 PM (#2209831)
Harry Stovey
led in fielding % once
retired with the career record for HRs 122
100 runs 9 years in a row
   913. DavidFoss Posted: October 13, 2006 at 05:50 PM (#2209843)
NA records are different (up to a certain point) and I will post them if I'm notified of them.

The NA was an even younger league!

bb-ref has their progressive leaderboards, so these things are easy enough to track. bb-ref makes some interesting choices. They include the NA numbers in career totals, but single-season records are all reset in 1876. Those are both defensible choices. Any NA single-season records were all wiped out by the schedule-lengthening of the early-1880s anyways.

In all of the above career cases, McVey lost the career record the year after he retired (1880) to either Anson or O'Rourke. In the case of RBI's, he held the record for five years. In all the other cases, it was a quick 1-2 year holding of the record after Barnes declined.
   914. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 13, 2006 at 06:09 PM (#2209865)
The NA was an even younger league!

When I saw yest's post, I assumed incorrectly that the records he posted were only NL ones. I'll take care of them later on today.
   915. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 13, 2006 at 06:36 PM (#2209893)
retired with the career record for rbis 448
retired with the career record for times on base 899
retired with the career record for hits 869
retired with the career record for total bases 1122
retired with the career record for doubles 132
retired with the single season record for rbis 87 in 1875
retired with the single season record for doubles 36 in 1875


They're now included, yest.

Harry Stovey
led in fielding % once


Which position, yest?

retired with the career record for HRs 122

That was already posted.

100 runs 9 years in a row

That's a good one to add. Thanks!
   916. yest Posted: October 13, 2006 at 07:06 PM (#2209927)
When I saw yest's post, I assumed incorrectly that the records he posted were only NL ones. I'll take care of them later on today.
not all were NA I'll check for NA recorrds at a later date

Which position, yest?
1B

Mule Suttles
according to the HOF hit 327 with a 572 slugging% with 133 HRs and averaged a HR 1 out of every 20.5 at bats for his career
(another All-Star clout in the eleventh-inning of the 1935 competition helped win the game for his side)
(another All-Star clout off Martin Dihigo in the eleventh-inning with 2 men on of the 1935 competition helped win the game for his side)
played in 5 East-West all-star games getting 7 hits with a 412 batting avg. and a 941 slugging% (from the HOF website)
according to the HOF he also played for the Chicago American Giants in 1929 and the Washington Pilots in 1932 and doesn't have the Indianapolis ABC’s (1939)
   917. yest Posted: October 13, 2006 at 07:08 PM (#2209932)
bump
   918. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 13, 2006 at 07:11 PM (#2209937)
Which position, yest?
1B


Thanks, yest.

I'll take care of Mule later on.
   919. DavidFoss Posted: October 13, 2006 at 07:36 PM (#2209960)
not all were NA I'll check for NA recorrds at a later date

The career records yest listed all included both NA & NL totals.
The single season records were both NA records that hadn't been surpassed in the NL yet.
   920. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 17, 2006 at 12:13 AM (#2214486)
New plaques are up!
   921. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 17, 2006 at 09:54 PM (#2215377)
Semantic point - can Minnie Minoso be considered an "African-American player" when he was not an American at that time? Minoso was, of course, born in Cuba, and became a US citizen in 1976, after his "real" major-league playing career was over. (OK, technically he went 1 for 10 while a US citizen, but you know what I mean.)
   922. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 17, 2006 at 11:55 PM (#2215458)
Semantic point - can Minnie Minoso be considered an "African-American player" when he was not an American at that time? Minoso was, of course, born in Cuba, and became a US citizen in 1976, after his "real" major-league playing career was over. (OK, technically he went 1 for 10 while a US citizen, but you know what I mean.)

No, you're 100% right, vortex. Typing "African-American" was a knee-jerk reaction of mine. I'll change it to black.
   923. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 18, 2006 at 12:44 AM (#2215544)
Mule Suttles
according to the HOF hit 327 with a 572 slugging% with 133 HRs and averaged a HR 1 out of every 20.5 at bats for his career


I don't trust their numbers, so I went with Holway's.

(another All-Star clout in the eleventh-inning of the 1935 competition helped win the game for his side)
(another All-Star clout off Martin Dihigo in the eleventh-inning with 2 men on of the 1935 competition helped win the game for his side)


Okay.

played in 5 East-West all-star games getting 7 hits with a 412 batting avg. and a 941 slugging% (from the HOF website)

Got it.

according to the HOF he also played for the Chicago American Giants in 1929 and the Washington Pilots in 1932 and doesn't have the Indianapolis ABC’s (1939)

Suttles was definitely with the Stars in '29, though it's possible he had a very brief stint with the American Giants (Holway doesn't mention it). Holway does have him briefly with the Pilots in '32, so I added that. As for the ABC's, the HOF goofed up.

If Gary A or someone else can confirm that Suttles played with the American Giants in '29, then I will add it.

Thanks, yest (BTW, did you get my e-mail?)
   924. Chris Fluit Posted: October 18, 2006 at 01:39 AM (#2215685)
I enjoy David Foss' franchise cap standings, so I was just looking ahead at the next couple of elections.

Thanks to the cap two-bill (bad pun intended) for the White Sox in '87, Chicago pulled ahead of the Pirates 8-7. But the Pirates will get one right back with Stargell in '88.

The Cleveland Spiders have the chance to match their contemporaries, the Baltimore Orioles, with a third cap if Cupid Childs can hold off the rest of the contenders.

1989 will bring some success to several trailing franchises as the Red Sox and Reds pick up a 4th and 5th cap respectively. Meanwhile, the Giants should take the outright lead thanks to Gaylord Perry with 15.

1990 will be very similar to the year before, with two trailing franchises each picking up one cap- though this time around it's the Orioles and the Reds. And back at the top of the list, the Cubs should pull even with the Giants again presuming Fergie Jenkins is successful on his second try.

1991 is a little more difficult to predict. The fourth trailing franchise- the Twins- should pick up a cap with Rod Carew helping them keep pace with the Red Sox and Orioles. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. The top two backloggers are Boyer and Fox, who would give a 9th cap each to the Cardinals and the White Sox. But newly eligible Rollie Fingers might sneak in an 8th cap for the Athletics instead, while new backloggers Reggie Smith and Luis Tiant may make a mark for Boston. Or another new backlogger-Jim Kaat- could make it a Twins double-feature. Meanwhile, Jimmy Wynn seems to be on pace to pass Nellie Fox by then and if Wynn gets in, he would be the first honoree to represent one of the expansion teams.
   925. DavidFoss Posted: October 18, 2006 at 02:06 AM (#2215790)
A day late this week. Sorry guys.

Three caps this week. White Sox get two thanks to Minoso and Pierce and the Pirates get one thanks to Kiner. These two franchises each won the pennant in 1901 -- the first year of the modern two-league era. Unfortunately there was no World Series yet.

<u>1987 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 14 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Santo,

Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 14 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott,

Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell,

Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
7T. Cardinals - 8 (Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
11T.Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
11T.Pirates - 7 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
13T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
13T.Reds - 4 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey, FRobinson)
13T.Twins - 4 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
16T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
16T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
16T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
16T.Orioles - 3 (BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
16T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
16T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
22T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
22T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
22T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
22T.Cleveland Spiders - 2 (Burkett, CYoung)
22T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
22T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
22T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
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)
   926. rawagman Posted: October 18, 2006 at 06:11 AM (#2216296)
From the Billy Pierce plaque,
Winning four 1-hitters during his career and two 20-game seasons to his credit,

I think it should read, "throwing four one-hitters during his career with two 20 win seasons to his credit,"
- same difference, but much clearer and more uniform - single digit numbers should be typed with letters, two-digits and up, with numerals.
   927. yest Posted: October 19, 2006 at 06:08 AM (#2217552)
Thanks, yest (BTW, did you get my e-mail?)
John I'll E-Mail you later next week (for some reason my e-mail dosn't send on the computer I'm currantly using)
   928. yest Posted: October 19, 2006 at 06:15 AM (#2217554)
Satch Paige
Probably the most famous barnstormer of all-time,
Probably the most famous barnstormer of all-time, (said to have had hundreds of wins many of them shutouts and over 50 no hitters )
Kansas City Monarchs (1935-1936, 1939-1948
the HoF also has him for the Monarchs in 1950 and 1955 and the Chicago American Giants in 1951
among other colorfully named pitches.
among other colorfully self named pitches.
had no errors in his Major League career (476 IP)
   929. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 25, 2006 at 09:25 PM (#2224357)
I think it should read, "throwing four one-hitters during his career with two 20 win seasons to his credit,"
- same difference, but much clearer and more uniform - single digit numbers should be typed with letters, two-digits and up, with numerals.


I like your senetence structure better, so I have amended Pierce's plaque.

Probably the most famous barnstormer of all-time,
Probably the most famous barnstormer of all-time, (said to have had hundreds of wins many of them shutouts and over 50 no hitters )


Since he wasn't always playing against top-notch competition on his barnstorming tours and a lack of creditable verification for his supposed deeds, I'll think I'll pass on that.

Kansas City Monarchs (1935-1936, 1939-1948
the HoF also has him for the Monarchs in 1950 and 1955 and the Chicago American Giants in 1951


Since the NeL weren't of the same quality by 1950, I don't include teams from that time. They would be comparable to adding a minor league team to his plaque.

among other colorfully named pitches.
among other colorfully self named pitches.


I added that, yest.

had no errors in his Major League career (476 IP)

Not really noteworthy.

Thanks, guys!
   930. yest Posted: October 27, 2006 at 01:55 AM (#2225538)
Tris Speaker
222 triples
hit 345/428/500 in leagues that were 278/347/373
hit 300 18 times
led in fielding% twice
   931. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 29, 2006 at 08:00 PM (#2227668)
Took care of it, yest.
   932. yest Posted: October 30, 2006 at 04:22 AM (#2227819)
Ed Walsh
retired with the AL single season record for batters faced 1799 in 1908
retired with the AL single season record for innings pitched 464.0 in 1908
retired with the AL single season record for games 66 in 1908
Retired the single season record for most assists 227 in 1907
   933. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 02:44 AM (#2228485)
New plaques are up!

If I don't update the Walsh plaque tonight, yest, I'll get to it tomorrow.
   934. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 03:43 AM (#2228509)
Ed Walsh
retired with the AL single season record for batters faced 1799 in 1908
retired with the AL single season record for innings pitched 464.0 in 1908
retired with the AL single season record for games 66 in 1908
Retired the single season record for most assists 227 in 1907


Did all of them, yest, except for the last one. Is that an AL record or a ML one?
   935. DavidFoss Posted: October 31, 2006 at 04:17 AM (#2228529)
Pirates and Spiders each get a cap thanks to Stargell & Childs. Both teams were originally AA franchises that jumped to the NL before the three-league season (Cleveland was actually created to be Pittsburgh's replacement in the AA).

Both teams ended up being syndicate teams in the late 1890s. Their fortunes diverged at the end of the decade as Cleveland lost all of its starts to its sister StLouis team and was folded while Pittsburgh picked up several stars (Wagner, Clarke, et al) and started the 1900s with a pennant dynasty.


<u>1988 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 14 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 14 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
7T. Cardinals - 8 (Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
7T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
13T.Reds - 4 (Groh, McPhee, Rixey, FRobinson)
13T.Twins - 4 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
16T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
16T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
16T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
16T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
16T.Orioles - 3 (BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
16T.Red Sox - 3 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams)
16T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
23T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
23T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
23T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
23T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
23T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
23T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
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)
   936. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 31, 2006 at 08:50 AM (#2228603)
I hope you'll excuse me for pointing out another error on a plaque, but I do so with respect and admiration for the HOM, not to be nitpicky.

Al Kaline's plaque lists him as a member of the 1969 World Champions; it should of course be 1968.
   937. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 31, 2006 at 01:31 PM (#2228628)
Al Kaline's plaque lists him as a member of the 1969 World Champions; it should of course be 1968.

Damn! And I'm a Met fan to boot!

Thanks, vortex!
   938. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 31, 2006 at 03:16 PM (#2228686)
Both teams ended up being syndicate teams in the late 1890s.


Pittsburgh wasn't a syndicate team. Barney Dreyfuss didn't buy into Pittsburgh until it became clear that the NL was going to contract after 1899 and that Louisville was going to be one of the teams that were contracted.

-- MWE
   939. DavidFoss Posted: October 31, 2006 at 04:05 PM (#2228757)
Pittsburgh wasn't a syndicate team. Barney Dreyfuss didn't buy into Pittsburgh until it became clear that the NL was going to contract after 1899 and that Louisville was going to be one of the teams that were contracted.

Thanks, my bad. I knew there was a big Louisville/Pittsburgh "merger" at around the 1900 contraction, but I got the details wrong.
   940. yest Posted: November 03, 2006 at 04:50 AM (#2230717)
Did all of them, yest, except for the last one. Is that an AL record or a ML one?
an ML record
Al Kaline's plaque lists him as a member of the 1969 World Champions; it should of course be 1968.

Damn! And I'm a Met fan to boot!

then that's 2 mistakes :')

Early Wynn
20 wins 5 times
49 shutouts
   941. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 14, 2006 at 02:20 AM (#2237067)
New plaques are up!

Damn! And I'm a Met fan to boot!
then that's 2 mistakes :')


Aren't you a Yankee fan, yest? How did they do this postseason? :-p
   942. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 14, 2006 at 02:24 AM (#2237074)
Early Wynn
20 wins 5 times
49 shutouts


Thanks, yest!
   943. DavidFoss Posted: November 14, 2006 at 03:25 AM (#2237120)
Reds, Red Sox & Giants all get a cap thanks to Bench, Yastrzemski and GPerry. The Giants are all alone in the cap lead again.

The Reds & Red Sox met in the memorable 1975 World Series with Bench & Yaz participating. The Red Sox & Giants met in the equally memorable 1912 World Series and would have met in the 1904 World Series if John McGraw hadn't boycotted.


<u>1989 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2. Cubs - 14 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
7T. Cardinals - 8 (Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
7T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13. Reds - 5 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Rixey, FRobinson)
14T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
14T.Twins - 4 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
17T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
17T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
17T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
17T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
17T.Orioles - 3 (BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
17T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
23T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
23T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
23T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
23T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
23T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
23T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
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)
   944. rawagman Posted: November 14, 2006 at 11:01 AM (#2237346)
In the az bio - "Eight-time All-Star" - should be 18 times, John.
   945. rawagman Posted: November 14, 2006 at 11:05 AM (#2237349)
another Yaz correction - he compiled seasons, not complied.
   946. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 14, 2006 at 02:14 PM (#2237383)
Thanks, Ryan!
   947. yest Posted: November 17, 2006 at 04:59 AM (#2240057)
Al Simmons
as well as the Athletics’ career records for BA (.356), total bases (2.998), RBI (1,178), XBH (655) and hits (1,827).
a . instead of ,
200 hits 6 times and a then AL record 5 in a row
100 rbis 12 times (11 in a row) 334 batting avg, 2927 hits, 307 HRs, 535 slugging%
retired with the single season AL record for RBIs per game 1.20 in 1930
holds the Major league record for most hits by a righty in a season 253 in 1925
retired with the AL record for most career hits by a righty (2831)

not to be to controversial but some might think not mentioning the spit ball on Perry's plauque dry humor


Aren't you a Yankee fan, yest? How did they do this postseason? :-p
if I recall correctly didn't another New York team have some trouble there too
   948. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 17, 2006 at 06:34 AM (#2240155)
OK - web gurus - I would like to develop a 'better' plaque room.

What I'm envisioning is something along the lines of a home page with links to lists, either alphabetical, by position, team - or any other way to sort them that you can think of.

Then each player has his own page, with a picture (preferably wearing the cap we chose to give him) and his plaque, and a link to his baseball-reference.com page.

Once we get this going, Sean F. has graciously offered to give us a link at the bottom of his baseball-reference.com page where the 'other links are.

I'd be willing to pay for the domain name and webspace - anyone up for developing the pages?
   949. DL from MN Posted: November 17, 2006 at 03:42 PM (#2240296)
Is hallofmerit.org taken?
   950. rawagman Posted: November 17, 2006 at 04:27 PM (#2240335)
While not a computer programmer myself, I work with many of them. I'll see if one can be coerced into building a template that would allow us to add to each page.
   951. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 17, 2006 at 07:08 PM (#2240519)
not to be to controversial but some might think not mentioning the spit ball on Perry's plauque dry humor

A couple of points:

1) Though many of us didn't get too bent out of shape over it, Perry's illegal use of the spit ball is a negative. In fact, we have a couple of voters who ptotested his actions during the last election. Since I make it a policy not to post anything of that stripe on a player's plaque, I'm being consistent.

2) The HOF's precedent of not including it reinforced my viewpoint.

Al Simmons
as well as the Athletics’ career records for BA (.356), total bases (2.998), RBI (1,178), XBH (655) and hits (1,827).
a . instead of ,
200 hits 6 times and a then AL record 5 in a row
100 rbis 12 times (11 in a row) 334 batting avg, 2927 hits, 307 HRs, 535 slugging%
retired with the single season AL record for RBIs per game 1.20 in 1930
holds the Major league record for most hits by a righty in a season 253 in 1925
retired with the AL record for most career hits by a righty (2831)


Took care of almost all of it, yest. Thanks!

Aren't you a Yankee fan, yest? How did they do this postseason? :-p
if I recall correctly didn't another New York team have some trouble there too


Yes, but at least they made it to the NLCS. :-)
   952. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 18, 2006 at 09:03 AM (#2241042)
Thanks rawagman, please keep me posted. I registered the domain www.hallofmerit.com today . . . just an FYI, so hopefully we can put something good up there!
   953. yest Posted: November 26, 2006 at 02:22 AM (#2245796)
Tim Keefe
all three helping him set his 19-game winning streak in 1888 as the Giants won the pennant.
all three helping him set his record 19-game winning streak in 1888 as the Giants won the pennant.

Willie Keeler
(.342 BA and 2, 932 hits)
(.342 BA and 2,932 hits)

Mel Ott
you never responded to these
posted a NL record eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons
posted a NL record eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons (9 total also 9 100 runs seasons)
100 walks 10 times


Yes, but at least they made it to the NLCS. :-)
isn't my team leading your team in WS wins 7-2 (only counting since 1962)
   954. rawagman Posted: November 26, 2006 at 06:36 AM (#2245881)
Joe - please contact me about the plaque room as soon as you can - rwagman@gmail.com.
   955. Paul Wendt Posted: November 26, 2006 at 11:27 PM (#2246170)
: Damn! And I'm a Met fan to boot!
: then that's 2 mistakes :')

Aren't you a Yankee fan, yest? How did they do this postseason? :-p


Whoa, you live dangerously, jtm.


OK - web gurus - I would like to develop a 'better' plaque room.

What I'm envisioning is something along the lines of a home page with links to lists, either alphabetical, by position, team - or any other way to sort them that you can think of.


I agree. The player pages, clear enough. But also as Joe says, multiple points of entry to the player pages, from multiple lists and other arrangements. That part needs organization and creativity, not webmastery or encyclopedia research.
   956. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:35 AM (#2246234)
That part needs organization and creativity, not webmastery or encyclopedia research.

You forgot available time, which is the main stumbling block. The other two you mentioned I have (to some extent :-), but the lack of time is the major problem. With my new job, it's only going to get worse.

If someone wants to handle that part, that would be great.

BTW, the reason the Plaque Room is split into four different parts is because of space limitations. Unless we use web pages outside of this site, that wont be rectified.

Aren't you a Yankee fan, yest? How did they do this postseason? :-p

Yes, but at least they made it to the NLCS. :-)
isn't my team leading your team in WS wins 7-2 (only counting since 1962)


Very true. Of course, the Yankees are in a different universe compared to every other teams in that regard. :-)
   957. DavidFoss Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:39 AM (#2246237)
But also as Joe says, multiple points of entry to the player pages, from multiple lists and other arrangements.

Yeah. This part could be cool. All those lists posted by Howie and others could be used.

All players in the lists would be links to their HOM page.

-- Master Alphabetical List by position (like we have now)
-- Master Alphabetical List
-- Chronological by order of induction with links to the results pages.
-- A page for each position containing all their representatives there and %-age plaid there and then a sublist at the bottom containing other HOM-ers who spent time there (and their percentage played there)
-- A page for each team containing all their cap representatives (and their years on the team)
and then a sublist at the bottom containing all other HOM-ers that played there (and their years on the team).
-- A page for each decade in history containing all HOM-ers who were active in this decade. I'd allow players to be listed in multiple decades rather than force a single decade on the player.
-- Perhaps those running lists of who was active where and what year could be included in the decade and/or position pages.
-- Links to these lists could be on some sort of sidebar template to every page allowing for easy navigation.

If its fast-loading it would be really cool. If its wiki-style then it might be reasonable to maintain.
   958. rawagman Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:49 AM (#2246327)
wiki-style is not that easy to actually develop.
I work for an internet company. I proposed speaking to some of my programmer colleagues about helping to build a template that we can use for the player pages that would simplify our creating of the player pages.
However, before truly beginning, I beleive that Joe and John should present to me a sort of vision of what they would like. Right now I'm thinking of pages similar in style to what is on offer at www.baseballlibrary.com.
I will have reasonable amounts of spare time over the next 6-7 months to at least store info.
   959. DavidFoss Posted: November 27, 2006 at 04:04 PM (#2246446)
wiki-style is not that easy to actually develop.

OK. It was just a suggestion. I was thinking there might be a way for us to distribute the load of building and maintaining the site, but it sounds like there are all these server-side complexities to wiki stuff that I don't know about.
   960. rawagman Posted: November 27, 2006 at 04:06 PM (#2246447)
"regular" pages would be even easier. We simply need to set up that everyone who has a "need to know" has access to the master pages.
   961. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 11:15 PM (#2246801)
Tim Keefe
all three helping him set his 19-game winning streak in 1888 as the Giants won the pennant.
all three helping him set his record 19-game winning streak in 1888 as the Giants won the pennant.

Willie Keeler
(.342 BA and 2, 932 hits)
(.342 BA and 2,932 hits)


Thanks!

Mel Ott
you never responded to these
posted a NL record eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons
posted a NL record eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons (9 total also 9 100 runs seasons)
100 walks 10 times


I got it now, yest. Sorry about missing it the first time.
   962. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2006 at 02:22 AM (#2246951)
New plaques are up!
   963. DavidFoss Posted: November 28, 2006 at 02:44 PM (#2247240)
The Reds, Orioles and Cubs all get caps thanks to Morgan, Palmer and Jenkins. The Cubs vault back into a tie for first place in the cap standings with the Giants. The Reds and Orioles (with Palmer) met in the 1970 World Series. The Cubs and Reds won consecutive pennants on two occasions (1918-1919, 1938-1939). The Orioles are the last of the pre-expansion 16 to get their foth cap (and tie the short-lived Bisons).

<u>1990 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
7T. Cardinals - 8 (Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
7T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
7T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
7T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
7T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13. Reds - 6 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson)
14T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
14T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
14T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
14T.Twins - 4 (Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
23T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
23T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
23T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
23T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
23T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
23T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
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)
   964. DL from MN Posted: November 28, 2006 at 03:14 PM (#2247274)
I like the individual player pages the HoF has created. I would modify that format to suit our needs.
   965. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 28, 2006 at 09:26 PM (#2247682)
I like the individual player pages the HoF has created. I would modify that format to suit our needs.

That I could do. I'll talk to Joe about that.
   966. Chris Cobb Posted: November 28, 2006 at 10:03 PM (#2247710)
I note that we are on the verge of a new cap milestone: the first expansion franchise caps. The first will either be in 1991, if Jimmy Wynn is elected, or in 1992, when Seaver is elected. The 1991 election just got a little more interesting to me: will the Astros or the Mets get on the board first ???
   967. DL from MN Posted: November 28, 2006 at 10:44 PM (#2247760)
I assume Carew is a Twin/Senator for cap purposes? I'd like to see them ahead of the Red Sox.
   968. DavidFoss Posted: November 28, 2006 at 11:11 PM (#2247795)
I assume Carew is a Twin/Senator for cap purposes?

Easily. Its a 282-102 WS split with eight Twins seasons better than the best Angels season. All of the black ink was in Minnesota, both the ROY and MVP (along with 1.79 of his 1.80 MVP Shares as well). Much less durable in Anaheim. I could go on... :-)
   969. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 29, 2006 at 04:46 AM (#2248123)
I assume Carew is a Twin/Senator for cap purposes?

Not even debateable, DL.
   970. yest Posted: December 04, 2006 at 02:57 PM (#2251209)
Paul Waner
hit 333/404

and you never finished respondeding to this.
Ed Walsh
Retired the single season record for most assists 227 in 1907
Did all of them, yest, except for the last one. Is that an AL record or a ML one?
an ML record
   971. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 03:31 PM (#2251232)
Paul Waner
hit 333/404


I took care of it, yest.

Ed Walsh
Retired the single season record for most assists 227 in 1907
Did all of them, yest, except for the last one. Is that an AL record or a ML one?
an ML record


I probably missed it due to the lack of spaces between sentences and everything in italics. ;-)
   972. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 03:39 PM (#2251237)
Actually, there is a problem with Save function, so I can't update yet, yest.
   973. yest Posted: December 04, 2006 at 03:48 PM (#2251244)
Duke Snider
hit for average.
hit for average (hitting 300 7 times 295 total). (I’m counting his 1958 season 327 at bats 102 hits 312 batting avg)

(he led the league twice in fielding percentage)
I have 0 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)

held the NL record for having 5 seasons in a row with 40 HRs

had a 800 slugging% in 2 WS
tied for the WS single series record for most HRs (4 in 1952 and 1955), XBH (6 in 1952) and TB (24 in 1952)
   974. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 03:50 PM (#2251245)
They're finally updated now.
   975. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 06:19 PM (#2251359)
Duke Snider
hit for average.
hit for average (hitting 300 7 times 295 total). (I’m counting his 1958 season 327 at bats 102 hits 312 batting avg)

(he led the league twice in fielding percentage)
I have 0 (from Total Baseball and Retrosheet)


Took care of almost all of that, yest.

had a 800 slugging% in 2 WS
tied for the WS single series record for most HRs (4 in 1952 and 1955), XBH (6 in 1952) and TB (24 in 1952)


Was he tied at the time of his retirement or did he own them outright in 1964?
   976. yest Posted: December 04, 2006 at 06:38 PM (#2251372)
Arky Vaughan
hit 300 11 times
hit 318/406 in leagues that were .276/339 with 2103 hits


had a 800 slugging% in 2 WS
tied for the WS single series record for most HRs (4 in 1952 and 1955), XBH (6 in 1952) and TB (24 in 1952)
Was he tied at the time of his retirement or did he own them outright in 1964?


I'll get back to you later in the week
   977. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 04, 2006 at 07:11 PM (#2251406)
Arky Vaughan
hit 300 11 times
hit 318/406 in leagues that were .276/339 with 2103 hits


I posted everything, but the hits.

I'll get back to you later in the week

Take your time, yest. Thanks!
   978. yest Posted: December 04, 2006 at 09:25 PM (#2251526)
Sam Crawford
309 batting avg with 2961 hits
tied for the AL record for triples in a season with 26 in 1914
record for most seasons with 20 triples 5
led in fielding % once
   979. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 05, 2006 at 02:22 PM (#2252056)
Took care of Crawford and then some, yest.
   980. yest Posted: December 08, 2006 at 03:55 AM (#2255031)
Ed Delahanty

4 hrs in a game
went 6 for 6 in a game twice

retired with the NL record for most consecutive hits 10 in 1897
retired with single season record for the most doubles 55 in 1899

hit 346/411/505 for his career
   981. rawagman Posted: December 08, 2006 at 08:51 AM (#2255321)
yest - Ed Delahanty never really retired.
   982. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: December 08, 2006 at 09:05 AM (#2255325)
Jumping off a trestle into Niagra Falls may not be S.O.P for a retirement, but I reckon it counts nonetheless.
   983. yest Posted: December 10, 2006 at 04:57 PM (#2257064)
John in case you missed it post 985
tied for the WS single series record for most HRs (4 in 1952 and 1955), XBH (6 in 1952) and TB (24 in 1952)

Was he tied at the time of his retirement or did he own them outright in 1964?

I'm not sure about the TB yett but the first 2 were tied
   984. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 11, 2006 at 09:48 PM (#2258137)
John in case you missed it post 985

I didn't miss it, yest. Just slowing you down a bit. :-)

Took care of Delahanty (though I had his career BA already posted), plus I added a few other things.

Jumping off a trestle into Niagra Falls may not be S.O.P for a retirement, but I reckon it counts nonetheless.

Agreed. For our purposes, he "retired."
   985. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 11, 2006 at 10:16 PM (#2258160)
Snider has been updated, yest. BTW, he owned the TB record outright at the time of his retirement.
   986. DavidFoss Posted: December 12, 2006 at 02:22 AM (#2258356)
Caps for the Twins, Cardinals and White Sox thanks to infielders Carew, KBoyer and Fox.

The Twins and Cardinals faced off in the 1987 Series.

Struggling to find more franchise connections for these three. Boyer left the Cardinals and ended up on the 1967 White Sox. Those White Sox were in a close many team pennant race with Twins (featuring a rookie Carew). Both teams ended up losing out to the Red Sox who won the right to play... the Cardinals!

Maybe better franchise-link-luck next year. :-)

<u>1991 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 9 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. White Sox - 9 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, NFox, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
9T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
9T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
9T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13. Reds - 6 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson)
14. Twins - 5 (Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
15T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
23T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
23T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
23T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
23T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, Rogan)
23T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
23T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
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)
   987. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 12, 2006 at 02:57 AM (#2258388)
Try again, David. ;-)

The Carew and Boyer plaques have been posted. I'll try to get Dobie's done tomorrow.
   988. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 12, 2006 at 03:00 AM (#2258393)
BTW, Moore will have a Kansas City Monarch cap, David.
   989. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 12, 2006 at 04:35 AM (#2258510)
Moore's plaque has been added.
   990. rawagman Posted: December 12, 2006 at 07:16 AM (#2258639)
From the Carew plaque,
His glove yielded 2 times leading all AL first basemen in double plays and once in assists.

Dicey choice of phrasing, John. Yield probably is miscast here. Better off simply saying "He twice led AL first basemen...etc."
A few from Boyer's plaque,
he was the second man to hit 250 for a career
- I'm pretty sure more than one guy hit 250 HR's before Boyer - you left something out?
drove in 100 or RBI twice
- should read "drove in 100 or more runs twice"
gave the Cardinals the win and a ring
- the players get rings, the Cardinals (as a franchise/team) get a trophy.
Moore looks fine.
Don't mean to be critical - I used to be an English teacher, and still mark the written tests by new candidates where I work. You do a great job compiling this stuff, John. I just tend to be a bit of a perfectionist - especially when it counts.
   991. DavidFoss Posted: December 12, 2006 at 01:15 PM (#2258698)
Take Two. Twins Cardinals & Monarchs get caps thanks to Carew, KBoyer & DMoore. Twins & Cardinals met in the 1991 World Series.

<u>1991 Franchise Cap Standings</u>

1T. Cubs - 15 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
1T. Giants - 15 (Connor, GDavis, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe, Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
3. Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson, Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
4. Braves - 11 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Spahn, Spalding, ESutton, Torre, GWright)
5T. Cardinals - 9 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Slaughter)
5T. Tigers - 9 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser)
5T. Yankees - 9 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Mantle, Ruffing, Ruth)
8T. Dodgers - 8 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, Vance, Wheat)
8T. Phillies - 8 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts, Thompson)
8T. Pirates - 8 (Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
8T. White Sox - 8 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12. Athletics - 7 (FBaker, Cochrane, Foxx, Grove, Plank, Simmons, Waddell)
13. Reds - 6 (Bench, Groh, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson)
14. Twins - 5 (Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
15T.Buffalo Bisons - 4 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson, DWhite)
15T.Orioles - 4 (Palmer, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T.Red Sox - 4 (JCollins, Doerr, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
18T.Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 3 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley)
18T.Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T.Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T.Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T.Kansas City Monarchs - 2 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T.Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
24T.Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
24T.Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
24T.Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
24T.New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
24T.Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
29T.Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
29T.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)
   992. rawagman Posted: December 12, 2006 at 01:52 PM (#2258705)
David - While the Monarchs are rightly placed in the standings, it still has a '2'next to their name.
   993. Chris Fluit Posted: December 12, 2006 at 07:26 PM (#2259050)
And now we get to a new kind of fun regarding the caps: expansion franchises. The Mets are pretty much set to get one in the next election, while the Astros and Angels could have a shot depending upon the course of public opinion. Either way, those franchises look pretty solid to pick up their caps when we return to the backlog after a couple more ballots.
   994. DavidFoss Posted: December 13, 2006 at 03:19 AM (#2259574)
David - While the Monarchs are rightly placed in the standings, it still has a '2'next to their name.

Thanks. I've updated my local copy and it will be fixed next time.
   995. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 13, 2006 at 08:03 PM (#2260357)
His glove yielded 2 times leading all AL first basemen in double plays and once in assists.

Dicey choice of phrasing, John. Yield probably is miscast here. Better off simply saying "He twice led AL first basemen...etc."


Yeah, I thought that sentence was clumsy and clunky when I first typed it, Ryan.

My problem after creating over 100 plaques is trying to think up something different for each one. Not too easy. :-)

A few from Boyer's plaque,
he was the second man to hit 250 for a career
- I'm pretty sure more than one guy hit 250 HR's before Boyer - you left something out?


"Third basemen" were the words.

drove in 100 or RBI twice
- should read "drove in 100 or more runs twice"


Yep, missed that one.

gave the Cardinals the win and a ring
- the players get rings, the Cardinals (as a franchise/team) get a trophy.


I was thinking trophy, but typed ring instead. :-)

Don't mean to be critical - I used to be an English teacher, and still mark the written tests by new candidates where I work. You do a great job compiling this stuff, John. I just tend to be a bit of a perfectionist - especially when it counts.

I'm not upset at all, Ryan. I welcome any constructive criticism or advice if it makes the Plaque Room that much better.

Now, if I were being paid to do this and had loads of time to spend on this project, I'd would be one very embarrassed person. :-)
   996. DavidFoss Posted: December 13, 2006 at 08:06 PM (#2260361)
One THOUSAND posts!

I Counted!
   997. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 13, 2006 at 08:14 PM (#2260379)
lol

I didn't realize that I was the 1,000th poster on this thread. I'm surprised that someone else didn't try to claim the honor.

As for this thread, it's in rarefied company now.
   998. Juan V Posted: December 15, 2006 at 01:30 AM (#2261835)
Take Two. Twins Cardinals & Monarchs get caps thanks to Carew, KBoyer & DMoore. Twins & Cardinals met in the 1991 World Series.


So, they kidnapped the Braves and used their uniforms? :-)
   999. DavidFoss Posted: December 15, 2006 at 02:17 AM (#2261880)
So, they kidnapped the Braves and used their uniforms? :-)

Oops... got it right the first time. I'm a Twins fan... sometimes I just can't keep track of who all the losers were. :-)
   1000. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 07:27 AM (#2262098)
Just sent you an email rawagman, sorry for the delay . . .
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