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Monday, January 27, 2014

Pedro Martinez

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM | 158 comment(s)
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Randy Johnson

Eligible in 2015

DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM | 63 comment(s)
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Ballot

For 1950, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 February 2014. (Happy Birthday Hank Aaron)

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 February 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Friday, January 10, 2014

BBTF Hall of Fame Referendum Results

BBTF believes Mike Mussina, Lou Whitaker, Edgar Martinez, Larry Walker, Kevin Brown and Sammy Sosa should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Votes	Voters	Percent	player
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70	75	93%	Mike Mussina
65	75	87%	Lou Whitaker
63	75	84%	Edgar Martinez
63	75	84%	Larry Walker
61	75	81%	Kevin Brown
57	75	76%	Sammy Sosa
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55	75	73%	Rafael Palmeiro
46	75	61%	Kenny Lofton
43	75	57%	Jeff ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2014 at 05:12 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Monday, January 06, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Results

Congratulations to Mike Trout on winning back-to-back MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mike Trout	158	11	7
Andrew McCutchen	134	11	0
Miguel Cabrera	129	11	1
Clayton Kershaw	120	10	1
Matt Carpenter	87	9	1
Robinson Cano	82	11	0
Josh Donaldson	81	11	0
Chris Davis	74	9	0
Yadier Molina	73	10	0
Paul Goldschmidt	67	9	0
Max Scherzer	54	8	1
Carlos Gomez	39	6	0
Joey Votto	35	7	0
Shin-Soo Choo	31	5	0
Cliff Lee	19	4	0
David Ortiz	16	3	0
Chris Sale	13	2	0
Shane Victorino	11	1	0
David ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2014 at 05:33 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Friday, January 03, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1950 Discussion

Back to the 50’s in 2014. Yankees sweep the Phillies in the World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Phil Rizzuto		35.4		6.7
Eddie Stanky		29.9		8.1
Jackie Robinson		29.9		7.5
Stan Musial		31.4		7.3
Yogi Berra		32.2		5.6
Andy Pafko		27.0		6.6
Al Rosen		29.1		5.8
Earl Torgeson		31.6		5.9
Larry Doby		30.2		6.6
Andy Seminick		22.4		4.3
Hank Thompson		22.9		5.1
Sid Gordon		28.2		6.3
Hoot Evers		25.5		4.6
Duke Snider		29.7		5.9
Ralph Kiner		22.5		5.6
Joe DiMaggio		29.2		5.3
Del ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 02, 2014

BBTF Referendum on Hall of Fame candidates

Hall of Fame style ballot referendum only including players from this era who did not receive 75% support in a previous BBTF election. The only alteration from Hall of Fame rules is the voter can vote for any number between zero and all players if they choose. Please list alphabetically for easier ballot counting.

Eligible players: Kevin Appier, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Kevin Brown, Jose Canseco, Will Clark, David Cone, Tony Fernandez, Chuck Finley, Steve Finley, Julio Franco, Andres ...

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DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2014 at 12:01 PM | 142 comment(s)
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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot Results

119 ballots cast

Player Ballots Percentage
Mike Piazza 113 (95%)
Greg Maddux 111 (93%)
Frank Thomas 110 (92%)
Jeff Bagwell 104 (87%)
Roger Clemens 104 (87%)
Barry Bonds 102 (86%)
Tom Glavine 98 (82%)
———
Curt Schilling 76 (63%)
Tim Raines 70 (59%)
Mike Mussina 69 (58%)
Craig Biggio 65 (55%)
Alan Trammell 62 (52%)
Mark McGwire 26 (22%)
Larry Walker 20 (17%)
Edgar Martinez 15 (13%)
Sammy Sosa 13 (11%)
Rafael Palmiero 9 (8%)
Jeff Kent 7 (6%)
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Fred McGriff 3(3%)
Luis Gonzalez 1 (1%)
Lee Smith 1 ...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

2014 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots (sorry Bob Tufts). Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

The election will end Monday on Dec 30th (4 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM | 182 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players in the top Negro Leagues or independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM | 26 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Results

Congratulations to first-time winner Jose Canseco!

Player Name 	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Canseco	185	13	6
Wade Boggs	164	13	4
Mike Greenwell	122	13	0
Will Clark….	120	12	1
Orel Hershiser	115	9	2
Kirby Puckett	106	11	0
Kirk Gibson	96	10	0
Frank Viola	89	11	0
Da Strawberry	85	10	0
Mark Gubicza	67	10	0
Andy Van Slyke	65	9	0
Roger Clemens	59	8	0
Barry Larkin	38	6	0
Brett Butler	28	5	0
Ted Higuera	27	5	0
Fred McGriff	23	4	0
Ke McReynolds	23	2	0
Robin Yount	22	3	0
Ri Henderson	15	3	0
Dave ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 2013 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Mike Trout		39.7		9.2
Andrew McCutchen	35.0		8.2
Matt Carpenter		37.5		6.6
Miguel Cabrera		33.2		7.2
Shin-Soo Choo		32.8		4.2
Yadier Molina		28.0		5.7
Robinson Cano		33.3		7.6
Chris Davis		32.5		6.4
Paul Goldschmidt	31.8		7.0
Joey Votto		30.4		6.4
Freddie Freeman		28.7		5.5
Josh Donaldson		31.6		8.0
Evan Longoria		27.4		6.3
David Wright		27.1		5.9
Manny Machado		20.2		6.5
Jason Kipnis		27.3		5.9
Carlos Santana		27.4		4.4
Buster Posey		26.3		5.2
Joe ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Ballot

For 1988, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 4 December 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 December 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 results

Congratulations to Alan Trammell for winning his first MMP award. This election set a record for the most players with a first place vote.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alan Trammell	188	14	7
Wade Boggs	178	14	2
Roger Clemens	157	14	2
Eric Davis	143	14	1
Tony Gwynn	138	14	0
Dale Murphy	121	13	0
Tim Raines	117	12	0
Frank Viola	90	11	0
Ozzie Smith	75	10	0
Jack Clark	75	10	1
D Strawberry	75	12	0
Jimmy Key	54	8	0
Bret Saberhagen	46	8	0
Paul Molitor	45	6	0
Mike Schmidt	42	6	1
Mark ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 06:11 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1988 Discussion

Oakland sweeps the Red Sox in the ALCS. The Dodgers beat the Mets in 7 games. The Dodgers beat the A’s in the World Series highlighted by Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit HR.

After this ballot we will vote for 2013 and then jump back to 1950.

MMP voting will end on December 4, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Kirk Gibson		33.2		6.5
Wade Boggs		33.9		8.2
Jose Canseco		39.2		7.3
Kirby Puckett		31.1		7.7
Mike Greenwell		29.5		7.5
Will Clark		34.0		6.6
Barry Larkin		27.0		7.0
Ozzie Smith		22.4		6.6
Cal ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM | 57 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Expansion Era Hall of Fame Mock Ballot

The rules are the same as for the committee that will meet in December. Player bios and complete rules are available on the Baseball Hall of Fame website. Vote for zero to five names from the combined list of twelve candidates. 75% is required to be elected.

Balloting will end 11/11/2013 at 3:00pm EST. This is for all registered BBTF users, not just typical Hall of Merit voters.

Eligible Candidates: Bobby Cox, Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Tony LaRussa, Billy Martin, Marvin ...

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DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2013 at 01:00 PM | 94 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Ballot

For 1987, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 6 November 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 November 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 22, 2013 at 09:56 AM | 56 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1987 Discussion

Tom Kelly’s Twins triumph over Whitey’s Cardinals and Sparky’s Tigers to obtain the 1987 championship trophy. One of the most controversial MVP ballots ever, I expect good participation.

MMP voting will end on November 6, 2013. 1987 pennant will fly forever.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Wade Boggs		32.5		8.3
Tony Gwynn		29.3		8.5
Alan Trammell		35.3		8.2
Ozzie Smith		32.6		6.4
Dale Murphy		28.7		7.7
Darryl Strawberry	30.1		6.4
Eric Davis		29.4		7.9
Tim Raines		33.6		6.7
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 02, 2013 at 05:17 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1986 Results

Congratulations to Wade Boggs, our 1986 MMP! Boggs edged out Roger Clemens in one of our closer elections.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Wade Boggs	151	11	5
Roger Clemens	146	11	3
Mike Scott	133	11	2
Don Mattingly	104	9	0
Mike Schmidt	94	11	0
Jesse Barfield	89	10	1
Ted Higuera	84	9	0
Tim Raines	75	8	0
Cal Ripken	73	9	0
Mark Eichhorn	52	7	0
Keith Hernandez	44	7	0
Tony Gwynn	37	6	0
Mike Witt	24	5	0
Jim Rice	23	3	0
Steve Sax	23	3	0
Gary Carter	22	2	0
Rick Rhoden	21	4	0
R Henderson	18	4	0
Alan ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 02, 2013 at 04:16 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1986 Ballot

For 1986, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 2 October 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 1 October 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 23, 2013 at 01:26 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1985 Results

Dwight Gooden is the MMP for 1985

Player		pts	ballots	1sts
Dwight Gooden	192	13	11
R Henderson	177	13	1
George Brett	169	13	1
John Tudor	128	13	0
Willie McGee	123	13	0
Pedro Guerrero	120	12	0
Wade Boggs	96	11	0
Gary Carter	89	12	0
Tim Raines	88	10	0
Don Mattingly	56	9	0
Bret Saberhagen	46	7	0
Tom Herr	41	6	0
Dave Stieb	39	6	0
Jesse Barfield	31	6	0
Eddie Murray	24	4	0
Ozzie Smith	22	4	0
Ryne Sandberg	20	3	0
Dale Murphy	13	2	0
Orel Hershiser	12	3	0
Bert Blyleven	9	3	0
Dave Parker	8	1	0
C ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 04, 2013 at 04:16 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1986 Discussion

Red Sox take the Angels in the AL in seven and the Mets beat the Astros in the NL in six. The World Series goes seven games as the Mets slip by the Red Sox.

MMP voting will end on October 2, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Wade Boggs		35.7		7.9
Don Mattingly		34.0		7.2
Tim Raines		32.1		5.5
Mike Schmidt		31.2		6.1
Jesse Barfield		27.7		7.6
Cal Ripken		28.1		6.6
Alan Trammell		25.4		6.3
Ozzie Smith		22.6		5.6
Gary Gaetti		23.3		5.7
Tony Gwynn		28.3		6.6
Gary Carter		20.7		3.6
Jody ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 04, 2013 at 02:29 PM | 51 comment(s)
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1985 Ballot

For 1985, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 4 September 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 September 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 26, 2013 at 10:45 AM | 29 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1984 Results

Cal Ripken Jr. repeats to win his second MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Cal Ripken	207	14	11
Ryne Sandberg	192	14	3
Gary Carter	160	14	0
Eddie Murray	131	13	0
Alan Trammell	121	14	0
Tony Gwynn	121	13	0
Dave Stieb	103	12	0
Tim Raines	93	10	0
Mike Schmidt	73	9	0
Keith Hernandez	62	7	0
Dale Murphy	51	9	0
Bert Blyleven	49	8	0
Jose Cruz	48	9	0
Lloyd Moseby	36	5	0
R Henderson	33	4	0
Don Mattingly	31	6	0
Dwight Evans	25	3	0
Kirk Gibson	20	2	0
Buddy Bell	17	3	0
Wade Boggs	11	2	0
Alvin ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 07, 2013 at 05:07 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Monday, August 05, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1985 Discussion

Top players are well represented in the postseason. The Cardinals beat the Dodgers in the NLCS. The Royals beat the Blue Jays in the ALCS. The World Series is a memorable rivalry matchup with the Royals defeating the Cardinals in seven games.

MMP voting will end on September 4, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rickey Henderson	37.4		9.9
George Brett		37.1		8.2
Pedro Guerrero		34.2		7.9
Tim Raines		35.5		7.6
Gary Carter		33.5		6.9
Wade Boggs		30.2		9.1
Willie McGee		36.1		8.2
Ozzie ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 05, 2013 at 02:50 PM | 67 comment(s)
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1984 Ballot

For 1984, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 7 August 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 6 August 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 26, 2013 at 01:54 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1983 Results

Cal Ripken wins his first MMP award. All-time low for participation this ballot.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Cal Ripken	132	9	8
Wade Boggs	109	9	1
Mike Schmidt	108	9	0
Robin Yount	105	9	0
Dale Murphy	93	9	0
Dickie Thon	83	9	0
Eddie Murray	75	9	0
Rickey Hnderson	51	6	0
Dave Stieb	43	6	0
Jose Cruz	39	7	0
John Denny	35	5	0
Pedro Guerrero	33	6	0
Lou Whitaker	27	4	0
Dan Quisenberry	20	3	0
Mario Soto	19	4	0
Tim Raines	19	3	0
Gary Carter	19	3	0
Alan Trammell	13	2	0
Carlton Fisk	11	2	0
Andre ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 11, 2013 at 10:59 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Monday, July 08, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1984 Discussion

Detroit beats San Diego in the World Series. The Royals and Cubs also made the postseason.

MMP voting will end on August 7, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Cal Ripken		37.2		9.9
Ryne Sandberg		38.4		8.5
Gary Carter		30.3		7.4
Alan Trammell		28.5		6.6
Mike Schmidt		25.6		7.0
Tim Raines		30.8		6.4
Eddie Murray		33.4		7.0
Lloyd Moseby		26.7		7.3
Jose Cruz		28.9		6.3
Dale Murphy		32.6		5.5
Robin Yount		26.4		5.9
Tony Gwynn		35.1		6.3
Dwight Evans		29.3		5.4
Wade Boggs		28.3		6.3
Buddy ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 08, 2013 at 02:10 PM | 68 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1983 Ballot

For 1983, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 10 July 2013.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 9 July 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: June 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Friday, June 07, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1982 Results

Robin Yount unanimously wins his first MMP award.

Player   	pts	ballots	1sts
Robin Yount	165	11	11
Gary Carter 	146	11	0
Mike Schmidt	124	11	0
Doug DeCinces	98	10	0
Pedro Guerrero	96	11	0
Dale Murphy	96	11	0
Dwight Evans	96	10	0
Steve Rogers	80	10	0
Dave Stieb	63	8	0
Paul Molitor	55	7	0
Andre Dawson	46	6	0
Toby Harrah	28	4	0
Steve Carlton	27	4	0
Mario Soto	21	3	0
Joe Morgan	20	3	0
Joaquin Andujar	19	3	0
Rickey Henderson	16	3	0
Joe Niekro	13	2	0
Eddie Murray	13	3	0
Sixto Lezcano	12	2	0
Lance ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 07, 2013 at 04:21 PM | 7 comment(s)
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