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Friday, June 01, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1972 Results

Congratulations to Steve Carlton, 1972’s Most Meritorious Player! Carlton fell one vote short of being a unanimous selection, with Dick Allen‘s tremendous season drawing one vote. Johnny Bench was the best NL non-pitcher.

	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Carlton	11	1											179
Bench		3	5	2	2								153
Morgan		3	4	3	1		1						150
Perry		4	1	4	2			1					147
Allen	1	1	1	3	5	1							143
Cedeno					1	3	3	1	2	2			102
Fisk						3		3	4		1	1	 91
Murcer					1	1	1	2	4	1	1		 85
Wood			1			3	1	3 ...
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fra paolo Posted: June 01, 2012 at 08:55 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1973 Discussion

The introduction of the DH is the big story for 1973. The Orioles, Athletics, Reds and Mets made the playoffs with the A’s repeating in the World Series over the Mets.

Voting will end on June 20th 2012.

Player 			SH Win	BB-ref
        		Shares	WAR
Joe Morgan		39.6	9.1
Darrell Evans		31.6	8.9
Bobby Grich		27.9	8.0
Willie Stargell		36.0	7.0
Thurman Munson		26.9	6.9
Cesar Cedeno		29.7	7.2
Pete Rose		33.0	8.2
Bobby Bonds		31.6	7.7
Joe Ferguson		26.8	4.8
Ken Singleton		27.0	5.5
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM | 66 comment(s)
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1972 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: May 14, 2012 at 09:54 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Monday, December 06, 2010

2011 Results: First-Time Candidates Bagwell, Walker and Brown Are Now in the Hall of Merit!

Slugging Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell was considered the best of the Class of 2011 according to the electorate by securing 97% of all possible points in the latest Hall of Merit election.

Standout hitter/outfielder Larry Walker was next in line with 73.3%, while fiery pitcher Kevin Brown fell in right behind Walker with an almost identical 73.2%. 

Rounding out the top-ten were: Rafael Palmeiro (strong first showing despite some protest non-votes), David Cone, Rick Reuschel, Phil ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: December 06, 2010 at 10:06 PM | 125 comment(s)
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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: A-F

For the Hall of Merit Home Page, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters G-L, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters M-R, please click here.

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


Hank Aaron – 1982 – RF/LF/CF/1B/DH
20.8 seasons with: Milwaukee/Atlanta (NL) 1954-74; Milwaukee (AL) 1975-76
Cap: Milwaukee Braves (NL)
Our twelfth unanimous selection! The major league’s all-time holder of its most hallowed record, “Hammerin’ Hank’s” 755 homers were achieved through a ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 12, 2007 at 11:39 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Friday, July 28, 2006

Pitchers

I’ve finally decided to go with a thread for the pitcher chart . . .

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: July 28, 2006 at 08:15 AM | 180 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

1964 Results: Southern Boys Reese and Ferrell Add Two More Names to the Hall of Merit!

In his first year of eligibility, Brooklyn Dodgers captain Pee Wee Reese easily nabbed the first spot for induction with 69% of all possible points.

In his 21st year on a ballot, Cleveland and Boston pitching star Wes Ferrell earned the second spot for the election. His 40% of all possible points is one of the lowest in HoM history.

Top-ten returnees include: Red Ruffing, Joe Medwick, Bob Lemon (his first year of eligibility, he looks poised for induction himself one of these years), Biz ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 15, 2005 at 12:12 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Bobby Avila

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 03, 2005 at 01:24 AM | 24 comment(s)
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Monday, October 03, 2005

1961 Results: The “Earl of Snohomish” is Now the Earl of the Hall of Merit!

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: October 03, 2005 at 09:43 PM | 51 comment(s)
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Monday, August 29, 2005

The Baseball Hall of Merit’s Important Links

IMPORTANT: If a link is inoperable, please use this link to locate the thread in question: Hall of Merit Archives
This eventually will be the only place to locate old and new threads once we set up the categorization process.

Hall of Merit Ballot, Discussion and Results Thread - All the threads that were created for any HoM election, including our mock HOF and Veterans Committee elections.

Our Constitution - The rules we’ve set up.

Something Better - The article that introduced all of this. ...Read More...

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 29, 2005 at 09:49 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: M-R

For the Hall of Merit Home Page, please click here.

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

For Hall of Meriters G-L, please click here.

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

Biz Mackey – 1975 – C/SS/3B
Indianapolis ABC’s (1920-22); New York Lincoln Giants (1920); Hilldale Daisies (1923-31); Philadelphia Royal Giants (1925); Philadelphia Stars (1933-35, 1937); Newark Dodgers (1935); Washington Elite Giants (1936-37); Baltimore Elite Giants (1938-39); Newark Eagles ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 31, 2005 at 03:28 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Negro League Win Share Estimates

Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: April 13, 2005 at 09:18 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Monday, March 21, 2005

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: S-Z

For the Hall of Merit Home Page, please click here.

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

For Hall of Meriters G-L, please click here.

For Hall of Meriters M-R, please click here.


Bret Saberhagen – 2008 – P
Kansas City (AL) 1984-91; New York (NL) 1992-95; Colorado (NL) 1995; Boston (AL) 1997-2001
Cap: Kansas City Royals (AL)
One of the youngest ever Cy Young Award winners, “Sabes” was the poised ace of the Royals’ staff from age 21. Credited with an impressive .588 career ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: March 21, 2005 at 08:12 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Selected 20th Century Candidates

If you are looking for a player thread from the last century, this is the place to visit!

Hank Aaron (elected in 1982)

Joe Adcock

Pete Alexander (elected in 1936)

Edgardo Alfonzo

Dick Allen (elected in 1983)

Bob Allison

Roberto Alomar (elected in 2010)

Felipe Alou

Brady Anderson

Luis Aparicio

Kevin Appier

Luke Appling (elected in 1956)

Buzz Arlett

Richie Ashburn (elected in 1968)

Earl Averill (elected in 1961)

Bobby Avila

Jeff Bagwell (elected in 2011)

Frank Baker (elected in ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 08, 2004 at 06:39 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Monday, August 02, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit Plaque Room: Home Page

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

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

David Foss is in charge of the franchise cap standings.

Devin McCullen provides the city and state cap standings.

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

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

For Hall ...

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Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: August 02, 2004 at 05:37 PM | 1460 comment(s)
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