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Monday, April 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1953 Ballot

For 1953, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 7 May 2014.

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 May 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 21, 2014 at 09:55 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Results

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson on winning back-to-back MMP awards.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	184	13	7
Bobby Shantz	172	13	3
Stan Musial	167	13	0
Robin Roberts	165	13	2
Larry Doby	145	13	1
Mickey Mantle	119	13	0
Yogi Berra	103	11	0
Al Rosen	77	9	0
Hank Sauer	52	7	0
Billy Pierce	44	6	0
Solly Hemus	39	5	0
Bob Lemon	24	3	0
Warren Spahn	20	3	0
Allie Reynolds	17	2	0
Mike Garcia	13	2	0
Joe Black	6	1	0
Gil Hodges	6	1	0
R Schoendienst	6	1	0
Alvin Dark	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: April 09, 2014 at 04:08 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1953 Discussion

Yankees beat the Dodgers again. 5th straight championship for the Yankees. Vote for 10.

Player Name		SH WS		BBR WAR
Al Rosen		43.6		10.1
Roy Campanella		33.0		7.1
Eddie Mathews		38.9		8.3
Duke Snider		25.9		9.3
Stan Musial		33.6		7.7
Red Schoendienst	26.7		6.5
Yogi Berra		27.9		4.9
Mickey Vernon		28.9		5.4
Jackie Robinson		25.3		7.0
Ray Boone		27.8		5.9
Solly Hemus		23.3		5.5
Gil Hodges		25.2		4.5
Ted Kluzewski		24.0		5.0
Richie Ashburn		25.9		6.1
Mickey Mantle		25.8		5.3
Larry ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 24, 2014 at 01:25 PM | 56 comment(s)
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Ballot

For 1952, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 2 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Results

Congratulations to Jackie Robinson for winning the 1951 MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jackie Robinson	175	12	9
Stan Musial	160	12	2
Roy Campanella	138	11	1
Ralph Kiner	131	11	0
Robin Roberts	123	12	0
Ted Williams	122	12	0
Warren Spahn	109	12	0
Monte Irvin	72	8	0
Richie Ashburn	45	6	0
Sal Maglie	44	5	0
Larry Doby	39	6	0
Yogi Berra	35	4	0
Alvin Dark	11	1	0
Ed Lopat	9	1	0
Eddie Joost	8	1	0
Larry Jansen	8	1	0
Preacher Roe	7	1	0
Early Wynn	6	1	0
Ned Garver	6	1	0
Willie Mays	6	1	0
Bobby ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 05, 2014 at 06:02 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Discussion

NY Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in another NY World Series. Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jackie Robinson		33.9		8.5
Stan Musial		36.8		8.0
Larry Doby		33.6		7.0
Yogi Berra		28.8		5.5
Hank Sauer		28.2		5.7
Mickey Mantle		32.6		6.4
Solly Hemus		26.6		6.7
Al Rosen		31.8		6.0
Gil Hodges		25.7		5.5
Red Schoendienst	24.9		5.3
Bobby Avila		24.4		4.7
Alvin Dark		27.7		5.8
Gene Woodling		21.0		4.0
Minnie Minoso		21.0		4.1
Eddie Robinson		25.0		4.0		
Eddie Joost		26.7		4.0
Phil ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Most Meritorious Player: 1951 Ballot

For 1951, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 5 March 2014.

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 March 2014.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 21, 2014 at 01:54 PM | 16 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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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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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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, 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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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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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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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1983 Discussion

Cal Ripken leads the Orioles to a championship. The Orioles beat the Phillies in the World Series and White Sox in the ALCS. Phillies beat the Dodgers in the NLCS.

MMP voting will end on July 10, 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Cal Ripken		36.2		8.2
Wade Boggs		34.0		7.8
Gary Carter		25.7		7.1
Dale Murphy		31.5		7.1
Dickie Thon		31.0		7.4
Robin Yount		33.1		7.2
Rickey Henderson	30.0		6.9
Mike Schmidt		35.4		6.8
Eddie Murray		31.1		6.6
Andre Dawson		27.3		6.8
Lou Whitaker		28.8		6.7
Jose ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 29, 2013 at 04:05 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1982 Discussion

Harvey’s Wallbangers lose to Whitey’s Cardinals in a more typical season.

MMP voting will end on June 6 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Yount, Robin		39.1		10.5
Schmidt, Mike		35.9		7.4
Murphy, Dale		32.1		6.1
Carter, Gary		32.5		8.6
Evans, Dwight		30.6		6.4
Henderson, Rickey	27.6		6.7
Morgan, Joe		27.9		5.1
Cooper, Cecil		29.5		5.6
Murray, Eddie		29.1		5.2
Guerrero, Pedro		29.6		6.8
Lezcano, Sixto		26.9		5.9
Molitor, Paul		30.0		6.2
Harrah, Toby		28.7		6.5
DeCinces, Doug		27.1		7.6
Brett, ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 29, 2013 at 09:46 AM | 56 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Ballot

For 1981, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EST on 02 May 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 01 May 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM | 47 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Discussion

The strike, differences in games played by team and the goofy playoff system for 1981 will make evaluations more complicated than most seasons.

MMP voting will end on May 2 2013.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Schmidt, Mike		29.9		7.7
Evans, Dwight		25.8		6.7
Thomas, Gorman		20.1		3.1
Armas, Tony		17.9		4.2
Dawson, Andre		24.9		7.4
Murphy, Dwayne		20.3		4.3
Grich, Bobby		20.8		5.4
Henderson, Rickey	26.7		6.6
Yount, Robin		20.0		4.9
Burleson, Rick		17.2		4.5
Concepcion, David	20.3		3.7
Foster, ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 03, 2013 at 06:15 PM | 72 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Ballot

For 1978, each voter should rank their top 13 players from both leagues combined.

Balloting will close at 4pm EST on 06 February 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 04 February 2013.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM | 34 comment(s)
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