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2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. ...

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Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM
Loser Scores 2015
  by Mike Emeigh

The World Series is over, and that means it’s time for my annual foray into the World of the Losers.

The fine print:

Bill James came up with Loser Scores after the 2010 season, in an effort to measure how the Pirates’ string of losing seasons compared to other lengthy stretches of bad baseball. ...

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Posted: November 03, 2015 at 09:46 PM
Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Ballot 2016
  by DL from MN

Players

Bill Dahlen
Wes Ferrell
Marty Marion
Frank McCormick
Harry Stovey
Bucky Walters


Executives

Doc Adams
Sam Breadon
Garry Herrmann
Chris Von Der Ahe

See full candidate descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Posted: October 30, 2015 at 02:17 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1910, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 2015.

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 ...

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Posted: October 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM
Sorry for the Downtime This Morning
  by Jim Furtado

Sorry for the downtime. Our server host migrated our server to newer hardware. The downtime was supposed to be minimal but the changeover took longer than expected. Their timing wasn’t the best either. Please let me know if you notice anything wonky.

Sorry again for the inconvenience.

BTW, you ...

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Posted: October 13, 2015 at 01:44 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1909 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Ty Cobb on his first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Tyrus Cobb	116	8	5
Eddie Collins	111	8	3
Honus Wagner	107	8	0
John H Lloyd	90	8	0
Chrs Mathewson	87	8	0
Mordecai Brown	84	8	0
Tris Speaker	67	8	0
Orval Overall	43	5	0
Sam Crawford	41	6	0
Napoleon Lajoie	28	4	0
Donie ...
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Posted: October 09, 2015 at 10:54 AM
Site Slowdowns
  by Jim Furtado

A number of people have complained about slow load times for pages at different times during the day. After spending some time monitoring the server a little more closely the last few days, I’ve narrowed down the cause to a few Mysql queries that have been locking some of the database’s biggest ...

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Posted: September 09, 2015 at 10:19 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1908 Discussion
  by DL from MN

The Cubs beat Detroit again in the World Series.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Honus Wagner		56.7		11.5
Napoleon Lajoie		35.3		7.9
Roger Bresnahan		26.8		5.9
Joe Tinker		33.0		7.9
Matty McIntyre		33.0		5.9
Tyrus Cobb		35.4		6.1
Mike Donlin		31.1		6.0
Tommy Leach		29.7		4.8
Hans Lobert		32.3		5.1
Art ...
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Posted: July 27, 2015 at 04:14 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1904 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1904, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 May 2015.

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 ...

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Posted: April 21, 2015 at 04:04 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1904 Discussion
  by DL from MN

The Giants refuse to play the World Series this season and the AL pennant race makes them wish they hadn’t.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Napoleon Lajoie		40.9		8.6
Honus Wagner		41.0		8.2
Bill Bradley		28.1		6.6
Elmer Flick		30.3		6.5
Jimmy Collins		27.3		5.3
Danny Murphy		25.5		5.1
George ...
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Posted: April 02, 2015 at 04:48 PM

 

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