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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1904 Discussion
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 Davis 27.9 7.2 Bobby Wallace 23.1 5.7 Willie Keeler 26.7 5.0 Mike Grady 15.7 4.0 Tommy Leach 24.1 3.7 Frank Chance 29.0 5.9 Cy Seymour 25.3 4.6 Art Devlin 24.0 4.8 Freddy Parent 29.4 6.2 Sam ...Read More...
20 comment(s)Posted: April 02, 2015 at 04:48 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1903 Ballot
For 1903, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 April 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 ballot in the discussion thread by 31 March 2015.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
16 comment(s)Posted: March 23, 2015 at 09:47 AM |
Newsblog: The 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
The 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
Updated: Jan 6: 1:45 ~ 205 Full Ballots ~ (35.9% of vote ~ based on last year) ~ As usual…BBWAA ballot digging is welcome!
98.5 - R. Johnson
1534 comment(s)Posted: January 06, 2015 at 09:03 AM |
SABR - BBTF Chapter: SABR 45 Call for Abstracts
45 years of research presentations, and still so much we don’t know…
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR45. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 90 or so minutes, and will probably remain on display throughout the convention.
Through on-site judging, the most ...Read More...
6 comment(s)Posted: January 02, 2015 at 11:59 AM |
Hall of Merit: 2015 Election Results - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling elected to the Hall of Merit!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.
The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.
Moving further into the backlog Kenny Lofton, Buddy Bell, Jeff Kent, Luis Tiant, Ben Taylor and Vic Willis round out the ...Read More...
34 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Ballot
For 1960, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 January 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 ballot in the discussion thread by 5 January 2015.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
19 comment(s)Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM |
Jim's Lab Notes: Recent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
As you may have noticed, I’ve been working on the server and making some software updates. The downtime was required so I can move forward with some of the things on my off-season to-do list. I hope the outages didn’t inconvenience you too much.
First up on my to-do list was setting things up so I could turn off advertising for those of you who generously donated to support the site in 2014. Although automating the process is still on my list, I have turned off advertising on accounts that ...Read More...
55 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2014 at 01:37 PM |
Primate Studies: Loser Scores 2014
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. I’ve updated the totals every year since then.
You compute Loser Scores in this fashion:
1. A team that has a losing season adds to its Loser Score the total of games under .500, plus the number of consecutive seasons that the team has been under .500.
8 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM |
One of the major story lines from Game 7 of the World Series was the decision by the official scorers to initially award the win to Madison Bumgarner, only to reverse themselves upon review after the game was over, and give the win to Jeremy Affeldt instead.
The decision that the scorers originally made appears to be based on a comment that appears next to Rule 10.17(b) - part of the rule that covers how the winning pitcher is determined - which is also repeated in rule 10.17(c). That comment ...Read More...
43 comment(s)Posted: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM |
If you can’t get enough of Baseball-Reference.com’s Sean Forman (and if you know Sean no one would blame you), here’s his television debut on the MLB Nework.
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53 comment(s)Posted: January 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM |
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