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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1897 Results

Congratulations to our 1897 Most Meritorious Player: Kid Nichols!

DL from MN Posted: April 06, 2022 at 04:15 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Gonfalon Cubs: I guess we’re still doing this?

After last year’s bloodbath/cliffdive/whatever you want to call it, it can be hard to summon up much real enthusiasm for this year’s team.  It’s maybe a mediocre team on paper with a slight chance of being better but a real chance of being much worse.  It’s pretty impressive to have a roster that makes it both obvious how cheap the owners are - $136mil opening day payroll - while also being totally overpaid (I’m looking mostly at you, Jason).  If you want to be kind to the FO, this is a ...

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Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: April 06, 2022 at 01:57 PM | 54 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1898 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		7.5
John McGraw		7.1
Jimmy Collins		6.9
Bill Dahlen		5.7
Billy Hamilton		4.6
Gene DeMontreville	5.0
Ed Delahanty		6.2
Willie Keeler		4.5
Bobby Wallace		4.7
Napoleon Lajoie		3.7
Dan McGann		5.2
Elmer Flick		4.9
Lave Cross		4.5
Bill Lange		3.9
Joe Kelley		3.8
Elmer Smith		4.2
Jimmy Ryan		4.3
Mike Grady		2.3
Hugh Duffy		3.3
Lou Criger		3.0
Monte Cross		2.1
Chick Stahl		3.1
Bill Joyce		4.3
Jesse ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2022 at 10:27 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Over and Under

With just Ted Williams days until Opening Day for the 2022 season I thought I’d throw out a few non-sensical over/unders for the Boston Red Sox for this season.

Team Wins - 86.5 - I’m a bit hesitant to be super-optimistic about this team.  Part of it is I still have concerns about the pitching staff and part of it is the American League East is going to devour itself.  I think there are four teams in the division that are true 90 win talent teams but because those four teams will play 57 games ...

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Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: March 30, 2022 at 10:47 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1897 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 on 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 judged in relation to the ...

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DL from MN Posted: March 25, 2022 at 10:42 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1896 Results

Congratulations to our 1896 Most Meritorious Player - Hughie Jennings!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Hughie Jennings	97	7	3
Cy Young	85	6	4
George Cuppy	79	7	0
Ed Delahanty	79	7	0
Bill Dahlen	66	6	0
Joe Kelley	61	6	0
Cupid Childs	41	4	0
Kid Nichols	37	3	0
Frank Killen	36	4	0
Bill Hoffer	29	4	0
Billy Hamilton	27	4	0
Jesse Burkett	25	3	0
Bill Joyce	23	3	0
Elmer Smith	15	2	0
Willie Keeler	14	2	0
Frank Dwyer	13	1	0
Clark Griffith	8	1	0
DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2022 at 01:42 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1897 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		7.3
Willie Keeler		7.1
George Davis		6.9
Jimmy Collins		5.3
Fred Clarke		6.6
Napoleon Lajoie		5.2
Joe Kelley		5.1
Ed Delahanty		5.7
Jesse Burkett		4.2		
Bobby Wallace		4.2
Cupid Childs		3.7
Billy Hamilton		4.9
John McGraw		4.4
Hugh Duffy		4.1
Kip Selbach		4.5
Bill Dahlen		2.7
Mike Griffin		4.4
Heinie Reitz		3.4
George Van Haltren	3.1
Chick Stahl		3.0
Jake Stenzel		3.8
Jack Doyle		3.7
Deacon McGuire		2.6
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 28, 2022 at 05:56 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1896 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 on 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 judged in relation to the ...

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DL from MN Posted: February 23, 2022 at 11:06 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Hall of Merit Book Club

Several Hall of Merit participants have written books. This thread will be for discussion / promotion of those books.

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My book “Black Stats Matter” is now available for pre-order from McFarland:

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/black-stats-matter/
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“Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball: Measuring Performance in Context”

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/player-won-lost-records-in-baseball/
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Baseball Player Won-Lost Records
150 Players, 50 Years

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DL from MN Posted: February 07, 2022 at 01:02 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Hurley McNair and Bill Pettus

McNair eligible 1942
Pettus eligible 1928

DL from MN Posted: February 03, 2022 at 08:10 AM | 4 comment(s)
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