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Monday, January 13, 2020

2021 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2021 (December 2020)—elect 3

Top 10 Returning Players
Kenny Lofton, Johan Santana, Sammy Sosa, Jeff Kent, Lance Berkman, Bobby Abreu, Buddy Bell, Wally Schang, Bobby Bonds, Sal Bando

Newly eligible players

Tim Hudson
Mark Buehrle
Torii Hunter
Dan Haren
Barry Zito
Aramis Ramirez
Shane Victorino
Alex Rios
Grady Sizemore
A.J. Burnett

DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2020 at 02:06 PM | 175 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 09, 2020

2020 Hall of Merit Election Results: Jeter, Tiant, Jones and Helton

Congratulations to our new members of the Hall of Merit - Derek Jeter, Luis Tiant, Andruw Jones and Todd Helton.

RK  LY  Player            PTS  Bal  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1  n/e  Derek Jeter       658  30  22  2  1  1        1        1     1     1
2    4  Luis Tiant        370  25      2  4  3  1  2  2  1     3     2  1  3  1
3    7  Andruw Jones      348  21   2  4  4     2  1     1     2     1  2  1  1
4    5  Todd Helton       330  22   2     1  3  3  1  3  1  1  2  2 ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 09, 2020 at 10:04 PM | 34 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2020 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2019 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 17) through January 9, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST.

As a reminder:
“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not just a formality. With the posting of the ballot you are expected to post a summary of what you take into account - basically, how did you come up with this list? This does not mean that you ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM | 73 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: Trophy Case

MMP Award results and analysis including a listing of all winners.

DL from MN Posted: September 21, 2016 at 04:40 PM | 51 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Merit!

What is the Baseball Hall of Merit? A pantheon conceived of by our founder and commissioner Joe Dimino as an alternative to the Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown. Our purpose is to identify the best players in baseball history and thereby identify the omissions and errors that can be found in the other venerable institution.

Established in 2003, the HoM welcomes any new voters who are serious about inducting the most worthy candidates from all eras and positions.

Annual elections ...

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John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 28, 2005 at 05:32 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Monday, August 30, 2004

The Baseball Hall of Merit: 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.

Finally, a consolidated home page, with all of our important links.

The Hall of Merit Plaque Room - Where we honor the greatest players of all-time.

Our Constitution - The rules we’ve set up. Something Better - the article that introduced all of this.

Positional ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: August 30, 2004 at 09:33 AM | 27 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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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: August 02, 2004 at 05:37 PM | 1486 comment(s)
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Monday, February 24, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Ballot

For 1924 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 March 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 March 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 24, 2020 at 10:50 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 06, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Discussion

The Washington Senators defeated the Giants 4 games to 3 in a World Series. Game 7 went 12 innings.

The Kansas City Monarchs beat Hilldale 5 games to 4 (with another game ending tied) in the Colored World Series. Games were played in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Kansas City and Chicago.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		39.4		12.1
Babe Ruth		44.8		11.7
Frankie Frisch		29.5		7.5
Zack Wheat		35.3		6.7
Ross Youngs		28.7		5.9
Jack Fournier		34.4		6.3
Harry Heilmann		29.6		6.4
Goose ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 06, 2020 at 06:24 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1923 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth, our unanimous pick for 1923 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	120	8	8
Dolf Luque	109	8	0
Harry Heilmann	98	8	0
Tris Speaker	94	8	0
Bullet Rogan	83	8	0
Joe Sewell	59	7	0
Rogers Hornsby	50	6	0
Ken Williams	50	6	0
Frankie Frisch	30	4	0
George Uhle	29	3	0
Dave Brown	28	3	0
Urban Shocker	24	3	0
Dobie Moore	22	3	0
Oscar Charleston	17	2	0
Jimmy Ring	17	2	0
Cristobal Torriente	10	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: February 05, 2020 at 04:37 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1923 Ballot

For 1923 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 February 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 4 February 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 29, 2020 at 11:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tim Hudson

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2020 at 12:19 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Mark Buehrle

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Torii Hunter

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2020 at 11:57 AM | 24 comment(s)
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1923 Discussion

The Yankees defeated the Giants 4 games to 2 in the World Series. This is their first World Series Championship in the first season for Yankee Stadium.

The Kansas City Monarchs were the top team in the Negro National League. Hilldale led the Eastern Colored League.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		54.2		14.1
Tris Speaker		35.6		9.0
Harry Heilmann		35.1		9.3
Joe Sewell		29.3		7.5
Ken Williams		27.8		7.6
Rogers Hornsby		24.5		6.7
Frankie Frisch		31.8		7.1
Eddie ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2020 at 06:39 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1922 Results

Congratulations to Rogers Hornsby on his first Most Meritorious Player award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	102	7	6
George Sisler	88	7	1
Osc Charleston	85	7	0
Bullet Rogan	81	7	0
Ken Williams	78	7	0
Red Faber	73	7	0
Tyrus Cobb	44	5	0
Babe Ruth	40	5	0
Tris Speaker	33	4	0
Joe Williams	25	3	0
Dobie Moore	25	3	0
Urban Shocker	23	3	0
Wilbur Cooper	10	1	0
Dave Bancroft	9	1	0
Ray Grimes	7	1	0
Alejandro Oms	6	1	0
Bob Shawkey	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: January 08, 2020 at 03:59 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1922 Ballot

For 1922 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 8 January 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 7 January 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 19, 2019 at 04:15 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2020 Results

BBTF would induct Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez into the Hall of Fame.

votes 393
voters 42

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Derek Jeter	41	98%
Larry Walker	41	98%
Scott Rolen	39	93%
Curt Schilling	39	93%
Barry Bonds	38	90%
Roger Clemens	38	90%
Manny Ramírez	32	76%
Gary Sheffield	30	71%
Todd Helton	21	50%
Sammy Sosa	18	43%
Andruw Jones	16	38%
Jeff Kent	16	38%
Andy Pettitte	11	26%
Bobby Abreu	8	19%
Billy Wagner	3	7%
Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 12, 2019 at 03:40 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2020

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

The election will end on Thursday, December 12, 2019 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:20 AM | 45 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 2019 Results

Congratulations to 2019 Most Meritorious Player Alex Bregman!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Bregman	114	8	4
Mike Trout	108	8	1
Cody Bellinger	106	8	2
Marcus Semien	92	8	1
Christian Yelich	73	8	0
Anthony Rendon	66	8	0
Justin Verlander	62	8	0
Gerrit Cole	61	7	0
Ketel Marte	44	6	0
Mookie Betts	37	7	0
Jacob deGrom	36	5	0
Stephen Strasburg	19	4	0
DJ LeMahieu	19	3	0
Zack Greinke	16	3	0
George Springer	13	5	0
Max Scherzer	13	2	0
Lance Lynn	12	2	0
Matt Chapman	11	4	0
Mike Minor	11	2	0
Xander ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 04, 2019 at 04:02 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Monday, November 25, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1922 Discussion

The US Supreme Court declared that baseball games are not interstate commerce and are exempt from anti-trust laws. Babe Ruth was suspended for illegal barnstorming until May 20.

The Giants beat the Yankees in 5 games where one was declared a tie (4-0-1). All World Series games are played at the Polo Grounds.

The Chicago American Giants and Indianapolis ABCs are the top teams in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		47.2		10.0
Ken ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2019 at 04:28 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 2019 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: November 22, 2019 at 05:10 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Mock 2020 Modern Baseball Ballot

Candidates

Dwight Evans
Steve Garvey
Tommy John
Don Mattingly
Marvin Miller
Thurman Munson
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Ted Simmons
Lou Whitaker

See full descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Voting will end Friday 11/15/2019 at 2pm EDT. To make tallying easier please vote in the order above (alphabetical).

DL from MN Posted: November 11, 2019 at 04:13 PM | 64 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1921 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth on his unanimous selection as the 1921 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	105	7	7
Rogers Hornsby	96	7	0
Red Faber	83	7	0
Bullet Rogan	67	6	0
Oscar Charleston	63	6	0
Burleigh Grimes	47	6	0
Frankie Frisch	37	4	0
Ty Cobb	36	4	0
Carl Mays	33	4	0
Dave Bancroft	32	4	0
Alejandro Oms	32	3	0
Harry Heilmann	29	3	0
Dave Brown	14	1	0
Dobie Moore	11	1	0
Urban Shocker	10	1	0
Dick Whitworth	8	1	0
Joe Williams	7	1	0
Tris Speaker	7	1	0
George ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 06, 2019 at 04:24 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1921 Ballot

For 1921 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 November 2019.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 November 2019.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 25, 2019 at 05:53 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 2019 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			WS	bWAR
Cody Bellinger		33.9	9.0
Alex Bregman		34.7	8.4
Mike Trout		33.5	8.3
Marcus Semien		33.2	8.1
Christian Yelich	33.0	7.1
Ketel Marte		28.2	6.9
Mookie Betts		27.0	6.8
Matt Chapman		23.9	6.7
Trevor Story		22.4	6.4
Anthony Rendon		30.4	6.3
George Springer		24.1	6.2
Josh Donaldson		25.9	6.1
DJ LeMahieu		28.9	6.0
Nolan Arenado		24.4	5.7
Max Muncy		23.2	5.7
Jorge Polanco		25.0	5.7
Ronald Acuna		27.3	5.5
Aaron Judge		17.4	5.4
Rafael Devers		23.4	5.3
Xander ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:11 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1921 Discussion

Walter Johnson set the new career strikeouts record with 2835 and Ruth broke the career HR mark of 139.

The Giants beat the Yankees 5 games to 3

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		52.5		12.5
Rogers Hornsby		40.2		10.8
Frankie Frisch		31.6		6.9
Dave Bancroft		30.5		7.4
Ty Cobb			25.8		6.7
Joe Sewell		26.3		4.9
Tris Speaker		27.0		6.5
Harry Heilmann		28.1		6.8
George Sisler		27.3		5.7
Austin McHenry		24.7		5.0
Larry Gardner		23.2		4.6
Bobby Veach		22.6		5.4
Eddie ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2019 at 06:12 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1920 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth, our unanimous pick for 1920 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	90	6	6
Rogers Hornsby	76	6	0
Pete Alexander	73	6	0
Tris Speaker	65	6	0
George Sisler	63	5	0
Eddie Collins	51	6	0
Stan Coveleski	39	5	0
Joe Jackson	34	4	0
Jim Bagby	31	4	0
Oscar Charleston	30	3	0
Cristobal Torriente	23	2	0
Ross Youngs	22	3	0
Burleigh Grimes	12	1	0
John Henry Lloyd	8	1	0
Sam Rice	7	1	0
Dave Bancroft	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: October 03, 2019 at 01:14 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1920 Ballot

For 1920 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 October 2019.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 1 October 2019.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 23, 2019 at 04:42 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Friday, September 06, 2019

Most Meritorious Player: 1920 Discussion

Babe Ruth became a Yankee in January.

The Negro National League was founded in February with teams in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis.

In July Walter Johnson threw his only no-hitter.

In August Ray Chapman was hit by a Carl Mays pitch and killed.

The Chicago American Giants won the first pennant in the Negro National League.

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Brooklyn Robins in the World Series 5 games to 2.

In November Kenesaw Mountain ...

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DL from MN Posted: September 06, 2019 at 05:38 PM | 15 comment(s)
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