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Saturday, January 09, 2021

2022 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2022 (December 2021)—elect 4

Top 10 Returning Players
Bobby Abreu, Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte, Buddy Bell, Lance Berkman, Wally Schang, Bobby Bonds, Sal Bando, Vic Willis, Ben Taylor

Newly Eligible Players
Batters:
Alex Rodriguez
David Ortiz
David Wright
Mark Teixeira
Jimmy Rollins
Carl Crawford
Coco Crisp
Justin Morneau
Marlon Byrd
Prince Fielder
A.J. Pierzynski
Michael Bourn
Juan Uribe
Alexei Ramirez

Pitchers:
Jake Peavy
Joe Nathan
Jonathan Papelbon
Scott Kazmir
Tim Lincecum
John Danks

DL from MN Posted: January 09, 2021 at 09:42 AM | 145 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 07, 2021

2021 Hall of Merit Election Results: Lofton, Santana & Kent

Congratulations to our newest members of the Hall of Merit: Kenny Lofton, Johan Santana and Jeff Kent

RK   LY  Player              PTS  Bal   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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 1    5  Kenny Lofton        397   21   7  2  2  2  3  2  1                    1  1
 2    6  Johan Santana       323   22      2  2  4  1  1  1  4     1  4  1  1      
 3    8  Jeff Kent           302   18   3  3  2  3 ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2021 at 09:28 PM | 34 comment(s)
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Friday, December 18, 2020

2021 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2021 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 18) through January 7, 2021 at 5 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 18, 2020 at 10:10 AM | 54 comment(s)
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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 | 651 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 | 28 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 | 1490 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1936 Results

Congratulations to Lou Gehrig, our 1936 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Lou Gehrig	128	9	4
Carl Hubbell	119	9	2
Lefty Grove	98	9	3
Arky Vaughan	93	8	0
Josh Gibson	93	9	0
Mel__ Ott	84	8	0
Ch Gehringer	72	7	0
Paul Waner	39	5	0
Dizzy Dean	34	4	0
Luke Appling	32	4	0
Earl Averill	31	3	0
Bill Dickey	19	2	0
Satchel Paige	16	2	0
Joe Medwick	16	2	0
Dick Bartell	16	2	0
Leroy Matlock	13	2	0
Van Mungo	12	1	0
Martin Dihigo	9	1	0
Wes Ferrell	8	1	0
Jimmie Foxx	7	1	0
Mule Suttles	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: April 07, 2021 at 05:03 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Friday, March 26, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1937 Discussion

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the World Series 4 games to 1 in a rematch of the 1936 series.

The Kansas City Monarchs bested the Chicago American Giants in the Negro American League.
The Homestead Grays were the best team in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Joe Medwick			8.5
Bill Dickey			6.7
Joe DiMaggio			8.3
Hank Greenberg			7.5
Charlie Gehringer		7.7
Harlond Clift			6.9
Dolph Camilli			6.0
Lou Gehrig			8.3
Billy Herman			6.2
Johnny ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 26, 2021 at 06:20 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1936 Ballot

For 1936 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 April 2021. Please let me know if you want your preliminary ballot counted as your final ballot.

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 6 April 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 23, 2021 at 05:09 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Results

Congratulations to Arky Vaughan on winning the 1935 Most Meritorious Player award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Arky Vaughan	134	9	8
Wes Ferrell	110	9	0
Lou Gehrig	108	9	0
Jimmie Foxx	91	8	0
Hank Greenberg	87	8	0
Lefty Grove	71	7	0
Mel Ott…	52	5	0
Ch Gehringer	45	6	0
Josh Gibson	44	5	0
Leroy Matlock	38	3	1
Satchel Paige	27	3	0
Martin Dihigo	25	3	0
Ray Brown	17	2	0
Gabby Hartnett	16	2	0
Augie Galan	13	2	0
Mel Harder	13	2	0
Cy Blanton	11	1	0
Buddy Myer	11	1	0
Joe DiMaggio	7	1	0
Billy ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2021 at 04:04 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1936 Discussion

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the World Series 4 games to 2.

The Pittsburgh Crawfords were the best team in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Arky Vaughan			8.1	
Lou Gehrig			9.7
Mel Ott				8.0
Charlie Gehringer		7.9
Paul Waner			7.1
Billy Herman			7.1
Luke Appling			7.2
Joe Medwick			7.1
Earl Averill			6.9
Jimmie Foxx			5.7
Dolph Camilli			5.9
Dick Bartell			6.3
Gus Suhr			5.3
Harlond Clift			5.8
Johnny Mize			5.0
Red Rolfe			4.9
Tony ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 26, 2021 at 01:19 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Ballot

For 1935 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 March 2021. Please let me know if you want your preliminary ballot counted as your final ballot.

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 2 March 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 21, 2021 at 08:46 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Discussion

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

The Pittsburgh Crawfords defeated the New York Cubans 4 games to 3 in the East-West championship series.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Arky Vaughan			9.7
Jimmie Foxx			8.1
Lou Gehrig			8.7
Mel Ott				7.3
Hank Greenberg			7.7
Charlie Gehringer		8.5
Buddy Myer			6.4
Augie Galan			5.9
Billy Herman			7.0
Luke Appling			7.0
Joe Vosmik			5.6
Joe Medwick			6.0
Gabby Hartnett			4.9
Mickey Cochrane			5.1
Ripper ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 04, 2021 at 01:36 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Results

Congratulations to Lou Gehrig, our 1934 Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Lou Gehrig	133	9	7
Charlie Gehringer	106	9	0
Dizzy Dean	103	9	2
Jimmie Foxx	102	9	0
Arky Vaughan	87	8	0
Satchel Paige	72	8	0
Lefty Gomez	62	7	0
Mel Ott	61	6	0
Carl Hubbell	55	6	0
Slim Jones	42	4	0
Earl Averill	28	3	0
Josh Gibson	24	2	0
Curt Davis	16	2	0
Mel Harder	12	2	0
Billy Werber	9	1	0
Turkey Stearnes	8	1	0
Paul Dean	7	1	0
Ripper Collins	6	1	0
Hank Greenberg	6	1	0
Paul Waner	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: February 03, 2021 at 04:52 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Ballot

For 1934 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 February 2021. Please let me know if you want your preliminary ballot counted as your final ballot.

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 2 February 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:35 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Peavy, Nathan, Papelbon, Lincecum, Kazmir and Danks

Catch-all thread for 2022 eligible pitchers

DL from MN Posted: January 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Jimmy Rollins

Eligible 2022

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2021 at 11:23 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Mark Teixeira, Justin Morneau and Prince Fielder

Eligible 2022

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2021 at 11:23 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 10, 2021

David Wright

Eligible 2022

Note - this is earlier than he has been deemed eligible for the Hall of Fame

DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2021 at 09:31 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Saturday, January 09, 2021

David Ortiz

Eligible 2022

DL from MN Posted: January 09, 2021 at 09:42 AM | 53 comment(s)
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Friday, January 08, 2021

Alex Rodriguez

Eligible 2022

DL from MN Posted: January 08, 2021 at 10:10 AM | 54 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 07, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Discussion

The Gas House Gang Cardinals won the World Series over the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3.

The Philadelphia Stars topped the Chicago American Giants 4 games to 3 in the Negro National League Championship.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Lou Gehrig		41.1		10.4
Arky Vaughan		36.6		6.6
Charlie Gehringer	36.6		8.4
Mel Ott__		37.5		7.3
Jimmie Foxx		31.3		9.0
Paul Waner		30.7		5.8
Earl Averill		32.4		6.8
Ripper Collins		32.6		6.3
Hank Greenberg		30.4		6.2
Billy Werber		26.2		5.5
Gabby ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2021 at 10:21 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Results

Congratulations to our 1933 Most Meritorious Player - Jimmie Foxx

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jimmie Foxx	131	9	6
Carl Hubbell	125	9	2
Chuck Klein	96	8	0
Joe Cronin	79	7	0
Arky Vaughan	79	8	0
Lou Gehrig	76	8	0
Wally Berger	67	7	0
Lon Warneke	62	7	0
Josh Gibson	52	5	1
Mickey Cochrane	42	5	0
Charlie Gehringer	42	6	0
Turkey Stearnes	17	2	0
Lefty Grove	17	2	0
Martin Dihigo	13	1	0
Dizzy Dean	11	1	0
Ed Brandt	9	1	0
Sam Streeter	8	1	0
Al Simmons	7	1	0
Babe Ruth	6	1	0
Pepper Martin	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2021 at 06:18 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Friday, December 18, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Ballot

For 1933 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 January 2021. Please let me know if you want your preliminary ballot counted as your final ballot.

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 January 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2021 Results

BBTF would elect Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Todd Helton and Manny Ramirez to the Hall of Fame. Gary Sheffield misses by one vote.

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Barry Bonds	51	98.1%
Roger Clemens	50	96.2%
Scott Rolen	49	94.2%
Curt Schilling	49	94.2%
Todd Helton	41	78.8%
Manny Ramirez	39	75.0%
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Gary Sheffield	38	73.1%
Sammy Sosa	32	61.5%
Andruw Jones	28	53.8%
Jeff Kent	24	46.2%
Andy Pettitte	17	32.7%
Bobby Abreu	11	21.2%
Tim ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 17, 2020 at 01:43 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2021

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 17, 2020 (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 10, 2020 at 09:51 AM | 62 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 Results

Congratulations to Freddie Freeman, our 2020 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Freddie Freeman	79	6	2
Shane Bieber	75	6	2
Mookie Betts	66	5	2
Trevor Bauer	65	6	0
Jose Abreu	45	5	0
Yu Darvish	38	5	0
Jose Ramirez	37	4	0
DJ LeMahieu	35	5	0
Max Fried	32	4	0
Fernando Tatis Jr	28	5	0
Juan Soto	26	4	0
Manny Machado	25	5	0
Mike Yastrzemski	23	3	0
Marcell Ozuna	23	3	0
Trea Turner	22	3	0
Hyun-Jin Ryu	20	3	0
Dinelson Lamet	14	2	0
Zach Wheeler	11	2	0
Antonio Senzatela	10	2	0
Dansby ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 09, 2020 at 04:03 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Monday, November 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 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 23, 2020 at 10:22 AM | 11 comment(s)
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