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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 | 379 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 | 1489 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 | 5 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 Discussion

The Dodgers prevailed over the Tampa Bay Rays in an offseason that was nearly half as long as the regular season.

Vote for 15.

Player			bWAR
Mookie Betts		3.4
Jose Ramirez		2.2
Freddie Freeman		2.9
Fernando Tatis Jr	2.5
Anthony Rendon		1.8
Trea Turner		2.2
Mike Yastrzemski	2.5
Jose Abreu		2.8
Mike Trout		1.6
Manny Machado		2.8
Marcell Ozuna		2.3
DJ LeMahieu		2.8
Trevor Story		2.1
Juan Soto		2.1
Ronald Acuna Jr		2.1
Brandon Lowe		2.1
Trent Grisham		2.2
Tim Anderson		2.2
Dansby Swanson		2.6
Paul ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 10, 2020 at 09:05 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Saturday, November 07, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Discussion

The Giants defeated the Senators 4 games to 1 in the World Series.

The second version of the Negro National League was formed. Cole’s American Giants won the first half title and the Pittsburgh Crawfords the second half. Their “playoff” was a one game that ended in a tie.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jimmie Foxx		38.9		9.2
Chuck Klein		31.7		7.5
Arky Vaughan		33.1		7.0
Joe Cronin		33.5		7.2
Wally Berger		36.3		6.9
Mickey Cochrane		25.7		6.0
Charlie Gehringer	28.3		7.2
Lou ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 07, 2020 at 11:33 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Results

Congratulations to Jimmie Foxx on winning his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jimmie Foxx	119	8	7
Babe Ruth	99	8	0
Lou Gehrig	93	8	0
Lefty Grove	91	8	1
Mel Ott	85	8	0
Chuck Klein	67	7	0
Bill Terry	58	6	0
Satchel Paige	52	5	0
Mickey Cochrane	39	5	0
Lon Warneke	36	5	0
Carl Hubbell	30	3	0
Lefty O'Doul	19	3	0
Red Ruffing	18	2	0
Babe Herman	13	1	0
Joe Cronin	8	1	0
Cool Papa Bell	7	1	0
General Crowder	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2020 at 11:47 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Ballot

For 1932 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 2020. 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 3 November 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 21, 2020 at 10:24 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Friday, October 09, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Results

Congratulations to our 1931 Most Meritorious Player winner Babe Ruth!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	115	8	3
Lefty Grove	112	8	4
Lou Gehrig	96	8	0
Joe Cronin	91	8	1
Al Simmons	85	8	0
Earl Averill	46	5	0
Mickey Cochrane	45	5	0
Wes Ferrell	39	4	0
Bill Terry	34	4	0
Willie Wells	29	3	0
Martin Dihigo	29	4	0
Wally Berger	28	3	0
Jud Wilson	19	2	0
Rogers Hornsby	15	2	0
Lefty Gomez	12	2	0
George Earnshaw	11	1	0
Bill Dickey	9	1	0
Mel Ott	7	1	0
Turkey Stearnes	6	1	0
Logan Hensley	6	1	0
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2020 at 09:44 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Cubs in the World Series.

Top teams in the fractured Negro Leagues include the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Cole’s American Giants, Monroe Monarchs and the Detroit Wolves.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jimmie Foxx		41.9		10.5
Babe Ruth		35.7		8.3
Chuck Klein		31.7		6.6
Mel Ott			32.1		7.9
Lou Gehrig		37.9		7.9
Mickey Cochrane		30.9		5.8
Joe Cronin		30.9		6.1
Babe Herman		24.4		6.6
Bill Terry		31.6		7.2
Lefty O'Doul		32.9		6.4
Tony Lazzeri		27.0		5.2
Paul ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 30, 2020 at 02:57 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Ballot

For 1931 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 October 2020. 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 October 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth, our 1930 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	80	6	1
Lou Gehrig	74	6	0
Lefty Grove	69	6	2
Willie Wells	69	6	2
Joe Cronin	59	5	1
Hack Wilson	46	4	0
Al Simmons	39	4	0
Bill Terry	39	4	0
Wes Ferrell	35	4	0
Jimmie Foxx	21	3	0
Gabby Hartnett	17	2	0
Mule Suttles	14	2	0
Babe Herman	11	1	0
Chuck Klein	10	1	0
Lefty Stewart	9	1	0
Ted Lyons	8	1	0
Willie Foster	8	1	0
Charlie Gehringer	8	1	0
Mickey Cochrane	7	1	0
Cool Papa Bell	7	1	0
DL from MN Posted: September 10, 2020 at 09:01 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Discussion

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		38.2		10.3
Lou Gehrig		36.3		8.8
Joe Cronin		35.1		6.8
Al Simmons		33.7		7.5
Mickey Cochrane		28.4		5.4
Wally Berger		30.8		5.7
Lyn Lary		23.8		4.9
Mel Ott			25.9		5.6
Bill Terry		28.0		6.1
Paul Waner		25.7		5.0
Max Bishop		25.0		5.9
Earl Averill		30.2		6.1
Chuck Klein		24.6		4.8
Travis Jackson		22.0		5.4
Goose Goslin		24.8		5.6
Bill Dickey		20.4		4.2
Woody ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 31, 2020 at 10:07 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Friday, August 28, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Ballot

For 1930 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 September 2020. 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 1 September 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, August 17, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Discussion

The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

The St. Louis Stars defeated the Detroit Stars in the Negro League Championship Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		37.6		10.5
Lou Gehrig		37.6		9.6
Joe Cronin		32.8		8.4
Al Simmons		35.2		7.8
Mickey Cochrane		29.6		5.2
Chuck Klein		27.1		6.5
Hack Wilson		34.9		7.4
Gabby Hartnett		29.4		5.4
Charlie Gehringer	28.7		6.5
Babe Herman		32.8		6.9
Bill Terry		31.3		7.6
Mel ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:43 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1929 Results

Congratulations to Rogers Hornsby, our unanimous pick for 1929 Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	105	7	7
Jimmie Foxx	84	7	0
Babe Ruth	81	7	0
Al Simmons	77	7	0
Mel Ott	76	7	0
Willie Wells	62	6	0
Lefty O'Doul	52	5	0
Lefty Grove	36	4	0
Tony Lazzeri	35	4	0
Charlie Smith	28	3	0
Firpo Marberry	23	3	0
Hack Wilson	22	3	0
Chet Brewer	14	2	0
Lou Gehrig	10	1	0
Rap Dixon	9	1	0
Wes Ferrell	8	1	0
Martin Dihigo	7	1	0
Willis Hudlin	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2020 at 09:54 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1929 Ballot

For 1929 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

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

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 24, 2020 at 03:27 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1929 Discussion

The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Cubs 4 games to 1 in the World Series.

The Kansas City Monarchs were the best team in the Negro National League winning both halves of the schedule. The Baltimore Black Sox did the same in the one season of the American Negro League.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		40.6		10.4
Babe Ruth		32.6		8.0
Al Simmons		33.7		7.9
Jimmie Foxx		34.1		7.9
Tony Lazzeri		30.4		7.8
Lou Gehrig		32.0		7.6
Mel Ott			30.1		7.4
Lefty ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 07, 2020 at 11:23 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Monday, July 06, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1928 Results

Congratulations to our 1928 Most Meritorious Player: Babe Ruth!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	103	7	5
Dazzy Vance	96	7	2
Lou Gehrig	91	7	0
Rogers Hornsby	81	7	0
Willie Wells	59	6	0
Paul Waner	49	5	0
Goose Goslin	45	5	0
Lefty Grove	39	4	0
Heinie Manush	31	3	0
Burleigh Grimes	27	3	0
Larry Benton	24	4	0
Freddie Lindstrom	17	2	0
Ted Trent	15	2	0
Jim Bottomley	14	2	0
Satchel Paige	9	1	0
Martin Dihigo	8	1	0
Jud Wilson	8	1	0
Tommy Thomas	7	1	0
Rap Dixon	6	1	0
Gabby Hartnett	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: July 06, 2020 at 04:32 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1928 Ballot

For 1928 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 July 2020. 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 30 June 2020.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: June 23, 2020 at 09:47 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1928 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Cardinals in the World Series. The St. Louis Stars won the Negro National League Championship Series over the Chicago American Giants.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		44.8		10.1
Lou Gehrig		41.6		9.4
Rogers Hornsby		29.1		8.8
Paul Waner		33.4		6.8
Freddie Lindstrom	31.8		6.4
Goose Goslin		25.6		7.5
Heinie Manush		34.0		7.3
Gabby Hartnett		24.5		5.2
Joe Sewell		23.6		5.4
Jim Bottomley		28.5		5.3
Max Bishop		23.4		5.0
Jimmie Foxx		21.3		4.8
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 04, 2020 at 04:40 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1927 Results

Congratulations to our 1927 Most Meritorious Player, Babe Ruth!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	90	6	6
Lou Gehrig	83	6	0
Rogers Hornsby	76	6	0
Frankie Frisch	69	6	0
Paul Waner	59	6	0
Willie Wells	36	4	0
Dazzy Vance	34	4	0
Tommy Thomas	33	4	0
Ted Lyons	33	4	0
Harry Heilmann	31	3	0
Roy Parnell	17	2	0
Jud Wilson	15	2	0
Earle Combs	12	2	0
Oscar Charleston	11	1	0
Ed Rile	10	1	0
Turkey Stearnes	8	1	0
Al Simmons	7	1	0
Jesse Haines	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: June 03, 2020 at 10:04 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1927 Ballot

For 1927 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 June 2020. 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 June 2020.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: May 26, 2020 at 11:36 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1927 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Pirates in the World Series.

The Chicago American Giants defeated the Bacharach Giants 5 games to 3 in the Colored World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		44.2		12.4
Lou Gehrig		43.4		11.8
Rogers Hornsby		39.5		10.1
Frankie Frisch		36.1		9.2
Paul Waner		35.3		6.9
Harry Heilmann		32.1		7.2
Earle Combs		31.3		6.9
Pie Traynor		26.0		3.9
Hack Wilson		30.6		6.0
Al Simmons		24.8		5.8
Travis Jackson		24.1		5.1
Tony Lazzeri		24.1		6.3
George ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 12, 2020 at 05:19 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, May 11, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1926 Results

Congratulations to our 1926 Most Meritorious Player - Babe Ruth!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	104	7	6
George Uhle	74	6	0
Lou Gehrig	59	6	0
Goose Goslin	54	5	0
Willie Foster	46	4	0
Lefty Grove	41	4	0
Paul Waner	36	4	0
Bullet Rogan	36	3	0
Hal Carlson	33	3	0
Mule Suttles	32	3	0
Johnny Mostil	30	3	0
Joe Sewell	29	3	0
Turkey Stearnes	21	2	0
Ray Kremer	20	2	0
Jud Wilson	19	2	0
Nip Winters	15	1	1
Tris Speaker	14	2	0
Dick Lundy	12	2	0
Hack Wilson	11	1	0
Harry Heilmann	8	1	0
Bubbles ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 11, 2020 at 04:02 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1926 Ballot

For 1926 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 May 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 6 May 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 27, 2020 at 04:08 PM | 21 comment(s)
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