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Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1896 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		8.3
Bill Dahlen		7.1
Cupid Childs		6.2
Ed Delahanty		7.3
Joe Kelley		7.0
Jesse Burkett		5.3
Bill Joyce		6.2
Willie Keeler		5.3
Elmer Smith		5.7
Mike Tiernan		5.5
Billy Hamilton		5.8
Bill Lange		4.2
George Davis		4.6
George Van Haltren	4.0
Gene DeMontreville	3.5
Ed McKean		3.7
Tom McCreery		3.6
Herman Long		4.0
Bid McPhee		3.3
Jake Stenzel		3.8
Jack Clements		2.5

Frank Grant		No statistics
Grant Johnson		No ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 02, 2022 at 09:23 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1895 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: January 23, 2022 at 10:48 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 06, 2022

Carlos Beltran

eligible 2023

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2022 at 06:06 PM | 4 comment(s)
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2022 Hall of Merit Election Results

Congratulations to our newest members of the Hall of Merit: Alex Rodriguez, Bobby Abreu, Sammy Sosa and Andy Pettitte!

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  n/e  Alex Rodriguez      672   28  28                                          
 2    4  Bobby Abreu         345   21      3  3  4  3     1     1     1  4        1
 3    5  Sammy Sosa          333   22      2 ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2022 at 05:01 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Monday, December 13, 2021

2022 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2022 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 13) through January 6, 2022 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 13, 2021 at 10:50 AM | 44 comment(s)
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Friday, December 10, 2021

Mock 2022 Hall of Fame Election Results

BBTF would elect Roger Clemens, Scott Rolen, Barry Bonds and Gary Sheffield to the Hall of Fame

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Roger Clemens	39	92.9%
Scott Rolen	39	92.9%
Barry Bonds	38	90.5%
Gary Sheffield	33	78.6%
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Alex Rodriguez	31	73.8%
Curt Schilling	31	73.8%
Todd Helton	29	69.0%
Manny Ramirez	27	64.3%
David Ortiz	26	61.9%
Sammy Sosa	24	57.1%
Andruw Jones	18	42.9%
Jeff Kent	14	33.3%
Bobby Abreu	12	28.6%
Tim Hudson	9	21.4%
Mark Buehrle	8	19.0%
Andy ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 10, 2021 at 01:09 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Friday, December 03, 2021

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2022

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 Friday, December 10, 2020 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote tallies ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 03, 2021 at 10:51 AM | 49 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 2021 Results

Congratulations to Shohei Ohtani, our unanimous choice for 2021 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Shohei Ohtani	105	7	7
Juan Soto	89	7	0
Zack Wheeler	72	7	0
Vladimir Guerrero Jr	72	7	0
Marcus Semien	58	6	0
Jose Ramirez	56	7	0
Carlos Correa	51	6	0
Fernando Tatis Jr	50	7	0
Trea Turner	43	5	0
Bryce Harper	43	5	0
Walker Buehler	41	5	0
Brandon Crawford	30	5	0
Robbie Ray	28	5	0
Aaron Judge	17	3	0
Corbin Burnes	13	3	0
Paul Goldschmidt	11	3	0
Bryan Reynolds	11	3	0
Tyler ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 02, 2021 at 09:55 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1895 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		7.5
Ed Delahanty		6.9
Billy Hamilton		6.1
Sam Thompson		6.0
Jesse Burkett		5.3
Bill Lange		5.4
Mike Griffin		5.6
Joe Kelley		5.9
Willie Keeler		5.3
Jake Stenzel		5.3
John McGraw		5.2
Jack Clements		4.2
Deacon McGuire		5.0
George Davis		4.5
Ed Cartwright		4.3
Ed McKean		4.4
Jake Beckley		4.0
Mike Tiernan		4.3
Hugh Duffy		4.2
Dusty Miller		3.2
Roger Connor		3.6
Bid McPhee		2.8
Bill Joyce		4.1
Bill ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 01, 2021 at 11:43 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Monday, November 22, 2021

Mock 2022 Hall of Fame Early Baseball / Golden Era Ballot Results

For the Early Baseball Ballot, BBTF would elect “Bad” Bill Dahlen, Grant “Home Run” Johnson and “Cannonball” Dick Redding.

Player Percent
Dahlen 87%
Johnson 83%
Redding 83%
————————————
O’Neil 70%
Scales 13%
O’Doul 9%
Fowler 4%
Harris 4%
Donaldson 0%
Reynolds 0%
23 total votes

For the Golden Era Ballot, BBTF would elect Dick Allen and Minnie Miñoso

Player Percent
Miñoso 90%
Allen 83%
——————————-
Boyer 69%
Pierce 48%
Jim Kaat 21%
Oliva 10%
Murtaugh 7%
Hodges 0%
Maris 0%
Wills 0%
29 total ...

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DL from MN Posted: November 22, 2021 at 10:19 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Mock Hall of Fame Early Baseball Ballot 2022

Candidates

Bill Dahlen
John Donaldson
Bud Fowler
Vic Harris
Grant “Home Run” Johnson
Lefty O’Doul
Buck O’Neil
Dick “Cannonball” Redding
Allie Reynolds
George “Tubby” Scales

Vote for zero to four candidates

Player bios can be found at this link

Election will close 11/20/2021.Please keep this thread focused on ballots and not discussion. Please don’t put vote totals in the thread. Listing players alphabetically helps with tallying.

DL from MN Posted: November 10, 2021 at 11:08 AM | 25 comment(s)
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Mock Hall of Fame Golden Era Ballot 2022

Candidates

Dick Allen
Ken Boyer
Gil Hodges
Jim Kaat
Roger Maris
Minnie Miñoso
Danny Murtaugh
Tony Oliva
Billy Pierce
Maury Wills

Vote for zero to four candidates

Player bios can be found at this link

Election will close 11/20/2021.Please keep this thread focused on ballots and not discussion. Please don’t put vote totals in the thread. Listing players alphabetically helps with tallying.

DL from MN Posted: November 10, 2021 at 10:57 AM | 30 comment(s)
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Friday, November 05, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 2021 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 05, 2021 at 10:17 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Friday, October 08, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1894 Results

Amos Rusie is our unanimous choice as the 1894 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Amos Rusie	90	6	6
Jouett Meekin	81	6	0
Billy Hamilton	70	6	0
Hugh Duffy	66	6	0
Ted Breitenstein	58	6	0
Cy Young	57	5	0
Joe Kelley	53	6	0
Kid Nichols	46	4	0
Ed Delahanty	30	4	0
Bill Joyce	15	2	0
Bill Dahlen	14	2	0
George Davis	13	2	0
Lave Cross	10	1	0
Jack Stivetts	9	1	0
John McGraw	6	1	0
Pink Hawley	6	1	0
Sam Thompson	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: October 08, 2021 at 02:12 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 07, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 2021 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			bWAR
Carlos Correa		7.2
Marcus Semien		7.1
Juan Soto		7.0
Vladimir Guerrero Jr	6.8
Jose Ramirez		6.7
Fernando Tatis Jr	6.6
Trea Turner		6.5
Tyler O'Neill		6.3
Paul Goldschmidt	6.2
Austin Riley		6.1
Brandon Crawford	6.1
Bo Bichette		6.0
Bryan Reynolds		6.0
Aaron Judge		5.9
Bryce Harper		5.9
Matt Olson		5.8
Kyle Tucker		5.7
Cedric Mullins		5.7
Salvador Perez		5.3
Manny Machado		5.1
Max Muncy		4.9
Shohei Otani		4.9*
Xander Bogaerts		4.9
Enrique Hernandez	4.9
Jake ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 07, 2021 at 01:23 PM | 43 comment(s)
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Monday, September 27, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1894 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: September 27, 2021 at 10:22 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1893 Results

Congratulations to Kid Nichols, winner of a very close 1893 election for Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Kid Nichols	121	9	3
Amos Rusie	120	9	3
Cy Young	118	9	1
Ed Delahanty	106	9	0
Ted Breitenstein	104	9	0
Frank Killen	76	7	2
Elmer Smith	63	8	0
Billy Hamilton	63	8	0
George Davis	54	6	0
Sadie McMahon	25	3	0
Cupid Childs	22	3	0
Brickyard Kennedy	19	2	0
Hugh Duffy	16	2	0
Denny Lyons	12	2	0
Herman Long	7	1	0
Sam Thompson	7	1	0
Frank Grant	6	1	0
Duke Farrell	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: September 08, 2021 at 04:06 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 1894 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Billy Hamilton		8.2
Hugh Duffy		6.8
Joe Kelley		6.5
Bill Joyce		5.2
Lave Cross		5.0
Bill Dahlen		4.6
Ed Delahanty		6.0
Hughie Jennings		4.8
George Davis		5.4
Sam Thompson		5.3
Mike Griffin		4.5
John McGraw		4.9
Cupid Childs		4.4
Jake Beckley		4.0
Jake Stenzel		4.6
Dan Brouthers		3.9
Willie Keeler		3.5
Jesse Burkett		3.3
Jack Doyle		3.9
Elmer Smith		4.0

Frank Grant		No statistics

Pitcher
Amos Rusie		13.7
Jouett ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 08, 2021 at 11:48 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1893 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: August 18, 2021 at 10:14 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1939 Results

Congratulations to Bucky Walters, our 1939 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Bucky Walters	95	7	2
Joe DiMaggio	93	7	1
Bob Feller	88	7	2
Josh Gibson	86	7	2
Johnny Mize	81	7	0
Jimmie Foxx	54	6	0
Ted Williams	47	5	0
Buck Leonard	28	3	0
Bobo Newsom	27	3	0
Bill Dickey	21	3	0
Dolph Camilli	19	2	0
Red Rolfe	16	2	0
Joe Gordon	15	2	0
Mel__ Ott	12	2	0
Bill__ Byrd	9	1	0
Lefty Grove	8	1	0
Roy Partlow	8	1	0
Arky Vaughan	7	1	0
Bob Johnson	7	1	0
Ival Goodman	7	1	0
Paul Derringer	7	1	0
DL from MN Posted: July 07, 2021 at 10:21 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 01, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1893 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Ed Delahanty		6.9
Mike Smith		5.3
Billy Hamilton		5.0
Cupid Childs		4.7
George Davis		5.7
Denny Lyons		5.0
Bid McPhee		3.9
Sam Thompson		4.2
Jake Beckley		4.6
Billy Nash		3.6
Roger Connor		4.4
Dan Brouthers		3.8
John McGraw		4.3
Herman Long		2.9
Bob Allen		3.0
Jack Glasscock		4.0
Jesse Burkett		3.9
John Ward		3.7
Buck Ewing		3.5
Joe Kelley		3.3
Jack Crooks		2.7
Hugh Duffy		3.4
Bill Dahlen		2.7
Tommy McCarthy		3.3
George Van ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 01, 2021 at 03:33 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1939 Ballot

For 1939 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 July 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 July 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: June 23, 2021 at 10:32 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1938 Results

Congratulations to Ray Brown, our 1938 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ray Brown	107	8	3
Mel Ott__	106	8	2
Arky Vaughan	95	8	2
Hank Greenberg	81	8	0
Jimmie Foxx	81	7	0
Josh Gibson	76	6	1
Buck Leonard	48	6	0
Bill Lee	48	5	0
Joe Cronin	43	5	0
Stan Hack	26	3	0
Hilton Smith	23	2	0
Johnny Mize	22	3	0
Martin Dihigo	16	2	0
Red Ruffing	14	2	0
Ival Goodman	12	2	0
Ernie Lombardi	10	1	0
Harlond Clift	9	1	0
Bill Dickey	9	1	0
Joe DiMaggio	8	1	0
Bill Byrd	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: June 02, 2021 at 11:29 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1939 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Reds in the World Series. The Kansas City Monarchs defeated the St. Louis Stars in the Negro American League. The Baltimore Elite Giants defeated the Homestead Grays in a two round Negro National League playoff.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Joe DiMaggio			8.4
Johnny Mize			7.7
Arky Vaughan			5.8
Bill Dickey			5.5
Ted Williams			6.7
Jimmie Foxx			6.9
Dolph Camilli			6.4
Lonny Frey			6.5
Ival Goodman			5.3
Ken Keltner			4.4
Bob Johnson			6.6
George Selkirk			5.8
Harry ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 27, 2021 at 11:45 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1938 Ballot

For 1938 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 June 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 1 June 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: May 25, 2021 at 09:26 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1937 Results

Congratulations to our Most Meritorious Player: Josh Gibson!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Josh Gibson	131	9	7
Joe DiMaggio	118	9	1
Joe Medwick	105	8	1
Lefty Gomez	91	9	0
Lou Gehrig	88	8	0
Hank Greenberg	84	9	0
Bill Dickey	63	6	0
Cha Gehringer	54	7	0
Lefty Grove	51	5	0
Johnny Mize	34	4	0
Hilton Smith	31	4	0
Willard Brown	27	3	0
Harlond Clift	22	3	0
Mel Ott	15	2	0
Billy Herman	11	1	0
Ray Brown	7	1	0
Dick Bartell	7	1	0
Luke Appling	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: May 05, 2021 at 04:55 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Friday, April 23, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1938 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Cubs in the 1938 World Series.

The Memphis Red Sox defeated the Atlanta Black Crackers in the Negro American League playoff (despite the Monarchs having the best overall record). The Homestead Grays and Philadelphia Stars were the top teams in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Arky Vaughan			9.0
Mel Ott__			8.9
Joe Cronin			6.1
Harlond Clift			6.3
Hank Greenberg			6.7
Stan Hack			5.7
Jimmie Foxx			7.6
Bill Dickey			5.2
Buddy Myer			5.4
Johnny ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 23, 2021 at 02:06 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1937 Ballot

For 1937 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 May 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 4 May 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: April 21, 2021 at 04:07 PM | 12 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 | 5 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 | 26 comment(s)
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