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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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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1926 Discussion

The Cardinals beat the Yankees 4 games to 3 in the World Series.

The Chicago American Giants defeated the Bacharach Giants 5 games to 4 in the Colored World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		44.7		11.5
Joe Sewell		28.5		5.9
Paul Waner		28.7		5.3
Lou Gehrig		30.3		6.8
Goose Goslin		32.6		6.8
Johnny Mostil		28.1		6.3
Kiki Cuyler		27.6		4.6
Hack Wilson		25.7		5.2
Willie Kamm		21.7		5.1
Tris Speaker		28.0		5.4
Bibb Falk		23.9		5.6
Harry Heilmann		26.6		5.2
Al ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 04, 2020 at 09:45 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1925 Results

Congratulations to our 1925 MMP - Rogers Hornsby!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	115	8	4
Bullet Rogan	108	8	2
Oscar Charleston	90	7	2
Kiki Cuyler	88	8	0
Al Simmons	65	6	0
Dolf Luque	50	6	0
Turkey Stearnes	43	4	0
Harry Heilmann	42	4	0
John Beckwith	42	4	0
Pete Donohue	37	5	0
Goose Goslin	29	3	0
Walter Johnson	29	4	0
Tris Speaker	22	3	0
Eppa Rixey	15	2	0
Dazzy Vance	11	1	0
Pie Traynor	9	1	0
Al Wingo	9	1	0
Stan Coveleski	9	1	0
Joe Sewell	8	1	0
Dave Bancroft	7	1	0
Nip Winters	6	1	0
Jim ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 01, 2020 at 04:01 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Monday, March 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1925 Ballot

For 1925 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 April 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 31 March 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 23, 2020 at 02:14 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 05, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1925 Discussion

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Senators in the World Series.

Hilldale beat the Kansas City Monarchs 5 games to 1 in the Colored World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		36.6		10.2
Kiki Cuyler		33.3		6.7
Al Simmons		33.6		6.5
Joe Sewell		24.2		5.2
Goose Goslin		30.2		6.5
Dave Bancroft		22.5		5.1
Harry Heilmann		29.9		6.9
Pie Traynor		25.6		3.7
Tris Speaker		25.4		6.5
Jack Fournier		28.8		5.5
Jim Bottomley		27.3		5.5
Max Carey		26.2		4.2
Al ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 05, 2020 at 05:54 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1924 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth for winning a close 1924 MMP election!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	102	7	4
Rogers Hornsby	100	7	3
Dazzy Vance	86	7	0
Oscar Charleston	75	6	0
Dobie Moore	74	7	0
Frankie Frisch	55	7	0
Walter Johnson	48	5	0
Herb Pennock	40	5	0
Dave Brown	40	4	0
Zack Wheat	34	4	0
Howard Ehmke	23	3	0
Jack Fournier	19	3	0
John Beckwith	9	1	0
Harry Heilmann	9	1	0
Jud Wilson	7	1	0
Ross Youngs	7	1	0
Sherry Smith	7	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: March 04, 2020 at 04:02 PM | 2 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 | 9 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 | 15 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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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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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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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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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 | 9 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 | 9 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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