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Wednesday, December 06, 2023

2024 Hall of Merit Ballot Ballot

Welcome to the 2024 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 6) through January 3, 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 need ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 06, 2023 at 01:16 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 05, 2023

2024 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2024 Election (December 2023)—elect 4

Top 10 Returning Players
Buddy Bell, David Ortiz, Sal Bando, Tim Hudson, Tommy John, Bob Johnson, Thurman Munson, Kevin Appier, Jason Giambi, Phil Rizzuto

Newly Eligible Players
Adrian Beltre
Joe Mauer
Chase Utley
David Wright (was ruled eligible for us already)
Bartolo Colon
Matt Holliday
Adrian Gonzalez
Jose Bautista
Jose Reyes
Victor Martinez
James Shields

DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2023 at 10:46 AM | 191 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 04, 2023

2023 Hall of Merit Election Results

Congratulations to our 2023 Hall of Merit Inductees. We have elected outfielders Carlos Beltran, Lance Berkman and Bobby Bonds.

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2023 at 07:37 PM | 46 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 08, 2022

2023 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2023 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 8) through January 4, 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 need ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 08, 2022 at 01:15 PM | 40 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 06, 2022

2023 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2023 (December 2022)—elect 3

Top 10 Returning Players
Lance Berkman, Buddy Bell, Thurman Munson, Sal Bando, Bobby Bonds, David Ortiz, Ben Taylor, Vic Willis, Bob Johnson, Tommy John

Newly Eligible Players

Carlos Beltran
John Lackey
Jered Weaver
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jhonny Peralta
Matt Cain
Jayson Werth
J.J. Hardy
Mike Napoli
R.A. Dickey

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2022 at 06:20 PM | 376 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 | 72 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Most Meritorious Player: 2023 Results

Congratulations to our unanimous Most Meritorious Player - Shohei Ohtani.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts	ppv
Shohei Ohtani	60	4	4	15
Mookie Betts	53	4	0	13.25
Ronald Acuna	53	4	0	13.25
Matt Olson	42	4	0	10.5
Freddie Freeman	40	4	0	10
Gerrit Cole	39	4	0	9.75
Corey Seager	38	4	0	9.5
Marcus Semien	38	4	0	9.5
Franc Lindor	28	4	0	7
Corbin Carroll	16	3	0	4
Juan Soto	14	3	0	3.5
Logan Webb	10	2	0	2.5
Kyle Tucker	8	2	0	2
Sonny Gray	8	3	0	2
Gunn Henderson	7	1	0	1.75
Blake Snell	7	2	0	1.75
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DL from MN Posted: November 29, 2023 at 04:47 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Most Meritorious Player: 2023 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 07, 2023 at 10:05 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Reranking Pitchers 1893-1923: Results

Walter Johnson tops our list again

Pitcher Name 	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	13	14	15	16	17	18	19	Points	Votes
Walter Johnson	9	2																		207	11
Cy Young	2	8	1																	199	11
Pete Alexander		1	8	2																186	11
Joe Williams			2	3	2	4														168	11
Kid Nichols				3	5	3														165	11
Chrs Mathewson				3	4	4														164	11
Eddie Plank							5	2	3	1										132	11
Ed Walsh							3	4	1	1		2								124	11
Amos Rusie								1	2	1	2	2	1	1		1				95	11
Dick ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 14, 2023 at 01:12 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, October 09, 2023

Most Meritorious Player: 2023 Discussion

Player Name bWAR
Shohei Ohtani 10.0
Mookie Betts 8.4
Ronald Acuna 8.1
Gerrit Cole 7.5
Matt Olson 7.4
Marcus Semien 7.4
Corey Seager 6.9
Freddie Freeman 6.6
Gunnar Henderson 6.3
Blake Snell 6.0
Francisco Lindor 6.0
Austin Riley 5.9
Ha-Seong Kim 5.8
Juan Soto 5.6
Logan Webb 5.6
Fernando Tatis 5.5
Wander Franco 5.5
Corbin Carroll 5.4
Kyle Tucker 5.4
Andres Gimenez 5.3
Sonny Gray 5.3
Julio Rodriguez 5.3
Yandy Diaz 5.2
Luis Robert 5.1
Jose Ramirez 5.1
JP Crawford 5.0
Nico Hoerner 5.0
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DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2023 at 10:36 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Reranking Pitchers 1893-1923: Ballot

Rank the following 19 pitchers

Pete Alexander
Mordecai Brown
Stan Coveleski
Red Faber
Rube Foster
Clark Griffith
Walter Johnson
Christy Mathewson
Joe McGinnity
Jose Mendez
Kid Nichols
Eddie Plank
Cannonball Dick Redding
Eppa Rixey
Amos Rusie
Rube Waddell
Ed Walsh
Smokey Joe Williams
Cy Young

DL from MN Posted: September 20, 2023 at 07:17 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Monday, September 11, 2023

Reranking First Basemen: Results

Lou Gehrig tops our first basemen again.

Player Name	1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	13	14	15	16	17	18	19	20	21	22	23	24	25	Points
Lou Gehrig	11	1																								299
Jimmie Foxx		9	2			1																				282
Cap Anson	1	2	5	3			1																			273
Roger Connor			2	5	1	2		1	1																	252
Johnny Mize			3	2	2	3		1	1																	250
Dan Brouthers					5	1	4		1				1													231
Jeff Bagwell				1	3		2	4	2																	229
Hank ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 11, 2023 at 10:03 AM | 55 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Reranking Pitchers 1893-1923: Discussion

Rank the following 19 pitchers

Pete Alexander
Mordecai Brown
Stan Coveleski
Red Faber
Rube Foster
Clark Griffith
Walter Johnson
Christy Mathewson
Joe McGinnity
Jose Mendez
Kid Nichols
Eddie Plank
Cannonball Dick Redding
Eppa Rixey
Amos Rusie
Rube Waddell
Ed Walsh
Smokey Joe Williams
Cy Young

DL from MN Posted: July 12, 2023 at 12:39 PM | 39 comment(s)
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Friday, July 07, 2023

Reranking First Basemen: Ballot

Rank the following 25 first basemen

Dick Allen
Cap Anson
Jeff Bagwell
Jake Beckley
Dan Brouthers
Will Clark
Roger Connor
Jimmie Foxx
Lou Gehrig
Hank Greenberg
Todd Helton
Keith Hernandez
Harmon Killebrew
Buck Leonard
Willie McCovey
Mark McGwire
Johnny Mize
Eddie Murray
Rafael Palmeiro
George Sisler
Joe Start
Mule Suttles
Bill Terry
Frank Thomas
Jim Thome

DL from MN Posted: July 07, 2023 at 01:05 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 08, 2023

Reranking Shortstops: Results

Honus Wagner is a unanimous choice as the best SS in the Hall of Merit

DL from MN Posted: June 08, 2023 at 02:10 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Reranking First Basemen: Discussion Thread

Rank the following first basemen

Dick Allen
Cap Anson
Jeff Bagwell
Jake Beckley
Dan Brouthers
Will Clark
Roger Connor
Jimmie Foxx
Lou Gehrig
Hank Greenberg
Todd Helton
Keith Hernandez
Harmon Killebrew
Buck Leonard
Willie McCovey
Mark McGwire
Johnny Mize
Eddie Murray
Rafael Palmeiro
George Sisler
Joe Start
Mule Suttles
Bill Terry
Frank Thomas
Jim Thome

DL from MN Posted: May 23, 2023 at 05:39 PM | 111 comment(s)
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Monday, May 08, 2023

Reranking Shortstops Ballot

Rank the following 28 shortstops

Luke Appling
Ernie Banks
Lou Boudreau
Joe Cronin
Bill Dahlen
George Davis
Jack Glasscock
Hughie Jennings
Derek Jeter
Home Run Johnson
Barry Larkin
John Henry Lloyd
Dick Lundy
Dobie Moore
Dickey Pearce
Pee Wee Reese
Cal Ripken, Jr
Alex Rodriguez
Joe Sewell
Ozzie Smith
Alan Trammell
Arky Vaughan
Honus Wagner
Bobby Wallace
John Ward
Willie Wells
George Wright
Robin Yount

DL from MN Posted: May 08, 2023 at 10:18 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Thursday, April 06, 2023

Reranking Centerfielders: Results

Mays, Cobb, Speaker in our new rankings

DL from MN Posted: April 06, 2023 at 09:35 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Reranking Shortstops: Discussion Thread

Rank the following 28 shortstops

Luke Appling
Ernie Banks
Lou Boudreau
Joe Cronin
Bill Dahlen
George Davis
Jack Glasscock
Hughie Jennings
Derek Jeter
Home Run Johnson
Barry Larkin
John Henry Lloyd
Dick Lundy
Dobie Moore
Dickey Pearce
Pee Wee Reese
Cal Ripken, Jr
Alex Rodriguez
Joe Sewell
Ozzie Smith
Alan Trammell
Arky Vaughan
Honus Wagner
Bobby Wallace
John Ward
Willie Wells
George Wright
Robin Yount

DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2023 at 03:24 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Reranking Right Fielders: Results

Ruth, Aaron, Ott and Robinson top our list of right fielders.

DL from MN Posted: March 01, 2023 at 09:57 PM | 34 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Reranking Center Fielders Ballot

Rank the 31 center fielders in the Hall of Merit

Richie Ashburn
Earl Averill
Cool Papa Bell
Carlos Beltran
Willard Brown
Pete Browning
Max Carey
Oscar Charleston
Ty Cobb
Andre Dawson
Joe DiMaggio
Larry Doby
Jim Edmonds
George Gore
Ken Griffey Jr
Billy Hamilton
Pete Hill
Paul Hines
Andruw Jones
Kenny Lofton
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Alejandro Oms
Jim O’Rourke
Lip Pike
Edd Roush
Duke Snider
Tris Speaker
Turkey Stearnes
Cristobal Torriente
Jim Wynn

DL from MN Posted: February 16, 2023 at 11:07 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Ranking Center Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion Thread

Rank the 31 center fielders in the Hall of Merit

Richie Ashburn
Earl Averill
Cool Papa Bell
Carlos Beltran
Willard Brown
Pete Browning
Max Carey
Oscar Charleston
Ty Cobb
Andre Dawson
Joe DiMaggio
Larry Doby
Jim Edmonds
George Gore
Ken Griffey Jr
Billy Hamilton
Pete Hill
Paul Hines
Andruw Jones
Kenny Lofton
Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Alejandro Oms
Jim O’Rourke
Lip Pike
Edd Roush
Duke Snider
Tris Speaker
Turkey Stearnes
Cristobal Torriente
Jim Wynn

Previous Results

DL from MN Posted: February 16, 2023 at 11:07 AM | 77 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Reranking Right Fielders: Ballot

Election will end 1st Mar 2023

Please rank the following 27 right fielders

Henry Aaron
Bobby Abreu
Bobby Bonds
Roberto Clemente
Sam Crawford
Dwight Evans
Elmer Flick
Vladimir Guerrero
Tony Gwynn
Harry Heilmann
Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Al Kaline
Willie Keeler
King Kelly
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Gary Sheffield
Enos Slaughter
Reggie Smith
Sammy Sosa
Sam Thompson
Larry Walker
Paul Waner
Dave Winfield

DL from MN Posted: February 15, 2023 at 11:15 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 02, 2023

Reranking Left Fielders: Results

Barry Bonds, Ted Williams and Stan Musial top our list of left fielders.

DL from MN Posted: February 02, 2023 at 03:06 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ranking Right Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion thread

Previous results can be found here

There are 27 Right Fielders in the Hall of Merit

Henry Aaron
Bobby Abreu
Bobby Bonds
Roberto Clemente
Sam Crawford
Dwight Evans
Elmer Flick
Vladimir Guerrero
Tony Gwynn
Harry Heilmann
Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Al Kaline
Willie Keeler
King Kelly
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Gary Sheffield
Enos Slaughter
Reggie Smith
Sammy Sosa
Sam Thompson
Larry Walker
Paul Waner
Dave Winfield

DL from MN Posted: January 25, 2023 at 02:34 PM | 71 comment(s)
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Reranking Left Fielders Ballot

Election will end 1st Feb 2023

Please rank the following left fielders

Lance Berkman
Barry Bonds
Jesse Burkett
Fred Clarke
Ed Delahanty
Goose Goslin
Rickey Henderson
Charley Jones
Charlie Keller
Joe Kelley
Ralph Kiner
Monte Irvin
Sherry Magee
Joe Medwick
Minnie Minoso
Stan Musial
Tim Raines
Manny Ramirez
Jimmy Sheckard
Al Simmons
Willie Stargell
Harry Stovey
Zack Wheat
Billy Williams
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski

DL from MN Posted: January 25, 2023 at 02:18 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 05, 2023

Ranking Left Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion thread

It has been 15 years since the last time we did our rankings. Results can be found here.

There are 26 Left Fielders in the Hall of Merit

Lance Berkman
Barry Bonds
Jesse Burkett
Fred Clarke
Ed Delahanty
Goose Goslin
Rickey Henderson
Charley Jones
Charlie Keller
Joe Kelley
Ralph Kiner
Monte Irvin
Sherry Magee
Joe Medwick
Minnie Minoso
Stan Musial
Tim Raines
Manny Ramirez
Jimmy Sheckard
Al Simmons
Willie Stargell
Harry Stovey
Zack Wheat
Billy Williams
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski

DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2023 at 12:16 PM | 96 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Chase Utley

Eligible 2024

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2023 at 08:42 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Joe Mauer

Eligible 2024

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2023 at 08:42 PM | 19 comment(s)
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Adrian Beltre

Eligible 2024

DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2023 at 08:41 PM | 14 comment(s)
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