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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 | 33 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 | 375 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, 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 | 17 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 | 4 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 | 80 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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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 2022 Results

Congratulations to Aaron Judge, our unanimous pick for 2022 Most Meritorious Player!

DL from MN Posted: December 07, 2022 at 04:14 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Saturday, November 05, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 2022 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, 2022 at 12:39 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 2022 Discussion

Player Name	bWAR
Aaron Judge	10.6
JT Realmuto	6.5
Nolan Arenado	7.9
Andres Gimenez	7.2
Manny Machado	6.8
Paul Goldschmidt	7.8
Adley Rutschman	5.2
Tommy Edman	6.3
Mike Trout	6.3
Austin Riley	6.5
Dansby Swanson	5.7
Francisco Lindor	5.4
Julio Rodriguez	6
Yordan Alvarez	6.8
Xander Bogaerts	5.7
Mookie Betts	6.4
Jose Ramirez	6
Jeff McNeil	5.7
Carlos Correa	5.4
Jose Altuve	5.1
Marcus Semien	5.7
Michael Harris	5.3
Trea Turner	4.9
Freddie Freeman	5.9
Brandon Nimmo	5
Ha-Seong Kim	4.9
Will ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 19, 2022 at 02:45 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1900 Results

Congratulations to Honus Wagner, our 1900 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Honus Wagner	103	7	5
Elmer Flick	97	7	1
Kip Selbach	66	7	0
Cy Young	62	5	1
Bill Dinneen	60	6	0
John McGraw	53	5	0
Jesse Burkett	51	5	0
Billy Hamilton	45	5	0
Joe McGinnity	44	4	0
Napoleon Lajoie	43	5	0
Noodles Hahn	28	3	0
Jesse Tannehill	18	2	0
Deacon Phillippe	17	2	0
Willie Keeler	12	2	0
Roy Thomas	9	1	0
Grant Johnson	7	1	0
George Davis	7	1	0
Sam Leever	7	1	0
Jimmy Barrett	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: July 06, 2022 at 04:03 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1900 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: June 22, 2022 at 01:26 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1899 Results

Congratulations to our 1899 Most Meritorious Player, Ed Delahanty!

DL from MN Posted: June 01, 2022 at 04:55 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1900 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration. Roughly 140 game schedule with only 8 teams so replacement level is high and compiled stats will be low.

Player			BBR WAR
Honus Wagner		6.5
Elmer Flick		5.9
John McGraw		5.3
Jesse Burkett		5.3
Kip Selbach		5.2
Jake Beckley		4.3
Napoleon Lajoie		4.2
Billy Hamilton		4.2
George Davis		4.1
Willie Keeler		3.7
Joe Kelley		3.5
George Van Haltren	3.4
Bill Dahlen		3.2
Jimmy Barrett		3.1
Jimmy Collins		3.1
Roy Thomas		3.0
Ed Delahanty		2.9
Dan ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 31, 2022 at 08:56 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, May 23, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1899 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: May 23, 2022 at 02:20 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Friday, May 06, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1899 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
John McGraw		8.0
Ed Delahanty		8.0
Jimmy Williams		6.9
Chick Stahl		5.6
Jesse Burkett		5.8
Honus Wagner		5.8
Bobby Wallace		5.5
George Davis		4.9
Joe Kelley		4.5
Willie Keeler		4.8
Napoleon Lajoie		3.8
Tom Daly		4.6
Roy Thomas		4.9
Bill Dahlen		4.6
Fred Tenney		5.3
Jake Beckley		4.6
Lave Cross		3.6
Ed McFarland		4.0
Jimmy Collins		3.9
Kip Selbach		3.7
Jimmy Sheckard		3.6
Elmer Flick		4.2
Mike Grady		3.2
Ginger ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 06, 2022 at 03:18 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 05, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1898 Results

Congratulations to Kid Nichols, the Most Meritorious Player of 1898!

DL from MN Posted: May 05, 2022 at 10:11 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1898 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: April 26, 2022 at 01:30 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1897 Results

Congratulations to our 1897 Most Meritorious Player: Kid Nichols!

DL from MN Posted: April 06, 2022 at 04:15 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1898 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		7.5
John McGraw		7.1
Jimmy Collins		6.9
Bill Dahlen		5.7
Billy Hamilton		4.6
Gene DeMontreville	5.0
Ed Delahanty		6.2
Willie Keeler		4.5
Bobby Wallace		4.7
Napoleon Lajoie		3.7
Dan McGann		5.2
Elmer Flick		4.9
Lave Cross		4.5
Bill Lange		3.9
Joe Kelley		3.8
Elmer Smith		4.2
Jimmy Ryan		4.3
Mike Grady		2.3
Hugh Duffy		3.3
Lou Criger		3.0
Monte Cross		2.1
Chick Stahl		3.1
Bill Joyce		4.3
Jesse ...
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DL from MN Posted: April 05, 2022 at 10:27 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Friday, March 25, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1897 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: March 25, 2022 at 10:42 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 03, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1896 Results

Congratulations to our 1896 Most Meritorious Player - Hughie Jennings!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Hughie Jennings	97	7	3
Cy Young	85	6	4
George Cuppy	79	7	0
Ed Delahanty	79	7	0
Bill Dahlen	66	6	0
Joe Kelley	61	6	0
Cupid Childs	41	4	0
Kid Nichols	37	3	0
Frank Killen	36	4	0
Bill Hoffer	29	4	0
Billy Hamilton	27	4	0
Jesse Burkett	25	3	0
Bill Joyce	23	3	0
Elmer Smith	15	2	0
Willie Keeler	14	2	0
Frank Dwyer	13	1	0
Clark Griffith	8	1	0
DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2022 at 01:42 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Monday, February 28, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1897 Discussion

No World Series yet so no postseason consideration.

Player			BBR WAR
Hughie Jennings		7.3
Willie Keeler		7.1
George Davis		6.9
Jimmy Collins		5.3
Fred Clarke		6.6
Napoleon Lajoie		5.2
Joe Kelley		5.1
Ed Delahanty		5.7
Jesse Burkett		4.2		
Bobby Wallace		4.2
Cupid Childs		3.7
Billy Hamilton		4.9
John McGraw		4.4
Hugh Duffy		4.1
Kip Selbach		4.5
Bill Dahlen		2.7
Mike Griffin		4.4
Heinie Reitz		3.4
George Van Haltren	3.1
Chick Stahl		3.0
Jake Stenzel		3.8
Jack Doyle		3.7
Deacon McGuire		2.6
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 28, 2022 at 05:56 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1896 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: February 23, 2022 at 11:06 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Monday, February 07, 2022

Hall of Merit Book Club

Several Hall of Merit participants have written books. This thread will be for discussion / promotion of those books.

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My book “Black Stats Matter” is now available for pre-order from McFarland:

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/black-stats-matter/
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“Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball: Measuring Performance in Context”

https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/player-won-lost-records-in-baseball/
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Baseball Player Won-Lost Records
150 Players, 50 Years

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DL from MN Posted: February 07, 2022 at 01:02 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Most Meritorious Player: 1895 Results

Congratulations to Pink Hawley, our 1895 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Pink Hawley	113	8	2
Cy Young	111	8	3
Kid Nichols	89	8	0
Hughie Jennings	89	8	2
Ed Delahanty	86	8	0
Jesse Burkett	51	6	0
Billy Hamilton	51	6	0
Bill Hoffer	51	5	1
Sam Thompson	47	5	0
George Cuppy	46	5	0
Clark Griffith	36	4	0
Bill Lange	23	3	0
Joe Kelley	21	3	0
Ted Breitenstein	11	1	0
Amos Rusie	8	1	0
Mike Griffin	7	1	0
DL from MN Posted: February 02, 2022 at 04:03 PM | 3 comment(s)
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