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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 | 203 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 | 46 comment(s)
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Saturday, January 09, 2021

2022 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2022 (December 2021)—elect 4

Top 10 Returning Players
Bobby Abreu, Sammy Sosa, Andy Pettitte, Buddy Bell, Lance Berkman, Wally Schang, Bobby Bonds, Sal Bando, Vic Willis, Ben Taylor

Newly Eligible Players
Batters:
Alex Rodriguez
David Ortiz
David Wright
Mark Teixeira
Jimmy Rollins
Carl Crawford
Coco Crisp
Justin Morneau
Marlon Byrd
Prince Fielder
A.J. Pierzynski
Michael Bourn
Juan Uribe
Alexei Ramirez

Pitchers:
Jake Peavy
Joe Nathan
Jonathan Papelbon
Scott Kazmir
Tim Lincecum
John Danks

DL from MN Posted: January 09, 2021 at 09:42 AM | 420 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, 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 | 10 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 | 11 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 | 10 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 | 5 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 | 6 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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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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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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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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