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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 | 51 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 | 6 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 | 6 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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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1936 Ballot

For 1936 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

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

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: March 23, 2021 at 05:09 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Results

Congratulations to Arky Vaughan on winning the 1935 Most Meritorious Player award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Arky Vaughan	134	9	8
Wes Ferrell	110	9	0
Lou Gehrig	108	9	0
Jimmie Foxx	91	8	0
Hank Greenberg	87	8	0
Lefty Grove	71	7	0
Mel Ott…	52	5	0
Ch Gehringer	45	6	0
Josh Gibson	44	5	0
Leroy Matlock	38	3	1
Satchel Paige	27	3	0
Martin Dihigo	25	3	0
Ray Brown	17	2	0
Gabby Hartnett	16	2	0
Augie Galan	13	2	0
Mel Harder	13	2	0
Cy Blanton	11	1	0
Buddy Myer	11	1	0
Joe DiMaggio	7	1	0
Billy ...
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DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2021 at 04:04 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Friday, February 26, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1936 Discussion

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the World Series 4 games to 2.

The Pittsburgh Crawfords were the best team in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Arky Vaughan			8.1	
Lou Gehrig			9.7
Mel Ott				8.0
Charlie Gehringer		7.9
Paul Waner			7.1
Billy Herman			7.1
Luke Appling			7.2
Joe Medwick			7.1
Earl Averill			6.9
Jimmie Foxx			5.7
Dolph Camilli			5.9
Dick Bartell			6.3
Gus Suhr			5.3
Harlond Clift			5.8
Johnny Mize			5.0
Red Rolfe			4.9
Tony ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 26, 2021 at 01:19 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Ballot

For 1935 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 March 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 2 March 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: February 21, 2021 at 08:46 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1935 Discussion

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

The Pittsburgh Crawfords defeated the New York Cubans 4 games to 3 in the East-West championship series.

Vote for 10.

Player				bWAR
Arky Vaughan			9.7
Jimmie Foxx			8.1
Lou Gehrig			8.7
Mel Ott				7.3
Hank Greenberg			7.7
Charlie Gehringer		8.5
Buddy Myer			6.4
Augie Galan			5.9
Billy Herman			7.0
Luke Appling			7.0
Joe Vosmik			5.6
Joe Medwick			6.0
Gabby Hartnett			4.9
Mickey Cochrane			5.1
Ripper ...
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DL from MN Posted: February 04, 2021 at 01:36 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Results

Congratulations to Lou Gehrig, our 1934 Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Lou Gehrig	133	9	7
Charlie Gehringer	106	9	0
Dizzy Dean	103	9	2
Jimmie Foxx	102	9	0
Arky Vaughan	87	8	0
Satchel Paige	72	8	0
Lefty Gomez	62	7	0
Mel Ott	61	6	0
Carl Hubbell	55	6	0
Slim Jones	42	4	0
Earl Averill	28	3	0
Josh Gibson	24	2	0
Curt Davis	16	2	0
Mel Harder	12	2	0
Billy Werber	9	1	0
Turkey Stearnes	8	1	0
Paul Dean	7	1	0
Ripper Collins	6	1	0
Hank Greenberg	6	1	0
Paul Waner	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: February 03, 2021 at 04:52 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, January 22, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Ballot

For 1934 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 February 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 2 February 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 22, 2021 at 10:35 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 07, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1934 Discussion

The Gas House Gang Cardinals won the World Series over the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3.

The Philadelphia Stars topped the Chicago American Giants 4 games to 3 in the Negro National League Championship.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Lou Gehrig		41.1		10.4
Arky Vaughan		36.6		6.6
Charlie Gehringer	36.6		8.4
Mel Ott__		37.5		7.3
Jimmie Foxx		31.3		9.0
Paul Waner		30.7		5.8
Earl Averill		32.4		6.8
Ripper Collins		32.6		6.3
Hank Greenberg		30.4		6.2
Billy Werber		26.2		5.5
Gabby ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2021 at 10:21 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Results

Congratulations to our 1933 Most Meritorious Player - Jimmie Foxx

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jimmie Foxx	131	9	6
Carl Hubbell	125	9	2
Chuck Klein	96	8	0
Joe Cronin	79	7	0
Arky Vaughan	79	8	0
Lou Gehrig	76	8	0
Wally Berger	67	7	0
Lon Warneke	62	7	0
Josh Gibson	52	5	1
Mickey Cochrane	42	5	0
Charlie Gehringer	42	6	0
Turkey Stearnes	17	2	0
Lefty Grove	17	2	0
Martin Dihigo	13	1	0
Dizzy Dean	11	1	0
Ed Brandt	9	1	0
Sam Streeter	8	1	0
Al Simmons	7	1	0
Babe Ruth	6	1	0
Pepper Martin	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2021 at 06:18 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Friday, December 18, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Ballot

For 1933 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 January 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 5 January 2021.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 Results

Congratulations to Freddie Freeman, our 2020 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Freddie Freeman	79	6	2
Shane Bieber	75	6	2
Mookie Betts	66	5	2
Trevor Bauer	65	6	0
Jose Abreu	45	5	0
Yu Darvish	38	5	0
Jose Ramirez	37	4	0
DJ LeMahieu	35	5	0
Max Fried	32	4	0
Fernando Tatis Jr	28	5	0
Juan Soto	26	4	0
Manny Machado	25	5	0
Mike Yastrzemski	23	3	0
Marcell Ozuna	23	3	0
Trea Turner	22	3	0
Hyun-Jin Ryu	20	3	0
Dinelson Lamet	14	2	0
Zach Wheeler	11	2	0
Antonio Senzatela	10	2	0
Dansby ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 09, 2020 at 04:03 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Monday, November 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 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 23, 2020 at 10:22 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 2020 Discussion

The Dodgers prevailed over the Tampa Bay Rays in an offseason that was nearly half as long as the regular season.

Vote for 15.

Player			bWAR
Mookie Betts		3.4
Jose Ramirez		2.2
Freddie Freeman		2.9
Fernando Tatis Jr	2.5
Anthony Rendon		1.8
Trea Turner		2.2
Mike Yastrzemski	2.5
Jose Abreu		2.8
Mike Trout		1.6
Manny Machado		2.8
Marcell Ozuna		2.3
DJ LeMahieu		2.8
Trevor Story		2.1
Juan Soto		2.1
Ronald Acuna Jr		2.1
Brandon Lowe		2.1
Trent Grisham		2.2
Tim Anderson		2.2
Dansby Swanson		2.6
Paul ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 10, 2020 at 09:05 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Saturday, November 07, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1933 Discussion

The Giants defeated the Senators 4 games to 1 in the World Series.

The second version of the Negro National League was formed. Cole’s American Giants won the first half title and the Pittsburgh Crawfords the second half. Their “playoff” was a one game that ended in a tie.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jimmie Foxx		38.9		9.2
Chuck Klein		31.7		7.5
Arky Vaughan		33.1		7.0
Joe Cronin		33.5		7.2
Wally Berger		36.3		6.9
Mickey Cochrane		25.7		6.0
Charlie Gehringer	28.3		7.2
Lou ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 07, 2020 at 11:33 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Results

Congratulations to Jimmie Foxx on winning his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jimmie Foxx	119	8	7
Babe Ruth	99	8	0
Lou Gehrig	93	8	0
Lefty Grove	91	8	1
Mel Ott	85	8	0
Chuck Klein	67	7	0
Bill Terry	58	6	0
Satchel Paige	52	5	0
Mickey Cochrane	39	5	0
Lon Warneke	36	5	0
Carl Hubbell	30	3	0
Lefty O'Doul	19	3	0
Red Ruffing	18	2	0
Babe Herman	13	1	0
Joe Cronin	8	1	0
Cool Papa Bell	7	1	0
General Crowder	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: November 05, 2020 at 11:47 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Ballot

For 1932 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 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 3 November 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 21, 2020 at 10:24 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Friday, October 09, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Results

Congratulations to our 1931 Most Meritorious Player winner Babe Ruth!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	115	8	3
Lefty Grove	112	8	4
Lou Gehrig	96	8	0
Joe Cronin	91	8	1
Al Simmons	85	8	0
Earl Averill	46	5	0
Mickey Cochrane	45	5	0
Wes Ferrell	39	4	0
Bill Terry	34	4	0
Willie Wells	29	3	0
Martin Dihigo	29	4	0
Wally Berger	28	3	0
Jud Wilson	19	2	0
Rogers Hornsby	15	2	0
Lefty Gomez	12	2	0
George Earnshaw	11	1	0
Bill Dickey	9	1	0
Mel Ott	7	1	0
Turkey Stearnes	6	1	0
Logan Hensley	6	1	0
Willie ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 09, 2020 at 09:44 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1932 Discussion

The Yankees swept the Cubs in the World Series.

Top teams in the fractured Negro Leagues include the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Cole’s American Giants, Monroe Monarchs and the Detroit Wolves.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Jimmie Foxx		41.9		10.5
Babe Ruth		35.7		8.3
Chuck Klein		31.7		6.6
Mel Ott			32.1		7.9
Lou Gehrig		37.9		7.9
Mickey Cochrane		30.9		5.8
Joe Cronin		30.9		6.1
Babe Herman		24.4		6.6
Bill Terry		31.6		7.2
Lefty O'Doul		32.9		6.4
Tony Lazzeri		27.0		5.2
Paul ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 30, 2020 at 02:57 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Ballot

For 1931 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 October 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 6 October 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Results

Congratulations to Babe Ruth, our 1930 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Babe Ruth	80	6	1
Lou Gehrig	74	6	0
Lefty Grove	69	6	2
Willie Wells	69	6	2
Joe Cronin	59	5	1
Hack Wilson	46	4	0
Al Simmons	39	4	0
Bill Terry	39	4	0
Wes Ferrell	35	4	0
Jimmie Foxx	21	3	0
Gabby Hartnett	17	2	0
Mule Suttles	14	2	0
Babe Herman	11	1	0
Chuck Klein	10	1	0
Lefty Stewart	9	1	0
Ted Lyons	8	1	0
Willie Foster	8	1	0
Charlie Gehringer	8	1	0
Mickey Cochrane	7	1	0
Cool Papa Bell	7	1	0
DL from MN Posted: September 10, 2020 at 09:01 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1931 Discussion

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		38.2		10.3
Lou Gehrig		36.3		8.8
Joe Cronin		35.1		6.8
Al Simmons		33.7		7.5
Mickey Cochrane		28.4		5.4
Wally Berger		30.8		5.7
Lyn Lary		23.8		4.9
Mel Ott			25.9		5.6
Bill Terry		28.0		6.1
Paul Waner		25.7		5.0
Max Bishop		25.0		5.9
Earl Averill		30.2		6.1
Chuck Klein		24.6		4.8
Travis Jackson		22.0		5.4
Goose Goslin		24.8		5.6
Bill Dickey		20.4		4.2
Woody ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 31, 2020 at 10:07 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Friday, August 28, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Ballot

For 1930 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 September 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 1 September 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Monday, August 17, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1930 Discussion

The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

The St. Louis Stars defeated the Detroit Stars in the Negro League Championship Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		37.6		10.5
Lou Gehrig		37.6		9.6
Joe Cronin		32.8		8.4
Al Simmons		35.2		7.8
Mickey Cochrane		29.6		5.2
Chuck Klein		27.1		6.5
Hack Wilson		34.9		7.4
Gabby Hartnett		29.4		5.4
Charlie Gehringer	28.7		6.5
Babe Herman		32.8		6.9
Bill Terry		31.3		7.6
Mel ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:43 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1929 Results

Congratulations to Rogers Hornsby, our unanimous pick for 1929 Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	105	7	7
Jimmie Foxx	84	7	0
Babe Ruth	81	7	0
Al Simmons	77	7	0
Mel Ott	76	7	0
Willie Wells	62	6	0
Lefty O'Doul	52	5	0
Lefty Grove	36	4	0
Tony Lazzeri	35	4	0
Charlie Smith	28	3	0
Firpo Marberry	23	3	0
Hack Wilson	22	3	0
Chet Brewer	14	2	0
Lou Gehrig	10	1	0
Rap Dixon	9	1	0
Wes Ferrell	8	1	0
Martin Dihigo	7	1	0
Willis Hudlin	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2020 at 09:54 AM | 8 comment(s)
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