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SABR 47 - NYC
  by Foghorn Leghorn

The lineup for SABR 47 - which is just two weeks away has continued to be added to.  If you haven’t signed up, please consider it - even for the day.  Across the street from Grand Central makes this hotel perfect for anyone to spend a day.  The ballpark event on Friday is a phenomenal time. This ...

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Posted: June 15, 2017 at 03:43 PM
CENTRAL PARK - JULY 1, 2017 10 AM - BBTF ANNUAL SOFTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
  by Lassus

I think this year we should make t-shirts.

The Central Park field for 10 AM on July 1st has been submitted for approval to the Parks Department, but not yet assigned.  We’re waiting to hear back.  It’s never been a problem as yet, so hopefully it won’t be this year as well. UPDATE: 10:30 AM to ...

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Posted: March 30, 2017 at 09:49 AM
Hall of Fame: Why Tom Verducci won’t vote for steroid users | SI.com
  by Jim Furtado

Some people don’t know how to use a check book. That doesn’t mean nobody should have a checking account.

Wins Above Replacement

Like RBIs and saves, Wins Above Replacement is a semi-junk stat. Bill James has no use for it, yet some writers wield it incessantly. It is a measurement of nothing. It is ...

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Posted: January 11, 2017 at 02:20 PM
2017 Hall of Merit Election Results: Rodriguez, Ramirez and Edmonds elected!
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

Ivan Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and Jim Edmonds will be the Hall of Merit’s class of 2017!

Pudge was the top vote getter on 21 of 26 ballots, earning 567 of 624 possible points. Ramirez lead three ballots, earning 545 points. Edmonds and Jim McCormick each drew one top vote and Edmonds finished ...

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Posted: December 19, 2016 at 08:13 PM
SABR46 Recap
  by Mike Webber

By Mike Webber

SABR 46 in Miami will always be remembered as the year we had “The Greatest Ballpark Experience of All-Time”.  We’ve had good seats before at SABR conventions, but this year we were 40 rows from the field, between home plate and the first base dugout.  The Cardinals pounded ...

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Posted: August 08, 2016 at 08:47 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1993 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1993, each voter should rank the top 14 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 June 2016.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ...

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Posted: May 23, 2016 at 04:38 PM
2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
  by DL from MN

2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3

WS war Name-Pos
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C
324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF
243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF
258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C
245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF
206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF
170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P
233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B
236 32.1 ...
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Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM
2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. ...

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Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM
Mock Pre-Integration Hall of Fame Ballot 2016
  by DL from MN

Players

Bill Dahlen
Wes Ferrell
Marty Marion
Frank McCormick
Harry Stovey
Bucky Walters


Executives

Doc Adams
Sam Breadon
Garry Herrmann
Chris Von Der Ahe

See full candidate descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Posted: October 30, 2015 at 02:17 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1910 Ballot
  by DL from MN

For 1910, each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 November 2015.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a ...

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Posted: October 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM

 

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