About Us  |  Analysis  |  Stats  |  Stuff  |  News
Baseball Primer
Baseball Primer Sections

  You are here > Baseball Primer > The Hall of Merit

The Hall of Merit A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Links to positional threads from last year (March 18, 2003)

Here's a link to the postional threads, I'll just add a few notes if there's something that needs to be considered that isn't obvious, for those new to the discussions.

Catchers - by far the worst hitters as a group, so the ones that could hit (i.e. Deacon White, Buck Ewing, Charlie Bennett) were extremely valuable.

First Basemen - the pre-gloves players should get a major boost. Gloves caused the defensive spectrum to shift.

Second Basemen - equivalent to 3B today, it was more offensive position than 3B until the late 20s - early 30s.

Shortstops - even more valuable defensively than they are today.

Third Basemen - equivalent to 2B today, a much more defensive position than it is today.

Leftfielders - believe it or not, more valuable defensively than RFs, probably because it was much easier to pull the ball, and the preponderance of right-handed batters gave LFs many more chances.

Centerfielders - very valuable defensively, but we don't have a great idea of who the best CFs were, but with few strikeouts, OF defense was very important.

Rightfielders - offensive replacement level was lower than it is for the DH today. Like 1B or LF today, the spot where you hide the guy with cement hands that can hit.

Pitchers - we really aren't sure how valuable they were relative to position players, we're basically comparing them to each other, and picking a couple of the best.


--posted by Joe Dimino at 10:21 PM EDT


Discussion

Statements posted here are those of our readers. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Posted 11:26 a.m., March 19, 2003 (#1) - Marc
  Thanks Joe, these links are perfect.

Posted 10:26 a.m., March 27, 2003 (#2) - Joe Dimino
  Just keeping it alive . . .

Posted 3:42 p.m., April 14, 2003 (#3) - Joe Dimino (e-mail)
  Ah, ah, ah, ah Stayin' Alive, stayin' alive . . .

Posted 4:24 p.m., April 14, 2003 (#4) - Jesse Jackson
  KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

Posted 7:46 p.m., April 21, 2003 (#5) - keeping it up there
  Just so the thread doesn't die . . .

Posted 1:27 p.m., April 24, 2003 (#6) - Gary Geiger Counter
  Joe, your Hall of Merit blog looks very inteesting. I'm not that up on 19th Century baseball, but you're teaching me a few things.

Thanks,

GGC

Posted 1:45 p.m., May 2, 2003 (#7) - Joe Dimino (e-mail)
  You're welcome Gary it's been a lot of fun, I've learned more than I ever thought I would, and I haven't even looked at a player who retired after 1906 yet!

Posted 11:47 a.m., May 13, 2003 (#8) - Joe
  back at the top.

Posted 1:49 p.m., May 22, 2003 (#9) - Joe
  keeping it on the list.

Posted 8:59 p.m., June 9, 2003 (#10) - Joe Dimino (e-mail)
  Keeping this alive

Posted 7:42 a.m., July 8, 2003 (#11) - don't die thread
  okay.

Posted 1:59 p.m., July 21, 2003 (#12) - Bump
  bump

Posted 4:51 p.m., August 18, 2003 (#13) - Joe Dimino (e-mail)
  rolling this one back up there.

Posted 4:38 p.m., August 30, 2003 (#14) - Chris Cobb
  Win Share Translations for Selected National Association Players

This posting contains all of the translated win shares that I have calculated, based on the ratios between batting value and fielding value in the WS and WARP systems. It includes all of the HoMers who played in the NA, all of the players currently appearing on ballots, and a some other notable players of the National Association. Translations for Cap Anson, Paul Hines, Jim O'Rourke, and Deacon White are included here for the first time. All other entries have been posted previously. Translations do not include any estimates for pitching WS. Al Spalding's listing including batting win shares only.

I posted my methodology for the translations on the McVey - Start thread; it should be findable there, but I'm happy to address any questions about the translation methods.

Players are arranged alphabetically, but in order of adjusted WS earned, 1871-75, they are Barnes, G. Wright, Pike, McVey, Meyerle, Anson, Force, Sutton, White, Eggler, O'Rourke, York, Spalding (batting only), Start, Ferguson, Pearce, Hines, H. Wright, Peters, Jones.

FORMAT

Player, 1871-1875
Translated WS each season, 1871-1875 -- total
Season adj. WS each season, 1871, 1875 -- total
Other ML seasons played -- total adj. WS for those seasons
Career adj. WS
WARP1 each season, 1871-1875 -- total
WARP 3 each season, 1871-1875 -- total

THE PLAYERS

Cap Anson, 1871-75
4.8, 14.5, 11.2, 10.2, 13 -- 53.7 total
28, 52, 36, 30, 28 -- 174 total
1876-1897 -- 567 adj. WS
741 career
W1 -- 2.5, 5.5, 4.9, 4.5, 5.0 -- 22.4 total
W3 -- 3.6, 7.6, 5.5, 4.8, 3.9 -- 25.4 total

Ross Barnes, 1871-1875
9.8, 17.7, 23.4, 12.5, 23 -- 86.4 total
53, 57, 63, 29,47 -- 249 total
1876 -1881 93 adj. WS
342 career
W1 -- 4.6, 8.9, 10.2, 6.3, 11.2 -- 41.2 total
W3 -- 9.2, 13.5, 15.1, 8.6, 11.9 -- 58.3 total

Dave Eggler, 1871-75
4.9, 13.2, 10.1, 12.7, 12.5 -- 53.4 total
23, 39, 30, 35, 27 -- 154 total adj. WS
1876-1885 -- 31 adj. WS
185 career
W1 -- 2.3, 6.9, 4.7, 6.6, 5.8 -- 26.3 total

Bob Ferguson, 1871-75
2.5, 5.7, 5.3, 5.6, 10.4 -- 29.5 total
12, 25, 16, 16, 20 -- 89 total adj. WS
1876-1884 -- 127 adj. WS
216 career
W1 -- .2, 2.8, 2.3, 2.6, 4.7 -- 12.6 total
W3 -- -2.1, 2.2, .1, .9, 1.6 -- 2.7 total

Davy Force, 1871-75
4.8, 14.5, 10.5, 8.8, 17.4 -- 56.0 total
24, 52, 34, 24, 35 -- 169 total adj. WS
1876-1886 -- 96 adj. WS
265 career
W1 -- 3.2, 3.1, 3.9, 5.0, 3.7 -- 18.9 total
W3 -- 4.1, 4.1, 4.9, 5.3, 2.8 -- 21.2 total

Paul Hines, 1872-75
.23, 5.5, 6.8, 13.3 -- 25.8 total
3.5, 22, 18, 31 -- 75 total adj. WS
1876-91 -- 419 adj. WS
494 career
W1 -- -.5, 1.2, 3.0, 5.8 -- 9.5 total
W3 -- -1.1, 1.4, 3.4, 5.6 -- 9.3 total
W3 -- 4.1, 8.9, 5.8, 8.4, 5.2 -- 32.4 total

Charley Jones, 1875
1.3 -- 1.3 total
15 -- 15 total adj. WS
1876-88 --280 adj. WS
295 career (missed two seasons due to blacklisting)
W1 -- .4
W3 -- .2

Cal McVey, 1871-1875
9, 7.6, 9.9, 16.6, 25.2 -- 68.3 total
48, 24, 27, 38, 51 -- 188 total adj. WS
1876-1879 -- 132 adj. WS
320 career
W1 -- 3.3, 3.5, 3.4, 5.9, 9.9 -- 26 total
W3 -- 7.4, 4.1, 4.9, 8.3, 8.5 -- 33.2 total

Levi Meyerle, 1871-75
10.6, 5.4, 11.2, 12.9, 13.6 -- 53.7 total
57, 19, 33, 35, 31 -- 175 total adj. WS
1876-1878 -- 28 adj. WS
203 career
W1 -- 3.6, 2.0, 4.7, 3.6, 5.5 -- 19.4 total
W3 -- 7.8, 2.4, 5.2, 5.4, 4.6 -- 25.4 total

Jim O'Rourke, 1872-75
2.4, 12.1, 13.0, 15.7 -- 43.2 total
16, 33, 30, 32 -- 111 total adj. WS
1876-93 -- 488 adj. WS
599 career
W1 -- .4, 4.5, 5.5, 5.4 -- 15.8 total
W3 -- .7, 5.1, 5.6, 4.3 -- 15.7 total

Dickey Pearce, 1871-75
3.3, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 8.4 -- 29.7 total
15, 12, 18, 24, 19 -- 88 total adj. WS
1876-1877 -- 8 adj. WS
96 career
W1 -- 1.6, 2.0, 3.5, 4.4, 3.5 -- 15.0 total
W3 -- .6, -.2, 2.3, 4.3, 1.4 -- 8.4 total

John Peters, 1874-75
6.3, 11.9 -- 18.2 total
19, 28 -- 47 total adj. WS
1876-84 -- 121 adj. WS
168 career
W1 -- 3.2, 6.3 -- 9.5 total
W3 -- 3.2, 4.8 -- 8 total

Lip Pike, 1871-1875
7.9, 9.1, 9.3, 14.8, 21.2 -- 62.3 total
43, 33, 27, 44, 49 --196 total adj. WS
1876-78 -- 81 adj. WS
277 career
W1 -- 2.6, 3.7, 3.0, 5.7, 7.9 -- 22.9 total
W3 -- 5.9, 4.4, 3.8, 7.9, 8.1 -- 30.1 total

Al Spalding, 1871-1875 BATTING ONLY
1.8, 7.7, 7.6, 9, 10 -- 36.1 total
10, 25, 21, 21, 20 -- 98 total adj. bWS
1876, 77 -- 25 bWS
123 career bWS

Joe Start, 1871-1875
4.5, 2.9, 3.8, 10.8, 10.9 -- 32.9 total
21, 9, 11, 27, 25 -- 93 total adj. WS
1876-86 -- 244 adj. WS
337 career
W1 -- 1.7, 1.1, 2.7, 5.1, 5.2 -- 15.8 total
W3 -- 2.1, -1.8, .9, 4.9, 3.0 -- 9.1 total

Ezra Sutton, 1871-1875
8.4, 2.4, 10.9, 10.1, 17.3 -- 49.1 total
45, 18, 35, 30, 37 -- 165 total adj. WS
1876-1888 -- 273 adj. WS
438 career
W1 -- 3.7, .6, 4.8, 4.6, 5.9 -- 19.6 total
W3 -- 5.8, .2, 4.6, 4.5, 4.1 -- 19.2 total

Deacon White, 1871-1875
4.5, 3.8, 14.4, 10.3, 23.5 -- 56.5 total
24, 28, 39, 24, 48 -- 163 total adj. WS
1876-90 -- 332 adj. WS
495 career
W1 -- 1.7, 1.3, 6.3, 4.4, 10.4 -- 24.1 total
W3 -- 2.9, 2.1, 8.9, 5.2, 10.3 -- 29.4 total

George Wright, 1871-1875
6.7, 13.5, 20.4, 16.6, 22 -- 79.2 total
36, 43, 55, 38, 45 -- 217 total adj. WS
1876-1882 117 adj. WS
334 career
W1 -- 2.6, 7.3, 9.7, 7.8, 10.3 -- 37.7 total
W3 -- 5.2, 8.4, 11.4, 9.3, 8.9 -- 43.2 total

Harry Wright, 1871-75
3.9, 3.4, 5.8, 6.4, 0 -- 19.5 total
21, 11, 16, 15, 0 -- 63 total adj. WS
63 career
W1 -- 1.1, 2.4, 2.9, 2.6, .1 -- 9.1 total
W3 -- .5, 1.4, 1.1, 2.9, .1 --6.0 total

Tom York, 1871-75
2.6, 6.9, 8.7, 5.7, 13.9 -- 37.8 total
14, 22, 25, 17, 26 -- 104 total adj. WS
76-85 -- 221 adj. WS
325 career
W1 -- .8, 4.7, 4.6, 3.4, 6.2 -- 19.7 total
W3 -- 1.4, 4.1, 4.7, 2.9, 4.5 -- 17.6 total

Posted 4:43 p.m., August 30, 2003 (#15) - Chris Cobb
  Win Share Translations for Selected National Association Players

This posting contains all of the translated win shares that I have calculated, based on the ratios between batting value and fielding value in the WS and WARP systems. It includes all of the HoMers who played in the NA, all of the players currently appearing on ballots, and a some other notable players of the National Association. Translations for Cap Anson, Paul Hines, Jim O'Rourke, and Deacon White are included here for the first time. All other entries have been posted previously. Translations do not include any estimates for pitching WS. Al Spalding's listing including batting win shares only.

I posted my methodology for the translations on the McVey - Start thread; it should be findable there, but I'm happy to address any questions about the translation methods.

Players are arranged alphabetically, but in order of adjusted WS earned, 1871-75, they are Barnes, G. Wright, Pike, McVey, Meyerle, Anson, Force, Sutton, White, Eggler, O'Rourke, York, Spalding (batting only), Start, Ferguson, Pearce, Hines, H. Wright, Peters, Jones.

FORMAT

Player, 1871-1875
Translated WS each season, 1871-1875 -- total
Season adj. WS each season, 1871, 1875 -- total
Other ML seasons played -- total adj. WS for those seasons
Career adj. WS
WARP1 each season, 1871-1875 -- total
WARP 3 each season, 1871-1875 -- total

THE PLAYERS

Cap Anson, 1871-75
4.8, 14.5, 11.2, 10.2, 13 -- 53.7 total
28, 52, 36, 30, 28 -- 174 total
1876-1897 -- 567 adj. WS
741 career
W1 -- 2.5, 5.5, 4.9, 4.5, 5.0 -- 22.4 total
W3 -- 3.6, 7.6, 5.5, 4.8, 3.9 -- 25.4 total

Ross Barnes, 1871-1875
9.8, 17.7, 23.4, 12.5, 23 -- 86.4 total
53, 57, 63, 29,47 -- 249 total
1876 -1881 93 adj. WS
342 career
W1 -- 4.6, 8.9, 10.2, 6.3, 11.2 -- 41.2 total
W3 -- 9.2, 13.5, 15.1, 8.6, 11.9 -- 58.3 total

Dave Eggler, 1871-75
4.9, 13.2, 10.1, 12.7, 12.5 -- 53.4 total
23, 39, 30, 35, 27 -- 154 total adj. WS
1876-1885 -- 31 adj. WS
185 career
W1 -- 2.3, 6.9, 4.7, 6.6, 5.8 -- 26.3 total

Bob Ferguson, 1871-75
2.5, 5.7, 5.3, 5.6, 10.4 -- 29.5 total
12, 25, 16, 16, 20 -- 89 total adj. WS
1876-1884 -- 127 adj. WS
216 career
W1 -- .2, 2.8, 2.3, 2.6, 4.7 -- 12.6 total
W3 -- -2.1, 2.2, .1, .9, 1.6 -- 2.7 total

Davy Force, 1871-75
4.8, 14.5, 10.5, 8.8, 17.4 -- 56.0 total
24, 52, 34, 24, 35 -- 169 total adj. WS
1876-1886 -- 96 adj. WS
265 career
W1 -- 3.2, 3.1, 3.9, 5.0, 3.7 -- 18.9 total
W3 -- 4.1, 4.1, 4.9, 5.3, 2.8 -- 21.2 total

Paul Hines, 1872-75
.23, 5.5, 6.8, 13.3 -- 25.8 total
3.5, 22, 18, 31 -- 75 total adj. WS
1876-91 -- 419 adj. WS
494 career
W1 -- -.5, 1.2, 3.0, 5.8 -- 9.5 total
W3 -- -1.1, 1.4, 3.4, 5.6 -- 9.3 total
W3 -- 4.1, 8.9, 5.8, 8.4, 5.2 -- 32.4 total

Charley Jones, 1875
1.3 -- 1.3 total
15 -- 15 total adj. WS
1876-88 --280 adj. WS
295 career (missed two seasons due to blacklisting)
W1 -- .4
W3 -- .2

Cal McVey, 1871-1875
9, 7.6, 9.9, 16.6, 25.2 -- 68.3 total
48, 24, 27, 38, 51 -- 188 total adj. WS
1876-1879 -- 132 adj. WS
320 career
W1 -- 3.3, 3.5, 3.4, 5.9, 9.9 -- 26 total
W3 -- 7.4, 4.1, 4.9, 8.3, 8.5 -- 33.2 total

Levi Meyerle, 1871-75
10.6, 5.4, 11.2, 12.9, 13.6 -- 53.7 total
57, 19, 33, 35, 31 -- 175 total adj. WS
1876-1878 -- 28 adj. WS
203 career
W1 -- 3.6, 2.0, 4.7, 3.6, 5.5 -- 19.4 total
W3 -- 7.8, 2.4, 5.2, 5.4, 4.6 -- 25.4 total

Jim O'Rourke, 1872-75
2.4, 12.1, 13.0, 15.7 -- 43.2 total
16, 33, 30, 32 -- 111 total adj. WS
1876-93 -- 488 adj. WS
599 career
W1 -- .4, 4.5, 5.5, 5.4 -- 15.8 total
W3 -- .7, 5.1, 5.6, 4.3 -- 15.7 total

Dickey Pearce, 1871-75
3.3, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 8.4 -- 29.7 total
15, 12, 18, 24, 19 -- 88 total adj. WS
1876-1877 -- 8 adj. WS
96 career
W1 -- 1.6, 2.0, 3.5, 4.4, 3.5 -- 15.0 total
W3 -- .6, -.2, 2.3, 4.3, 1.4 -- 8.4 total

John Peters, 1874-75
6.3, 11.9 -- 18.2 total
19, 28 -- 47 total adj. WS
1876-84 -- 121 adj. WS
168 career
W1 -- 3.2, 6.3 -- 9.5 total
W3 -- 3.2, 4.8 -- 8 total

Lip Pike, 1871-1875
7.9, 9.1, 9.3, 14.8, 21.2 -- 62.3 total
43, 33, 27, 44, 49 --196 total adj. WS
1876-78 -- 81 adj. WS
277 career
W1 -- 2.6, 3.7, 3.0, 5.7, 7.9 -- 22.9 total
W3 -- 5.9, 4.4, 3.8, 7.9, 8.1 -- 30.1 total

Al Spalding, 1871-1875 BATTING ONLY
1.8, 7.7, 7.6, 9, 10 -- 36.1 total
10, 25, 21, 21, 20 -- 98 total adj. bWS
1876, 77 -- 25 bWS
123 career bWS

Joe Start, 1871-1875
4.5, 2.9, 3.8, 10.8, 10.9 -- 32.9 total
21, 9, 11, 27, 25 -- 93 total adj. WS
1876-86 -- 244 adj. WS
337 career
W1 -- 1.7, 1.1, 2.7, 5.1, 5.2 -- 15.8 total
W3 -- 2.1, -1.8, .9, 4.9, 3.0 -- 9.1 total

Ezra Sutton, 1871-1875
8.4, 2.4, 10.9, 10.1, 17.3 -- 49.1 total
45, 18, 35, 30, 37 -- 165 total adj. WS
1876-1888 -- 273 adj. WS
438 career
W1 -- 3.7, .6, 4.8, 4.6, 5.9 -- 19.6 total
W3 -- 5.8, .2, 4.6, 4.5, 4.1 -- 19.2 total

Deacon White, 1871-1875
4.5, 3.8, 14.4, 10.3, 23.5 -- 56.5 total
24, 28, 39, 24, 48 -- 163 total adj. WS
1876-90 -- 332 adj. WS
495 career
W1 -- 1.7, 1.3, 6.3, 4.4, 10.4 -- 24.1 total
W3 -- 2.9, 2.1, 8.9, 5.2, 10.3 -- 29.4 total

George Wright, 1871-1875
6.7, 13.5, 20.4, 16.6, 22 -- 79.2 total
36, 43, 55, 38, 45 -- 217 total adj. WS
1876-1882 117 adj. WS
334 career
W1 -- 2.6, 7.3, 9.7, 7.8, 10.3 -- 37.7 total
W3 -- 5.2, 8.4, 11.4, 9.3, 8.9 -- 43.2 total

Harry Wright, 1871-75
3.9, 3.4, 5.8, 6.4, 0 -- 19.5 total
21, 11, 16, 15, 0 -- 63 total adj. WS
63 career
W1 -- 1.1, 2.4, 2.9, 2.6, .1 -- 9.1 total
W3 -- .5, 1.4, 1.1, 2.9, .1 --6.0 total

Tom York, 1871-75
2.6, 6.9, 8.7, 5.7, 13.9 -- 37.8 total
14, 22, 25, 17, 26 -- 104 total adj. WS
76-85 -- 221 adj. WS
325 career
W1 -- .8, 4.7, 4.6, 3.4, 6.2 -- 19.7 total
W3 -- 1.4, 4.1, 4.7, 2.9, 4.5 -- 17.6 total

Posted 8:09 p.m., August 30, 2003 (#16) - John Murphy
  Chris, you're the man. Thanks!

Posted 4:46 p.m., September 18, 2003 (#17) - Marc
  Just what we need, another 2B.

Regarding the '60s (that's the 1860s) I had early on mentioned Al Reach in addition to Start, the Wrights, Pearce, Creighton, Jack Chapman, et al, as among the best of that decade. In the end I was unable to find enough on Reach to want to continue to include among that group.

So then what comes along a few days ago than The National Pastime with an article about Al Reach. Like many of the pioneers, his fame as a manager, owner and sporting goods magnate came to overshadow his play, but it seems that indeed he was one of the better ones of that era.

He was born in London in 1840, he came to Brooklyn with his parents when just 1 year old, and he worked for a living as early in life as he could. His family was not poor, however; his father had enough leisure to play cricket, and Al followed him into that game. Like many young cricketers of the day, however, he quickly shifted over to baseball and first gained notoriety as a catcher for the Jackson Juniors of Williamsburg. He moved to the elite Eckford team in 1861.

There he was prominent enough to be recruited by Col. Tom Fitzgerald to the original Philadelphia Athletics in 1864. Reach was paid $25/week and initially he commuted down for each game. By 1866, Fitzgerald had set him up in a cigar store where Reach quickly started brokering tickets and selling athletic gear. In late '66, he married and moved to Philly.

"For most of the next decade, 'Pops' Reach was one of the sport's most popular and respected ballplayers. Fast and sure-handed, Reach set the standards for playing second base. He was...the first to play his position midway (?) between the bases. He also stationed himself very deep, about twenty feet behind the infield line. Reach was known as the 'Scratcher' for his ability of digging up hard-hit balls. At five-foot-six-inches and 155 pounds, Al Reach hit lefthanded with skill and power. His feats and gentlemanly behavior...were lauded by the sportin press. In 1874, Reach became the playing manager for the Athletics...."

From there on the story is about his post-player days. In '82 he helped found the Philadelphia Phillies, the A's having been one of the teams booted out of the NL for failing to finish its schedule in '76. He was a co-owner through 1903, though in a minority position after the early '90s. He wanted out because majority owner, John Rogers, represented the league "against" the players (i.e. in labor matters) and his disrespect for the players drove many like Nap Lajoie andother players away during the A.L. wars.

Reach also became a business partner in the mid-'90s with Ben Shibe, who later became owner of the new AL A's. Reach's son and Shibe's daughter marriedm but Reach never owned a share of the A's.

So how good was Reach, really? Well, hard to say. He was probably one of the top 2 or 3 players by 1864, one of the first after Creighton to be paid. But his heyday with the Eckfords (unlike Start's with the Atlantics) was during the Civil War, and Philadelphia during his pre-NA years there did not represent the best competition available.

He played with the NA A's for all 5 years (ages 31-35), as their player-manager for the latter two. But he only played a total of 80 games split almost evenly between 2B and OF (almost all RF). His OPS+ was just 73. It is almost impossible to credit the TB fielding stats but for whatever it is worth he looks like a good fielder both at 2B and in RF. In fairness, at age 31 he played 26 games at 2B with an OPS+ of 150.

In sum: 1) He was only 2 years older than Joe Start and offers NOTHING remotely like Start's documented (post-'70) value. He was 5 years younger than Harry Wright and does not look as good as Harry for his NA days. 2) Reports from the '60s sometimes mention Reach, but those reports that include the Wrights and Creighton and Pearce and Start are much more complimentary to them than to Reach. So Reach is perhaps next in line after all of those but with the exception of Jack Chapman doesn't replace any of them in the pecking order of very early players (whose ultimate place in history depends on what happened before 1871). In other words:

1. Start
2. Pearce
3. H. Wright
4. Creighton for his incredible peak if only 3 years
5. Reach
6. Jack Chapman

The other great players of the (later) '60s--G. Wright and Spalding--can stand on their NA play if they have to.

Posted 10:51 a.m., September 19, 2003 (#18) - Joe Dimino (e-mail)
  I'm going to remove anyone who isn't a new eligible, or hasn't received a vote from these threads; unless he has 175 WS (145 for the catchers), so they don't get too cluttered.

I'm also going through and updating them, although it might take a few days. I've got the catchers done . . . please let me know if I miss anyone.


Add A New Comment

Name

E-Mail (optional)

Homepage (optional)

Comments


Powered By Greymatter

Search this blog

All the stats
Weblogs

Hot Topics
The Hall of Merit

(comments - last post)

1915 Ballot (130 - 1:35am, Dec 7)

1915 Ballot Discussion (190 - 10:20am, Dec 6)

WARP3's systematic flaws with 19th Century players (15 - 8:43am, Dec 6)

1914 Results - Cal McVey elected (16 - 8:39am, Dec 6)

Pitcher questions (64 - 11:03pm, Dec 5)

Pitchers (88 - 12:42pm, Dec 2)

Let's get to know each other . . . (96 - 6:55pm, Dec 1)

The Hall of Merit Plaque Room (65 - 4:39pm, Dec 1)

Pennants Added (updated for 1914 ballot) (94 - 1:07pm, Dec 1)

Important Links (2 - 11:19am, Dec 1)

Centennial Commission? (95 - 12:19pm, Nov 27)

New Eligibles Year by Year (123 - 6:50am, Nov 27)

All Time Negro Leagues All-Stars (136 - 12:21pm, Nov 26)

1914 Ballot (100 - 3:07pm, Nov 25)

1914 Ballot Discussion (231 - 7:32am, Nov 24)

1874 National Association (12 - 11:07am, Nov 18)

Entries are in descending order of most recent post. Unread posts may be light blue.
Full Archive.

The Hall of Merit Sidebar (netscape 6)

Weblogs

An incomplete listing of baseball weblogs. Let me know if I'm missing one and we'll add. I hope you'll add clutch hits to yours as well.

Clutch Hits
Game Chatter
Transaction Oracle
Primate Studies
Sox Therapy
Sean's Outside the Box
Hall of Merit
Al's Baseball Tidbits
Jim's Lab Notes


Big Bad Baseball
Aaron's Baseball Blog
Ducksnort's(Padres)
Google News:Baseball
Lycos News:Baseball
Futility Infielder
AstrosDaily
Trade Rumors
Pappas' Business of Baseball
Rich's Baseball BEAT
BaseballJunkie.Net
Baseball News
U.S.S. Mariner
Dan Lewis
Braves Journal
Minor Braves
No Pepper
Baseball Crank
Bravos Fan.com
ExposNet
Diamond Science
Steal Home
Indian's Report
EEEEEE (giants)
Replacement Level Yankee
Dodger Place
Batter's Box
Baseball 19 to 21
Baseball Writing
Baseball Talk
Eisenberg Sports
Diario del Cardenales
Mike's Baseball Rants
BaseballTruth.com
The Polo Grounds
Rookies Report
Digressions on Baseball
Sport&Nation
Musings From RSN
For Richer or Sporer
Only Baseball Matters
Newburg's BBall Page
Joy of Sox
Twins Geek
the dump's sportslog
Bryan's Baseball Banter
Baseball Musings
Shallow Center
Uncouth Sloth
Julien's Baseball Blog
Mugs' Thoughts
The Cub Reporter
Cub Rants
The Clark & Addison Chron.
Northside Lounge
The [Untitled] Cubs Page
Bleed Cardinal Red
Baseballs and Redbirds
Dick Allen's Blog
Dodger Thoughts
Dodger Blues
Gregg's Baseball
The BirdHouse (cards)
GrooveSwitch.com
Boston Blog Sox
Royalties
Diamond Angle
STICKandMOVE
The Eddie Kranepool Society
Angels News and Views
Darn Sox
(white) Sox News
Blue Jay Way
Mostly Baseball
Buck and a Half
Waiting for Boof
Zito Forever
@theBallpark
Pythag. Projections

Baseball Blogs Sidebar (netscape 6)





About Baseball Primer | Write for Us | Copyright © 2001-2003 Baseball Think Factory
User Comments, Suggestions, or Complaints | Privacy Policy | The Fine Print | Advertising