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  1. #26
    Players:

    1. Rod Carew
    2. Jim Palmer
    3. Addie Joss
    4. Lou Brock
    5. Hilton Smith
    6. Jake Beckley
    7. Jose Mendez
    8. Edd Roush
    9. Roger Bresnahan
    10. Don Sutton
    11. Sam Rice
    12. Bob Lemon


    Contributors:

    1. Happy Chandler
    2. Harry Caray
    3. Ford Frick
    4. Phil Rizzuto
    5. Warren Giles
    Last edited by TheMendozaLine; 01-28-2011 at 10:12 AM.

  2. #27
    1. Rod Carew
    2. Hughie Jennings
    3. Charlie Keller
    4. Alejandro Oms
    5. Jim Palmer
    6. Cal McVey
    7. Jose Mendez
    8. Joe Kelley
    9. Willard Brown
    10. Jimmy Wynn
    11. Leroy Matlock
    12. Lip Pike

    I've dropped Mendez a little bit after comparing him to Palmer. Palmer's a player who is overrated by some, IMO, while others tend to underrate him, a conflict that's caused by attempting to better understand the impact of a talented defense, such as the Baltimore Orioles squad of the '70s.

  3. #28
    (There is also a contradiction between Oms #20 ranking ahead of Lip Pike #23 among CFs, yet Pike ahead of Oms at the bottom of Group 4, also casts doubt on the meaning of that CF #20.)

    Yeah, like the rest of the 2nd tier Negro League HoMers (and 2nd tier 19th century stars) there's wide consensus on Oms' value (and Pike's). Depending on which 25-50 voters were participating, there are a variety of places both Oms & Pike could've landed on that CF ballot.

  4. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by J W View Post
    So in that project, he trails Lip Pike, but in the Centerfield rankings Oms finishes 20th and ahead of Lip Pike... as well as Cool Papa Bell, Edd Roush, Willard Brown, Pete Browning, and Andre Dawson. The only CFer ranked higher than him who has yet to be elected in our project is Jim Wynn (18th).

    Hall of Merit rankings, CF 2008
    It isn't a distinct project but a distinct ranking. A great majority of the voters coincide, as in distinct cycles within one baseball-fever hof forum project. Even if the voters coincide precisely, and every one votes consistently, under scoring by the sum of rank orders, the differences between candidate pools will generate some reversals.

    In the HOM centerfield scores there are big gaps between 12/13 and between 17/18. Those are reliable reports of collective opinion, robust to moderate differences in the pools of voters and candidates. Thus I think it's fair to say that the Hall of Merit group, which contains the voters in any particular HOM election, judges those five in ranks 13 to 17 to be "below" the first twelve and "above" the last ten --including Reggie Smith who has been elected since the ranking. On the other hand it's a stretch to make much of the rankings within those last ten. These judgments aren't based only on scores in the one CF ranking election but on all of the ranking elections. Above I noted some supporting evidence in the rankings of "Cooperstown ineligible" and "1943-1987" players.
    (Here we have elected the top twelve, the middle five, and two of the last ten, Earl Averill and Cool Papa Bell. This

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    Actually, you could divide the rankings even further. All but two voters ranked Joe DiMaggio 6th all-time. So you've got the top five (Cobb, Mays, Speaker, Mantle, Charleston), then DiMaggio, then 7-12 (Stearnes, Hamilton, Torriente, O' Rourke, Snider, Hines), then 13-17 (Doby, Gore, Hill, Ashburn, Carey), then the rest (Wynn, Averill, Oms, Bell, Roush, Pike, Brown, Browning, Dawson, Smith). Through all this I suppose the point is, we're beginning to elect "the rest" and I support that. I don't mind if CF has the largest number of electees, so long as numbers are relatively even across the board. CF is a demanding position.

    Off topic: in your opinion, which group would Griffey fit in among HoM voters? And how close are Kirby Puckett/Jim Edmonds to the last group?
    Last edited by J W; 01-28-2011 at 10:57 AM.

  6. #31
    Griffey Jr fits the first twelve, in your subgroup "7-12" if not "DiMaggio".
    Puckett and Edmonds fit the last ten. (Puckett was a leading also-ran in some annual elections. Edmonds is not yet eligible.)

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    We've gotten the ballots from everyone who voted last time except Paul Wendt and seaphil. If either or both of them haven't voted by Monday, I'll follow up by PM.

    In the next election, we add the following players:
    Code:
    Bonds , Bobby
    Fingers , Rollie
    Hunter , Catfish
    Jackson , Reggie
    Lee , Bill (Spaceman)
    Murcer , Bobby
    Oliver , Al
    Tenace , Gene
    Torrez , Mike
    Watson , Bob 
    Yamamoto , Koji
    We also add the following contributors:
    Code:
    Davids , Bob 
    Kuhn , Bowie
    Martin  , Billy
    Only Jackson seems a slam-dunk, which could open the way for two holdovers next time.
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    I will send the reminder PMs after I make this post.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

  9. #34
    This is under construction but I understand that 1-4 and 1-11 constitute valid ballots, and I have numbered four and eleven candidates accordingly, just in case I don't get back.


    Palmer and Carew replace Seaver and Carlton.

    Contributors
    1 Kazuto Tsuruoka
    2 Bob Ferguson
    3 Gus Greenlee
    4 Tim Murnane
    ?

    Players
    1 Jim Palmer
    2 Rod Carew

    3 Hardy Richardson
    4 Hugh Jennings
    5 Cal McVey
    6 Eppa Rixey
    7 Joe Kelley
    8 Jimmy Sheckard
    9 Jose Mendez
    10 Bob Lemon
    11 Jake Beckley
    ?

    Last edited by Paul Wendt; 01-31-2011 at 12:05 PM.

  10. #35
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    Bob Davids, Bowie Kuhn, and Billy Martin, the new killer bees.
    Have we seen a more dissimilar trio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Wendt View Post
    P.S.
    Bob Davids, Bowie Kuhn, and Billy Martin, the new killer bees.
    Have we seen a more dissimilar trio?
    Deceased bees, maybe but not killers.
    "The value of a stat is directly proportional to how good it makes Steve Garvey look." -- Nerdlinger

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    We've met the quorum on the contributor ballot as well.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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    Paul, I see that you have a spot open at the end of each ballot. If I may, let me make a pitch for my newest contributor, Al Munro Elias:

    Today's Elias Sports Bureau compiles stats for the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLS... but their reign began when, in 1919, the Elias Sports Bureau became the official stat-keeper for both National (Major) and International (Minor) League Baseball. It had been only six years since Al and his brother Walter started the company in 1913... and three years since gaining publication in the New York Telegram in 1916. Al died in 1938, one year after the Elias Sports Bureau was granted custody of "The Little Red Book", Charley White's Record Book, which contained every known major league record. Al was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

    The foundation that Al and Walter Elias laid shaped how we look at baseball statistically; this is obvious. But the Elias Sports Bureau has gone so far as to effect the very business of Major League Baseball with their Elias Rankings. They are not only largely responsible for us the stat-heads but also the modern age of free agency. The Elias stamp has been so unquestionable that it may hold up in the court of law -- so it is written, so it shall be done.

    Now, what I'd like to do is vote for the Elias Brothers, since they're linked at the hip... but anyways, if Al is elected he will represent Walter.

  14. #39
    Spots 6-8 have shuffled throughout the election...I revisited the pitchers eligible, and I am not convinced that Don Sutton should be moved lower. I reviewed the most recent DERA figures at Baseball Prospectus and ran them through Joe Dimino's Pennants Added analysis. Sutton still excels.

    1 Rod Carew
    2 Hughie Jennings
    3 Jim Palmer
    4 Charlie Keller
    5 Joe Kelley
    6 Don Sutton
    7 Dick Lundy
    8 Masaaki Koyama
    9 Jimmy Sheckard
    10 Phil Rizzuto
    11 Alejandro Oms
    12 Jimmy Wynn

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    The election is now over, and we've inducted Rod Carew, Jim Palmer and Hilton Smith on the player side, and Kazuto Tsuruoka on the contributor side. We had 13 player ballots and 10 contributor ballots.

    Here are the complete results, the players first:
    Code:
    Players…………..	votes	pts
    Carew, Rod	13	155
    Palmer, Jim	13	139
    Smith, Hilton	9	55
    Oms, Alejandro	10	52
    Lemon, Bob	10	51
    Mendez , Jose	9	48
    Joss , Addie	5	41
    Jennings , Hughie	6	40
    Tiant, Luis	5	36
    Sutton, Don	6	33
    Torre, Joe	6	31
    Bresnahan , Roger	7	29
    Grimes , Burleigh	4	28
    Rixey , Eppa	4	28
    Roush , Edd 	6	28
    Brock, Lou	3	23
    Wynn, Jimmy	6	22
    Kelley , Joe	4	20
    Keller , Charlie	2	19
    Brown, Willard	3	16
    McVey , Cal	2	15
    Beckley , Jake	3	12
    Berger , Wally	2	12
    Richardson , Hardy	1	10
    Smith, Reggie	1	9
    Elliott, Bob	1	8
    Sheckard , Jimmy	2	8
    Howard, Frank	1	6
    Lundy , Dick	1	6
    Aparicio, Luis	1	5
    Cepeda, Orlando	1	5
    Koyama, Masaaki	1	5
    Freehan, Bill	1	4
    Childs , Cupid	1	3
    Gomez, Lefty	1	3
    Rizzuto , Phil	1	3
    Matlock, Leroy	1	2
    Rice , Sam..	1	2
    Pike , Lip....	1	1
    Now the contributors:
    Code:
    Contributors……..	votes	pts
    Tsuruoka, Kazuto	8	25
    Frick, Ford.	5	18
    Rizzuto, Phil	5	16
    Greenlee, Gus	4	14
    Caray, Harry	2	9
    Caylor , O. P.	2	8
    Evans, Billy..	2	8
    Chandler, Happy	2	7
    Ferguson, Bob	3	6
    Harris, Vic..	4	6
    Jobe, Frank	1	5
    Krichell, Paul	1	5
    Murnane, Tim	3	5
    Jennings , Hughie	1	4
    Smith, Red.	1	4
    Murtaugh, Danny	1	3
    Abe, Iso.....	1	2
    McCarthy, Tommy	1	2
    Elias, Al Munro	1	1
    Giles , Warren	1	1
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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