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    The Pro Football Hall of Fame recently announced a one-time suspension of its normal procedures in favor of a set number of 20 inductees for their Class of 2020. 2020 is the 100th birthday of the NFL, thus the 20-in-2020 "Centennial Class" as part of the league-wide celebrations.

    Let us suppose for one moment that MLB and the good folks at Cooperstown had the foresight to do something similar for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Let us say that during Spring Training it was announced that Cooperstown would induct an additional 15 players and/or non-players from the game's past as part of the professional sport's sesquicentennial celebrations.

    Here are your guidelines:

    The player must have exceeded his BBWAA eligibility (i.e. last played in 2004 or earlier) and not be banned from the sport. Managers, executives and umpires must have retired prior to 2014, save for the age-related exceptions in the normal rules. In every respect, treat this as a second 2019 meeting of the era committee, but including all eras at once.

    15 men representing 150 seasons of pro baseball.

    Who are your choices?

    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

  • #2
    Here are mine.

    Doc Adams
    Dick Allen
    Ross Barnes
    Ken Boyer
    Bill Dahlen
    Keith Hernandez
    Fred McGriff
    Marvin Miller
    Minnie Minoso
    Thurman Munson
    Dale Murphy
    Buck O’Neil
    Ted Simmons
    Luis Tiant
    Lou Whitaker
    "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
    "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
    "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
    "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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    • #3
      That class would be the subject of much rejoicing.
      3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

      "All of which makes perfect sense on paper, unless you have actually at any time in your life watched baseball being played." - The Commissioner

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      • #4
        Here is mine:

        Dick Allen
        David Cone
        Bill Dahlen
        Wes Ferrell
        Jack Glasscock
        Bobby Grich
        Mark McGwire
        Marvin Miller
        Minnie Minoso
        Buck O'Neil
        Rick Reuschel
        Bret Saberhagen
        Reggie Smith
        Luis Tiant
        Lou Whitaker

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        • #5
          In no particular order:

          Dick Allen
          Dale Murphy
          Craig Nettles
          Al Oliver
          Frank Howard
          Mark McGwire
          Keith Hernandez
          Willie Wilson
          Jose Canseco
          Albert Belle
          Dwight Evans
          Reggie Smith
          David Cone
          Bret Saberhagen
          Cesar Cedeno
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • #6
            How many different ways can you guys keep coming up with for the same thing?

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            19th Century League Champion
            1900s League Champion
            1910s League Champion

            1930s League Division Winner
            1950s League Champion
            1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
            1960s League Division Winner
            1970s League Champion
            1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
            1980s League Champion
            All Time Greats League Champion

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SavoyBG View Post
              How many different ways can you guys keep coming up with for the same thing?
              I don't know. How many more times can you post the same irrelevant posts and links?
              Last edited by jjpm74; 08-13-2019, 07:22 PM.

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              • #8
                Albert Belle
                Bill Dahlen
                Buck O'Neil
                Dale Murphy
                David Cone
                Dick Allen
                Harry Stovey
                Ken Boyer
                Lou Whitaker
                Mark McGwire
                Pete Browning
                Ross Barnes
                Steve Garvey
                Ted Simmons
                Tony Mullane
                This week's Giant

                #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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                • #9
                  Contributors
                  Doc Adams
                  August Hermann
                  Buck O'Neill
                  Al Reach
                  Charles Somers
                  William R. Wheaton

                  Players
                  Ross Barnes
                  Asa Brainard
                  Pete Browning
                  Jim Creighton
                  Jack Glasscock
                  Paul Hines
                  Joe Leggett
                  Dale Murphy
                  Joe Start
                  "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                    Players
                    Ross Barnes
                    Asa Brainard
                    Pete Browning
                    Jim Creighton
                    Jack Glasscock
                    Paul Hines
                    Joe Leggett
                    Dale Murphy
                    Joe Start
                    How the f did Murphy get in with all these early guys?

                    Get him out of there and replace him with Jim McCormick!
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                    19th Century League Champion
                    1900s League Champion
                    1910s League Champion

                    1930s League Division Winner
                    1950s League Champion
                    1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                    1960s League Division Winner
                    1970s League Champion
                    1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                    1980s League Champion
                    All Time Greats League Champion

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SavoyBG View Post

                      How the f did Murphy get in with all these early guys?

                      Get him out of there and replace him with Jim McCormick!
                      Any Irishman will do.
                      "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                      • #12
                        Players:

                        Dwayne Murphy
                        Dale Murphy
                        Tom Murphy
                        Johnny Murphy
                        Danny Murphy 1
                        Danny Murphy 2
                        Daniel Murphy
                        Rob Murphy
                        Eddie Murphy
                        Morgan Murphy

                        Contributors:

                        Bob Murphy
                        Pat Murphy
                        Mike Murphy
                        Kent Murphy
                        Robert Murphy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                          Players:

                          Dwayne Murphy
                          Dale Murphy
                          Tom Murphy
                          Johnny Murphy
                          Danny Murphy 1
                          Danny Murphy 2
                          Daniel Murphy
                          Rob Murphy
                          Eddie Murphy
                          Morgan Murphy

                          Contributors:

                          Bob Murphy
                          Pat Murphy
                          Mike Murphy
                          Kent Murphy
                          Robert Murphy
                          A man after me own heart.
                          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                          • #14
                            Using my big HOF list:

                            John Beckwith
                            Ken Boyer (took the last spot based on his glove)
                            Bob Caruthers
                            Jack Glasscock
                            Indian Bob Johnson
                            Sherry Magee
                            Fred McGriff
                            Minnie Minoso
                            Billy Pierce
                            Hardy Richardson
                            Urbain Shockcor
                            Ted Simmons
                            Reggie Smith
                            Harry Stovey
                            George Van Haltren

                            The cuts who almost made it were:

                            Charlie Bennett
                            Wes Ferrell
                            Stan Hack
                            Tommy John
                            Tony Mullane
                            Dale Murphy
                            Lou Whitaker (somehow I forgot to analyze him versus the rest, so I'll put him here for now)


                            Note: Contributors/GMs/coaches not considered because I do not think my personal list is thought out well enough yet.
                            Last edited by Toledo Inquisition; 08-16-2019, 08:42 AM.
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                            Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
                              Using my big HOF list:

                              Reggie Smith

                              The cuts who almost made it were:

                              Dale Murphy
                              I'm surprised you have Reggie Smith > Dale Murphy.

                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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