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  • #16
    01. Joe Morgan
    02. Jimmie Foxx
    03. Rickey Henderson
    04. Christy Mathewson
    05. Yogi Berra
    06. Johnny Bench
    07. Roberto Clemente
    08. Mel Ott
    09. Warren Spahn
    10. Pop Lloyd

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    • #17
      my queue
      C: Bench, Berra, Cochrane*
      1B: Foxx, Greenberg*
      2B: Morgan, Lajoie*
      3B: Brett, Mathews
      SS: Ripken, Lloyd
      LF: Henderson, Stearnes, Yaz
      CF: Griffey, Hines
      RF: Jackson, Ott, Clemente*
      P: Mathewson, Spahn, Williams, Gibson, Feller*
      * = extra credit abve strict player merits

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      • #18
        1 - Rickey Henderson
        2 - Christy Mathewson
        3 - Cal Ripken Jr.
        4 - Nap Lajoie
        5 - Kid Nichols
        6 - Joe Morgan
        7 - Jimmie Foxx
        8 - Yogi Berra
        9 - Eddie Mathews
        10 - Monte Ward

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        • #19
          1. Clemente
          2. Mathewson
          3. Rickey Henderson
          4. Warren Spahn
          5. Johnny Bench
          6. Yogi Berra
          7. Jimmie Foxx
          8. Hank Greenberg
          9. Eddie Mathews
          10. Cal Ripken
          3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

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          • #20
            Interesting that Feller is getting no mention at all. Well, Brett did mention him in his last post. Feller won 266 games while missing 4 1/2 prime seasons to WW2. He was the greatest strikeout pitcher of his era. Certainly in the 40s and 50s he was considered among the top 10 pitchers ever. On top of that he actually fought in WW2. In many ways in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and perhaps 70s he was viewed much like Ted Williams. Feller is one of those interesting blends of on field performance and off field persona that could/perhaps should push him up significantly higher than "raw" stats might.
            BigRon
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            Last edited by BigRon; 09-14-2011, 06:21 PM.

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            • #21
              1. Christy Mathewson
              2. Johnny Bench
              3. Jimmie Foxx
              4. Joe Morgan
              5. Warren Spahn
              6. Nap Lajoie
              7. Yogi Berra
              8. Rickey Henderson
              9. Pop Lloyd
              10. Mel Ott

              This is starting to get more difficult.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                Interesting that Feller is getting no mention at all. Well, Brett did mention him in his last post. Feller won 266 games while missing 4 1/2 prime seasons to WW2. He was the greatest strikeout pitcher of his era. Certainly in the 40s and 50s he was considered among the top 10 pitchers ever. On top of that he actually fought in WW2. In many ways he was viewed much like Ted Williams. Feller is one of those interesting blends of on field performance and off field persona that could/perhaps should push him up significantly higher than "raw" stats might.
                Feller and Mize are in my next round of picks.

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                • #23
                  1. Roberto Clemente - 10 Points, Ballot #6 (Everything stated by DX)
                  2. Cal Ripken Jr. - 9 Points, Ballot #6 (You can call him saving baseball a myth, but there are plenty of myths about old-timers still propagated around. Plus, no recent hall of famer is near Cal's level of fame)
                  3. John Montgomery Ward - 8 Points, Ballot #5 (Founded Players Union and Players League)
                  4. King Kelly - 7 Points, Ballot #5 (Huge innovator for the game. Arguably baseball's first super-star)
                  5. Yogi Berra - 6 Points, Ballot #3 (Arguably the greatest catcher to play the game; Known as much for playing baseball as much as he is for his "Yogi-isms")
                  6. Hank Greenberg - 5 Points, Ballot #2 (SEE PVNICK)
                  7. Christy Mathewson - 4 Point, Ballot #2 (Known as the Christian Gentleman; one of the games top 10 pitchers; died at a young age due to complications from a war-time accident; one of the first pitchers to popularize the screwball)
                  8. Rickey Henderson - 3 Points, Ballot #1 (The Rickey; most prolific base-stealer of all time; one of baseballs biggest personalities in the last 30 years; SABR darling)
                  9. Johnny Bench - 2 Points, Ballot #1 (Arguably the greatest catcher of all time; one of the most prolific members of The Big Red Machine)
                  10. Warren Spahn - 1 Point, Ballot #1 (The winningest lefty of all time; when he retired, he was 3rd all-time in K's and 4th in IP)
                  AL East Champions: 1981 1982
                  AL Pennant: 1982
                  NL Central Champions: 2011
                  NL Wild Card: 2008

                  "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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                  • #24
                    Ballot:

                    1. Yogi Berra
                    2. King Kelly
                    3. Johnny Bench
                    4. Joe Williams
                    5. Joe Morgan
                    6. Rickey Henderson
                    7. Cal Ripken
                    8. Kid Nichols
                    9. Napoleon Lajoie
                    10. Christy Matthewson

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                    • #25
                      1 Joe Morgan
                      2 Nap Lajoie
                      3 Mel Ott
                      4 Pop Lloyd
                      5 Johnny Bench
                      6 Rickey Henderson
                      7 Jimmie Foxx
                      8 Yogi Berra
                      9 Cal Ripken
                      10 Eddie Mathews
                      Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

                      Comprehensive Reform for the Veterans Committee -- Fixing the Hall continued.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by TheMendozaLine View Post
                        Feller and Mize are in my next round of picks.
                        It's astonishing that Mize was not elected by the BBWAA.

                        Originally posted by Johnny Mize, induction speech 1981
                        I want to thank the Veterans Committee for electing me to the Hall of Fame. Sittin' around the other day talking to some people and some one said "Don't you think going in by the Veterans is going in the back door? " I said, "No, look who's on the Veterans Committee, you see managers, general managers, ex‑ballplayers, nearly all of them in the Hall of Fame, who would you want to pick you? Now they're your peers and when they pick you. I think you should be very proud of it. And you know in Hollywood, if you're picked by your peers, you receive an Oscar. I take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have been sending me letters, calls from all over the country and they were stickin' with me even when I failed. They kept on writing, so this will be an opportunity to thank all of those people and all the people who worked so hard trying to get me into the Hall of Fame.
                        The cronyism is worthy of criticism as we all know. But this is why I won't say "abolish the Veteran's Committee for good."
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                        • #27
                          1. Jimmie Foxx
                          2. Mel Ott
                          3. Christy Mathewson
                          4. Dan Brouthers
                          5. Ed Delahanty
                          6. Tim Keefe
                          7. Roger Connor
                          8. Johnny Mize
                          9. Kid Nichols
                          10. Harry Heilmann

                          This is my system, so don't come arguing, ok?
                          "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
                          George Brett

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by yankillaz View Post
                            1. Jimmie Foxx
                            2. Mel Ott
                            3. Christy Mathewson
                            Foxx and Mathewson (and to a lesser degree, Ott) are grossly overdue at this point. I think they should be 1-3 on everybody's ballot.

                            This is my system, so don't come arguing, ok?
                            Well, actually, it's the results of your system, not the system itself.

                            So... anyone from the last 58 years somewhere at 11-15?
                            dgarza
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                            Last edited by dgarza; 09-19-2011, 08:54 AM.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                              Interesting that Feller is getting no mention at all....In many ways in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and perhaps 70s he was viewed much like Ted Williams...
                              In the '40's, '50's, '60's and perhaps still in the '70's that wouldn't necessarily have been a good thing.
                              “Money, money, money; that is the article I am looking after now more than anything else. It is the only thing that will shape my course (‘religion is nowhere’).” - Ross Barnes

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                              • #30
                                1) Joe Morgan
                                2) Rickey Henderson
                                3) Nap Lajoie
                                4) Jimmy Foxx
                                5) Christie Mathewson
                                6) Buck Ewing
                                7) Pop Lloyd
                                8) Johnny Bench
                                9) Warren Spahn
                                10) Mel Ott
                                "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
                                - Sammy Sosa

                                "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
                                - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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