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The Armando Benitez All-Stars

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How good would a team of players who, like Armando Benitez, earned exactly one vote for the Hall of Fame? Bryan Cole constructs a team of those players, and set them loose on MLB circa 1996.

The Time Has Come to Induct Dwight Evans into Cooperstown

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While Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are being deservedly honored for their Hall of Fame careers today, here is a nice article about one of the best players the HOF writers overlooked. The author of the article, Patrick Languzzi, is spearheading the campaign to help get Dwight Evans his rightful place in Cooperstown. Languzzi created his own website, "Call to the Hall," devoted to Evans' HOF candidacy. There is a link to his website in the article and on his website he also has started a petition you can sign to help get "Dewey" on the 2013 Expansion Era HOF ballot. Additionally, here are the links for his website: http://call2thehall.blogspot.com/ and the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-to-the-hall-support-dwight-evans-for-mlb-s-hall-o.html

Did HoF founders want voters to watch?

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In discussions about Hall of Fame candidates like Jack Morris, writers often claim that watching them play is necessary for understanding how good they really were. But is that really what...

2012 Hall of Fame Vote: BBWAA Should End Secret Ballots

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Don't think the BBWAA's secret ballots matter? Writers who revealed their picks voted quite differently than voters who remained anonymous.

BtBWAA 2012 Hall of Fame Vote: Seven Players Headed for Cooperstown

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Before the official results come in, the BtBWAA unveils the results of its own 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame vote. Who deserves a place in Cooperstown?

The Changing Landscape of WAR: 5+ WAR Seasons, 1911-2010

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We have generally witnessed the decline of extreme outlier performances among position players since the 1920's. Also, the variance between great players--and great seasons--has seemingly decreased...

Hall of Fame should [not] lower voting threshold

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"But with so many deserving candidates on the ballot, it's clear that some players are going to slip through the cracks, especially at the rate that the BBWAA elects candidates (exactly 1.5 per year from 1966-2011). This is unacceptable. " I'd like to respond to this one with a big, resounding NO. It is not clear that anyone deserving is going to slip through the cracks due to the voting threshold. First of all, players stay on the ballot for fifteen years and have a shot at the veterans ballot long after that. That's plenty of time for the HOF-level greats of our era to win a trip to Cooperstown. Second of all, what ever happened to era-by-era comparison? If the run environment jumped during a specific era, then we should be discounting the accomplishments of the great run producers. We should treat pitchers in the opposite manner. Perhaps if it looks like there's a glut of players with Hall of Fame credentials, we should re-examine their credentials, not the voting process.

WAR Graphs: Average and Replacement Level Hall of Fame Values

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What do the career path of the average and borderline Hall of Famer look like? Beyond the Box Score answers that question for both hitters and pitchers.

Members of the 500 Home Run Club Not In The Hall Of Fame

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There are ten members of the 500 home run club not in the baseball Hall of Fame. Beyond the Box Score takes a look at their careers using wins above replacement and compares them to the average...

Slyde from Red Reporter graphs Griffey's career WAR, and color codes the SEA/CIN seasons. I feel...

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Slyde from Red Reporter graphs Griffey's career WAR, and color codes the SEA/CIN seasons. I feel sorry for Reds fans.

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