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The trad-stat case for VC pitchers

Last time out, we looked at how a bunch of hitters we advocate for who might appear on upcoming Modern Game and Today’s Game ballots looked from a more traditional-stats point of view. 1,768 more words


John and Bud

A little less than a month ago, the Hall of Fame announced the first two members of the 2017 Induction Class.  These two people were also special as they are the first inductees under the new set of rules for the Veterans Committee, now known as the Era Committees.   901 more words

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2017 Today's Game Committee: We Vet The Vets' Vote

MILLER: So, the results are in, and to the surprise of few, it’s John Shuerholz and Bud Selig going to the Hall.

ERIC: Selig’s election was about as surprising as winter snowfall in New England. 794 more words


#37- Ed Walsh, SP2

Year Inducted: 1946 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 33857

The Dead Ball Era has seen its fair share of great pitchers.  Christy Mathewson, Pete Alexander, Walter Johnson are the most famous, but there are many other great pitchers of that time as well.   441 more words

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#40- George Davis, SS

Year Inducted: 1998 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 33286

When Curt Flood challenged the Reserve Clause in the late 1960’s, it was far from the first time that a player had attempted to challenge it.   533 more words

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#41- Cap Anson, 1B

Year Inducted: 1939 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 33138

Record keeping has always been the lifeblood of baseball statistics.  This was, of course, insanely difficult in the era before computers and electronic databases.   453 more words

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#48- Ed Delahanty, LF

Year Inducted: 1945 (Veterans Committee)

Score: 31497

There are some players that get celebrated more for their personality than for their play.  Most of these would be players from the early years of the game.   394 more words

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