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The Hall of Fame Index

Fantasy BaseballThe Hall of Fame Index

In continuing with the theme of the last several articles. The Hall of Fame Index demonstrates a few things clearly, but none more prominently than the fact that those that vote for the Hall of Fame don’t necessarily know a Hall of Famer when they see one. The whole notion

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The Hall of Fame IndexUncategorized

I’ve released a few Hall of Fame Index articles and hinted around the whole idea behind the index in the first place, but rather than talk in the abstract it usually more instructive to bring up a concrete example I call the “Bobby Grich test.” The old guard in the

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

In the late aughts there was a commercial celebrating the players that made baseball great. They talked about remembering the time I saw this pitcher do this and this fielder do that and it concluded with, “I remember the time I saw Albert Pujols do everything.” So, when we use

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy BaseballUncategorized

“I have come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – William Shakespeare The wisest thing the Hall of Fame ever did was insert the mandatory five year waiting period. Otherwise, Hall of Famers would get in due to the mob mentality that overcomes fans when their favorite legends

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2017 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Back in 2010, Iuniverse was gracious enough to publish The Hall of Fame Index. The Hall of Fame has been a labor of love of mine for nearly two decades. So, even though the book has long been published, we soldier on and makes all the updates we can. Primarily,

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

As we move through the diamond (in reverse) we come to find some commonalities between players that should not have been put in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Index is similar to other systems in that it attempts to distill the effects of time and place. One

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Every once in a while I love to indulge myself. So, instead of focusing on a current player that might or might not be in the Hall of Fame, I’m going to focus on a local hero that has been on the outside looking in for several years now. Jeff

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

About five years ago there was an ad that MLB was running about the great players in the game. The general idea was, “remember the time when you saw Player A do this?” The commercial continued until it reached its epic conclusion, “do you remember the time when you saw

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

My wife (who is a rocket scientist) always makes fun of me when I call myself a scientist. See, I’m an English teacher by trade and I usually faint when asked to solve any sort of complex equation. So, calling myself a scientist in this case is a bit of

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2016 Fantasy BaseballFantasy Baseball

Hopefully, this is not the first Hall of Fame Index article you are taking in. However, for some this is your first, so I should go through the parameters of what we are doing before diving into the second base pool. Second base is the most intriguing position in terms

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