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The Hall of Fame Index

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When we get to the modern third basemen we get to an interesting question as it pertains to the Hall of Fame. It is called the Baseball Hall of Fame. It isn’t called the MLB Hall of Fame or the Professional Hall of Fame. So, how much do we count

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The Hall Fame Index Part IIwent beyond the first edition by breaking each position into tiers with the top 50 position players at each position. The idea behind that was to make it easier to compare players. After all, if someone finished with 317 index wins there is no telling

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Since we appear to have all of the time in the world, I thought I would indulge myself and reading audience to some Hall of Fame analysis. Essentially, the governing concept of my book “The Hall of Fame Index Part II” is not whether players should or should not be

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In my last several articles I’ve mentioned my new book on the bottom. Since we won’t have real or even unreal baseball games for awhile, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk briefly about the book and what it aims to do. First, let me get the

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The BBWAA results for the Hall of Fame became official yesterday as the group added Jim Thome, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, and Trevor Hoffman to the Hall of Fame. Edgar Martinez was the closest to getting in as he fell 20 votes short of enshrinement. History demonstrates that every player

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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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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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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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“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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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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