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    HoustonGM's Personal Hall of Fame

    Now that I have finished my positional rankings, I've assembled my Hall of Fame. For the Negro Leaguers, I mostly deferred to the assessment of the Hall of Merit. First is a list of players by position and following that is a list of players by franchise (determined by me, generally the franchise the player provided the most value too).

    My Hall of Fame consists of 250 players. The real Hall has 255 players.

    HGM's Hall of Fame Inductees

    Catcher (21): Johnny Bench, Charlie Bennett, Yogi Berra, Roger Bresnahan, Roy Campanella, Gary Carter, Mickey Cochrane, Bill Dickey, Buck Ewing, Carlton Fisk, Josh Gibson, Gabby Hartnett, Biz Mackey, Cal McVey, Mike Piazza, Ivan Rodriguez, Louis Santop, Ted Simmons, Joe Torre, Quincy Trouppe, Deacon White

    First Base (21): Cap Anson, Jeff Bagwell, Jake Beckley, Dan Brouthers, Roger Connor, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Keith Hernandez, Harmon Killebrew, Buck Leonard, Willie McCovey, Mark McGwire, Johnny Mize, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Joe Start, George Sisler, Mule Suttles, Bill Terry, Jim Thome

    Second Base (23): Roberto Alomar, Ross Barnes, Craig Biggio, Rod Carew, Cupid Childs, Eddie Collins, Bobby Doerr, Fred Dunlap, Frankie Frisch, Charlie Gehringer, Joe Gordon, Frank Grant, Bobby Grich, Billy Herman, Rogers Hornsby, Jeff Kent, Nap Lajoie, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan, Hardy Richardson, Jackie Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Lou Whitaker

    Third Base (23): Dick Allen, Frank Baker, John Beckwith, Wade Boggs, Ken Boyer, George Brett, Jimmy Collins, Darrell Evans, Heinie Groh, Stan Hack, Chipper Jones, Tommy Leach, Eddie Mathews, John McGraw, Paul Molitor, Graig Nettles, Brooks Robinson, Scott Rolen, Ron Santo, Mike Schmidt, Ezra Sutton, Ned Williamson, Jud Wilson

    Shortstop (23): Luke Appling, Ernie Banks, Lou Boudreau, Joe Cronin, Bill Dahlen, George Davis, Jack Glasscock, Hughie Jennings, Home Run Johnson, Barry Larkin, John Henry Lloyd, Pee Wee Reese, Cal Ripken, Joe Sewell, Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell, Arky Vaughan, Honus Wagner, Bobby Wallace, Monte Ward, Willie Wells, George Wright, Robin Yount

    Left Field (25): Barry Bonds, Pete Browning, Jesse Burkett, Fred Clarke, Ed Delahanty, Goose Goslin, Rickey Henderson, Monte Irvin, Charley Jones, Charlie Keller, Joe Kelley, Ralph Kiner, Sherry Magee, Joe Medwick, Minnie Minoso, Stan Musial, Tim Raines, Manny Ramirez, Al Simmons, Willie Stargell, Harry Stovey, Zack Wheat, Billy Williams, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski

    Center Field (22): Richie Ashburn, Earl Averill, Max Carey, Oscar Charleston, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Jim Edmonds, George Gore, Ken Griffey, Jr., Billy Hamilton, Pete Hill, Paul Hines, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Alejandro Oms, Jim O'Rourke, Duke Snider, Tris Speaker, Turkey Stearnes, Cristobal Torriente, Jim Wynn

    Right Field (23): Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Sam Crawford, Dwight Evans, Elmer Flick, Vladimir Guerrero, Tony Gwynn, Harry Heilmann, Reggie Jackson, Al Kaline, Willie Keeler, King Kelly, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson, Babe Ruth, Gary Sheffield, Enos Slaughter, Reggie Smith, Sammy Sosa, Sam Thompson, Larry Walker, Paul Waner, Dave Winfield

    Designated Hitter (2): Edgar Martinez, Frank Thomas

    Starting Pitcher (65): Pete Alexander, Bert Blyleven, Kevin Brown, Mordecai Brown, Ray Brown, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Bob Caruthers, John Clarkson, Roger Clemens, Stan Coveleski, Martin Dihigo, Don Drysdale, Dennis Eckersley, Red Faber, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Rube Foster, Willie Foster, Pud Galvin, Bob Gibson, Tom Glavine, Clark Griffith, Lefty Grove, Carl Hubbell, Fergie Jenkins, Randy Johnson, Walter Johnson, Tim Keefe, Sandy Koufax, Ted Lyons, Greg Maddux, Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, Christy Mathewson, Joe McGinnity, Jose Mendez, Mike Mussina, Hal Newhouser, Kid Nichols, Phil Niekro, Satchel Paige, Jim Palmer, Gaylord Perry, Billy Pierce, Eddie Plank, Charley Radbourn, Robin Roberts, Bullet Joe Rogan, Red Ruffing, Amos Rusie, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Curt Schilling, John Smoltz, Warren Spahn, Al Spalding, Dave Stieb, Don Sutton, Dazzy Vance, Rube Waddell, Ed Walsh, Smokey Joe Williams, Early Wynn, Cy Young

    Relief Pitcher (2): Rich Gossage, Hoyt Wilhelm
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    By Franchise

    1. San Francisco Giants - 20 - Barry Bonds, Roger Bresnahan, Roger Connor, George Davis, Darrell Evans, Buck Ewing, Carl Hubbell, Tim Keefe, Jeff Kent, Juan Marichal, Christy Mathewson, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Joe McGinnity, Jim O'Rourke, Mel Ott, Gaylord Perry, Amos Rusie, Bill Terry, Monte Ward
    2T. Chicago Cubs - 16 - Cap Anson, Ernie Banks, Mordecai Brown, Bill Dahlen, George Gore, Clark Griffith, Stan Hack, Gabby Hartnett, Billy Herman, Fergie Jenkins, King Kelly, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Sammy Sosa, Billy Williams, Ned Williamson
    2T. Atlanta Braves - 16 - Hank Aaron, Ross Barnes, John Clarkson, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Eddie Mathews, Cal McVey, Kid Nichols, Phil Niekro, John Smoltz, Warren Spahn, Al Spalding, Ezra Sutton, Joe Torre, George Wright
    4T. St. Louis Cardinals - 13 - Ken Boyer, Bob Caruthers, Jim Edmonds, Frankie Frisch, Bob Gibson, Keith Hernandez, Rogers Hornsby, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Ted Simmons, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith
    4T. Philadelphia Phillies - 13 - Pete Alexander, Dick Allen, Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, Ed Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, Sherry Magee, Robin Roberts, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Mike Schmidt, Sam Thompson
    6. New York Yankees - 12 - Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Lou Gehrig, Joe Gordon, Rich Gossage, Charlie Keller, Mickey Mantle, Graig Nettles, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth
    7T. Oakland Athletics - 11 - Frank Baker, Mickey Cochrane, Dennis Eckersley, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire, Eddie Plank, Al Simmons, Rube Waddell
    7T. Boston Red Sox - 11 - Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, Jimmy Collins, Bobby Doerr, Dwight Evans, Carlton Fisk, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Reggie Smith, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski
    7T. Cleveland Indians - 11 - Lou Boudreau, Stan Coveleski, Larry Doby, Earl Averill, Bob Feller, Elmer Flick, Nap Lajoie, Joe Sewell, Tris Speaker, Jim Thome, Early Wynn
    10T. Los Angeles Dodgers - 10 - Kevin Brown, Roy Campanella, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Don Sutton, Dazzy Vance, Zack Wheat
    10T. Pittsburgh Pirates - 10 - Jake Beckley, Max Carey, Fred Clarke, Roberto Clemente, Ralph Kiner, Tommy Leach, Willie Stargell, Arky Vaughan, Honus Wagner, Paul Waner
    12T. Detroit Tigers - 9 - Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Al Kaline, Hal Newhouser, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker
    12T. Chicago White Sox - 9 - Luke Appling, Eddie Collins, Red Faber, Ted Lyons, Minnie Minoso, Billy Pierce, Frank Thomas, Ed Walsh, Hoyt Wilhelm
    14T. Cincinnati Reds - 7 - Johnny Bench, Heinie Groh, Charley Jones, Barry Larkin, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan, Frank Robinson
    14T. Baltimore Orioles (AL) - 7 - Eddie Murray, Mike Mussina, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson, George Sisler, Bobby Wallace
    16. Minnesota Twins - 6 - Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Joe Cronin, Goose Goslin, Walter Johnson, Harmon Killebrew
    17T. Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 4 - Hughie Jennings, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, John McGraw
    17T. Buffalo Bisons - 4 - Dan Brouthers, Pud Galvin, Hardy Richardson, Deacon White
    19T. Chicago American Giants - 3 - Willie Foster, Pete Hill, Cristobal Torriente
    19T. Cleveland Spiders - 3 - Jesse Burkett, Cupid Childs, Cy Young
    19T. Homestead Grays - 3 - Ray Brown, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard
    19T. Houston Astros - 3 - Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Jim Wynn
    19T. Providence Grays - 3 - Paul Hines, Charley Radbourn, Joe Start
    19T. Washington Nationals - 3 - Gary Carter, Vladimir Guerrero, Tim Raines
    25T. Baltimore Black Sox - 2 - John Beckwith, Jud Wilson
    25T. Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 - Home Run Johnson, Louis Santop
    25T. Los Angeles Angels - 2 - Bobby Grich, Nolan Ryan
    25T. Milwaukee Brewers - 2 - Paul Molitor, Robin Yount
    25T. New York Lincoln Giants - 2 - John Henry Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams
    25T. San Diego Padres - 2 - Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield
    25T. St. Louis Stars - 2 - Mule Suttles, Willie Wells
    25T. New York Mets - 2 - Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver
    25T. Cleveland Blues - 2 - Fred Dunlap, Jack Glasscock
    25T. Toronto Blue Jays - 2 - Roberto Alomar, Dave Stieb
    25T. Seattle Mariners - 2 - Ken Griffey, Jr., Edgar Martinez
    25T. Texas Rangers - 1 - Rafael Palmeiro
    37T. Almendares Blues - 1 - Jose Mendez
    37T. Cleveland Buckeyes - 1 - Quincy Trouppe
    37T. Colorado Rockies - 1 - Larry Walker
    37T. Cuban Giants - 1 - Frank Grant
    37T. Cuban Stars East - 1 - Alejandro Oms
    37T. Detroit Stars - 1 - Turkey Stearnes
    37T. Detroit Wolverines - 1 - Charlie Bennett
    37T. Habana Reds - 1 - Martin Dihigo
    37T. Hilldale Daisies - 1 - Biz Mackey
    37T. Indianapolis ABC's - 1 - Oscar Charleston
    37T. Kansas City Monarchs - 1 - Bullet Joe Rogan
    37T. Kansas City Royals - 1 - George Brett
    37T. Newark Eagles - 1 - Monte Irvin
    37T. Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 - Harry Stovey
    37T. Philadelphia Giants - 1 - Rube Foster
    37T. Pittsburgh Crawfords - 1 - Satchel Paige
    37T. Arizona Diamondbacks - 1 - Randy Johnson
    37T. Miami Marlins - 1 - Gary Sheffield
    36T. Louisville Colonels - 1 - Pete Browning
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    How many players are in the real HOF?

    /too lazy to look
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragecage View Post
    How many players are in the real HOF?

    /too lazy to look
    Thanks for reminding me. I forgot to mention that, adding it.

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    smiles
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    Awesome work.
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    awesome stuff...couple of questions for you though...none of which are meant to be a critique, just curious as to what your thought process is/was on some of this.

    1. You have Eckersley as a starting pitcher, but with an A's hat. I certainly remember him with Oakland and being one of the biggest names in the game for a few years. However, since you have him placed as a starter, why the choice of Oakland as opposed to Boston?

    2. With Darrell Evans (with the Giants over the Braves) and Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays over the Indians), it is pretty close as to which team the player provided the most value. What was the thought process with those selections or any others that you may have had a difficult time selecting a club for.

    3. Who would you say has the weakest case of the players you "enshrined"? In other words, excluding the negro leaguers/19th century ballplayers, who is the worst player listed in your opinion. Secondly, if you had to pick one more player to put in, who was it that most narrowly missed the cut?

    4. If you don't have this handy, leave it be...don't go researching too much, but what players made the Hall of Fame/Hall of Merit that you don't have making your Hall? What players do you have listed that didn't make one or both of those Halls?


    Finally...awesome job on this...between your rosters for the game and your insight/research/knowledge/opinions of the actual game, you certainly do provide a lot of value for this forum and for BBM. Thanks.
    Last edited by scooterbracy; 01-05-2011 at 08:04 PM. Reason: Rephrasing to avoid it being a critique instead of personal curiousty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy View Post
    Finally...awesome job on this...between your rosters for the game and your insight/research/knowledge/opinions of the actual game, you certainly do provide a lot of value for this forum and for BBM. Thanks.
    This. You have almost (not quite, but almost ) single handedly made this forum worth continuing to wade through all the pissfights between the little kids (and between the big kids in Ejections). Thanks for all you contribute around here dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy View Post
    Finally...awesome job on this...between your rosters for the game and your insight/research/knowledge/opinions of the actual game, you certainly do provide a lot of value for this forum and for BBM. Thanks.
    Yeah that; anyways why only two relievers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo X View Post
    anyways why only two relievers?
    Relievers don't pitch very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy View Post
    1. You have Eckersley as a starting pitcher, but with an A's hat. I certainly remember him with Oakland and being one of the biggest names in the game for a few years. However, since you have him placed as a starter, why the choice of Oakland as opposed to Boston?
    Eckersley's cap could go either way, honestly. He had far more value, overall, as a starter than he did as a reliever, but he did spend five and a half years as a starter with Cleveland and Chicago, not Boston. His overall value between Boston and Oakland is closer (Boston ahead by a couple wins according to WAR), but it was close enough that I decided to give Eck and Oakland cap because that's where he truly "made his name" so to speak.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy
    2. With Darrell Evans (with the Giants over the Braves) and Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays over the Indians), it is pretty close as to which team the player provided the most value. What was the thought process with those selections or any others that you may have had a difficult time selecting a club for.
    With Evans, Baseball-Reference's WAR has his Atlanta years worth one WAR more than his San Francisco years. However, given that one WAR over that many years is effectively nothing, I went with San Francisco on the basis of him having ~800 more plate appearances there.

    Regarding Alomar, WAR has him half a win more valuable with Cleveland than with Toronto, but like with Evans, it was close enough that I went with Toronto because of ~1,000 extra plate appearances.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy
    3. Who would you say has the weakest case of the players you "enshrined"? In other words, excluding the negro leaguers/19th century ballplayers, who is the worst player listed in your opinion. Secondly, if you had to pick one more player to put in, who was it that most narrowly missed the cut?
    Weakest case...I'd say Graig Nettles.

    There were many that narrowly missed the cut, particularly when it comes to pitchers. I don't know if I could pick just one, but let's see....Phil Rizzuto, Dwight Evans, Andre Dawson, Will Clark, Bill Terry, Rollie Fingers, Rick Reuschel, Bret Saberhagen, Dave Stieb, Luis Tiant, Vic Willis, Early Wynn....I'd have to say either Evans or Reuschel.

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterbracy
    4. If you don't have this handy, leave it be...don't go researching too much, but what players made the Hall of Fame/Hall of Merit that you don't have making your Hall? What players do you have listed that didn't make one or both of those Halls?
    I'll get back to you on this.

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    Yeah that; anyways why only two relievers?
    Filihok summed it up. See my relief pitcher rankings.

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    all thumbs up here

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    anyone watching the Alomar interview on mlbhd? going in as a blue jay awesome

    now Costas is going on about the roid users ....
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    Again, awesome stuff...thanks for the answers...one final question. In general, did the magic numbers (3000 hits, 300 wins, etc) hold any value in the individual player rankings or with selecting your hall? As an example, I'm guessing Harold Baines isn't all that close to making your (or any other) Hall...but had he reached 3000 hits (which possbily would have led to 400 home runs); would that have changed his placement much (outside of whatever value those 134 hits and 16 home runs provided)?

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