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August 26, 2011

Does Hall overlook 19th century guys?: At SweetSpot, a discussion about whether 1800s ballplayers are under-represented in the Hall of Fame.

August 22, 2011

Mike Curtis – Canton In The Crosshairs: At MyHOFS, MJ Calabrese makes the case that 1960s/70s All-Pro LB Mike Curtis should be in the Hall of Fame.

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August 19, 2011

Twenty Guys Who Should Be Out of the Hall of Fame: You’ve seen lists of players who should be in the Hall of Fame before, but The Platoon Advantage lists 20 guys who should be out.

August 16, 2011

Jim Thome for the Hall of Fame: Is Jim Thome a Hall of Famer? BP’s Steven Goldman thinks so. As does Rob Neyer, although both anticipate some pushback from people crying “compiler!” And Tangotiger points out that Jeff Bagwell was better, but doesn’t have the benefit of that shiny 600-HR Club membership card.
UPDATE: Fangraphs’ Chris Cwik also weighs in on Thome.

August 10, 2011

Should Thurman Munson Be In The Hall Of Fame?: Cybermetrics’ Cyril Morong considers Munson’s HoF case.

August 8, 2011

Language bias in Hall of Fame Inductions?: At this Prince of Slides post, you can check out Brian Mills’ Joint Statistical Meetings presentation poster about whether fewer Francophone players were inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame than would be predicted according to a Random Forests-based HoF probability method.

August 3, 2011

Who will next year’s Hall of Famers be?: Writing for CHFF, Scott Kacsmar handicaps next year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

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August 2, 2011

Pro football’s Hall of Very Good (yes, it exists!): At Cold Hard Football Facts, researcher Ken Crippen writes about the PFRA’s official “Hall of Very Good”.

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Cooperstown in/out lines: THT’s Chris Jaffe went through the Hall of Famers, determining which player (at each position) represents the absolute minimum of what a HoFer “should” be.

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July 29, 2011

Splitting Rickey Henderson in Two: Bill James once said you could split Henderson in two and have two Hall of Famers. At Fangraphs, Matt Klaassen tests whether this is actually true.

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Saving Bonds: Joe Posnanski has a question: where would Barry Bonds’ career rank if he had never taken performance-enhancing drugs?

Beltran and Damon ($): BP’s Jay Jaffe compares the Hall of Fame cases for a couple of former Kansas City outfielders.

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July 26, 2011

Under-28 players on HOF career tracks ($): Writing for ESPN Insider, BBTF’s Dan Szymborski uses projected ZiPS WAR to set the odds that today’s young stars will make the Hall of Fame.

July 25, 2011

Stuck in the Middle with You: BP’s Jay Jaffe ranks all-time Hall of Fame double-play combos using his JAWS score.

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July 22, 2011

The Peak-less Wonder – Omar Vizquel and the Hall: Can Vizquel make the Hall with a career that lacked great peak performances? Fangraphs’ Matt Klaassen compares him to other notable low-peak candidates.

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Blyleven’s Hall of Fame route went from old to new school: Tom Hoffarth of the Long Beach Press-Telegram writes about Bert Blyleven’s path to the HoF, and the role sabermetrics & the internet played in his induction.

July 21, 2011

Bert Blyleven career highlights: Just like he did with Roberto Alomar yesterday, THT’s Chris Jaffe goes through Blyleven’s lengthy list of career highs and lows.

July 20, 2011

Roberto Alomar career highlights: With Alomar set to enter the Hall of Fame this weekend, THT’s Chris Jaffe put together a timeline of his career highs (and lows).

The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren’t THAT Bad ($): From BP, here’s a baker’s dozen Veteran Committee HoF picks that can actually be justified statistically.

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July 18, 2011

10 things I didn’t know about Bert Blyleven: In honor of Blyleven’s impending Hall of Fame induction, here are 10 things THT’s Chris Jaffe learned about the Dutchman during his long HoF candidacy.

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July 15, 2011

The Sports Book Hall of Fame: Grantland’s staff makes its first choices for the Sports Book HoF.

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The BBWAA Report Card for the 21st Century – Part 4: Seamheads.com continues their series grading the BBWAA’s Hall of Fame selections by looking at the players who have HoF credentials (according to a Win Shares-based career assessment metric) but were not elected.

July 11, 2011

Johnny Damon — Underrated or Forgettable Star?: Fangraphs’ Eric Seidman gives the overview of Damon’s HoF chances… The case for him will get really interesting if he manages to get to 3,000 hits.

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July 5, 2011

Doug Gilmour`s Hall Of Fame Case: From The Puck Stops Here, a Keltner List for Gilmour.

July 1, 2011

Top Three Hockey Hall Of Fame Snubs: According to Tom Awad’s GVT metric, these 3 players should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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June 30, 2011

Is Terrell Owens a Hall of Famer?: Jason Lisk of The Big Lead uses the concept of “Value over Baseline” to explain why it’s not smart to say we can’t compare modern WRs to ones from earlier, less-pass-happy eras.

June 22, 2011

Most 6+ and 3+ WAR Seasons, Retired Non-Hall of Famers: From Adam Darowski, a look players who had the most MVP-caliber (6+ WAR) or “excellent” (3+ WAR) seasons without being enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

June 17, 2011

Johnny Damon: Statistically Unique, but a Hall of Famer?: BtB’s Bill Petti looks at Damon’s HoF case.

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Milestones That Might Not Trigger a HoF Election: Fangraphs’ Eric Seidman lists some milestones that just won’t be seen the same way if certain guys reach them.

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June 14, 2011

The Coming Hall of Fame Apocalypse : At The Book, Tango prepares you for the imminent wave of qualified HoF candidates coming to a BBWAA ballot near you.

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May 26, 2011

Which Current Major League Baseball Players Are Locks For The Hall Of Fame?: A conversation about current HoFers at Forbes.com.

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May 20, 2011

Dennis Rodman: Greatest Rebounder Ever, and Proven Winner An appreciation of Dennis Rodman, from Carl Bialik of the WSJ Daily Fix.

May 16, 2011

The Gentle Killer: At THT, Chris Jaffe’s retrospective/tribute to Harmon Killebrew.

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May 11, 2011

Injustice in Canton: the Case for Ken Anderson: Kerry Byrne of CHFF lays out Ken Anderson’s Hall of Fame case. StatHead seconds this — Anderson has been highly underrated for a long time, and his HoF induction is overdue.

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May 3, 2011

Lance, Edgar, and Cooperstown: At Fangraphs, Dave Cameron reviews Lance Berkman’s career and wonders if he’ll get the Edgar Martinez treatment from HoF voters.

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April 29, 2011

Bobby Grich And His Case For The Hall Of Fame: Cyril Morong of Cybermetrics makes Grich’s case.

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April 28, 2011

Does Roberto Alomar belong in the Hall of Fame?: With Alomar enshrined, THT’s Steven Booth wonders how his career stands up next to those of other HoF second basemen.

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April 27, 2011

Johnny Damon and the Hall of Fame: Matt Klaassen of Fangraphs lays out Damon’s HoF case.

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April 25, 2011

The worst games by Hall of Famers

At THT, Chris Jaffe finds the worst single-game WPA scores by Hall of Famers. Link

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April 18, 2011

The greatest games by Hall of Famers

Chris Jaffe of THT finds the best WPA games by great players. Link

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April 8, 2011

Palmer the Most Overrated Ever?

Lone Star Ball’s Adam J. Morris wonders how much Jim Palmer was helped by Baltimore’s defense. Link

April 7, 2011

Baseball-Reference stats in the HOF

Baseball-Reference is going power the statistical content in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit. Link

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