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01-09

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9

Daisy Cutter: Candidate Obituaries for the Zero Percenters, Part 2
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Sahadev Sharma

01-07

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Ninety Percent Mental: Are Secret Ballots Ruining Cooperstown?
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Lewie Pollis

01-07

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Daisy Cutter: Candidate Obituaries For the Zero Percenters
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Sahadev Sharma

01-07

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5

Skewed Left: An Astro for the Ages
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Zachary Levine

01-06

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19

Moonshot: The Changing Hall of Fame Criteria
by
Robert Arthur

12-31

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BP Hall of Fame Voting
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Baseball Prospectus

12-30

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34

Baseball Therapy: How to Vote Strategically for the Hall of Fame
by
Russell A. Carleton

11-21

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11

Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
by
Sam Miller

09-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: So long Abreu; Farewell, Willingham
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Baseball Prospectus

07-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 501: News from the Hall of Fame Front
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-28

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The HOF Rule Change
by
Mike Gianella

07-28

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The Week in Quotes: July 21-27, 2014
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-25

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The View from the Loge Level: Ode to Joe
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Daron Sutton

01-24

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Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and White
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Doug Thorburn

01-17

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Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89
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Doug Thorburn

01-16

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 17: Offseason Chatter
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

01-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're Out
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Joe Sheehan

01-10

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9

Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees of 1990-94
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Doug Thorburn

01-09

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23

Baseball Therapy: The Hall of Fame Ballots By the Numbers
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Russell A. Carleton

01-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 361: Jay Jaffe on the Top Takeaways from the Hall of Fame Election Season
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-09

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22

A Vote for Transparency
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Lewie Pollis

01-08

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9

Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown Candidates
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Ben Lindbergh

01-08

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The Lineup Card: Seven Pioneers Worthy of Hall of Fame Induction
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Baseball Prospectus

01-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 360: Scouting 2013 Hall of Fame Candidates
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-07

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Skewed Left: What the 1936 Hall of Fame Ballot Tells Us About Today's
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Zachary Levine

01-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 358: Is Hall of Fame Balloting Really Broken?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-05

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46

BP Hall of Fame Voting
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Baseball Prospectus

01-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Rethinking Hall of Fame Standards in Expansion Eras
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Kevin Whitaker

01-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Nose Knows
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Steven Goldman

01-02

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Skewed Left: Better Versions of Bad Hall of Fame Arguments
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Zachary Levine

12-18

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The (Ad) Age of Heroes: Judging the 2014 Hall of Fame Candidates by Their Commercials
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Michael Clair

12-12

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Skewed Left: A Cooperstown Party Like it's 1999
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Zachary Levine

11-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 338: Giving Thanks for Your Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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Pebble Hunting: The Hall of Fame 50 Percent Probability Test
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Sam Miller

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Things the Hall of Fame is Not the Hall of, According to a Quick Search
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Ben Lindbergh

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 329: The Debate About Buying a Hall of Fame Vote
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 292: Scott Boras' World Series Plan/A-Rod, Manny, Pettitte and the Hall
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 287: Preparing for Postseason Narrative-Building/Guerrero, Helton, and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 268: Clayton Kershaw and Cooperstown/Xander Bogaerts and Historic Years for Young Talent
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 261: Mike Trout and Becoming the Best Ever/Chase Utley's Aging Outlook
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 236: Analysts as General Managers/Hall of Fame Probabilities
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Announcements: Cooperstown, SABR Team Up to Create New Scouts Interactive Database
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Joe Hamrahi

03-06

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie Lindstrom
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Jay Jaffe

01-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: Bagging on Bagwell
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Christina Kahrl

01-10

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Overthinking It: Has the Sabermetric Movement Been Bad for Jack Morris?
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Ben Lindbergh

01-10

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Pebble Hunting: When the Teams That Don't Have Hall of Famers Yet Will Have Hall of Famers
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Sam Miller

01-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 116: Has the Sabermetric Movement Helped or Hurt Jack Morris?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-10

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Skewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 Ballots
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Zachary Levine

01-10

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Baseball Therapy: Lessons from the Hall of Fame Vote
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Russell A. Carleton

01-10

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Manufactured Runs: What Hall of Fame Voters are Doing to the Hall of Fame
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Colin Wyers

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July 25, 2014 11:09 am

The View from the Loge Level: Ode to Joe

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Daron Sutton

Joe Garagiola will be honored in Cooperstown this weekend. Daron recounts some of Garagiola's best stories.

For five and a half seasons, it was a true blessing and gift to be able to call major-league baseball games several times a month with one of the legendary voices of several generations, Joe Garagiola. Spending those unforgettable years with Joe, it was amazing how one of the game's greatest personalities of all-time still maintained a humility that allowed him to serve as a mentor and friend to everyone he encountered. This weekend in Cooperstown, Joe will be honored the third recipient of the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, a fitting accolade at the very minimum.

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January 24, 2014 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and White

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Doug Thorburn

Scouting the deliveries of pitchers from the dawn of the television era and earlier.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the pitchers who gained entry to the Hall of Fame during the formative years of my youth. Most of these pitchers hailed from the 1960s and '70s, with the occasional senior citizen (read: Hoyt Wilhelm) having gained notoriety in the '50s. The footage becomes more scarce—and less colorful—as we progress back in time, and the lack of video clips makes it more difficult to break down the pitching mechanics of the founding fathers of Cooperstown.

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A look at the mechanics of Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, and Bob Gibson.

Five pitchers were elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA during the 1980s, a number that feels light when one considers the half-dozen arms that were elected in the first five years of the '90s. But the five-pack fairly represents the average induction rate for the four-decade period from 1970-2009. For all the talk about how the modern era is underrepresented in the Hall, it is worth noting that the BBWAA elected just 0.32 pitchers per year from 1936-69 (11 total arms) but has enshrined 0.58 pitchers per year since 1970 (26 total, including the 2014 inductions of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine).

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The guys return from a winter hiatus to talk Hall of Fame pitchers, Masahiro Tanaka, and the upcoming Starting Pitcher Guide that they are currently hard at work on.

The guys return from a winter hiatus to talk Hall of Fame pitchers, Masahiro Tanaka, and the upcoming Starting Pitcher Guide that they are currently hard at work on.

We are looking emails for future episodes, so please feel free to send your questions to pitchingpod@gmail.com! The schedule will be a little sporadic until the guide is released, but they are looking at 7-10 day intervals at the most.

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A humble proposal of a more equitable and efficient voting process for induction into the Hall of Fame.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Joe Sheehan anticipated many 2014 complaints about the Hall of Fame election process in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on December 18, 2008.

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A look at the mechanics of Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, and other immortals.

Pitchers naturally draw most of my attention when looking at the Hall of Fame, and the voting trends of the Baseball Writers Association of America reveal some interesting tendencies when one studies the historical record. For example, there have been a total of 35 pitchers voted into the Hall by the BBWAA across the 78-year span of the voting process, yet from 1956 to 1971, Bob Feller was the only moundsman to pass through the gauntlet. There were only three pitchers enshrined during the first 11 years of the 21st century, and all three were relievers: Goose Gossage, Bruce Sutter, and Dennis Eckersley. But now we stand on the precipice of the Hall's floodgates being opened to pitchers, from the recent selections of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine to next year's shoo-ins such as Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.

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Statistical takeaways from Wednesday's vote.

There’s now officially nothing left to talk about in baseball for another six weeks. But at least we get some good news. Three new plaques will be going up in Cooperstown this summer, a welcome change from the unfortunate shutout that happened during last year’s Hall of Fame voting. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas will all take their places in rural New York. After weeks of the usual arguments over PEDs, the merits of Jack Morris, and the 10-person ballot limit, it’s nice to take a step back and reflect on how good the Class of 2014 really was. Also, we should take a moment to realize that the ballot is starting to read like a BuzzFeed list of “Players that only baseball fans from the ’90s would understand.”

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Ben and Sam talk to Jay Jaffe about the 2014 Hall of Fame voting results, election-season mud-slinging, the 2015 ballot, and more.

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January 9, 2014 12:00 am

A Vote for Transparency

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Lewie Pollis

Would we have another Hall of Famer if the BBWAA had made all of its ballots public?

Lewie Pollis is a senior at Brown University and a former baseball analytics intern for the Cleveland Indians. He also writes for ESPN Insider. Follow him on Twitter @LewsOnFirst.


The year was 2011. I was a green-behind-the-ears aspiring sabermetrician who would pore over every little piece of baseball-related data I could get my hands on in an attempt to better familiarize myself with the numbers. So as I sat on a Greyhound bus with nothing better to do on a dreary January afternoon, I found myself looking over some pre-announcement ballot counters for the newly minted Cooperstown class of 2011.


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The hits and misses scouts made on future Hall of Fame-caliber players.

“Scouting is hard,” exhibit no. 887: even Hall-of-Fame talent is tough to identify. The median draft position of the 14 players on my make-believe Hall of Fame ballot—excluding Edgar Martinez and Larry Walker, who were signed as amateur free agents—was 28.5. This is a cohort that includes some of the most talented players of the past few decades, including a few with strong cases in the “best ever” argument. But even though almost all of them turned out to be the best in their draft class—unless, like Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, multiple members were selected in the same year—collectively, they lasted until the tail end of the first round. None of them was picked higher than sixth overall (Barry Bonds). Mike Piazza was pick no. 1,390. Some scout, somewhere, might have seen a future Cooperstown candidate in each of these players, but that wasn’t the industry consensus.

We don’t know what every scout said about every player, but we do know what some scouts said about some players, thanks to Diamond Mines, the Hall of Fame’s archive of declassified scouting reports. For each of the 14 players I mock-voted for, I looked up the earliest Diamond Mines scouting report available to see whether there was any hint of a Hall-of-Famer-to-be. “You Won’t Believe What These 14 Scouting Reports Said,” is what I would have titled this article if I were better at being click bait.

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The staff makes Cooperstown cases for people who left their marks on the game.

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Ben and Sam discuss BP's Hall of Fame ballot, then review early scouting reports on the players BP would have voted in.

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