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adarowski

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I'm a husband and a daddy, a user interface designer, and a baseball saberhistorian.

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Put Them in the Hall of Fame: Part 5, Ted Simmons

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In 1994, Ted Simmons received 3.7% of the vote on his only Hall of Fame ballot. In retrospect, he could be the most surprising Hall of Fame snub of them all.

Put Them in the Hall of Fame: Part 4, Lou Whitaker

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Lou Whitaker received 2.9% of the vote on his only Hall of Fame ballot. Take a closer look at his case. You'll see he's one of the most egregious snubs in the BBWAA's history.

Put Them in the Hall of Fame: Part 3, Kevin Brown

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Kevin Brown received 2.1% of the vote on his only Hall of Fame ballot. It would make sense if he was passed over because he appeared on the Mitchell Report. Instead, he was passed over because...

Bill Petti Talks Ballpark Factors on Clubhouse Confidential

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Bill Petti (now with Fangraphs and with roots at Beyond the Box Score) appeared on the MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential to discuss park factors.

Vote on the "All Time Dream Lineup"

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I've been a big fan of Graham Womack's reader-voted Hall of Fame projects from 2011 and 2010. Last night, Graham posted a survey for his newest reader-voted project—constructing an All-Time Dream Team. It looks simple until you click on one of those dropdowns. In center field, do you choose Cobb? Griffey? Mantle? Speaker? Mays? Gosh! Very curious to see the results here. Graham's post about the new project is at Baseball Past & Present.

Put Them in the Hall of Fame: Part 2, BBWAA Ballot Holdovers

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There are dozens of players with excellent Hall of Fame credentials who have not been inducted. In the second part of this 3-part series, Hall of wWAR creator Adam Darowski picks the players from...

According to his daughter, Gary Carter has died

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So sad. We all knew this was coming, but hoped it never would. We'll miss you, Kid. What an amazing player and man.

Put Them in the Hall of Fame: Part 1, 19th Century

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There are dozens of players with excellent Hall of Fame credentials who have not been inducted. In the first part of this 3-part series, Hall of wWAR creator Adam Darowski picks his short list of...

Billy Pierce and Hugh Duffy Inducted into the Hall of wWAR: Ezra Sutton and Hoyt Wilhelm are First Casualties

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The Hall of wWAR is different from the Hall of Fame in many ways, including the fact that it is a fluid institution. Through some tweaks to the wWAR formula, we welcome two new faces (and wave...

Boston Baseball Hack Day

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I'm a web developer. I'm from (around) Boston. I like to work on baseball-related projects. Anybody else thinking of going?

Most Career Pitching rWAR, 20th Century Pitchers with Career of 12 Years or Less

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  1. Sandy Koufax (54.5)
  2. Joe McGinnity (53.7)
  3. Nap Rucker (41.7)
  4. Brad Radke (41.4)
  5. Addie Joss (40.9)

The Koufaxian Wes Ferrell

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In March of 2011, I published the first version of the Hall of wWAR. Quite simply, this first version of wWAR added Wins Above Excellence (all single-season WAR above 3.0) and Wins Above MVP (all...

The Hall of Fame and the Myth of Exclusivity

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There's this myth that the Hall of Fame is super exclusive and should be reserved for only the elite players in history. Only thing is, it's not. And it hasn't been in a long, long time.

The Hall of Fame Inducts Barry Larkin; The Hall of wWAR Inducts Frank Chance

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The Hall of Fame Inducts Barry Larkin while the Hall of wWAR Inducts Frank Chance.

"This is a site for baseball columns, not for baseball blogs. The proprietor of the site is not a...

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Chass

"This is a site for baseball columns, not for baseball blogs. The proprietor of the site is not a fan of blogs. He made that abundantly clear on a radio show with Charley Steiner when Steiner asked him what he thought of blogs and he replied, “I hate blogs.” … Bloggers, however, are welcome to visit this site; so are stats freaks, fantasy leaguers and Red Sox fans. How else will they know what is being said about them by a columnist they love to hate?" — Murray Chass

Hall of Fame Announcement to Come Today: Barry Larkin Likely, but Will he be Alone?

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Hall of Fame Announcement to Come Today: Barry Larkin Likely, but Will he be Alone?

Hall of wWAR vs. Hall of Fame vs. Hall of Merit

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Between the Hall of wWAR, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Baseball Think Factory’s Hall of Merit, there are now three “Halls” that honor the game's best players. How do they compare?

Carlos Beltran and Life After a $100 Million Contract

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Carlos Beltran followed up his $119 million deal with a $26 million deal with the Cardinals. How did other $100 million men follow up their monster deals?

Ranking Catchers by Weighted WAR (wWAR)

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By wWAR, Ted Simmons and Joe Torre absolutely deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. And depending on the size of your Hall, Thurman Munson, Gene Tenace, Charlie Bennett, and Bill Freehan probably do,...

Chris Gomez: One of a Kind

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The "Similarity Scores" on Baseball-Reference have been dead to me for a while. Now that B-R added WAR components to the Play Index, I roll my own similarity search when I'm curious about a player....

Screwed by the Hall of Fame Voters

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Through the Hall of wWAR, we have identified a list of players who belong in the Hall of Fame. Now it’s time to take a look at which teams are getting screwed the most by the Hall of Fame voters.

wWAR vs. Graham Womack's Hall of Fame Project

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wWAR vs. Graham Womack's Hall of Fame Project (an interactive graph)

The 50 best baseball players not in the Hall of Fame, Version 2.0

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Graham Womack's 2011 version of the Hall of Fame project he debuted last year is live. 86 ballots were cast. The results are very interesting. The results are very saber-slanted (Dwight Evans in the Top 10, Jack Morris missing the Top 50). I can't wait to analyze and compare to the Hall of wWAR.

The Hall of wWAR Inducts Frank Tanana

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With Ron Santo getting into the Hall of Fame, 207 MLB players are now enshrined. The Hall of wWAR expanded to 207 players, too. But since Ron Santo was already enshrined, Frank Tanana gets the call.

FanPost
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As the Hall of Fame Expands, Should the Hall of wWAR?

Ron Santo is in the Hall of Fame, and that's awesome. I was updating the Hall of wWAR to reflect this awesome change and it led to something a bit weird. One of my goals for the Hall of wWAR was to...

Click Those Heels, Santo is In!

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Ron Santo is finally in the Hall of Fame—and boy did he deserve it.

The Interactive 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot

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The 2012 Hall of Fame ballot was just announced. Use this interactive visualization to compare the candidates.

BtB Readers Predict the Future of the Hall of Fame

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38 active and retired (but not yet Hall-eligible) players meet the Hall of wWAR standards for induction. 328 readers voted on who deserves induction (17) and who actually will be inducted (12).

Ranking Relievers: The BBWAA and wWAR Pretty Much Agree

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I've ranked relievers using many different stats over the years. Today I take a look at relief pitchers by wWAR. Interestingly, it is a stat that (almost) agrees with the BBWAA's opinion of relievers.

Upcoming Hall of Fame Candidates, by Weighted WAR

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Now that we've got Weighted WAR (wWAR) as an objective Hall of Fame barometer, what does that mean for the upcoming candidates? Be sure to vote for who you actually think will get into the Hall.

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