Category Archives: ***Circle of Greats***

Circle of Greats 1977 Run-Off: Beltran vs. Halladay

There was a tie vote in the Circle of Greats 1977 Balloting, so we will have a run-off election between the two tied players, Carlos Beltran and Roy Halladay. More after the jump.

  Seasons G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB
Carlos Beltran 1998-2017 2586 11031 9768 1582 2725 565 78 435 1587 312 49 1084 1795 .279 .350 .486 .837 119 4751
  per 162 games 162 691 612 99 171 35 5 27 99 20 3 68 112 .279 .350 .486 .837 119 298
  Seasons W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SHO IP BB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
Roy Halladay 1998-2013 203 105 .659 3.38 416 390 67 20 2749.1 592 2117 131 3.39 1.178 8.7 0.8 1.9 6.9 3.58
  per 162 games 17 9 .659 3.38 35 33 6 2 232 50 179 131 3.39 1.178 8.7 0.8 1.9 6.9 3.58
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/7/2022.
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Circle of Greats 1976 Balloting

This post is for voting and discussion in the 135th round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG).  The Baseball Writers of America threw us a curve this year, with no players elected to the Hall of Fame. So we will do likewise, and not elect anyone to the Circle of Greats. But, we will still have an election to fill the ballot for next year’s Circle of Greats election. Rules and lists are after the jump.

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CAWS Career Gauge – Part 2

HHS contributor Michael Hoban has written a comprehensive paper on assessing career value for players of the past century (since 1920), commonly known as the live ball era. In Part 1. Michael introduced his CAWS metric, which stands for Career Assessment Win Shares, based on the Win Shares system developed by Bill James. In Part 2, Michael examines the relationship between CAWS and Hall of Fame-worthy careers.

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