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  1. The meaning of baseball statistics

    David Schoenfield

    In writing about stealth MVP candidates earlier today, I'm reminded of something Bill James wrote 25 years ago. In 1987, Andre Dawson won the National League MVP Award. Playing for the last-place Cubs, Dawson led the league in home runs and RBIs, but...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  2. Murphy shunned by voters and statheads

    David Schoenfield

    Jerry Crasnick has a nice story on Dale Murphy and the push his family made for him on his final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Murphy has no shot at getting elected after receiving just 14.5 percent of the vote a year ago; his family needed to ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  3. The list: Worst MVP winners

    David Schoenfield

    In my earlier post, I wrote about players since 1969 who had terrific all-around seasons but didn't win the MVP Award. As a companion to that piece, let's take a quick look at worst MVP winners. There are many ways to look at this, but the easiest is...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. Tim Raines still seeks Hall of Fame respect

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of columns and analysis out there advocating the case for Tim Raines for the Hall of Fame. I probably won't add anything new to the discussion, but let me start here: Player A is Raines. Player B is Tony Gwynn. That final colum...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  5. Hall of Fame debates: Spirited, emotional

    David Schoenfield

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about the Hall of Fame and its voting procedures and results, beginning with the little fact that baseball was not, of course, actually invented in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839 by a future Civil War general named Ab...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  6. Bernie Williams deserves Hall consideration

    David Schoenfield

    The new members on this year's Hall of Fame ballot aren't too exciting, although it's shocking to see guys like Brad Radke, Javy Lopez and Bill Mueller have been retired five seasons already. The only player worth discussing as a Hall of Fame cand...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  7. Bad MVP winners: Andre Dawson

    David Schoenfield

    In the first of a series, we're going to take a look back at some questionable MVP winners. We appear safe from disaster in 2011 -- none of the leading candidates getting mentioned is a bad choice. For example, the Tigers' Jose Valverde hasn't blown ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011