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Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]

Today we continue our occasional series wherein we rank the greatest ballplayers of all time at each position using the seemingly ridiculous but surprisingly effective method of aggregating the first ten top-10 rankings at each position to turn up in a Google search, on the assumption that millions of clicks and links must contain some […]

We turn now to center fielders as we continue our ongoing series wherein we seek out the best players of all time at each position using the preposterous method of randomly googling the first top-10 lists we can find at that position and adding up the rankings. As in the past, the rankings are on […]

It’s time to continue our ongoing series wherein we derive rankings for the top players of all time at each position on the diamond by adding up each player’s rankings on the first ten top-10 lists to appear in a Google search, on the somewhat suspect assumption that millions of clicks and thousands of links […]

Continuing with our ongoing series wherein we rank the greatest players of all time by aggregating the first ten “top 10″ lists at each position discovered through a Google search, we turn in this edition to first basemen. As in past posts, we used a 1000-point scale by subtracting each player’s ranking on each top-10 […]

Continuing our ongoing series in which we try to determine who the greatest players of all time are by crowdsourcing the task out to randomly googled top 10 lists and adding up the rankings for each player on a 1000-point scale, we now turn our attention to the most recently created position: the designated hitter. […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]