In years past, we UmpBump writers have voted for who we thought should make it into the Hall of Fame. Once, Nick even offered his list of players to remove from the Hall. This year, we want to know what you think. Below is a list of the 27 players on this year’s ballot, as […]

The Baseball Writers Association of America released the ballots for Hall of Fame voters today and to most fans it will look like a pretty underwhelming list. Bernie Williams is the biggest name on the list and even he will likely struggle to gather enough votes to build towards an eventual induction, leaving the way […]

On Wednesday, Fangraphs’ Jeff Zimmerman weighed in on Ichiro’s Hall of Fame candidacy. Ichiro didn’t join MLB until he was 27, so Zimmerman took the production of all hitters from 27 years of age and older and put them against Ichiro’s career numbers. His conclusion: If a person looks at his production since he was […]

Andy Pettitte has decided to retire, and an ESPN Stats article suggests he might be a Hall of Famer: [I]f he wants to be enshrined, he may have to get in line behind Jack Morris (who received 53.5 percent of votes in 2010 and was not elected in his 12th year of eligibility). But when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]