Four Veterans Committee Players for the Hall of Fame

Ken Boyer
On November 5, the Hall of Fame (HOF) announced the 20 finalists (10 from the "Early Years" and 10 from the "Golden Years") who will be considered by the Veterans Committee for its class of 2022. In addition to longtime Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh and seven Negro Leaguers (John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant Johnson, Buck O'Neill, Dick Redding, and George Scales), the 20 finalists include 12 players for whom Career Value Index (CVI) can be calculated. Their career WAR and CVI totals...
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BASEBALL GENERATIONS and Career Value Index

Ernie Banks
To paraphrase Mark Twain, everybody complains about who's in and not in the Hall of Fame, but nobody does anything about it. Nobody but David Gordon, that is. David has devised a new metric called Career Value Index, or CVI, to measure the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. The results of his inspiration and perspiration are presented in our new title BASEBALL GENERATIONS. What Is CVI? CVI is a WAR-based metric that advances the comparison and ranking of the all-time greats in...
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Career Value Index – A New Tool for Evaluating Players for the Hall of Fame

Baseball fans, more than any other sports fans, revere their history. The legends and stars of the past are ever present in the games we watch today and their relative merits are constantly debated – especially regarding the Hall of Fame. For example, Barry Bonds surpassed Henry Aaron who surpassed Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig, Pete Rose surpassed Ty Cobb. During the 2021 World Series, the spirit of Henry Aaron is frequently evoked. Baseball statistics have always been the scaffold...
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