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In Memoriam

Long-time BJOL poster Bob Gregory passed away recently.  Bob was a frequent contributor to the Reader Posts section of Bill James Online, known for his deep understanding of 19th century baseball, his wit and his warmth.  Bob organized a regular feature of our Reader Posts, an alternative to the Hall of Fame called the Gallery of Renown, in which BJOL readers voted on their favorite players each "year."

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Jose Fernandez
Greatness and joy remembered
Community, Membership, and Renown
Recent events, an upcoming member project, and how you can participate
Tenace, Anyone?
Just a Quick Note about a certain type of hitter
Flying Away
Flight Related Notes
Beyond Monthlies
In the never-ending search for greater meaning, a further exploration of Baseball-reference.com's splits categories.
An excellent way NOT to look to stats for significance.
Shift Update
The trend continues

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Rankings and Ratings

The hottest hitters in baseball at this moment are:

Elvis Andrus 103°
Nelson Cruz 99°
Steve Selsky 98°
Ian Kinsler 98°
Robinson Cano 97°


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