Tag: Dave Norman

Will 2021 Be Dave Norman’s Year for the HOF?

(GAME DATE — Oct. 31, 2020) — Very shortly the ballots will be sent out to the league’s GM’s for their votes on their selections for the most eligible players to be inducted into the Bull League Hall of Fame. For the fourth year in a row, Dave “The Dominator” Norman’s name will appear on that ballot — will 2021 finally be the year he is admitted to the hallowed Hall?

The fleet-footed right fielder is known for his all-time stolen bases record, 303 after his 21 seasons of service, accumulated in 1,297 games. But few know that Norman was also a two-time league batting champ, one of the few to be named such in both leagues. Continue reading “Will 2021 Be Dave Norman’s Year for the HOF?”

Early Preview of Hall of Fame Eligible Players for 2019

Hall of Fame voting is still many months away, but we will take a brief look now, during the “dog days of summer”, at who will be on the ballot and who is a likely candidate to get voted in for 2019.

For those who are uninitiated, the Bull League’s Hall of Fame allows for fairly brief entry. Players need only be retired for two complete seasons before becoming eligible to be named on the ballot. They require just five years of playing time (though all inductees have much more), but are only kept on the ballot for five years. Continue reading “Early Preview of Hall of Fame Eligible Players for 2019”

Episode #1 (2018): Dave Norman Misses Hall, New GMs, and More

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Episode #1 (2018): Dave Norman Misses Hall, New GMs, and More

In this first episode since the Bull Cup last year, we discuss Dave Norman missing the call to the Hall, welcome a couple of new GMs to our crazy league, recap the start of the first college league to get underway, the PRCL, and some more news and info to kick off the new year.

Papierclip Voted to the Hall

Jacques Papierclip will be the sole induction to the hallowed halls of the Bull League Hall of Fame for 2018, after taking in 82.5% of the votes in his second year of eligibility.

Players require 75% or more of the votes for admission, and must have been retired at least two seasons to become eligible. Continue reading “Papierclip Voted to the Hall”

Class of ’18: Hall of Fame Preview

Hall of Fame voting doesn’t start until December, but we take a sneak peek at the newest eligible retired players, recap their exploits, and opine on whether or not they deserve a cherished plaque in the hallowed halls of Bull League baseball history.

There are four new faces on the ballot, but of them just three have a realistic shot at being elected – a potential Hall of Fame outfield of Dave Norman, Joe Balaski and Andrew White.

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Boston’s Janmaat Joins 1600 Hits Club

Boston Brawlers veteran 1B-man Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat, the 37-year old Dutchman with over 20 years in the Bull League, has added his name to the exclusive 1600+ Hits club, in his 1-for-4 contribution against the New York Minutemen today.

Janmaat is now #3 on the All Time Hits list, behind Hall of Famer Carl Simms (1,655) and Dave Norman (1,615), who retired last year. His other numbers are very Hall of Fame worthy, with a career average of .308, 5,190 at-bats, and 323 doubles.

Close behind Janmaat is fellow Brawler Narushi Ohata, just 7 hits shy of the 1,600 mark.