About the Halls
The Hall of wWAR is a version of the Baseball Hall of Fame re-populated by a single metric. That metric is Weighted Wins Above Replacement, or wWAR. wWAR combines career value, peak value, and postseason value and summarizes a player’s Hall of Fame case in a single number. (read more)
The Hall of Fame is, of course, the real live Baseball Hall of Fame. It is populated by… hell if I know. That’s why I created the Hall of wWAR. (read more)
The Hall of Merit is curated by the Baseball Think Factory. Unhappy with the quality of the Hall of Fame, a group of internet voters take part in elections each year. (read more)
Note: One of the goals of the Hall of wWAR is to see what the Hall of Fame would look like if it stayed the same size and was populated by a metric. The reason the Hall of wWAR and Hall of Fame player totals differ here is that the Hall of wWAR includes Al Spalding and John McGraw as players whereas the Hall of Fame includes them for other roles. I included them in the Hall of Fame’s player count because otherwise it would look like they were not in the Hall of Fame, which is not technically true.
Published January 3, 2012. Updated March 18, 2012.