Top Cards on Twitter 2023: 16-20

We’re getting into some rarified air here and, spoiler alert, we’ve got some new accounts in the mix this year.  Let’s see who is at the bottom of the Top 20!

Number 20: hochman
Sports columnist for hometown paper, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday). Author of 4 books, including 11 IN ‘11 (about 2011 #STLCards). Host of “Ten Hochman.”

On Twitter since: October 2008
Number of Tweets: 81.7K
Following: 10,249
Followers: 45,805

Total points: 965
Average: 7.148
Number of ballots: 135
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 18.52%
% that were 1: 5.93%
Ranking history: 11 (2015), 19 (2016), 12 (2017), 17 (2018), 16 (2019), 15 (2020), 18 (2021), 14 (2022)

When you’ve finished in the Top 25 all nine years of this project, you are probably doing something right.  Hochman is a high-energy advocate for St. Louis and its athletic teams, though as a journalist he’s also just as comfortable pointing out the flaws and problems.  He’s definitely a unique and interesting voice on the beat!

Number 19: Ackerman1120
Sports Director, @KMOXSports (1120 AM). Morning anchor, @kmoxnews. @Cardinals broadcaster. College basketball pxp. @IUSportsMedia. STL kid.

On Twitter since: January 2009
Number of Tweets: 32.2K
Following: 1,939
Followers: 29,863

Total points: 980
Average: 7.538
Number of ballots: 130
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 13.85%
% that were 1: 0.77%
Ranking history: None

I’m not sure why Tom Ackerman hasn’t ever been on this list, but during the open period someone suggested he be added and this was obviously a great choice.  The sports director at The Mighty ‘MOX is an influential voice in Cardinals discussion, most often by his questions to John Mozeliak and others.  He also got the chance to call some games this year, which was a thrill I am sure.  I expect he will be a fixture on this list for years to come.

Number 18: jmjones
#stlcards beat and features for @BellevilleNewsD. Bylines: MLB.com, AP, @SINow. @officialBBWAA member. He/him.

On Twitter since: March 2008
Number of Tweets: 80.9K
Following: 1,367
Followers: 18,803

Total points: 1,024
Average: 7.420
Number of ballots: 138
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 23.19%
% that were 1: 5.80%
Ranking history: 122 (2018), 28 (2019), 29 (2020), 15 (2021), 19 (2022)

Our media run continues as Jeff brings us into the thousand-point tier.  Jeff’s been on the beat for quite some time now and has established himself as a must-read about anything Cardinals.  His account has a ton of baseball but will also veer off into other cultural things as well, such as media and other St. Louis news.  He’s also usually the first guest in a Meet Me At Musial season, though scheduling pushes him to second in 2024.

Number 17: StewStilez
low-quality baseball tweets • pro-bat-flip • baseball cards • scorebook guy & game recaps @birdsontheblack#stlcards

On Twitter since: November 2011
Number of Tweets: 67.1K
Following: 595
Followers: 3,439

Total points: 1,033
Average: 8.754
Number of ballots: 118
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 47.46%
% that were 1: 0.85%
Ranking history: 36 (2018), 36 (2019), 50 (2020), 25 (2021), 17 (2022)

Stew’s pretty awesome all the way around, but you know him as the best scorecard-producer out there, which is saying something given the quality of some scorecards, including by the main beat writer.  Stew’s all in on St. Louis sports as well, which is pretty typical of many of the accounts on this list.

Number 16: DannyMacTV
(no bio)

On Twitter since: February 2023
Number of Tweets: 554
Following: 130
Followers: 9,938

Total points: 1,056
Average: 7.087
Number of ballots: 149
Maximum: 10
Minimum: 1
% that were 10: 21.48%
% that were 1: 6.04%
Ranking history: 127 (2018), 3 (2019), 2 (2020), 3 (2021), 3 (2022)

It only takes a moment for things to change.  The voting last year was conducted before Danny Mac’s DWI arrest and loss of the Cardinals broadcasting job.  It’s not surprising that he fell off the Twitter HOF path that he was on, being the heir apparent to Katie Woo and Derrick Goold in that regard.  The arrest saw him get off Twitter and he only restarted things this February.  That said, the website still churns out regular work and Danny Mac is being more public with MC activities and the like.  It’s not the same, though.

There’s another five in the books!  Come back later today and we’ll walk up to the doorstep of the Top 10!

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