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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

1963: Most Meritorious Player: Results

There’s only one result closer than this:

                1    2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Pts
Sandy Koufax   10    1   5   1                             241
Hank Aaron      5    9   3                                 240
Willie Mays     2    7   7   1                             231
Dick Ellsworth          2   11  3       1                 200
Eddie Mathews               1   7   4   1   1   1   1     159
Dick Groat                  1   2   4       2   3   1     117
Juan Marichal                   2   4   3   2       2     117
Johnny Callison                 2       5   3   2   1     111
Gary Peters                         1   1   1   3   5      78
Bob Allison                         2   1   1   3   3      76
Elston Howard               2   1       1   3       1      74
Vada Pinson                             2   2       1      40
Camilo Pascual                              1   1   1      21
Willie McCovey                              1   1   1      21
Orlando Cepeda                      1   1                  19
Tom Tresh                               1       1          16
Bill White                          1                      10
Carl Yastrzemski                                1           7
Junior Gilliam                                  1           7

Ballots Cast: 17

Congratulations to Sandy Koufax, 1963’s Most Meritorious Player, and let’s extend a little sympathy to Hank Aaron, who came within a whisker of winning.

fra paolo Posted: August 10, 2011 at 08:33 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: August 10, 2011 at 08:57 PM (#3897404)
Hot topics
   2. DL from MN Posted: August 10, 2011 at 09:00 PM (#3897409)
It shouldn't be too hard to come up with a Koufax plaque
   3. OCF Posted: August 10, 2011 at 09:14 PM (#3897418)
The evidence is scant but it looks like we'd call Gary Peters the AL MMP.

The MVP results from that year:

AL:
1. E. Howard
2. Kaline
3. Ford
4. Killebrew
5. Radatz
...
8. Peters
11. Tresh
12. Pascual
15. Allison

NL:
1. Koufax
2. Groat
3. Aaron
4. Perranoski
5. Mays
...
19. Ellsworth
NV: Mathews

Versus our vote:

AL:
1. Peters
2. Allison
3. E. Howard
4. Pascual
5. Tresh
NV: Kaline, Ford, Killebrew, Radatz

NL:
1. Koufax
2. Aaron
3. Mays
4. Ellsworth
5. Mathews
6. Groat
NV: Perranoski

Our AL results shouldn't be seen as particularly reliable.
   4. Rob_Wood Posted: August 10, 2011 at 10:01 PM (#3897430)
Unless I am looking at the table wrong, it looks like the tallies are off for 7th-10th places.
   5. fra paolo Posted: August 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM (#3897435)
Rob Wood — I double-checked Callison's total, which is correct. It could be a browser issue regarding the alignment of the columns, although they look good to me in IE9, Chrome and Opera.
   6. Rob_Wood Posted: August 10, 2011 at 10:41 PM (#3897450)
Well, it could be my browser (I am using Firefox). By eyeball, it looks like there are 19 7th place votes, 18 8th place votes, 15 9th place votes, and 16 10th place votes.
   7. fra paolo Posted: August 11, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3897542)
Ah, I didn't look at it like that. You're right. I'll try to fix that.
   8. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 11, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3897557)
I am also using Firefox, and while the grid below the top three is shifted it still lines up OK.

-- MWE
   9. fra paolo Posted: August 11, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3897558)
Groat's line was all kind of groated up. It should be OK now. I had to hurry off to take mrs fra paolo to work when I posted the thread, and clearly wasn't thorough enough. Apologies.
   10. Rob_Wood Posted: August 11, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3897595)
No worries, as the kids say. Thanks to you and everyone else who take on the administrative duties on this site.
   11. Alex King Posted: August 11, 2011 at 04:14 AM (#3897778)
1963 MMP Shares

Koufax 0.95
Aaron 0.94
Mays 0.91
Ellsworth 0.78
Mathews 0.62
Groat 0.46
Marichal 0.46
Callison 0.44
Peters 0.31
Allison 0.30
Howard 0.29
Pinson 0.16
Pascual 0.08
McCovey 0.08
Cepeda 0.07
Tresh 0.06
White 0.04
Yaz 0.03
Gilliam 0.03

Cumulative MMP Shares Leaders:
Mays 2.74
Aaron 2.62
Mantle 1.80
F. Robinson 1.65
Mathews 1.58
   12. lieiam Posted: August 11, 2011 at 03:49 PM (#3897991)
Alex, I really like the cumulative MMP shares you're keeping track of. Thanks!
And that was a pretty awesome election, right down to the wire.
   13. DL from MN Posted: August 11, 2011 at 04:04 PM (#3898010)
> Thanks to you and everyone else who take on the administrative duties on this site.

I'll repeat that. This site is a bear.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2011 at 10:52 PM (#3902733)
"Alex, I really like the cumulative MMP shares you're keeping track of. Thanks!"

Yeah, that's fun.

And I found the top 3 remarkably close - and was one of only 2 to vote for Mays. I can't really see Hank being more meritorious at this pt in their careers when Willie still had something left in CF.

I do think there is no question who the four most meritorious players were in 1963 - and the voting reflects that really well...

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