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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Most Meritorious Player: 1905 Results

Congratulations to Honus Wagner on being named 1905 Most Meritorious Player. This is Wagner’s first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Honus Wagner	146	10	7
Chr Mathewson	136	10	2
Cy Seymour	133	10	1
Rube Waddell	100	10	0
Mike Donlin	99	9	0
Ed Reulbach	68	7	0
Pete Hill	65	7	0
Cy Young	40	5	0
Elmer Flick	34	4	0
Roy Thomas	33	4	0
Frank Chance	30	4	0
George Davis	28	3	0
Rube Foster	25	3	0
Irv Young	22	2	0
Eddie Plank	20	3	0
Sam Crawford	10	1	0
Topsy Hartsel	10	1	0
Ed Killian	9	1	0
Bill Dahlen	8	1	0
Dan McGann	9	1	0
George Stone	7	1	0
Sherry Magee	6	1	0
John Titus	6	1	0
Dan McClellan	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: June 10, 2015 at 04:02 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: June 10, 2015 at 04:09 PM (#4975716)
5th ballot for Wagner and Cy Young. 4th time listed for Mathewson, Waddell, Rube Foster and Sam Crawford. 3rd time for Flick, Chance, Plank.
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:20 PM (#4975826)
Congratulations to Honus Wagner! As DL noted, this is Wagner's first MMP. However, he was previously the NL MMP in 1902 and '04. He's also been the top position player in the NL for four straight seasons ('02-'05).
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:21 PM (#4975827)
MMP Results

1901: Cy Young, P, Boston Americans (75%)
1902: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (77.8%)
1903: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (12.5%)
1904: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Cleveland Naps (33.3%)
1905: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (70%)

1950: Phil Rizzuto, SS, New York Yankees (36.3%)
1951: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (75%)
1952: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (53.8%)
1953: Al Rosen, 3B, Cleveland Indians (75%)
1954: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (100%)
1955: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (66.7%)
1956: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (100%)
1957: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (100%)
1958: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (83.3%)
1959: Ernie Banks, SS, Chicago Cubs (83.3%)

1960: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (66.7%)
1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (100%)
1962: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (100%)
1963: Sandy Koufax, P, Los Angeles Dodgers (58.8%)
1964: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (84.6%)
1965: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (100%)
1966: Frank Robinson, RF, Baltimore Orioles (61.5%)
1967: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (100%)
1968: Bob Gibson, P, St. Louis Cardinals (100%)
1969: Reggie Jackson, RF, Oakland Athletics (30.7%)

1970: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (45.4%)
1971: Tom Seaver, P, New York Mets (57.1%)
1972: Steve Carlton, P, Philadelphia Phillies (92.8%)
1973: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (50.0%)
1974: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (42.8%)
1975: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (100%)
1976: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (91.6%)
1977: Rod Carew, 1B, Minnesota Twins (81.8%)
1978: Ron Guidry, P, New York Yankees (69.2%)
1979: Fred Lynn, CF, Boston Red Sox (58.3 %)

1980: George Brett, 3B, Kansas City Royals (72.7%)
1981: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (100%)
1982: Robin Yount, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (100%)
1983: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (88.9%)
1984: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (78.5%)
1985: Dwight Gooden, P, New York Mets (84.6%)
1986: Wade Boggs, 3B, Boston Red Sox (45.4%)
1987: Alan Trammell, SS, Detroit Tigers (50.0%)
1988: Jose Canseco, RF, Oakland Athletics (46.1%)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (88.9%)
2013: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (63.6%)
2014: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (75%)
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:22 PM (#4975829)
NL MMP

1901: Jesse Burkett, LF, St. Louis Cardinals (3rd overall)
1902: Honus Wagner, SS/RF, Pittsburgh Pirates (3rd overall)
1903: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (MMP)
1904: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (3rd overall)
1905: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (MMP)

1950: Eddie Stanky, 2B, New York Giants (3rd overall)
1951: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (MMP)
1952: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (MMP)
1953: Robin Roberts, P, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1954: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (MMP)
1955: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (MMP)
1956: Duke Snider, CF, Brooklyn Dodgers (4th overall)
1957: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (3rd overall)
1958: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1959: Ernie Banks, SS, Chicago Cubs (MMP)

1960: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1961: Hank Aaron, CF/RF, Milwaukee Braves (3rd overall)
1962: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1963: Sandy Koufax, P, Los Angeles Dodgers (MMP)
1964: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1965: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1966: Sandy Koufax, P, Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd overall)
1967: Ron Santo, 3B, Chicago Cubs (2nd overall)
1968: Bob Gibson, P, St. Louis Cardinals (MMP)
1969: Willie McCovey, 1B, San Francisco Giants (3rd overall)

1970: Johnny Bench, C, Cincinnati Reds (2nd overall)
1971: Tom Seaver, P, New York Mets (MMP)
1972: Steve Carlton, P, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1973: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1974: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1975: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1976: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1977: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (2nd overall)
1978: Dave Parker, RF, Pittsburgh Pirates (3rd overall)
1979: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (4th overall)

1980: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (2nd overall)
1981: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1982: Gary Carter, C, Montreal Expos (2nd overall)
1983: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (3rd overall)
1984: Ryne Sandberg, 2B, Chicago Cubs (2nd overall)
1985: Dwight Gooden, P, New York Mets (MMP)
1986: Mike Scott, P, Houston Astros (3rd overall)
1987: Eric Davis, CF, Cincinnati Reds (4th overall)
1988: Will Clark, 1B, San Francisco Giants (4th overall)

2012: Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants (2nd overall)
2013: Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates (2nd overall)
2014: Clayton Kershaw, P, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:22 PM (#4975830)
NL Position Player MMP

1901: Jesse Burkett, LF, St. Louis Cardinals (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1902: Honus Wagner, SS/RF, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1903: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (3rd overall)
1904: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1905: Honus Wagner, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (MMP)

1950: Eddie Stanky, 2B, New York Giants (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1951: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (MMP)
1952: Jackie Robinson, 2B, Brooklyn Dodgers (MMP)
1953: Roy Campanella, C, Brooklyn/Eddie Mathews, 3B, Braves (t-3rd overall)
1954: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (MMP)
1955: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (MMP)
1956: Duke Snider, CF, Brooklyn Dodgers (NL MMP, 4th overall)
1957: Willie Mays, CF, New York Giants (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1958: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1959: Ernie Banks, SS, Chicago Cubs (MMP)

1960: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1961: Hank Aaron, CF-RF, Milwaukee Braves (3rd overall)
1962: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1963: Hank Aaron, RF, Milwaukee Braves (2nd overall)
1964: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1965: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (MMP)
1966: Willie Mays, CF, San Francisco Giants (4th overall)
1967: Ron Santo, 3B, Chicago Cubs (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1968: Willie McCovey, 1B, San Francisco Giants (4th overall)
1969: Willie McCovey, 1B, San Francisco Giants (NL MMP, 3rd overall)

1970: Johnny Bench, C, Cincinnati Reds (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1971: Willie Stargell, LF, Pittsburgh Pirates (5th overall)
1972: Johnny Bench, C, Cincinnati Reds (2nd overall)
1973: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1974: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1975: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1976: Joe Morgan, 2B, Cincinnati Reds (MMP)
1977: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1978: Dave Parker, RF, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1979: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (NL MMP, 4th overall)

1980: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1981: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1982: Gary Carter, C, Montreal Expos (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1983: Mike Schmidt, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies (3rd overall)
1984: Ryne Sandberg, 2B, Chicago Cubs (2nd overall)
1985: Willie McGee, CF, St. Louis Cardinals (5th overall)
1986: Mike Schmidt, 3B/1B, Philadelphia Phillies (5th overall)
1987: Eric Davis, CF, Cincinnati Reds (NL MMP, 4th overall)
1988: Will Clark, 1B, San Francisco Giants (NL MMP, 4th overall)

2012: Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
2013: Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
2014: Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates (3rd overall)
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:24 PM (#4975832)
Next up, congratulations to Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants. Matty is now a two-time winner of the pitching MMP, following his earlier victory in 1903.
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:24 PM (#4975833)
The Pitching MMP

1901: Cy Young, P, Boston Americans (MMP)
1902: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (MMP)
1903: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (MMP)
1904: Jack Chesbro, P, New York Highlanders (2nd overall)
1905: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (2nd overall)

1950: Ned Garver, St. Louis Browns (6th overall)
1951: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (5th overall)
1952: Bobby Shantz, Philadelphia Athletics (2nd overall)
1953: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (2nd overall)
1954: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (6th overall)
1955: Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox (8th overall)
1956: Early Wynn, Cleveland Indians (2nd overall)
1957: Frank Sullivan, Boston Red Sox (10th overall)
1958: Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves (8th overall)
1959: Hoyt Wilhelm, Baltimores Orioles (won runoff over Camilo Pascual)

1960: Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers (8th overall)
1961: Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves (won tiebreaker over Drysdale and Ford)
1962: Bob Purkey, Cincinnati Reds (6th overall)
1963: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (MMP)
1964: Dean Chance, Los Angeles Angels (4th overall)
1965: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd overall)
1966: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd overall)
1967: Jim Bunning, Philadelphia Phillies (8th overall)
1968: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (MMP)
1969: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (4th overall)

1970: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (3rd overall)
1971: Tom Seaver, New York Mets (MMP)
1972: Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1973: Tom Seaver, New York Mets (2nd overall)
1974: Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves/Gaylord Perry, Cleveland Indians (t-5th overall)
1975: Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles (2nd overall)
1976: Mark Fidrych, Detroit Tigers (4th overall)
1977: Rick Reuschel, Chicago Cubs (6th overall)
1978: Ron Guidry, New York Yankess (MMP)
1979: Dennis Eckersley, Boston Red Sox (10th overall)

1980: Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies (3rd overall)
1981: Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles Dodgers (6th overall)
1982: Steve Rogers, Montreal Expos (8th overall)
1983: Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays (9th overall)
1984: Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays (7th overall)
1985: Dwight Gooden, New York Mets (MMP)
1986: Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (2nd overall)
1987: Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (3rd overall)
1988: Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers (5th overall)

2012: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (6th overall)
2013: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (4th overall)
2014: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (2nd overall)
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:25 PM (#4975834)
NL Pitcher MMP

1901: Vic Willis, Boston Braves (6th overall)
1902: Jack Taylor, Chicago Orphans (4th overall)
1903: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (MMP)
1904: Joe McGinnity, P, New York Giants (4th overall)
1905: Christy Mathewson, P, New York Giants (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)

1950: Ewell Blackwell, Chicago Cubs (9th overall)
1951: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, 5th overall)
1952: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (4th overall)
1953: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1954: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
1955: Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies (12th overall)
1956: Don Newcombe, Brooklyn Dodgers (11th overall)
1957: Don Drysdale, Brooklyn Dodgers (13th overall)
1958: Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves (pitching MMP, 8th overall)
1959: Sam Jones, San Francisco Giants (won run-off over 5 other pitchers)

1960: Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 8th overall)
1961: Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves (won tiebreaker over Don Drysdale)
1962: Bob Purkey, Cincinnati Reds (6th overall)
1963: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (MMP)
1964: Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers (10th overall)
1965: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1966: Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers (NL MMP, 2nd overall)
1967: Jim Bunning, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, 8th overall)
1968: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (MMP)
1969: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (pitching MMP, 4th overall)

1970: Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals (pitching MMP, 3rd overall)
1971: Tom Seaver, New York Mets (MMP)
1972: Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies (MMP)
1973: Tom Seaver, New York Mets (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1974: Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves (t-pitching MMP, t-5th overall)
1975: Tom Seaver, New York Mets (7th overall)
1976: Tom Seaver, N.Y. Mets (won tiebreaker over Randy Jones and Steve Carlton)
1977: Rick Reuschel, Chicago Cubs (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
1978: Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves (4th overall)
1979: J. R. Richard, Houston Astros (11th overall)

1980: Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies (pitching MMP, 3rd overall)
1981: Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
1982: Steve Rogers, Montreal Expos (pitching MMP, 8th overall)
1983: John Denny, Philadelphia Phillies (11th overall)
1984: Rick Rhoden, Pittsburgh Pirates (won tie-breaker over Dwight Gooden)
1985: Dwight Gooden, P, New York Mets (MMP)
1986: Mike Scott, P, Houston Astros (NL MMP, 3rd overall)
1987: Orel Hershiser, P, Los Angeles Dodgers (won tie-breaker over Bob Welch)
1988: Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 5th overall)

2012: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (12th overall)
2013: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, 4th overall)
2014: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (pitching MMP, NL MMP, 2nd overall)
   9. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:26 PM (#4975835)
On the other side of the ledger, congratulations to Rube Waddell. Rube is now a two-time winner of the AL MMP, having previously won that honor in 1902.
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:27 PM (#4975836)
AL MMP

1901: Cy Young, P, Boston Americans (MMP)
1902: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (MMP)
1903: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Cleveland Naps (5th overall)
1904: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Cleveland Naps (MMP)
1905: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (4th overall)

1950: Phil Rizzuto, SS, New York Yankees (MMP)
1951: Ted Williams, LF, Boston Red Sox (6th overall)
1952: Bobby Shantz, P, Philadelphia Athletics (2nd overall)
1953: Al Rosen, 3B, Cleveland Indians (MMP)
1954: Ted Williams, LF, Boston Red Sox (5th overall)
1955: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (2nd overall)
1956: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1957: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1958: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (2nd overall)
1959: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (5th overall)

1960: Roger Maris, RF, New York Yankees (5th overall)
1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1962: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (4th overall)
1963: Elston Howard, C, New York Yankees (won run-off over Peters and Allison)
1964: Dean Chance, P, Los Angeles Angels (4th overall)
1965: Zoilo Versalles, SS, Minnesota Twins (5th overall)
1966: Frank Robinson, RF, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1967: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1968: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (2nd overall)
1969: Reggie Jackson, RF, Oakland Athletics (MMP)

1970: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1971: Vida Blue, P, Oakland Athletics (2nd overall)
1972: Gaylord Perry, P, Cleveland Indians (3rd overall)
1973: Bert Blyleven, P, Minnesota Twins (3rd overall)
1974: Gaylord Perry, P, Cleveland Indians (t-5th overall)
1975: Jim Palmer, P, Baltimore Orioles (2nd overall)
1976: George Brett, 3B, Kansas City Royals (3rd overall)
1977: Rod Carew, 1B, Minnesota Twins (MMP)
1978: Ron Guidry, P, New York Yankees (MMP)
1979: Fred Lynn, CF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)

1980: George Brett, 3B, Kansas City Royals (MMP)
1981: Dwight Evans, RF, Boston Red Sox (2nd overall)
1982: Robin Yount, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (MMP)
1983: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1984: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1985: Rickey Henderson, CF, New York Yankees (2nd overall)
1986: Wade Boggs, 3B, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1987: Alan Trammell, SS, Detroit Tigers (MMP)
1988: Jose Canseco, RF, Oakland Athletics (MMP)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
2013: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
2014: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
   11. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:28 PM (#4975837)
AL Pitcher MMP

1901: Cy Young, P, Boston Americans (MMP)
1902: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (MMP)
1903: Cy Young, P, Boston Americans (6th overall)
1904: Jack Chesbro, P, New York Highlanders (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1905: Rube Waddell, P, Philadelphia Athletics (AL MMP, 4th overall)

1950: Ned Garver, St. Louis Browns (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
1951: Early Wynn, Cleveland Indians (won tie-breaker over Garver and Lopat)
1952: Bobby Shantz, Philadelphia Athletics (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1953: Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox (14th overall, won run-off over Trucks)
1954: Early Wynn, Cleveland Indians (won run-off over Garcia and Gromek)
1955: Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox (pitching MMP, 8th overall)
1956: Early Wynn, Cleveland Indians (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1957: Frank Sullivan, Boston Red Sox (pitching MMP, 10th overall)
1958: Frank Lary, Detroit Tigers (14th overall)
1959: Hoyt Wilhelm, Baltimore Orioles (won runoff over Camilo Pascual)

1960: Jim Bunning, Detroit Tigers (11th overall)
1961: Whitey Ford, New York Yankees (t-14th overall)
1962: Hank Aguirre, Detroit Tigers (9th overall)
1963: Gary Peters, Chicago White Sox (9th overall)
1964: Dean Chance, Los Angeles Angels (AL MMP, 4th overall)
1965: Sam McDowell, Cleveland Indians (10th overall)
1966: Earl Wilson, Boston/Detroit (won tie-breaker over Cuellar and Kaat)
1967: Joe Horlen, Chicago White Sox (t-14th overall)
1968: Denny McLain, Detroit Tigers (3rd overall)
1969: Denny McLain, Detroit Tigers (14th overall)

1970: Sam McDowell, Cleveland Indians (8th overall)
1971: Vida Blue, Oakland Athletics (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1972: Gaylord Perry, Cleveland Indians (AL MMP, 3rd overall)
1973: Bert Blyleven, Minnesota Twins (AL MMP, 3rd overall)
1974: Gaylord Perry, Cleveland Indians (AL MMP, t-pitching MMP, t-5th overall)
1975: Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles (AL MMP, pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1976: Mark Fidrych, Detroit Tigers (pitching MMP, 4th overall)
1977: Jim Palmer, Baltimore Orioles (8th overall)
1978: Ron Guidry, New York Yankees (MMP)
1979: Dennis Eckersley, Boston Red Sox (pitching MMP, 10th overall)

1980: Mike Norris, Oakland Athletics (8th overall)
1981: Steve McCatty, Oakland Athletics (10th overall)
1982: Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays (9th overall)
1983: Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays (pitching MMP, 9th overall)
1984: Dave Stieb, Toronto Blue Jays (pitching MMP, 7th overall)
1985: Bret Saberhagen, Kansas City Royals (11th overall)
1986: Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (pitching MMP, 2nd overall)
1987: Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox (pitching MMP, 3rd overall)
1988: Frank Viola, Minnesota Twins (8th overall)

2012: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
2013: Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (11th overall)
2014: Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians (8th overall)
   12. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:29 PM (#4975838)
Also, congratulations to Elmer Flick who is this year's top position player in the American League. Flick ended a four-year streak by his teammate and captain Napoleon Lajoie.
   13. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:29 PM (#4975840)
AL Position Player MMP

1901: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Philadelphia Athletics (2nd overall)
1902: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Philadelphia/Cleveland (7th overall)
1903: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Cleveland Naps (AL MMP, 5th overall)
1904: Napoleon Lajoie, 2B, Cleveland Naps (MMP)
1905: Elmer Flick, LF, Cleveland Naps (9th overall)

1950: Phil Rizzuto, SS, New York Yankees (MMP)
1951: Ted Williams, LF, Boston Red Sox (AL MMP, 6th overall)
1952: Larry Doby, CF, Cleveland Indians (5th overall)
1953: Al Rosen, 3B, Cleveland Indians (MMP)
1954: Ted Williams, LF, Boston Red Sox (AL MMP, 5th overall)
1955: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1956: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1957: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1958: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1959: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 6th overall)

1960: Roger Maris, RF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 5th overall)
1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1962: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 4th overall)
1963: Elston Howard, C, New York Yankees (AL MMP, won run-off over Bob Allison)
1964: Brooks Robinson, 3B, Baltimore Orioles (5th overall)
1965: Zoilo Versalles, SS, Minnesota Twins (AL MMP, 5th overall)
1966: Frank Robinson, RF, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1967: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1968: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1969: Reggie Jackson, RF, Oakland Athletics (MMP)

1970: Carl Yastrzemski, LF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1971: Bobby Murcer, CF, New York Yankees (6th overall)
1972: Dick Allen, 1B, Chicago White Sox (5th overall)
1973: Reggie Jackson, RF, Oakland Athletics (7th overall)
1974: Rod Carew, 2B, Minnesota Twins (7th overall)
1975: Rod Carew, 2B, Minnesota Twins (3rd overall)
1976: George Brett, 3B, Kansas City Royals (AL MMP, 3rd overall)
1977: Rod Carew, 1B, Minnesota Twins (MMP)
1978: Jim Rice, LF, Boston Red Sox (2nd overall)
1979: Fred Lynn, CF, Boston Red Sox (MMP)

1980: George Brett, 3B, Kansas City Royals (MMP)
1981: Dwight Evans, RF, Boston Red Sox (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1982: Robin Yount, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (MMP)
1983: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1984: Cal Ripken Jr., SS, Baltimore Orioles (MMP)
1985: Rickey Henderson, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 2nd overall)
1986: Wade Boggs, 3B, Boston Red Sox (MMP)
1987: Alan Trammell, SS, Detroit Tigers (MMP)
1988: Jose Canseco, RF, Oakland Athletics (MMP)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
2013: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
2014: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
   14. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:31 PM (#4975841)
Finally, congratulations to Pete Hill who is the top Negro League player for this year. (toratoratora inspired me to keep track of this category as well).
   15. Chris Fluit Posted: June 10, 2015 at 06:31 PM (#4975842)
Negro League MMP

1902: Rube Foster, P, Chicago Union Giants (15th overall)
1903: Rube Foster, P, Cuban X Giants (4th overall)
1904: Rube Foster, P, Philadelphia Giants (7th overall)
1905: Pete Hill, LF, Philadelphia Giants (7th overall)

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