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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Most Meritorious Player: 1942 Results

Congratulations to Ted Williams for being unanimously named the 1942 MMP. Williams was also a unanimous selection in 1941.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Ted Williams	105	7	7
Joe Gordon	76	7	0
Mort Cooper	75	7	0
Charlie Keller	73	7	0
Enos Slaughter	63	6	0
Josh Gibson	56	5	0
Mel Ott	47	5	0
Leon Day	46	4	0
Johnny Pesky	37	4	0
Joe DiMaggio	34	4	0
Bus Clarkson	24	2	0
Johnny Mize	19	2	0
Stan Musial	19	3	0
Dom DiMaggio	14	1	0
Tex Hughson	10	1	0
Bill Nicholson	10	1	0
Phil Rizzuto	9	1	0
Pete Reiser	6	1	0
Ernie Lombardi	6	1	0
Pee Wee Reese	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: May 02, 2018 at 04:02 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: May 02, 2018 at 04:13 PM (#5664734)
Player # ballots
Williams 9
Musial 9
J DiMaggio 4
Keller 3
Gibson 3
Gordon 2
Clarkson 2
Mize 2
Rizzuto 2
Reiser 2
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:09 PM (#5665725)
Ted Williams is amazing! He has Mickey Mantle ('56-'57) and Barry Bonds ('92-'93, '01-'02) as only the third player to win consecutive unanimous MMPs! This is also Ted's fourth AL MMP (he previously won or is going to win in '51 and '54).
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:13 PM (#5665730)
Mort Cooper's career year earned him the 1942 pitching MMP. The only other Cardinal with a pitching MMP so far is Bob Gibson, who has three.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:15 PM (#5665731)
Enos Slaughter earns top honors as the best position player in the NL. The Cardinals have fared much better in the position player category with Jesse Burkett ('01), Johnny Mize ('40), Willie McGee ('85), Mark McGwire ('98) and Albert Pujols ('05, '06, '08, '09 and '10) collecting this award so far.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:16 PM (#5665734)
Josh Gibson is the Negro League MMP for 1942. Gibson has now won three awards in a row, joining Rube Foster ('02-'04) as the only Negro Leaguers able to make that claim.
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:17 PM (#5665737)
Finally, Tex Hughson is the AL's top pitcher for this season. Hughson was only named on one ballot. However, four voters included him as their top AL pitcher (including three off-ballot positions) compared to one each for Ted Lyons and Hal Newhouser.

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