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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Most Meritorious Player: 1965 Results

Congratulations to Willie Mays, unanimously voted the Most Meritorious Player of 1965!

                  1     2     3     4     5      6      7      8      9      10      Pts
Willie Mays      14                                                                  210
Sandy Koufax           12    2                                                       194
Juan Marichal           2    7     1      3      1                                   174
Ron Santo                          5      1      2      4             1      1       140
Zoilo Versalles               1    4      1      2      2      1      1      2       137
Billy Williams                4    2      2             1      1      1              122
Hank Aaron                                1      1      2      5      3      1       106
Jimmy Wynn                                2      1      3      1      3               88
Tony Oliva                         1      2             1      1      1      2        70
Sam McDowell                                     2      1      2             2        57
Dick Allen                         1             2             1                      40
Jim Maloney                               1                    1       2      1       39
Jim Bunning                               1       2                           1       37
Willie McCovey                                    1                    1              17
Don Buford                                                             1      1       13
Bob Gibson                                                     1                       8
Stu Miller                                                                    1        6
Carl Yastrzemski                                                              1        6
Mel Stottlemyre                                                               1        6

Total ballots: 14

Sandy Koufax proved the Most Meritorious Pitcher, and the Twins’ Zoilo Versalles was the Most Meritorious Player in the American League.

fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:06 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:05 PM (#3953382)
Hot topics
   2. lieiam Posted: October 07, 2011 at 04:41 AM (#3954814)
(To continue the discussion from the ballot thread):
Chris Short is the highest person on my ballot who didn't get any votes (although Joe Morgan was next).
   3. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: October 07, 2011 at 06:58 PM (#3955334)
I'm sure some of you have seen this already, but...there are two results in bbref when searching for "Chris Short". One is (of course), Chris Short. The other? Chris Shorter.
   4. DL from MN Posted: October 07, 2011 at 09:08 PM (#3955458)
Rooting for "Chris Shortest" to make the big leagues now
   5. DL from MN Posted: October 07, 2011 at 09:12 PM (#3955462)
Best pitcher to not get a vote was Chris Short for me too. Joe Torre for best C and Norm Cash for best 1B.
   6. sunnyday2 Posted: October 12, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3960549)
God bless you all for remembering Zoilo and Tony.
   7. Alex King Posted: October 14, 2011 at 07:56 AM (#3963108)
1965 MMP Shares:

Name PTS Max possible MMP Shares
Willie Mays 210 210 1.00
Sandy Koufax 194 210 0.92
Juan Marichal 174 210 0.83
Ron Santo 140 210 0.67
Zoilo Versalles 137 210 0.65
Billy Williams 122 210 0.58
Hank Aaron 106 210 0.50
Jimmy Winn 88 210 0.42
Tony Oliva 70 210 0.33
Sam McDowell 57 210 0.27
Dick Allen 40 210 0.19
Jim Maloney 39 210 0.19
Jim Bunning 37 210 0.18
Willie McCovey 17 210 0.08
Don Buford 13 210 0.06
Bob Gibson 8 210 0.04
Stu Miller 6 210 0.03
Carl Yastrzemski 6 210 0.03
Mel Stottlemyre 6 210 0.03

Cumulative MMP shares:
Mays 4.73
Aaron 3.50
Frank Robinson 2.26
Mantle 2.23
Koufax 2.02
   8. lieiam Posted: October 14, 2011 at 07:55 PM (#3963620)
Glad your back Alex King... and glad to see you've started up again with the cumulative MMP shares!
   9. Chris Fluit Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:18 PM (#3967623)
The MMP recipients so far:

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%)

We either got it right so far or we're a bunch of groupthink frontrunners.
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:27 PM (#3967632)
The MMP Pitcher of the Year (unofficial):

1961: undetermined/tie- Don Drysdale, Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn each received one 10th place vote
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)


Purkey got shafted by the actual voters at the time. I guess I can see him finishing 2nd in Cy Young voting behind Drysdale as their numbers are close if you ignore park effects but it's amazing that he finished behind Jack Sanford as well. Was it really as simple as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in wins= 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Cy Young votes?
   11. fra paolo Posted: October 18, 2011 at 09:28 PM (#3967634)
Mays finished third in 1963 (by nine points), so his chances to make it four in a row were fairly good.
   12. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3976392)
Was it really as simple as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in wins= 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Cy Young votes?


No, it was more like being really as simple as the first two being on the teams that finished tied for first, while the third one was on the dethroned pennant winner (which played just as well as it had a year earlier, but spent not a single day in first place after losing five of their first six games). Indeed, the Reds were never really in the race; they were 10 games out as late as August 9 before the Dodgers and Giants came back to them. At the end of the day on April 13, Cincy was 3 1/2 games back; they were never closer than 3 games out after that and only managed to get that close twice, once being the very last day of the season.

-- MWE

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