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Friday, January 27, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1968 Results

Bob Gibson is our unanimous choice for Most Meritorious Player for 1968.

Runner-up Carl Yastrzemski was one vote short of unanimity, with the other second-place ballot cast for Willie McCovey.

McCovey tied with Denny McLain in third place.

			1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	Pts
Gibson			12										180
Yastrzemski			11					1				163
McLain					6	2		1	2				130
McCovey				1	1	3	1	4	1		1		130
Freehan					3	1	5	2					126
Tiant						4	1		2	1	1	2	104
Howard					1	1	2	1	1	1	2	1	 94
Mays					1				3	3	2	1	 84
Wynn								1	1	2	2	1	 55
Aaron							2		1		1		 38
Rose							1	1		1		1	 35
Seaver								1				2	 22
Campaneris					1				1			 20
McNally										1	1		 15
McDowell							1					 10
Marichal									1			  8
Allen										1			  8
Koosman											1		  7
Williams										1		  7
Jenkins												1	  6
Brock												1	  6
Horton												1	  6
Santo												1	  6

 

fra paolo Posted: January 27, 2012 at 06:49 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. fra paolo Posted: January 27, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4047874)
Hmm, the columns aren't aligning correctly. I'll have to sort it out in stages. It's a consequence of the same preview issue DL mentioned in the 1969 thread.
   2. fra paolo Posted: January 27, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4047877)
I think it's fixed now. It was only the McCovey and Campaneris rows that were aligning wrongly.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: January 27, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4047911)

Should 12 be our minimum vote tally going forward?

Surprised someone didn't have McLain in top 10. Even forgetting Ws, 336 IP, 28 CG, and an ERA+ over 150 is a heck of a season even in that era.

Freehan got one snub as well. huh.
   4. lieiam Posted: January 27, 2012 at 09:45 PM (#4047916)
Howie, I didn't realize until your post that Freehan and McLain both missed a ballot.
I see that Freehan was 11th on one and McLain was 15th on another. Interesting.
I'm curious about what 1969 will bring...
   5. DL from MN Posted: January 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4047965)
McCovey sort of wins the tiebreaker with McLain by appearing on all 12 ballots. A 13th voter could have rearranged 3rd place pretty easily. We'll also never have clarity as to who the 4th best pitcher was this season.

Can I get a hint on how to line up the columns properly so I can fix the other thread?
   6. fra paolo Posted: January 28, 2012 at 09:42 AM (#4048097)
I sent you an e-mail, DL.
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:03 PM (#4048178)
MMP Results

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%)

Gibson is our 5th unanimous winner and the 2nd pitcher to win the award.
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4048179)
The MMP Pitcher of the Year

1961: undetermined/tie
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)

   9. Chris Fluit Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4048181)

AL MMP

1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1962: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (4th overall)
1963: undetermined/too close to call
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)
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4048182)
NL 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)
   11. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM (#4048197)
Surprised someone didn't have McLain in top 10. Even forgetting Ws, 336 IP, 28 CG, and an ERA+ over 150 is a heck of a season even in that era.


I can't see McLain not making the top-ten myself, but I'm not as gaga over the inning pitched and CG as others here once they are placed into context. Still a great season any way you slice it, though.
   12. Rob_Wood Posted: January 28, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4048202)
I am the voter who had Freehan 11th (not in top 10). I decided to put Frank Howard in the 10th slot rather than Freehan.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: January 28, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4048434)

Yeah, I'm not criticizing either 'absence.'
By "surprised," I don't mean "outraged," by any means - especially since each clearly was given a fair look by each voter.

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