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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Most Meritorious Player: 1973 results

Congratulations to Joe Morgan, 1973’s Most Meritorious Player, in an election that had no fewer than five candidates receiving first-place votes.

	 1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	10	11	12	Pts
Morgan  7	3	3	1									198
Seaver 	3	4		4	3								182
Blyleven 1	2	2	3	2	1	1		1			1	157
Evans  	1	2	3	2	1			4					149
Stargell 2	2			2	3	1		2				133
Hiller			2	1	2	1	2		1	1	1		106
Jackson		1	2	1		2		1	1	1	1		98
Rose				1		1	2	2	1	1	1		74
Bonds			1				2	2		1	2	2	71
Ryan			1	1				1	1		2	4	66
Grich					1	3	1		1	1			63
Munson							1	2	1	1	1	1	47
Cedeno							1		1	2	2	2	46
Palmer							2	2		1	1		45
Bando					2	1			1				39
Carew					1	1					1		26
G. Perry						1			2			21
Wood									1		1		12
Ferguson								1			1	11
Perez										1		1	10
Mayberry					1							10
Bench									1				7
Marshall									1			6
Campaneris									1			6
Sutton											1		5
Rogers												1	4
Tenace												1	4

Total ballots: 14

Top National League pitcher was Tom Seaver. Bert Blylevyn led the American League, with Reggie Jackson getting the most AL points for a non-pitcher.

fra paolo Posted: June 26, 2012 at 08:45 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. fra paolo Posted: June 26, 2012 at 09:42 AM (#4166426)
Apologies Department:

First, the delay was due to my being away in Washington and Virginia last week. Our motel had no-fi instead of wi-fi. I hope this is the last delay in posting results until the next academic year starts. (And even then I would rather avoid delays, because if I am delayed here it means I've mismanaged my time.)

Second, if anyone stumbled on this while in mid-edit, the table might have been in a bit of a mess. It is still too wide, but I can't do much about that. Vote for people with shorter names! Unfortunately, the old edit function when posting threads is no longer available until after submitting the link. Tables are problematic, and this one was the worst one for a while.
   2. DL from MN Posted: June 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4166567)
5 players getting a first place vote because of a good mix of pitching / offense / defense candidates.
   3. DL from MN Posted: June 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4166569)
I have Ken Singleton and Bill Lee as the best players to not get a vote.
   4. lieiam Posted: June 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4167409)
I have Bill Lee 22nd and Ken Singleton 23rd, which is 2nd and 3rd in players with no votes. I have the best as Ted Simmons (20th in my system).
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4168111)
Morgan is the first infielder to win the MMP award, after 8 outfielders and 4 pitchers.

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%)
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%)

   6. Chris Fluit Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4168112)
Seaver joins Koufax and Gibson with multiple MMP Pitcher Awards.

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)
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)
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4168113)
Blyleven is the third straight pitcher to finish first in the AL MMP.

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)
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)
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: June 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4168114)
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)
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)

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