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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1978 Results

Congratulations to New York Yankee Ron Guidry, 1978’s Most Meritorious Player. Guidry garnered nine of thirteen possible first-place votes.

                 1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11    12     13     Pts
Guidry           9     3           1                                                              189
Rice                   6     4     2                 1                                            169
Parker           1     2     4     1     1     2     1                                            147
Niekro, Phil     3     2     1     1     1     1           1     1      2                         146
Caldwell                     2     2     3     2     2     1                   1                  134
Otis                               3           3     1     2            2            1            107
Simmons                                  2     2     3     2     1      1                          98
Fisk                         1           4           1     1     2                   1             92
Matlack                            1           1     1     1     1      1      1            2      63
DeCinces, Doug                                 1     1     1     2      1      3                   62
Lopes                        1           1     1                               1            1      42
Eckersley                                1                 1            2            2             39
Clark, Jack                                                1     2      2      1                   39
Palmer                                                           1             2     2      2      31
Smalley                            1                                    1            1      1      25
Foster                                                     1                   1     2      1      24
Nettles                                                          1             1     1      1      19
Cey                                1                             1                                 19
Carter, Gary                                                     1                          1      10
Smith, Reggie                                                           1                   1       9
Schmidt                                              1                                              9
Cruz, Jose                                           1                                              9
Thornton, Andre                                            1                                        8
Stearns                                                                        1                    5
Concepcion                                                                     1                    5
Blue                                                                                 1              4
Golz, Dave                                                                           1              4
Luzinski                                                                             1              4
Bowa                                                                                        1       3
Madlock                                                                                     1       3
Leonard                                                                                     1       3

Total ballots: 13

The other players receiving first-place votes were NLers Phil Niekro of the Atlanta Braves and Dave Parker of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Niekro was the NL’s most meritorious pitcher, and Parker the most meritorious player.

The AL’s most meritorious non-pitcher was Boston Red Sox’ outfielder Jim Rice,

fra paolo Posted: February 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: February 09, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4366291)
This is the worst election for HoM electees. Only 5 of the top 15 players in 1978 have been elected.
   2. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: February 10, 2013 at 06:42 AM (#4366388)
One of the worst MVP selections in history took place that year (Rice over Guidry). An argument can be made that no player was ever more valuable to their team or should I say ever more directly and somewhat solely responsible for their team winning the pennant than Guidry in 1978. He pitched 2 complete game 2-hit shutouts against Boston in September (5 days apart), then followed up by winning the single playoff game.
   3. lieiam Posted: February 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM (#4366456)
My highest rated players without a single vote:
21st Bob Knepper
24th Ken Singleton

I think we've got some interesting looking results near the top, as Rice in 2nd doesn't have a single 1st place vote, while Parker in 3rd has one, and Niekro in 4th has 3.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:15 PM (#4366649)
Ron Guidry is the first pitcher to win the MMP since Steve Carlton in 1972. He's also the first Yankee to win it since Mickey Mantle in 1961.


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%)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (88.9%)
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4366651)
Guidry is the first Yankee to win the pitching MMP, and only the fourth from the American League.

The Pitching MMP

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)
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)

2012: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (6th overall)
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4366652)


AL MMP

1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1962: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (4th overall)
1963: too close to call (Peters, Allison and Howard were 9th-11th overall)
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)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:23 PM (#4366653)

Jim Rice is the first outfielder to lead American League position players since Reggie Jackson in 1973 and the first member of the Boston Red Sox since "Yaz" in 1970. I didn't notice it at the time but George Brett had been the first member of an expansion team to be named AL position player MMP in 1976.

AL Position Player MMP

1961: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (MMP)
1962: Mickey Mantle, CF, New York Yankees (AL MMP, 4th overall)
1963: too close to call (Allison and Howard were 10th & 11th overall)
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, RF, Boston Red Sox (2nd overall)

2012: Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels (MMP)


   8. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4366657)
Dave Parker is the first Pittsburgh Pirate to win the NL's MMP and the first outfielder since Willie Mays in 1965.

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)
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)

2012: Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants (2nd overall)


   9. Chris Fluit Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:30 PM (#4366664)

Phil Niekro is now a two-time winner of the NL's pitching MMP. He previously won in 1974 and joins Koufax, Gibson and Seaver as multiple winners.


NL Pitcher MMP

1961: undetermined (Don Drysdale and Warren Spahn received 1 10th place vote)
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: too close to call (Randy Jones, Seaver and Carlton received 1 vote each)
1977: Rick Reuschel, Chicago Cubs (pitching MMP, 6th overall)
1978: Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves (4th overall)

2012: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (12th overall)
   10. fra paolo Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:59 PM (#4366692)
The Pitching MMP

1961: undetermined/tie

AL MMP

1963: too close to call (Peters, Allison and Howard were 9th-11th overall)

AL Position Player MMP

1963: too close to call (Allison and Howard were 10th & 11th overall)

NL Pitcher MMP

1961: undetermined (Don Drysdale and Warren Spahn received 1 10th place vote)
1976: too close to call (Randy Jones, Seaver and Carlton received 1 vote each)


Special elections?
   11. Chris Fluit Posted: February 11, 2013 at 09:26 AM (#4366924)
I'm all for it but DL has been hesitant as he's focused on increasing the number of voters for the main election.
   12. DL from MN Posted: February 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4366998)
I'd much rather do the regular elections than special elections at this time. Maybe when we catch up. If we really needed to know those things we should have changed the structure to a larger ballot at the beginning of the project.
   13. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 15, 2013 at 02:34 AM (#4370135)
I'm a big fan of MMP lists.
   14. caiman Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4372626)
Here's my list of top hitters and pitchers in 1978 in terms of run value.

NL Hitter:
Reggie Smith OF 33 Los Angeles 39.34 Runs
Dave Parker OF 27 Pittsburgh 33.98
Jack Clark OF 22 San Francisco 33.37
Greg Luzinski OF 27 Philadelphia 33.12
Gene Tenace 1B 31 San Diego 30.70
Darrell Evans 3B 31 San Francisco 29.97
Bill Madlock 2B 27 San Francisco 28.86
Dave Winfield OF 26 San Diego 28.79
Ron Cey 3B 30 Los Angeles 28.15
Jeff Burroughs OF 27 Atlanta 27.55
Jose Cruz OF 30 Houston 26.93
Ted Simmons C 28 St. Louis 24.84
George Foster OF 29 Cincinnati 24.78
Davey Lopes 2B 33 Los Angeles 24.04
Gene Richards OF 24 San Diego 23.70
Willie Stargell 1B 38 Pittsburgh 23.69
Steve Garvey 1B 29 Los Angeles 20.87
Ellis Valentine OF 23 Montreal 20.55
Mike Schmidt 3B 28 Philadelphia 20.24

NL Pitcher:
Phil Niekro 19-18 39 Atlanta 38.55 Runs
Rick Reuschel 14-15 29 Chicago 21.68
Craig Swan 9-6 27 New York 18.85
Larry Christenson 13-14 24 Philadelphia 18.34
Bert Blyleven 14-10 27 Pittsburgh 17.54
Dennis Lamp 7-15 25 Chicago 16.17
Gene Garber 6-5 30 ATL/Pha 16.12
Burt Hooton 19-10 28 Los Angeles 16.05
J.R. Richard 18-11 28 Houston 15.24
Kent Tekulve 8-7 31 Pittsburgh 14.42
Dick Ruthven 15-11 27 Pha/ATL 14.00
Don Robinson 14-6 21 Pittsburgh 13.94
Ron Reed 3-4 35 Philadelphia 12.69
Ed Halicki 9-10 27 San Francisco 12.55
Rollie Fingers 6-13 31 San Diego 12.28
Tom Seaver 16-14 33 Cincinnati 12.24
Warren Brusstar 6-3 26 Philadelphia 11.05
Bob Knepper 17-11 24 San Francisco 10.77
Gaylord Perry 21-6 39 San Diego 10.21

Al Hitter:
Ken Singleton OF 31 Baltimore 43.70 Runs
Andre Thornton 1B 28 Cleveland 40.47
Jim Rice OF 25 Boston 37.03
Eddie Murray 1B 22 Baltimore 33.77
Rod Carew 1B 32 Minnesota 31.50
Amos Otis OF 31 Kansas City 28.97
Doug DeCinces 3B 27 Baltimore 28.51
Larry Hisle OF 31 Milwaukee 26.94
Johnny Grubb OF 29 Tex/Clev. 25.01
Bobby Bonds OF 32 Tex/Chic. 24.68
Reggie Jackson OF 32 New York 22.52
Roy Smalley SS 25 Minnesota 21.06
Graig Nettles 3B 33 New York 20.95
Rico Carty DH 38 Tor/Oak. 20.22
Fred Lynn OF 26 Boston 19.32
Leon Roberts OF 27 Seattle 19.03
Don Baylor DH 29 California 18.67
Gorman Thomas OF 27 Milwaukee 18.29
Al Oliver OF 31 Texas 18.01
Carlton Fisk C 30 Boston 16.46

AL Pitcher:
Ron Guidry 25-3 27 New York 41.38 Runs
Mike Caldwell 22-9 29 Milwaukee 38.32
Larry Sorensen 18-12 22 Milwaukee 28.06
Larry Gura 16-4 30 Kansas City 22.45
Jon Matlack 15-13 28 Texas 20.67
Dave Rozema 9-12 21 Detroit 17.35
Rich Gossage 10-11 26 New York 15.35
Paul Splittorff 19-13 31 Kansas City 14.73
Fergie Jenkins 18-8 35 Texas 14.21
Bob Stanley 15-2 23 Boston 13.69
John Hiller 9-4 35 Detroit 13.38
Luis Tiant 13-8 37 Boston 12.67
Dennis Eckersley 20-8 23 Boston 11.85
Jim Palmer 21-12 32 Baltimore 11.61
Nolan Ryan 10-13 31 California 10.51
Matt Keough 8-15 22 Oakland 10.22

Pardon the lack of formatting. I tried putting
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in back but it did nothing.
   15. caiman Posted: February 20, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4372645)
Here's my list of pitvhers who were the MMP:

1903 Joe McGinnity 31-20 32 New York 45.31 Runs
1903 Cy Young 28-9 36 Boston 32.84 Runs
1904 Jack Chesbro 41-12 30 New York 54.02 Runs
1907 Christy Mathewson 24-12 26 New York 41.33 Runs
1908 Addie Joss 24-11 28 Cleveland 42.18 Runs
1911 Grover Alexander 28-13 24 Philadelphia 45.52 Runs
1913 Walter Johnson 36-7 25 Washington 53.32 Runs
1915 Grover Alexander 31-10 28 Philadelphia 58.62 Runs
1919 Babe Adams 17-10 37 Pittsburgh 36.33 Runs
1945 Hal Newhouser 25-9 24 Detroit 38.31 Runs
1970 Fergie Jenkins 22-16 27 Chicago 51.50 Runs
1986 Mike Scott 18-10 31 Houston 42.81 Runs
1986 Roger Clemens 24-4 23 Boston 36.19 Runs
   16. caiman Posted: February 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM (#4372649)
Note: the above list is by league. That is why there are two MMP's in 1903.
   17. DL from MN Posted: February 20, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4372716)
To use the preformatted text you need tabs in between. I usually use a text editor and then paste into the comments
   18. caiman Posted: February 21, 2013 at 11:09 PM (#4373714)
Here's my list of top NL hitters and pitchers from 1961 to 1978:

NL:
1961
Hitter: Eddie Mathews 3B 29 Milwaukee 50.26 runs
Larry Jackson 14-11 30 St. Louis 21.74 runs

1962:
Hitter: Frank Robinson OF 26 Cincinnati 47.90
Pitcher: Bob Gibson 15-13 26 St. Louis 31.35

1963:
Hitter: Hank Aaron OF 29 Milwaukee 53.62 Runs
Pitcher: Sandy Koufax 25-5 27 Los Angeles 39.75


1964:
Hiiter: Willie Mays OF 33 San Francisco 50.02
Pitcher: Larry Jackson 24-11 33 Chicago 31.89

1965:
Hitter: Jim Wynn OF 23 Houston 43.67
Pitcher: Juan Marichal 22-13 27 San Francisco 43.18

1966:
Hitter: Willie McCovey 1B 28 San Francisco 47.27
Pitcher: Sandy Koufax 27-9 30 Los Angeles 37.38

1967:

Hitter: Ron Santo 3B 27 Chicago 40.64
Pitcher: Jim Bunning 17-15 35 Philadelphia 30.53

1968:
Hitter: Willie McCovey 1B 30 San Francisco 47.37
Pitcher: Bob Gibson 22-9 32 St. Louis 34.09

1969:
Hitter: Willie McCovey 1B 31 San Francisco 56.68
Pitcher: Juan Marichal 21-11 31 San Francisco 37.86

1970:
Hiiter: Willie McCovey 1B 32 San Francisco 49.12
Pitcher: Fergie Jenkins 22-16 27 Chicago 51.50

1971:
Hitter: Willie Stargell OF 31 Pittsburgh 54.05
Pitcher: Fergie Jenkins 24-13 28 Chicago 32.93

1972:
Hitter: Joe Morgan 2B 28 Cincinnati 56.55
Pitcher: Steve Carlton 27-10 27 Philadelphia 39.97

1973:
Hitter: Willie Stargell OF 33 Pittsburgh 56.66
Pitcher: Tom Seaver 19-10 28 New York 35.25

1974:
Hitter: Joe Morgan 2B 30 Cincinnati 52.80
Pitcher: Jon Matlack 13-15 24 New York 31.32

1975:
Hitter: Joe Morgan 2B 31 Cincinnati 63.91
Pitcher: Randy Jones 20-12 25 San Diego 31.36

1976:
Hitter: Joe Morgan 2B 32 Cincinnati 67.12
Pitcher: John Montefusco 16-14 26 San Francisco 21.79

1977:
Hitter: Reggie Smith OF 32 Los Angeles 50.82
Pitcher: Rick Reuschel 20-10 28 Chicago 33.24

1978:
Hitter: Reggie Smith OF 33 Los Angeles 39.34 Runs
Pitcher: Phil Niekro 19-18 39 Atlanta 38.55 Runs















   19. caiman Posted: February 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM (#4373720)
Here's my list of top AL hitters and pitchers from 1961 to 1978:

1961:
Hitter: Norm Cash 1B 26 Detroit 91.71 Runs
Pitcher: Camilo Pascual 15-16 27 Minnesota 23.77 Runs

1962:
Hitter: Mickey Mantle OF 30 New York 70.35
Pitcher: Hank Aguirre 16-8 31 Detroit 37.85

1963:
Hitter: Bob Allison OF 28 Minnesota 40.23
Pitcher: Gary Peters 19-8 26 Chicago 32.45

1964:
Hitter: Mickey Mantle OF 32 New York 50.11
Pitcher: Dean Chance 20-9 23 Los Angeles 35.08

1965:
Hitter: Rocky Colavito OF 31 Cleveland 37.75
Pitcher: Sam McDowell 17-11 22 Cleveland 30.18

1966:
Hitter: Frank Robinson OF 30 Baltimore 69.99
Pitcher: Jim Kaat 25-13 27 Minnesota 28.62

1967:
Hitter: Frank Robinson OF 31 Baltimore 58.76
Pitcher: Dean Chance 20-14 26 Minnesota 22.98

1968:
Hitter: Carl Yastrzemski OF 28 Boston 57.17
Pitcher: Luis Tiant 21-9 27 Cleveland 32.35

1969:
Hitter: Reggie Jackson OF 23 Oakland 74.81
Pitcher: Mike Cuellar 23-11 32 Baltimore 38.58

1970:
Hitter: Frank Howard OF 33 Washington 62.25
Pitcher: Sam McDowell 20-12 27 Cleveland 37.02

1971:
Hitter: Bobby Murcer OF 25 New York 54.15
Pitcher: Vida Blue 24-8 21 Oakland 40.15

1972:
Hitter: Dick Allen 1B 30 Chicago 57.68
Pitcher: Gaylord Perrry 24-16 33 Cleveland 44.86

1973:
Hitter: Reggie Jackson OF 27 Oakland 53.91
Pitcher: Bert Blyleven 20-17 22 Minnesota 38.65

1974:
Hitter: Jeff Burroughs OF 23 Texas 44.63
Pitcher: Gaylord Perry 21-13 35 Cleveland 35.07

1975:
Hitter: John Mayberry 1B 26 Kansas City 49.41
Pitcher: Catfish Hunter 23-14 29 New York 37.44

1976:
Hitter: Hal McRae DH 30 Kansas City 30.31
Pitcher: Vida Blue 18-13 26 Oakland 27.35

1977:
Hitter: Ken Singleton OF 30 Baltimore 53.51
Pitcher: Dennis Leonard 20-12 26 Kansas City 27.91

1978:
Hitter: Ken Singleton OF 31 Baltimore 43.70
Pitcher: Ron Guidry 25-3 27 New York 41.38








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   20. caiman Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:12 PM (#4374073)
These are the career most productive pitchers in terms of hitting prowess (not including Babe Ruth). The list includes all pitchers who produced at least one run above the average hitter during their pitching career:

YR PITCHERS G PA 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP GDP HBP IBB RPA RUN VALUE
1941 Wes Ferrell 547 1345 57 12 38 129 185 .280 .351 0 0 0 .126 8.10
1918 Doc Crandall 298 522 17 12 6 33 64 .271 .322 0 2 0 .125 5.37
1985 Terry Forster* 465 86 4 1 0 2 9 .397 .413 0 0 0 .174 4.89
1908 Jake Thielman 69 207 5 6 0 21 33 .240 .328 0 2 0 .125 3.80
1908 Hank Gehring 25 54 3 1 1 5 11 .245 .315 0 0 0 .148 2.33
1907 Mike O'Neill 137 415 14 9 2 20 62 .255 .306 0 8 0 .110 2.02
1986 Tim Lollar* 172 255 3 3 8 18 64 .234 .289 3 0 0 .114 1.85
1944 Bill LeFebvre* 75 102 5 2 1 15 11 .276 .382 2 0 0 .130 1.57
1974 Ken Tatum 175 51 1 0 4 3 17 .244 .306 0 1 0 .154 1.56
2012 Micah Owings 183 219 14 2 9 8 72 .283 .313 2 1 0 .116 1.53
1945 Johnny Johnson* 51 24 3 0 0 3 7 .350 .435 0 0 0 .176 1.36
1958 Babe Birrer 56 30 2 0 2 3 6 .259 .333 1 0 0 .157 1.21
1982 Enrique Romo 238 48 2 0 1 2 10 .270 .308 0 0 0 .137 1.15
1921 Suds Sutherland 17 29 1 0 0 1 4 .407 .448 0 1 0 .161 1.13
2007 Mike Stanton* 790 26 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .360 1 0 0 .152 1.06
1919 Jake Northrup* 18 26 2 0 0 2 6 .286 .348 0 0 0 .159 1.06
   21. caiman Posted: February 22, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4374076)
Note:

In all my lists for individual players, that I published here,I show a year. That year is the final year of MLB performance for that player.

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