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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1980 Results

Congratulations to George Brett, 1980’s Most Meritorious Player. He led the balloting throughout the election, in a vote marked by a high degree of consenuse for the top three places.

                    1  2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  Pts
Brett               8  2   1                                    161
Schmidt             3  7   1                                    156
Carlton, Steve         2   8           1                        141
Henderson, Rickey          1  6     1  3                        119
Carter, Gary                  1     2  2  1  1       4           85
Wilson, Willie                1  2  2  1             1   1   1   75
Randolph, Willie                 3     1  2      2       1       74
Norris, Mike                  1  2     1  2  1                   66
Yount, Robin                        3        1   1   2       1   56
Hernandez, Keith                    1     1  3   1   1       1   53
Cooper, Cecil                    3     1         1       1       52
Oglivie, Ben                  1     1        2   1       1   2   52
Bumbry, Al                    1  1     1  1      1               46
Jackson, Reggie                     1  1  1      1   1   1       42
Simmons                                1             1       1   17
Dawson, Andre                                1           1   2   17
Murphy, Dale                                     2       1       16
Burns, Britt                           1                 1       13
Gura, Larry                                              2   1   11
Corbett, Doug                                    1   1           11
Quisenberry, Dan                             1                    7
White, Frank                                 1                    7
Reuss, Jerry                                             1        4
Bell, Buddy                                                  1    3
Sutton, Don                                                  1    3

The NL’s MMP was Mike Schmidt. The NL’s Most Meritorious Pitcher was Steve Carlton. Mike Norris was voted the AL’s top pitcher.

fra paolo Posted: April 11, 2013 at 06:02 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: April 11, 2013 at 08:50 PM (#4411272)
I think this is a record 3rd runner-up for Schmidt
   2. Delorians Posted: April 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM (#4411368)
Schmidt shouldn't be runner up next year.
   3. DL from MN Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4411625)
Schmidt also won the 1974 MMP and has a 4th, 13th and 20th place finish. He's been on-ballot since 1974.

   4. Chris Fluit Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:42 AM (#4411651)
I think this is a record 3rd runner-up for Schmidt


Schmidt has been named the NL MMP 4 times but he's only won the overall MMP once out of those 4. He finished 2nd to Rod Carew in 1977 and to George Brett in 1980. He also finished 4th in 1979 behind Fred Lynn and a couple of other American Leaguers. Schmidt's other runner-up finish in the overall race came behind fellow National Leaguer Joe Morgan. However, as Delorians noted, Schmidt has a pretty good shot at finishing on top in 1981.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4411662)
This is Brett's first MMP but he previously won the AL MMP in 1976. He finished 3rd in the overall vote that year behind Joe Morgan and yes, Mike Schmidt.

Steve Carlton is another repeat winner, having picked up the pitching MMP before in 1972. He joins Koufax, Gibson and Seaver with multiple awards.

Mike Norris is the second member of the Oakland A's to win the AL pitching MMP, following Vida Blue in 1971.

And finally, this marks the third time in the last four elections that multiple relievers have received votes. Bruce Sutter and Goose Gossage picked up votes in '77 while Jim Kern and Sutter did it in 1979. Doug Corbett and Dan Quisenberry were the two relievers named this year.
   6. DL from MN Posted: April 12, 2013 at 02:31 PM (#4411993)
After a brief look I think Mays holds the record for 8 times on-ballot. Schmidt should tie that in 1981.
   7. DL from MN Posted: April 12, 2013 at 02:36 PM (#4412004)
I'd amend to say there was a high degree of consensus for the top 4, it's just that everyone also agreed the top 3 were better than #4. I'm a little surprised that Carlton didn't get a 1st place vote from anyone but we only had 11 voters.
   8. lieiam Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:58 PM (#4412705)
Dwayne Murphy was the highest player on my ballot who didn't receive a vote...
   9. Rob_Wood Posted: April 14, 2013 at 09:16 PM (#4414147)

the above tally is off -- i think it shows 14 7th place votes and only 8 8th place votes
   10. DL from MN Posted: April 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM (#4414489)
Best player without a vote: Ron Cey. Best pitcher: Steve Rogers

Re: tally
Rickey has 3 8th and 0 7th. I think that's the only error.

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