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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Most Meritorious Player: 1981 Results

Congratulations to our unanimous MMP Mike Schmidt! I don’t have a template set up for putting results in a tabular format but figured we needed results posted.

Player  		pts	ballots	1sts	   
Mike Schmidt		165	11	11	   
Dwight Evans		146	11	0	   
Rickey Henderson	131	11	0	   
Andre Dawson		128	11	0	   
Bobby Grich		112	11	0	   
Fernando Valenzuela	84	9	0	   
Robin Yount		72	8	0	   
Buddy Bell 		56	6	0	   
George Foster		49	9	0	   
Steve McCatty		48	7	0	   
Nolan Ryan	        47	7	0	   
Steve Carlton		46	7	0	   
Dwayne Murphy		37	5	0	   
Cecil Cooper		32	5	0	   
Dave Concepcion		24	4	0	   
Rollie Fingers		19	4	0	   
Gary Carter        	17	2	0	   
Rick Burleson		16	3	0	   
Bert Blyleven		13	3	0	   
Eddie Murray		11	2	0	   
Keith Hernandez		8	2	0	   
Tom Seaver		7	1	0	   
Tom Paciorek		6	1	0	   
Tim Raines              5	1	0	   
Burt Hooton 		5	1	0	   
Tony Armas		3	1	0	 
DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 09:46 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM (#4442526)
My best player without a vote: Alan Trammell or Bill Madlock

Best pitcher without a vote: Dave Stieb
   2. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4442554)
fra paulo is busy with other things at the moment. I could use another ballot counter for 1982.
   3. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 12:02 PM (#4442614)
Valenzuela is top pitcher and top non-HoM this year.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: May 14, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4442691)
I can fill in for '82. Don't know that I could do it permanently though.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: May 14, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4442693)
ps. Thanks for finally posting this, DL.
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: May 14, 2013 at 03:12 PM (#4442845)
Mike Schmidt is the first unanimous MMP since Joe Morgan in 1975 and only the second since 1968. We started with 5 unanimous MMPs in our first 8 seasons but have only had 2 out of 14 since then (including the out-of-chronology election for 2012). This is Schmidt's second MLB MMP (his first was in 1974) and his fifth NL MMP (those two plus '77, '79 and '80).

Dwight Evans is the third Red Sox outfielder to be named the AL position player MMP in the past four seasons, following Jim Rice in 1978 and Fred Lynn in 1979. Lynn and Evans were also the AL MMP, while Rice finished second to pitcher Ron Guidry.

Fernando Valenzuela is the second rookie to win the pitching MMP (Mark Fidrych was the first in 1976) and the first in the NL. Steve McCatty is the second Athletic in a row to win the AL pitching MMP following Mike Norris' win in 1980.
   7. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4442858)
Schmidt makes his 8th ballot which ties Willie Mays.
   8. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 03:23 PM (#4442864)
7th ballot and highest finish for Grich.
   9. DL from MN Posted: May 14, 2013 at 05:09 PM (#4443012)
I'd like to get to the 15 ballot threshold again. 10 ballots is the least we've seen and 17 is the most.
   10. lieiam Posted: May 15, 2013 at 12:38 AM (#4443336)
Thanks for getting this posted.
I also have Stieb as my highest rated pitcher w/out a vote... but for position players (and combined) the highest is Gorman Thomas (22nd... I think. I just closed my spreadsheet).
   11. DL from MN Posted: May 16, 2013 at 03:30 PM (#4444976)
Most MMP ballot appearances

1) Henry Aaron 10
2) Tom Seaver 9
3T) Jim Palmer 8
3T) Mike Schmidt 8
3T) Willie Mays 8
6T) Bob Gibson 7
6T) Bobby Grich 7
6T) Frank Robinson 7
6T) Reggie Jackson 7
Eight players tied 6

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