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Most Meritorious Player: 1982 Results

Robin Yount unanimously wins his first MMP award.

Player   	pts	ballots	1sts
Robin Yount	165	11	11
Gary Carter 	146	11	0
Mike Schmidt	124	11	0
Doug DeCinces	98	10	0
Pedro Guerrero	96	11	0
Dale Murphy	96	11	0
Dwight Evans	96	10	0
Steve Rogers	80	10	0
Dave Stieb	63	8	0
Paul Molitor	55	7	0
Andre Dawson	46	6	0
Toby Harrah	28	4	0
Steve Carlton	27	4	0
Mario Soto	21	3	0
Joe Morgan	20	3	0
Joaquin Andujar	19	3	0
Rickey Henderson	16	3	0
Joe Niekro	13	2	0
Eddie Murray	13	3	0
Sixto Lezcano	12	2	0
Lance Parrish	9	1	0
Fernando Valenzuela	9	1	0
Cecil Cooper	9	1	0
Terry Kennedy	6	1	0
George Brett	4	1	0
Lonnie Smith	4	1	0
Hal McRae	3	1	0
Dickie Thon	3	1	0
Lou Whitaker	3	1	0
Gorman Thomas	3	1	0
DL from MN Posted: June 07, 2013 at 04:21 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: June 07, 2013 at 04:27 PM (#4463790)
Best player to not get a vote: Buddy Bell. Best pitcher: Rick Sutcliffe

Edited: wrong year
   2. DL from MN Posted: June 07, 2013 at 04:31 PM (#4463793)
Most MMP ballot appearances

1) Henry Aaron 10
2T) Tom Seaver 9
2T) Mike Schmidt 9
4T) Jim Palmer 8
4T) Willie Mays 8
6T) Bob Gibson 7
6T) Bobby Grich 7
6T) Frank Robinson 7
6T) Reggie Jackson 7
6T) Joe Morgan 7
6T) Steve Carlton 7
Six players tied 6


   3. lieiam Posted: June 08, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4464244)
Agreed on best overall w/out a vote (I have Buddy Bell 19th) and tentatively agree on best pitcher (Sutcliffe is the highest pitcher in my set w/out a vote, but I have him 39th so if I expanded my set I could see someone else topping him).

This was a clear Yount sweep. 11 for 11 1st place votes.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: June 08, 2013 at 05:05 PM (#4464425)
Back to back unanimous MMPs after a long gap.

Also, quite the battle for 4th between DeCinces, Guerrero, Murphy and Evans. Rogers was in that mix too until he was left off a late ballot.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: June 15, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4470326)
A few stats and facts for everyone:

Robin Yount is the first shortstop to win the MMP Award. I'm kind of looking forward to working backward for a bit because I'm interested to see if Ernie Banks will win one in the late '50s. For that matter, I'm curious if Hank Aaron will win one as well or if they'll both be shut out by the Mantle/Mays juggernaut.

Steve Rogers is the first Expo to win a pitching MMP. The Reds, Dodgers, Phillies, Cardinals, Mets, Braves, Cubs and Expos have won pitching MMPs on the NL side. The Giants and Pirates have yet to win one as part of the "original 8."

Dave Stieb made it a clean sweep for Canada, winning the AL pitching MMP for the Blue Jays. He's the first Blue Jay to win any of our awards.

Gary Carter is the third catcher to win an NL MMP, though only the second chronologically. Johnny Bench previously won the award in 1970 and Buster Posey won it for 2012. All three catchers finished second overall, losing the overall award to Carl Yastrzemski ('70), Mike Trout ('12) and now Robin Yount ('82).

No relievers received MMP votes for 1982, making this the first time that relievers were shut out since 1978.
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: June 15, 2013 at 09:20 PM (#4470329)
MMPs by position:

P:
Sandy Koufax, 1963
Bob Gibson, 1968
Tom Seaver, 1971
Steve Carlton, 1972
Ron Guidry, 1978

C: none

1B:
Rod Carew, 1977

2B:
Joe Morgan, 1973
Joe Morgan, 1975
Joe Morgan, 1976

3B:
Mike Schmidt, 1974
George Brett, 1980
Mike Schmidt, 1981

SS:
Robin Yount, 1982

LF:
Carl Yastrzemski, 1967
Carl Yastrzemski, 1970

CF:
Mickey Mantle, 1961
Willie Mays, 1962
Willie Mays, 1964
Willie Mays, 1965
Fred Lynn, 1979
Mike Trout, 2012

RF:
Frank Robinson, 1966
Reggie Jackson, 1969
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: June 15, 2013 at 09:27 PM (#4470334)
wrong post

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