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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1990 Results

Congratulations to Rickey Henderson on winning his first Most Meritorious Player award. Let’s hear it for Rickey!

Player Name		pts	ballots	1sts
Rickey Henderson	134	9	8
Barry Bonds		125	9	1
Roger Clemens		115	9	0
Len Dykstra		106	9	0
Ryne Sandberg		90	9	0
Cecil Fielder		72	8	0
Alan Trammell		71	9	0
Chuck Finley		45	8	0
Cal Ripken		41	5	0
Eddie Murray		41	6	0
Darryl Strawberry	31	4	0
Dave Stewart		28	5	0
Fred McGriff		27	5	0
Barry Larkin		25	4	0
Frank Viola		24	3	0
Jose Canseco		17	3	0
Julio Franco		15	2	0
Ed Whitson		14	3	0
Carlton Fisk		10	3	0
Dennis Eckersley	9	1	0
Lance Parrish		8	2	0
Mark McGwire		5	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2016 at 12:02 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2016 at 12:20 PM (#5168862)
Player #ballotYears
Rickey! 10
Ripken 7
Murray 6
Trammell 6
Clemens 5
Fisk 5
Sandberg 4
Strawberry 4
   2. DL from MN Posted: March 03, 2016 at 12:22 PM (#5168863)
Most Ballot Years

H Aaron 16
W Mays 16
M Schmidt 13
E Mathews 11
F Robinson 11
H Wagner 11
M Mantle 11
R Henderson 10


   3. baudib Posted: March 04, 2016 at 05:40 AM (#5169507)
I love this season from Bonds, his first MVP year.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: March 04, 2016 at 04:59 PM (#5170013)
Rickey Henderson is the third Oakland A to win the MMP and all three have been outfielders (Reggie Jackson in '69 and Jose Canseco in '88). This is also the second time in a row that Rickey has been the AL's top position player.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: March 04, 2016 at 05:02 PM (#5170017)
Roger Clemens is the pitching MMP for an impressive third time (he previously won '86 and '87). The Rocket is launching himself into pretty select company as only Christy Mathewson has more with 4. Ed Walsh, Robin Roberts, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson also have 3.
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: March 04, 2016 at 05:04 PM (#5170018)
Barry Bonds has interrupted San Francisco's streak of NL MMPs (though they'll have their revenge in the future). Bonds is the first Pirate to win the NL MMP since Dave Parker in 1978 and first left fielder since Sherry Magee in 1910.
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: March 04, 2016 at 05:06 PM (#5170019)
Frank Viola is the 1990 NL Pitching MMP. The final vote looks close with Viola and Ed Whitson each receiving three votes. However, Viola and Whitson were twice named on the same ballot and Viola was ahead each time. Including off-ballot mentions, Viola was ahead of Whitson for 6 of 7 voters.
   8. Chris Fluit Posted: March 04, 2016 at 05:07 PM (#5170021)
Finally, that lone vote put Eckersley in the company of relievers to be named on an MMP ballot and the first since Mark Eichhorn had 7 votes for 10th place in 1986.

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