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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1993 Results

Congratulations to Barry Bonds on being named the 1993 MMP unanimously. This makes back-to-back awards for Bonds.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Barry Bonds	135	9	9
John Olerud	117	9	0
Ken Griffey Jr	96	9	0
Mike Piazza	82	8	0
Kevin Appier	78	9	0
Jose Rijo	77	8	0
Chris Hoiles	67	9	0
Frank Thomas	66	9	0
Greg Maddux	64	8	0
Len Dykstra	62	9	0
Rick Wilkins	51	7	0
Rafael Palmeiro	43	6	0
Juan Gonzalez	43	6	0
Roberto Alomar	29	6	0
Darren Daulton	19	4	0
Jay Bell	11	2	0
Ry! Henderson	10	1	0
Albert Belle	5	1	0
Kenny Lofton	4	1	0
Mark Langston	4	1	0
Jeff Blauser	2	1	0
John Kruk	2	1	0
Paul Molitor	2	1	0
Randy Johnson	2	1	0
DL from MN Posted: June 08, 2016 at 04:49 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: June 08, 2016 at 04:58 PM (#5239352)
Player #times on ballot
Rickey Henderson 12 (4th on all-time list)
Barry Bonds 6
Paul Molitor 6
Frank Thomas 3
Mark Langston 3
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: June 08, 2016 at 11:51 PM (#5239659)
It's not unexpected but Barry Bonds is entering some elite territory. This is Bonds' second MMP in a row, joining Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Joe Morgan, Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Trout as consecutive MMPs. However, only Mickey Mantle and Barry Bonds have won back-to-back MMPs unanimously. Mantle did it in '56 and '57. This is also Bonds' fourth straight NL MMP and NL position player MMP. Only Mickey Mantle (5) and Honus Wagner (6) have more consecutive league awards (though Mike Trout also has an active streak of 4).
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: June 08, 2016 at 11:54 PM (#5239661)
The pitching MMP has seen some close finishes over the years, including a couple of run-offs and at least one tie (Niekro and Perry in 1974). However, this has to rank as one of the closest. Kevin Appier narrowly edged Jose Rijo by one point for the overall award. The difference maker turned out to be caiman, who was the only voter to leave Rijo off of his ballot.

Appier is the second Royal to win the award, following Bret Saberhagen in 1989. As a consolation prize, Rijo at least wins the NL pitching MMP, the first Red to do so since Bob Purkey in 1962.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: June 08, 2016 at 11:58 PM (#5239663)
Finally, John Olerud became the first Blue Jay to win the AL MMP (take that, George Bell!). Olerud is the third first baseman and the second in a row to win the award, joining Rod Carew ('77) and Frank Thomas ('92). Of course, some guy named Lou Gehrig will probably add to that total when we get to the '20s and '30s.
   5. bjhanke Posted: June 09, 2016 at 09:23 AM (#5239764)
This is trivial, but confusing. How did four guys get 2 points each without being on any ballots at all? Typo of some sort? - Brock
   6. DL from MN Posted: June 09, 2016 at 11:58 AM (#5239929)
Good catch, I wasn't counting 14th place votes as making a ballot, copy paste error from 13 member ballots.
   7. bjhanke Posted: June 09, 2016 at 12:59 PM (#5240015)
What? You're not perfect? Where shall we turn to now in our hour of need? - Brock
   8. DanG Posted: August 08, 2016 at 01:53 PM (#5280606)
Is there a storehouse thread where all the MMP results can be seen together? Thanks.
   9. DL from MN Posted: August 08, 2016 at 04:50 PM (#5280761)
The important links has a link to all the MMP threads but you have to clickthrough to see all the results. If someone wants to make a public google doc I can send them the results spreadsheet.
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: September 19, 2016 at 10:37 AM (#5302586)
DL, if you create a thread, I can post the charts that I occasionally submit to the results thread. That would give us a central place to track MMP, plus the league specific, and pitcher and position player derivations. I don't have moderator authority or I'd go ahead and do it myself.
   11. stanmvp48 Posted: September 19, 2016 at 12:53 PM (#5302684)
Frank Thomas won the BBWA award that year and Molitor finished second.
   12. DL from MN Posted: September 19, 2016 at 02:42 PM (#5302767)
What do you want the thread called? MMP Analysis?
   13. Chris Fluit Posted: September 21, 2016 at 12:46 PM (#5304033)
I don't know. MMP Compilation Thread or MMP Awards Warehouse would work for me. I suppose MMP Awards Cabinet would work too but the O's fan in me prefers to call it a Warehouse.
   14. DL from MN Posted: September 21, 2016 at 04:39 PM (#5304187)
MMP Trophy Case works for me
   15. Chris Fluit Posted: September 21, 2016 at 07:01 PM (#5304255)
Good one. Wish I had thought of it.
   16. DL from MN Posted: September 22, 2016 at 10:46 AM (#5304583)
It made sense. The HoM has a plaque room, MMP should have a trophy case.

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