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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: 1997 Results

Congratulations to Mike Piazza on winning the 1997 MMP Award!

This is the first MMP award won by a catcher.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Mike Piazza	149	11	2
Roger Clemens	148	11	7
Craig Biggio	121	11	1
Ken Griffey Jr	114	11	0
Pedro Martinez	106	11	0
Larry Walker	106	11	0
Frank Thomas	95	11	1
Barry Bonds	91	11	0
Jeff Bagwell	78	10	0
Greg Maddux	75	9	0
Randy Johnson	60	9	0
Ivan Rodriguez	22	5	0
Mark McGwire	20	4	0
Andy Pettitte	20	4	0
Edgar Martinez	19	4	0
Tony Gwynn	19	2	0
N Garciaparra	15	5	0
Jim Thome	12	2	0
Curt Schilling	8	3	0
Raul Mondesi	7	2	0
Tom Glavine	5	1	0
Mo Vaughn	5	1	0
Darryl Kile	4	1	0
Jeff King	3	1	0
David Justice	3	1	0
Ray Lankford	2	1	0
Kevin Brown	2	1	0
DL from MN Posted: October 05, 2016 at 03:59 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: October 05, 2016 at 04:08 PM (#5314826)
#ballots, players
10, Bonds Clemens
7, Frank Thomas
6, Maddux McGwire Gwynn
5, Piazza Griffey Jr
4, R Johnson E Martinez Glavine
   2. DL from MN Posted: October 05, 2016 at 04:12 PM (#5314829)
As a consolation, Clemens passed Mathewson for most ballots with a vote by a pitcher
   3. Chris Fluit Posted: October 05, 2016 at 06:28 PM (#5314960)
Wow! It's amazing that Piazza beat out Clemens despite trailing 7-2 in first place votes.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: October 05, 2016 at 06:30 PM (#5314962)
This is the fifth time that Clemens has won the pitching MMP ('86, '87, '90, '91) though he has yet to win the full award having finished 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd and now 2nd again overall. This is, however, the first time that Clemens has also won the AL MMP.
   5. Chris Fluit Posted: October 05, 2016 at 06:34 PM (#5314965)
Ken Griffey Jr makes it three straight years that the AL position player MMP goes to Seattle, after Edgar Martinez ('95) and Alex Rodriguez ('96).
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: October 05, 2016 at 06:36 PM (#5314968)
Finally, Pedro Martinez is the NL pitching MMP. He's the second Expo to win the award, joining Steve Rogers ('82).
   7. Rally Posted: October 05, 2016 at 09:08 PM (#5315155)
"Wow! It's amazing that Piazza beat out Clemens despite trailing 7-2 in first place votes"

Clemens throws shards of a broken bat in frustration.
   8. DL from MN Posted: October 06, 2016 at 05:17 PM (#5316307)
Wow! It's amazing that Piazza beat out Clemens despite trailing 7-2 in first place votes.


We have had an election decided by one point before (1969) but Reggie had 4 first place votes which was as many as anyone else (McCovey 4, Petrocelli 2, Gibson 2).

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