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Baseball Primer Newsblog
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Sunday, September 23, 2001
Dan Patrick may be clever on the telly, but I don’t think he knows much about baseball. There is no way that Ichiro and his 418 outs are the AL’s MVP. No Way. No Way, No way, No way. Boone might deserve the MVP. Patrick calls his season the best by an AL 2Bman ever.
Boone is hitting .327/.366/.577 in a .268/.334/.429 league. In 1936, Charlie Gehringer hit .354/.431/.555 in a .289/.360/.421 league with a well above average range factor. I’d probably want Gehringer’s season, but it isn’t a huge slam dunk. of course, Alomar is hitting .334/.411/.540 for a division leader along with 27 out of 32 stolen bases to five of ten for Boone. With park factors, it is probably a dead heat.
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