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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Most Meritorious Player: 1929 Results

Congratulations to Rogers Hornsby, our unanimous pick for 1929 Most Meritorious Player.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	105	7	7
Jimmie Foxx	84	7	0
Babe Ruth	81	7	0
Al Simmons	77	7	0
Mel Ott	76	7	0
Willie Wells	62	6	0
Lefty O'Doul	52	5	0
Lefty Grove	36	4	0
Tony Lazzeri	35	4	0
Charlie Smith	28	3	0
Firpo Marberry	23	3	0
Hack Wilson	22	3	0
Chet Brewer	14	2	0
Lou Gehrig	10	1	0
Rap Dixon	9	1	0
Wes Ferrell	8	1	0
Martin Dihigo	7	1	0
Willis Hudlin	6	1	0
DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2020 at 09:54 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2020 at 10:13 AM (#5968134)
Player # years on MMP ballot
Hornsby 13
Ruth 13
Al Simmons 4
Gehrig 4
Wells 3
Grove 3
   2. DL from MN Posted: August 06, 2020 at 10:18 AM (#5968136)
This is Hornsby's 3rd MMP. Players with 3 MMP awards and 13+ times on ballot:

Bonds 7/18
Mays 7/16
Ruth 7/13
Cobb 4/15
T Williams 4/13
Wagner 4/13
Hornsby 3/13

   3. Qufini Posted: August 07, 2020 at 12:33 PM (#5968283)
In addition to Hornsby winning the unanimous MMP, Lefty Grove is the pitching MMP, Jimmie Foxx the AL MMP and Willie Wells the Negro League MMP (his third straight!).

However, I can't make a call on the NL pitching MMP. Although most voters mentioned their top NL pitcher, no one took a clear lead. Please post your top three in this thread, if you're willing to help break the tie.
   4. Qufini Posted: August 07, 2020 at 12:35 PM (#5968286)
NL Pitcher

1. Grimes
2. Root
3. Lucas
   5. MrC. Posted: August 07, 2020 at 01:53 PM (#5968300)
NL Pitcher

1. Red Lucas
2. Watty Clark
3. Burleigh Grimes
   6. DL from MN Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5970230)
NL Pitcher
Red Lucas
Watty Clark
Charlie Root
Pat Malone
Burleigh Grimes
   7. Tubbs is Bobby Grich when he flys off the handle Posted: August 18, 2020 at 08:14 AM (#5970255)
1. Lucas
2. Root
3. Malone
4. Grimes
5. W Clark

I had Grimes as my top NL pitcher but he was outside of my top 10. Upon further review & taking a deeper look, Grimes falls to 4th but the top 4 are close. Lucas' 28 complete games helped him edge the others. Overall, a weak year for pitchers
   8. DL from MN Posted: August 31, 2020 at 10:22 AM (#5973323)
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