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Friday, November 13, 2020

Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Tepera lands MVP vote thanks to misclick

The 33-year-old right-hander received a single 10th-place vote for one point, leaving him tied for 18th in the NL balloting, far behind winner Freddie Freeman. Still, that’s more support than the likes of Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom and Nolan Arenado drew as they got shut out.

Tepera struck out 31 in 20⅔ innings over 21 games and pitched in the playoffs for Chicago.

Turns out there was a simple explanation for the vote. It was a mix-up—one that didn’t affect the results in any way.

“I meant to hit Trea Turner and thought I had,’’ longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel said. Fondly called “The Commish” by his peers, Hummel in 2006 won the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s award for excellence that is presented during the Hall of Fame’s induction ceremonies.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 13, 2020 at 09:47 AM | 22 comment(s)
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