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Friday, February 21, 2020

When It Counted: Retrospective MVP Awards for the World Series, Part 2

Last month, I began this series to select World Series Most Valuable Players for the years when the current award did not exist. I covered the years 1903 to 1928, halting there for reasons of length. Today I’ll cover the rest of the pre-MVP period, from 1929 to 1954.

For anyone new to these articles (including my original one for the League Championship Series), or who wants a refresher on my methodology, I refer you to the introduction to last month’s article. Nothing has changed, except perhaps my willingness to reward players on the losing side. I did it three times in the 1903-28 part of this overview, but though I was close several times this go-round, I never pulled the trigger.

I won’t fill time with any more introductory talk. We have a lot of World Series to revisit, and I’ll start on them right now.

Well, the MMPs are winding down- why not argue about postseason awards?

 

QLE Posted: February 21, 2020 at 01:13 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards and honors, mvp, world series

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   1. Cblau Posted: February 21, 2020 at 09:04 PM (#5925971)
For 1931, Hallahan may be the right answer per WPA, but if the award had existed then, Pepper Martin would have won it. He was the big story of that series.
   2. Mefisto Posted: February 22, 2020 at 12:33 PM (#5926006)
The choices leaned very heavily towards pitchers.

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