Sunday, November 18, 2012

The 5 MVPs for Mays

Willie Mays won the MVP in 1954 and 1965. He should have also won in 1960, 1962 and 1964 instead of Dick Groat, Maury Wills and Ken Boyer. 

David Pinto at Baseball Musings picks up Az Snakepit's fine post about the biggest difference in the MVP winner and the leader in WAR. 

Year MVP WAR MWP WAR Diff
1996 Juan Gonzalez 3.5 Ken Griffey Jr. 9.5 6.0
1979 Willie Stargell 2.3 Dave Winfield 8.1 5.8
1974 Steve Garvey 4.3 Mike Schmidt 9.5 5.2
1979 Don Baylor 3.5 Fred Lynn 8.6 5.1
1964 Ken Boyer 5.8 Willie Mays 10.7 4.9
1987 Andre Dawson 3.7 Tony Gwynn 8.3 4.6
1970 Boog Powell 4.8 Carl Yastrzemski 9.3 4.5
1962 Maury Wills 5.8 Willie Mays 10.2 4.4
1995 Mo Vaughn 4.1 John Valentine 8.1 4.0
1974 Geoff Burroughs 3.2 Rod Carew 7.2 4.0
1958 Jackie Jensen 4.6 Mickey Mantle 8.4 3.8
1969 Harmon Killebrew 5.7 Rico Petrocelli 9.5 3.8
2004 Vlad Guerrero 5.2 Ichiro Suzuku 9.0 3.8
2012 Miguel Cabrera 6.9 Mike Trout 10.7 3.8
1999 Juan Gonzalez 4.6 Alex Rodriguez 8.3 3.7
1987 George Bell 4.6 Wade Boggs 8.2 3.6
1961 Roger Maris 6.7 Mickey Mantle 10.2 3.5
1985 Don Mattingly 6.4 Rickey Henderson 9.8 3.4
2002 Miguel Tejada 5.3 Alex Rodriguez 8.6 3.3
1960 Dick Groat 6.0 Willie Mays 9.2 3.2
2006 Ryan Howard 5.0 Albert Pujols 8.2 3.2
1967 Orlando Cepeda 6.6 Ron Santo 9.6 3.0
1989 Robin Young 5.4 Rickey Henderson 8.4 3.0
2000 Jason Giambi 7.4 Alex Rodriguez 10.1 2.7
1993 Frank Thomas 5.9 Ken Griffey Jr. 8.5 2.6
1976 Thurman Munson 5.0 Graig Nettles 7.6 2.6
2007 Jimmy Rollins 6.0 Albert Pujols 8.5 2.5
2006 Justin Morneau 4.0 Grady Sizemore 6.5 2.5
1982 Dale Murphy 5.8 Gary Carter 8.2 2.4
1963 Elston Howard 5.0 Bob Allison 7.2 2.2

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