Originally Posted by max venable
Dale Murphy won it in 1982 with this line:
.281 36 109
Stargell shared it with Hernandez in 1979:
.281 32 82
Kirk Gibson in 88:
.290 25 76
Just sayin' why not JBruce in a year where there are no clear-cut favorites?
If Ryan Braun were on a good team he'd be running away with it. Or...would he not be because he's "tainted?"
There was no one with the offensive numbers that Murphy had, besides Michael Jack Schmidt. They also won the division, for the 1st time since 1969. The Phillies did not.
You have to far exceed the numbers of someone else (Like Foster in 1977) when you win that thing or Dawson in 1987. The 1977 Reds at least won 88 games.
The Brewers have been an afterthought since the end of May.
1988 was a pitching year....and the Dodgers to a man....even Lasorda....said Gibson was the reason they had a winning attitude through that whole year. But I guess you could have made a case for Orel.
The 1979 vote was taking the "leadership" thing to the extreme, IMO.