Originally Posted by oneupper
Which is where the team performance comes in.
Ted Williams, of course, famously lost the MVP in 1942 and 1947 (to Joe Gordon and Joe Dimaggio of the pennant-winning Yankees in each case), despite triple crown years.
He also lost in his .406 season to Dimaggio who had that 56 game hit streak with the, you guessed it, pennant winning Yankees.
True, but Williams was left off the ballot in at least one of those years by the BOS sportswriters because of his feud with them.