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    Re: Hamilton AL MVP

    It feels as if the Reds won MVP in both leagues.

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    Fourth time a player has won the MVP award after leaving the Reds (and each began their ML career with the Reds): Hank Sauer, Jim Konstanty, Frank Robinson & now Josh Hamilton.

    Glad to see Hamilton win it.
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    Re: Hamilton AL MVP

    I wonder how many players have won the MVP while missing basically the entire month of September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I wonder how many players have won the MVP while missing basically the entire month of September.
    Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell in 1994 for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Fourth time a player has won the MVP award after leaving the Reds (and each began their ML career with the Reds): Hank Sauer, Jim Konstanty, Frank Robinson & now Josh Hamilton.

    Glad to see Hamilton win it.
    Sauer had an oven mitt for a glove and couldn't get Walters or Mcketchnie to give him any rope, Konstanty... worst MVP pick of all time IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I wonder how many players have won the MVP while missing basically the entire month of September.
    None? I thought Carlos Quentin might have won in '08 if his injury hadn't been, or hadn't been known to be, self-inflicted, but we'll never know now.
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    Re: Hamilton AL MVP

    If you go to Baseball-Reference.com and check for the most comparable player in baseball history to Joey Votto, you will find that it is....Josh Hamilton. Check for the most comparable player to Josh Hamilton, you will find that it is Joey Votto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Sauer had an oven mitt for a glove and couldn't get Walters or Mcketchnie to give him any rope, Konstanty... worst MVP pick of all time IMO
    That's a whole other thread. Jackie Robinson should have been named NL MVP in 1952 rather than Sauer, and Konstanty was a poor pick in 1950, but there have been quite a few other terrible MVP selections. How did Marty Marion win the MVP instead of his teammate Stan Musial in 1944? How was Charlie Gehringer selected as MVP in 1937 instead of Joe DiMaggio? How was Maury Wills named the 1962 NL MVP instead of Willie Mays?
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    Couldn't be happier. Another uplifting chapter in one of baseball's greatest stories. I hope there are many more chapters to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    That's a whole other thread. Jackie Robinson should have been named NL MVP in 1952 rather than Sauer, and Konstanty was a poor pick in 1950, but there have been quite a few other terrible MVP selections. How did Marty Marion win the MVP instead of his teammate Stan Musial in 1944? How was Charlie Gehringer selected as MVP in 1937 instead of Joe DiMaggio? How was Maury Wills named the 1962 NL MVP instead of Willie Mays?
    Willie Hernandez in 1984 always seemed like a head scratcher to me.
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    Congrats to Josh!!
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    Re: Hamilton AL MVP

    Neat.
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    Happy for Josh but hard not to be driven a little crazy playing the what if game.
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    Re: Hamilton AL MVP

    Good for Josh Hamilton!


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