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  Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award - BaseballWiki - a Wikia wiki
The Chalmers Award was the first attempt to recognize a player for overall contributions to his team's success—hence the designation Most Valuable rather than "player of the year", a distinction which remains today.
In the 1920s the leagues awarded MVP titles, but limited the ballot options to one player per team, which led to there being no National League MVP in 1922 or 1923.
After that, the belief arose that the Most Valuable Player ought to be a position player, since pitchers had their own award.
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  MLB Most Valuable Player Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the player's team.
The Chalmers Award was the first attempt to recognize a player for overall contributions to his team's success—hence the designation Most Valuable rather than "player of the year", a distinction which remains today.
After that, the belief arose that the Most Valuable Player ought to be a position player, based on two factors, one being that pitchers had their own award, and the other being that pitchers could not be considered as valuable as position players since they do not play every day.
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 Baseball
Most baseball fields are enclosed with a fence that marks the outer edge of the outfield.
A substitute player fills the same spot in the order as the player he replaced (however, he is not required to play the same position in the field).
Most leagues (notably Major League Baseball 's American League) also allow a designated hitter, a player whose sole purpose is to hit when it would normally be the pitcher's turn.
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 Most Valuable Player - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests.
The term Most Valuable Player is most often used in the United States.
In the Australian Football League, the AFL Players Association awards a "Most Valuable Player" award now known as the Leigh Matthews Trophy, voted by peers and considered by many observers of the game to be more indicative of the Best and Fairest player than the Brownlow Medal.
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 Baseball
Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat.
After the fielding team has put out three players from the opposing team, that half of the inning is over and the team in the field and the team at bat switch places; there is no upper limit to the number that may bat in rotation before three outs are recorded.
The most common occurrence of contact of this nature is at home plate between the runner and the catcher, as the catcher is well padded and locked into position on or near the plate, and the runner will often try to knock the ball out of the catchers hand.
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 Wikipedia: MLB Most Valuable Player award
The Chalmers Award was the first attempt to recognize a player for overall contributions to his team's success — hence the designation Most Valuable rather than "player of the year", a distinction which remains today.
A League Award could also be won by a player only once, leading to unusual results like Babe Ruth's 1927 (one of the greatest offensive seasons of all time) not being eligible for the award.
After that, the belief arose that the Most Valuable Player ought to be a position player, since pitchers had their own award.
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 MLB Rumor | MLB Trade Rumor | MLB Rumor Mill
MLB Rumor - Nov 9 "From all accounts, the Twins stayed consistent throughout the general managers meetings on the Johan Santana issue, saying the same things to the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox that GM Bill Smith said publicly: The goal is to re-sign Santana, not trade him.
MLB Rumor - Nov 9 "Outfielder Jose Guillen, immersed in steroids allegations, is headed for free agency after he declined Thursday to exercise his $5 million option to return to the Mariners for 2008.
MLB Rumor - Nov 8 "Much as Boras had met with the Mets the night before about his client, the agent was ready to make a Boston-specific Rodriguez presentation to the Sox' brass, complete with charts and graphs on the revenue streams associated with the third baseman.
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 Baseball Article, Baseball Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In its usual form, the game of baseball is played between two teams of nine players on aplaying field consisting of four bases, arranged in a diagonal square ("the diamond") and a large outfield extending from twoadjacent sides of the diamond.
There are many ways to get players andbaserunners out; some of the most common are catching a hit ball in the air, tagging them,the force play, and strikeouts.
Each player's turn at the plate is a plate appearance.When the batter hits a fair ball, he must run to first base, and may continue or stop at any base unless he is put out.
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 Awards
The Finals MVP is awarded to player who contributed to the most to his team during the National Basketball Association Finals.
The Most Improved Player Award is awarded by the National Basketball Association to the player who has shown the improvement from past the season(s).
The Sixth Man of the Year is awarded by the National Basketball Association to the player who is the most valuable to his team coming off the bench.
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 Baltimore Orioles : History : Orioles Retired Numbers
He won the AL Most Valuable Player Award in 1964 and shares the record (with former pitcher Jim Kaat) for most Gold Gloves with 16.
In addition to his AL MVP Award in '64 and his World Series MVP Award in '70, he was the All-Star Game MVP in 1966 and was voted the Most Valuable Oriole in '60, '62, '64 and co-winner in '71 with Frank Robinson.
He won three Cy Young Awards in a 4-year span ('73, '75, '76) and his 2.86 ERA is 4th on the all-time list among pitchers with 3,000 or more innings pitched.
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MLB Most Valuable Player award In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the player's team.
MLB Rookie of the Year award In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year award is given to the top rookie baseball, Player in the American and National Leagues.
Awarding began in 1947, coincidentally the year in which Jackie Robinson endured the toughest rookie year in baseball history.
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 Confusion Reigns as A-Rod Named AL's Most 'Valuable' :: SportsGoons.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the most common arguments in the age-old debate over what the term “valuable” implies is that the award should go to the player who’s team would have performed the worst without that player.
A-Rod was only the second player in the history of the 70-year award to be given the MVP while playing for “an absolutely piss-poor, doormat of a team,” according to MLB representatives.
Important is defined as “strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things,” which ties in with the widespread belief that the award should be given to the player who contributed the most to a good team.
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 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And this time, fans from around the globe have the final say on such things as which players had the best season, which manager did the best job, which play stood out the most and which rookie made the biggest impact.
More than 3.3 million fans voted for the TYIB awards, which debuted in 2002 to give fans the opportunity to express their opinions on the top players, managers and moments from each season.
Awards will be presented to winners during pre-game, on-field ceremonies early next season.
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 Al Rosen - TheBestLinks.com - Batting average, MLB Most Valuable Player Award, Cleveland Indians, February 29, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Al Rosen, Batting average, MLB Most Valuable Player Award, Cleveland Indians...
Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924 in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed "Flip", is an American former third baseman and executive in Major League Baseball.
He won the American League's MVP Award for his play in 1953, and was an All-Star every year from 1952 to 1955.
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 NBA Tickets - Basketball Tickets - NBA Ticket Brokers
Players such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Erving “Magic” Johnson, Larry Bird, and most recently, Michael Jordan, all were responsible for raising the games entertainment value to new heights.
Between these 4 players, they lead their teams to twenty championship titles between 1967 and 1998.
The players in each conference with the most votes get a starting spot on their team’s lineup while the teams coaches determine the remaining players.
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 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News
The 2005 awards season was not unlike the season itself in that it was highlighted by first-timers.
Players Choice Awards: Andruw Jones was selected by his peers as the Player of the Year and National League Outstanding Player.
Atlanta's John Smoltz was honored as the 2005 Clemente Award winner, and Arizona's Luis Gonzalez was voted the Branch Rickey Award winner.
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 TSN : NBA - Canada's Sports Leader
Nash's MVP award is one of the biggest accomplishments in Canadian sport history, vaulting him into a lofty group of Canuck sport stars that includes Mike Weir, Masters champion in 2003, race-car driver Jacques Villeneuve, who won the F1 world championship in 1997, and Larry Walker, who collected National League MVP honours in 1997.
Nash is the first player to lead the league in assists (11.5) and be named MVP since Johnson in 1987, and the second Phoenix player to win the award.
This might be the most unlikely award for a Cdn to...
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 AaronGleeman.com
First of all, the idea that a player should be downgraded because he "has had a pedestrian season by his normal standards" or "a sub par season by his normal standards" is ridiculous.
When it comes to baseball's yearly awards, I believe there should be no extra "credit" given to a player for having good teammates or for pitching on a team with a great offense or for having guys with good on-base percentages batting in front of them.
In most cases, if you take the two best players in the league and one of them has such a big edge in playing time, he's going to have been the more valuable player.
www.aarongleeman.com /2003_09_21_baseballblog_archive.html   (12852 words)

  
 Most Valuable Player - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, it is used as Most Valuable Professional.
A yearly award by Microsoft to members of the community.
In medicine, MVP refers to a heart defect called mitral valve prolapse.
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 Only Baseball Matters | MLB and San Francisco Giants coverage from John Perricone and friends   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He modeled the at-bat outcomes of players using the importance of the game situation to find out if clutch or choke abilities helped to explain their performance.
He determined the situational importance of a player's at-bat based on a team's lead, which bases were occupied, how many outs there were in the game and which half-inning it was.
He used six sets of assumptions that involved sacrifice flys and errors in different ways, allowing for only a 1 percent chance of a player showing up as a clutch or choke hitter if he was not.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on BlinkBits.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MLB players who have hit 30 or more home runs before the All-Star break (en)
MLB players who have hit 3 home runs in consecutive innings (en)
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 Chicago White Sox : history : White Sox History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In most people's eyes, the Sox were talented, but not nearly talented enough to unseat the mighty Yanks.
The biggest boost came from the most unlikely of sources: the Yankees, who were plagued by injuries and lengthy contract holdouts.
Fox took the AL Most Valuable Player Award, with Aparicio and Wynn finishing second and third in the voting.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - Bonds stands alone as unanimous choice for fifth MVP
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds is winning Most Valuable Player awards so fast and so often, he doesn't know what to do with them.
Bonds also won the MVP award for Pittsburgh in 1990 and 1992 and for the Giants in 1993 and 2001, and is the first player to twice win the honor in consecutive seasons.
No other player has won an MVP award more than three times, and only 10 others have won it in consecutive seasons.
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 Awards Index - Baseball-Reference.com
Most Valuable Player MVP Award and Cy Young Awards
The Hutch Award, Lou Gehrig Award, Babe Ruth Award and Roberto Clemente Award Winners
Check out MLB tickets, such as Boston Red Sox tickets and great Baltimore Orioles tickets at BaseballTicketDeals.com.
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 AROD.com - About
In addition to his sixth AL Silver Slugger Award as the league's top hitter at shortstop, he was rewarded for his defensive excellence with his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Alex was voted the 2005 American League Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career after batting.321 and leading the AL with 124 runs and 48 home runs while driving in 130 runs in 162 games.
Alex was selected AL Player of the Year by the MLB Players Alumni Association, and was co-winner of the Dick Schaap Memorial Player of the Year as MLB Player of the Year, as voted on by baseball broadcasters.
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 Toronto Blue Jays News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TOKYO -- Vernon Wells took one glance at the car that came along with winning the Most Valuable Player award of the Japan All-Star Series and a haze crossed over his face.
But it was Wells' steady presence in the MLB lineup that kept the Major Leaguers going when Boston's Manny Ramirez left the team after the first three games because of a sore left hamstring.
With Blue Jays first baseman Carlos Delgado having filed for free agency and most probably changing venues, Wells knows the focus is going to be on him next season.
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