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 Posted: Sun Nov 17th, 2013 08:53 am
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Famous Mortimer

Joined: Thu Nov 6th, 2008
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stingmark wrote:

Its not an award for fielding or stolen bases, it's an award won for being a better hitter, and overall better than the rest, which Cabrera was better than Trout yet again. Who gives a shit about base running? Only YOU.

Not quite true, I'm afraid. From an interview with the secretary-treasurer of the BBWAA:

“The rules of the voting remain the same as they were written on the first ballot in 1931: (1) actual value of a player to his team, that is, strength of offense and defense; (2) number of games played; (3) general character, disposition, loyalty and effort; (4) former winners are eligible; and (5) members of the committee may vote for more than one member of a team.”

Last edited on Sun Nov 17th, 2013 08:53 am by Famous Mortimer