MLB MVP by Consigliari

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Runner(s)-Up:

SochackiA


Quiz Description

Saving the best for last. As the MVPs were announced on Thursday, 11/19, celebrate them with this quiz about the many players to take home the most important individual award in the game.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 06 71 53 99 77 99 59 42 71 71 42 36
1 gregariouschinchilla 431 97 15
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2 SochackiA 414 91 15
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3 OppenheimS 381 85 15
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4 LewandowskiMJ 316 79 15
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5 JeziorskiM 271 73 15
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6 Okrent 226 67 15
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7 TsujiG 203 61 15
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8 kanyewesteros 197 55 15
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9 BurgerM 194 50 15
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10 StaleyO 167 44 15
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11 JonesRW 159 38 15
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12 BoyerA 155 32 15
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13 Matto 129 26 15
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14 MoyseyC 107 17 15
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14 CarterBurke 107 17 15
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16 BruceM 21 8 15
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17 GorowaraR 0 2 00
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Questions:

From 2001 to 2004, Barry Bonds won four consecutive NL MVPs. However, he barely missed out on five consecutive. What teammate did Bonds finish second to in 2000?

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Jeff Kent

Pitchers barely win MVPs overall, but in the NL it has been a bit of an epidemic. Before Clayton Kershaw won in 2014, the last pitcher to be named NL MVP was this fireballer.

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Bob Gibson, STL - 1968

Amazingly, you can build a nine man team with players who have won back-to-back MVPs at each respective position. An OF of Mantle, Maris and Bonds; Pujols at 1B; Joe Morgan at 2B; Ernie Banks at SS; Mike Schmidt at 3B; Yogi Berra as your C; and THIS southpaw on the pitcher's mound.

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Hal Newhauser, DET - 1944, 45

The MVP doesn't always come from a winner. In fact, THIS PLAYER holds the distinction of winning the MVP for the team with the MOST LOSSES. Name this player.

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Cal Ripken Jr., BAL - 1991 (67-95)

Of the 145 different players who have won an MVP award, an amazing 58 of them (40%) have double letters in either their first name, last name, or both. (i.e., BaRRy Bonds). Who are the last MVPs in the both the AL and the NL who fulfill this distinction? (one for each league - 2 names required)

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Joey Votto, CIN - 2010; Vladimir Guerrero, LAA - 2004 [Though it doesn't capture what I was looking for, I will accept Andrew McCutchen since it does meet the criteria specified] (edited at 12:15 pm, November 25, 2015 (EST))

Switch-hitting seems to be a dying art. As such, we have seen few MVPs who hit from both sides of the plate. Name the last switch-hitter to win MVP in the AL and NL. (one for each league - 2 names required)

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Jimmy Rollins, PHI - 2007; Vida Blue, OAK - 1971

Four players have won the MVP award at two different positions. However, only one of them did it AT DIFFERENT POSITIONS FOR DIFFERENT TEAMS. Name this multi-team MVP winner.

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Alex Rodriguez - TEX, 2003, SS; NYY, 2005, 07, 3B

An MVP award has been shared only once. Name the two National Leaguers who tied for the honor in 1979.

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Willie Stargell, PIT; Keith Hernandez, STL

Despite having no other duty but to hit, the Designated Hitter has been notably absent from the ranks of MVP winners. Name THE ONLY DH to ever take home the honor.

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Don Baylor, CAL - 1979

Of the 192 MVP winners in MLB history, only 32 (16.7%) have had a batting average under .300. (Amazingly, the last two AL MVPs have hit under.300). However, THIS NL SHORTSTOP, whose .267/.324/.362 slash line was below league average in every category, holds the dubious distinction of having the lowest batting average in their MVP season. Name this anemic honoree. [Excludes pitchers]

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Marty Marion, STL - 1944

In 1969 MLB expanded by four teams. However, it would be some time before any of those teams produced an MVP. Name the Hall of Famer who ended this drought.

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George Brett, KCR - 1980

From 1950 through 1963, the New York Yankees won an amazing 10 out of 14 AL MVP awards (Rizzuto - '50, Berra - '51, 54, 55; Mantle - 56, 57, 62; Maris - 60, 61; E Howard - 63). Name ANY OF THE OTHER FOUR PLAYERS to win the AL MVP during that stretch.

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Bobby Schantz, PHA - 1952; Al Rosen, CLE - 1953; Jackie Jensen, BOS - 1958; Nellie Fox, CHW - 1959