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Greatest non-MVP seasons in MLB historical past


Longtime Atlanta Brave Greg Maddux never won an MVP but did take home 4 Cy Youngs, and 18 Gold Gloves in his Hall of Fame career

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Greg Maddux captivated audiences the whole thing of his profession, however he was particularly particular in 1995, recording 19 wins and solely two losses, Maddux additionally led the Nationwide League in ERA (1.63), WHIP (.811), innings pitched (209.2), and WAR (9.6). Let’s concentrate on that final one, we could?

Maddux posted a 9.6 WAR in 1995, the very best mark of any pitcher within the Majors that decade not named Roger Clemens. That’s not sufficient to win an MVP by itself although. What do you suppose the MVP winner’s WAR was that season, hm? Most likely fairly shut, proper? In spite of everything, 8.0 is taken into account an MVP-caliber season. So, what, 8.5? 9.0? Perhaps it was on the low-end, round 7.5? No. All improper, all approach off. Attempt 5.9.

The winner, Cincinnati’s Barry Larkin, had an awesome season, however nowhere close to the caliber of Maddux’s marketing campaign. Larkin didn’t lead the Nationwide League in a single class. Hell, he didn’t even document an OPS of .900 that 12 months. He did steal 51 bases although. Regardless of having robust seasons, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Reggie Sanders, and particularly Greg Maddux have been ignored. Additionally, Maddux was a pitcher, and so they have a tendency to not do very nicely in MVP voting.

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