|12-05-2003, 09:44 PM||#1|
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NDF 2003-04 Winter Fun - 1901 Award Winners - AL
For the season referenced in the subject line of this thread, who would be your pick for AL Best Batter, AL Best Pitcher, Best First Year in the AL Player, AL Manager of the Year, and AL Best Comeback Player?
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|12-05-2003, 11:59 PM||#2|
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First-year Win Shares:
Players; Nap Lajoie (Philadelphia) 42, Jimmy Collins (Boston) 28, Dummy Hoy (Chicago) 25, Buck Freeman and Chick Stahl (Boston) 24, Fielder Jones (Chicago) 23.
Pitchers; Cy Young (Boston) 41, Roscoe Miller (Detroit) 30, Joe McGinnity (Baltimore) and Clark Griffith (Chicago) 27, Nixey Callahan (Chicago) 23.
Nap Lajoie and Cy Young dominated this fledgling major league, still finding its feet. Young was an established star, Lajoie a young player entering stardom. They were the cream of the crop.
Eddie Plank for top rookie, 17-13 in his debut for Philadelphia.
Top manager to Clark Griffith, who pieced together a pennant winner in Chicago. He went 24-7 on the mound, too.
Several of these guys had played in the NL in 1900, or in 1899 before the Great Contraction. The AL was not yet on a par with the NL. But it wouldn't be long.
|12-07-2003, 01:43 AM||#3|
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Ok, I have a hard time with the rookie, comeback and manager at this point.
But Best Batter Lajoie in a laugher
Best Pitcher, Cy Young deserves his award
|12-09-2003, 10:55 AM||#4|
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Best Batter: Nap Lajoie
Switched leagues but not cities and led the new league in hitting.
Best Pitcher: Cy Young
Young wins this award by a wide margin. 33-10 with a ERA+ of 216!
Best Rookie (I am going by baseball-reference's debut listing): Eddie Plank
Best Manager: Clark Griffith
Tough to argue with first place. His pitching probably helped more than his managing.
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