Award share

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An award share is a statistic in baseball, basketball and other sports. It is usually used as part of a formula to determine if a player will likely be elected to the Hall of Fame in his particular sport. It is calculated by the number of points a player received for a particular award over the total points of all first-place votes.[1] For example, in the 2000 NBA MVP race, Shaquille O'Neal received every first place vote but one (120 votes at ten points each), and one second place vote (seven points), and therefore his MVP award share for that season is 0.998 (1207/1210 max points). Cumulative award shares for a career are calculated by adding up all the award shares a particular player got throughout his career.

Career leaders[edit]

Baseball MVP Award Shares[edit]

  1. Barry Bonds (9.30)
  2. Stan Musial (6.96)
  3. Albert Pujols (6.90)
  4. Ted Williams (6.43)
  5. Willie Mays (5.94)
  6. Mickey Mantle (5.79)
  7. Hank Aaron (5.45)
  8. Lou Gehrig (5.45)
  9. Joe DiMaggio (5.45)
  10. Alex Rodriguez (5.23)[2]

Cy Young Award Winner Shares[edit]

  1. Roger Clemens (7.66)
  2. Randy Johnson (6.50)
  3. Greg Maddux (4.92)
  4. Steve Carlton (4.29)
  5. Pedro Martínez (4.26)
  6. Tom Seaver (3.85)
  7. Jim Palmer (3.57)
  8. Tom Glavine (3.15)
  9. Sandy Koufax (3.05)
  10. Johan Santana (2.72)[2]

Basketball MVP Award Shares[edit]

Michael Jordan, who won five MVP awards, has the most NBA MVP Award Shares
  1. Michael Jordan (8.138)
  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6.203)
  3. LeBron James (6.100)
  4. Larry Bird (5.693)
  5. Magic Johnson (5.129)
  6. Bill Russell (4.827)
  7. Shaquille O'Neal (4.380)
  8. Karl Malone (4.296)
  9. Wilt Chamberlain (4.269)
  10. Tim Duncan (4.261)
  11. Kobe Bryant (4.206)

WNBA MVP Award Shares[edit]

  1. Lisa Leslie, 6.40
  2. Lauren Jackson, 4.61
  3. Sheryl Swoopes, 4.21
  4. Tamika Catchings, 3.40
  5. Cynthia Cooper, 2.98
  6. Diana Taurasi, 2.61
  7. Yolanda Griffith, 2.34
  8. Becky Hammon, 1.30
  9. Tina Thompson, 1.27
  10. Candace Parker, 1.12[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowman, James (2012-09-27). "WNBA Most Valuable Player Shares". Swish Appeal. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  2. ^ a b "MVP and Cy Young Award Share Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ "1999-00 NBA Awards Voting". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01.