Talk:Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

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player names with asterisks based on opinions of which players may have used performance enhancing drugs. That controversy has no place in this article, and unless MLB starts going back and reevaluating past MVP awards it should have no place in it. Silversnake020 09:11, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Steroids...[edit]

Just because baseball is making every effort to sweep the steroids issue under the rug doesn't mean that the rest of us have to follow their lead.

Re: Steroids...[edit]

There is an article for that already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroids_in_baseball Silversnake020 04:34, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

And the winner is?[edit]

The article says Phil Cavarretta took the '45 award. Tommy Holmes' page says he did. Who's right? Trekphiler 02:19, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

This year's award?[edit]

Can anyone indicate when this year's awards will be made? Better, a general schema for figuring this out in future years. I can't find the information anywhere. Leberquesgue 19:25, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

2006 section[edit]

does this page really need a separate section for the 2006 award? fuzzybunny566 18:00, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

necessary?[edit]

the double cross next to the players names stating that they may have been aided by performence-enhancers are only opinions and nothing else, and they are not official

Bonds[edit]

Why was Bonds not listed as a multiple winner? I'm pretty sure winning it 7 times qualifies as "multiple." Someone was probably trying to promote a personal agenda. I'm adding him to the list.Mickeyg13 23:41, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

asterisk[edit]

why do some MVP winners have an asterisk next to their name? if you want to put asterisks next to names shouldn't you explain what that asterisk means? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.248.15.106 (talk) 18:00, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Alex Rodriguez[edit]

Why was A-Rod (2003, 2005, 2007) deleted from the "Multiple winners" section [by 69.126.29.77 (talk) at 23:16, 26 July 2009]? Wouldn't it be better to just add an asterisk? He did in fact receive the award those 3 years. Eagle4000 (talk) 04:27, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

steroid asterisk[edit]

In the "Multiple winners" table, there are double asterisks next to certain years for Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. I looked for an explanation of the double asterisk, but couldn't find one, until I noticed (at the bottom of the table) an "indented bullet" that noted it was for players linked to steroids. When I looked at the edit version, I could see the two asterisks to the left of the steroid note, and realized that Wiki converts the two asterisks into an indented bullet.

I then tried to correct this, by inserting the code for a superscript "1" in two places: (a) to the left of the note and (b) after the names of Bonds and A-Rod. This worked, except that the insertion of the superscript code halted Wiki's automatic conversion of the two asterisks into an indented bullet.

Now, the note (at the bottom of the table) reads, as follows:

"1** Denotes players with multiple MVP awards who have been linked to steroid usage"

Can anyone correct this situation? Thank you. Eagle4000 (talk) 00:14, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. I just noticed that another user has now deleted the double asterisks and the steroid note. Eagle4000 (talk) 00:19, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Sandboxing[edit]

Just a note, working on this article in my sandbox. Staxringold talkcontribs 00:52, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

possible inconsistency; 2 different TSN awards[edit]

The editor who is working on this page might wish to revise the second and third sentences of the following paragraph: "The Sporting News continued to give its own awards until 1938, when it temporarily agreed to unify its selections with the BBWAA's (it continued to give its own trophy, however). TSN went back to its own selections for 1944 and 1945, until requested by Commissioner Happy Chandler to withdraw in order to lend legitimacy to the BBWAA awards. By 1948, however, TSN was back to making its own selections, which it has done ever since."

The reason is that the article on The Sporting News Player of the Year Award has a note that says: "See also: The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award (discontinued 1946)". Its first paragraph then says the following: "Listed below in chronological order are the Major League Baseball players chosen by The Sporting News as recipients of the TSN Player of the Year Award. Since 1936, it's the only major award that is given to a single player from MLB, rather than to a player in each league, and is judged by TSN baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season."

You might wish to modify the said second sentence of the MVP article, by referring to The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award and noting that it was discontinued in 1946.

You might also wish to revise the third sentence of the MVP article, by specifically naming the The Sporting News Player of the Year Award and noting that it has a different name and was started in 1936. That appears to mean that TSN issued both a "TSN MVP" award and a "TSN Player of the Year" Award from 1936 to 1945. If not, one of the latter two articles appears to have a mistake in it.

Eagle4000 (talk) 06:17, 3 December 2009 (UTC)