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  • CKL League MVPs

    --This thread will track our MVP winners and voting history.
    1961: Jim Gentile, 1B, Leecemark Knights
    1962: (tie) Mickey Mantle, CF, and Hank Aaron, RF, 538280 Cannons
    1963: Orlando Cepeda, 1B, PAP Redbirds
    1964: Willie Mays, CF, Leecemark Knights
    1965: Willie MayS, CF, Leecemark Knights
    1966: Tony Oliva, RF, JW Skipjacks
    1967: Carl Yastzremski, LF, JW Skipjacks
    1968: Billy Williams, LF, Leecemark Knights
    1969: Harmon Killebrew 1B, Kyle Gamblers
    1970: Johnny Bench, C, EB Gold Sox
    1971: Willie Stargell, DH, Sockeye Angels
    1972: Johnny Bench, C, EB Gold Sox
    1973: Willie Stargell, LF, Windy City Thunder
    1974: Joe Morgan. 2B, Leecemark Knights
    1975: Ken Singleton, DH, Leecemark Knights
    1976: Joe Morgan, 2B, Leecemark Knights
    1977: Oscar Gamble, DH, Mac's Hard Cider
    1978: Andre Thornton, 1B, Emerald City Corsairs
    1979: Fred Lynn, CF, Emerald City Corsairs
    1980: Ben Oglive, OF, Windy City Thunder
    1981: Andre Dawson, OF, Bedraggled Badgers
    1982: Robin Yount, SS, Windy City Thunder
    1983: Robin Yount, SS, Windy City Thunder
    Last edited by leecemark; 09-14-2013, 02:22 PM.

  • #2
    1961 MVP vote totals

    1) Jim Gentile 96 (unamimous selection)
    2) Roger Maris 65
    3) Willie Mays 61
    4) Norm cash 56
    4) Mickey Mantle 56
    6) Eddie Mathews 28
    7) Duke Snider 27
    8) Vada Pinson 20
    9) Hank Aaron 19
    10) Willie McCovey 11
    --Others receiving votes; Cepeda, Tom Morgan, Ken Boyer, Clemente, Killebrew, Frank Robinson.


    • #3
      1962 Voting

      1) Aaron and Mantle 61
      3) Frank Robinson 48
      4) Willie Mays 45
      5) Hank Aguirre 28
      6) Johnny Romano 24
      7) Tommy Davis 19
      8) Eddie Mathews 17
      9/10) Jim Gentile and Bob Allison 9
      --Others receiving vote; Maury Wills, Floyd Robinson, Don McMahon, Richie Ashburn, Johnny Roseboro, Harmon Killebrew, Frank Howard and Leon Wagner


      • #4
        1963 Voting

        1) Orlando Cepeda 87
        2) Willie Mays 80
        3) Carl Yastrzemski 60
        4) Hank Aaron 53
        5) Jimmie Hall 41
        5) Leon Wagner 41
        7) Willie McCovey 27
        8) Billy Williams 23
        9) Eddie Mathews 21
        10) Frank Howard 7
        --also receiving votes; Allison (4), Wills (5), Bell (1), Pinson (2), T. Davis (1)


        • #5
          1964 voting

          --Congrats to Willie Mays who brings home the trophy after 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes the first 3 years.
          1) Mays 111
          2) Callison 84
          3) Allison 81
          4) Allen 65
          5) Santo 51
          6) Torre 38
          7) Killebrew 35
          8) Mantle 33
          9) Yaz 24
          10) Carty 12

          Also receiving votes; Aaron 9, Ward 1, Pinson 1, FRobinson 2, Hansen 1, WDavis 2, Mantilla 4, Powell 3, BWhite 2, EHoward 7
          Last edited by leecemark; 06-07-2007, 06:07 AM. Reason: error in vote count


          • #6
            1965 Voting

            1) Willie Mays 93
            2) Hank Aaron 60
            3) Joe Morgan 56
            3) Carl Yastrzemski 56
            5) Johnny Callison 50
            6) Frank Robinson 48
            7) Jimmy Wynn 37
            8) Billy Williams 20
            9) Leon Wagner 13
            10) Dick Allen 10
            others receiving votes included; Romano 2, Fairly 6, Stargell 1 and Oliva 3.
            Last edited by leecemark; 06-07-2007, 06:01 AM.


            • #7
              1966 Voting

              --Tony Oliva's torrid 2nd half carried the Skipjacks to the playoffs and him to the MVP award.
              1) Tony Oliva 72
              2) Dick McAuliffe 62
              3) Dick Allen 48
              4) Frank Robinson 40
              5) Matty Alou 36
              6) Ron Santo 29
              7) Norm Cash 28
              8) Hank Aaron 27
              9) Sandy Koufax 19
              10) Willie Mays 10
              --Others receiving votes; Juan Marichal 5, Willie Horton 4, Roberto Clemente 4, Willie McCovey 4, Joe Torre 3, Willie Stargell 3


              • #8
                1967 Voting

                1) Carl Yastrzemski 68
                2) Harmon Killebrew 59
                3) Bill Freehan 57
                3) Frank Robinson 57
                5) Tony Oliva 36
                6) Roberto Clemente 33
                7) Ron Santo 30
                8) Dick Allen 15
                9) Frank Howard 14
                10) Dick McAuliffe 11
                --Others receiving vote; Fregosi, Peters, Cash, Brock, Mantle, B. Robinson, Torre


                • #9
                  1968 Voting

                  --Knights LFer Billy Williams won a hotly contest elected for MVP, edging Legends backstop Bill Freehan by 3 points. Five different players received first place votes. Williams is the third Knight to win the award, joining Willy Mays (2) and Jim Gentile. The vote totals;
                  1) Billy Williams 77 (2)
                  2) Bill Freehan 74 (3)
                  3) Willie McCovey 71.5 (.5)
                  4) Willie Mays 63.5 (.5)
                  5) Mickey Mantle 60 (2)
                  6) Jimmy Wynn 58
                  7) Carl Yastzremski 38
                  8) Dick McAullife 24
                  9) Luis Tiant 18
                  10) Matty Alou 10
                  --others receiving votes; Cash, Horton, Ward, Haller, Grote, Kline, F. Alou, Aaron, and Repoz


                  • #10
                    1969 MVP voting

                    1) Harmon Killebrew 93
                    2) Rico Petrocelli 88
                    3) Willie McCovey 77
                    4) Sal Bando 54
                    5) Rusty Staub 49
                    6) Tony Oliva 42
                    7) Jimmy Wynn 33
                    8) Reggie Jackson 25
                    9) Pete Rose 23
                    10) Frank Howard 16
                    11) Hank Aaron 14
                    12) Mike Epstein 3
                    13) Tony Perez 1


                    • #11
                      1970 MVP Voting

                      --Congrats to Johnny Bench, winner of a very close election and our first MVP from a premium defensive position.

                      1) Johnny Bench 83
                      2) Jim Hickman 81
                      3) Hank Aaron 66
                      4) Ray Culp 65
                      5) Rico Carty 53
                      6) Tommy Harper 37
                      6) Cesar Tovar 37
                      8) Ken Henderson 29
                      9) Bobby Bonds 18
                      10) Willie McCovey 17


                      • #12
                        1971 MVP voting

                        1) Willie Stargell 84 (unanimous)
                        2) Tony Oliva 55
                        3) Hank Aaron 53
                        4) Fergie Jenkins 44
                        5) Ron Hunt 34
                        6) Norm Cash 26
                        7) Willie Mays 24
                        8) Joe Torre 23
                        9) Bobby Murcer 15
                        10) Tom Seaver 13


                        • #13
                          All Time MVP Voting (thru 1971)

                          --Scored the same as the season voting with 12 for winning, then 9, 8, 7, etc down to 10th place.

                          1) Willie Mays 60
                          2) Hank Aaron 47
                          3) Carl Yastzremski 33
                          4) Tony Oliva 32
                          5) Frank Robinson 27
                          6) Mickey Mantle 25
                          6) Harmon Killebrew 25
                          8) Willie McCovey 22
                          9) Dick Allen 19
                          10) Billy Williams 18
                          11) Bill Freehan 17
                          12) Norm Cash 16
                          13) Ron Santo 15
                          13) Johnny Callison 15
                          15) Jim Gentile 14
                          16) Dick McAuliffe 13
                          16) Jimmy Wynn 13
                          --3 way tie for 18th between 3 players who won the award, once but have not made the top 10 in any other season; Willie Stargell, Johnny Bench and Orlando Cepeda


                          • #14
                            1972 voting

                            --Johnny Bench becomes our 2nd repeat winner, joining Willie Mays 64-5

                            1) Johnny Bench 93
                            2) Carlton Fisk 75
                            3) Dick Allen 65
                            4) Joe Morgan 64
                            5) Roy White 41
                            6) Bobby Murcer 39
                            7) Willie Stargell 31
                            8) Reggie Jackson 28
                            9) Johnny Briggs 25
                            10) Billy Williams 20


                            • #15
                              Career MVP points

                              1) Willie Mays 60
                              2) Hank Aaron 47
                              3) Carl Yastzremski 33
                              4) Tony Oliva 32
                              5) Frank Robinson 27
                              5) Dick Allen 27
                              7) Mickey Mantle 25
                              7) Harmon Killebrew 25
                              9) Johnny Bench 24
                              10) Willie McCovey 22
                              11) Billy Williams 19
                              12) Bill Freehan 17
                              13) Norm Cash 16
                              13) Willie Stargell 16
                              15) Ron Santo 15
                              15) Johnny Callison 15

                              --Bench and Stargell join the list. Dick Allen moves up (with still a chance for more).