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  • #46
    Originally posted by Paul Wendt View Post
    It is "surprising" (in q-marks because I remember 1981) that Henderson did not win, with such a fine season for the player, completion of the "Billyball" comeback by the team, and Henderson seeming to fit Billyball as much as anyone.

    Among the 13 players ahead of Grich in the voting there are four from Oakland, eight from the five contending teams in the East, and Tom Paciorek form Seattle.

    Who would win today? OPS is now ordinary language but the adjustment to OPS+ is not, which would help Evans (league leaders Evans OPS, Grich OPS+).
    Henderson would probably win that award today, but Grich might have done better than 14th.

    Henderson is another player that was shafted in award voting.
    "I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."

    NL President Ford Frick, 1947

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