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Old 12-18-2018, 11:17 AM
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Default Happy Birthday- Ty Cobb & Ronald Acuna, Jr.

Strange mix for this date.


...and 'Moose' Skowron,

'65 A.L. MVP Zoilo Versalles

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former #1 Prospect Byron Buxton


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Whenever I think which MVP had the weakest stats compared to players from other years, it's always Zoilo in 1965. Didn't mean to spoil his birthday, just an observation.
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You're right Barry...Versalles's stats are far from the norm for a league MVP.

However, 1965 was a very down year for American League hitters:

Oliva led the league with a .321 BA and only two others hit .300

Tony C. lead in HRs with 32.

Rocky Colavito led in RBI with 108.

Versalles - .273 - 19 - 77

He was second in SB (Campaneris) and Hits (Oliva)

He led in WAR for position players, Runs, Doubles, Triples

(and PA, AB, & Ks)

and won the Gold Glove at a vital defensive position.

His second half splits were .303/.349/.500

He hit .353 in August & .337 in September.

I know Series play isn't considered, but he did well there - .286/.333/.500


Once again, these are not the numbers of a 'normal' year MVP, but he, IMO, was clearly the best in the league that year. He received 19 of 20 votes.


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