November 18, 2016

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 3 comments

Side note around Mike Trout winning his second MVP award (and fifth straight season of finishing 1st or 2nd in the voting):

Miguel Cabrera has received MVP votes for every single season of his career (14 and counting).

It's (obviously) the longest active streak, and the longest streak from the start of a career.

Ted Williams received votes in all 18 seasons of his career where he didn't serve time in the war (out of 19 seasons total).

Stan Musial received votes in 16 consecutive seasons (over 17 years), starting with his second season and continuing to his seventeenth (and skipping over 1945 when he served in the war).

posted by grum@work at 04:16 PM on November 18, 2016

Of course, I completely overlook the legend himself, Hank Aaron.

19 consecutive seasons (2nd to 20th) out of a 23 year career.

posted by grum@work at 04:34 PM on November 18, 2016

If you were to ask any baseball fan to name the top 3 players in baseball Mike Trout will be mentioned by everyone except 2 Tampa sportswriters who don't follow MLB close enough to know who he is.

Trout is the best player in the game and has been for quite some time. He deserves the association with the players you list.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:12 PM on November 18, 2016

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