Yeah, but they gave the MVP to Maury Wills
by sprack (2019-02-07 18:21:18)
Edited on 2019-02-07 18:50:15

In reply to: His stats in '62 IIRC ....  posted by BIGSKYND

Only because he broke the stolen base record.

Also, Robinson's stats were better than every guy you mentioned that year (Mays was close).

He most likely didn't win it because he had won it the year before, though his stats in '62 were even better. There really was no other reason. It wasn't that the Reds didn't win the pennant like they did the year before. The Dodgers didn't either, and had not one, but two players that finished ahead of Robinson in the voting (the other was Tommy Davis, who won the batting title; the order was Wills, Mays, Davis, Robinson). And the Reds won 98 games, finishing only 3 and a half back of the Giants (great pennant race that year).