Leftovers from yesterday’s MVP Award for Jimmy Rollins….
**Last time teammates won back-to-back MVP Awards in the NL was 2000-2001, Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds of the Giants.
**Last time two home-grown players have done the same, 1978-79, Dave Parker and Willie Stargell of the Pirates.
**Jimmy is the second Encinal High School product to win the NL Award. The other was Stargell.
**Jimmy joins Marty Marion (Cardinals, 1944), Ernie Banks (Cubs, 1958 and 1959), **** Groat (Pirates, 1960), Maury Wills (Dodgers, 1962) and Barry Larkin (Reds, 1995) as NL shortstops who have won the Award.
Best stats of the shortstops who are NL MVPs:
Home runs–Banks, 47 (1958)
RBI–Banks, 143 (1959)
Stolen bases–Wills, 104
Speaking of leftovers, Happy Thanksgiving. Leave some turkey for sandwiches on Friday!