From SABR member Shane Tourtellotte at The Hardball Times on February 20, 2020:
Last month, I began this series to select World Series Most Valuable Players for the years when the current award did not exist. I covered the years 1903 to 1928, halting there for reasons of length. Today I’ll cover the rest of the pre-MVP period, from 1929 to 1954.
For anyone new to these articles (including my original one for the League Championship Series), or who wants a refresher on my methodology, I refer you to the introduction to last month’s article. Nothing has changed, except perhaps my willingness to reward players on the losing side. I did it three times in the 1903-28 part of this overview, but though I was close several times this go-round, I never pulled the trigger.
I won’t fill time with any more introductory talk. We have a lot of World Series to revisit, and I’ll start on them right now.
Read the full article here: https://tht.fangraphs.com/when-it-counted-retrospective-mvp-awards-for-the-world-series-part-2/
Originally published: February 20, 2020. Last Updated: February 20, 2020.