2012 Hit And Run MLB Awards:
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers)
.330 AVG, 44 HR, 139 RBI, 109
Mike Trout had a very good season, but Miggy as of the posting of this article is leading in all three triple crown stats; game over. Not to mention, the Tigers made the playoffs; the Angels did not.
Runners Up: Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Robinson Cano, Adam Jones
NL MVP: Buster Posey
.337 AVG, 24 HR, 102 RBI
Braun put up bigger numbers, but I think Posey means more to his team; going back to the meaning of MVP. The Giants offense doesn't have a lot of firepower, Posey is their offense. He hits for average, hits for power, drives in runs, and led his team into the postseason; that's what an MVP does.
Runners Up: Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, Matt Holliday
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
17-8, 2.64 ERA, 238 Innings/239 Strikeouts
Leads all of baseball in strikeouts; the best pitcher in baseball.
Runners Up: David Price, Jered Weaver
NL Cy Young: R.A. Dickey
20-6, 2.73 ERA, 233 Innings/230 Strikeouts
Led the NL in strikeouts and innings and finished second in wins.
Runners Up: Gio Gonzalez, Matt Cain, Johnny Cueto
AL Rookie Of The Year: Mike Trout
.323 AVG, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 129 Runs, 49 Steals
NL Rookie Of The Year: Bryce Harper
.270 AVG, 22 HR, 59 RBI, 97 Runs, 18 Steals
AL Manager Of The Year: Bob Melvin
Amazing run by the A's.
NL Manager Of The Year: Fredi Gonzalez
Managed injuries and old age very well with his players this year.
This Day In Sports History:
October 3rd, 1951. Bobby Thomson hits a one-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants in their playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Notably, A young rookie named Willie Mays was on deck when Thomson hit what became known as, the shot heard round the world.
The Giants were 13 1/2 games behind the Dodgers by the middle of August, and everyone thought they were finished. But then they won 16 games in a row. By October, they’d won 37 of their last 44 games and had tied Brooklyn for the lead.