Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Eddie Murray, 1985 Fleer Limited Edition #23

If Eddie Murray looks a bit disgruntled on this card, it's probably because he can't get any respect. "Steady Eddie" may have been the best player to never win a Most Valuable Player award, which isn't to say that he didn't come agonizingly close. The slugging first baseman had six top-five finishes in MVP balloting, including a string of five straight from 1981-1985. In back-to-back years he was the runner-up, first to Milwaukee's Robin Yount in 1982 and then to his Orioles teammate Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1983. In the latter case, the total points favored Cal 322-290.

This actually pertains to my latest Sporcle quiz, which I hope will have a little more wide-ranging appeal than the Maryland-born home run hitter quiz. This time, I'm asking you to name the second bananas on baseball's annual MVP ballot from 1980-2009. Enjoy it, offer any suggestions you may have, and tell your friends!


Commish said...

On top of that 'Fro Eddie's hat is barely in the same area code as his skull.

Kevin said...

Bob - Eddie doesn't do anything halfway.

Commish said...

It was years before I knew Eddie could actually speak. I never heard him say a word until once late in his time with the O's I heard a tv interview with him. It was like waking up one day and having your cat speak to you.