Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 MVP Award Winners: J.Altuve & G.Stanton

     Congratulations to the 2017 MVP Award Winners.  The official announcement was made on Thursday, November 16th. 


     The A.L. award went to Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros with 405 points.  Runner-ups for the award include Aaron Judge NYY with 279 points and Jose Ramirez CLE with 237 points.


     The N.L. award went to Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins with 302 points.  Runner-ups for the award include Joey Votto CIN with 300 points and Paul Goldschmidt ARI with 239 points.

2017 Cy Young Award Winners: C.Kluber & M.Scherzer

     Congratulations to the 2017 Cy Young Award Winners.  The official announcement was made on Wednesday, November 15th.


     The A.L. award went to Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians with 204 points.  Runner-ups for the award include Chris Sale BOS with 126 points and Luis Severino NYY with 73 points.


     The N.L. award went to Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals with 201 points.  Runner-ups for the award include Clayton Kershaw LAD with 126 points and Stephen Strasburg WAS with 81 points.

2017 Rookie of the Year Award Winners: C.Bellinger & A.Judge

     Congratulations to the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award Winners.  The official announcement was made on Monday, November 13th.


The N.L. Award went to Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers with 150 points.  Runner-ups for the award include Paul DeJong STL with 56 points and Josh Bell PIT with 32 points.


     The A.L. Award went to Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees with 150 points.  Runner-ups for the Award include Andrew Benintendi BOS with 75 points and Trey Mancini BAL with 31 points.

2001 Topps Traded #T157: A.J. Hinch, Kansas City Royals, C

     Considering only the number of games played (117/350=33.4%), A.J. Hinch spent more than a 1/3 of his playing career between 1998-2004 as a Kansas City Royal in 2001-2002.  As a long-time fan of the Royals team, I couldn't help but notice the 2017 World Series Champion Manager in a Royals uniform while upgrading my 2001 Topps baseball card set.  I just notice an error on this card.  He was born in Iowa, not Texas.



Friday, November 10, 2017

2017 Topps Gold Glove Award Winners

     Congratulations to this year's Gold Glove Award Winners from the American and National Leagues.





Update:  I used the same 9-pocket pages from the previous Silver Sluggers post to make this post.  Originally, I forgot to replace the pitchers spot, and have since corrected this post.  Thanks, Brett Alan, for noticing and pointing this out.


2017 Topps Silver Slugger Award Winners

     Congratulations to this year's Silver Slugger Award Winners from the American and National Leagues.





Last of the '70s Babies in the 2017 Topps Update set

     In a previous post, I listed all 20 of the 2017 Topps Base set cards featuring players born in the '70s.  The 2017 Topps Update set includes new teams for 5 of the 20 players featured in my previous post.  It's too bad that Topps decided to include only the 5 years of career statistics, since most of these players were drafted more than 20 years ago.