In the 11th annual MicroLeague awards, it was a Golden Glovers seep as Carl Edwards won the Cy Young Award and Mo Vaughn took home MVP honors.
In the closest MVP voting in league history, Mo Vaughn edged teammate Luis Gonzalez and Chunky Monkey’s Babe Ruth by one vote. Vaughn finished fifth in the league in batting average (.316), third in home runs (25) and fifth in RBI (69). He was the only player in the league to finish in the top 5 in average, HR and RBI.
The Glovers’ Luis Gonzalez and Babe Ruth tied for second and each had a first-place vote. Ruth was fourth on one ballot, costing him potentially a co-MVP.
Meanwhile, Edwards became the second reliever to win the award (Dan Quisenberry was the other) as he finished first in ERA (1.10), first in strikeouts (128), second in WHIP (0.918) and was 8-0. It was the second-most innings by a reliever with 98. Bobby Jenks from the Flash finished second.
|Mo Vaughn, Glovers||2||0||2||0||0||16|
|Luis Gonzalez, Glovers||1||1||2||0||0||15|
|Babe Ruth, Monkey||1||2||0||1||0||15|
|Ernie Lombardi, Monkey||0||1||0||1||1||7|
|Mel Ott, Monkey||0||0||0||2||1||5|
|Brady Anderson, Monkey||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Kirby Puckett, Flash||0||0||0||0||1||1|
CY YOUNG VOTING
|Carl Edwards, Glovers||4||0||0||0||0||20|
|Bobby Jenks, Flash||0||4||0||0||0||16|
|Shawn Estes, Monkey||0||0||3||1||0||11|
|Ramon Martinez, Monkey||0||0||1||2||1||8|
|Bob Ojeda, Monkey||0||0||0||1||3||5|