11 Facts About MVP


Similarly, a "Team MVP" is the most valuable player on a team, referring to the player whose team contribution is greatest amongst their teammates.

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In many sports, MVP awards are presented for a specific match—in other words, a player of the match award.

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MVP won the award a record nine times during his career, eight consecutively.

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An important distinction is that the MVP is not be conflated with the most winningest player.

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Additionally, several other NBA players in history have been awarded MVP, and proceeded to lose in the first round of the postseason.

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From 1922 to 1928 in the American League and from 1924 to 1929 in the National League, an MVP award was given to "the baseball player who is of the greatest all-around service to his club".

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Generally, MVP awards are given at the conclusion of a multi-step process.

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Some prominent examples of sports that conduct MVP awards are baseball, basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, handball and rugby.

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In MLB, MVP voting takes place before the postseason, but the results are not announced until after the World Series.

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Philosophers Stephen Kershnar and Neil Feit argue that the concept of the MVP is a fundamentally vague concept, but yet valuable in that it promotes the active discussion of different types of excellence found within a specific sport and the weight to be assigned these types, thus leading to a gain for the discussants.

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MVP offered a solution to the problem, but later recanted it conceding that the problem remains unsolved.

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