Eckstein’s MVP award

St Louis’ David Eckstein received the WS MVP award, deservedly so, after playing a big part in the last wins. For the series, Eck batted .364 with 4 rbis and 3 rbis.

I did a quick check and Eckstein was the first leadoff man to win the World Series MVP in 30 years. The last leadoff man to win the WS MVP was Pete Rose in 1975.

Rose, who played third base for Cincinnati back then, hit .370 (10 for 27) with a double and a triple with 3 runs and 2 rbis. He also walked 5 times.

Cincinnati took 4 of 7 from Boston that year.

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2 Responses to “Eckstein’s MVP award”

  1. I heard some trivia the other day: is this the first time that both the WS MVP and the winning pitcher of the deciding game have been obtained from the same team? And essentially for no compensation?

    This isn’t part of a curse, is it?

    :-)

  2. I thought the Cubs should have signed him over Nomar Garciaparra a few years back, but then they wouldn’t be the cursed Cubs.

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