The 1979 MVP Race

There will never again be an MVP vote quite like the AL in 1979. That much we know for sure. Here's what I mean: If the 1979 MVP race were voted on today, Fred Lynn would win 100 out of 100 times. Lynn led the American League in hitting (.333), on-base percentage (.423) and slugging (.637). He was third in doubles, second in homers, fourth in RBIs and runs scored. He won a Gold Glove, and at that time was widely regarded as the best defensive outfielder in the league. It was Lynn's best season in a pretty spectacular early career.

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