Saturday, November 19, 2016

1986: Mike Schmidt won his 3rd MVP.

In 1986, Mike Schmidt earned his 3rd MVP:  .290, 37 HR & 119 RBI.  
It was his 3rd MVP award of the decade!
His career numbers were awesome:  548 HR & 1, 595 RBI.   Schmidt was the last guy in the world that you wanted to face with the game on the line!
He played for several Phillies championship teams, including the 1980 World Series champs and the 1983 NL champs.   He was also a part of the 1976, 1977 & 1978 NL East champs!
Along the way, he hit four home runs in one game on April 17, 1976, won six Silver Slugger Awards, including five consecutive (1980 through 1984, then one more in 1986) & won ten Gold Glove Awards.
Last, but not least, he ranked 28th by The Sporting News when they released their 100 Greatest Baseball Players in the history of baseball.

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