On This Day In Baseball History: November 13, 1979

Keith Hernandez


For the first time in the history of the MVP award a tie occurred in the National League voting between St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell. Hernandez led the NL in runs scored (116), doubles (48), and batting average (.344) while the 39-year old Stargell didn’t lead in any category, in fact the only statistically significant category he bested Hernandez in was homers; he hit 32 and Hernandez only hit 11. To date, this is the only time Major League Baseball has ever had Co-MVPs.Willie Stargell


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