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1940 National League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1940 National League Most Valuable Player Award was Frank McCormick of the Cincinnati Reds.

[edit] Award Voting

† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 274 0.815 (336) 16 618 93 191 19 127 2 52 26 0.309 0.367 0.482 Did not pitch
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 209 0.622 (336) 6 579 111 182 43 137 7 82 49 0.314 0.404 0.636 Did not pitch
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds 146 0.435 (336) 0 117 11 24 1 18 2 4 14 0.205 0.231 0.256 22 - 10 0 305.0 241 19 92 115 2.48
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds 121 0.360 (336) 1 108 4 18 0 8 0 0 19 0.167 0.167 0.204 20 - 12 0 296.2 280 17 48 115 3.06
Freddie Fitzsimmons Brooklyn Dodgers 84 0.250 (336) 0 47 6 5 0 1 0 2 8 0.106 0.176 0.128 16 - 2 1 134.1 120 5 25 35 2.81
Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers 71 0.211 (336) 0 556 75 171 6 66 3 42 21 0.308 0.357 0.435 Did not pitch
Harry Danning New York Giants 64 0.190 (336) 0 524 65 157 13 91 3 35 31 0.300 0.349 0.454 Did not pitch
Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 61 0.182 (336) 0 603 101 191 8 40 21 75 24 0.317 0.395 0.439 Did not pitch
Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds 38 0.113 (336) 1 376 50 120 14 74 0 31 14 0.319 0.382 0.489 Did not pitch
Billy Werber Cincinnati Reds 36 0.107 (336) 0 584 105 162 12 48 16 68 40 0.277 0.361 0.416 Did not pitch
Johnny Cooney Boston Bees 31 0.092 (336) 0 365 40 116 0 21 4 25 9 0.318 0.363 0.373 Did not pitch
Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 30 0.089 (336) 0 512 92 147 23 96 9 89 83 0.287 0.397 0.529 Did not pitch
Eddie Miller Boston Bees 28 0.083 (336) 0 569 78 157 14 79 8 41 43 0.276 0.330 0.418 Did not pitch
Debs Garms Pittsburgh Pirates 28 0.083 (336) 0 358 76 127 5 57 3 23 6 0.355 0.395 0.500 Did not pitch
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 27 0.080 (336) 0 594 113 178 7 95 12 88 25 0.300 0.393 0.453 Did not pitch
Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs 26 0.077 (336) 0 98 12 20 1 6 2 9 33 0.204 0.278 0.306 20 - 13 5 280.2 259 8 59 124 2.50
Joe Beggs Cincinnati Reds 19 0.057 (336) 0 21 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 0.190 0.190 0.190 12 - 3 7 76.2 68 1 21 25 2.00
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals 18 0.054 (336) 0 537 92 163 17 64 18 42 44 0.304 0.356 0.475 Did not pitch
Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Pirates 16 0.048 (336) 0 510 94 139 16 104 5 119 54 0.273 0.418 0.437 Did not pitch
Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs 12 0.036 (336) 0 491 78 146 25 98 2 50 67 0.297 0.366 0.534 Did not pitch
Kirby Higbe Philadelphia Phillies 10 0.030 (336) 0 103 5 17 0 3 0 3 26 0.165 0.189 0.194 14 - 19 1 283.0 242 12 121 137 3.72
Bama Rowell Boston Bees 10 0.030 (336) 0 486 46 148 3 58 12 18 22 0.305 0.331 0.395 Did not pitch
Al Lopez Pittsburgh Pirates 9 0.027 (336) 0 174 15 45 1 24 5 13 13 0.259 0.310 0.333 Did not pitch
Al Lopez Boston Bees 9 0.027 (336) 0 119 20 35 2 17 1 6 8 0.294 0.328 0.387 Did not pitch
Maurice Van Robays Pittsburgh Pirates 8 0.024 (336) 0 572 82 156 11 116 2 33 58 0.273 0.316 0.402 Did not pitch
Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates 7 0.021 (336) 0 73 14 14 1 4 0 3 19 0.192 0.224 0.288 16 - 5 1 189.2 169 6 67 60 2.80
Max West Boston Bees 6 0.018 (336) 0 524 72 137 7 72 2 65 54 0.261 0.344 0.372 Did not pitch
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 6 0.018 (336) 0 312 58 85 5 28 15 45 42 0.272 0.366 0.372 Did not pitch
Babe Young New York Giants 6 0.018 (336) 0 556 75 159 17 101 4 69 28 0.286 0.367 0.441 Did not pitch
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers 3 0.009 (336) 0 80 8 14 1 7 0 2 15 0.175 0.195 0.238 15 - 14 0 239.1 233 19 62 124 3.46
Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies 3 0.009 (336) 0 94 5 19 0 7 0 3 7 0.202 0.227 0.223 13 - 22 0 280.0 283 12 91 82 3.60
Johnny Rizzo Pittsburgh Pirates 3 0.009 (336) 0 28 1 5 0 2 0 5 5 0.179 0.324 0.214 Did not pitch
Pinky May Philadelphia Phillies 3 0.009 (336) 0 501 59 147 1 48 2 58 33 0.293 0.371 0.355 Did not pitch
Johnny Rizzo Cincinnati Reds 3 0.009 (336) 0 110 17 31 4 17 1 14 14 0.282 0.363 0.445 Did not pitch
Johnny Rizzo Philadelphia Phillies 3 0.009 (336) 0 367 53 107 20 53 2 37 31 0.292 0.358 0.499 Did not pitch
Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals 2 0.006 (336) 0 228 28 72 3 39 6 22 24 0.316 0.378 0.456 Did not pitch
Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 1 0.003 (336) 0 524 59 147 1 55 7 35 39 0.281 0.328 0.374 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1939
Most Valuable Player Award
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1940
Succeeded by
1941
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