Post Season MVPs who joined the team they beat

t_49151There have been times a player has bombed a team in the post season and picked up a post season MVP for their troubles. And later that player joined the very team they blasted out of the post season.

That must be odd for a fan base to welcome with open arms the very player that broke their hearts.

Here are the players who won hardware for one team and joined the team they beat.

FRANK ROBINSON
1966 World Series MVP for the Baltimore Orioles against the
Los Angeles Dodgers.
Joined the Dodgers in 1972

KIRK GIBSON
1984 ALCS MVP for the Detroit Tigers against the
Kansas City Royals
Joined the Royals in 1991

DENNIS ECKERSLEY
1988 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Boston Red Sox
Joined the Red Sox in 1998

OREL HERSHISER
1988 NLCS MVP for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the
New York Mets
Joined the Mets in 1999.

RICKEY HENDERSON
1989 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Toronto Blue Jays
Joined the Blue Jays in 1993

RANDY JOHNSON
2001 World Series Co-MVP for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the New York Yankees
Joined the Yankees in 2005.

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DANIEL MURPHY
2015 NLCS MVP for the New York Mets against the Chicago Cubs
Joined the Cubs in 2017

Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For AL Wild Card Game, October 2, 2019

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Another year, another October of suffering in Oakland. Meanwhile Tampa Bay is moving on and will face a super tough Houston Astros team in the Division Series,

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 2
2019 AL Wild Card Game:

Receiving 1 WOO

Nick Anderson came out of the bullpen to strike out 4 Oakland batters in 1 1/3 shutout innings, throwing into the 9th, as the Rays took the Wild Card Game, 5-1.

Yandy Diaz led off the game with a homer, launched a second homer and added a third hit to lead the Rays past Oakland, 5-1.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Jesus Luzardo kept the A’s in the game with 3 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 4 Rays. Oakland would drop the 5-1 final.

Jurickson Profar went 2 for 4 in the A’s 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Juan Soto –  Nationals- 1, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Nick Anderson – Rays 1, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1,  Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2