5 Biggest Baseball MVP Snubs Ever

New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden had one of the all-time great seasons in 1985 going 24–4 with a 1.53 ERA and 268 strikeouts. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden had one of the all-time great seasons in 1985 going 24–4 with a 1.53 ERA and 268 strikeouts. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)

Baseball’s MVP award can be a hotly debated topic for a number of reasons. While Bryce Harper was on another level in the NL this...

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