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Mike Schmidt is scheduled to announce winner of NL MVP

Mike Schmidt is the greatest player in Phillies history. (Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

Make of this what you will.

Mike Schmidt — the greatest Phillie of all time — is scheduled to announce who won the National League MVP on Thursday, Nov. 18, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Does this mean that Bryce Harper has been voted the 2021 NL MVP, as opposed to Fernando Tatis Jr. or Juan Soto? That seems like a reasonable assumption.

Monday evening, Hall of Famer Johnny Bench — who spent his entire 17-year career with the Cincinnati Reds — announced the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Reds second baseman Jonathan India was the recipient.

Tuesday night, the winner of the National League Manager of the Year Award will be announced by Bruce Bochy, who led the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles. Former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is widely expected to win the award after leading the Giants to an MLB-best 107 wins.

There are other MLB legends who will make award announcements — such as Orel Hershiser and Mike Scioscia — that don’t have an obvious connection to the players that are expected to win the honors they will reveal. Perhaps that’s an indication that we are reading too much into this.

But from here, it would be pretty shocking if Schmidt announced Thursday that Soto won the NL MVP.

Harper is aiming to become the 32nd player in MLB history to win multiple league MVP awards. One of the prior 31 was Schmidt, a three-time NL MVP.


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  1. Sean

    November 16, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Kapler is eligible for the ROY?

  2. Captain Obvious

    November 16, 2021 at 2:57 pm


  3. Mike Hunt

    November 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Schmidt the greatest Phillie of all time? I’d disagree with that.

    • rich

      November 17, 2021 at 7:48 am

      And who do you say was better?

      • Craig

        November 17, 2021 at 11:31 am

        Steve Carlton could very well be considered the Greatest Phillie by many.
        Carlton’s 1972 SEASON was likely the greatest SEASON by any Phillies player….

        I would still vote Schmidt #1.
        Reviewing a few random sites that Rank Phillies players.

        I failed to see a single one where MJS was not #1 followed by the Steve ‘Lefty’ Carton as #2.
        The positions for 3 and beyond varied widely with Pete Alexander being there in one site….but I would prefer to rank based upon their Time in Philadelphia.

        Example – Joe may have been a great player,but his Philadelphia career would not place in on any “Greatest Phillies” list I ever compiled.

        If one wanted to quibble about the claim of MJS as the greatest, yes one should state who they prefer, and likely justify…and any name other than ‘Lefty’ would be very hard pressed to take seriously.

        • craig

          November 17, 2021 at 11:32 am

          Joe=Joe Morgan…I forgot the last name and can’t edit.

        • JD

          November 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

          My vote goes to Carlton too. Schmidt is a close 2nd though.

          The first season I remember as a kid was the 1975 season (I was 8 yrs old) and it was just impressive to see Carlton go out there and regularly have 14, 15, 16 strikeouts in a game.

    • Andre Vollrath

      November 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Well, HE IS !!! Noboby comes close… 548 homers, 3 mvp’s, best 3rd baseman in Phillies history. And. 1 ring.. any other Phillie better ????

  4. Sanaty

    November 17, 2021 at 9:59 am

    the Phillies never gave GREG LUZINSKI Enough recognition for everything he did for the team i also think with out him Schmidt wouldn’t have been in the light so much with his hitting .

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