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Each year the Baseball Writers Association of America names a Most Valuable Player (MVP) in each league. To date, no Mets player has ever received this honor. The closest they ever came was in 1988, when Darryl Strawberry might very well have won the award, but a strong season by teammate Kevin McReynolds effectively split the "Mets vote" and resulted in a victory for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson. There were other second place finishes. In 1969, during his first Cy Young season, Mets ace pitcher Tom Seaver finished second to Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants. First baseman and team leader Keith Hernandez was considered a candidate in 1984, but as the Mets finished second to the Chicago Cubs in the standings, Hernandez finished second to Cub secondbaseman Ryne Sandberg in the MVP balloting.

The following Mets won the MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Award while with other teams:
1951 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees)
1954 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees)
1954 - Willie Mays (New York Giants)
1955 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees)
1964 - Ken Boyer (St. Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Willie Mays (San Francisco Giants)
1971 - Joe Torre (St. Louis Cardinals)
1977 - George Foster (Cincinnati Reds)
1979 - Keith Hernandez (St. Louis Cardinals)
1989 - Kevin Mitchell (San Francisco Giants)
1990 - Rickey Henderson (Oakland Athletics)
1995 - Mo Vaughn (Boston Red Sox)
2000 - Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants)

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