The Schaefer Mets Player of the Year Award

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Legendary New York Mets broadcasters Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, and Ralph Kiner Schaefer Player of the Year points were originally awarded by Mets broadcasters Bob Murphy, Lindsey Nelson, and Ralph Kiner.
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In 2005, The Crane Pool Forum revived a classic Mets tradition that had been dormant (and largely forgotten) for about a quarter century: The Schaefer Mets Player of the Year Award.

In the late 1970's, at the conclusion of every Mets broadcast, Mets announcers Lindsey Nelson, Bob Murphy, and Ralph Kiner would award points to the game's top performers. The rules were simple: No more than 10 points could be awarded per game, and no individual player could get more than 6 points.

Willie Montanez receives his 1978 Schaefer Mets Player of the Year award. (Click the photo to see a larger version.)
Today, Crane Pool Forum members vote for Mets players using the same rules that Lindsey, Ralph, and Bob adhered to. Each member who votes is restricted to awarding 10 points, with a maximum of 6 per player. All votes are then totaled and averaged. This means that for each Mets game, after the tallying is complete, no more than 10 points will be awarded.

The reincarnated Schaefer Awards do have a 21st Century spin, however. Some CPF members make Schaefer voting a science, and award fractional points to player. Lindsey Nelson, we're sure, never awarded any player 2.36 points, but in the Crane Pool Forum, it's a common occurrence.

If you'd like to participate in this great Mets tradition, sign up as a member of the Crane Pool Forum. Schaefer voting threads are created shortly after the conclusion of each regular season Mets game. Votes are tabulated by a magic spreadsheet, so we ask that you not carry on conversations in the voting threads. (There are plenty of other threads in which to discuss and dissect the game.) To vote, just enter the last name of the player followed by a point value. ( More information on how to vote)



Schaefer Mets Player of the Year Award Winners

2005
David Wright Player of the Year
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Year

2006
David Wright Player of the Year
Tom Glavine Pitcher of the Year

2007
David Wright Player of the Year
Tom Glavine Pitcher of the Year

2008
Johan Santana Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year

2009
David Wright Player of the Year
Johan Santana Pitcher of the Year

2010
David Wright Player of the Year
Johan Santana Pitcher of the Year

2011
Josť Reyes Player of the Year
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Year

2012
David Wright Player of the Year
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Year

2013
Daniel Murphy Player of the Year
Matt Harvey Pitcher of the Year

2014
Lucas Duda Player of the Year
Bartolo Colon Pitcher of the Year



Schaefer Mets Player of the Month Award Winners

April 2005
Cliff Floyd Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

May 2005
Mike Cameron Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

June 2005
Cliff Floyd Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

July 2005
Josť Reyes Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

August 2005
David Wright Player of the Month
Tom Glavine Pitcher of the Month

September 2005
Tom Glavine Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

April 2006
Tom Glavine Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

May 2006
Carlos Beltran Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

June 2006
David Wright Player of the Month
Alay Soler Pitcher of the Month

July 2006
Carlos Beltran Player of the Month
John Maine Pitcher of the Month

August 2006
Josť Reyes Player of the Month
Steve Trachsel Pitcher of the Month

September 2006
Carlos Delgado Player of the Month
Orlando Hernandez Pitcher of the Month

April 2007
Josť Reyes Player of the Month
John Maine Pitcher of the Month

May 2007
David Wright Player of the Month
Oliver Perez Pitcher of the Month

June 2007
John Maine Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

July 2007
David Wright Player of the Month
John Maine Pitcher of the Month

August 2007
David Wright Player of the Month
Orlando Hernandez Pitcher of the Month

September 2007
Carlos Beltran Player of the Month
Pedro Martinez Pitcher of the Month

April 2008
David Wright Player of the Month
Johan Santana Pitcher of the Month

May 2008
Carlos Beltran Player of the Month
John Maine Pitcher of the Month

June 2008
Carlos Beltran Player of the Month
Johan Santana Pitcher of the Month

July 2008
Carlos Delgado Player of the Month
Mike Pelfrey Pitcher of the Month

August 2008
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

September 2008
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

April 2009
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

May 2009
David Wright Player of the Month
Mike Pelfrey Pitcher of the Month

June 2009
David Wright Player of the Month
Livan Hernandez Pitcher of the Month

July 2009
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

August 2009
Angel Pagan Player of the Month
Johan Santana Pitcher of the Month

September 2009
Jeff Francoeur Player of the Month
Tim Redding Pitcher of the Month

April 2010
David Wright Player of the Month
Mike Pelfrey Pitcher of the Month

May 2010
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

June 2010
David Wright Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

July 2010
R. A. Dickey Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

August 2010
Johan Santana Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

September 2010
Ike Davis Player of the Month
Dillon Gee Pitcher of the Month

April 2011
Ike Davis Player of the Month
Jon Niese Pitcher of the Month

May 2011
Josť Reyes Player of the Month
Mike Pelfrey Pitcher of the Month

June 2011
Josť Reyes Player of the Month
Chris Capuano Pitcher of the Month

July 2011
Daniel Murphy Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

August 2011
Lucas Duda Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

September 2011
Ruben Tejada Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

April 2012
David Wright Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

May 2012
David Wright Player of the Month
R. A. Dickey Pitcher of the Month

June 2012
R. A. Dickey Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

July 2012
David Wright Player of the Month
Jon Niese Pitcher of the Month

August 2012
R. A. Dickey Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

September 2012
R. A. Dickey Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

April 2013
John Buck Player of the Month
Matt Harvey Pitcher of the Month

May 2013
Daniel Murphy Player of the Month
Matt Harvey Pitcher of the Month

June 2013
Matt Harvey Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

July 2013
Marlon Byrd Player of the Month
Dillon Gee Pitcher of the Month

August 2013
Dillon Gee Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

September 2013
Daniel Murphy Player of the Month
Jon Niese Pitcher of the Month

April 2014
Jon Niese Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

May 2014
David Wright Player of the Month
Jacob deGrom Pitcher of the Month

June 2014
Bartolo Colon Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month

July 2014
Lucas Duda Player of the Month
Jacob deGrom Pitcher of the Month

August 2014
Juan Lagares Player of the Month
Zack Wheeler Pitcher of the Month

September 2014
Lucas Duda Player of the Month
Jacob deGrom Pitcher of the Month