From this a.m.’s Enquirer:
So what was his reaction to being named the winner of the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award by the Cincinnati chapter of Baseball Writers’ Association of America?
“I can’t believe it,” Griffey said. “I’m in shock.”…The vote for the Nuxhall Award for Griffey was unanimous.
I’m happy for Griffey, though I’m surprised that this award didn’t go to Casey again.
The BBWAA also named Griffey the most valuable player. Aaron Harang won the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the outstanding pitcher.
I have a bit of an issue with Griffey as team MVP, though I know the argument could be raised. Harang was a no-doubter for the Vander Meer.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.