Chase Utley may win the World Series MVP, even if the Phillies lose

11/4/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5230 respect

Right now, the Phillies look like longshots to win the World Series, down 3 games to 2 and heading back to New York for games 6 and 7.

As Kevin Kaduk of Big League Stew points out, Utley would be the MVP if the series ended today, without a winner. And if the Phillies win, he's a lock to win it. But if the Yankees win in 7 games, and none of their players separate themselves from the pack, is there a chance that a player from the losing team could win MVP?

The last time a player from the losing team won the World Series MVP was 1960, when Yankees 2B Bobby Richardson's 12 RBI got him the award. I'm sure Chase Utley would much rather get another ring than worry about the MVP award anyway.
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