CLE Most Valuable Player Award Goes to Wise Thursday, November 3rd, 1966 He's only 21 years old, but Rick Wise of the Miami Manatees has clearly established himself as a star of Continental League.
His status grew today as the ace pitcher was named the winner of the 1966 Eastern Division Most Valuable Player Award.
"I just want to pitch well and win games," he said. "The awards are nice though."
Wise's award-winning season saw him put up a 20-6 record through 40 starts, throwing 288 innings. He had 348 strikeouts with 21 walks and a 2.22 ERA. Opponents hit only .214 against him during the season.