CONTINENTAL LEAGUE
CLE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD GOES TO WISE
11/12/1966
 
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.

He received 9 first place votes out of a possible 12. Jim Palmer of the Miami Manatees finished second in voting with 2 first place votes, while Al Kaline of the Miami Manatees finished third.

Player - Team - First Place - Total Points
Rick Wise - Miami Manatees - 9 - 153
Jim Palmer - Miami Manatees - 2 - 107
Al Kaline - Miami Manatees - 0 - 86
Rusty Staub - Buffalo Blues - 1 - 72
Ed Kirkpatrick - Miami Manatees - 0 - 69
Tom Seaver - Buffalo Blues - 0 - 58
Dean Jones - Atlanta Firebirds - 0 - 49
Gary Geiger - Atlanta Firebirds - 0 - 39
Vic Davalillo - Miami Manatees - 0 - 32
Stan Bahnsen - Miami Manatees - 0 - 15
Don Buford - New York Comets - 0 - 13
Jim Fregosi - Toronto Royals - 0 - 9
Sonny Jackson - Atlanta Firebirds - 0 - 9
Dick Allen - New York Comets - 0 - 7
Ed Spiezio - Atlanta Firebirds - 0 - 6
Joe Niekro - Miami Manatees - 0 - 1
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