ANTICRIMEDOGGUY: But he never won the MVP and he wasn't THAT great for very long.
In all fairness, McGriff was penciled in as the AL MVP in 1989 until he had a major slump in September that left a bad taste in the voters' collective mouths. After that it turned into Robin Yount winning by default over McGriff and the then-underpublicized Ruben Sierra.
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Why is it in Japan? Money. MLB gets deeper into the Japanese and Asian markets, thus having more merchandise sold. Also, they'll get bigger crowds for the 2 games in the Tokyo Dome than they would at Tropicana Field.