XI) AWARD & ALL STAR VOTING

The Complete Rulebook of the MWBLA) Awards

1) All awards will be voted on by Owners for only their respective league (NL Owners vote only NL and AL Owners vote only AL)
2) The Commissioner’s Office will issue a ballot containing a list of candidates to the league. Owners will have one week to vote.
3) Players will be evaluated solely by their performance and statistics in MWBL. Only players on a team’s permanent roster are eligible for awards (no coverage /EWC players).
4) All players eligible for awards voting will be listed according to the team and league with which they accumulated their statistics. All thresholds listed must be accumulated in a specific league (i.e. AL or NL) to appear on that league’s ballot. If a player has played for multiple teams, they will be listed by the last team in the league for which they meet the qualification criteria. For some awards, it may be possible to be eligible in both leagues.
5) Award List

(a) Reliever of the Year

(i) Each Owner will have a first-place vote (worth 5 points), a second-place vote (worth 3 points), and a third-place vote (worth 1 point) these votes must be cast for different players.
(ii) T(ii) The player will be eligible for this he meets one of the following criteria:

(1) Top 10 in the league in Saves
(2) Top 10 in the league in Relief Points
(3) Top 10 in the league in ERA (minimum 50.0 Innings Pitched, not more than 10% of Games are Games Started).

(iii) The player receiving the most points in each league will be the Relief Award winner.

(1) In the event of a tie, the player with the most first-place votes will be the winner.
(2) If this is tied, the player with the most second-place votes will be the winner.
(3) If this is tied, all players remaining at this stage will win the award.

(b) Manager of the Year (MOY)

(i) Each Owner will vote on the Owner in their league that is deserving of the reward.
(ii) Consider the Owner who has done the most to ensure success for his team in the season in question. This includes both on-field management as well as off-the-field management.
(iii) The winner of this award must have a .500% winning percentage or better to be eligible for the award.

(c) Rookie of the Year (ROY)

(i) Each Owner will have a first-place vote (worth 5 points), a second-place vote (worth 3 points), and a third-place vote (worth 1 point) these votes must be cast for different players.
(ii) The player will be eligible for this award if he meets the following criteria:

(1) has not appeared in more than 2 seasons prior to the current award season and has not accumulated 50.0 innings pitched or 130 at-bats prior to the current award season.
(2) as a position player, has accumulated a minimum of 130 at-bats with an on-base plus slugging percentage of at least 0.700 in the current award season
(3) as a pitcher, meets at least one of the criteria below for the current award season:

a. Top 10 in the league in Saves
b. Top 10 in the league in Relief Points
c. has accumulated a minimum of 50.0 innings pitched with an earned run average not more than 4.50

(iii) The player receiving the most points in each league will be the Rookie of the Year.

(1) In the event of a tie, the player with the most first-place votes will be the winner.
(2) If this is tied, the player with the most second-place votes among the remaining players will be the winner.
(3) If this is tied, all remaining players will be the award winners.

(d) Cy Young Award

(i) All pitchers who have pitched in the voting league are eligible if they qualify for one of the following criteria:

(1) Finishes in the Top 10 for Wins
(2) Finishes in the Top 10 for ERA (for pitchers with a minimum of 162.0 innings pitched)
(3) Finishes in the Top 10 for Quality Starts
(4) Finishes with 30 or more Saves.

(ii) Each Owner will have a first-, second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place vote (on a 7-4-3-2-1 point basis). Each vote must be for a different player.
(iii) Players will be evaluated only on their pitching performance and statistics in the MWBL.
(iv) The player receiving the most points in each league will be the Cy Young Award winner.

(1) In the event of a tie, the player with the most first-place votes will be the winner.
(2) If this is tied, the player with the most second-place votes will be the winner.
(3) If this is tied, all players remaining at this stage will win the award.

(e) Most Valuable Player (MVP)

(i) All players who have played in the voting league are eligible if they qualify by being in the top ten of at least one of the following categories in MWBL:

(1) Batting Average (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(2) On Base Percentage (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(3) Slugging Average (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(4) Runs Created (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(5) Runs Contributed (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(6) Total Average (among players with 502 or more Plate Appearances)
(7) Runs Scored
(8) Runs Batted In
(9) Hits
(10) Home Runs
(11) Doubles

(ii) Players will be evaluated only on their performance and statistics in the MWBL for the season in question.
(iii) Each Owner must cast ten votes
(iv) A first-place vote is worth 14 points, a second-place vote is worth 9 points, and a third-place vote is worth 8 points, down to a tenth-place vote, which is worth 1 point.
(v) The player in each league receiving the most points will be the Most Valuable Player.

(1) In the event of a tie, the player with the most first-place votes will be the winner.
(2) If this is tied, the player remaining with the most second-place votes will be the MVP.
(3) If this is tied, the remaining players will all be considered the award winners.

(f) Gold Gloves

(i) Each league will vote for its own Gold Glove Winners at all of the standard defensive positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, three OF (not LF, CF, RF individually), and P.
(ii) Each Owner will cast a single vote.
(iii) A position player must START 82 games in MWBL at the position for which they are being evaluated.

(1) The player must also be in the top ten at their position in at least one of the following categories (among players that meet the minimum Games Started):

(a) Fielding Percentage
(b) Total Chances
(c) Fewest Passed Balls (catcher’s only)
(d) Lowest Opponents Stolen Base Percentage (catcher’s only)
(e) Assists

(iv) A pitcher must have 162.0 or more innings pitched on the season, in MWBL.
(v) In the event of a tie, all winners will be declared co-Gold Glovers.

(g) World Series Most Valuable Player

(i) At the conclusion of the World Series, the World Series Champion will select the player they deem the Series Most Valuable Player.

B) All-Stars

1) The site of the All-Star Game will be determined by the Commissioner’s Office, primarily by the Host Team’s seniority and career winning percentage.
2) The American League will host the game in ODD years, and the National League will host the game in EVEN years.
3) A team must have been in the league for 5 years or more (counting the current season) to host.
4) A team that hosts the All-Star game is not eligible to host again until at least 8 years later.
5) The Host Team will be responsible for managing both the American League and the National League All-Stars manually during the actual running of the game.
6) The Commissioner will send a game file containing the rosters of both All-Star teams to the Host Team, in order for host to play the game.
7) The game will be run according to the rules of the Host League (DH in the American League, pitcher’s bat in the National League)
8) All players will be considered only on their MWBL performance of that year.
9) Each league will vote for its own All-Star Starters at the following positions:

(a) C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, three OF (not LF, CF, RF individually), SP, RP.
(b) No election will occur for the DH position.
(c) A position player must have STARTED 82 games at his position to be listed at that position on the ballot.

10) To be eligible as a Starting Pitcher on the All-Star ballot, a pitcher must be listed on the Cy Young Award ballot by fulfilling criteria 1, 2 or 3.
11) To be eligible as a Relief Pitcher on the All-Star ballot, a pitcher must be on the ballot for Reliever of the Year.

(a) Top 10 in the league in Saves
(b) Top 10 in the league in ERA (minimum 50.0 Innings Pitched, not more than 10% of Games are Games Started)
(c) Top 10 in the league in Relief Points.

12) The All-Star Manager for each team will be the manager of the league’s representative in the World Series.
13) The All-Star Coach positions will be filled by each league’s remaining playoff managers.
14) The All-Star Managers’ duty is to fill out the reserves of their league’s All-Star Team.

(a) They are required to choose 10 pitchers and 12 positional players.
(b) There must be a player that can play backup at each position, and no player can be the sole backup at more than two positions.
(c) During the filling out of the reserves, players who were primarily designated hitters can be added to the squads, but need not be.
(d) At this point, each All-Star team will consist of 22 positional players and 12 pitchers, for a total of 34 players per team.
(e) The All-Star manager will then receive a default file from the Commissioner containing all 30 players and will create a team default file containing the starting lineup for the All-Star Team.
(f) The starting lineup must consist of the players voted to be All-Star Starters.
(g) The Commissioner will send a default file to the Host Team containing both All-Star Teams’ franchise files and the Host Team will play the game, taking Manual control of both teams.
(h) The All-Star Managers must make sure that EACH TEAM HAS A REPRESENTATIVE on the All-Star Teams.
(i) With this format, the leagues pick their starters, the All-Star Managers fill out the teams by selecting the players, and the Host Team actually plays out the game, controlling both sides.
(j) All-Star Game Most Valuable Player

(i) At the conclusion of the All-Star Game, the Host Team will select a player they deem the game’s Most Valuable Player.

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