World Series Most Valuable Player Award
The World Series Most Valuable Player Award is given to the player who most contributes to his team's success in the World Series. In 2017, it was officially named the Willie Mays Award.
The award was first awarded by the editors of Sport magazine in 1955. It was preceded by the similar Babe Ruth Award by seven years. It is currently decided by a combination of media members, Major League Baseball officials, and fan voting. The award has only gone to a player on the losing team once - Bobby Richardson in 1960 for the New York Yankees. The award can also be shared among two or more players, which had happened on two occasions (in 1981 and 2001).
- David Adler: "World Series MVP Award renamed for Mays", mlb.com, September 29, 2017.