The really galling thing was that Dawson didn't even have a great year...hit lots of HRs, but his OBP was terrible and his knees were so shot by then that he was pretty brutal in the OF. The Reds didn't do anything special, but Eric Davis was a far better MVP candidate than Dawson...he missed his usual 30 games, but hit HRs at a rate similar to Dawson in a tougher park, had a much better OBP, and was a terror on the basepaths and a one man highlight reel in the OF. Clark and the Wiz were also good candidates. I will put Clark down as one of the dumbest guys ever in the majors. I knew a guy who played in the minors with Jack and stayed friends with him...he told me about a phone call in which Clark said he was going to go buy a couple of Porsches and then meet with his lawyer about declaring bankruptcy.