Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 28 (2):193-206 (2001)

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Neil Feit
Fredonia State University
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The most valuable player (MVP) of an athletic league is the single best individual player in the league. The MVP award is the institutional recognition of this person, and it is the highest annual award that a player can receive. Despite its widespread consideration and importance, we argue that the concept of the MVP is a fundamentally vague concept. In the context of professional sports, however, such a vague category is valuable in that it promotes the active discussion of different types of excellence found within a specific sport and the weight to be assigned these types, thus leading to a gain for the discussants.
Keywords Most Valuable Player  Sports  National Football League  Major League Baseball  Extrinsic Value  Instrumental Value
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DOI 10.1080/00948705.2001.9714613
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