Babe Ruth only won 1 MVP award and that was in 1923.
He hit .356-60-164 in 1927 and didn't receive one vote. Lou Gehrig, who deservingly won it 27, had a pretty good year himself.
It wasn't until 1931 before Babe Ruth even received any MVP votes.
In 1926, George Burns won it with .358-4-114-97 runs. Ruth hit.372-47-146-139 runs.
In 1928, Micky Cochrane won it with .293-10-57-92 runs. Ruth hit .323-54-142 with an amazing 163 runs.
So Ruth was obviously black balled.
Was it because the voters back than hated the HR and rejected him. I thought he was pretty well liked, did the voters hate him?
Did his defense really suck? Did think it was just because of the short porch in right?
Who voted back the, was it newspaper guys?
Ah, no multiple winners were allowed until 1930. Mystery solved.