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The Thursday Thinker: On "Finalists"

BBWAA award "finalists" are new this year. What if it had always been this way?

Kevork Djansezian

It's a small bit of history, but it's history nonetheless. When Ryan Braun was named as one of five finalists for NL MVP last night, he became the first Brewer ever to receive that honor.

This is the first time the BBWAA has ever announced the top vote-getters for their awards before the awards themselves are announced (next week). Last night they named the top five for both leagues' MVP awards and the top three for Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

If the BBWAA had always done it this way, then Braun would be one of 15 award "finalists" in Brewer franchise history. How many of them can you name in five minutes?

In the past we've asked people not to post spoilers in the comments, so everyone gets a chance to try out the quiz without having it spoiled from them. I'm scrapping that rule this year and simply warning you that comments may contain spoilers. Also, please use the comments to post your score but remember there's no reason to cheat here, because there aren't any prizes.

If you somehow manage to get all of these, be sure to post your time along with your score in the comments.

If you finish this quiz and you're looking for more Brewer-related Sporcle quizzes, here are this offseason's other thinkers:

Have fun, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!