Actually, three baseball players finished one, two and three in the AP’s voting for “Male Athlete of the Year.” The vote, cast by U.S. editors and news directors, went like this: 1. Madison Bumgarner; 2. Clayton Kershaw; and 3. Derek Jeter.
Bumgarner winning means that the postseason matters an awful lot to editors and news directors. Jeter coming in third means that column inches matters a lot too. Imagine that.