Should Ripken win the MVP?

Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken had a season to remember: .323 average, 34 homers, 114 RBIs, and his usual fine job in the field. But is he the American League's Most Valuable Player?

We'd like to know how you feel. Which of the following deserve AL MVP honors?


1) Ripken;

2) Detroit's Cecil Fielder (44 home runs, 133 RBIs);


Or will voters select someone from one of the two AL pennant winners, such as:

3) Minnesota's Kirby Puckett, or;

4) Toronto's Joe Carter.

To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.