Yes, but it has only happened once in 1960, when the New York Yankees lost the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games. The Yankees were heavily favored to beat the Pirates in the WS in 1960, but lost when Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates hit a dramatic game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of game 7. It was the first and only time that a WS was won by a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th of the 7th game.
When the Yankees won, they won big, but the Pirates won the close games. The Yankees won game 2 by the score of 16-3; game 3 by the score of 10-0; and game 6 by the score of 12-0. In the 3 games the Yankees won, they outscored the Pirates 38-3. The Pirates won game 1 by the score of 6-4; game 4 by the score of 3-2; game 5 by the score of 5-2; and game 7 by the score of 10-9. In the 4 games the Pirates won, they outscored the Yankees 24-17. All told, the Yankees outscored the Pirates in the Series 55-27. The Yankees as a team batted .338 with 10 homers, 4 triples, and 13 doubles; whereas the Pirates batted .256 with 4 homers, no triples, and 11 doubles. That is why a player on the losing team won the World series MVP.
Bobby Richardson of the Yankees won the WS MVP because he had an outstanding Series and none of the Pirate hitters did. Richardson played all 7 games and had 30 at bats. He batted .367 with 11 hits, 8 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, a grand slam home run, and an outstanding record 12 RBIs. His 6 RBIs in one game also set a record, that has since been tied only 2 times. His record of 12 RBIs in one WS still stands today.
For that matter, many Yankees hitters had a much better Series than any of the Pirate hitters. Mickey Mantle batted .400 with 3 homers and 11 RBIs, Elston Howard batted .462, and Johnny Blanchard batted .455. For the Pirates, for those with 10 or more At Bats, the best hitters were Smoky Burgess, who batted .333 with no homers and no RBIs; Bill Mazeroski, who batted .320 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs; and Roberto Clemente who batted .310 with no homers and 3 RBIs. As a result, there were no outstanding hitters for the Pirates in the 1960 World Series, even though they won it.
For the Pirates, even though Clemente hit in all 7 games, he had no homers and only 3 RBIs. Hal Smith hit a key three run homer in game 7 to give the Pirates a 9-7 lead, but had only 8 At Bats in the Series and those were his only 3 RBIs. Mazeroski had the Series winning homer, but the WS MVP is based on a player's performance during the entire WS, and not just one game. For the entire WS, 7 Yankees had a higher batting average than Mazeroski, 3 Yankees had as many or more homers than he did, and 4 Yankees had more RBIs than he did.
The two best Pirate pitchers (both of whom faltered in game 7) were Vern Law, who went 2-0 in his other two starts prior to game 7, and Elroy Face who saved all three of Pittsburgh's close wins before game 7, which was the World Series saves record at the time. However, Whitey Ford of the Yankees pitched 2 complete game shutouts and was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, so if they gave the WS MVP to a pitcher, it probably would have gone to Ford.
That is why Bobby Richardson won the World Series MVP for the losing team and deservedly so.
Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees was named Most Valuable Player of the 1960 World Series, although the Pittsburgh Pirates won the world championship in seven games.
The first, & to date only, player to be named MVP of the all star game & world series is Derek Jeter in 2000.
Three players were named co-MVPs in the 1981 World Series: Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager, all of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The first World Series MVP award was given out in 1955. It was won by Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, Johnny Podres.
3 hrs in one world series game and a candy bar named after him.
Through the 2008 World Series, 1.Second baseman Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees was named MVP of the 1960 World Series won by the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3. He had 11 base hits, 12 RBIs, and batted .367 in the 1960 Series.
Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was named 'Player of the Series' at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. McGrath took 26 wickets at the phenomenal average of 13, helping Australia to win the tournament without losing a match.
There was a shortstop named Zoilo Versalles, who was named American League Most Valuable Player in 1965, the season in which he sparked the Minnesota Twins to the A.L pennant and the World Series.
Frank Robinson, who attained virtually all honors for an everyday player during his stellar career, won the Triple Crown in 1966 and was named American League Most Valuable Player and the World Series MVP.
It was Cole Hamels, who was named Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series and the World Series. He posted a 4-0 record during the postseason.
The first World Series MVP award was given to pitcher John Podres of the Brooklyn Dodgers after the 1955 World Series won by the Dodgers, 4 games to 3, over the New York Yankees. Podres started and won two games in the Series, including pitching a shutout in Game 7.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) 1937 World Series was played between the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, with the New York Yankees winning the Series 4 games to 1 game, respectively. As the Most Valuable Player (MVP) did not begin being awarded until 1955, no player was named MVP of the MLB 1937 World Series.
It was the Romario.
Through the 2010 season, 10. 1) Gil McDougald - Won the World Series with the New York Yankees in 1951 and was named 1951 AL Rookie of the Year. 2) Tom Tresh - Won the World Series with the New York Yankees in 1962 and was named 1962 AL Rookie of the Year. 3) Jim Lefebvre - Won the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965 and was named 1965 NL Rookie of the Year. 4) Pat Zachry - Won the World Series with the Cincinnati Reds in 1976 and was named 1976 NL Rookie of the Year. 5) Fernando Valenzuela - Won the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and was named 1981 NL Rookie of the Year. 6) Chuck Knoblauch - Won the World Series with the Minnesota Twins in 1991 and was named 1991 AL Rookie of the Year. 7) Derek Jeter - Won the World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996 and was named 1996 AL Rookie of the Year. 8) Dontrelle Willis - Won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003 and was named 2003 NL Rookie of the Year. 9) Dustin Pedroia - Won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and was named 2007 AL Rookie of the Year. 10) Buster Posey - Won the World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and was named 2010 NL Rookie of the Year.
Hideki Matsui was named mvp
Third baseman Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox was named MVP of the 2007 World Series.
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees in 2000.
It was the Brazilian footballer Romario.
In 2009, Hideki Matsui won his only World Series championship with the Yankees. He was also named the World Series MVP.
Ortiz was a member of the three Boston Red Sox teams that won world championships in 2004, 2007 and 2013. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2013 World Series, in which Boston defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games.
Theman the legend that is ROBERTO BAGGIO
Roberto Clemente starred in the 1960 and 1971 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who won championships both years. The Puerto Rican native, who was named Most Valuable Player of the 1971 Series, had at least one hit in every game he ever played in the Fall Classic.