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If It Weren’t New York Yankees Bias, What Was It?

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In 1947, Ted Williams won the American League's Triple Crown. He led the league in batting with a .343 average, in home runs with 32, and in RBIs with 114.  Williams had a .499 on base average, a .634 slugging percentage, and drew 162 walks.

In 1947, Joe DiMaggio hit .315 with 20 home runs and 97 RBIs. He had a .391 on base average, a .522 slugging percentage and 64 walks.

There is no comparison.

 

The MVP Was the Best Player Lefty Grove was the first Most Valuable Player selected by the Baseball Writer's Association of America in 1931. There is no formal definition of "Most Valuable Player," but the September 29, 1931 New York Times headline reads,

 "Grove is Named Most Valuable ...

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