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New York Yankees Squeezed Lou Gehrig After He Was Voted MVP

New York Yankees won the 1936 World Series in five games over their cross-town rivals, the New York Giants.

Joe DiMaggio had a good Series, batting .346 with three doubles and three RBIs. He received a warm reception when he returned to his home in San Francisco and was surprised when he was taken to city hall in the mayor’s car and was carried on the shoulders of admirers into the mayor’s office.

Joe was extremely quiet, although he did say that he would have a better season in 1937 because he had become more familiar with American League pitchers.

In the middle of October, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the MVP results.

Lou Gehrig won the award, getting four of the eight first-place votes ...

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