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Triple Crown Winner Lou Gehrig: No MVP

wasn't a murmur of protest.

In 1934, Lou Gehrig won the American League's Triple Crown, batting .363, hitting a career high 49 home runs, and driving in 165 runs.

Detroit Tigers' playing manager, Mickey Cochrane, was voted the American League's Most Valuable Player.

The Tigers Won the Pennant

Mickey Cochrane batted .320, hit two home runs, and had 60 RBIs. Numbers that pale in comparison to Gehrig's, but the Tigers won the pennant, the Yankees finished second, seven games behind and player evaluation was not statistics-driven.

Mickey Cochrane's Season

Baseball writers described Mickey Cochrane as one of the most inspiring, dynamic leaders in baseball history who was the bellwether ...

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