This day in baseball: Campanella’s second MVP

On November 27, 1953,  Roy Campanella was named the National League’s MVP for the second time.  He finished the 1953 season with a .312 batting average, 41 home runs, and 142 RBIs. The Dodger catcher had also earned the award in 1951 and went on to win the honor again in 1955, joining Stan Musial as the NL’s second three-time recipient of the award.

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2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Campanella’s second MVP

  1. Campy was 16 when he joined the Elite Giants and 27 when he finally got a chance at the big leagues. Isn’t it a shame we missed those 11 years? One of my favorites when I was growing up.

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