This day in baseball

Tigers’ left fielder Hank Greenberg was named the American League’s Most Valuable player on October 26, 1940 for the second time in his career.  He hit .340 for the year with 41 home runs and 150 RBIs.  Having won the award in 1935 as a first baseman, Greenberg thus became the first player in major league history to win an MVP award at two different positions.

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Hank Greenberg, 1937 (Library of Congress)



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