This day in baseball: DiMaggio earns MVP honors

On November 27, 1947, Yankee Joe DiMaggio was awarded the American League Most Valuable Player award, beating out Boston’s Ted Williams by one point.  Though Ted Williams won the Triple Crown that year, with a .343 average, 32 homers, and 114 RBIs, the vote for MVP was affected when a writer in the Midwest left Williams’s name completely off the ballot.

Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, 1951 (Amazon)


2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: DiMaggio earns MVP honors

  1. Wow….Williams could be a real horse’s ass, but obviously so was the sportswriter. Gotta say the Splendid Splinter was robbed! .

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