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This Day in Baseball: Newhouser Named MVP

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

On November 28, 1944, Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player, gathering four more votes than teammate Dizzy Trout. Newhouser collected 29 wins on the season, as well as a league-leading 187 strikeouts. His 2.22 ERA was bettered by Trout (2.12 ERA), though Trout “only” collected 27 wins.

Hal_Newhouser_1946Hal Newhouser, 1946 (Los Angeles Daily News / public domain)

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