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This day in baseball

On November 25, 1981, Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers became the first relief pitcher ever to win the American League MVP award.  He narrowly beat Rickey Henderson by 11 points for the honor, taking 15 first place votes to Henderson’s 12.  16 more words


This day in baseball: MVP dominance

On November 19, 2001, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) determined in a landslide vote to award the NL Most Valuable Player Award to Giants slugger Barry Bonds.  45 more words


This day in baseball: More than just great quotes

On November 8, 1951, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra was awarded the American League Most Valuable Player award.  It would be the first of three MVP awards for the famous personality, making him one of four players in history to win it three times.