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On This Day In History | 1939

October 24, 2012
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5/1/1939 | The Yankee Clipper on the cover of Time Magazine (Time)

On this day 73 years ago, Joe DiMaggio won his 1st of three Most Valuable Player awards with 83% of the vote.  His 280 total votes bested the runner-up, Jimmie Foxx, by 110 votes.  3 other Yankees cracked the top 10: Red Ruffing (5th), Bill Dickey (6th), and Joe Gordon (9th).

DiMaggio’s 1939 Season

120 G | 108 R | 176 H | 32 2B | 6 3B | 30 HR | 126 RBI | 52 BB | .381 BA | .448 OBP | .671 SLG

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