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American League Most Valuable Player

By Votes


Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Joe Gordon NYY 27 2B 270 12 8.2 5.8 1.7 0.0 0.7
2 Ted Williams BOS 23 LF 249 9 10.6 10.8 0.5 0.0 -0.7
3 Johnny Pesky BOS 23 SS 143 2 5.5 3.4 1.1 0.0 1.1
4 Vern Stephens SLB 21 SS 140 1 2.5 2.7 -1.3 0.0 1.1
5 Tiny Bonham NYY 28 SP 102 0 3.6 -0.4 0.0 4.0 0.0
6 Tex Hughson BOS 26 SP 92 0 6.2 0.0 0.0 6.2 0.0
7 Joe DiMaggio NYY 27 CF 86 0 6.1 5.7 0.4 0.0 -0.1
8 Stan Spence WAS 27 CF 65 0 2.8 4.6 -1.7 0.0 -0.1
9 Phil Marchildon PHA 28 SP 39 0 2.6 0.4 0.0 2.2 0.0
10 Lou Boudreau CLE 24 SS 34 0 4.5 2.7 0.7 0.0 1.1
11 Bobby Doerr BOS 24 2B 24 0 5.5 3.7 1.1 0.0 0.7
12 Ted Lyons CHW 41 SP 23 0 5.2 0.4 0.0 4.8 0.0
13 George Case WAS 26 LF 17 0 2.8 3.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
14 Ken Keltner CLE 25 3B 15 0 2.8 1.8 1.0 0.0 0.1
15 Charlie Keller NYY 25 LF 15 0 6.7 7.1 0.3 0.0 -0.7
16 Wally Judnich SLB 26 CF 14 0 5.1 5.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1
17 Bill Dickey NYY 35 C 12 0 2.0 1.2 0.5 0.0 0.3
18 Don Gutteridge SLB 30 2B 12 0 0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.7
19 Chet Laabs SLB 30 RF 9 0 3.8 4.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
20 Phil Rizzuto NYY 24 SS 9 0 5.7 2.3 2.3 0.0 1.1
21 Rick Ferrell SLB 36 C 8 0 -0.7 -0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.3
22 Hank Borowy NYY 26 SP 8 0 2.0 -0.2 0.0 2.2 0.0
23 Taffy Wright CHW 30 LF 6 0 2.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 -0.4
24 Jim Bagby CLE 25 SP 6 0 2.8 0.1 0.0 2.8 0.0
25 Tony Lupien BOS 25 1B 4 0 0.5 1.5 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
26 Les Fleming CLE 26 1B 4 0 4.6 5.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.7
27 Spud Chandler NYY 34 SP 3 0 3.1 0.4 0.0 2.7 0.0
28 Rudy York DET 28 1B 3 0 3.0 2.5 1.2 0.0 -0.7
29 Barney McCosky DET 25 LF 1 0 2.6 3.0 0.3 0.0 -0.7

By Wins Above Replacement


Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Ted Williams BOS 23 LF 249 9 10.6 10.8 0.5 0.0 -0.7
2 Joe Gordon NYY 27 2B 270 12 8.2 5.8 1.7 0.0 0.7
3 Charlie Keller NYY 25 LF 15 0 6.7 7.1 0.3 0.0 -0.7
4 Tex Hughson BOS 26 SP 92 0 6.2 0.0 0.0 6.2 0.0
5 Joe DiMaggio NYY 27 CF 86 0 6.1 5.7 0.4 0.0 -0.1
6 Phil Rizzuto NYY 24 SS 9 0 5.7 2.3 2.3 0.0 1.1
7 Johnny Pesky BOS 23 SS 143 2 5.5 3.4 1.1 0.0 1.1
8 Bobby Doerr BOS 24 2B 24 0 5.5 3.7 1.1 0.0 0.7
9 Hal White DET 23 SP 5.3 -0.3 0.0 5.5 0.0
10 Ted Lyons CHW 41 SP 23 0 5.2 0.4 0.0 4.8 0.0
11 Dom DiMaggio BOS 25 CF 5.1 3.6 1.5 0.0 -0.1
12 Wally Judnich SLB 26 CF 14 0 5.1 5.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1
13 Les Fleming CLE 26 1B 4 0 4.6 5.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.7
14 Al Benton DET 31 SP 4.6 -1.0 0.0 5.6 0.0
15 Lou Boudreau CLE 24 SS 34 0 4.5 2.7 0.7 0.0 1.1
16 Johnny Niggeling SLB 38 SP 4.5 -0.3 0.0 4.7 0.0
17 Johnny Humphries CHW 27 SP 4.4 0.4 0.0 3.9 0.0
18 Dizzy Trout DET 27 SP 4.2 0.3 0.0 3.9 0.0
19 Hal Newhouser DET 21 SP 4.0 -0.1 0.0 4.1 0.0
20 Bob Johnson PHA 36 LF 3.9 4.6 0.0 0.0 -0.7
21 Harlond Clift SLB 29 3B 3.8 3.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1
22 Chet Laabs SLB 30 RF 9 0 3.8 4.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.6
23 Tiny Bonham NYY 28 SP 102 0 3.6 -0.4 0.0 4.0 0.0
24 Virgil Trucks DET 25 SP 3.6 -0.5 0.0 4.1 0.0
25 Jeff Heath CLE 27 LF 3.5 3.7 0.5 0.0 -0.7
26 Roger Wolff PHA 31 SP 3.4 -0.4 0.0 3.8 0.0
27 Spud Chandler NYY 34 SP 3 0 3.1 0.4 0.0 2.7 0.0
28 Rudy York DET 28 1B 3 0 3.0 2.5 1.2 0.0 -0.7
29 Tommy Bridges DET 35 SP 2.9 -0.4 0.0 3.2 0.0
30 Bobby Estalella WAS 31 3B 2.9 3.6 -0.7 0.0 -0.1