Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees won the American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 home runs and 165 RBI. Nevertheless, Philadelphia Athletics C Mickey Cochrane, who hit .320 with 2 home runs and 76 RBI, is named AL Most Valuable Player. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean, who posted a 30-7 record with 195 strikeouts and a 2.66 ERA, is chosen as National League MVP.