On October 20, 1931 Frankie Frisch, the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals’ fiery field leader, known as the Fordham Flash is named National League Most Valuable Player. The Cardinal second baseman led the league in stolen bases with 28, hit .313, with 4 Homeruns and 82 RBI’s. He was chosen for his all-around excellence.

Ironically his season ranks 10th out of his last 11 seasons. Frisch will play another 6 seasons and win another title in 1934 with the Cardinals. He will retire in 1937 120 hits shy of 3,000 and be the first switch hitter inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947.

Read Frisch’s Hall of Fame Biography

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