On November 30, 1948 — 1948 – Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected the AL MVP. Boudreau had almost been traded to the Browns earlier in the year, but protests by fans kept Lou in Cleveland. After the World Series win, owner Bill Veeck commented, “Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make.”

 


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