On November 25, 1930 — The Sporting News, acting to fill the Most Valuable Player void, announces  New York Giants first baseman Bill Terry (.401, 14, 117) is selected by the Sporting News as the NL’s MVP, and Washington Senator shortstop Joe Cronin (.346, 13, 126) receives the honor for the American League.

The first official BBWAA Most Valuable Player ballots will start next season, but the Associated Press also names Joe Cronin as it’s unofficial AL MVP, the Baseball Writers Association awards the National’s MVP to Hack Wilson, with the Cubs presenting him with the $1000 bonus for receiving the honor. Wilson set the NL record for RBI’s and Homeruns, his 191 RBI’s remain the MLB record to this day in 2019.