On November 28, 1944 — Hal Newhouser (29-9, 2.22, 187) edges his Tiger teammate Dizzy Trout (27-14, 2.12, 144) by four votes to be named the American League’s MVP. The future Hall of Fame southpaw, who will also win the award next year, had posted only 34 victories in the past four seasons.

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