Mickey MantleOn November 22, 1957, Mickey Mantle barely edges Ted Williams in the American League’s MVP voting. Mantle gains 233 votes to Williams’ 209 tallies. Mantle batted .365 with 34 home runs for the first-place New York Yankees, while Williams batted .388 with 38 home runs for the third-place Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey fumes at the news, noting that two Chicago writers listed Williams in the ninth and tenth places on their ballots.