On November 12, 1952 — 1952 – The Baseball Writers Association of America name Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Bobby Shantz the American League Most Valuable Player. The 27 year-old southpaw, who is named first on 16 of the 20 writers’ ballots, easily outdistances the runners-up Allie Reynolds and Mickey Mantle.

Shantz posted a 24-7 record with 152 strikeouts and a 2.48 ERA during the regular season and also claimed the honor of being The Sporting News American League Pitcher of the Year.


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