On November 15, 1983 – Shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. of the World Champion Baltimore Orioles is named the Most Valuable Player in the American League. Ripken, who led the league in hits and runs scored, becomes the first major league player to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in back-to-back seasons. Ripken hit .318, with 27 homeruns and 102 RBI’s, with teammate Eddie Murray and Chicago catcher Carlton Fisk also receiving first-place votes.




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