On December 2, 1948 — Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals is named National League Most Valuable Player. In one of the best seasons ever, Musial led the NL in batting average (.376) runs (135), RBI (131), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18) and slugging (.702). But just misses the Triple Crown when his 39 home runs are one round-tripper less than the totals hit by Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner, the league’s leaders.
This is Musial’s 3rd MVP in his last 5 full seasons. He will finish 2nd in MVP Voting 2 more times in his career. His 6.96 career MVP Share is second only to Barry Bonds.
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