On This Day In Baseball History: October 11, 1911

Ty Cobb and Frank Schulte

 

Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb (American League) and Chicago Cubs (National League) outfielder Frank Schulte were the first players ever named MVPs of their respective leagues. Known between 1911-1914 as the Chalmers Award a committee of baseball writers, after the completion of the season, voted on the “most important and useful player to the club and to the league.

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