On This Day In Baseball History: November 2, 1938

Jimmie Foxx

 

Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx wins the AL MVP making him the first player to win 3 MVPs. In 1938 Foxx led the AL in rbi (175), walks (119), batting average (.349), on-base percentage (.462), slugging percentage (.704), OPS (1.166), and total bases (398). He also hit 50 home runs, scored 139 times and hit 33 doubles and nine triples. He received 19 of the 22 possible first place votes. Foxx won his first two MVPs in 1932 & 1933 as a Philadelphia Athletic.

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