On This Day In Baseball History: December 2, 1948

Stan Musial

 

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial, in what is one of the greatest statistical seasons in history, wins the NL MVP. Musial led the league in runs scored (135), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18), rbi (131), batting average (.376), on-base percentage (.450), slugging percentage (.702), OPS (1.152), and total bases (429). Thanks to Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner‘s 40 homers he was one shy of winning the triple crown. This was his third and final MVP of his career, although he did finish second in the MVP voting between 1949 and 1951, & 1957.

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