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1939 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1939 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees.

[edit] Award Voting

† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 280 0.833 (336) 15 462 108 176 30 126 3 52 20 0.381 0.448 0.671 Did not pitch
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 170 0.506 (336) 1 467 130 168 35 105 4 89 72 0.360 0.464 0.694 0 - 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 155 0.461 (336) 3 99 14 21 0 7 0 14 35 0.212 0.316 0.283 24 - 9 1 296.2 227 13 142 246 2.85
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 126 0.375 (336) 0 565 131 185 31 145 2 107 64 0.327 0.436 0.609 Did not pitch
Red Ruffing New York Yankees 116 0.345 (336) 0 114 12 35 1 20 1 7 18 0.307 0.347 0.342 21 - 7 0 233.1 211 15 75 95 2.93
Bill Dickey New York Yankees 110 0.327 (336) 3 480 98 145 24 105 5 77 37 0.302 0.403 0.513 Did not pitch
Dutch Leonard Washington Senators 71 0.211 (336) 1 95 2 21 0 2 0 1 12 0.221 0.229 0.253 20 - 8 0 269.1 273 16 59 88 3.54
Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics 52 0.155 (336) 0 544 115 184 23 114 15 99 59 0.338 0.440 0.553 Did not pitch
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 43 0.128 (336) 0 567 92 161 28 111 11 75 57 0.284 0.370 0.506 Did not pitch
Mike Kreevich Chicago White Sox 38 0.113 (336) 1 541 85 175 5 77 23 59 40 0.323 0.390 0.436 Did not pitch
Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 34 0.101 (336) 0 19 0 4 0 3 0 4 3 0.211 0.348 0.211 11 - 10 18 118.1 127 8 27 41 3.88
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 26 0.077 (336) 0 587 84 191 13 97 6 51 41 0.325 0.379 0.489 Did not pitch
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 24 0.071 (336) 0 617 101 195 20 94 6 65 42 0.316 0.383 0.515 Did not pitch
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 21 0.063 (336) 0 406 86 132 16 86 4 68 16 0.325 0.423 0.544 Did not pitch
Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 17 0.051 (336) 0 67 3 9 1 5 0 9 26 0.134 0.237 0.179 15 - 4 0 191.0 180 8 58 81 2.54
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox 15 0.045 (336) 0 520 97 160 19 107 6 87 48 0.308 0.407 0.492 Did not pitch
Ted Lyons Chicago White Sox 13 0.039 (336) 0 61 5 18 0 8 0 5 7 0.295 0.348 0.344 14 - 6 0 172.2 162 7 26 65 2.76
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 12 0.036 (336) 0 500 112 156 33 112 8 91 95 0.312 0.420 0.622 Did not pitch
Bobo Newsom Detroit Tigers 11 0.033 (336) 0 97 6 18 0 7 0 1 16 0.186 0.194 0.206 17 - 10 2 246.0 222 14 104 164 3.37
Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 11 0.033 (336) 0 18 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.222 0.222 0.278 3 - 1 0 45.2 50 5 22 28 4.73
Johnny Rigney Chicago White Sox 9 0.027 (336) 0 80 4 16 0 7 0 2 18 0.200 0.220 0.250 15 - 8 0 218.2 208 10 84 119 3.70
Joe Kuhel Chicago White Sox 8 0.024 (336) 0 546 107 164 15 56 18 64 51 0.300 0.376 0.460 Did not pitch
Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 7 0.021 (336) 0 71 11 14 0 6 0 8 24 0.197 0.278 0.225 17 - 7 2 198.0 186 11 61 129 3.50
Gee Walker Chicago White Sox 7 0.021 (336) 0 598 95 174 13 111 17 28 43 0.291 0.330 0.443 Did not pitch
Jeff Heath Cleveland Indians 7 0.021 (336) 0 431 64 126 14 69 8 41 64 0.292 0.354 0.494 Did not pitch
Frankie Hayes Philadelphia Athletics 7 0.021 (336) 0 431 66 122 20 83 4 40 55 0.283 0.348 0.510 Did not pitch
Charlie Keller New York Yankees 7 0.021 (336) 0 398 87 133 11 83 6 81 49 0.334 0.447 0.500 Did not pitch
Barney McCosky Detroit Tigers 6 0.018 (336) 0 611 120 190 4 58 20 70 45 0.311 0.384 0.430 Did not pitch
Red Rolfe New York Yankees 6 0.018 (336) 0 648 139 213 14 80 7 81 41 0.329 0.404 0.495 Did not pitch
Eric McNair Chicago White Sox 5 0.015 (336) 0 479 62 155 7 82 17 38 41 0.324 0.375 0.426 Did not pitch
Hal Trosky Cleveland Indians 4 0.012 (336) 0 448 89 150 25 104 2 52 28 0.335 0.405 0.589 Did not pitch
Myril Hoag St. Louis Browns 3 0.009 (336) 0 482 58 142 10 75 9 24 35 0.295 0.329 0.421 0 - 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00
George Case Washington Senators 3 0.009 (336) 0 530 103 160 2 35 51 56 36 0.302 0.369 0.377 Did not pitch
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 1 0.003 (336) 0 516 82 162 0 56 16 105 37 0.314 0.430 0.368 Did not pitch
Rudy York Detroit Tigers 1 0.003 (336) 0 329 66 101 20 68 5 41 50 0.307 0.387 0.544 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1938
Most Valuable Player Award
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1939
Succeeded by
1940
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