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1951 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1951 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Yogi Berra 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
Yogi Berra New York Yankees 184 0.548 (336) 6 547 92 161 27 88 5 44 20 0.294 0.350 0.492 Did not pitch
Ned Garver St. Louis Browns 157 0.467 (336) 6 95 8 29 1 9 0 9 9 0.305 0.365 0.421 20 - 12 0 246.0 237 17 96 84 3.73
Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 125 0.372 (336) 6 76 8 14 0 11 1 7 18 0.184 0.271 0.224 17 - 8 7 221.0 171 12 100 126 3.05
Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 120 0.357 (336) 1 516 109 167 10 74 31 71 41 0.324 0.419 0.498 Did not pitch
Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians 120 0.357 (336) 1 14 3 6 0 2 0 1 1 0.429 0.529 0.571 Did not pitch
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 118 0.351 (336) 0 81 10 10 0 3 0 8 36 0.123 0.202 0.136 22 - 8 0 249.2 239 22 95 111 3.50
Ferris Fain Philadelphia Athletics 103 0.307 (336) 1 425 63 146 6 57 0 80 20 0.344 0.451 0.471 Did not pitch
Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 66 0.196 (336) 2 34 1 4 0 2 0 1 16 0.118 0.143 0.147 11 - 2 14 127.0 108 9 46 84 2.55
Vic Raschi New York Yankees 64 0.190 (336) 0 85 5 15 0 5 0 6 24 0.176 0.231 0.200 21 - 10 0 258.1 233 20 103 164 3.27
Gil McDougald New York Yankees 63 0.188 (336) 0 402 72 123 14 63 14 56 54 0.306 0.396 0.488 Did not pitch
Bobby Avila Cleveland Indians 49 0.146 (336) 0 542 76 165 10 58 14 60 31 0.304 0.374 0.410 Did not pitch
Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 47 0.140 (336) 1 540 87 148 2 43 18 58 27 0.274 0.350 0.346 Did not pitch
Ed Lopat New York Yankees 44 0.131 (336) 1 84 7 15 3 9 0 7 10 0.179 0.242 0.298 21 - 9 0 234.2 209 12 71 93 2.91
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 35 0.104 (336) 0 531 109 169 30 126 1 144 45 0.318 0.464 0.556 Did not pitch
Eddie Joost Philadelphia Athletics 32 0.095 (336) 0 553 107 160 19 78 10 106 70 0.289 0.409 0.461 Did not pitch
George Kell Detroit Tigers 30 0.089 (336) 0 598 92 191 2 59 10 61 18 0.319 0.386 0.400 Did not pitch
Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 29 0.086 (336) 0 108 8 20 1 13 0 7 9 0.185 0.235 0.306 20 - 13 1 274.1 227 18 107 133 3.02
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 25 0.074 (336) 0 604 93 189 4 55 9 43 11 0.313 0.372 0.425 Did not pitch
Billy Goodman Boston Red Sox 21 0.063 (336) 0 546 92 162 0 50 7 79 37 0.297 0.388 0.374 Did not pitch
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 16 0.048 (336) 0 639 113 189 12 72 4 73 53 0.296 0.370 0.418 Did not pitch
Gus Zernial Chicago White Sox 15 0.045 (336) 0 19 2 2 0 4 0 2 2 0.105 0.190 0.105 Did not pitch
Gus Zernial Philadelphia Athletics 15 0.045 (336) 0 552 90 151 33 125 2 61 99 0.274 0.350 0.525 Did not pitch
Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics 14 0.042 (336) 0 72 11 18 0 9 1 6 7 0.250 0.308 0.306 18 - 10 0 205.1 213 15 70 77 3.94
Mike Garcia Cleveland Indians 11 0.033 (336) 0 85 3 18 1 9 0 3 12 0.212 0.239 0.318 20 - 13 6 254.0 239 10 82 118 3.15
Gil Coan Washington Senators 8 0.024 (336) 0 538 85 163 9 62 8 39 62 0.303 0.357 0.426 Did not pitch
Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 7 0.021 (336) 0 81 12 25 0 5 0 7 10 0.309 0.364 0.346 18 - 11 2 221.0 229 11 77 77 3.26
Eddie Robinson Chicago White Sox 7 0.021 (336) 0 564 85 159 29 117 2 77 54 0.282 0.371 0.495 Did not pitch
Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox 5 0.015 (336) 0 480 93 150 3 41 2 84 15 0.313 0.417 0.398 Did not pitch
Gene Woodling New York Yankees 5 0.015 (336) 0 420 65 118 15 71 0 62 37 0.281 0.373 0.462 Did not pitch
Irv Noren Washington Senators 4 0.012 (336) 0 509 82 142 8 86 10 51 35 0.279 0.345 0.411 Did not pitch
Dale Mitchell Cleveland Indians 4 0.012 (336) 0 510 83 148 11 62 7 53 16 0.290 0.358 0.424 Did not pitch
Virgil Trucks Detroit Tigers 2 0.006 (336) 0 55 5 13 0 14 0 0 12 0.236 0.236 0.291 13 - 8 1 153.2 153 9 75 89 4.33
Jim Busby Chicago White Sox 2 0.006 (336) 0 477 59 135 5 68 26 40 46 0.283 0.344 0.354 Did not pitch
Johnny Mize New York Yankees 2 0.006 (336) 0 332 37 86 10 49 1 36 24 0.259 0.339 0.398 Did not pitch
Eddie Yost Washington Senators 2 0.006 (336) 0 568 109 161 12 65 6 126 55 0.283 0.423 0.424 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1950
Most Valuable Player Award
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1951
Succeeded by
1952
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