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1953 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The unanimous winner of the 1953 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians.

[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
Al Rosen Cleveland Indians ^ 336 1.000 (336) 24 599 115 201 43 145 8 85 48 0.336 0.422 0.613 Did not pitch
Yogi Berra New York Yankees 167 0.497 (336) 0 503 80 149 27 108 0 50 32 0.296 0.363 0.523 Did not pitch
Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 162 0.482 (336) 0 608 101 205 15 115 4 63 57 0.337 0.403 0.518 Did not pitch
Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 100 0.298 (336) 0 556 104 174 15 104 25 74 43 0.313 0.410 0.466 Did not pitch
Virgil Trucks Chicago White Sox 81 0.241 (336) 0 63 6 15 1 6 0 0 10 0.238 0.250 0.333 15 - 6 1 176.1 151 14 67 102 2.86
Virgil Trucks St. Louis Browns 81 0.241 (336) 0 25 0 4 0 1 0 0 3 0.160 0.160 0.200 5 - 4 2 88.0 83 4 32 47 3.07
Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees 76 0.226 (336) 0 413 54 112 2 54 4 71 39 0.271 0.383 0.351 Did not pitch
Bob Porterfield Washington Senators 64 0.190 (336) 0 98 8 25 3 16 1 6 20 0.255 0.298 0.418 22 - 10 0 255.0 243 19 73 77 3.35
Ray Boone Cleveland Indians 59 0.176 (336) 0 112 21 27 4 21 1 24 21 0.241 0.375 0.393 Did not pitch
Ray Boone Detroit Tigers 59 0.176 (336) 0 385 73 120 22 93 2 48 47 0.312 0.395 0.556 Did not pitch
Jim Piersall Boston Red Sox 56 0.167 (336) 0 585 76 159 3 52 11 41 52 0.272 0.329 0.354 Did not pitch
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox 55 0.164 (336) 0 87 4 11 0 4 0 4 16 0.126 0.174 0.126 18 - 12 3 271.1 216 20 102 186 2.72
Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 41 0.122 (336) 0 29 3 11 0 2 0 0 6 0.379 0.379 0.414 10 - 6 27 107.0 84 8 38 39 1.85
Allie Reynolds New York Yankees 37 0.110 (336) 0 41 3 5 0 2 0 7 11 0.122 0.265 0.171 13 - 7 13 145.0 140 9 61 86 3.41
Hank Bauer New York Yankees 37 0.110 (336) 0 437 77 133 10 57 2 59 45 0.304 0.394 0.446 Did not pitch
Mel Parnell Boston Red Sox 27 0.080 (336) 0 94 7 21 0 9 1 4 16 0.223 0.255 0.266 21 - 8 0 241.0 217 15 116 136 3.06
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 23 0.068 (336) 0 679 94 209 2 48 6 50 31 0.308 0.356 0.386 Did not pitch
Bob Lemon Cleveland Indians 22 0.065 (336) 0 112 12 26 2 17 2 7 20 0.232 0.277 0.384 21 - 15 1 286.2 283 16 110 98 3.36
Ed Lopat New York Yankees 18 0.054 (336) 0 63 5 12 0 1 0 5 13 0.190 0.250 0.238 16 - 4 0 178.1 169 13 32 50 2.42
Gus Zernial Philadelphia Athletics 16 0.048 (336) 0 556 85 158 42 108 4 57 79 0.284 0.355 0.559 Did not pitch
Dave Philley Philadelphia Athletics 11 0.033 (336) 0 620 80 188 9 59 13 51 35 0.303 0.358 0.424 Did not pitch
Whitey Ford New York Yankees 8 0.024 (336) 0 75 10 20 0 10 0 9 13 0.267 0.345 0.293 18 - 6 0 207.0 187 13 110 110 3.00
Billy Goodman Boston Red Sox 5 0.015 (336) 0 514 73 161 2 41 1 57 11 0.313 0.384 0.409 Did not pitch
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 4 0.012 (336) 0 461 105 136 21 92 8 79 90 0.295 0.398 0.497 Did not pitch
Eddie Yost Washington Senators 3 0.009 (336) 0 577 107 157 9 45 7 123 59 0.272 0.403 0.395 Did not pitch
Gene Woodling New York Yankees 3 0.009 (336) 0 395 64 121 10 58 2 82 29 0.306 0.429 0.468 Did not pitch
Billy Martin New York Yankees 2 0.006 (336) 0 587 72 151 15 75 6 43 56 0.257 0.314 0.395 Did not pitch
Chico Carrasquel Chicago White Sox 1 0.003 (336) 0 552 72 154 2 47 5 38 47 0.279 0.330 0.359 Did not pitch
George Kell Boston Red Sox 1 0.003 (336) 0 460 68 141 12 73 5 52 22 0.307 0.383 0.483 Did not pitch
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1 0.003 (336) 0 91 17 37 13 34 0 19 10 0.407 0.509 0.901 Did not pitch
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