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1959 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1959 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox.

[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
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 295 0.878 (336) 16 624 84 191 2 70 5 71 13 0.306 0.380 0.389 Did not pitch
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 255 0.759 (336) 8 612 98 157 6 51 56 53 40 0.257 0.316 0.332 Did not pitch
Early Wynn Chicago White Sox 123 0.366 (336) 0 90 11 22 2 8 0 9 18 0.244 0.317 0.389 22 - 10 0 255.2 202 20 119 179 3.17
Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians 117 0.348 (336) 0 588 90 151 42 111 3 71 86 0.257 0.337 0.512 Did not pitch
Tito Francona Cleveland Indians 102 0.304 (336) 0 399 68 145 20 79 2 35 42 0.363 0.414 0.566 Did not pitch
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers 84 0.250 (336) 0 511 86 167 27 94 10 72 42 0.327 0.410 0.530 Did not pitch
Jim Landis Chicago White Sox 66 0.196 (336) 0 515 78 140 5 60 20 78 68 0.272 0.370 0.379 Did not pitch
Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 64 0.190 (336) 0 561 99 198 9 71 7 48 37 0.353 0.402 0.501 Did not pitch
Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox 44 0.131 (336) 0 505 63 134 22 84 4 55 49 0.265 0.345 0.451 Did not pitch
Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox 40 0.119 (336) 0 535 101 148 28 112 20 88 67 0.277 0.372 0.492 Did not pitch
Cal McLish Cleveland Indians 35 0.104 (336) 0 74 8 14 0 8 1 4 25 0.189 0.231 0.243 19 - 8 1 235.1 253 26 72 113 3.63
Yogi Berra New York Yankees 26 0.077 (336) 0 472 64 134 19 69 1 43 38 0.284 0.347 0.462 Did not pitch
Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians 26 0.077 (336) 0 570 92 172 21 92 8 54 46 0.302 0.377 0.468 Did not pitch
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 24 0.071 (336) 0 604 90 169 19 92 6 42 58 0.280 0.323 0.437 Did not pitch
Harmon Killebrew Washington Senators 21 0.063 (336) 0 546 98 132 42 105 3 90 116 0.242 0.354 0.516 Did not pitch
Gene Woodling Baltimore Orioles 18 0.054 (336) 0 440 63 132 14 77 1 78 35 0.300 0.402 0.455 Did not pitch
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 13 0.039 (336) 0 541 104 154 31 75 21 93 126 0.285 0.390 0.514 Did not pitch
Bobby Richardson New York Yankees 11 0.033 (336) 0 469 53 141 2 33 5 26 20 0.301 0.335 0.377 Did not pitch
Camilo Pascual Washington Senators 9 0.027 (336) 0 86 10 26 0 3 0 5 11 0.302 0.341 0.326 17 - 10 0 238.2 202 10 69 185 2.64
Bob Shaw Chicago White Sox 8 0.024 (336) 0 73 7 9 0 2 0 5 19 0.123 0.179 0.137 18 - 6 3 230.2 217 15 54 89 2.69
Gus Triandos Baltimore Orioles 8 0.024 (336) 0 393 43 85 25 73 0 65 56 0.216 0.330 0.430 Did not pitch
Bud Daley Kansas City Athletics 7 0.021 (336) 0 78 5 23 0 13 0 2 11 0.295 0.329 0.308 16 - 13 1 216.1 212 24 62 125 3.16
Vic Power Cleveland Indians 5 0.015 (336) 0 595 102 172 10 60 9 40 22 0.289 0.334 0.412 Did not pitch
Bill Tuttle Kansas City Athletics 5 0.015 (336) 0 463 74 139 7 43 10 48 38 0.300 0.369 0.413 Did not pitch
Jim Lemon Washington Senators 4 0.012 (336) 0 531 73 148 33 100 5 46 99 0.279 0.334 0.510 Did not pitch
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 2 0.006 (336) 0 272 32 69 10 43 0 52 27 0.254 0.372 0.419 Did not pitch
Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox 2 0.006 (336) 0 560 95 176 6 57 6 95 48 0.314 0.415 0.427 Did not pitch
Gerry Staley Chicago White Sox 1 0.003 (336) 0 13 2 2 0 0 0 3 5 0.154 0.313 0.154 8 - 5 14 116.1 111 5 25 54 2.24
Bob Allison Washington Senators 1 0.003 (336) 0 570 83 149 30 85 13 60 92 0.261 0.333 0.482 Did not pitch
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1958
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1959
Succeeded by
1960
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