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Joseph Francis Page
(Fireman or The Gay Reliever)

Died April 21, 1980 in Latrobe, PA USA

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Although Joe Page finished fourth in the MVP voting in 1947, he actually got 7 first-place votes, finishing very close behind his teammate Joe DiMaggio who had 8.

In 1949 Page set the single-season saves record with 27. He was the unofficial World Series MVP in 1949.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 3-time AL All-Star (1944, 1947 & 1948)
  • 2-time AL Games Pitched Leader (1948 & 1949)
  • 2-time AL Saves Leader (1947 & 1949)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1947, 1949 & 1950; he did not play in the 1950 World Series)

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