Al Mvp - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

al mvp

Latest Stories

TedWilliams

TedWilliams

1. Ted Williams (1939-1960) was a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time American League MVP, a six-time AL batting champion, and a two-time Triple Crown winner. He finished his playing career with a .344 batting average, 521 home runs, and a 0.482 on-base percentage, the highest of all time. His batting average is the highest of any MLB player with 302 or more home runs. Joining the Red Sox in 1939, he immediately emerged as one of the sport's best hitters. In 1941, Williams posted a .406 batting average, making him the last MLB player to bat over .400 in a season. He followed this up by winning his first Triple Crown in 1942. Williams interrupted his baseball career in 1943 to serve three years in the US Navy and US Marine Corps during World War II. Upon returning to MLB in 1946, Williams won his first AL MVP and played in his only World Series. In 1947, he won his second Triple Crown. In 1957 and 1958 at the ages of 39 and 40, respectively, he was the AL batting champion for the fifth and sixth time. Williams retired from playing in 1960. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966, in his first year of eligibility

20120226-222828-pic-370228441.jpg

20120226-222828-pic-370228441.jpg

Former AL MVP Josh Hamilton is eligible for free agency after this season if he does not sign a new deal with Texas. (Associated Press)

Rays Yankees Baseball_Hasc.jpg

Rays Yankees Baseball_Hasc.jpg

New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson has enjoyed a remarkable season, but is it enough to earn AL MVP honors? (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)