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Gehrig's awesome year worthy of AL MVP

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:30 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 11, 1927

Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs this season but didn't win the American League MVP. That's because he's ineligible, having won the award in 1923, and the junior circuit doesn't permit players to win it more than once.

Three days after the New York Yankees completed their World Series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, it's announced today that the MVP goes to the player who hits behind Ruth in the Yankees' lineup. Lou Gehrig wins the coveted honor with an awesome ...

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