From 1969-81, he finished in the Top 5 of the NL Cy Young Award voting in eight of 13 seasons – winning the award three times. He truly was Tom Terrific. Happy 74th birthday to @Mets, @Reds, @WhiteSox and @RedSox legend Tom Seaver!
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On this date in 1966, the @Pirates Roberto Clemente is named the National League Most Valuable Player after a season where he set career highs with 29 home runs and 119 RBI. (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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On this date in 1967, the @RedSox Carl Yastrzemski completes his historic season by winning the American League MVP Award. (Rich Pilling/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Salvador Perez of the @Royals visited the Hall of Fame with his family, including his son Johan, on Nov. 10. Link in bio. (Bill Francis/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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On this date in 1957, the @Braves Hank Aaron wins the 1957 NL MVP Award, edging out Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst. (Osvaldo Salas/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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His likeness greets Hall of Fame visitors every day on the Museum’s first floor as part of the exhibit that honors the award that bears his name. Buck O’Neil was born #otd in 1911, and his spirit burns bright in Cooperstown. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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On this date in 1959, @WhiteSox second baseman Nellie Fox was named the AL Most Valuable Player after leading Chicago to the American League pennant that year.
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He hit .246 in 1914 – and finished second in the MVP Award voting thanks to his incredible defense at shortstop for the @Braves during their championship season. Hall of Famer Rabbit Maranville was born on this date in 1891.
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A .320 career hitter, Pie Traynor drove in 100-or-more runs in seven seasons. The longtime @Pirates third baseman was born 120 years ago on this date in Framingham, Mass.
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On this date in 1975, Harmon Killebrew’s Hall of Fame career came to an end after 22 seasons with the Senators, @Twins and @Royals. (Doug McWilliams/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
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Six division titles, three pennants and one World Series title with the @Royals and @Cardinals adds up to a plaque in Cooperstown. Happy 87th birthday to skipper Whitey Herzog!
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His record shows 251 wins, 255 complete games and reputation as the toughest pitcher of his era. Happy birthday to Hall of Famer Bob Gibson!