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  • 1973 – Oakland Athletics outfielder Reggie Jackson wins the American League MVP Award in unanimous fashion. The future Hall of Famer led the AL with 32 home runs, 117 RBI, 99 runs and a .531 slugging percentage, in helping the Athletics to their second straight World Series title.
  • 2007 - Eric Wedge and Bob Melvin, both of whom hit .233 in their major league careers, win the Manager of the Year Awards for 2007. Melvin’s Diamondbacks were the first team in over 100 years to post their league’s best record despite having the lowest batting average.

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