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  • 1931 — Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia Athletics, is named American League MVP. Grove led the league in strikeouts for the seventh straight season and topped all pitchers in winning percentage, ERA and complete games.
  • 2002 — Bringing the total to seven this month, three new managers are named, including Ned Yost (Milwaukee), Ken Macha (Oakland) and Eric Wedge (Cleveland). Being younger than two of his players (Ellis Burks and Omar Vizquel), Wedge, at the age of 34, becomes the youngest non-playing manager in major league history.

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