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Elephant Rumblings: deGrom, Verlander each win second Cy Young awards

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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.
  • 1995 — Mark Kotsay, of Cal State Fullerton, is named as winner of the Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top amateur baseball player.

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