Cleveland’s Al Rosen is selected as the unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player award.
Rosen finished his 1953 season with a .336 batting average, 43 home runs, and 145 RBI, the latter two leading the AL. He fell just a hundredth of a point short of Washington’s Mickey Vernon in the batting title race, causing him to just miss winning the Triple Crown. He is the third Indians player to win the MVP, joining George Burns (1926) and Lou Boudreau (1948). He remains the last Cleveland Indians player to win the award.