Sport: Most Valuable

With the baseball season a month gone, the Baseball Writers' Association of America last week got around to its annual job of designating the players who, in their opinion, contributed most to their leagues throughout the 1937 season. This kudos and a silver trophy donated by The Sporting News went to:

Charlie Gehringer, 34, of the Detroit Tigers, who for twelve years has quietly functioned as one of baseball's ablest second basemen and last season led his league in batting (.371), as the American League's Most Valuable Player. New York Yankee Outfielder Joe Di Maggio, 22, placed second.

Joseph ("Ducky") Medwick, 25, St....

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