Sport: Scoreboard, Nov. 23, 1959

¶ Scrappy, chaw-jawed Second Baseman Nellie Fox, 31, whose slick fielding (.988) and slap-hitting (.306; two home runs, 149 singles) led the Chicago White Sox to their first pennant in 40 years, won the American League's most-valuable-player award of the Baseball Writers' Association. The National League's MVP: Slugging Shortstop Ernie Banks, 28, of the fifth-place Chicago Cubs, who led the majors in runs batted in (143), finished second in the majors in home runs (45), set a league fielding record for shortstops (.985), became the first player ever to win the award two years running.

¶ They dropped...

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