Monday, November 7, 2016

This Day In New York Yankees History 11/7: Elston Howard the MVP


On this day in 1963 Elston Howard is named the American League's Most Valuable Player becoming the first African American to win the award. Roger Maris won the award in 1960 and 1961, Mickey Mantle won it in 1962, so Elston became the third consecutive Yankee to win the award.

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