Hank Aaron, The 1957 National League Most Valuable Player!!!

Hank Aaron, The 1957 National League Most Valuable Player!!!

Hank had a monster season by all accounts in 1957.

Not only did he help lead his team to the World Series championship, but he took his game to another level – an MVP level.

The numbers:  198 hits, .322 batting average, 27 doubles, 44 home runs (league leader), 118 runs scored (league leader), and 132 RBI (league leader).  And as a 23-year youngster, he showed tremendous control at the plate – in 675 plate appearances, Hank struck out just 58 times, while walking 57 (15 intentionally).

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4 responses to “Hank Aaron, The 1957 National League Most Valuable Player!!!

  1. And yet, Topps didn’t figure out for his 1957 card that he batted right handed.

    • TL- Maybe it’s one if those famous reverse negatives?!?!

      • Indeed it is — you can tell that from the 4 on his jersey that is visible.

        Having grown up in Milwaukee, I recall that at County Stadium in the early and mid 80s they had a display case showing some of Mr. Aaron’s mementos from his career. I always thought that the idea of putting someone’s flip-flops that he wore in the shower on display was a bit strange, but there they were.

        Now, of course, Topps would have bought those flip-flops, cut them up, and called them relic cards. :-)

      • TL- Now that would be something. But in today’s era, not an impossibility…

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