1966 HEADLINE: Frank Robinson Becomes First Player To Win MVP In Both Leagues
On this day in 1966, Frank Robinson was named as the 1966 AL Most Valuable Player. And it was really not contest – Robinson was the Triple Crown winner as he led the American League is Batting Average, RBI, and Home Runs.
What made this award even more special is that Robinson became the first player to win the MVP in both leagues with this award in 1966.
You see, just 5 seasons prior, in 1961, he won the award with the Cincinnati Reds of the National League.
A truly dominant player – and one of the best!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Robinson!!!