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All stats and occurances refer to the period 1950 to 1959
This catcher won 3 MVPs, but never won back-to-back
Won in 1951, 1953 & 1955
While this catcher also won 3 MVPs including two in a row
Won in 1951, 1954 & 1955
This prolific home run hitter won only 1 MVP, in 1957
Hit .322 with league leading 44 HRs & 132 RBIs
The Yankees won 6 World Series titles. This franchise won two
Won in 1955 & 1959
This team won 111 games in one year, tops in the majors
In 1954, but lost the Series
The Yanks went to 8 World Series, this manager is the only non-Yankee to manage an AL team in the Series
With Cleveland in '54 & Chicago in '59
The Cy Young was given beginning in 1956. Who won the first award?
27-7 with the Dodgers
The NL rookie of the year winners include four Hall of Famers as well as this 1950 winner who played only three full years in MLB
The former Negro League star was 33 when the won the ROY
The AL rookie of the year winners produced many all-stars but only one Hall of Fame player. Name him.
Won in 1956 with the White Sox
He won the triple crown during the '50s
In 1956, hit .353 with 52 HRs and 130 RBIs
This 38 year old hit .388 in 1957, the highest average during the decade
He would retire three years later with a career BA of .344
He won batting titles from 1950-1952 and again in 1957
The 1957 title was his 7th and last of his career
Only 1 NLer reached the 50 HR mark during the '50s. Who was he?
Hit 51 in 1955
This man won the 1951 HR title playing with two different teams
Hit all 33 with the A's, played 4 games with the ChiSox
He tied for the AL lead in HRs in 1959, the first of six such titles
Won 4 titles outright, tied two other times
He tied for the AL lead in RBIs in 1955, his son and two grandsons played in MLB
Father of Bob, grandfather of Aaron & Bret
His 28 wins in 1952 topped MLB for the decade
For the Phillies, also led the NL in wins in '53, '54, & '55
In 1955 three pitchers tied for the league lead with 18 wins-Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Bob Lemon and this Boston player who never won more than 15 except this year
The two time all-star went 97-100 during his career
This bespeckled pitcher, known for both his fastball and wildness, led the league in saves in 1958 while with the Yankees
Had 20 saves that year, career averages of 6 walks and 9.6 strikeouts per 9 innings
This Hall of Famer lost 22 games in 1957, most in the NL in the decade
He went 10-22. In 1956 he was 19-18 and bounced back to 17-14 in 1958
Four players homered in 5 straight games. This Hall of Famer was one and he also had one of the great all time catches in the '54 World Series
Homered 5 straight games in 1954
This player also homered in 5 straight games. He was the batter in the famous catch mentioned above
Homered 5 straight games in 1950
He won 3 games in the 1957 World Series while pitching for Milwaukee
He threw two shutouts, including one in game 7
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