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Al Rosen dies at 91; baseball star was MVP and Executive of the Year
Al Rosen dies at 91; baseball star was MVP and Executive of the Year

Baseball slugger and front office executive Al "Flip" Rosen, the only person to win both the Most Valuable Player and Executive of the Year awards, died Friday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 91. He died of natural causes, said his son, Jim. Rosen, whose entire major league career as a player from 1947 to 1956 was with the Cleveland Indians, had a banner year in 1953 when he led the American League with 43 home runs and 145 RBIs. His batting average was .336, but he just missed nabbing the triple crown because Washington's Mickey Vernon hit .337. Rosen was named MVP that year by a unanimous vote — the first time that had happened in the...

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