On this date in 1950, Phil Rizzuto is named the AL MVP after hitting .324 with 200 hits and 125 runs.
"I'll never forget September 6, 1950. I got a letter threatening me, Hank Bauer, Yogi Berra and Johnny Mize. It said if I showed up in uniform against the Red Sox, I'd be shot. I turned the letter over to the FBI and told my manager Casey Stengel about it. He gave me a different uniform and gave mine to Billy Martin."
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