2013 – 50th Anniversary

by Bill Chuck on January 3, 2013

2013 is the 50th anniversary of Captain Carl Yastrzemski’s first of three batting crowns; he hit .321 in 1963.

Red Sox first baseman, Dr. Strangeglove, Dick Stuart, led the AL that year with 118 RBI. The Red Sox finished 7th in the AL.

Harmon Killebrew led the American League with 45 homers for the Twins. It was Killer’s third home run crown.

Tommy Davis of the Dodgers won his second straight NL batting crown hitting .326.

Hank Aaron led the NL with 130 RBI.

And Aaron and Willie McCovey led the NL with 44 homers each. Both Hank and Stretch wore uniform #44.

It was the second of four homer crowns for Aaron who led the league three times hitting 44 home runs. This was the first of three times that McCovey led the league in homers.

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