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1954 Awards
 MVP
1954 was the year of the Big Klu in Peoria as the slugging first baseman led the Chiefs to a league best 107-47 record and the Eastern Division crown, and won the league's inaugural MVP award besting teammate Willie Mays by a wide margin.  Kluszewski, who was named on 9 of 10 ballots, led the league with 54 homers, 164 RBIs, and 211 hits.  He also played in all of the Chiefs 154 games and finished second in batting with a .331 average.
Ted Kluszewski 1954 AARBL MVP
1954 AARBL MVP
Ted Kluszewski
Peoria Chiefs
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.331
.642
.396
154*
637
129
211*
26
5
54*
164*
69
46
4
0
20
1
1
* Denotes led league

 Cy Young
Virgil Trucks was the dominant force on the mound for the league champion Oswego Panthers.  Trucks compiled a league best 22 wins against 7 losses and was a unanimous choice for the league's first Cy Young Award.  Trucks sported a league best 2.27 E.R.A. in 274 innings, and was ultra tough down the stretch as he won 9 of his last 10 decisions to lead Oswego to the Western Division crown after a heated pennant race with the Butte Stompers.
1954 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner Virgil Trucks
1954 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner
Virgil Trucks
Oswego Panthers

E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
K
BB
2.27*
22*
7
.759
38
38
6
1
0
274.0
199
86
69
17
165
100
* Denotes led league
 Babe Ruth
In addition to the MVP award, Ted Kluszewski was also the proud recipient of the AARBL's first ever Babe Ruth Award which will be given every season to the league's most productive offensive player.  Kluszewski totaled 54 home runs with 164 RBI and a .331 batting average while leading the Chiefs to a league best 107-47 record and the Eastern Division crown.  In the voting, the Big Klu received 8 first place votes and was named on all 10 ballots.
1954 AARBL Babe Ruth Winner Ted Kluszewski
1954 AARBL Babe Ruth Award
Ted Kluszewski
Peoria Chiefs
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.331
.642
.396
154*
637
129
211*
26
5
54*
164*
69
46
4
0
20
1
1
* Denotes led league

 Rolaids Reliever
During the 1954 AARBL season, Hoyt Wilhelm was the premier reliever. Wilhelm compiled a league best 40 saves with a 3-3 record and a 2.54 E.R.A.  Wilhelm was automatic, totaling 110 Rolaids Reliever points, 27 better than runner up Johnny Sain who finished with 83.
1954 Rolaids Reliever Hoyt Wilhelm
1954 AARBL Rolaids Relief Man
Hoyt Wilhelm
Fremont Fear
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
K
BB
2.54
3
3
.500
54
0
0
0
40*
88.2
67
28
25
3
59
42
* Denotes led league

 MVP Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Kluszewski
Peoria
8
1
0
43
Mays
Peoria
2
2
1
17
Adcock
Butte
0
3
2
11
Minoso
Butte
0
1
3
6
Schoendienst
Oswego
0
1
1
4
Snider
So Cal
0
1
1
4
Trucks
Oswego
0
1
0
3
Ashburn
Peoria
0
0
1
1
 Cy Young Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Trucks
Oswego
10
0
0
50
Maglie
Peoria
0
4
2
14
Burdette
Des Moines
0
2
3
9
Turley
Butte
0
1
4
7
Garcia
Oswego
0
2
1
7
Wilhelm
Fremont
0
1
0
3

 Babe Ruth Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Kluszewski
Peoria
8
1
1
44
Adcock
Butte
0
8
2
26
Mays
Peoria
0
1
4
7
Minoso
Butte
1
0
0
6
Williams
Carolina
1
0
1
6
Snider
So Cal
0
0
1
1

Strat-O-Matic Awards
Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





AWARDS VOTING FOR 1954 AA Retro League     

MVP AWARD                               CY YOUNG AWARD
T.Kluszewski(PEO) 415                   V.Trucks(OSW) 117
W.Mays(PEO) 387                         B.Turley(BUT) 95
D.Snider(SOC) 184                       S.Maglie(PEO) 49
M.Minoso(BUT) 121                       H.Haddix(PEO) 19
M.Mantle(FRE) 90                        E.Wynn(DES) 9

ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION
C  Y.Berra(NOB) 1,230,187               D.Crandall(FRE) 983,602
1B T.Kluszewski(PEO) 3,546,211          J.Adcock(BUT) 2,110,576
2B R.Schoendiens(OSW) 1,420,630         B.Avila(PEO) 1,310,724
3B E.Mathews(WIL) 1,693,560             R.Boone(SOC) 1,335,904
SS P.Reese(CAR) 1,237,642               A.Dark(PEO) 1,176,661
LF M.Minoso(BUT) 2,249,479              T.Williams(CAR) 1,891,013
CF W.Mays(PEO) 2,908,647                D.Snider(SOC) 2,676,940
RF S.Musial(BAY) 1,838,026              H.Sauer(FRE) 1,684,459
Pi V.Trucks(OSW) 3,404,362              B.Turley(BUT) 2,885,834
   E.Wynn(DES) 2,093,412                H.Wilhelm(FRE) 2,049,557
   S.Maglie(PEO) 2,009,966              H.Haddix(PEO) 1,916,333
   L.Burdette(DES) 1,592,296            M.Garcia(OSW) 1,548,060
   R.Roberts(SOC) 1,493,854             J.Sain(***) 1,349,121
   B.Rush(SOC) 1,273,239                R.Meyer(PEO) 1,173,197

GOLD GLOVE SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
P  R.Roberts(SOC)                       W.Nixon(WIL) 
C  D.Crandall(FRE)                      Y.Berra(NOB) 
1B G.Hodges(WIL)                        M.Vernon(FRE) 
2B R.Schoendiens(OSW)                   N.Fox(FRE) 
3B E.Yost(BUT)                          A.Carey(DES) 
SS C.Carrasquel(DES)                    R.McMillan(BUT) 
OF L.Doby(OSW)                          B.Bruton(DES) 
OF W.Mays(PEO)                          J.Piersall(NOB) 
OF D.Snider(SOC)                        G.Bell(NOB) 

SILVER SLUGGER SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
C  Y.Berra(NOB)                         D.Crandall(FRE) 
1B T.Kluszewski(PEO)                    J.Adcock(BUT) 
2B B.Avila(PEO)                         R.Schoendiens(OSW) 
3B E.Mathews(WIL)                       R.Boone(SOC) 
SS A.Dark(PEO)                          E.Banks(OSW) 
LF M.Minoso(BUT)                        T.Williams(CAR) 
CF W.Mays(PEO)                          D.Snider(SOC) 
RF H.Sauer(FRE)                         S.Musial(BAY) 

ROLAIDS FIREMAN RELIEF AWARD
H.Wilhelm(FRE) 110
J.Sain(***) 83
W.McCall(WIL) 64
H.Dorish(DES) 55
B.Greenwood(PEO) 50