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1955 Awards
 MVP
1955 again was the year of the Big Klu.  After winning the 1954 MVP award, Kluszewski topped even himself winning his second consecutive MVP award and the Triple Crown.  Ted accomplished all of this  while leading the Chiefs to a league best 106-48 record and an AARBL World Series title.  Klu was a unanimous choice, and easily bested Hank Aaron of Butte and Cy Young winner Billy Pierce of Wilmington.  For the season, Ted finished with a league record 56 homers, 191 RBIs, .365 batting average and 236 hits.  He also played in all of the Chiefs 154 games and established a new league record with 437 total bases, easily besting the mark he previously set.
1955 AARBL League MVP Ted Kluszewski
1955 AARBL MVP
Ted Kluszewski
Peoria Chiefs
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.365*
.675*
.406
154*
647
121
236*
33
0
56*
191*
48
31
2
0
8
7
1
* Denotes led league

 Cy Young
Billy Pierce was the dominant force on the mound for the Wilmington Hornets during the 1955 AARBL season.  Pierce compiled a league best 25 wins against only 2 losses and was a unanimous choice for the league's Cy Young Award.  Pierce sported a league record 2.07 E.R.A. in 239.2 innings, and at one point won an astonishing 20 consecutive decisions as he led the Hornets to second place in the AARBL's ultra tough Eastern Division.
1955 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner Billy Pierce
1955 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner
Billy Pierce
Wilmington Hornets

E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
2.07*
25*
2
.926*
32
32
5
1
0
239.2
178
58
55
21
65
194
* Denotes led league
 Babe Ruth
In addition to the MVP award, Ted Kluszewski was also the proud recipient of his second AARBL Babe Ruth Award which is given every season to the league's most productive offensive player.  Kluszewski totaled 56 home runs with 191 RBI and a .365 batting average while leading the Chiefs to a league best 106-48 record, the Eastern Division crown, and their first ever World Series title.  In the voting, the Big Klu was a unanimous choice receiving all 10 first place votes.
1955 AARBL Babe Ruth Award Ted Kluszewski
1955 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
.365*
.675*
.406
154*
647
121
236*
33
0
56*
191*
48
31
2
0
8
7
1
* Denotes led league

 Rolaids Reliever
During the 1955 AARBL season, Willard Schmidt was the dominant reliever. In his rookie campaign, Schmidt notched a league record 43 saves with a 6-4 record and a 1.81 E.R.A.  Schmidt was outstanding, totaling 121 Rolaids Reliever points, 54 better than runner up Tom Hurd of the Butte Stompers who finished with 67.
1955 AARBL Rolaids Reliever Willard Schmidt
1955 AARBL Rolaids Relief Man
Willard Schmidt
Peoria Chiefs
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
1.81
6
4
.600
62
0
0
0
43*
84.2
55
20
17
3
34
48
* Denotes led league

 Rookie of the Year
There were a number of fine rookies during the 1955 AARBL season, but Willard Schmidt of the AARBL champion Peoria Chiefs stood out above all others.  The Rolaids Reliever compiled a league best 43 saves with a 6-4 record and a 1.81 E.R.A., and finished third in the league's CY Young voting.  He totaled 34 points in the Rookie of the Year voting, easily besting teammate Vern Law and North Bend Tadjer Vic Power for the inaugural AARBL honor.
1955 AARBL Rookie of the Year Willard Schmidt
1955 AARBL Rookie of the Year
Willard Schmidt
Peoria Chiefs
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
1.81
6
4
.600
62
0
0
0
43*
84.2
55
20
17
3
34
48
* Denotes led league

 MVP Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Kluszewski
Peoria
10
0
0
50
Aaron
Butte
0
5
3
18
Pierce
Wilmington
0
4
3
15
Mays
Peoria
0
1
1
4
Ashburn
Peoria
0
0
2
2
Williams
Car/Soc
0
0
1
1
 Cy Young Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Pierce
Wilmington
10
0
0
50
Sullivan
Des Moines
0
6
4
22
Schmidt
Peoria
0
3
2
11
Wilson
Butte
0
1
3
6
Rush
So Cal
0
0
1
1

 Babe Ruth Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Kluszewski
Peoria
10
0
0
50
Aaron
Butte
0
9
0
27
Mays
Peoria
0
1
4
7
Ashburn
Peoria
0
0
2
2
Campanella
So Cal
0
0
1
1
Mantle
Fremont
0
0
1
1
Smith
Wilmington
0
0
1
1
Williams
Car/Soc
0
0
1
1

 R.O.Y. Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Schmidt
Peoria
6
1
1
34
Law
Peoria
0
3
2
11
Power
North Bend
1
1
3
11
Score
North Bend
2
0
0
10
Lary
Bayside
1
1
1
9
Long
Alexandria
0
2
0
6
Donovan
Wilmington
0
1
2
5
Crowe
So Cal
0
1
1
4

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

Strat-O-Matic Report





AWARDS VOTING FOR 1955 AA Retro League                         Date: 10/4/1955

MVP AWARD                               CY YOUNG AWARD
T.Kluszewski(PEO) 413                   B.Pierce(WIL) 129
W.Mays(PEO) 362                         W.Schmidt(PEO) 93
H.Aaron(BUT) 214                        B.Turley(BUT) 45
D.Snider(SOC) 125                       J.Wilson(BUT) 13
A.Smith(WIL) 84                         T.Hurd(BUT) 6

ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION
C  R.Campanella(SOC) 1,376,030          S.Burgess(BUT) 1,211,255
1B T.Kluszewski(PEO) 3,566,829          S.Musial(BAY) 1,726,192
2B G.McDougald(SOC) 1,324,914           B.Avila(PEO) 1,281,149
3B E.Mathews(WIL) 1,652,486             A.Rosen(FRE) 1,042,710
SS E.Banks(ALX) 1,841,195               P.Reese(***) 1,332,055
LF M.Minoso(BUT) 1,417,751              R.Repulski(FRE) 986,467
CF W.Mays(PEO) 2,516,869                M.Mantle(FRE) 2,255,947
RF H.Aaron(BUT) 2,776,785               W.Post(FRE) 2,250,563
Pi B.Pierce(WIL) 3,424,155              W.Schmidt(PEO) 2,105,553
   B.Turley(BUT) 1,870,527              H.Score(NOB) 1,359,984
   F.Sullivan(DES) 1,344,920            B.Rush(SOC) 1,276,367
   J.Wilson(BUT) 1,267,172              T.Hurd(BUT) 1,228,488
   R.Roberts(SOC) 1,081,340             D.Newcombe(SOC) 964,528
   C.Labine(BUT) 957,178                W.Nixon(WIL) 937,918

GOLD GLOVE SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
P  J.Antonelli(CAR)                     M.Dickson(FRE) 
C  S.Lollar(BAY)                        R.Campanella(SOC) 
1B V.Power(NOB)                         W.Dropo(DES) 
2B N.Fox(FRE)                           J.Temple(WIL) 
3B E.Yost(BUT)                          W.Jones(NOB) 
SS R.McMillan(BUT)                      E.Banks(ALX) 
OF L.Doby(ALX)                          J.Jensen(DES) 
OF W.Mays(PEO)                          J.Piersall(NOB) 
OF D.Snider(SOC)                        C.Furillo(PEO) 

SILVER SLUGGER SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
C  R.Campanella(SOC)                    S.Burgess(BUT) 
1B T.Kluszewski(PEO)                    S.Musial(BAY) 
2B B.Avila(PEO)                         G.McDougald(SOC) 
3B E.Mathews(WIL)                       A.Rosen(FRE) 
SS E.Banks(ALX)                         P.Reese(***) 
LF M.Minoso(BUT)                        G.Zernial(NOB) 
CF W.Mays(PEO)                          D.Snider(SOC) 
RF H.Aaron(BUT)                         W.Post(FRE) 

ROLAIDS FIREMAN RELIEF AWARD
W.Schmidt(PEO) 121
T.Hurd(BUT) 67
J.Konstanty(DES) 64
B.Miller(WIL) 57
D.Howell(BAY) 46