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1958 Awards
 MVP
The 1958 AARBL season saw the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts capture their first league crown, and no one was more responsible for getting them there than outfielder Mickey Mantle.  As a result of his achievements as the main man in Hill Valley, Mantle was awarded with his first ever MVP award.  Mantle won the award in grand style, by clubbing 47 home runs, collecting 122 RBIs, and hitting .336, while slugging  .638, with a .442 on base percentage.  In the voting, Mantle received 8 of 10 first place votes, and easily bested runner-up Willie Mays of the Peoria Chiefs for the award.
1958 AARBL MVP Mickey Mantle
1958 AARBL MVP
Mickey Mantle
Hill Valley Lightning Bolts
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.336
.638
.442
153
560
129
188
24
2
47
122
107
164*
3
0
12
30
10
* Denotes led league

 Cy Young
For the second time in Franchise history, the Wilmington Hornets have a Cy Young award winner.  This year's recipient was dick Donovan, who joined teammate Billy Pierce (1955) as the other Wilmington recipient.  Anchoring a staff that also included Pierce and E.R.A. champion Arnie Portocarrero, Donovan led the Hornets to a second place finish in the Eastern Division.  Donovan led the league in wins, and compiled a 24-8 record to go along with his 2.72 E.R.A.  In the Cy Young Award voting, Donovan garnered all but one first place vote, and was named on all 10 ballots, as he easily bested Warren Spahn of the Des Moines Dusters for the coveted award.
1958 AARBL Cy Young Dick Donovan
1958 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner
Dick Donovan
Wilmington Hornets
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
2.72
24*
8
.750
36
34
8
2
0
255.0
244
87
77
25
50
154
* Denotes led league

 Babe Ruth
In the closest Babe Ruth award voting in AARBL history, Willie Mays of the Peoria Chiefs garnered the award for the 1958 season.  Unlike past winners, Mays was not voted the league's MVP, but put up impressive enough numbers to persuade voters that he was the league's best offensive player.  Mays led the Chiefs to their second straight Eastern Division title, and along the way, he compiled a gaudy .344 batting average with 31 home runs, 116 RBIs, and 63 stolen bases.  Mays also slugged .581, with a .418 on base percentage.  In the voting, Mays received 3 first place votes and in a tight race, bested last year's winner Ted Williams to earn the award
1958 AARBL Babe Ruth Award
Willie Mays
Peoria Chiefs
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.344
.581
.418
154
608
128
209
33
9
31
116
76
74
4
0
14
63
16
* Denotes led league

 Rolaids Reliever
During the 1958 AARBL season, the Peoria Chiefs spelled relief D-U-R-E-N.  Duren was a dominant force out of the bullpen for the first place Peoria Chiefs, and struck out 93 batters in 83.2 innings.  Pitching in pressure situations all season long, Duren notched a league leading 36 saves and compiled an  8-7 record with a 4.09 E.R.A.  Duren totaled 80 Rolaids Reliever points, 2 better than Hoyt Wilhelm of the Hill Valley Lightning Bolts who finished a close second with 78 points.
1958 AARBL Rolaids Reliever Ryne Duren
1958 AARBL Rolaids Relief Man
Ryne Duren
Peoria  Chiefs
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
4.09
8
7
.533
65
0
0
0
36*
83.2
61
41
38
5
64
93
* Denotes led league

 Rookie of the Year
With the first pick in the 1958 rookie entry draft, the Des Moines Dusters selected first baseman/outfielder Orlando Cepeda.  The Baby Bull made an immediate impact at the AARBL level.  Cepeda walked away with the rookie of the year award easily besting Ryne Duren of the Peoria Chiefs.  On the season, Orlando shined for a Des Moines team that struggled to remain in the Eastern Division race.  For the year, Cepeda batted .326 with 27 HRs and 93 RBIs, stole 19 bases, and slugged .518.  In the Rookie of the Year voting, Cepeda was named on all 10 ballots, and garnered 8 of 10 first place votes.
1958 AARBL Rookie of the Year Orlando Cepeda
1958 AARBL Rookie of the Year
Orlando Cepeda
DesMoines Dusters
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.326
.518
.349
152
639
92
208
32
5
27
93
21
111
3
0
13
19
7


 MVP Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Mantle
Hill Valley
8
2
0
46
Mays
Peoria
2
6
0
28
Banks
Oneonta
0
2
0
6
Aaron
Kansas City
0
0
3
3
Robinson
North Bend
0
0
3
3
Williams
So Cal
0
0
2
2
Ashburn
Peoria
0
0
1
1
Musial
Bayside
0
0
1
1
 Cy Young Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Donovan
Wilmington
9
1
0
48
Spahn
Des Moines
1
7
2
28
Ford
North Bend
0
1
4
7
Kline
Hill Valley
0
1
4
7

 Babe Ruth Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Mays
Peoria
3
3
1
25
Williams
So Cal
3
1
1
19
Mantle
Hill Valley
2
2
2
18
Aaron
Kansas City
2
0
2
12
Robinson
North Bend
0
2
1
7
Colavito
Oneonta
0
1
2
5
Banks
Oneonta
0
1
1
4

 R.O.Y. Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Cepeda
Des Moines
8
1
1
44
Duren
Peoria
2
2
3
19
Lynch
So Cal
0
4
3
15
Siebern
Peoria
0
3
2
11
Stuart
Wilmington
0
0
1
1

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

Strat-O-Matic Report





AWARDS VOTING FOR 1958 AA Retro League                         Date: 10/7/1958

MVP AWARD                               CY YOUNG AWARD
M.Mantle(HLV) 387                       D.Donovan(WIL) 114
W.Mays(PEO) 381                         H.Wilhelm(HLV) 97
E.Banks(ONT) 202                        W.Spahn(DES) 49
F.Robinson(NOB) 133                     W.Ford(NOB) 19
H.Aaron(KCA) 94                         R.Duren(PEO) 9

ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION
C  G.Triandos(SOC) 1,326,958            Y.Berra(NOB) 1,208,858
1B O.Cepeda(DES) 1,780,679              S.Musial(BAY) 1,356,250
2B P.Runnels(NOB) 1,778,445             F.Bolling(KCA) 1,768,228
3B K.Boyer(HLV) 2,059,486               E.Mathews(WIL) 1,595,993
SS E.Banks(ONT) 3,212,288               L.Aparicio(HLV) 1,013,396
LF F.Robinson(NOB) 3,029,368            T.Williams(SOC) 2,298,518
CF M.Mantle(HLV) 3,628,683              W.Mays(PEO) 2,966,855
RF H.Aaron(KCA) 2,479,165               R.Colavito(ONT) 2,295,207
Pi D.Donovan(WIL) 3,483,535             H.Wilhelm(HLV) 3,030,959
   W.Spahn(DES) 2,982,493               W.Ford(NOB) 2,920,950
   R.Kline(HLV) 2,466,096               R.Duren(PEO) 2,251,798
   J.Harshman(KCA) 2,183,242            H.Haddix(PEO) 2,128,358
   S.Miller(WIL) 1,979,903              F.Lary(BAY) 1,545,251
   A.Portocarrer(WIL) 1,389,020         S.Jones(HLV) 1,276,713

GOLD GLOVE SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
P  R.Roberts(SOC)                       B.O'Dell(SOC) 
C  D.Crandall(HLV)                      Y.Berra(NOB) 
1B F.Torre(CAR)                         S.Musial(BAY) 
2B F.Bolling(KCA)                       J.Temple(WIL) 
3B P.Jones(NOB)                         K.Boyer(HLV) 
SS L.Aparicio(HLV)                      E.Banks(ONT) 
OF B.Virdon(DES)                        F.Robinson(NOB) 
OF B.Tuttle(WIL)                        N.Siebern(PEO) 
OF J.Piersall(NOB)                      M.Mantle(HLV) 

SILVER SLUGGER SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
C  G.Triandos(SOC)                      Y.Berra(NOB) 
1B O.Cepeda(DES)                        S.Musial(BAY) 
2B P.Runnels(NOB)                       F.Bolling(KCA) 
3B K.Boyer(HLV)                         F.Thomas(DES) 
SS E.Banks(ONT)                         D.Groat(SOC) 
LF F.Robinson(NOB)                      R.Sievers(SOC) 
CF M.Mantle(HLV)                        W.Mays(PEO) 
RF H.Aaron(KCA)                         R.Colavito(ONT) 

ROLAIDS FIREMAN RELIEF AWARD
R.Duren(PEO) 80
H.Wilhelm(HLV) 78
S.Miller(WIL) 73
T.Farrell(BAY) 60
B.Henry(NOB) 57