Detroit second baseman Charlie Gehringer is named Most Valuable Player of the American League. Gehringer led the league in batting with a .371 mark. He received 78 out of a possible 80 points. The New York Yankees' Joe DiMaggio is a close second, four points behind, while Gehringer's teammate Hank Greenberg, who had 183 RBI, is a distant third. Gehringer also becomes the third Detroit player in four years to be named MVP.