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1969 Roy Campanella and Stan Musial are elected to the Hall of Fame. Musial spent his entire 22-year career as a St. Louis Cardinals. He won all three of his MVPs by the time he was 27 and was an All-Star in every full season of his career except his first 1942. Campanella spent the entirity of his 10-year career playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Like Williams Campanella also won 3 MVPs.
1953 Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons are elected to the Hall of Fame. Simmons batted .381 or higher four times in his first eight years along with driving in 100 or more runs in his first 11 seasons. Dean won 30 games and the NL MVP Award in 1934.
1947 Mickey Cochrane, Frankie Frisch, Lefty Grove, and Carl Hubbell are all elected to the Hall of Fame. Cochrane won two AL MVPs and is the man fellow Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle is named after. Frisch won the 1931 NL MVP and led the NL in stolen bases three times. Grove, the 1931 AL MVP winner, won 20 plus games for seven consecutive seasons and led the ERA nine times. Hubbell, the 1933 and 1936 NL MVP won 253 career games but it most famous for striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin in succession.

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