In his fifth season, first baseman Mo Vaughn was voted the American League's Most Valuable Player after hitting .300 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs. Vaughn narrowly beat out controversial Cleveland outfielder Albert Belle in the MVP voting. Belle had 50 home runs, 52 doubles, 126 RBIs, scored 121 runs and hit .317. The Indians won 100 of 144 games but lost in the World Series.
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