Gil McDougald was invaluable for the 1951 Yankees. Moving between second base and third base, he batted .306 with 14 home runs, two more walks than strikeouts (56-54) and scored as many runs as Joe DiMaggio (72). His Yankees won 98 games.
But in Chicago, Minnie Minoso had far more impact for the White Sox. Including eight games Minoso played for the Indians, he hit .326 and led the American League in stolen bases (31) and triples (14), while moving between third base and all three outfield spots. He scored 40 more runs than McDougald and drove in 13 more (76). He had 30 more walks than strikeouts (72-42).
Phil Rogers is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.