It's Nov. 7, 2013, which means it's now been exactly 50 years since Elston Howard of the Yankees won the 1963 AL MVP. The significance? It was the first time in baseball history a black player won the MVP in the American League.
It also marked the fourth straight year a Yankee won the award, with Roger Maris taking 1960 and 1961 while Mickey Mantle won it in 1962.
Howard -- a "Hall of the Very Good" type catcher -- hit .287/.342/.528 with 21 doubles, six triples, 28 homers, 85 RBI and 75 runs that season, also winning his first Gold Glove.
The nine-time All-Star won four World Series rings in his time in the Bronx and now has his number 32 retired.
Here's MLB Network on the number retiring:
Howard died in 1980 at just 51 years old.