Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

The Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) award given each year to one outstanding player in the American and National Leagues. Since 1931, it has been awarded by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The winner receives the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award. The award is named in honor of the first MLB commissioner. Landis served from 1920 to 1944.[1] MVP voting takes place before the postseason. The results are not announced until after the World Series. The BBWAA began asking three writers in each league city in 1938. They made that number two per league city in 1961.[2]

First basemen, with 34 winners, have won the most MVPs among infielders. This is followed by second basemen (16), third basemen (15), and shortstops (15). Of the twenty-four pitchers who have won the award, fifteen are right-handed while nine are left-handed. Walter Johnson, Carl Hubbell, and Hal Newhouser are the only pitchers to win more than once. Newhouser won his in back-to-back seasons, 1944 and 1945.[3] Stan Musial, Alex Rodriguez, and Robin Yount have won at different positions.[3] Rodriguez is the only player to win the award with two different teams at two different positions.[4] Barry Bonds has won the most often (seven times). He has also won it the most times in a row (2001–2004).[5] Jimmie Foxx was the first player to win more than once.[5] Nine players have won three times and 19 have won twice.[6]

The award's only tie occurred in the National League in 1979 when Keith Hernandez and Willie Stargell received the same amount of points.[3][7] There have been 17 unanimous winners, meaning they received all the first-place votes.[2] The New York Yankees have the most winning players with 22. The St. Louis Cardinals have the second most with 17 winners. Five teams have not had a winner. The most recent winners are Mike Trout in the American League and Clayton Kershaw in the National League.[8]

Key

Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum[9][10]
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Shows a player who is still active[a]
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Unanimous selection[b][2]
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Pitcher (RHP means right-handed; LHP means left-handed)
C
Catcher
1B
First baseman
2B
Second baseman
3B
Third baseman
SS
Shortstop
OF
Outfielder
DH
Designated hitter

Chalmers Award (1911–1914)

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Ty Cobb won the first American League Chalmers Award in 1911 and was at the center of the controversy over the previous season's award.

Before the 1910 season, Hugh Chalmers of Chalmers Automobile announced he would present a Chalmers Model 30 automobile to the player with the highest batting average in Major League Baseball at the end of the season. The 1910 race for best average in the American League was between the Detroit Tigers' widely disliked[2][11][12] Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie of the Cleveland Indians. On the last day of the season, Lajoie overtook Cobb's batting average with seven bunt hits against the St. Louis Browns. American League President Ban Johnson said a recalculation showed that Cobb had won the race anyway. Chalmers ended up giving cars to both players.[2]

The following season, Chalmers created the Chalmers Award. A committee of baseball writers were to come together after the season to determine the "most important and useful player to the club and to the league". Since the award was not as useful at advertising as Chalmers had hoped, it was discontinued after 1914.[2]

Year American League winner Team Position National League winner Team Position Ref
1911 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ty Cobb</span>†§ Detroit Tigers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Schulte</span> Chicago Cubs OF [13]
1912 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Tris Speaker</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Larry Doyle</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">New York Giants</span> 2B [14]
1913 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Walter Johnson</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Washington Senators</span> RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jake Daubert</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> 1B [15]
1914 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Eddie Collins</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> 2B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Johnny Evers</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Boston Braves</span> 2B [16]

League Awards (1922–1929)

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Babe Ruth was ineligible for the award in his famous 1927 season by the rules of the American League award because he had previously won in 1923.

In 1922 the American League created a new award to honor "the baseball player who is of the greatest all-around service to his club".[17] Winners, voted on by a committee of eight baseball writers chaired by James Crusinberry,[18] received a bronze medal and a cash prize.[19] Voters were required to select one player from each team. Player-managers and prior award winners were could not win. These problems resulted in the award's being dropped after 1928. The National League award, without these restrictions, lasted from 1924 to 1929.[2]

Year American League winner Team Position National League winner Team Position Ref
1922 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Sisler</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">St. Louis Browns</span> 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> [20]
1923 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Babe Ruth</span>†§ New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> [21]
1924 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Walter Johnson</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Washington Senators</span> RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dazzy Vance</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Robins</span> RHP [22]
1925 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roger Peckinpaugh</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Washington Senators</span> SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Rogers Hornsby</span> St. Louis Cardinals 2B [23]
1926 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Burns</span> Cleveland Indians 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bob O'Farrell</span> St. Louis Cardinals C [24]
1927 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Lou Gehrig</span> New York Yankees 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Paul Waner</span> Pittsburgh Pirates OF [25]
1928 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mickey Cochrane</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jim Bottomley</span> St. Louis Cardinals 2B [26]
1929 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Rogers Hornsby</span> Chicago Cubs 2B [27]

Baseball Writers Association of America's Most Valuable Player (1931–present)

The BBWAA first awarded the modern MVP after the 1931 season, took the format the National League used to distribute its league award. One writer in each city with a team filled out a ten-place ballot. Ten points were given for the recipient of a first-place vote, nine for a second-place vote, and so on. In 1938, the BBWAA raised the amount of voters to three per city and gave 14 points for a first-place vote. The only significant change since then happened in 1961, when the number of voters was lowered to two per league city.[2]

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Jimmie Foxx was the first player to win three MVP awards.
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Willie Mays won the award in 1954 and 1965 with the same team in different cities.
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Barry Bonds' seven MVPs are the most for any individual player.
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Alex Rodriguez won the award with two different teams at two different positions.
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Albert Pujols won the award three times, all at first base with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Year American League winner Team Position National League winner Team Position Ref
1931 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Lefty Grove</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frankie Frisch</span> St. Louis Cardinals 2B [28]
1932 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jimmie Foxx</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Chuck Klein</span> Philadelphia Phillies OF [29]
1933 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jimmie Foxx</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Carl Hubbell</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">New York Giants</span> LHP [30]
1934 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mickey Cochrane</span> Detroit Tigers C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dizzy Dean</span> St. Louis Cardinals RHP [31]
1935 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hank Greenberg</span>†§ Detroit Tigers 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gabby Hartnett</span> Chicago Cubs C [32]
1936 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Lou Gehrig</span> New York Yankees 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Carl Hubbell</span>†§ <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">New York Giants</span> LHP [33]
1937 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charlie Gehringer</span> Detroit Tigers 2B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Medwick</span> St. Louis Cardinals OF [34]
1938 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jimmie Foxx</span> Boston Red Sox 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ernie Lombardi</span> Cincinnati Reds C [35]
1939 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe DiMaggio</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bucky Walters</span> Cincinnati Reds RHP [36]
1940 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hank Greenberg</span> Detroit Tigers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank McCormick</span> Cincinnati Reds 1B [37]
1941 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe DiMaggio</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dolph Camilli</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> 1B [38]
1942 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Gordon</span> New York Yankees 2B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mort Cooper</span> St. Louis Cardinals RHP [39]
1943 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Spud Chandler</span> New York Yankees RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stan Musial</span> St. Louis Cardinals OF [40]
1944 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hal Newhouser</span> Detroit Tigers LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Marty Marion</span> St. Louis Cardinals SS [41]
1945 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hal Newhouser</span> Detroit Tigers LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Phil Cavarretta</span> Chicago Cubs 1B [42]
1946 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ted Williams</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stan Musial</span> St. Louis Cardinals 1B [43]
1947 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe DiMaggio</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bob Elliott</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Boston Braves</span> 3B [44]
1948 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Lou Boudreau</span> Cleveland Indians SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stan Musial</span> St. Louis Cardinals OF [45]
1949 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ted Williams</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jackie Robinson</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> 2B [46]
1950 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Phil Rizzuto</span> New York Yankees SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jim Konstanty</span> Philadelphia Phillies RHP [47]
1951 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Yogi Berra</span> New York Yankees C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roy Campanella</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> C [48]
1952 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bobby Shantz</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Philadelphia Athletics</span> LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hank Sauer</span> Chicago Cubs OF [49]
1953 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Al Rosen</span>§ Cleveland Indians 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roy Campanella</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> C [50]
1954 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Yogi Berra</span> New York Yankees C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie Mays</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">New York Giants</span> OF [51]
1955 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Yogi Berra</span> New York Yankees C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roy Campanella</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> C [52]
1956 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mickey Mantle</span>†§ New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Don Newcombe</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooklyn Dodgers</span> RHP [53]
1957 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mickey Mantle</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hank Aaron</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Milwaukee Braves</span> C [54]
1958 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jackie Jensen</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ernie Banks</span> Chicago Cubs SS [55]
1959 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Nellie Fox</span> Chicago White Sox 2B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ernie Banks</span> Chicago Cubs SS [56]
1960 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roger Maris</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dick Groat</span> Pittsburgh Pirates SS [57]
1961 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roger Maris</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Robinson</span>†§ Cincinnati Reds OF [58]
1962 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mickey Mantle</span> New York Yankees OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Maury Wills</span> Los Angeles Dodgers SS [59]
1963 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Elston Howard</span> New York Yankees C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sandy Koufax</span> Los Angeles Dodgers LHP [60]
1964 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brooks Robinson</span> Baltimore Orioles 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ken Boyer</span> St. Louis Cardinals 3B [61]
1965 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Zoilo Versalles</span> Minnesota Twins SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie Mays</span> San Francisco Giants OF [62]
1966 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Robinson</span>†§ Baltimore Orioles OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roberto Clemente</span> Pittsburgh Pirates OF [63]
1967 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Carl Yastrzemski</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Orlando Cepeda</span>†§ St. Louis Cardinals 1B [64]
1968 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Denny McLain</span>§ Detroit Tigers RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bob Gibson</span> St. Louis Cardinals RHP [65]
1969 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Harmon Killebrew</span> Minnesota Twins 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie McCovey</span> San Francisco Giants 1B [66]
1970 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Boog Powell</span> Baltimore Orioles 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Johnny Bench</span> Cincinnati Reds C [67]
1971 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Vida Blue</span> Oakland Athletics LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Torre</span> St. Louis Cardinals 3B [68]
1972 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dick Allen</span> Chicago White Sox 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Johnny Bench</span> Cincinnati Reds C [69]
1973 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Reggie Jackson</span>†§ Oakland Athletics OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Pete Rose</span> Cincinnati Reds OF [70]
1974 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jeff Burroughs</span> Texas Rangers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Steve Garvey</span> Los Angeles Dodgers 1B [71]
1975 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Fred Lynn</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Morgan</span> Cincinnati Reds 2B [72]
1976 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thurman Munson</span> New York Yankees C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Morgan</span> Cincinnati Reds 2B [73]
1977 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Rod Carew</span> Minnesota Twins 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Foster</span> Cincinnati Reds OF [74]
1978 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jim Rice</span> Boston Red Sox OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dave Parker</span> Pittsburgh Pirates OF [75]
1979[c] <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Don Baylor</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">California Angels</span> DH <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Keith Hernandez</span> St. Louis Cardinals 1B [7]
1979[c] <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie Stargell</span> Pittsburgh Pirates 1B [7]
1980 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Brett</span> Kansas City Royals 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Schmidt</span>†§ Philadelphia Phillies 3B [76]
1981 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Rollie Fingers</span> Milwaukee Brewers RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Schmidt</span> Philadelphia Phillies 3B [77]
1982 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Robin Yount</span> Milwaukee Brewers SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dale Murphy</span> Atlanta Braves OF [78]
1983 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Cal Ripken, Jr.</span> Baltimore Orioles SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dale Murphy</span> Atlanta Braves OF [79]
1984 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie Hernández</span> Detroit Tigers LHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ryne Sandberg</span> Chicago Cubs 2B [80]
1985 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Don Mattingly</span> New York Yankees 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willie McGee</span> St. Louis Cardinals OF [81]
1986 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roger Clemens</span> Boston Red Sox RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Schmidt</span> Philadelphia Phillies 3B [82]
1987 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Bell</span> Toronto Blue Jays OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andre Dawson</span> Chicago Cubs OF [83]
1988 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">José Canseco</span> Oakland Athletics OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Kirk Gibson</span>§ Los Angeles Dodgers OF [84]
1989 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Robin Yount</span> Milwaukee Brewers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Kevin Mitchell</span> San Francisco Giants OF [85]
1990 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Rickey Henderson</span> Oakland Athletics OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> Pittsburgh Pirates OF [86]
1991 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Cal Ripken, Jr.</span> Baltimore Orioles SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Terry Pendleton</span> Atlanta Braves 3B [87]
1992 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dennis Eckersley</span> Oakland Athletics RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> Pittsburgh Pirates OF [88]
1993 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Thomas</span>§ Chicago White Sox 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> San Francisco Giants OF [89]
1994 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Thomas</span> Chicago White Sox 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jeff Bagwell</span>§ Houston Astros 1B [90]
1995 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mo Vaughn</span> Boston Red Sox 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Larkin</span> Cincinnati Reds SS [91]
1996 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Juan González</span> Texas Rangers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ken Caminiti</span>§ San Diego Padres 3B [92]
1997 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ken Griffey, Jr.</span>§ Seattle Mariners OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Larry Walker</span> Colorado Rockies OF [93]
1998 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Juan González</span> Texas Rangers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sammy Sosa</span> Chicago Cubs OF [94]
1999 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Iván Rodríguez</span> Texas Rangers C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Chipper Jones</span> Atlanta Braves 3B [95]
2000 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jason Giambi</span>^ Oakland Athletics 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jeff Kent</span> San Francisco Giants 2B [96]
2001 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ichiro Suzuki</span>^ Seattle Mariners OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> San Francisco Giants OF [97]
2002 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Miguel Tejada</span>^ Oakland Athletics SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> San Francisco Giants OF [98]
2003 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alex Rodriguez</span>^ Texas Rangers SS <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> San Francisco Giants OF [99]
2004 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Vladimir Guerrero</span>^ <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Anaheim Angels</span> OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barry Bonds</span> San Francisco Giants OF [100]
2005 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alex Rodriguez</span>^ New York Yankees 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Albert Pujols</span>^ St. Louis Cardinals 1B [101]
2006 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Justin Morneau</span>^ Minnesota Twins 1B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ryan Howard</span>^ Philadelphia Phillies 1B [102]
2007 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alex Rodriguez</span>^ New York Yankees 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jimmy Rollins</span>^ Philadelphia Phillies SS [103]
2008 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dustin Pedroia</span>^ Boston Red Sox 2B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Albert Pujols</span>^ St. Louis Cardinals 1B [104]
2009 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Mauer</span>^ Minnesota Twins C <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Albert Pujols</span> St. Louis Cardinals 1B [105]
2010 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Josh Hamilton</span>^ Texas Rangers OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joey Votto</span>^ Cincinnati Reds 1B [106]
2011 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Justin Verlander</span>^ Detroit Tigers RHP <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ryan Braun</span>^ Milwaukee Brewers OF [107]
2012 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Miguel Cabrera</span>^ Detroit Tigers 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Buster Posey</span>^ San Francisco Giants C [108]
2013 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Miguel Cabrera</span>^ Detroit Tigers 3B <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew McCutchen</span>^ Pittsburgh Pirates OF [109]
2014 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Trout</span> Los Angeles Angels OF <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Clayton Kershaw</span>^ Los Angeles Dodgers LHP [8]

Notes

  • a  A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.
  • b  A unanimous victory indicates that the player received all possible first-place votes.
  • c  Hernandez and Stargell both received 216 points in the 1979 voting.[7]

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