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TSN Major League Player of the Year

Year

Major Leagues

Team

Position

Career

1998

Sammy Sosa

Chi-N

OF

1

1997

Ken Griffey Jr.

Sea-A

OF

1

1996

Alex Rodriguez

Sea-A

SS

1

1995

Albert Belle

Cle-A

OF

1

1994

Jeff Bagwell

Hou-N

1B

1

1993

Frank Thomas

Chi-A

1B

1

1992

Gary Sheffield

SD-N

OF

1

1991

Cal Ripken Jr.

Bal-A

SS

2

1990

Barry Bonds

Pit-N

OF

1

1989

Kevin Mitchell

SF-N

OF

1

1988

Orel Hershiser

LA-N

P

1

1987

George Bell

Tor-A

OF

1

1986

Roger Clemens

Bos-A

P

1

1985

Don Mattingly

NY-A

1B

1

1984

Ryne Sandberg

Chi-N

2B

1

1983

Cal Ripken Jr.

Bal-A

SS

1

1982

Robin Yount

Mil-A

SS

1

1981

Fernando Valenzuela

LA-N

P

1

1980

George Brett

KC-A

3B

1

1979

Willie Stargell

Pit-N

1B

1

1978

Ron Guidry

NY-A

P

1

1977

Rod Carew

Min-A

1B

1

1976

Joe Morgan

Cin-N

2B

2

1975

Joe Morgan

Cin-N

2B

1

1974

Lou Brock

StL-N

OF

1

1973

Reggie Jackson

Oak-A

OF

1

1972

Billy Williams

Chi-N

OF

1

1971

Joe Torre

StL-N

3B

1

1970

Johnny Bench

Cin-N

C

1

1969

Willie McCovey

SF-N

1B

1

1968

Denny McLain

Det-A

P

1

1967

Carl Yastrzemski

Bos-A

OF

1

1966

Frank Robinson

Bal-A

OF

1

1965

Sandy Koufax

LA-N

P

2

1964

Ken Boyer

StL-N

3B

1

1963

Sandy Koufax

LA-N

P

1

1962

Don Drysdale (tie)

LA-N

P

1

Maury Wills (tie)

LA-N

SS

1

1961

Roger Maris

NY-A

OF

1

1960

Bill Mazeroski

Pit-N

2B

1

1959

Early Wynn

Chi-A

P

1

1958

Bob Turley

NY-A

P

1

1957

Ted Williams

Bos-A

OF

5

1956

Mickey Mantle

NY-A

OF

1

1955

Duke Snider

Bro-N

OF

1

1954

Willie Mays

NY-N

OF

1

1953

Al Rosen

Cle-A

3B

1

1952

Robin Roberts

Phi-N

P

1

1951

Stan Musial

StL-N

OF

2

1950

Phil Rizzuto

NY-A

SS

1

1949

Ted Williams

Bos-A

OF

4

1948

Lou Boudreau

Cle-A

SS

1

1947

Ted Williams

Bos-A

OF

3

1946

Stan Musial

StL-N

1B

1

1945

Hal Newhouser

Det-A

P

1

1944

Marty Marion

StL-N

SS

1

1943

Spud Chandler

NY-A

P

1

1942

Ted Williams

Bos-A

OF

2

1941

Ted Williams

Bos-A

OF

1

1940

Bob Feller

Cle-A

P

1

1939

Joe DiMaggio

NY-A

OF

1

1938

Johnny VanderMeer

Cin-N

P

1

1937

Johnny Allen

Cle-A

P

1

1936

Carl Hubbell

NY-N

P

1