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Most Valuable Player Award

Annual Selections

Voting by Season | Voting by Player


Player's career number of Most Valuable Player awards shown in parentheses. *=Unanimous Selection

    BBWAA (1931-Present)
    Year American League                   National League
    1998 Juan Gonzalez, Tex, OF (2)        Sammy Sosa, Chi, OF (1)
    1997 Ken Griffey, Sea, OF (1)*         Larry Walker, Col, OF (1)
    1996 Juan Gonzalez, Tex, OF (1)        Ken Caminiti, SD, 3B (1)*
    1995 Mo Vaughn, Bos, 1B (1)            Barry Larkin, Cin, SS (1)
    1994 Frank Thomas, Chi, 1B (2)         Jeff Bagwell, Hou, 1B (1)*
    1993 Frank Thomas, Chi, 1B (1)*        Barry Bonds, SF, OF (3)
    1992 Dennis Eckersley, Oak, P (1)      Barry Bonds, Pit, OF (2)
    1991 Cal Ripken, Bal, SS (2)           Terry Pendleton, Atl, 3B (1)
    1990 Rickey Henderson, Oak, OF (1)     Barry Bonds, Pit, OF (1)
    1989 Robin Yount, Mil, OF (2)          Kevin Mitchell, SF, OF (1)
    1988 Jose Canseco, Oak, OF (1)*        Kirk Gibson, LA, OF (1)
    1987 George Bell, Tor, OF (1)          Andre Dawson, Chi, OF (1)
    1986 Roger Clemens, Bos, P (1)         Mike Schmidt, Phi, 3B (3)
    1985 Don Mattingly, NY, 1B (1)         Willie McGee, StL, OF (1)
    1984 Willie Hernandez, Det, P (1)      Ryne Sandberg, Chi, 2B (1)
    1983 Cal Ripken, Bal, SS (1)           Dale Murphy, Atl, OF (2)
    1982 Robin Yount, Mil, SS (1)          Dale Murphy, Atl, OF (1)
    1981 Rollie Fingers, Mil, P (1)        Mike Schmidt, Phi, 3B (2)
    1980 George Brett, KC, 3B (1)          Mike Schmidt, Phi, 3B (1)*
    1979 Don Baylor, Cal, OF (1)           Keith Hernandez, StL, 1B (1)
                                           Willie Stargell, Pit, 1B (1)
    1978 Jim Rice, Bos, OF (1)             Dave Parker, Pit, OF (1)
    1977 Rod Carew, Min, 1B (1)            George Foster, Cin, OF (1)
    1976 Thurman Munson, NY, C (1)         Joe Morgan, Cin, 2B (2)
    1975 Fred Lynn, Bos, OF (1)            Joe Morgan, Cin, 2B (1)
    1974 Jeff Burroughs, Tex, OF (1)       Steve Garvey, LA, 1B (1)
    1973 Reggie Jackson, Oak, OF (1)*      Pete Rose, Cin, OF (1)
    1972 Dick Allen, Chi, 1B (1)           Johnny Bench, Cin, C (2)
    1971 Vida Blue, Oak, P (1)             Joe Torre, StL, 3B (1)
    1970 Boog Powell, Bal, 1B (1)          Johnny Bench, Cin, C (1)
    1969 Harmon Killebrew, Min, 3B (1)     Willie McCovey, SF, 1B (1)
    1968 Denny McLain, Det, P (1)*         Bob Gibson, StL, P (1)
    1967 Carl Yastrzemski, Bos, OF (1)     Orlando Cepeda, StL, 1B (1)*
    1966 Frank Robinson, Bal, OF (2)*      Roberto Clemente, Pit, OF (1)
    1965 Zoilo Versalles, Min, SS (1)      Willie Mays, SF, OF (2)
    1964 Brooks Robinson, Bal, 3B (1)      Ken Boyer, StL, 3B (1)
    1963 Elston Howard, NY, C (1)          Sandy Koufax, LA, P (1)
    1962 Mickey Mantle, NY, OF (3)         Maury Wills, LA, SS (1)
    1961 Roger Maris, NY, OF (2)           Frank Robinson, Cin, OF (1)
    1960 Roger Maris, NY, OF (1)           Dick Groat, Pit, SS (1)
    1959 Nellie Fox, Chi, 2B (1)           Ernie Banks, Chi, SS (2)
    1958 Jackie Jensen, Bos, OF (1)        Ernie Banks, Chi, SS (1)
    1957 Mickey Mantle, NY, OF (2)         Hank Aaron, Mil, OF (1)
    1956 Mickey Mantle, NY, OF (1)*        Don Newcombe, Bro, P (1)
    1955 Yogi Berra, NY, C (3)             Roy Campanella, Bro, C (3)
    1954 Yogi Berra, NY, C (2)             Willie Mays, NY, OF (1)
    1953 Al Rosen, Cle, 3B (1)*            Roy Campanella, Bro, C (2)
    1952 Hank Sauer, Chi, OF (1)           Bobby Shantz, Phi, P (1)
    1951 Yogi Berra, NY, C (1)             Roy Campanella, Bro, C (1)
    1950 Phil Rizzuto, NY, SS (1)          Jim Konstanty, Phi, P (1)
    1949 Ted Williams, Bos, OF (2)         Jackie Robinson, Bro, 2B (1)
    1948 Lou Boudreau, Cle, SS (1)         Stan Musial, StL, OF (3)
    1947 Joe DiMaggio, NY, OF (3)          Bob Elliott, Bos, 3B (1)
    1946 Ted Williams, Bos, OF (1)         Stan Musial, StL, 1B (2)
    1945 Hal Newhouser, Det, P (2)         Phil Cavarretta, Chi, 1B (1)
    1944 Hal Newhouser, Det, P (1)         Marty Marion, StL, SS (1)
    1943 Spud Chandler, NY, P (1)          Stan Musial, StL, OF (1)
    1942 Joe Gordon, NY, 2B (1)            Mort Cooper, StL, P (1)
    1941 Joe DiMaggio, NY, OF (2)          Dolph Camilli, Bro, 1B (1)
    1940 Hank Greenberg, Det, OF (2)       Frank McCormick, Cin, 1B (1)
    1939 Joe DiMaggio, NY, OF (1)          Bucky Walters, Cin, P (1)
    1938 Jimmie Foxx, Bos, 1B (3)          Ernie Lombardi, Cin, C (1)
    1937 Charlie Gehringer, Det, 2B (1)    Joe Medwick, StL, OF (1)
    1936 Lou Gehrig, NY, 1B (2)            Carl Hubbell, NY, P (2)
    1935 Hank Greenberg, Det, 1B (1)*      Gabby Hartnett, Chi, C (1)
    1934 Mickey Cochrane, Det, C (2)       Dizzy Dean, StL, P (1)
    1933 Jimmie Foxx, Phi, 1B (2)          Carl Hubbell, NY, P (1)
    1932 Jimmie Foxx, Phi, 1B (1)          Chuck Klein, Phi, OF (1)
    1931 Lefty Grove, Phi, P (1)           Frankie Frisch, StL, 2B (1)

    League Award (1922-1930)
    Year American League                   National League
    1930 No Award                          No Award
    1929 No Award                          Rogers Hornsby, Chi, 2B (2)
    1928 Mickey Cochrane, Phi, C (1)       Jim Bottomley, StL, 1B (1)
    1927 Lou Gehrig, NY, 1B (1)            Paul Waner, Pit, OF (1)
    1926 George Burns, Cle, 1B (1)         Bob O'Farrell, StL, C (1)
    1925 Roger Peckinpaugh, Was, SS (1)    Rogers Hornsby, StL, 2B (1)
    1924 Walter Johnson, Was, P (2)        Dazzy Vance, Bro, P (1)
    1923 Babe Ruth, NY, OF (1)*            No Award
    1922 George Sisler, StL, 1B (1)        No Award

    Chalmers Award (1911-1914)
    Year American League                   National League
    1914 Eddie Collins, Phi, 2B (1)        Johnny Evers, Bos, 2B (1)
    1913 Walter Johnson, Was, P (1)        Jake Daubert, Bro, 1B (1)
    1912 Tris Speaker, Bos, OF (1)         Larry Doyle, NY, 2B (1)
    1911 Ty Cobb, Det, OF (1)*             Wildfire Schulte, Chi, OF (1)