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The Sporting News Awards

Player & Pitcher of the Year

Major League Player of the Year | Fireman of the Year | Rookie of the Year | Manager of the Year


Player's career number of awards won indicated in parentheses.

    Pitcher of the Year (Since 1944)
    Year American League                      National League
    1998 Roger Clemens, Bos (4)               Kevin Brown, SD (1)
    1997 Roger Clemens, Bos (3)               Pedro Martinez, Mon (1)
    1996 Pat Hentgen, Tor (1)                 John Smoltz, Atl (1)
    1995 Randy Johnson, Sea (1)               Greg Maddux, Atl (4)
    1994 Jimmy Key, NY (2)                    Greg Maddux, Atl (3)
    1993 Jack McDowell, Chi (1)               Greg Maddux, Atl (2)
    1992 Dennis Eckersley, Oak (1)            Greg Maddux, Chi (1)
    1991 Roger Clemens, Bos (2)               Tom Glavine, Atl (1)
    1990 Bob Welch, Oak (1)                   Doug Drabek, Pit (1)
    1989 Bret Saberhagen, KC (2)              Mark Davis, SD (1)
    1988 Frank Viola, Min (1)                 Orel Hershiser, LA (1)
    1987 Jimmy Key, Tor (1)                   Rick Sutcliffe, Chi (2)
    1986 Roger Clemens, Bos (1)               Mike Scott, Hou (1)
    1985 Bret Saberhagen, KC (1)              Dwight Gooden, NY (1)
    1984 Willie Hernandez, Det (1)            Rick Sutcliffe, Chi (1)
    1983 LaMarr Hoyt, Chi (1)                 John Denny, Phi (1)
    1982 Dave Stieb, Tor (1)                  Steve Carlton, Phi (4)
    1981 Jack Morris, Det (1)                 Fernando Valenzuela, LA (1)
    1980 Steve Stone, Bal (1)                 Steve Carlton, Phi (3)
    1979 Mike Flanagan, Bal (1)               Joe Niekro, Hou (1)
    1978 Ron Guidry, NY (1)                   Vida Blue, SF (2)
    1977 Nolan Ryan, Cal (1)                  Steve Carlton, Phi (2)
    1976 Jim Palmer, Bal (3)                  Randy Jones, SD (1)
    1975 Jim Palmer, Bal (2)                  Tom Seaver, NY (2)
    1974 Catfish Hunter, Oak (1)              Mike Marshall, LA (1)
    1973 Jim Palmer, Bal (1)                  Ron Bryant, SF (1)
    1972 Wilbur Wood, Chi (1)                 Steve Carlton, Phi (1)
    1971 Vida Blue, Oak (1)                   Fergie Jenkins, Chi (1)
    1970 Sam McDowell, Cle (1)                Bob Gibson, StL (2)
    1969 Denny McLain, Det (2)                Tom Seaver, NY (1)
    1968 Denny McLain, Det (1)                Bob Gibson, StL (1)
    1967 Jim Lonborg, Bos (1)                 Mike McCormick, SF (1)
    1966 Jim Kaat, Min (1)                    Sandy Koufax, LA (4)
    1965 Mudcat Grant, Min (1)                Sandy Koufax, LA (3)
    1964 Dean Chance, LA (1)                  Sandy Koufax, LA (2)
    1963 Whitey Ford, NY (3)                  Sandy Koufax, LA (1)
    1962 Dick Donovan, Cle (1)                Don Drysdale, LA (1)
    1961 Whitey Ford, NY (2)                  Warren Spahn, Mil (4)
    1960 Chuck Estrada, Bal (1)               Vern Law, Pit (1)
    1959 Early Wynn, Chi (1)                  Sam Jones, SF (1)
    1958 Bob Turley, NY (1)                   Warren Spahn, Mil (3)
    1957 Billy Pierce, Chi (2)                Warren Spahn, Mil (2)
    1956 Billy Pierce, Chi (1)                Don Newcombe, Bro (1)
    1955 Whitey Ford, NY (1)                  Robin Roberts, Phi (2)
    1954 Bob Lemon, Cle (3)                   Johnny Antonelli, NY (1)
    1953 Bob Porterfield, Was (1)             Warren Spahn, Mil (1)
    1952 Bobby Shantz, Phi (1)                Robin Roberts, Phi (1)
    1951 Bob Feller, Cle (1)                  Preacher Roe, Bro (1)
    1950 Bob Lemon, Cle (2)                   Jim Konstanty, Phi (1)
    1949 Ellis Kinder, Bos (1)                Howie Pollet, StL (1)
    1948 Bob Lemon, Cle (1)                   Johnny Sain, Bos (1)
    1947 No Selection                         No Selection
    1946 No Selection                         No Selection
    1945 Hal Newhouser, Det (2)               Hank Borowy, Chi (1)
    1944 Hal Newhouser, Det (1)               Bill Voiselle, NY (1)


    Player of the Year (1944-1991)
    Year American League                      National League
    1991 Cal Ripken Jr., Bal, SS (2)          Barry Bonds, Pit, OF (2)
    1990 Cecil Fielder, Det, 1B (1)           Barry Bonds, Pit, OF (1)
    1989 Ruben Sierra, Tex, OF (1)            Kevin Mitchell, SF, OF (1)
    1988 Jose Canseco, Oak, OF (1)            Andy VanSlyke, Pit, OF (1)
    1987 George Bell, Tor, OF (1)             Andre Dawson, Chi, OF (2)
    1986 Don Mattingly, NY, 1B (3)            Mike Schmidt, Phi, 3B (2)
    1985 Don Mattingly, NY, 1B (2)            Willie McGee, StL, OF (1)
    1984 Don Mattingly, NY, 1B (1)            Ryne Sandberg, Chi, 2B (1)
    1983 Cal Ripken Jr., Bal, SS (1)          Dale Murphy, Atl, OF (2)
    1982 Robin Yount, Mil, SS (1)             Dale Murphy, Atl, OF (1)
    1981 Tony Armas, Oak, OF (1)              Andre Dawson, Mon, OF (1)
    1980 George Brett, KC, 3B (1)             Mike Schmidt, Phi, 3B (1)
    1979 Don Baylor, Cal, OF (1)              Keith Hernandez, StL, 1B (1)
    1978 Jim Rice, Bos, OF (1)                Dave Parker, Pit, OF (1)
    1977 Rod Carew, Min, 1B (1)               George Foster, Cin, OF (2)
    1976 Thurman Munson, NY, C (1)            George Foster, Cin, OF (1)
    1975 Fred Lynn, Bos, OF (1)               Joe Morgan, Cin, 2B (1)
    1974 Jeff Burroughs, Tex, OF (1)          Lou Brock, StL, OF (1)
    1973 Reggie Jackson, Oak, OF (1)          Bobby Bonds, SF, OF (1)
    1972 Dick Allen, Chi, 1B (1)              Billy Williams, Chi, OF (1)
    1971 Tony Oliva, Min, OF (2)              Joe Torre, StL, 3B (1)
    1970 Harmon Killebrew, Min, 3B (2)        Johnny Bench, Cin, C (1)
    1969 Harmon Killebrew, Min, 3B (1)        Willie McCovey, SF, 1B (1)
    1968 Ken Harrelson, Bos, OF (1)           Pete Rose, Cin, OF (1)
    1967 Carl Yastrzemski, Bos, OF (1)        Orlando Cepeda, StL, 1B (1)
    1966 Frank Robinson, Bal, OF (2)          Roberto Clemente, Pit, OF (1)
    1965 Tony Oliva, Min, OF (1)              Willie Mays, SF, OF (2)
    1964 Brooks Robinson, Bal, 3B (1)         Ken Boyer, StL, 3B (1)
    1963 Al Kaline, Det, OF (2)               Hank Aaron, Mil, OF (2)
    1962 Mickey Mantle, NY, OF (2)            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, OF (1)
    1959 Nellie Fox, Chi, 2B (1)              Ernie Banks, Chi, SS (2)
    1958 Jackie Jensen, Bos, OF (1)           Ernie Banks, Chi, SS (1)
    1957 Ted Williams, Bos, OF (2)            Stan Musial, StL, 1B (3)
    1956 Mickey Mantle, NY, OF (1)            Hank Aaron, Mil, OF (1)
    1955 Al Kaline, Det, OF (1)               Duke Snider, Bro, OF (1)
    1954 Bobby Avila, Cle, 2B (1)             Willie Mays, NY, OF (1)
    1953 Al Rosen, Cle, 3B (1)                Roy Campanella, Bro, C (1)
    1952 Luke Easter, Cle, 1B (1)             Hank Sauer, Chi, OF (1)
    1951 Ferris Fain, Phi, 1B (1)             Stan Musial, StL, OF (2)
    1950 Phil Rizzuto, NY, SS (1)             Ralph Kiner, Pit, OF (1)
    1949 Ted Williams, Bos, OF (1)            Enos Slaughter, StL, OF (1)
    1948 Lou Boudreau, Cle, SS (1)            Stan Musial, StL, OF (1)
    1947 No Selection                         No Selection
    1946 No Selection                         No Selection
    1945 Eddie Mayo, Det, 2B (1)              Tommy Holmes, Bos, OF (1)
    1944 Bobby Doerr, Bos, 2B (1)             Marty Marion, StL, SS (1)


    The Sporting News Most Valuable Player (1929-1945)
    Year American League                      National League
    1945 Eddie Mayo, Det, 2B (1)              Tommy Holmes, Bos, OF (1)
    1944 Bobby Doerr, Bos, 2B (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 (3)               Carl Hubbell, NY, P (2)
    1935 Hank Greenberg, Det, 1B (1)          Arky Vaughan, Pit, SS (1)
    1934 Lou Gehrig, NY, 1B (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 (2)
    1931 Lou Gehrig, NY, 1B (1)               Chuck Klein, Phi, OF (1)
    1930 Joe Cronin, Was, SS (1)              Bill Terry, NY, 1B (1)
    1929 Al Simmons, Phi, OF (1)              No Selection