Most Valuable Players
Year American League National League
2012 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Buster Posey, San Francisco
2011 Justin Verlander, Detroit, SP Ryan Braun, Milwaukee, OF
2010 Josh Hamilton, Texas, OF Joey Votto, Cincinnati, 1B
2009 Joe Mauer, Minnesota, C *Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 1B
2008 Dustin Pedroia, Boston, 2B Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 1B
2007 Alex Rodriguez, New York, 3B Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia, SS
2006 Justin Morneau, Minnesota, 1B Ryan Howard, Philadelphia, 1B
2005 Alex Rodriguez, New York, 3B Albert Pujols, St. Louis, 1B
2004 Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim, RF Barry Bonds, San Francisco, LF
2003 Alex Rodriguez, Texas, SS Barry Bonds, San Francisco, LF
2002 Miguel Tejada, Oakland, SS *Barry Bonds, San Francisco, LF
2001 Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, OF Barry Bonds, San Francisco, LF
2000 Jason Giambi, Oakland, 1B Jeff Kent, San Francisco, 2B
1999 Ivan Rodriguez, Texas, C Chipper Jones, Atlanta, 3B
1998 Juan Gonzalez, Texas, OF Sammy Sosa, Chicago, OF
1997 *Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle, OF Larry Walker, Colorado, OF
1996 Juan Gonzalez, Texas, OF *Ken Caminiti, San Diego, 3B
1995 Mo Vaughn, Boston, 1B Barry Larkin, Cincinnati, SS
1994 Frank Thomas, Chicago, 1B *Jeff Bagwell, Houston, 1B
1993 *Frank Thomas, Chicago, 1B Barry Bonds, San Francisco, OF
1992 Dennis Eckersley, Oakland, P Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh, OF
1991 Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore, SS Terry Pendleton, Atlanta, 3B
1990 Rickey Henderson, Oakland, OF Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh, OF
1989 Robin Yount, Milwaukee, OF Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco, OF
1988 *Jose Canseco, Oakland, OF Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles, OF
1987 George Bell, Toronto, OF Andre Dawson, Chicago, OF
1986 Roger Clemens, Boston, P Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 3B
1985 Don Mattingly, New York, 1B Willie McGee, St. Louis, OF
1984 Willie Hernandez, Detroit, P Ryne Sandberg, Chicago, 2B
1983 Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore, SS Dale Murphy, Atlanta, OF
1982 Robin Yount, Milwaukee, SS Dale Murphy, Atlanta, OF
1981 Rollie Fingers, Milwaukee, P Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 3B
1980 George Brett, Kansas City, 3B *Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 3B
1979 Don Baylor, California, OF Keith Hernandez, St. Louis, 1B
Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh, 1B
1978 Jim Rice, Boston, OF Dave Parker, Pittsburgh, OF
1977 Rod Carew, Minnesota, 1B George Foster, Cincinnati, OF
1976 Thurman Munson, New York, C Joe Morgan, Cincinnati, 2B
1975 Fred Lynn, Boston, OF Joe Morgan, Cincinnati, 2B
1974 Jeff Burroughs, Texas, OF Steve Garvey, Los Angeles, 1B
1973 *Reggie Jackson, Oakland, OF Pete Rose, Cincinnati, OF
1972 Richie Allen, Chicago, 1B Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, C
1971 Vida Blue, Oakland, P Joe Torre, St. Louis, 3B
1970 Boog Powell, Baltimore, 1B Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, C
1969 Harmon Killebrew, Minn., 1B/3B Willie McCovey, San Francisco, 1B
1968 *Denny McLain, Detroit, P Bob Gibson, St. Louis, P
1967 Carl Yastrzemski, Boston, OF *Orlando Cepeda, St. Louis, 1B
1966 *Frank Robinson, Baltimore, OF Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh, OF
1965 Zoilo Versalles, Minnesota, SS Willie Mays, San Francisco, OF
1964 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore, 3B Ken Boyer, St. Louis, 3B
1963 Elston Howard, New York, C Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles, P
1962 Mickey Mantle, New York, OF Maury Wills, Los Angeles, SS
1961 Roger Maris, New York, OF Frank Robinson, Cincinnati, OF
1960 Roger Maris, New York, OF Dick Groat, Pittsburgh, SS
1959 Nellie Fox, Chicago, 2B Ernie Banks, Chicago, SS
1958 Jackie Jensen, Boston, OF Ernie Banks, Chicago, SS
1957 Mickey Mantle, New York, OF Hank Aaron, Milwaukee, OF
1956 *Mickey Mantle, New York, OF Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, P
1955 Yogi Berra, New York, C Roy Campanella, Brooklyn, C
1954 Yogi Berra, New York, C Willie Mays, New York, OF
1953 *Al Rosen, Cleveland, 3B Roy Campanella, Brooklyn, C
1952 Bobby Shantz, Philadelphia, P Hank Sauer, Chicago, OF
1951 Yogi Berra, New York, C Roy Campanella, Brooklyn, C
1950 Phil Rizzuto, New York, SS Jim Konstanty, Philadelphia, P
1949 Ted Williams, Boston, OF Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn, 2B
1948 Lou Boudreau, Cleveland, SS Stan Musial, St. Louis, OF
1947 Joe DiMaggio, New York, OF Bob Elliott, Boston, 3B
1946 Ted Williams, Boston, OF Stan Musial, St. Louis, 1B
1945 Hal Newhouser, Detroit, P Phil Cavarretta, Chicago, 1B
1944 Hal Newhouser, Detroit, P Marty Marion, St. Louis, SS
1943 Spud Chandler, New York, P Stan Musial, St. Louis, OF
1942 Joe Gordon, New York, 2B Mort Cooper, St. Louis, P
1941 Joe DiMaggio, New York, OF Dolph Camilli, Brooklyn, 1B
1940 Hank Greenberg, Detoit, OF Frank McCormick, Cincinnati, 1B
1939 Joe DiMaggio, New York, OF Bucky Walters, Cincinnati, P
1938 Jimmie Foxx, Boston, 1B Ernie Lombardi, Cincinnati, C
1937 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit, 2B Joe Medwick, St. Louis, OF
1936 Lou Gehrig, New York, 1B Carl Hubbell, New York Giants, P
1935 * Hank Greenberg, Detroit, 1B Gabby Hartnett, Chicago, C
1934 Mickey Cochrane, Detroit, C Dizzy Dean, St. Louis, P
1933 Jimmie Foxx, Philadelphia, 1B Carl Hubbell, New York Giants, P
1932 Jimmie Foxx, Philadelphia, 1B Chuck Klein, Philadelphia, OF
1931 Lefty Grove, Philadelphia, P Frankie Frisch, St. Louis, 2B
1930 No winner No winner
1929 No winner Rogers Hornsby, Chicago, 2B
1928 Mickey Cochrane, Philadelphia, C Jim Bottomley, St. Louis, 1B
1927 Lou Gehrig, New York, 1B Paul Waner, Pittsburgh, OF
1926 George Burns, Cleveland, 1B Bob O'Farrell, St. Louis, C
1925 Roger Peckinpaugh, Washington, SS Rogers Hornsby, St. Louis, 2B
1924 Walter Johnson, Washington, P Dazzy Vance, Brooklyn, P
1923 Babe Ruth, New York, OF No winner
1922 George Sisler, St. Louis, 1B No winner
1914 Eddie Collins, Philadelphia, 2B Johnny Evers, Boston, 2B
1913 Walter Johnson, Washington, P Jake Daubert, Brooklyn, 1B
1912 Tris Speaker, Boston, OF Larry Doyle, New York Giants, 2B
1911 Ty Cobb, Detroit, OF Frank Schulte, Chicago, OF

* -- Unanimous selection
1931-present -- BBWAA award; 1922-29 -- League award; 1911-14 -- Chalmers Award

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