Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award - Baseball Writers Association of America's Most Valuable Player (1931–present)

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

The BBWAA first awarded the modern MVP after the 1931 season, adopting 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, with ten points for the recipient of a first-place vote, nine for a second-place vote, and so on. In 1938, the BBWAA raised the number of voters to three per city and gave 14 points for a first-place vote. The only significant change since then occurred in 1961, when the number of voters was lowered to two per league city.

Year American League winner Team Position National League winner Team Position Ref
1931 Grove Lefty !Lefty Grove† Oakland Athletics !Philadelphia Athletics LHP Frisch Frankie !Frankie Frisch† St. Louis Cardinals 2B
1932 Foxx Jimmie !Jimmie Foxx† Oakland Athletics !Philadelphia Athletics 1B Klein Chuck !Chuck Klein† Philadelphia Phillies OF
1933 Foxx Jimmie !Jimmie Foxx† (2) Oakland Athletics !Philadelphia Athletics 1B Hubbell Carl !Carl Hubbell† New York Giants !New York Giants LHP
1934 Cochrane Mickey !Mickey Cochrane† (2) Detroit Tigers C Dean Dizzy !Dizzy Dean† St. Louis Cardinals RHP
1935 Greenberg Hank !Hank Greenberg†§ Detroit Tigers 1B Hartnett Gabby !Gabby Hartnett† Chicago Cubs C
1936 Gehrig Lou !Lou Gehrig† (2) New York Yankees 1B Hubbell Carl !Carl Hubbell†§ (2) New York Giants !New York Giants LHP
1937 Gehringer Charlie !Charlie Gehringer† Detroit Tigers 2B Medwick Joe !Joe Medwick† St. Louis Cardinals OF
1938 Foxx Jimmie !Jimmie Foxx† (3) Boston Red Sox 1B Lombardi Ernie !Ernie Lombardi† Cincinnati Reds C
1939 DiMaggio Joe !Joe DiMaggio† New York Yankees OF Walters Bucky !Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds RHP
1940 Greenberg Hank !Hank Greenberg† (2) Detroit Tigers OF McCormick Frank !Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1B
1941 DiMaggio Joe !Joe DiMaggio† (2) New York Yankees OF Camilli Dolph !Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers 1B
1942 Gordon Joe !Joe Gordon† New York Yankees 2B Cooper Mort !Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals RHP
1943 Chandler Spud !Spud Chandler New York Yankees RHP Musial Stan !Stan Musial† St. Louis Cardinals OF
1944 Newhouser Hal !Hal Newhouser† Detroit Tigers LHP Marion Marty !Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals SS
1945 Newhouser Hal !Hal Newhouser† (2) Detroit Tigers LHP Cavarretta Phil !Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs 1B
1946 Williams Ted !Ted Williams† Boston Red Sox OF Musial Stan !Stan Musial† (2) St. Louis Cardinals 1B
1947 DiMaggio Joe !Joe DiMaggio† (3) New York Yankees OF Elliott Bob !Bob Elliott Boston Braves !Boston Braves 3B
1948 Boudreau Lou !Lou Boudreau† Cleveland Indians SS Musial Stan !Stan Musial† (3) St. Louis Cardinals OF
1949 Williams Ted !Ted Williams† (2) Boston Red Sox OF Robinson Jackie !Jackie Robinson† Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers 2B
1950 Rizzuto Phil !Phil Rizzuto† New York Yankees SS Konstanty Jim !Jim Konstanty Philadelphia Phillies RHP
1951 Berra Yogi !Yogi Berra† New York Yankees C Campanella Roy !Roy Campanella† Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers C
1952 Shantz Bobby !Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Athletics !Philadelphia Athletics LHP Sauer Hank !Hank Sauer Chicago Cubs OF
1953 Rosen Al !Al Rosen§ Cleveland Indians 3B Campanella Roy !Roy Campanella† (2) Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers C
1954 Berra Yogi !Yogi Berra† (2) New York Yankees C Mays Willie !Willie Mays† New York Giants !New York Giants OF
1955 Berra Yogi !Yogi Berra† (3) New York Yankees C Campanella Roy !Roy Campanella† (3) Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers C
1956 Mantle Mickey !Mickey Mantle†§ New York Yankees OF Newcombe Don !Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers !Brooklyn Dodgers RHP
1957 Mantle Mickey !Mickey Mantle† (2) New York Yankees OF Aaron Hank !Hank Aaron† Milwaukee Braves !Milwaukee Braves OF
1958 Jensen Jackie !Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox OF Banks Ernie !Ernie Banks† Chicago Cubs SS
1959 Fox Nellie !Nellie Fox† Chicago White Sox 2B Banks Ernie !Ernie Banks† (2) Chicago Cubs SS
1960 Maris Roger !Roger Maris New York Yankees OF Groat Dick !Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates SS
1961 Maris Roger !Roger Maris (2) New York Yankees OF Robinson Frank !Frank Robinson†§ Cincinnati Reds OF
1962 Mantle Mickey !Mickey Mantle† (3) New York Yankees OF Wills Maury !Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers SS
1963 Howard Elston !Elston Howard New York Yankees C Koufax Sandy !Sandy Koufax† Los Angeles Dodgers LHP
1964 Robinson Brooks !Brooks Robinson† Baltimore Orioles 3B Boyer Ken !Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3B
1965 Versalles Zoilo !Zoilo Versalles Minnesota Twins SS Mays Willie !Willie Mays† (2) San Francisco Giants OF
1966 Robinson Frank !Frank Robinson†§ (2) Baltimore Orioles OF Clemente Roberto !Roberto Clemente† Pittsburgh Pirates OF
1967 Yastrzemski Carl !Carl Yastrzemski† Boston Red Sox OF Cepeda Orlando !Orlando Cepeda†§ St. Louis Cardinals 1B
1968 McLain Denny !Denny McLain§ Detroit Tigers RHP Gibson Bob !Bob Gibson† St. Louis Cardinals RHP
1969 Killebrew Harmon !Harmon Killebrew† Minnesota Twins 3B McCovey Willie !Willie McCovey† San Francisco Giants 1B
1970 Powell Boog !Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles 1B Bench Johnny !Johnny Bench† Cincinnati Reds C
1971 Blue Vida !Vida Blue Oakland Athletics LHP Torre Joe !Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 3B
1972 Allen Dick !Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 1B Bench Johnny !Johnny Bench† (2) Cincinnati Reds C
1973 Jackson Reggie !Reggie Jackson†§ Oakland Athletics OF Rose Pete !Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds OF
1974 Burroughs Jeff !Jeff Burroughs Texas Rangers OF Garvey Steve !Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers 1B
1975 Lynn Fred !Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox OF Morgan Joe !Joe Morgan† Cincinnati Reds 2B
1976 Munson Thurman !Thurman Munson New York Yankees C Morgan Joe !Joe Morgan† (2) Cincinnati Reds 2B
1977 Carew Rod !Rod Carew† Minnesota Twins 1B Foster George !George Foster Cincinnati Reds OF
1978 Rice Jim !Jim Rice† Boston Red Sox OF Parker Dave !Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates OF
1979 Don Baylor !Don Baylor California Angels !California Angels DH Hernandez Keith !Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals 1B
1979 -01 !— -01 !— -01 !— Stargell Willie !Willie Stargell† Pittsburgh Pirates 1B
1980 Brett George !George Brett† Kansas City Royals 3B Schmidt Mike !Mike Schmidt†§ Philadelphia Phillies 3B
1981 Fingers Rollie !Rollie Fingers† Milwaukee Brewers RHP Schmidt Mike !Mike Schmidt † (2) Philadelphia Phillies 3B
1982 Yount Robin !Robin Yount† Milwaukee Brewers SS Murphy Dale !Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves OF
1983 Ripken Cal Jr. !Cal Ripken, Jr.† Baltimore Orioles SS Murphy Dale !Dale Murphy (2) Atlanta Braves OF
1984 Hernandez Willie !Willie Hernández Detroit Tigers LHP Sandberg Ryne !Ryne Sandberg† Chicago Cubs 2B
1985 Mattingly Don !Don Mattingly New York Yankees 1B McGee Willie !Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals OF
1986 Clemens Roger !Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox RHP Schmidt Mike !Mike Schmidt† (3) Philadelphia Phillies 3B
1987 Bell George !George Bell Toronto Blue Jays OF Dawson Andre !Andre Dawson† Chicago Cubs OF
1988 Canseco Jose !José Canseco§ Oakland Athletics OF Gibson Kirk !Kirk Gibson Los Angeles Dodgers OF
1989 Yount Robin !Robin Yount† (2) Milwaukee Brewers OF Mitchell Kevin !Kevin Mitchell San Francisco Giants OF
1990 Henderson Rickey !Rickey Henderson† Oakland Athletics OF Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates OF
1991 Ripken Cal Jr. !Cal Ripken, Jr.† (2) Baltimore Orioles SS Pendleton Terry !Terry Pendleton Atlanta Braves 3B
1992 Eckersley Dennis !Dennis Eckersley† Oakland Athletics RHP Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds (2) Pittsburgh Pirates OF
1993 Thomas Frank !Frank Thomas§ Chicago White Sox 1B Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds (3) San Francisco Giants OF
1994 Thomas Frank !Frank Thomas (2) Chicago White Sox 1B Bagwell Jeff !Jeff Bagwell§ Houston Astros 1B
1995 Vaughn Mo !Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 1B Larkin Barry !Barry Larkin† Cincinnati Reds SS
1996 Gonzales Juan !Juan González Texas Rangers OF Caminiti Ken !Ken Caminiti§ San Diego Padres 3B
1997 Griffey Ken Jr. !Ken Griffey, Jr.§ Seattle Mariners OF Walker Larry !Larry Walker Colorado Rockies OF
1998 Gonzales Juan !Juan González (2) Texas Rangers OF Sosa Sammy !Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs OF
1999 Rodriguez Ivan !Iván Rodríguez Texas Rangers C Jones Chipper !Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 3B
2000 Giambi Jason !Jason Giambi^ Oakland Athletics 1B Kent Jeff !Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants 2B
2001 Suzuki Ichiro !Ichiro Suzuki^ Seattle Mariners OF Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds (4) San Francisco Giants OF
2002 Tejada Miguel !Miguel Tejada^ Oakland Athletics SS Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds§ (5) San Francisco Giants OF
2003 Rodriguez Alex !Alex Rodriguez^ Texas Rangers SS Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds (6) San Francisco Giants OF
2004 Guerrero Vladimir !Vladimir Guerrero^ Anaheim Angels !Anaheim Angels OF Bonds Barry !Barry Bonds (7) San Francisco Giants OF
2005 Rodriguez Alex !Alex Rodriguez^ (2) New York Yankees 3B Pujols Albert !Albert Pujols^ St. Louis Cardinals 1B
2006 Morneau Justin !Justin Morneau^ Minnesota Twins 1B Howard Ryan !Ryan Howard^ Philadelphia Phillies 1B
2007 Rodriguez Alex !Alex Rodriguez^ (3) New York Yankees 3B Rollins Jimmy !Jimmy Rollins^ Philadelphia Phillies SS
2008 Pedroia Dustin !Dustin Pedroia^ Boston Red Sox 2B Pujols Albert !Albert Pujols^ (2) St. Louis Cardinals 1B
2009 Mauer Joe !Joe Mauer^ Minnesota Twins C Pujols Albert !Albert Pujols^§ (3) St. Louis Cardinals 1B
2010 Hamilton Josh !Josh Hamilton^ Texas Rangers OF Votto Joey !Joey Votto^ Cincinnati Reds 1B
2011 Verlander Justin !Justin Verlander^ Detroit Tigers RHP Ryan Braun !Ryan Braun^ Milwaukee Brewers OF
2012 Miguel Cabrera !Miguel Cabrera^ Detroit Tigers 3B Buster Posey !Buster Posey^ San Francisco Giants C

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