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Most Valuable Player winners

(*) Unanimous selection
American League
YearPlayerTeamPos.
2013Miguel CabreraDetroit3B
2012Miguel CabreraDetroit3B
2011Justin VerlanderDetroitP
2010Josh HamiltonTexasOF
2009Joe MauerMinnesotaC
2008Dustin PedroiaBoston2B
2007Alex RodriguezNew York3B
2006Justin MorneauMinnesota1B
2005Alex RodriguezNew York3B
2004Vladimir GuerreroAnaheimRF
2003Alex RodriguezTexasSS
2002Miguel TejadaOaklandSS
2001Ichiro SuzukiSeattleRF
2000Jason GiambiOakland1B
1999Ivan RodriguezTexasC
1998Juan GonzalezTexasOF
1997Ken Griffey Jr.*SeattleOF
1996Juan GonzalezTexasOF
1995Mo VaughnBoston1B
1994Frank ThomasChicago1B
1993Frank Thomas*Chicago1B
1992Dennis EckersleyOaklandP
1991Cal Ripken Jr.BaltimoreSS
1990Rickey HendersonOaklandOF
1989Robin YountMilwaukeeOF
1988Jose Canseco*OaklandOF
1987George BellTorontoOF
1986Roger ClemensBostonP
1985Don MattinglyNew York1B
1984Willie HernandezDetroitP
1983Cal Ripken Jr.BaltimoreSS
1982Robin YountMilwaukeeSS
1981Rollie FingersMilwaukeeP
1980George BrettKansas City3B
1979
 
Don Baylor
 
California
 
OF
 
1978Jim RiceBostonOF
1977Rod CarewMinnesota1B
1976Thurman MunsonNew YorkC
1975Fred LynnBostonOF
1974Jeff BurroughsTexasOF
1973Reggie Jackson*OaklandOF
1972Richie AllenChicago1B
1971Vida BlueOaklandP
1970Boog PowellBaltimore1B
1969Harmon KillebrewMinnesota1B/3B
1968Denny McLain*DetroitP
1967Carl YastrzemskiBostonOF
1966Frank Robinson*BaltimoreOF
1965Zoilo VersallesMinnesotaSS
1964Brooks RobinsonBaltimore3B
1963Elston HowardNew YorkC
1962Mickey MantleNew YorkOF
1961Roger MarisNew YorkOF
1960Roger MarisNew YorkOF
1959Nellie FoxChicago2B
1958Jackie JensenBostonOF
1957Mickey MantleNew YorkOF
1956Mickey Mantle*New YorkOF
1955Yogi BerraNew YorkC
1954Yogi BerraNew YorkC
1953Al Rosen*Cleveland3B
1952Bobby ShantzPhiladelphiaP
1951Yogi BerraNew YorkC
1950Phil RizzutoNew YorkSS
1949Ted WilliamsBostonOF
1948Lou BoudreauClevelandSS
1947Joe DiMaggioNew YorkOF
1946Ted WilliamsBostonOF
1945Hal NewhouserDetroitP
1944Hal NewhouserDetroitP
1943Spud ChandlerNew YorkP
1942Joe GordonNew York2B
1941Joe DiMaggioNew YorkOF
1940Hank GreenbergDetoitOF
1939Joe DiMaggioNew YorkOF
1938Jimmie FoxxBoston1B
1937Charlie GehringerDetroit2B
1936Lou GehrigNew York1B
1935Hank Greenberg*Detroit1B
1934Mickey CochraneDetroitC
1933Jimmie FoxxPhiladelphia1B
1932Jimmie FoxxPhiladelphia1B
1931Lefty GrovePhiladelphiaP
National League
YearPlayerTeamPos.
2013Andrew McCutchenPittsburghCF
2012Buster PoseySan FranciscoC
2011Ryan BraunMilwaukeeLF
2010Joey VottoCincinnati1B
2009Albert Pujols*St. Louis1B
2008Albert PujolsSt. Louis1B
2007Jimmy RollinsPhiladelphiaSS
2006Ryan HowardPhiladelphia1B
2005Albert PujolsSt. Louis1B
2004Barry BondsSan FranciscoLF
2003Barry BondsSan FranciscoLF
2002Barry Bonds*San FranciscoLF
2001Barry BondsSan FranciscoLF
2000Jeff KentSan Francisco2B
1999Chipper JonesAtlanta3B
1998Sammy SosaChicagoOF
1997Larry WalkerColoradoOF
1996Ken Caminiti*San Diego3B
1995Barry LarkinCincinnatiSS
1994Jeff Bagwell*Houston1B
1993Barry BondsSan FranciscoOF
1992Barry BondsPittsburghOF
1991Terry PendletonAtlanta3B
1990Barry BondsPittsburghOF
1989Kevin MitchellSan FranciscoOF
1988Kirk GibsonLos AngelesOF
1987Andre DawsonChicagoOF
1986Mike SchmidtPhiladelphia3B
1985Willie McGeeSt. LouisOF
1984Ryne SandbergChicago2B
1983Dale MurphyAtlantaOF
1982Dale MurphyAtlantaOF
1981Mike SchmidtPhiladelphia3B
1980Mike Schmidt*Philadelphia3B
1979Keith Hernandez
Willie Stargell
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
1B
1B
1978Dave ParkerPittsburghOF
1977George FosterCincinnatiOF
1976Joe MorganCincinnati2B
1975Joe MorganCincinnati2B
1974Steve GarveyLos Angeles1B
1973Pete RoseCincinnatiOF
1972Johnny BenchCincinnatiC
1971Joe TorreSt. Louis3B
1970Johnny BenchCincinnatiC
1969Willie McCoveySan Francisco1B
1968Bob GibsonSt. LouisP
1967Orlando Cepeda*St. Louis1B
1966Roberto ClementePittsburghOF
1965Willie MaysSan FranciscoOF
1964Ken BoyerSt. Louis3B
1963Sandy KoufaxLos AngelesP
1962Maury WillsLos AngelesSS
1961Frank RobinsonCincinnatiOF
1960Dick GroatPittsburghSS
1959Ernie BanksChicagoSS
1958Ernie BanksChicagoSS
1957Hank AaronMilwaukeeOF
1956Don NewcombeBrooklynP
1955Roy CampanellaBrooklynC
1954Willie MaysNew YorkOF
1953Roy CampanellaBrooklynC
1952Hank SauerChicagoOF
1951Roy CampanellaBrooklynC
1950Jim KonstantyPhiladelphiaP
1949Jackie RobinsonBrooklyn2B
1948Stan MusialSt. LouisOF
1947Bob ElliottBoston3B
1946Stan MusialSt. Louis1B
1945Phil CavarrettaChicago1B
1944Marty MarionSt. LouisSS
1943Stan MusialSt. LouisOF
1942Mort CooperSt. LouisP
1941Dolph CamilliBrooklyn1B
1940Frank McCormickCincinnati1B
1939Bucky WaltersCincinnatiP
1938Ernie LombardiCincinnatiC
1937Joe MedwickSt. LouisOF
1936Carl Hubbell*New YorkP
1935Gabby HartnettChicagoC
1934Dizzy DeanSt. LouisP
1933Carl HubbellNew YorkP
1932Chuck KleinPhiladelphiaOF
1931Frankie FrischSt. Louis2B