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National League Most Valuable PlayerHistory of Award Winners
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Stan Musial won this award in 1948
Recent history of winners for National League Most Valuable Player. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

LevelMLB
Years Available1911-2017

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Historical Winners - National League Most Valuable Player

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YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2017Giancarlo StantonRF266-5 210 R-R 1989-11-08 27Panorama City,California MLB2007-20182010-2018
2007- 2-  76-FLO
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2016Kris Bryant3B286-5 205 R-R 1992-01-04 24Las Vegas,Nevada MLB2011-20182015-2018
2013- 1-   2-CHN
San DiegoActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
2015Bryce HarperLF206-3 205 L-R 1992-10-16 22Las Vegas,Nevada MLB2010-20182012-2018
2010- 1-   1-WAS
Col. So.NevadaActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
2014Clayton KershawP296-3 220 L-L 1988-03-19 26Dallas,Texas MLB2006-20182008-2018
2006- 1-   7-LAN
ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
2013Andrew McCutchenCF305-11 175 R-R 1986-10-10 26Fort Meade,Florida MLB2005-20182009-2018
2005- 1-  11-PIT
ActiveNew York Yankees (MLB)
2012Buster PoseyC326-1 205 R-R 1987-03-27 25Leesburg,Georgia MLB2006-20182009-2018
2008- 1-   5-SFN
Florida StDL-60San Francisco Giants (MLB)
2011Ryan BraunLF296-2 205 R-R 1983-11-17 27Mission Hills,California MLB2003-20182007-2018
2005- 1-   5-MIL
MiamiActiveMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)
2010Joey Votto1B296-3 200 L-R 1983-09-10 26Toronto,Ontario MLB2002-20182007-2018
2002- 2-  44-CIN
ActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)
2009Albert PujolsDH-1B606-3 230 R-R 1980-01-16 29Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182001-2018
1999-13- 402-SLN
Maple Woods CCDL-60Los Angeles Angels (MLB)
2008Albert PujolsDH-1B606-3 230 R-R 1980-01-16 28Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182001-2018
1999-13- 402-SLN
Maple Woods CCDL-60Los Angeles Angels (MLB)
2007Jimmy RollinsSS155-8 154 B-R 1978-11-27 28Oakland,California MLB1996-20162000-2016
1996- 2-  46-PHI
Free Agent  
2006Ryan Howard1B326-4 230 L-L 1979-11-19 26St. Louis,Missouri MLB2001-20172004-2016
2001- 5- 140-PHI
Missouri StFree Agent  
2005Albert PujolsDH-1B606-3 230 R-R 1980-01-16 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2000-20182001-2018
1999-13- 402-SLN
Maple Woods CCDL-60Los Angeles Angels (MLB)
2004Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 39Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
2003Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 38Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
2002Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 37Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
2001Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 36Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
2000Jeff Kent2B166-1 205 R-R 1968-03-07 32Bellflower,California MLB1987-20081992-2008
1989-20- 523-TOR
California  
1999Chipper Jones3B206-4 210 B-R 1972-04-24 27DeLand,Florida MLB1990-20121993-2012
1990- 1-   1-ATL
Retired  
1998Sammy SosaRF346-0 220 R-R 1968-11-12 29San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1986-20071989-2007
1985-   UDFA-TEX
 
1997Larry WalkerRF296-3 237 L-R 1966-12-01 30Maple Ridge,BC MLB1985-20051989-2005
1984-   UDFA-MON
 
1996Ken Caminiti3B146-0 200 B-R 1963-04-21 33Hanford,California MLB1983-20011987-2001
1984- 3-  71-HOU
San Jose St  
1995Barry LarkinSS206-0 185 R-R 1964-04-28 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1983-20041986-2004
1985- 1-   4-CIN
Michigan  
1994Jeff Bagwell1B236-0 195 R-R 1968-05-27 26Boston,Massachusetts MLB1988-20051991-2005
1989- 4- 110-BOS
Hartford  
1993Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 28Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
1992Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 27Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
1991Terry Pendleton3B105-9 195 B-R 1960-07-16 30Los Angeles,California MLB1982-19981984-1998
1982- 7- 179-SLN
Fresno St, Oxnard Col  
1990Barry BondsLF726-2 210 L-L 1964-07-24 25Riverside,California MLB1983-20071986-2007
1985- 1-   6-PIT
Arizona St  
1989Kevin MitchellLF-3B85-11 244 R-R 1962-01-13 27San Diego,California MLB1981-19981984-1998
1980-   UDFA-NYN
 
1988Kirk GibsonOF106-3 215 L-L 1957-05-28 31Pontiac,Michigan MLB1978-19951979-1995
1978- 1-  12-DET
Michigan St  
1987Andre DawsonOF256-3 195 R-R 1954-07-10 32Miami,Florida MLB1974-19961976-1996
1975-11- 250-MON
Florida A&M U.  
1986Mike Schmidt3B306-2 203 R-R 1949-09-27 36Dayton,Ohio MLB1971-19891972-1989
1971- 2-  30-PHI
Ohio U.  
1985Willie McGeeRF-CF86-1 185 B-R 1958-11-02 26San Francisco,California MLB1977-19991982-1999
1977- 1-  15-NYA
Diablo Valley Col  
1984Ryne Sandberg2B286-2 180 R-R 1959-09-18 24Spokane,Washington MLB1978-19971981-1997
1978-20- 511-PHI
 
1983Dale MurphyOF216-5 215 R-R 1956-03-12 27Portland,Oregon MLB1974-19931976-1993
1974- 1-   5-ATL
Brigham Young U., Portland CC  
1982Dale MurphyOF216-5 215 R-R 1956-03-12 26Portland,Oregon MLB1974-19931976-1993
1974- 1-   5-ATL
Brigham Young U., Portland CC  
1981Mike Schmidt3B306-2 203 R-R 1949-09-27 31Dayton,Ohio MLB1971-19891972-1989
1971- 2-  30-PHI
Ohio U.  
1980Mike Schmidt3B306-2 203 R-R 1949-09-27 30Dayton,Ohio MLB1971-19891972-1989
1971- 2-  30-PHI
Ohio U.  
1979Keith Hernandez1B196-0 195 L-L 1953-10-20 25San Francisco,California MLB1972-19901974-1990
1971-42- 785-SLN
Col. San Mateo  
1979Willie StargellOF-1B96-2 225 L-L 1940-03-06 39Earlsboro,Oklahoma MLB1960-19821962-1982
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
1978Dave ParkerOF206-5 225 L-R 1951-06-09 27Calhoun,Mississippi MLB1970-19911973-1991
1970-14- 332-PIT
 
1977George FosterOF126-1 185 R-R 1948-12-01 28Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1968-19861969-1986
1968- 3-  55-SFN
El Camino Col  
1976Joe Morgan2B155-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 32Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
1975Joe Morgan2B155-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 31Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
1974Steve Garvey1B155-10 189 R-R 1948-12-22 25Tampa,Florida MLB1968-19871969-1987
1968- 1-  13-LAN
Michigan St  
1973Pete RoseOF-1B185-11 203 B-R 1941-04-14 32Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1960-19861963-1986
1960-   UDFA-CIN
 
1972Johnny BenchC166-1 208 R-R 1947-12-07 24Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1965-19831967-1983
1965- 2-  36-CIN
 
1971Joe TorreC-1B66-1 210 R-R 1940-07-18 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1960-19771960-1977
1959-   UDFA-MLB
 
1970Johnny BenchC166-1 208 R-R 1947-12-07 22Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1965-19831967-1983
1965- 2-  36-CIN
 
1969Willie McCovey1B86-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 31Mobile,Alabama MLB1955-19801959-1980
1955-   UDFA-NY1
 
1968Bob GibsonP186-1 195 R-R 1935-11-09 32Omaha,Nebraska MLB1959-19751959-1975
1957-   UDFA-SLN
Creighton U.  
1967Orlando Cepeda1B46-2 210 R-R 1937-09-17 29Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1955-19741958-1974    
1966Roberto ClementeOF195-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 31Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972    
1965Willie MaysOF225-11 180 R-R 1931-05-06 34Westfield,Alabama MLB1950-19731951-1973    
1964Ken Boyer3B-1B76-2 200 R-R 1931-05-20 33Liberty,Missouri MLB1955-19691955-1969    
1963Sandy KoufaxP76-2 210 R-L 1935-12-30 27Brooklyn,New York MLB1955-19661955-1966   Cincinnati  
1962Maury WillsSS-3B45-11 170 B-R 1932-10-02 29Washington,DC MLB1959-19721959-1972
1951-   UDFA-BRO
 
1961Frank RobinsonOF96-1 195 R-R 1935-08-31 25Beaumont,Texas MLB1953-19761956-1976    
1960Dick GroatSS1 180 R-R 1930-11-04 29Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19671952-1967   Duke U.  
1959Ernie Banks1B-SS36-1 180 R-R 1931-01-31 28Dallas,Texas MLB1953-19711953-1971    
1958Ernie Banks1B-SS36-1 180 R-R 1931-01-31 27Dallas,Texas MLB1953-19711953-1971    
1957Hank AaronOF86-0 180 R-R 1934-02-05 23Mobile,Alabama MLB1952-19761954-1976
1952-   UDFA-BSN
 
1956Don NewcombeP36-4 225 L-R 1926-06-14 30Madison,New Jersey MLB1949-19601949-1960    
1955Roy CampanellaC35-8 200 R-R 1921-11-19 33Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19571948-1957    
1954Willie MaysOF225-11 180 R-R 1931-05-06 23Westfield,Alabama MLB1950-19731951-1973    
1953Roy CampanellaC35-8 200 R-R 1921-11-19 31Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19571948-1957    
1952Hank SauerOF16-4 199 R-R 1917-03-17 35Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19591941-1959    
1951Roy CampanellaC35-8 200 R-R 1921-11-19 29Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1948-19571948-1957    
1950Jim KonstantyP16-1 202 R-R 1917-03-02 33Strykersville,New York MLB1944-19561944-1956   Syracuse U.  
1949Jackie Robinson2B-3B25-11 204 R-R 1919-01-31 30Cairo,Georgia MLB1947-19561947-1956   UCLA  
1948Stan MusialOF-1B46-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 27Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963    
1947Bob Elliott3B-OF16-0 185 R-R 1916-11-26 30San Francisco,California MLB1939-19531939-1953    
1946Stan MusialOF-1B46-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 25Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963    
1945Phil Cavarretta1B-OF15-11 175 L-L 1916-07-19 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1934-19781934-1955    
1944Marty MarionSS16-2 170 R-R 1917-12-01 26Richburg,South Carolina MLB1940-19531940-1953   Georgia Tech  
1943Stan MusialOF-1B46-0 175 L-L 1920-11-21 22Donora,Pennsylvania MLB1941-19631941-1963    
1942Mort CooperP16-2 210 R-R 1913-03-02 29Atherton,Missouri MLB1938-19491938-1949    
1941Dolph Camilli1B15-10 185 L-L 1907-04-23 34San Francisco,California MLB1933-19451933-1945    
1940Frank McCormick1B16-4 205 R-R 1911-06-09 29New York,New York MLB1934-19481934-1948    
1939Bucky WaltersP-3B16-1 180 R-R 1909-04-19 30Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1931-19501931-1950    
1938Ernie LombardiC16-3 230 R-R 1908-04-06 30Oakland,California MLB1931-19471931-1947    
1937Joe MedwickOF15-10 187 R-R 1911-11-24 25Carteret,New Jersey MLB1932-19481932-1948    
1936Carl HubbellP26-0 170 R-L 1903-06-22 33Carthage,Missouri MLB1928-19431928-1943    
1935Gabby HartnettC16-1 195 R-R 1900-12-20 34Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB1922-19411922-1941    
1934Dizzy DeanP16-2 182 R-R 1910-01-16 24Lucas,Arkansas MLB1930-19471930-1947    
1933Carl HubbellP26-0 170 R-L 1903-06-22 30Carthage,Missouri MLB1928-19431928-1943    
1932Chuck KleinOF16-0 185 L-R 1904-10-07 27Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1928-19441928-1944    
1931Frankie Frisch2B-3B15-11 165 B-R 1898-09-09 32Bronx,New York MLB1919-19371919-1937   Fordham U.  
1929Rogers Hornsby2B25-11 175 R-R 1896-04-27 33Winters,Texas MLB1915-19371915-1937    
1928Jim Bottomley1B16-0 180 L-L 1900-04-23 28Oglesby,Illinois MLB1922-19371922-1937    
1927Paul WanerOF15-8 153 L-L 1903-04-16 24Harrah,Oklahoma MLB1926-19451926-1945   East Central U.  
1926Bob O'FarrellC15-9 180 R-R 1896-10-19 29Waukegan,Illinois MLB1915-19351915-1935    
1925Rogers Hornsby2B25-11 175 R-R 1896-04-27 29Winters,Texas MLB1915-19371915-1937    
1924Dazzy VanceP16-2 200 R-R 1891-03-04 33Orient,Iowa MLB1915-19351915-1935    
1914Johnny Evers2B15-9 125 L-R 1881-07-21 32Troy,New York MLB1902-19221902-1922    
1913Jake Daubert1B35-10 160 L-L 1884-04-07 29Shamokin,Pennsylvania MLB1910-19241910-1924    
1912Larry Doyle2B15-10 165 L-R 1886-07-31 25Caseyville,Illinois MLB1907-19201907-1920    
1911Frank SchulteOF15-11 170 L-R 1882-09-17 28Cohocton,New York MLB1904-19181904-1918