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Historical winners for American League Comeback Player of the Year. Major MLB Awards are mostly complete. Award winners are updated during the off-season, even if they occur mid-season.

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American League Comeback Player of the Year - Historical Winners

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  • YearPlayer NameNotesCareer Award CountTeam(s)PosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    2019Carlos Carrasco---5CLEP6-3178RR1987-03-21Barquisimeto,VZ
    2003-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB2009-20202004-2020
    2018David Price---30BOSP6-6215LL1985-08-26Nashville,TN
    2007-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2008-20192005-2019
    2017Mike Moustakas---12KCA3B-2B6-0195LR1988-09-11Los Angeles,CA
    2007-  1-   2-KCA
    MLB2011-20202007-2020
    2005Jason Giambi---27NYA1B-DH6-3235LR1971-01-08West Covina,CA
    1992-  2-  58-OAK
    MLB1995-20141992-2014
    2004Paul Konerko---29CHA1B-DH6-3211RR1976-03-05Providence,RI
    1994-  1-  13-LAN
    MLB1997-20141994-2014
    2003Gil Meche---2SEAP6-3180RR1978-09-08Lafayette,LA
    1996-  1-  22-SEA
    MLB1999-20101996-2010
    2002Tim Salmon---17ANARF-OF6-3221RR1968-08-04Long Beach,CA
    1989-  3-  69-CAL
    MLB1992-20061989-2006
    2001Ruben Sierra---14TEXOF-DH6-1200BR1965-10-06Rio Piedras,PR
    1982-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1986-20061983-2006
    2000Frank Thomas---49CHADH-1B6-5270RR1968-05-27Columbus,GA
    1989-  1-   7-CHA
    MLB1990-20081987-2008
    1999John Jaha---3OAK1B-DH6-1217RR1966-05-27Portland,OR
    1984- 14- 358-MIL
    MLB1992-20011985-2001
    1998Bret Saberhagen---20BOSP6-1200RR1964-04-11Chicago Heights,IL
    1982- 19- 480-KCA
    MLB1984-20011983-2001
    1997David Justice---18CLEOF-DH6-3200LL1966-04-14Cincinnati,OH
    1985-  4-  94-ATL
    MLB1989-20021985-2002
    1996Kevin Elster---1TEXSS-3B6-2200RR1964-08-03San Pedro,CA
    1984-  2-  28-NYN
    MLB1986-20001984-2000
    1995Tim Wakefield---8BOSP-1B6-2210RR1966-08-02Melbourne,FL
    1988-  8- 200-PIT
    MLB1992-20111988-2011
    1994Jose Canseco---25TEXOF-DH6-4240RR1964-07-02Havana,CU
    1982- 15- 392-OAK
    MLB1985-20011982-2018
    1993Bo Jackson---5CHAOF-DH6-1225RR1962-11-30Bessemer,AL
    1986-  4- 105-KCA
    MLB1986-19941983-1994
    1992Rick Sutcliffe---14BALP6-7215RR1956-06-21Independence,MO
    1974-  1-  21-LAN
    MLB1976-19941974-1994
    1991Jose Guzman---1TEXP6-3185RR1963-04-09Santa Isabel,PR
    1981-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1985-19941981-2002
    1990Dave Winfield---37NYA, CALOF-DH6-6220RR1951-10-03St. Paul,MN
    1973-  1-   4-SDN
    MLB1973-19951973-1995
    1989Bert Blyleven---9CALP6-3207RR1951-04-06Zeist,NT
    1969-  3-  55-MIN
    MLB1970-19921969-1992
    1988Storm Davis---1OAKP-OF6-4207RR1961-12-26Dallas,TX
    1979-  7- 175-BAL
    MLB1982-19941979-1995
    1987Bret Saberhagen---20KCAP6-1200RR1964-04-11Chicago Heights,IL
    1982- 19- 480-KCA
    MLB1984-20011983-2001
    1986John Candelaria---6CALP6-6225RL1953-11-06Brooklyn,NY
    1972-  2-  47-PIT
    MLB1975-19931967-1993
    1985Gorman Thomas---5SEAOF-DH6-2210RR1950-12-12Charleston,SC
    1969-  1-  21-SE1
    MLB1973-19861969-1986
    1984Dave Kingman---16OAKOF-1B6-6210RR1948-12-21Pendleton,OR
    1970-  1-   1-SFN
    MLB1971-19861970-1987
    1983Alan Trammell---22DETSS-DH6-0175RR1958-02-21Garden Grove,CA
    1976-  2-  26-DET
    MLB1977-19961976-1996
    1982Andre Thornton---13CLEDH-1B6-2205RR1949-08-13Tuskegee,AL
    1967-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1973-19871967-1987
    1981Richie Zisk---9SEAOF-DH6-1208RR1949-02-06Brooklyn,NY
    1967-  3-  56-PIT
    MLB1971-19831967-1983
    1980Matt Keough---2OAKP6-3190RR1955-07-03Pomona,CA
    1973-  7- 167-OAK
    MLB1977-19861976-1986
    1979Willie Horton---11SEAOF-DH5-11209RR1942-10-18Arno,VA
    1961-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1963-19801962-1982
    1978Mike Caldwell---8MILP6-0185RL1949-01-22Tarboro,NC
    1971- 12- 273-SDN
    MLB1971-19841971-1984
    1977Eric Soderholm---1CHA3B-DH5-11187RR1948-09-24Cortland,NY
    1968-  1-   1-MIN
    MLB1971-19801968-1980
    1976Dock Ellis---2NYAP6-3210BR1945-03-11Los Angeles,CA
    1964-  0-   0-PIT
    MLB1968-19791964-1979
    1975Boog Powell---9CLE1B-OF6-4240LR1941-08-17Lakeland,FL
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1961-19771959-1977
    1974Fergie Jenkins---17TEXP6-5210RR1943-12-13Chatham,ON
    1962-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1965-19831962-1983
    1973John Hiller---6DETP6-0195RL1943-04-08Toronto,ON
    1962-  0-   0-DET
    MLB1965-19801963-1980
    1972Luis Tiant---10BOSP5-11190RR1940-11-23Mariano,CU
    1962-  0-   0-CLE
    MLB1964-19821959-1982
    1971Norm Cash---8DET1B-OF6-0190LL1934-11-10Justiceburg,TX
    MLB1958-19741955-1974
    1970Clyde Wright---3CALP6-1185RL1941-02-20Jefferson City,TN
    1965-  6- 107-CAL
    MLB1966-19751965-1975
    1969Tony Conigliaro---4BOSOF-DH6-3185RR1945-01-07Revere,MA
    1962-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1964-19751964-1975
    1968Ken Harrelson---2BOS1B-OF6-2190RR1941-09-04Woodruff,SC
    1959-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1963-19711963-1971
    1967Dean Chance---6MINP6-3200RR1941-06-01Plain City,OH
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1961-19711961-1971
    1966Boog Powell---9BAL1B-OF6-4240LR1941-08-17Lakeland,FL
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1961-19771959-1977
    1965Norm Cash---8DET1B-OF6-0190LL1934-11-10Justiceburg,TX
    MLB1958-19741955-1974
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