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Historical winners for American League Most Valuable Player. 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 Most Valuable Player - Historical Winners

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  • YearPlayer NameNotesCareer Award CountTeam(s)PosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    2019Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2018Mookie Betts---25BOSRF-OF5-9156RR1992-10-07Brentwood,TN
    2011-  5- 172-BOS
    MLB2014-20202011-2020
    2017Jose Altuve---30HOU2B-DH5-6153RR1990-05-06Maracay,VZ
    2006-  0-   0-HOU
    MLB2011-20202008-2020
    2016Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2015Josh Donaldson---19TOR3B-DH5-11182RR1985-12-08Pensacola,FL
    2007-  1-  48-CHN
    MLB2010-20202005-2020
    2014Mike Trout---69ANACF-OF6-1200RR1991-08-07Millville,NJ
    2009-  1-  25-ANA
    MLB2011-20202009-2020
    2013Miguel Cabrera---68DETDH-1B6-2218RR1983-04-18Maracay,VZ
    1999-  0-   0-MIA
    MLB2003-20202000-2020
    2012Miguel Cabrera---68DETDH-1B6-2218RR1983-04-18Maracay,VZ
    1999-  0-   0-MIA
    MLB2003-20202000-2020
    2011Justin Verlander---59DETP6-5200RR1983-02-20Manakin-Sabot,VA
    2004-  1-   2-DET
    MLB2005-20202002-2020
    2010Josh Hamilton---37TEXCF-LF6-4240LL1981-05-21Raleigh,NC
    1999-  1-   1-TBA
    MLB2007-20151999-2016
    2009Joe Mauer---40MIN1B-DH6-4220LR1983-04-19St. Paul,MN
    2001-  1-   1-MIN
    MLB2004-20182001-2018
    2008Dustin Pedroia---31BOS2B-DH5-9180RR1983-08-17Woodland,CA
    2004-  2-  65-BOS
    MLB2006-20192002-2019
    2007Alex Rodriguez---96NYASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2006Justin Morneau---18MIN1B-DH6-4205LR1981-05-15New Westminster,BC
    1999-  3-  89-MIN
    MLB2003-20161999-2016
    2005Alex Rodriguez---96NYASS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2004Vladimir Guerrero---61ANARF-DH6-3205RR1975-02-09Nizao Bani,DR
    1993-  0-   0-MON
    MLB1996-20111994-2012
    2003Alex Rodriguez---96TEXSS-3B6-3195RR1975-07-27New York,NY
    1993-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1994-20161994-2016
    2002Miguel Tejada---30OAKSS-3B5-9188RR1974-05-25Bani,DR
    1993-  0-   0-OAK
    MLB1997-20131995-2015
    2001Ichiro Suzuki---50SEAOF-LF5-11170LR1973-10-23Kasugai,JP
    2000-  0-   0-SEA
    MLB2001-20191992-2019
    2000Jason Giambi---27OAK1B-DH6-3235LR1971-01-08West Covina,CA
    1992-  2-  58-OAK
    MLB1995-20141992-2014
    1999Ivan Rodriguez---42TEXC-DH5-9205RR1971-11-30Vega Baja,PR
    1988-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1991-20111989-2011
    1998Juan Gonzalez---28TEXOF-RF6-3220RR1969-10-16Vega Baja,PR
    1986-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1989-20051986-2005
    1997Ken Griffey---50SEACF-OF6-3205LL1969-11-21Donora,PA
    1987-  1-   1-SEA
    MLB1989-20101987-2010
    1996Juan Gonzalez---28TEXOF-RF6-3220RR1969-10-16Vega Baja,PR
    1986-  0-   0-TEX
    MLB1989-20051986-2005
    1995Mo Vaughn---15BOS1B-DH6-1268LR1967-12-15Norwalk,CT
    1989-  1-  23-BOS
    MLB1991-20031989-2003
    1994Frank Thomas---49CHADH-1B6-5270RR1968-05-27Columbus,GA
    1989-  1-   7-CHA
    MLB1990-20081987-2008
    1993Frank Thomas---49CHADH-1B6-5270RR1968-05-27Columbus,GA
    1989-  1-   7-CHA
    MLB1990-20081987-2008
    1992Dennis Eckersley---19OAKP6-2190RR1954-10-03Oakland,CA
    1972-  3-  50-CLE
    MLB1975-19981972-1998
    1991Cal Ripken---37BALSS-3B6-4220RR1960-08-24Havre de Grace,MD
    1978-  2-  48-BAL
    MLB1981-20011978-2001
    1990Rickey Henderson---21OAKOF-LF5-10190RL1958-12-25Chicago,IL
    1976-  4-  96-OAK
    MLB1979-20031976-2005
    1989Robin Yount---20MILSS-OF6-0180RR1955-09-16Danville,IL
    1973-  1-   3-MIL
    MLB1974-19931973-1993
    1988Jose Canseco---25OAKOF-DH6-4240RR1964-07-02Havana,CU
    1982- 15- 392-OAK
    MLB1985-20011982-2018
    1987George Bell---23TOROF-DH6-1190RR1959-10-21San Pedro de Macoris,DR
    1978-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1981-19931978-1993
    1986Roger Clemens---68BOSP6-4230RR1962-08-04Dayton,OH
    1983-  1-  19-BOS
    MLB1984-20071983-2012
    1985Don Mattingly---35NYA1B-OF5-11185LL1961-04-20Evansville,IN
    1979- 19- 493-NYA
    MLB1982-19951979-1995
    1984Willie Hernandez---5DETP6-3180LL1954-11-14Aguada,PR
    1973-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1977-19891977-1995
    1983Cal Ripken---37BALSS-3B6-4220RR1960-08-24Havre de Grace,MD
    1978-  2-  48-BAL
    MLB1981-20011978-2001
    1982Robin Yount---20MILSS-OF6-0180RR1955-09-16Danville,IL
    1973-  1-   3-MIL
    MLB1974-19931973-1993
    1981Rollie Fingers---18MILP6-4195RR1946-08-25Steubenville,OH
    1964-  0-   0-KC1
    MLB1968-19851965-1985
    1980George Brett---35KCA3B-DH6-0205LR1953-05-15Glen Dale,WV
    1971-  2-  29-KCA
    MLB1973-19931971-1993
    1979Don Baylor---21CALDH-OF6-1 220RR1949-06-28Austin,TX
    1967-  2-  39-BAL
    MLB1970-19881967-1988
    1978Jim Rice---23BOSOF-DH6-2205RR1953-03-08Anderson,SC
    1971-  1-  15-BOS
    MLB1974-19891971-1989
    1977Rod Carew---23MIN1B-2B6-0182LR1945-10-01Gatun,PN
    1964-  0-   0-MIN
    MLB1967-19851964-1985
    1976Thurman Munson---14NYAC-DH5-11191RR1947-06-07Akron,OH
    1968-  1-   4-NYA
    MLB1969-19791968-1979
    1975Fred Lynn---21BOSOF-DH6-1190LL1952-02-03Chicago,IL
    1973-  2-  41-BOS
    MLB1974-19901972-1990
    1974Jeff Burroughs---6TEXOF-DH6-1200RR1951-03-07Long Beach,CA
    1969-  1-   1-WS2
    MLB1970-19851969-1985
    1973Reggie Jackson---25OAKOF-DH6-0200LL1946-05-18Wynecote,PA
    1966-  1-   2-KC1
    MLB1967-19871966-1987
    1972Dick Allen---10CHA1B-3B5-11190RR1942-03-08Wampum,PA
    1960-  0-   0-PHI
    MLB1963-19771960-1977
    1971Vida Blue---13OAKP6-0189BL1949-07-28Mansfield,LA
    1967-  2-  27-KC1
    MLB1969-19861968-1986
    1970Boog Powell---9BAL1B-OF6-4240LR1941-08-17Lakeland,FL
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    MLB1961-19771959-1977
    1969Harmon Killebrew---12MIN1B-3B5-11214RR1936-06-29Payette,ID
    MLB1954-19751954-1975
    1968Denny McLain---8DETP6-1185RR1944-03-29Chicago,IL
    1962-  0-   0-CHA
    MLB1963-19721962-1972
    1967Carl Yastrzemski---27BOSOF-1B5-11188LR1939-08-22Southampton,NY
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    MLB1961-19831959-1983
    1966Frank Robinson---29BALOF-DH6-1195RR1935-08-31Beaumont,TX
    MLB1956-19761953-1976
    1965Zoilo Versalles---5MINSS-3B5-10150RR1939-12-18Veldado,CU
    1958-  0-   0-WS1
    MLB1959-19711959-1971
    1964Brooks Robinson---32BAL3B-2B6-1190RR1937-05-18Little Rock,AR
    MLB1955-19771955-1977
    1963Elston Howard---8NYAC-OF6-2200RR1929-02-23St. Louis,MO
    MLB1955-19681955-1968
    1962Mickey Mantle---19NYAOF-1B5-11198BR1931-10-20Spavinaw,OK
    MLB1951-19681951-1968
    1961Roger Maris---6NYAOF-RF6-0204LR1934-09-10Hibbing,MN
    MLB1957-19681957-1968
    1960Roger Maris---6NYAOF-RF6-0204LR1934-09-10Hibbing,MN
    MLB1957-19681957-1968
    1959Nellie Fox---14CHA2B-3B5-9150LR1927-12-25St. Thomas,PA
    MLB1947-19651947-1965
    1958Jackie Jensen---8BOSOF5-11190RR1927-03-09San Francisco,CA
    MLB1950-19611950-1961
    1957Mickey Mantle---19NYAOF-1B5-11198BR1931-10-20Spavinaw,OK
    MLB1951-19681951-1968
    1956Mickey Mantle---19NYAOF-1B5-11198BR1931-10-20Spavinaw,OK
    MLB1951-19681951-1968
    1955Yogi Berra---18NYAC-OF5-8194LR1925-05-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1946-19651946-1965
    1954Yogi Berra---18NYAC-OF5-8194LR1925-05-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1946-19651946-1965
    1953Al Rosen---5CLE3B-1B5-10180RR1924-02-29Spartanburg,SC
    MLB1947-19561947-1956
    1952Bobby Shantz---12PHAP-OF5-6142RL1925-09-26Pottstown,PA
    MLB1949-19641949-1964
    1951Yogi Berra---18NYAC-OF5-8194LR1925-05-12St. Louis,MO
    MLB1946-19651946-1965
    1950Phil Rizzuto---9NYASS-2B5-6160RR1917-09-25Brooklyn,NY
    MLB1941-19561941-1956
    1949Ted Williams---20BOSOF-P6-3205LR1918-08-30San Diego,CA
    MLB1939-19601939-1960
    1948Lou Boudreau---11CLESS-3B5-11185RR1917-07-17Harvey,IL
    MLB1938-19521938-1952
    1947Joe DiMaggio---15NYAOF-1B6-2193RR1914-11-25Martinez,CA
    MLB1936-19511936-1951
    1946Ted Williams---20BOSOF-P6-3205LR1918-08-30San Diego,CA
    MLB1939-19601939-1960
    1945Hal Newhouser---6DETP6-2192LL1921-05-20Detroit,MI
    MLB1939-19551939-1955
    1944Hal Newhouser---6DETP6-2192LL1921-05-20Detroit,MI
    MLB1939-19551939-1955
    1943Spud Chandler---4NYAP6-0181RR1907-09-12Commerce,GA
    MLB1937-19471937-1947
    1942Joe Gordon---9NYA2B-1B5-10180RR1915-02-18Los Angeles,CA
    MLB1938-19501938-1950
    1941Joe DiMaggio---15NYAOF-1B6-2193RR1914-11-25Martinez,CA
    MLB1936-19511936-1951
    1940Hank Greenberg---10DET1B-OF6-3210RR1911-01-01New York,NY
    MLB1930-19471930-1947
    1939Joe DiMaggio---15NYAOF-1B6-2193RR1914-11-25Martinez,CA
    MLB1936-19511936-1951
    1938Jimmie Foxx---13BOS1B-3B6-0195RR1907-10-22Sudlersville,MD
    MLB1925-19451925-1945
    1937Charlie Gehringer---12DET2B-1B5-11180LR1903-05-11Fowlerville,MI
    MLB1924-19421924-1942
    1936Lou Gehrig---13NYA1B-OF6-0200LL1903-06-19New York,NY
    1923-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1923-19391923-1939
    1935Hank Greenberg---10DET1B-OF6-3210RR1911-01-01New York,NY
    MLB1930-19471930-1947
    1934Mickey Cochrane---10DETC-OF5-10180LR1903-04-06Bridgewater,MA
    MLB1925-19371925-1937
    1933Jimmie Foxx---13PHA1B-3B6-0195RR1907-10-22Sudlersville,MD
    MLB1925-19451925-1945
    1932Jimmie Foxx---13PHA1B-3B6-0195RR1907-10-22Sudlersville,MD
    MLB1925-19451925-1945
    1931Lefty Grove---9PHAP6-3190LL1900-03-06Lonaconing,MD
    MLB1925-19411925-1941
    1928Mickey Cochrane---10PHAC-OF5-10180LR1903-04-06Bridgewater,MA
    MLB1925-19371925-1937
    1927Lou Gehrig---13NYA1B-OF6-0200LL1903-06-19New York,NY
    1923-  0-   0-NYA
    MLB1923-19391923-1939
    1926George Burns---5CLE1B-OF6-1180RR1893-01-31Niles,OH
    MLB1914-19291914-1929
    1925Roger Peckinpaugh---6WS1SS-1B5-10165RR1891-02-05Wooster,OH
    MLB1910-19271910-1927
    1924Walter Johnson---8WS1P-OF6-1200RR1887-11-06Humboldt,KS
    MLB1907-19271907-1927
    1923Babe Ruth---4NYAOF-P6-2215LL1895-02-06Baltimore,MD
    MLB1914-19351914-1935
    1922George Sisler---2SLA1B-OF5-11170LL1893-03-24Manchester,OH
    MLB1915-19301915-1930
    1914Eddie Collins---9PHA2B-SS5-9175LR1887-05-02Millerton,NY
    MLB1906-19301906-1930
    1913Walter Johnson---8WS1P-OF6-1200RR1887-11-06Humboldt,KS
    MLB1907-19271907-1927
    1912Tris Speaker---6BOSOF-1B5-11193LL1888-04-04Hubbard,TX
    MLB1907-19281907-1928
    1911Ty Cobb---6DETOF-1B6-1175LR1886-12-18Narrows,GA
    MLB1905-19281905-1928
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