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1968 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The unanimous winner of the 1968 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers.

[edit] Award Voting

† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Denny McLain Detroit Tigers †^ 280 1.000 (280) 20 111 7 18 0 4 0 1 37 0.162 0.170 0.189 31 - 6 0 336.0 241 31 63 280 1.96
Bill Freehan Detroit Tigers 161 0.575 (280) 0 540 73 142 25 84 0 65 64 0.263 0.366 0.454 Did not pitch
Ken Harrelson Boston Red Sox 103 0.368 (280) 0 535 79 147 35 109 2 69 90 0.275 0.356 0.518 Did not pitch
Willie Horton Detroit Tigers 102 0.364 (280) 0 512 68 146 36 85 0 49 110 0.285 0.352 0.543 Did not pitch
Luis Tiant Cleveland Indians 78 0.279 (280) 0 87 4 7 0 3 0 0 14 0.080 0.080 0.092 21 - 9 0 258.1 152 16 73 264 1.60
Dave McNally Baltimore Orioles 78 0.279 (280) 0 86 10 11 3 10 0 9 46 0.128 0.208 0.244 22 - 10 0 273.0 175 24 55 202 1.95
Dick McAuliffe Detroit Tigers 71 0.254 (280) 0 570 95 142 16 56 8 82 99 0.249 0.344 0.411 Did not pitch
Frank Howard Washington Senators 63 0.225 (280) 0 598 79 164 44 106 0 54 141 0.274 0.338 0.552 Did not pitch
Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 50 0.179 (280) 0 539 90 162 23 74 13 119 90 0.301 0.426 0.495 Did not pitch
Mel Stottlemyre New York Yankees 43 0.154 (280) 0 91 4 13 0 5 0 8 33 0.143 0.210 0.176 21 - 12 0 278.2 243 21 65 140 2.45
Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics 39 0.139 (280) 0 642 87 177 4 38 62 50 69 0.276 0.330 0.361 Did not pitch
Roy White New York Yankees 17 0.061 (280) 0 577 89 154 17 62 20 73 50 0.267 0.350 0.414 Did not pitch
Jim Northrup Detroit Tigers 15 0.054 (280) 0 580 76 153 21 90 4 50 87 0.264 0.324 0.447 Did not pitch
Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 13 0.046 (280) 0 622 55 164 4 36 17 33 43 0.264 0.302 0.334 Did not pitch
Jim Fregosi California Angels 11 0.039 (280) 0 614 77 150 9 49 9 60 101 0.244 0.315 0.365 Did not pitch
Don Buford Baltimore Orioles 11 0.039 (280) 0 426 65 120 15 46 27 57 46 0.282 0.367 0.437 Did not pitch
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 8 0.029 (280) 0 608 65 154 17 75 1 44 55 0.253 0.304 0.416 Did not pitch
Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics 8 0.029 (280) 0 553 82 138 29 74 14 50 171 0.250 0.316 0.452 Did not pitch
Danny Cater Oakland Athletics 5 0.018 (280) 0 504 53 146 6 62 8 35 43 0.290 0.336 0.393 Did not pitch
Tony Oliva Minnesota Twins 5 0.018 (280) 0 470 54 136 18 68 10 45 61 0.289 0.357 0.477 Did not pitch
Mike Andrews Boston Red Sox 4 0.014 (280) 0 536 77 145 7 45 3 81 57 0.271 0.368 0.354 Did not pitch
Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles 4 0.014 (280) 0 550 60 137 22 85 7 73 97 0.249 0.338 0.411 Did not pitch
Cesar Tovar Minnesota Twins 3 0.011 (280) 0 613 89 167 6 47 35 34 41 0.272 0.326 0.372 0 - 0 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 0.00
Norm Cash Detroit Tigers 3 0.011 (280) 0 411 50 108 25 63 1 39 70 0.263 0.329 0.487 Did not pitch
Wilbur Wood Chicago White Sox 2 0.007 (280) 0 22 0 2 0 2 0 2 17 0.091 0.167 0.091 13 - 12 16 159.0 127 8 33 74 1.87
Mickey Stanley Detroit Tigers 2 0.007 (280) 0 583 88 151 11 60 4 42 57 0.259 0.311 0.364 Did not pitch
Ted Uhlaender Minnesota Twins 1 0.004 (280) 0 488 52 138 7 52 16 28 46 0.283 0.324 0.389 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1967
Most Valuable Player Award
National

1968
Succeeded by
1969
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