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1988 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The unanimous winner of the 1988 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics.

[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
Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics †^ 392 1.000 (392) 28 610 120 187 42 124 40 78 128 0.307 0.391 0.569 Did not pitch
Mike Greenwell Boston Red Sox 242 0.617 (392) 0 590 86 192 22 119 16 87 38 0.325 0.416 0.531 Did not pitch
Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins 219 0.559 (392) 0 657 109 234 24 121 6 23 83 0.356 0.375 0.545 Did not pitch
Dave Winfield New York Yankees 164 0.418 (392) 0 559 96 180 25 107 9 69 88 0.322 0.398 0.530 Did not pitch
Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics 156 0.398 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 4 - 2 45 72.2 52 5 11 70 2.35
Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 107 0.273 (392) 0 584 128 214 5 58 2 125 34 0.366 0.476 0.490 Did not pitch
Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers 62 0.158 (392) 0 466 73 145 15 69 7 46 46 0.311 0.373 0.464 Did not pitch
Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 50 0.128 (392) 0 609 115 190 13 60 41 71 54 0.312 0.384 0.452 Did not pitch
Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 49 0.125 (392) 0 559 96 164 21 111 5 76 99 0.293 0.375 0.487 Did not pitch
Frank Viola Minnesota Twins 39 0.099 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 24 - 7 0 255.1 236 20 54 193 2.64
Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 34 0.087 (392) 0 621 92 190 13 91 22 63 63 0.306 0.369 0.465 Did not pitch
George Brett Kansas City Royals 29 0.074 (392) 0 589 90 180 24 103 14 82 51 0.306 0.389 0.509 Did not pitch
Dave Henderson Oakland Athletics 28 0.071 (392) 0 507 100 154 24 94 2 47 92 0.304 0.363 0.525 Did not pitch
Bruce Hurst Boston Red Sox 15 0.038 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 18 - 6 0 216.2 222 21 65 166 3.66
Doug Jones Cleveland Indians 11 0.028 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 3 - 4 37 83.1 69 1 16 72 2.27
Jeff Reardon Minnesota Twins 11 0.028 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 2 - 4 42 73.0 68 6 15 56 2.47
Fred McGriff Toronto Blue Jays 9 0.023 (392) 0 536 100 151 34 82 6 79 149 0.282 0.376 0.552 Did not pitch
Rickey Henderson New York Yankees 8 0.020 (392) 0 554 118 169 6 50 93 82 54 0.305 0.394 0.399 Did not pitch
Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics 6 0.015 (392) 0 550 87 143 32 99 0 76 117 0.260 0.352 0.478 Did not pitch
Joe Carter Cleveland Indians 5 0.013 (392) 0 621 85 168 27 98 27 35 82 0.271 0.314 0.478 Did not pitch
Lee Smith Boston Red Sox 4 0.010 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 4 - 5 29 83.2 72 7 37 96 2.80
Dan Plesac Milwaukee Brewers 3 0.008 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 1 - 2 30 52.1 46 2 12 52 2.41
Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics 3 0.008 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 21 - 12 0 275.2 240 14 110 192 3.23
Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins 3 0.008 (392) 0 468 66 141 28 88 7 36 85 0.301 0.353 0.551 Did not pitch
Julio Franco Cleveland Indians 2 0.005 (392) 0 613 88 186 10 54 25 56 72 0.303 0.361 0.409 Did not pitch
Tony Fernandez Toronto Blue Jays 1 0.003 (392) 0 648 76 186 5 70 15 45 65 0.287 0.335 0.386 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1987
Most Valuable Player Award
National

1988
Succeeded by
1989
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