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1997 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The unanimous winner of the 1997 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners.

[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
Ken Griffey Seattle Mariners †^ 392 1.000 (392) 28 608 125 185 56 147 15 76 121 0.304 0.382 0.646 Did not pitch
Tino Martinez New York Yankees 248 0.633 (392) 0 594 96 176 44 141 3 75 75 0.296 0.371 0.577 Did not pitch
Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox 172 0.439 (392) 0 530 110 184 35 125 1 109 69 0.347 0.456 0.611 Did not pitch
Randy Myers Baltimore Orioles 128 0.327 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 2 - 3 45 59.2 47 2 22 56 1.51
David Justice Cleveland Indians 90 0.230 (392) 0 495 84 163 33 101 3 80 79 0.329 0.418 0.596 Did not pitch
Jim Thome Cleveland Indians 89 0.227 (392) 0 496 104 142 40 102 1 120 146 0.286 0.423 0.579 Did not pitch
Tim Salmon Anaheim Angels 84 0.214 (392) 0 582 95 172 33 129 9 95 142 0.296 0.394 0.517 Did not pitch
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 83 0.212 (392) 0 684 122 209 30 98 22 35 92 0.306 0.342 0.534 Did not pitch
Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers 66 0.168 (392) 0 533 87 158 42 131 0 33 107 0.296 0.335 0.589 Did not pitch
Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 56 0.143 (392) 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.500 0.667 1.000 21 - 7 0 264.0 204 9 68 292 2.05
Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 42 0.107 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 20 - 4 0 213.0 147 20 77 291 2.28
Paul O'Neill New York Yankees 37 0.094 (392) 0 553 89 179 21 117 10 75 92 0.324 0.399 0.514 Did not pitch
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore Orioles 36 0.092 (392) 0 614 95 156 38 110 5 67 109 0.254 0.329 0.485 Did not pitch
Sandy Alomar Cleveland Indians 22 0.056 (392) 0 451 63 146 21 83 0 19 48 0.324 0.354 0.545 Did not pitch
Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners 22 0.056 (392) 0 542 104 179 28 108 2 119 86 0.330 0.456 0.554 Did not pitch
Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers 16 0.041 (392) 0 597 98 187 20 77 7 38 89 0.313 0.360 0.484 Did not pitch
Bernie Williams New York Yankees 14 0.036 (392) 0 509 107 167 21 100 15 73 80 0.328 0.408 0.544 Did not pitch
Tony Clark Detroit Tigers 13 0.033 (392) 0 580 105 160 32 117 1 93 144 0.276 0.376 0.500 Did not pitch
Jay Buhner Seattle Mariners 12 0.031 (392) 0 540 104 131 40 109 0 119 175 0.243 0.383 0.506 Did not pitch
Doug Jones Milwaukee Brewers 5 0.013 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 6 - 6 36 80.1 62 4 9 82 2.02
Arthur Rhodes Baltimore Orioles 5 0.013 (392) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 10 - 3 1 95.1 75 9 26 102 3.02
Roberto Alomar Baltimore Orioles 4 0.010 (392) 0 412 64 137 14 60 9 40 43 0.333 0.390 0.500 Did not pitch
Rusty Greer Texas Rangers 4 0.010 (392) 0 601 112 193 26 87 9 83 87 0.321 0.405 0.531 Did not pitch
Derek Jeter New York Yankees 3 0.008 (392) 0 654 116 190 10 70 23 74 125 0.291 0.370 0.405 Did not pitch
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 2 0.005 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 6 - 4 43 71.2 65 5 20 68 1.88
Brad Radke Minnesota Twins 2 0.005 (392) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 20 - 10 0 239.2 238 28 48 174 3.87
Deivi Cruz Detroit Tigers 2 0.005 (392) 0 436 35 105 2 40 3 14 55 0.241 0.263 0.314 Did not pitch
Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 2 0.005 (392) 0 527 91 166 35 96 2 86 154 0.315 0.420 0.560 Did not pitch
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee Brewers 1 0.003 (392) 0 494 85 139 27 85 20 75 111 0.281 0.382 0.553 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1996
Most Valuable Player Award
National

1997
Succeeded by
1998
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