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The winner of the 1998 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Juan González of the Texas Rangers.

[edit] Award Voting

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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
Juan Gonzalez Texas Rangers 357 0.911 (392) 21 606 110 193 45 157 2 46 126 0.318 0.366 0.630 Did not pitch
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 232 0.592 (392) 5 604 111 195 35 122 12 33 62 0.323 0.362 0.584 Did not pitch
Derek Jeter New York Yankees 180 0.459 (392) 2 626 127 203 19 84 30 57 119 0.324 0.384 0.481 Did not pitch
Ken Griffey Seattle Mariners 135 0.344 (392) 0 633 120 180 56 146 20 76 121 0.284 0.365 0.611 Did not pitch
Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox 135 0.344 (392) 0 609 107 205 40 115 0 61 144 0.337 0.402 0.591 Did not pitch
Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians 127 0.324 (392) 0 571 108 168 45 145 5 76 121 0.294 0.377 0.599 Did not pitch
Bernie Williams New York Yankees 103 0.263 (392) 0 499 101 169 26 97 15 74 81 0.339 0.422 0.575 Did not pitch
Albert Belle Chicago White Sox 98 0.250 (392) 0 609 113 200 49 152 6 81 84 0.328 0.399 0.655 Did not pitch
Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners 92 0.235 (392) 0 686 123 213 42 124 46 45 121 0.310 0.360 0.560 Did not pitch
Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers 50 0.128 (392) 0 579 88 186 21 91 9 32 88 0.321 0.358 0.513 Did not pitch
Roger Clemens Toronto Blue Jays 49 0.125 (392) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.200 0.000 20 - 6 0 234.2 169 11 88 271 2.65
Paul O'Neill New York Yankees 36 0.092 (392) 0 602 95 191 24 116 15 57 103 0.317 0.372 0.510 Did not pitch
Tom Gordon Boston Red Sox 27 0.069 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 7 - 4 46 79.1 55 2 25 78 2.72
Darin Erstad Anaheim Angels 7 0.018 (392) 0 537 84 159 19 82 20 43 77 0.296 0.353 0.486 Did not pitch
Tim Salmon Anaheim Angels 7 0.018 (392) 0 463 84 139 26 88 0 90 100 0.300 0.410 0.533 Did not pitch
John Wetteland Texas Rangers 3 0.008 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 3 - 1 42 62.0 47 6 14 72 2.03
David Wells New York Yankees 3 0.008 (392) 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.250 0.250 0.250 18 - 4 0 214.1 195 29 29 163 3.49
Travis Fryman Cleveland Indians 2 0.005 (392) 0 557 74 160 28 96 10 44 125 0.287 0.340 0.504 Did not pitch
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore Orioles 2 0.005 (392) 0 619 98 183 43 121 11 79 91 0.296 0.379 0.565 Did not pitch
Eric Davis Baltimore Orioles 2 0.005 (392) 0 452 81 148 28 89 7 44 108 0.327 0.388 0.582 Did not pitch
Mike Jackson Cleveland Indians 1 0.003 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 1 - 1 40 64.0 43 4 13 55 1.55
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 1 0.003 (392) 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.000 0.000 0.000 19 - 7 0 233.2 188 26 67 251 2.89
Rick Helling Texas Rangers 1 0.003 (392) 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.200 0.200 0.200 20 - 7 0 216.1 209 27 78 164 4.41
Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 1 0.003 (392) 0 530 94 155 38 115 3 73 139 0.292 0.385 0.592 Did not pitch
Jim Thome Cleveland Indians 1 0.003 (392) 0 440 89 129 30 85 1 89 141 0.293 0.413 0.584 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1997
Most Valuable Player Award
National

1998
Succeeded by
1999
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