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1998 National League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1998 National League Most Valuable Player Award was Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.

[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
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 438 0.978 (448) 30 643 134 198 66 158 18 73 171 0.308 0.377 0.647 Did not pitch
Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 272 0.607 (448) 2 509 130 152 70 147 1 162 155 0.299 0.470 0.752 Did not pitch
Moises Alou Houston Astros 215 0.480 (448) 0 584 104 182 38 124 11 84 87 0.312 0.399 0.582 Did not pitch
Greg Vaughn San Diego Padres 185 0.413 (448) 0 573 112 156 50 119 11 79 121 0.272 0.363 0.597 Did not pitch
Craig Biggio Houston Astros 163 0.364 (448) 0 646 123 210 20 88 50 64 113 0.325 0.403 0.503 Did not pitch
Andres Galarraga Atlanta Braves 147 0.328 (448) 0 555 103 169 44 121 7 63 146 0.305 0.397 0.595 Did not pitch
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres 117 0.261 (448) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 4 - 2 53 73.0 41 2 21 86 1.48
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 66 0.147 (448) 0 552 120 167 37 122 28 130 92 0.303 0.438 0.609 Did not pitch
Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants 56 0.125 (448) 0 526 94 156 31 128 9 48 110 0.297 0.359 0.555 Did not pitch
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 56 0.125 (448) 0 601 123 188 34 107 16 96 93 0.313 0.404 0.547 Did not pitch
Vinny Castilla Colorado Rockies 49 0.109 (448) 0 645 108 206 46 144 5 40 89 0.319 0.362 0.589 Did not pitch
John Olerud New York Mets 38 0.085 (448) 0 557 91 197 22 93 2 96 73 0.354 0.447 0.551 Did not pitch
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 25 0.056 (448) 0 623 108 202 38 109 11 42 95 0.324 0.371 0.589 Did not pitch
Mike Piazza Florida Marlins 15 0.033 (448) 0 18 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 0.278 0.263 0.389 Did not pitch
Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers 15 0.033 (448) 0 149 20 42 9 30 0 11 27 0.282 0.329 0.497 Did not pitch
Mike Piazza New York Mets 15 0.033 (448) 0 394 67 137 23 76 1 47 53 0.348 0.417 0.607 Did not pitch
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 11 0.025 (448) 0 461 65 148 16 69 3 35 18 0.321 0.364 0.501 Did not pitch
Kevin Brown San Diego Padres 8 0.018 (448) 0 82 4 17 0 10 0 4 29 0.207 0.244 0.244 18 - 7 0 257.0 225 8 49 257 2.38
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 7 0.016 (448) 0 454 113 165 23 67 14 64 61 0.363 0.445 0.630 Did not pitch
Rod Beck Chicago Cubs 5 0.011 (448) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 3 - 4 51 80.1 86 11 20 81 3.02
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee Brewers 4 0.009 (448) 0 609 92 160 38 125 7 70 158 0.263 0.339 0.499 Did not pitch
Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies 3 0.007 (448) 0 601 120 174 31 110 14 93 141 0.290 0.391 0.532 Did not pitch
Randy Johnson Houston Astros 2 0.004 (448) 0 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 17 0.063 0.063 0.094 10 - 1 0 84.1 57 4 26 116 1.28
Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 2 0.004 (448) 0 71 3 17 0 7 0 1 15 0.239 0.250 0.282 20 - 6 0 229.1 202 13 74 157 2.47
Randy Johnson Seattle Mariners 2 0.004 (448) 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.143 0.143 0.143 9 - 10 0 160.0 146 19 60 213 4.33
Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies 2 0.004 (448) 0 662 97 219 22 122 14 28 76 0.331 0.357 0.509 Did not pitch
Mickey Morandini Chicago Cubs 1 0.002 (448) 0 582 93 172 8 53 13 72 84 0.296 0.380 0.385 Did not pitch
Javy Lopez Atlanta Braves 1 0.002 (448) 0 489 73 139 34 106 5 30 85 0.284 0.328 0.540 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1997
Most Valuable Player Award
American

1998
Succeeded by
1999
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