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The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given to players who best exemplify his character and integrity both on and off the field. It was created by the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in 1955 in honor of Lou Gehrig, who was a member of the fraternity while at Columbia University. Each winner's name is placed on the Lou Gehrig Award plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

[edit] Award Winners

Year Player Team (League)
1955 Alvin Dark New York Giants (NL)
1956 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
1957 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1958 Gil McDougald New York Yankees (AL)
1959 Gil Hodges Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1960 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
1961 Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves (NL)
1962 Robin Roberts Baltimore Orioles (AL)
1963 Bobby Richardson New York Yankees (AL)
1964 Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1965 Vern Law Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
1966 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles (AL)
1967 Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs (NL)
1968 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers (AL)
1969 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds (NL)
1970 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves (NL)
1971 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins (AL)
1972 Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1973 Ron Santo Chicago Cubs (NL)
1974 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
1975 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds (NL)
1976 Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1977 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1978 Don Kessinger Chicago White Sox (AL)
1979 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves (NL)
1980 Tony Perez Boston Red Sox (AL)
1981 Tommy John New York Yankees (AL)
1982 Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1983 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
1984 Steve Garvey San Diego Padres (NL)
1985 Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves (NL)
1986 George Brett Kansas City Royals (AL)
1987 Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs (NL)
1988 Buddy Bell Cincinnati Reds (NL)
1989 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
1990 Glenn Davis Houston Astros (NL)
1991 Kent Hrbek Minnesota Twins (AL)
1992 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles (AL)
1993 Don Mattingly New York Yankees (AL)
1994 Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds (NL)
1995 Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
1996 Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
1997 Paul Molitor Minnesota Twins (AL)
1998 Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres (NL)
1999 Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
2000 Todd Stottlemyre Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)
2001 John Franco New York Mets (NL)
2002 Danny Graves Cincinnati Reds (NL)
2003 Jamie Moyer Seattle Mariners (AL)
2004 Jim Thome Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
2005 John Smoltz Atlanta Braves (NL)
2006 Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres (NL)
2007 Mike Timlin Boston Red Sox (AL)
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