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The The Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award was first given out by The Sporting News in 1936. The award is given annually to the player judged by TSN baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season.

[edit] Award Winners

Year Player Team (League) Position
1936 Carl Hubbell New York Giants (NL) P
1937 Johnny Allen Cleveland Indians (AL) P
1938 Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds (NL) P
1939 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees (AL) OF
1940 Bob Feller Cleveland Indians (AL) P
1941 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1942 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1943 Spud Chandler New York Yankees (AL) P
1944 Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals (NL) SS
1945 Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers (AL) P
1946 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 1B
1947 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1948 Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians (AL) SS
1949 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1950 Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees (AL) SS
1951 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals (NL) OF
1952 Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies (NL) P
1953 Al Rosen Cleveland Indians (AL) 3B
1954 Willie Mays New York Giants (NL) OF
1955 Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers (NL) OF
1956 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees (AL) OF
1957 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1958 Bob Turley New York Yankees (AL) P
1959 Early Wynn Chicago White Sox (AL) P
1960 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 2B
1961 Roger Maris New York Yankees (AL) OF
1962 Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) P
Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) SS
1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) P
1964 Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 3B
1965 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) P
1966 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles (AL) OF
1967 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox (AL) OF
1968 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers (AL) P
1969 Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants (NL) 1B
1970 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds (NL) C
1971 Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 3B
1972 Billy Williams Chicago Cubs (NL) OF
1973 Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics (AL) OF
1974 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals (NL) OF
1975 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds (NL) 2B
1976 Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds (NL) 2B
1977 Rod Carew Minnesota Twins (AL) 1B
1978 Ron Guidry New York Yankees (AL) P
1979 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) 1B
1980 George Brett Kansas City Royals (AL) 3B
1981 Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) P
1982 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers (AL) SS
1983 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles (AL) SS
1984 Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs (NL) 2B
1985 Don Mattingly New York Yankees (AL) 1B
1986 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox (AL) P
1987 George Bell Toronto Blue Jays (AL) OF
1988 Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) P
1989 Kevin Mitchell San Francisco Giants (NL) OF
1990 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) OF
1991 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles (AL) SS
1992 Gary Sheffield San Diego Padres (NL) OF
1993 Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox (AL) 1B
1994 Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros (NL) 1B
1995 Albert Belle Cleveland Indians (AL) OF
1996 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners (AL) SS
1997 Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners (AL) OF
1998 Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs (NL) OF
1999 Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers (AL) 1B
2000 Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays (AL) 1B
2001 Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants (NL) OF
2002 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers (AL) SS
2003 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 1B
2004 Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants (NL) OF
2005 Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves (NL) OF
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies (NL) 1B
2007 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees (AL) 3B
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 1B
2009 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals (NL) 1B
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers (AL) OF
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