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Year Award Winner Team WAR WAR Leader Team WAR
2017 Giancarlo Stanton MIA 7.3
2016 Kris Bryant CHC 7.7 Kris Bryant CHC 7.7
2015 Bryce Harper WAS 9.9 Bryce Harper WAS 9.9
2014 Clayton Kershaw LAD 8.0 Clayton Kershaw LAD 8.0
2013 Andrew McCutchen PIT 8.1 Carlos Gomez MIL 8.5
2012 Buster Posey SFG 7.3 Buster Posey SFG 7.3
2011 Ryan Braun MIL 7.8 Cliff Lee PHI 9.2
2010 Joey Votto CIN 6.9 Roy Halladay PHI 8.1
2009 Albert Pujols STL 9.7 Albert Pujols STL 9.7
2008 Albert Pujols STL 9.2 Albert Pujols STL 9.2
2007 Jimmy Rollins PHI 6.1 Albert Pujols STL 8.7
2006 Ryan Howard PHI 5.2 Albert Pujols STL 8.5
2005 Albert Pujols STL 8.4 Dontrelle Willis FLA 8.4
2004 Barry Bonds SFG 10.6 Barry Bonds SFG 10.6
2003 Barry Bonds SFG 9.2 Barry Bonds SFG 9.2
2002 Barry Bonds SFG 11.8 Barry Bonds SFG 11.8
2001 Barry Bonds SFG 11.9 Barry Bonds SFG 11.9
2000 Jeff Kent SFG 7.2 Todd Helton COL 8.8
1999 Chipper Jones ATL 6.9 Randy Johnson ARI 8.8
1998 Sammy Sosa CHC 6.4 Kevin Brown SDP 9.1
1997 Larry Walker COL 9.8 Larry Walker COL 9.8
1996 Ken Caminiti SDP 7.6 Barry Bonds SFG 9.6
1995 Barry Larkin CIN 5.9 Greg Maddux ATL 9.6
1994 Jeff Bagwell HOU 8.2 Greg Maddux ATL 8.7
1993 Barry Bonds SFG 9.9 Jose Rijo CIN 10.2
1992 Barry Bonds PIT 9.0 Greg Maddux CHC 9.4
1991 Terry Pendleton ATL 6.1 Tom Glavine ATL 9.3
1990 Barry Bonds PIT 9.7 Barry Bonds PIT 9.7
1989 Kevin Mitchell SFG 6.9 Lonnie Smith ATL 8.8
1988 Kirk Gibson LAD 6.5 Orel Hershiser LAD 7.1
1987 Andre Dawson CHC 4.0 Tony Gwynn SDP 8.5
1986 Mike Schmidt PHI 6.1 Mike Scott HOU 8.2
1985 Willie McGee STL 8.1 Dwight Gooden NYM 13.3
1984 Ryne Sandberg CHC 8.5 Ryne Sandberg CHC 8.5
1983 Dale Murphy ATL 7.1 John Denny PHI 7.6
1982 Dale Murphy ATL 6.1 Gary Carter MON 8.6
1981 Mike Schmidt PHI 7.7 Mike Schmidt PHI 7.7
1980 Mike Schmidt PHI 8.8 Steve Carlton PHI 10.2
1979 Tie Dave Winfield SDP 8.3
1978 Dave Parker PIT 7.0 Phil Niekro ATL 10.4
1977 George Foster CIN 8.4 Rick Reuschel CHC 9.6
1976 Joe Morgan CIN 9.6 Joe Morgan CIN 9.6
1975 Joe Morgan CIN 11.0 Joe Morgan CIN 11.0
1974 Steve Garvey LAD 4.4 Mike Schmidt PHI 9.7
1973 Pete Rose CIN 8.3 Tom Seaver NYM 11.0
1972 Johnny Bench CIN 8.6 Steve Carlton PHI 12.5
1971 Joe Torre STL 5.9 Fergie Jenkins CHC 12.0
1970 Johnny Bench CIN 7.4 Bob Gibson STL 10.1
1969 Willie McCovey SFG 8.1 Bob Gibson STL 11.3
1968 Bob Gibson STL 11.9 Bob Gibson STL 11.9
1967 Orlando Cepeda STL 6.8 Ron Santo CHC 9.8
1966 Roberto Clemente PIT 8.2 Sandy Koufax LAD 9.8
1965 Willie Mays SFG 11.2 Willie Mays SFG 11.2
1964 Ken Boyer STL 6.1 Willie Mays SFG 11.0
1963 Sandy Koufax LAD 9.9 Willie Mays SFG 10.6
1962 Maury Wills LAD 6.0 Willie Mays SFG 10.5
1961 Frank Robinson CIN 7.7 Hank Aaron MIL 9.4
1960 Dick Groat PIT 6.2 Willie Mays SFG 9.5
1959 Ernie Banks CHC 10.2 Ernie Banks CHC 10.2
1958 Ernie Banks CHC 9.4 Willie Mays SFG 10.2
1957 Hank Aaron MIL 8.0 Willie Mays NYG 8.3
1956 Don Newcombe BRO 5.4 Duke Snider BRO 7.6
1955 Roy Campanella BRO 5.3 Willie Mays NYG 9.0
1954 Willie Mays NYG 10.6 Willie Mays NYG 10.6
1953 Roy Campanella BRO 7.1 Robin Roberts PHI 9.8
1952 Hank Sauer CHC 5.7 Robin Roberts PHI 8.5
1951 Roy Campanella BRO 6.7 Jackie Robinson BRO 9.7
1950 Jim Konstanty PHI 4.4 Eddie Stanky NYG 8.0
1949 Jackie Robinson BRO 9.6 Jackie Robinson BRO 9.6
1948 Stan Musial STL 11.1 Stan Musial STL 11.1
1947 Bob Elliott BSN 6.7 Warren Spahn BSN 9.3
1946 Stan Musial STL 8.6 Stan Musial STL 8.6
1945 Phil Cavarretta CHC 6.0 Tommy Holmes BSN 8.0
1944 Marty Marion STL 4.7 Stan Musial STL 8.8
1943 Stan Musial STL 9.4 Stan Musial STL 9.4
1942 Mort Cooper STL 8.4 Mort Cooper STL 8.4
1941 Dolph Camilli BRO 6.8 Whit Wyatt BRO 7.6
1940 Frank McCormick CIN 5.7 Johnny Mize STL 7.4
1939 Bucky Walters CIN 9.8 Bucky Walters CIN 9.8
1938 Ernie Lombardi CIN 5.7 Mel Ott NYG 8.9
1937 Joe Medwick STL 8.5 Joe Medwick STL 8.5
1936 Carl Hubbell NYG 9.9 Carl Hubbell NYG 9.9
1935 Gabby Hartnett CHC 5.0 Arky Vaughan PIT 9.2
1934 Dizzy Dean STL 9.1 Dizzy Dean STL 9.1
1933 Carl Hubbell NYG 8.9 Carl Hubbell NYG 8.9
1932 Chuck Klein PHI 6.6 Mel Ott NYG 7.9
1931 Frankie Frisch STL 3.7 Watty Clark BRO 6.3
1930 Bill Terry NYG 7.6
1929 Rogers Hornsby CHC 10.4 Rogers Hornsby CHC 10.4
1928 Jim Bottomley STL 5.3 Dazzy Vance BRO 10.1
1927 Paul Waner PIT 6.9 Rogers Hornsby NYG 10.1
1926 Bob O'Farrell STL 3.6 Hal Carlson PHI 8.8
1925 Rogers Hornsby STL 10.2 Rogers Hornsby STL 10.2
1924 Dazzy Vance BRO 10.3 Rogers Hornsby STL 12.1
1923 Dolf Luque CIN 10.8
1922 Rogers Hornsby STL 10.0
1921 Rogers Hornsby STL 10.8
1920 Pete Alexander CHC 12.8
1919 Pete Alexander CHC 7.6
1918 Hippo Vaughn CHC 8.3
1917 Rogers Hornsby STL 9.9
1916 Pete Alexander PHI 11.7
1915 Pete Alexander PHI 10.8
1914 Johnny Evers BSN 4.9 Pete Alexander PHI 8.9
1913 Jake Daubert BRO 4.0 Babe Adams PIT 8.8
1912 Larry Doyle NYG 5.0 Nap Rucker BRO 8.4
1911 Frank Schulte CHC 5.3 Nap Rucker BRO 8.9
1910 Christy Mathewson NYG 8.1
1909 Christy Mathewson NYG 10.2
1908 Honus Wagner PIT 11.5
1907 Honus Wagner PIT 9.0
1906 Honus Wagner PIT 9.3
1905 Honus Wagner PIT 10.2
1904 Joe McGinnity NYG 9.5
1903 Joe McGinnity NYG 11.3
1902 Jack Taylor CHC 10.2
1901 Christy Mathewson NYG 9.0
1900 Cy Young STL 7.3
1899 Vic Willis BSN 10.2
1898 Kid Nichols BSN 11.1
1897 Kid Nichols BSN 11.3
1896 Cy Young CLE 10.7
1895 Cy Young CLE 11.6
1894 Amos Rusie NYG 14.3
1893 Amos Rusie NYG 11.8
1892 Cy Young CLE 13.1
1891 Bill Hutchinson CHC 9.9
1890 Kid Nichols BSN 13.2
1889 John Clarkson BSN 16.2
1888 Charlie Buffinton PHI 12.0
1887 John Clarkson CHC 15.1
1886 Charlie Ferguson PHI 11.8
1885 John Clarkson CHC 13.0
1884 Old Hoss Radbourn PRO 19.3
1883 Old Hoss Radbourn PRO 14.8
1882 Jim McCormick CLE 10.9
1881 Jim Whitney BSN 8.7
1880 Jim McCormick CLE 10.7
1879 Tommy Bond BSN 14.4
1878 Tommy Bond BSN 13.3
1877 Jim Devlin LOU 13.6
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American League


Year Award Winner Team WAR WAR Leader Team WAR
2017 Jose Altuve HOU 8.0
2016 Mike Trout LAA 10.5 Mike Trout LAA 10.5
2015 Josh Donaldson TOR 8.8 Mike Trout LAA 9.4
2014 Mike Trout LAA 7.9 Mike Trout LAA 7.9
2013 Miguel Cabrera DET 7.3 Mike Trout LAA 9.3
2012 Miguel Cabrera DET 7.2 Mike Trout LAA 10.8
2011 Justin Verlander DET 8.4 Ben Zobrist TBR 8.7
2010 Josh Hamilton TEX 8.7 Josh Hamilton TEX 8.7
2009 Joe Mauer MIN 7.8 Zack Greinke KCR 10.4
2008 Dustin Pedroia BOS 6.9 Nick Markakis BAL 7.4
2007 Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4 Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4
2006 Justin Morneau MIN 4.3 Johan Santana MIN 7.5
2005 Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4 Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4
2004 Vladimir Guerrero ANA 5.6 Ichiro Suzuki SEA 9.1
2003 Alex Rodriguez TEX 8.4 Alex Rodriguez TEX 8.4
2002 Miguel Tejada OAK 5.6 Alex Rodriguez TEX 8.8
2001 Ichiro Suzuki SEA 7.7 Jason Giambi OAK 9.2
2000 Jason Giambi OAK 7.7 Pedro Martinez BOS 11.7
1999 Ivan Rodriguez TEX 6.4 Pedro Martinez BOS 9.7
1998 Juan Gonzalez TEX 4.9 Alex Rodriguez SEA 8.5
1997 Ken Griffey SEA 9.1 Roger Clemens TOR 12.2
1996 Juan Gonzalez TEX 3.8 Ken Griffey SEA 9.7
1995 Mo Vaughn BOS 4.3 Randy Johnson SEA 8.7
1994 Frank Thomas CHW 6.3 Kenny Lofton CLE 7.2
1993 Frank Thomas CHW 6.2 Kevin Appier KCR 9.3
1992 Dennis Eckersley OAK 2.9 Roger Clemens BOS 8.9
1991 Cal Ripken BAL 11.5 Cal Ripken BAL 11.5
1990 Rickey Henderson OAK 9.9 Roger Clemens BOS 10.6
1989 Robin Yount MIL 5.8 Bret Saberhagen KCR 9.7
1988 Jose Canseco OAK 7.3 Wade Boggs BOS 8.3
1987 George Bell TOR 5.0 Roger Clemens BOS 9.5
1986 Roger Clemens BOS 8.9 Teddy Higuera MIL 9.4
1985 Don Mattingly NYY 6.4 Rickey Henderson NYY 9.9
1984 Willie Hernandez DET 4.8 Cal Ripken BAL 10.0
1983 Cal Ripken BAL 8.2 Cal Ripken BAL 8.2
1982 Robin Yount MIL 10.5 Robin Yount MIL 10.5
1981 Rollie Fingers MIL 4.3 Dwight Evans BOS 6.7
1980 George Brett KCR 9.4 George Brett KCR 9.4
1979 Don Baylor CAL 3.7 Fred Lynn BOS 8.8
1978 Jim Rice BOS 7.5 Ron Guidry NYY 9.6
1977 Rod Carew MIN 9.7 Rod Carew MIN 9.7
1976 Thurman Munson NYY 5.3 Mark Fidrych DET 9.6
1975 Fred Lynn BOS 7.4 Jim Palmer BAL 8.5
1974 Jeff Burroughs TEX 3.6 Gaylord Perry CLE 8.6
1973 Reggie Jackson OAK 7.8 Bert Blyleven MIN 9.9
1972 Dick Allen CHW 8.6 Gaylord Perry CLE 11.2
1971 Vida Blue OAK 8.6 Wilbur Wood CHW 10.9
1970 Boog Powell BAL 5.1 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 9.5
1969 Harmon Killebrew MIN 6.2 Rico Petrocelli BOS 10.0
1968 Denny McLain DET 7.3 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 10.5
1967 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 12.4 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 12.4
1966 Frank Robinson BAL 7.7 Earl Wilson BOS/DET 7.9
1965 Zoilo Versalles MIN 7.2 Sam McDowell CLE 7.9
1964 Brooks Robinson BAL 8.1 Dean Chance LAA 8.6
1963 Elston Howard NYY 5.2 Bob Allison MIN 7.4
1962 Mickey Mantle NYY 5.9 Camilo Pascual MIN 6.2
1961 Roger Maris NYY 6.9 Mickey Mantle NYY 10.5
1960 Roger Maris NYY 7.5 Roger Maris NYY 7.5
1959 Nellie Fox CHW 6.0 Camilo Pascual WAS 8.6
1958 Jackie Jensen BOS 4.9 Mickey Mantle NYY 8.7
1957 Mickey Mantle NYY 11.3 Mickey Mantle NYY 11.3
1956 Mickey Mantle NYY 11.2 Mickey Mantle NYY 11.2
1955 Yogi Berra NYY 4.5 Mickey Mantle NYY 9.5
1954 Yogi Berra NYY 5.4 Minnie Minoso CHW 8.2
1953 Al Rosen CLE 10.1 Al Rosen CLE 10.1
1952 Bobby Shantz PHA 9.6 Bobby Shantz PHA 9.6
1951 Yogi Berra NYY 4.8 Ted Williams BOS 7.2
1950 Phil Rizzuto NYY 6.7 Ned Garver SLB 8.2
1949 Ted Williams BOS 9.2 Ted Williams BOS 9.2
1948 Lou Boudreau CLE 10.4 Lou Boudreau CLE 10.4
1947 Joe DiMaggio NYY 4.8 Ted Williams BOS 9.9
1946 Ted Williams BOS 10.9 Ted Williams BOS 10.9
1945 Hal Newhouser DET 12.0 Hal Newhouser DET 12.0
1944 Hal Newhouser DET 8.6 Dizzy Trout DET 11.1
1943 Spud Chandler NYY 7.3 Lou Boudreau CLE 7.9
1942 Joe Gordon NYY 8.2 Ted Williams BOS 10.6
1941 Joe DiMaggio NYY 9.1 Ted Williams BOS 10.6
1940 Hank Greenberg DET 7.1 Bob Feller CLE 9.8
1939 Joe DiMaggio NYY 8.1 Bob Feller CLE 9.8
1938 Jimmie Foxx BOS 7.6 Jimmie Foxx BOS 7.6
1937 Charlie Gehringer DET 7.4 Lefty Gomez NYY 9.2
1936 Lou Gehrig NYY 9.1 Lefty Grove BOS 10.5
1935 Hank Greenberg DET 7.7 Wes Ferrell BOS 11.0
1934 Mickey Cochrane DET 4.0 Lou Gehrig NYY 10.4
1933 Jimmie Foxx PHA 9.2 Jimmie Foxx PHA 9.2
1932 Jimmie Foxx PHA 10.5 Jimmie Foxx PHA 10.5
1931 Lefty Grove PHA 9.7 Babe Ruth NYY 10.3
1930 Babe Ruth NYY 10.5
1929 Babe Ruth NYY 8.0
1928 Mickey Cochrane PHA 4.0 Babe Ruth NYY 10.1
1927 Lou Gehrig NYY 11.8 Babe Ruth NYY 12.4
1926 George Burns CLE 5.0 Babe Ruth NYY 11.5
1925 Roger Peckinpaugh WAS 2.6 Walter Johnson WAS 6.9
1924 Walter Johnson WAS 7.4 Babe Ruth NYY 11.7
1923 Babe Ruth NYY 14.1 Babe Ruth NYY 14.1
1922 George Sisler SLB 8.7 Red Faber CHW 9.4
1921 Babe Ruth NYY 12.6
1920 Babe Ruth NYY 11.8
1919 Walter Johnson WAS 10.8
1918 Walter Johnson WAS 11.6
1917 Eddie Cicotte CHW 11.5
1916 Walter Johnson WAS 10.7
1915 Walter Johnson WAS 12.1
1914 Eddie Collins PHA 9.1 Walter Johnson WAS 13.0
1913 Walter Johnson WAS 16.0 Walter Johnson WAS 16.0
1912 Tris Speaker BOS 10.1 Walter Johnson WAS 14.6
1911 Ty Cobb DET 10.7 Ty Cobb DET 10.7
1910 Russ Ford NYY 11.5
1909 Ty Cobb DET 9.8
1908 Ed Walsh CHW 10.5
1907 Ed Killian DET 8.1
1906 Nap Lajoie CLE 10.0
1905 Rube Waddell PHA 9.2
1904 Jack Chesbro NYY 11.0
1903 Cy Young BOS 8.6
1902 Rube Waddell PHA 10.3
1901 Cy Young BOS 12.6
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