MLB MVPs: AL and NL winners by year (2024)

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Published Apr. 17, 2024 3:57 p.m. ET

While Major League Baseball dates back to 1876, the MLB MVP award was not given out until 1931. The current award is given by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Check out the complete list of MLB MVP winners dating back to 1931 including their position and team below:

MLB MVPs

American League

2023: Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels (DH/SP)
2022: Aaron Judge - New York Yankees (OF)
2021: Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels (DH/SP)
2020: José Abreu - Chicago White Sox (1B)
2019: Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels (CF)
2018: Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox (OF)
2017: Jose Altuve - Houston Astros (2B)
2016: Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels (CF)
2015: Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays (3B)
2014: Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels (CF)
2013: Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers (3B)
2012: Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers (3B)
2011: Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers (SP)
2010: Josh Hamilton - Texas Rangers (OF)
2009: Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins (C)
2008: Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox (2B)
2007: Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees (3B)
2006: Justin Morneau - Minnesota Twins (1B)
2005: Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees (3B)
2004: Vladimir Guerrero - Anaheim Angels (OF)
2003: Alex Rodriguez - Texas Rangers (SS)
2002: Miguel Tejada - Oakland Athletics (SS)
2001: Ichiro Suzuki - Seattle Mariners (OF)
2000: Jason Giambi - Oakland Athletics (1B)
1999: Ivan Rodriguez - Texas Rangers (C)
1998: Juan Gonzalez - Texas Rangers (OF)
1997: Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners (OF)
1996: Juan Gonzalez - Texas Rangers (OF)
1995: Mo Vaughn - Boston Red Sox (1B)
1994: Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox (1B)
1993: Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox (1B)
1992: Dennis Eckersley - Oakland Athletics (RP)
1991: Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles (SS)
1990: Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics (OF)
1989: Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers (OF)
1988: Jose Canseco - Oakland Athletics (OF)
1987: George Bell - Toronto Blue Jays (OF)
1986: Roger Clemens - Boston Red Sox (SP)
1985: Don Mattingly - New York Yankees (1B)
1984: Willie Hernandez - Detroit Tigers (RP)
1983: Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles (SS)
1982: Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers (SS)
1981: Rollie Fingers - Milwaukee Brewers (RP)
1980: George Brett - Kansas City Royals (3B)
1979: Don Baylor - California Angels (OF)
1978: Jim Rice - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1977: Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins (1B)
1976: Thurman Munson - New York Yankees (C)
1975: Fred Lynn - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1974: Jeff Burroughs - Texas Rangers (OF)
1973: Reggie Jackson - Oakland Athletics (OF)
1972: Dick Allen - Chicago White Sox (1B)
1971: Vida Blue - Oakland Athletics (SP)
1970: Boog Powell - Baltimore Orioles (1B)
1969: Harmon Killebrew - Minnesota Twins (3B)
1968: Denny McLain - Detroit Tigers (SP)
1967: Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1966: Frank Robinson - Baltimore Orioles (OF)
1965: Zoilo Versalles - Minnesota Twins (SS)
1964: Brooks Robinson - Baltimore Orioles (3B)
1963: Elston Howard - New York Yankees (C)
1962: Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees (OF)
1961: Roger Maris - New York Yankees (OF)
1960: Roger Maris - New York Yankees (OF)
1959: Nellie Fox - Chicago White Sox (2B)
1958: Jackie Jensen - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1957: Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees (OF)
1956: Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees (OF)
1955: Yogi Berra - New York Yankees (C)
1954: Yogi Berra - New York Yankees (C)
1953: Al Rosen - Cleveland Indians (3B)
1952: Bobby Shantz - Philadelphia Athletics (SP)
1951: Yogi Berra - New York Yankees (C)
1950: Phil Rizzuto - New York Yankees (SS)
1949: Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1948: Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians (SS)
1947: Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees (OF)
1946: Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox (OF)
1945: Hal Newhouser - Detroit Tigers (SP)
1944: Hal Newhouser - Detroit Tigers (SP)
1943: Spud Chandler - New York Yankees (SP)
1942: Joe Gordon - New York Yankees (2B)
1941: Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees (OF)
1940: Hank Greenberg - Detroit Tigers (OF)
1939: Joe DiMaggio - New York Yankees (OF)
1938: Jimmie Foxx - Boston Red Sox (1B)
1937: Charlie Gehringer - Detroit Tigers (2B)
1936: Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees (1B)
1935: Hank Greenberg - Detroit Tigers (1B)
1934: Mickey Cochrane - Detroit Tigers (C)
1933: Jimmie Foxx - Philadelphia Athletics (1B)
1932: Jimmie Foxx - Philadelphia Athletics (1B)
1931: Lefty Grove - Philadelphia Athletics (SP)

National League

2023: Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves (OF)
2022: Paul Goldschmidt - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
2021: Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies (OF)
2020: Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves (1B)
2019: Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers (RF)
2018: Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers (OF)
2017: Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins (RF)
2016: Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs (3B)
2015: Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals (RF)
2014: Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers (SP)
2013: Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates (OF)
2012: Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants (C)
2011: Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers (OF)
2010: Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds (1B)
2009: Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
2008: Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
2007: Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies (SS)
2006: Ryan Howard - Philadelphia Phillies (1B)
2005: Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
2004: Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants (OF)
2003: Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants (OF)
2002: Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants (OF)
2001: Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants (OF)
2000: Jeff Kent - San Francisco Giants (2B)
1999: Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves (3B)
1998: Sammy Sosa - Chicago Cubs (OF)
1997: Larry Walker - Colorado Rockies (OF)
1996: Ken Caminiti - San Diego Padres (3B)
1995: Barry Larkin - Cincinnati Reds (SS)
1994: Jeff Bagwell - Houston Astros (1B)
1993: Barry Bonds - San Francisco Giants (OF)
1992: Barry Bonds - Pittsburgh Pirates (OF)
1991: Terry Pendleton - Atlanta Braves (3B)
1990: Barry Bonds - Pittsburgh Pirates (OF)
1989: Kevin Mitchell - San Francisco Giants (OF)
1988: Kirk Gibson - Los Angeles Dodgers (OF)
1987: Andre Dawson - Chicago Cubs (OF)
1986: Mike Schmidt - Philadelphia Phillies (3B)
1985: Willie McGee - St. Louis Cardinals (OF)
1984: Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs (2B)
1983: Dale Murphy - Atlanta Braves (OF)
1982: Dale Murphy - Atlanta Braves (OF)
1981: Mike Schmidt - Philadelphia Phillies (3B)
1980: Mike Schmidt - Philadelphia Phillies (3B)
1979: Keith Hernandez - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
1979: Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates (1B)
1978: Dave Parker - Pittsburgh Pirates (OF)
1977: George Foster - Cincinnati Reds (OF)
1976: Joe Morgan - Cincinnati Reds (2B)
1975: Joe Morgan - Cincinnati Reds (2B)
1974: Steve Garvey - Los Angeles Dodgers (1B)
1973: Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds (OF)
1972: Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds (C)
1971: Joe Torre - St. Louis Cardinals (3B)
1970: Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds (C)
1969: Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants (1B)
1968: Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals (SP)
1967: Orlando Cepeda - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
1966: Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates (OF)
1965: Willie Mays - San Francisco Giants (OF)
1964: Ken Boyer - St. Louis Cardinals (3B)
1963: Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers (SP)
1962: Maury Wills - Los Angeles Dodgers (SS)
1961: Frank Robinson - Cincinnati Reds (OF)
1960: Dick Groat - Pittsburgh Pirates (SS)
1959: Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs (SS)
1958: Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs (SS)
1957: Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Brewers (OF)
1956: Don Newcombe - Brooklyn Dodgers (SP)
1955: Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers (C)
1954: Willie Mays - New York Giants (OF)
1953: Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers (C)
1952: Hank Sauer - Chicago Cubs (OF)
1951: Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers (C)
1950: Jim Konstanty - Philadelphia Phillies (RP)
1949: Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers (2B)
1948: Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals (OF)
1947: Bob Elliott - Boston Braves (3B)
1946: Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals (1B)
1945: Phil Cavarretta - Chicago Cubs (1B)
1944: Marty Marion - St. Louis Cardinals (SS)
1943: Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals (OF)
1942: Mort Cooper - St. Louis Cardinals (SP)
1941: Dolph Camilli - Brooklyn Dodgers (1B)
1940: Frank McCormick - Cincinnati Reds (1B)
1939: Bucky Walters - Cincinnati Reds (SP)
1938: Ernie Lombardi - Cincinnati Reds (C)
1937: Joe Medwick - St. Louis Cardinals (OF)
1936: Carl Hubbell - New York Giants (SP)
1935: Gabby Hartnett - Chicago Cubs (C)
1934: Dizzy Dean - St. Louis Cardinals (SP)
1933: Carl Hubbell - New York Giants (SP)
1932: Chuck Klein - Philadelphia Phillies (OF)
1931: Frankie Frisch - St. Louis Cardinals (2B)

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Who has the most MLB MVPs?

Barry Bonds has won the most MLB MVP awards with seven. Below is a list of all the players with three or more MVP awards:

  • Barry Bonds - 7 (1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Mike Trout - 3 (2014, 2016, 2019)
  • Albert Pujols - 3 (2005, 2008, 2009)
  • Alex Rodriguez - 3 (2023, 2005, 2007)
  • Jimmie Foxx - 3 (1932, 1933, 1938)
  • Joe DiMaggio - 3 (1939, 1941, 1947)
  • Mickey Mantle - 3 (1956, 1957, 1962)
  • Mike Schmidt - 3 (1980, 1981, 1986)
  • Roy Campanella - 3 (1951, 1953, 1955)
  • Stan Musial - 3 (1943, 1946, 1948)
  • Yogi Berra - 3 (1951, 1954, 1955)

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