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Year Player Team
Pos.
2013 Miguel Cabrera Detroit
3B
2012 Miguel Cabrera Detroit
3B
2011 Justin Verlander Detroit
P
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas
OF
2009 Joe Mauer Minnesota
C
2008 Dustin Pedroia Boston
2B
2007 Alex Rodriguez New York
3B
2006 Justin Morneau Minnesota
1B
2005 Alex Rodriguez New York
3B
2004 Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim
RF
2003 Alex Rodriguez Texas
SS
2002 Miguel Tejada Oakland
SS
2001 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle
RF
2000 Jason Giambi Oakland
1B
1999 Ivan Rodriguez Texas
C
1998 Juan Gonzalez Texas
OF
1997 Ken Griffey Jr. Seattle
OF
1996 Juan Gonzalez Texas
OF
1995 Mo Vaughn Boston
1B
1994 Frank Thomas Chicago
1B
1993 Frank Thomas Chicago
1B
1992 Dennis Eckersley Oakland
P
1991 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore
SS
1990 Rickey Henderson Oakland
OF
1989 Robin Yount Milwaukee
OF
1988 Jose Canseco Oakland
OF
1987 George Bell Toronto
OF
1986 Roger Clemens Boston
P
1985 Don Mattingly New York
1B
1984 Willie Hernandez Detroit
P
1983 Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore
SS
1982 Robin Yount Milwaukee
SS
1981 Rollie Fingers Milwaukee
P
1980 George Brett Kansas City
3B
1979 Don Baylor California
OF
1978 Jim Rice Boston
OF
1977 Rod Carew Minnesota
1B
1976 Thurman Munson New York
C
1975 Fred Lynn Boston
OF
1974 Jeff Burroughs Texas
OF
1973 Reggie Jackson Oakland
OF
1972 Richie Allen Chicago
1B
1971 Vida Blue Oakland
P
1970 Boog Powell Baltimore
1B
1969 Harmon Killebrew Minnesota
1B/3B
1968 Denny McLain Detroit
P
1967 Carl Yastrzemski Boston
OF
1966 Frank Robinson Baltimore
OF
1965 Zoilo Versalles Minnesota
SS
1964 Brooks Robinson Baltimore
3B
1963 Elston Howard New York
C
1962 Mickey Mantle New York
OF
1961 Roger Maris New York
OF
1960 Roger Maris New York
OF
1959 Nellie Fox Chicago
2B
1958 Jackie Jensen Boston
OF
1957 Mickey Mantle New York
OF
1956 Mickey Mantle New York
OF
1955 Yogi Berra New York
C
1954 Yogi Berra New York
C
1953 Al Rosen Cleveland
3B
1952 Bobby Shantz Philadelphia
P
1951 Yogi Berra New York
C
1950 Phil Rizzuto New York
SS
1949 Ted Williams Boston
OF
1948 Lou Boudreau Cleveland
SS
1947 Joe DiMaggio New York
OF
1946 Ted Williams Boston
OF
1945 Hal Newhouser Detroit
P
1944 Hal Newhouser Detroit
P
1943 Spud Chandler New York
P
1942 Joe Gordon New York
2B
1941 Joe DiMaggio New York
OF
1940 Hank Greenberg Detoit
OF
1939 Joe DiMaggio New York
OF
1938 Jimmie Foxx Boston
1B
1937 Charlie Gehringer Detroit
2B
1936 Lou Gehrig New York
1B
1935 Hank Greenberg Detroit
1B
1934 Mickey Cochrane Detroit
C
1933 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia
1B
1932 Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia
1B
1931 Lefty Grove Philadelphia
P