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BASEBALL!
Stories, Quotes and Player Profiles
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"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off." -- Bill Veeck
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS
The Most Valuable Player Award is given annually to one player in each league who was of the greatest all-round service to his club and a credit to the game, and to recognize uncommon skill and ability. To read more about the history of this award, read the Wikipedia entry HERE.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
1911: Frank Schulte (CHC) ... 1912: Larry Doyle (NYG) ... 1913: Jake Daubert (BRO) ... 1914: Johnny Evers (BSN) ... 1924: Dazzy Vance (BRO) ... 1925: Rogers Hornsby (STL) ... 1926: Bob O'Farrell (STL) ... 1927: Paul Waner (PIT) ... 1928: Jim Bottomley (STL) ... 1929: Rogers Hornsby (CHC) ... 1931: Frankie Frisch (STL) ... 1932: Chuck Klein (PHI) ... 1933: Carl Hubbell (NYG) ... 1934: Dizzy Dean (STL) ... 1935: Gabby Hartnett (CHC) ... 1936: Carl Hubbell (NYG) ... 1937: Joe Medwick (STL) ... 1938: Ernie Lombardi (CHC) ... 1939: Bucky Walters (CIN) ... 1940: Frank McCormick (CIN) ... 1941: Dolph Camilli (BRO) ... 1942: Mort Cooper (STL) ... 1943: Stan Musial (STL) ... 1944: Marty Marion (STL) ... 1945: Phil Cavaretta (CHC) ... 1946: Stan Musial (STL) ... 1947: Bob Elliott (BSN) ... 1948: Stan Musial (STL) ... 1949: Jackie Robinson (BRO) ... 1950: Jim Konstanty (CIN) ... 1951: Roy Campanella (BRO) ... 1952: Hank Sauer (CHC) ... 1953: Roy Campanella (BRO) ... 1954: Willie Mays (NYG) ... 1955: Roy Campanella (BRO) ... 1956: Don Newcombe (BRO) ... 1957: Hank Aaron (MIL) ... 1958: Ernie Banks (CHC) ... 1959: Ernie Banks (CHC) ... 1960: Dick Groat (PIT) ... 1961: Frank Robinson (CIN) ... 1962: Maury Wills (LAD) ... 1963: Sandy Koufax (LAD) ... 1964: Ken Boyer (STL) ... 1965: Willie Mays (SFG) ... 1966: Roberto Clemente (PIT) ... 1967: Orlando Cepeda (SFG) ... 1968: Bob Gibson (STL) ... 1969: Willie McCovey (SFG) ... 1970: Johnny Bench (CIN) ... 1971: Joe Torre (STL) ... 1972: Johnny Bench (CIN) ... 1973: Pete Rose (CIN) ... 1974: Steve Garvey (LAD) ... 1975: Joe Morgan (CIN) ... 1976: Joe Morgan (CIN) ... 1977: George Foster (CIN) ... 1978: Dave Parker (PIT) ... 1979: Keith Hernandez (STL) & Willie Stargell (PIT) ... 1980: Mike Schmidt (PHI) ... 1981: Mike Schmidt (PHI) ... 1982: Dale Murphy (ATL) ... 1983: Dale Murphy (ATL) ... 1984: Ryne Sandberg (CHC) ... 1985: Willie McGee (STL) ... 1986: Mike Schmidt (PHI) ... 1987: Andre Dawson (CHC) ... 1988: Kirk Gibson (LAD) ... 1989: Kevin Mitchell (SFG) ... 1990: Barry Bonds (PIT) ... 1991: Terry Pendleton (ATL) ... 1992: Barry Bonds (PIT) ... 1993: Barry Bonds (SFG) ... 1994: Jeff Bagwell (HOU) ... 1995: Barry Larkin (CIN) ... 1996: Ken Caminiti (SDP) ... 1997: Larry Walker (COL) ... 1998: Sammy Sosa (CHC) ... 1999: Chipper Jones (ATL) ... 2000: Jeff Kent (SFG) ... 2001: Barry Bonds (SFG) ... 2002: Barry Bonds (SFG) ... 2003: Barry Bonds (SFG) ... 2004: Barry Bonds (SFG) ... 2005: Albert Pujols (STL)

IMAGE: Roy Campanella on the cover of a 1955 issue of TIME
AMERICAN LEAGUE
1911: Ty Cobb (DET) ... 1912: Tris Speaker (BOS) ... 1913: Walter Johnson (WSA) ... 1914: Eddie Collins (PHA) ... 1922: George Sisler (SLB) ... 1923: Babe Ruth (NYY) ... 1924: Walter Johnson (WSA) ... 1925: Roger Peckinpaugh (WSA) ... 1926: George Burns (CLE) ... 1927: Lou Gehrig (NYY) ... 1928: Mickey Cochrane (PHA) ... 1931: Lefty Grove (PHA) ... 1932: Jimmie Foxx (PHA) ... 1933: Jimmie Foxx (PHA) ... 1934: Mickey Cochrane (DET) ... 1935: Hank Greenberg (DET) ... 1937: Charlie Gehringer (DET) ... 1938: Jimmie Foxx (BOS) ... 1939: Joe DiMaggio (NYY) ... 1940: Hank Greenberg (DET) ... 1941: Joe DiMaggio (NYY) ... 1942: Joe Gordon (NYY) ... 1943: Spud Chandler (NYY) ... 1944: Hal Newhouser (DET) ... 1945: Hal Newhouser (DET) ... 1946: Ted Williams (BOS) ... 1947: Joe DiMaggio (NYY) ... 1948: Lou Boudreau (CLE) ... 1949: Ted Williams (BOS) ... 1950: Phil Rizzuto (NYY) ... 1951: Yogi Berra (NYY) ... 1952: Bobby Shantz (PHA) ... 1953: Al Rosen (CLE) ... 1954: Yogi Berra (NYY) ... 1955: Yogi Berra (NYY) ... 1956: Mickey Mantle (NYY) ... 1957: Mickey Mantle (1957) ... 1958: Jackie Jensen (BOS) ... 1959: Nellie Fox (CHW) ... 1960: Roger Maris (NYY) ... 1961: Roger Maris (NYY) ... 1962: Mickey Mantle (NYY) ... 1963: Elston Howard (NYY) ... 1964: Brooks Robinson (BAL) ... 1965: Zoilo Versailles (MIN) ... 1966: Frank Robinson (BAL) ... 1967: Carl Yastrzemski (BOS) ... 1968: Denny McLain (DET) ... 1969: Harmon Killebrew (MIN) ... 1970: Boog Powell (BAL) ... 1971: Vida Blue (OAK) ... 1972: Dick Allen (CHW) ... 1973: Reggis Jackson (OAK) ... 1974: Jeff Burroughs (TEX) ... 1975: Fred Lynn (BOS) ... 1976: Thurmon Munson (NYY) ... 1977: Rod Carew (MIN) ... 1978: Jim Rice (BOS) ... 1979: Don Baylor (CAL) ... 1980: George Brett (KCR) ... 1981: Rollie Fingers (MIL) ... 1982: Robin Yount (MIL) ... 1983: Cal Ripken (BAL) ... 1984: Willie Hernandez (DET) ... 1985: Don Mattingly (NYY) ... 1986: Roger Clemens (BOS) ... 1987: George Bell (TOR) ... 1988: Jose Canseco (OAK) ... 1989: Robin Yount (MIL) ... 1990: Rickey Henderson (OAK) ... 1991: Cal Ripken (BAL) ... 1992: Dennis Eckersley (OAK) ... 1993: Frank Thomas (CHW) ... 1994: Frank Thomas (CHW) ... 1995: Mo Vaughn (BOS) ... 1996: Juan Gonzalez (TEX) ... 1997: Ken Griffey (SEA) ... 1998: Juan Gonzalez (TEX) ... 1999: Ivan Rodriguez (TEX) ... 2000: Jason Giambi (OAK) ... 2001: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) ... 2002: Miguel Tejada (OAK) ... 2003: Alex Rodriguez (TEX) ... 2004: Vladimir Guerrero (ANA) ... 2005: Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
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