Who Won the American League MVP Award?

AL Most Valuable Player

Since 1931, the American League Most Valuable Player award has been voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

From 1911-1914 the Chalmers Award was given by Chalmers Automobile to the "most important and useful player." From 1922-1929 each league had writers determine the player "who is of the greatest all-around service to his club." Flaws in that voting system led to awards not being given in some years.

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