Buster Posey Miguel Cabrera
This year's MVPs, Buster Posey and Miguel Cabrera

The MVP award is awarded at year's end by the Baseball Writers Association of America based on a point-system determined by first- to 10th-place votes (14-9-8-7...3-2-1).

On 17 occasions one player received all of the available first-place votes in his league, making him a unanimous choice. The AL players so honored are Ty Cobb (1911), Babe Ruth (1923), Hank Greenberg (1935), Al Rosen (1953), Mickey Mantle (1956), Frank Robinson (1966), Denny McLain (1968), Reggie Jackson (1973), Jose Canseco (1988), Frank Thomas (1993), and Ken Griffey, Jr. (1997). The six unanimous NL selections are Carl Hubbell (1936), Orlando Cepeda (1967), Mike Schmidt (1980), Jeff Bagwell (1994), Ken Caminiti (1996), Barry Bonds (2002), and Albert Pujols (2009). Hubbell's distinction carries an asterisk, though, as two of the panelists didn't cast votes and were not replaced on the committee.
Chalmers Award, 1911 to 1914
1911 Frank Schulte Chicago NL
Ty Cobb U Detroit AL
1912 Larry Doyle New York NL
Tris Speaker Boston AL
1913 Jake Daubert Brooklyn NL
Walter Johnson Washington AL
1914 Johnny Evers Chicago NL
Eddie Collins Philadelphia AL

MVP Award, 1922 to present
1922 No selection - NL
George Sisler St. Louis AL
1923 No selection - NL
Babe Ruth U New York AL
1924 Dazzy Vance Brooklyn NL
Walter Johnson Washington AL
1925 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis NL
Roger Peckinpaugh Washington AL
1926 Bob O’Farrell St. Louis NL
Tioga George Burns Cleveland AL
1927 Paul Waner Pittsburgh NL
Lou Gehrig New York AL
1928 Jim Bottomley St. Louis NL
Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia AL
1929 Rogers Hornsby Chicago NL
No selection - AL
1930 No selection - NL
No selection - AL
1931 Frankie Frisch St. Louis NL
Lefty Grove Philadelphia AL
1932 Chuck Klein Philadelphia NL
Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia

AL

1933 Carl Hubbell New York NL
Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia AL
1934 Dizzy Dean St. Louis NL
Mickey Cochrane Detroit AL
1935 Gabby Hartnett Chicago NL
Hank Greenberg U Detroit AL
1936 Carl Hubbell U New York NL
Lou Gehrig New York AL
1937 Joe Medwick St. Louis NL
Charlie Gehringer Detroit AL
1938 Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati NL
Jimmie Foxx Boston AL
1939 Bucky Walters Cincinnati NL
Joe DiMaggio New York AL
1940 Frank McCormick Cincinnati NL
Hank Greenberg Detroit AL
1941 Dolph Camilli Brooklyn NL
Joe DiMaggio New York AL
1942 Mort Cooper St. Louis NL
Joe Gordon New York AL
1943 Stan Musial St. Louis NL
Spud Chandler New York AL
1944 Marty Marion St. Louis NL
Hal Newhouser Detroit AL
1945 Phil Cavarretta Chicago NL
Hal Newhouser Detroit AL
1946 Stan Musial St. Louis NL
Ted Williams Boston AL
1947 Bob Elliott Boston NL
Joe DiMaggio New York AL
1948 Stan Musial St. Louis NL
Lou Boudreau Cleveland AL
1949 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn NL
Ted Williams Boston AL
1950 Jim Konstanty Philadelphia NL
Phil Rizzuto New York AL
1951 Roy Campanella Brooklyn NL
Yogi Berra New York AL
1952 Hank Sauer Chicago NL
Bobby Shantz Philadelphia AL
1953 Roy Campanella Brooklyn NL
Al Rosen U Cleveland AL
1954 Willie Mays New York NL
Yogi Berra New York AL
1955 Roy Campanella Brooklyn NL
Yogi Berra New York AL
1956 Don Newcombe Brooklyn NL
Mickey Mantle U New York AL
1957 Hank Aaron Milwaukee NL
Mickey Mantle New York AL
1958 Ernie Banks Chicago NL
Jackie Jensen Boston AL
1959 Ernie Banks Chicago NL
Nellie Fox Chicago AL
1960 Dick Groat Pittsburgh NL
Roger Maris New York AL
1961 Frank Robinson Cincinnati NL
Roger Maris New York AL
1962 Maury Wills Los Angeles NL
Mickey Mantle New York AL
1963 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles NL
Elston Howard New York AL
1964 Ken Boyer St. Louis NL
Brooks Robinson Baltimore AL
1965 Willie Mays San Francisco NL
Zoilo Versalles Minnesota AL
1966 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh NL
Frank Robinson Baltimore AL
1967 Orlando Cepeda U Pittsburgh NL
Carl Yastrzemski Boston AL
1968 Bob Gibson St. Louis NL
Denny McLain U Detroit AL
1969 Willie McCovey San Francisco NL
Harmon Killebrew Minnesota AL
1970 Johnny Bench Cincinnati NL
Boog Powell Baltimore AL
1971 Joe Torre St. Louis NL
Vida Blue Oakland AL
1972 Johnny Bench Cincinnati NL
Dick Allen Chicago AL
1973 Pete Rose Cincinnati NL
Reggie Jackson U Oakland AL
1974 Steve Garvey Los Angeles NL
Jeff Burroughs Texas AL
1975 Joe Morgan Cincinnati NL
Fred Lynn Boston AL
1976 Joe Morgan Cincinnati NL
Thurman Munson New York AL
1977 George Foster Cincinnati NL
Rod Carew Minnesota AL
1978 Dave Parker Pittsburgh NL
Jim Rice Boston AL
1979 Willie Stargell (co-winner) Pittsburgh NL
Keith Hernandez (co-winner) St. Louis NL
Don Baylor California AL
1980 Mike Schmidt U Philadelphia NL
George Brett Kansas City AL
1981 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia NL
Rollie Fingers Milwaukee AL
1982 Dale Murphy Atlanta NL
Robin Yount Milwaukee AL
1983 Dale Murphy Atlanta NL
Cal Ripken Baltimore AL
1984 Ryne Sandberg Chicago NL
Willie Hernandez Detroit AL
1985 Willie McGee St. Louis NL
Don Mattingly New York AL
1986 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia NL
Roger Clemens Boston AL
1987 Andre Dawson Chicago NL
George Bell Toronto AL
1988 Kirk Gibson Los Angeles NL
Jose Canseco U Oakland AL
1989 Kevin Mitchell San Francisco NL
Robin Yount Milwaukee AL
1990 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh NL
Rickey Henderson Oakland AL
1991 Terry Pendleton Atlanta NL
Cal Ripken Baltimore AL
1992 Barry Bonds Pittsburgh NL
Dennis Eckersley Oakland AL
1993 Barry Bonds San Francisco NL
Frank Thomas U Chicago AL
1994 Jeff Bagwell U Houston NL
Frank Thomas Chicago AL
1995 Barry Larkin Cincinnati NL
Mo Vaughn Boston AL
1996 Ken Caminiti U San Diego NL
Juan Gonzalez Texas AL
1997 Larry Walker Colorado NL
Ken Griffey, Jr. U Seattle AL
1998 Sammy Sosa Chicago NL
Juan Gonzalez Texas AL
1999 Chipper Jones Atlanta NL
Ivan Rodriguez Texas AL
2000 Jeff Kent San Francisco NL
Jason Giambi Oakland AL
2001 Barry Bonds San Francisco NL
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle AL
2002 Barry Bonds U San Francisco NL
Miguel Tejada Oakland AL
2003 Barry Bonds San Francisco NL
Alex Rodriguez Texas AL
2004 Barry Bonds San Francisco NL
Vladimir Guerrero Anaheim AL
2005 Albert Pujols St. Louis NL
Alex Rodriguez New York AL
2006 Ryan Howard Philadelphia NL
Justin Morneau Minnesota AL
2007 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia NL
Alex Rodriguez New York AL
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals NL
Dustin Pedroia Boston AL
2009 Albert PujolsU St. Louis NL
Joe Mauer Minnesota AL
2010 Joey Votto Cincinnati NL
Josh Hamilton Texas AL
2011 Ryan Braun Milwaukee NL
Justin Verlander Detroit AL
2012 Buster Posey San Francisco NL
Miguel Cabrera Detroit AL


U - denotes Unanimous Selection
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