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American Association (20th century) Most Valuable Player Award

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The American Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) was an annual award given to the best player in minor league baseball's American Association. In 1929, Billy Rogell won the first ever American Association MVP Award. In 1997, Magglio Ordóñez won the final American Association MVP Award.

American Association
Most Valuable Player Award
Awarded forAmerican Association's Regular Season Most Valuable Player
CountryUnited States
First awarded1929
Last awarded1997
Currently held byMagglio Ordóñez

First basemen, with 18 winners, have won the most among infielders and all positions, followed by third baseman and shortstops (7) and second basemen (4). Three catchers also won the award. Sixteen outfielders have won the MVP award. A total of eight pitchers have won the MVP Award. The last pitcher to win was Jack Smith in 1962. In 1969, the American Association established a Most Valuable Pitcher Award.

Eleven players from the Denver Bears/Zephyrs have been selected for the MVP Award, more than any other team in the league, followed by the Indianapolis Indians (9); the Wichita Aeros (7); the Minneapolis Millers (6); the Milwaukee Brewers and Omaha Royals (4); the Louisville Colonels, Oklahoma City 89ers, St. Paul Saints, and Toledo Mud Hens (3); the Columbus Red Birds and Kansas City Blues (2); and the Charleston Senators, Fort Worth Cats, Iowa Cubs, Nashville Sounds, Omaha Dodgers, and Tulsa Oilers (1).

Six players each from the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations have won the MVP Award, more than any others, followed by the Montreal Expos organization (5), the Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and Washington Senators/Texas Rangers organizations (4), the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Giants, and New York Yankees organizations (3), the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Browns organizations (2), and the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations (1). Five players came from unaffiliated teams.

KeyEdit

*
Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
 
Indicates a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum[1]
Position Indicates the player's primary position

WinnersEdit

 
Billy Rogell, 1929 American Association MVP
 
Rudy York, 1936 American Association MVP
 
Phil Rizzuto, 1940 American Association MVP
 
Herb Score, 1954 American Association MVP
 
Barry Larkin, 1986 American Association MVP
Year Winner Team Organization Position Ref
1929 Billy Rogell St. Paul Saints Shortstop [2]
1930 Joe Olivares Louisville Colonels Shortstop [3]
1931 None selected
1932 Pat Crawford Columbus Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals First baseman [4]
1933 Joe Hauser Minneapolis Millers First baseman [5]
1934 Pinky Hargrave Minneapolis Millers Catcher [6]
1935 Mike Ryba Columbus Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher [7]
1936 Rudy York Milwaukee Brewers Detroit Tigers First baseman [8]
1937 Red Kress Minneapolis Millers Boston Red Sox Shortstop [9]
1938* Ollie Bejma St. Paul Saints Chicago White Sox Second baseman [10]
1938* Whit Wyatt Milwaukee Brewers Cleveland Indians Pitcher [11]
1939 Gil English St. Paul Saints Chicago White Sox Pitcher [12]
1940 Phil Rizzuto  Kansas City Blues New York Yankees Shortstop [13]
1941 Johnny Pesky Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox Shortstop [14]
1942 Eddie Stanky Milwaukee Brewers Chicago Cubs Shortstop [15]
1943 Stew Hofferth Indianapolis Indians Catcher [16]
1944 Babe Martin Toledo Mud Hens St. Louis Browns Outfielder [17]
1945 Stan Wentzel Indianapolis Indians Boston Braves Outfielder [18]
1946 Jerry Witte Toledo Mud Hens St. Louis Browns First baseman [19]
1947 Steve Gerkin Minneapolis Millers New York Giants Pitcher [20]
1948 Les Fleming Indianapolis Indians Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [21]
1949 Nanny Fernandez Indianapolis Indians Pittsburgh Pirates Third baseman [22]
1950 Ray Dandridge  Minneapolis Millers New York Giants Second baseman [23]
1951 Al Unser Milwaukee Brewers Boston Braves Catcher [24]
1952 Don Bollweg Kansas City Blues New York Yankees First baseman [25]
1953 Gene Conley Toledo Mud Hens Milwaukee Braves Pitcher [26]
1954 Herb Score Indianapolis Indians Cleveland Indians Pitcher [27]
1955 Rance Pless Minneapolis Millers New York Giants Third baseman [28]
1956 Marv Throneberry Denver Bears New York Yankees First baseman [29]
1957 Carl Willey Wichita Aeros Milwaukee Braves Pitcher [30]
1958 Wayne Terwilliger Charleston Senators Detroit Tigers Second baseman [31]
1959 Bob Will Fort Worth Cats Chicago Cubs Outfielder [32]
1960 Steve Boros Denver Bears Detroit Tigers Third baseman [33]
1961 Cliff Cook Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds Third baseman [34]
1962 Jack Smith Omaha Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [35]
1969 Bernie Carbo Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [36]
1970 George Spriggs Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals Outfielder [37]
1971 Richie Scheinblum Denver Bears Washington Senators Outfielder [38]
1972 Pat Bourque Wichita Aeros Chicago Cubs First baseman [39]
1973 Cliff Johnson Denver Bears Houston Astros First baseman [40]
1974 Pete LaCock Wichita Aeros Chicago Cubs First baseman [41]
1975 Héctor Cruz Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder [42]
1976 Roger Freed Denver Bears Montreal Expos First baseman [43]
1977 Frank Ortenzio Denver Bears Montreal Expos First baseman [44]
1978 Champ Summers Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [45]
1979 Karl Pagel Wichita Aeros Chicago Cubs Outfielder [46]
1980 Randy Bass Denver Bears Montreal Expos First baseman [47]
1981 Manny Castillo Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals Third baseman [48]
1982 Ken Phelps Wichita Aeros Montreal Expos First baseman [49]
1983 Mike Stenhouse Wichita Aeros Montreal Expos First baseman [50]
1984 Alan Knicely Wichita Aeros Cincinnati Reds First baseman [51]
1985 Steve Buechele Oklahoma City 89ers Texas Rangers Third baseman [52]
1986 Barry Larkin  Denver Zephyrs Cincinnati Reds Shortstop [53]
1987 Lance Johnson Louisville Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder [54]
1988 Luis de los Santos Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals First baseman [55]
1989 Greg Vaughn Denver Zephyrs Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder [56]
1990 Juan González Oklahoma City 89ers Texas Rangers Outfielder [57]
1991 Jim Olander Denver Zephyrs Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder [58]
1992 Jim Tatum Denver Zephyrs Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman [59]
1993 Eduardo Zambrano Iowa Cubs Chicago Cubs Outfielder [60]
1994 Dwayne Hosey Omaha Royals Kansas City Royals Outfielder [61]
1995 Eric Owens Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds Second baseman [62]
1996 Lee Stevens Oklahoma City 89ers Texas Rangers First baseman [63]
1997 Magglio Ordóñez Nashville Sounds Chicago White Sox Outfielder [64]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "American Association Special Award Winners". Triple-A Baseball.com. Triple-A Baseball. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
Sepcific
  1. ^ "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
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  3. ^ "Joe Olivares Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Pat Crawford Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Joe Hauser Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Pinky Hargrave Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pinky Hargrave Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Rudy York Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Red Kress Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ollie Bejma Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Whit Wyatt Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gil English Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  13. ^ "Phil Rizzuto Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  14. ^ "Johnny Pesky Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  15. ^ "Eddie Stanky Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  16. ^ "Stew Hofferth Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  17. ^ "Babe Martin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  18. ^ "Stan Wentzel Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  19. ^ "Jerry Witte Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  20. ^ "Steve Gerkin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  21. ^ "Les Fleming Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  22. ^ "Nanny Fernandez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  23. ^ "Ray Dandridge Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  24. ^ "Al Unser Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  25. ^ "Don Bollweg Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  26. ^ "Gene Conley Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  27. ^ "Herb Score Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  28. ^ "Rance Pless Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  29. ^ "Marv Throneberry Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  30. ^ "Carl Willey Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  31. ^ "Wayne Terwilliger Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  32. ^ "Bob Will Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  33. ^ "Steve Boros Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  34. ^ "Cliff Cook Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  35. ^ "Jack Smith Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  36. ^ "Bernie Carbo Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  37. ^ "George Spriggs Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  38. ^ "Richie Scheinblum Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  39. ^ "Pat Bourque Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  40. ^ "Cliff Johnson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  41. ^ "Pete LaCock Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  42. ^ "Hector Cruz Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  43. ^ "Roger Freed Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  44. ^ "Frank Ortenzio Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  45. ^ "Champ Summers Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  46. ^ "Karl Pagel Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  47. ^ "Randy Bass Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  48. ^ "Manny Castillo Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  49. ^ "Ken Phelps Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  50. ^ "Mike Stenhouse Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  51. ^ "Alan Knicely Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  52. ^ "Steve Buechele Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  53. ^ "Barry Larkin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  54. ^ "Lance Johnson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  55. ^ "Luis de los Santos Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  56. ^ "Greg Vaughn Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  57. ^ "Juan González Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  58. ^ "Jim Olander Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  59. ^ "Jim Tatum Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  60. ^ "Eddie Zambrano Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  61. ^ "Dwayne Hosey Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  62. ^ "Eric Owens Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  63. ^ "Lee Stevens Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  64. ^ "Magglio Ordóñez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 7, 2015.