MVP

The idea of a Most Valuable Player Award was first devised by the Chalmers Motor Company of Detroit in 1911. But the company discontinued its sponsorship of the award after only four years.

In 1922 the American League resurrected the award, but it took two more years for the National League to also name an MVP. By 1929, both leagues had, again, abandoned the award.

At the December 11, 1930, general meeting of the Baseball Writers Association, the group voted to make the Most Valuable Player Award their official award. Three writers from each city in both the American and National Leagues were selected to vote. The first “official” winners selected by the BBWAA were announced in the fall of 1931. Since then, the BBWAA has voted and presented the award every year. In the late 1960s, the BBWAA copyrighted the award.

At their 1944 meeting, the writers renamed the MVP trophy the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Award. The commissioner died one month later, but his name remains on the award to this day.

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2016 National League MVP

Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

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2016 American League MVP

Mike Trout, Angels

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St. Louis Most Valuable Player Winners:

Year Name
1922 George Sisler (Browns) Read more
1931 Frankie Frisch Read more
1934 Dizzy Dean Read more
1937 Joe Medwick Read more
1942 Mort Cooper Read more
1943 Stan Musial Read more
1944 Marty Marion Read more
1946 Stan Musial Read more
1948 Stan Musial Read more
1964 Ken Boyer Read more
1967 Orlando Cepeda Read more
1968 Bob Gibson Read more
1971 Joe Torre Read more
1979 Keith Hernandez Read more
1985 Willie McGee Read more
2005 Albert Pujols Read more
2008 Albert Pujols Read more
2009 Albert Pujols Read more

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