The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award

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Introduction[edit]

The Sporting News established The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award in 1929. The award was given annually to the player judged by TSN baseball experts as being the most valuable in each league. The awards were discontinued in 1946.

Key[edit]

Hall of Fame Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Awardees[edit]

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Lou Gehrig, Hall of Famer and 3-time MVP
Jimmie Foxx, Hall of Famer and 3-time MVP
Year American League Club National League Club
1929 Al SimmonsHall of Fame Philadelphia Athletics None N/A
1930 Joe CroninHall of Fame Washington Senators Bill TerryHall of Fame New York Giants
1931 Lou GehrigHall of Fame(1) New York Yankees Chuck KleinHall of Fame(1) Philadelphia Phillies
1932 Jimmie FoxxHall of Fame(1) Philadelphia Athletics Chuck KleinHall of Fame(2) Philadelphia Phillies
1933 Jimmie FoxxHall of Fame(2) Philadelphia Athletics Carl HubbellHall of Fame(1) New York Giants
1934 Lou GehrigHall of Fame(2) New York Yankees Dizzy DeanHall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals
1935 Hank GreenbergHall of Fame(1) Detroit Tigers Arky VaughanHall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirates
1936 Lou GehrigHall of Fame(3) New York Yankees Carl HubbellHall of Fame(2) New York Giants
1937 Charlie GehringerHall of Fame Detroit Tigers Joe MedwickHall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals
1938 Jimmie FoxxHall of Fame(3) Boston Red Sox Ernie LombardiHall of Fame Cincinnati Reds
1939 Joe DiMaggioHall of Fame(1) New York Yankees Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds
1940 Hank GreenbergHall of Fame(2) Detroit Tigers Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds
1941 Joe DiMaggioHall of Fame(2) New York Yankees Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers
1942 Joe GordonHall of Fame New York Yankees Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals
1943 Spud Chandler New York Yankees Stan MusialHall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals
1944 Bobby DoerrHall of Fame Boston Red Sox Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals
1945 Eddie Mayo Detroit Tigers Tommy Holmes Boston Braves

Multiple Wins[edit]

Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Fox have won the award three times. Every player that won the award more than once are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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