New York Yankees award winners and league leaders

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This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the New York Yankees professional baseball team.


Baseball Hall of Famers[edit]

Elected mainly for Yankee service

Elected for service with other teams, as well as the Yankees

(Affiliation according to National Baseball Hall of Fame; Reggie Jackson is affiliated with the Athletics, but wears a New York Yankees cap [1][2][3])

Major League Baseball awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Cy Young[edit]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Manager of the Year[edit]

See footnote[1]

Gold Glove Award[edit]

dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Player Position Times Won Years
Guidry, RonRon Guidry P 5 1982–86
Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz P 4 1957–60
Mussina, MikeMike Mussina P 3 2001, 2003, 2008
Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson C 3 1973–75
Howard, ElstonElston Howard C 2 1963–64
Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B 9 1985–89, 1991–94
Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 1B 3 1965–66, 1969
Teixeira, MarkMark Teixeira 1B 3 2009–10, 2012
Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss 1B 1 1978
Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 2B 5 1961–65
Cano, RobinsonRobinson Cano 2B 2 2010, 2012
Boggs, WadeWade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1994–95
Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 3B 2 1977–78
Brosius, ScottScott Brosius 3B 1 1999
Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS 5 2004–06, 2009–10
Williams, BernieBernie Williams OF 4 1997–2000
Winfield, DaveDave Winfielddagger OF 4 1982–85
Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantledagger OF 1 1962
Maris, RogerRoger Maris OF 1 1960
Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer OF 1 1972
Siebern, NormNorm Siebern OF 1 1958
Tresh, TomTom Tresh OF 1 1965

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award[edit]

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders.
Team (at all positions)
  • (2012)
  • (2013)

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

Player Position Times Won Years
Baylor, DonDon Baylor DH 2 1983, 1985
Jackson, ReggieReggie Jacksondagger DH 1 1980
Posada, JorgeJorge Posada C 5 2000–03, 2007
Stanley, MikeMike Stanley C 1 1993
Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B 3 1985–87
Giambi, JasonJason Giambi 1B 1 2002
Martinez, TinoTino Martinez 1B 1 1997
Teixeira, MarkMark Teixeira 1B 1 2009
Canó, RobinsonRobinson Canó 2B 5 2006, 2010–13[2]
Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph 2B 1 1980
Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano 2B 1 2002
Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 3B 3 2005, 2007–2008
Boggs, WadeWade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1993–94
Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS 5 2006–2009, 2012
Winfield, DaveDave Winfielddagger OF 4 1981–82, 1984–85
Sheffield, GaryGary Sheffield OF 2 2004–05
Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson OF 1 1985
Williams, BernieBernie Williams OF 1 2002
Granderson, CurtisCurtis Granderson OF 1 2011[2]

Comeback Player of the Year Award[edit]

Hank Aaron Award (top hitter)[edit]

MLB All-Century Team (1999)[edit]

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • Babe Ruth — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

MLB All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)[edit]

Sporting News All-Decade Team[edit]

See: Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards
  • Alex Rodriguez, 3B (2009) (also played with Seattle and Texas, 2000-03)
  • Derek Jeter, SS (2009)
  • Mariano Rivera, RP (2009)

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team[edit]

  • Derek Jeter, SS (2009)
  • Alex Rodriguez, 3B (2009) (also played with Seattle and Texas, 2000-03)
  • Mariano Rivera, closer (2009)

USA Today Cy Young[edit]

Baseball America All-Rookie Team[edit]

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

Babe Ruth Award (postseason MVP)[edit]

Main article: Babe Ruth Award

MLB Insiders Club Magazine All-Postseason Team[edit]

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award[edit]

  • Gil McDougald (1958)
  • Bobby Richardson (1963)
  • Tommy John (1981)
  • Don Mattingly (1993)

MLB All-Time Manager[edit]

See: Major League Baseball All-Time Team (1997; BBWAA)

Sporting News Manager of the Decade[edit]

See: Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards
  • Joe Torre (2009) (also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008-09)

Sports Illustrated MLB Manager of the Decade[edit]

  • Joe Torre (2009) (also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008-09)

The Sporting News Manager of the Year[edit]

Note: Established in 1936, this award was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.
See footnote[1]

Associated Press Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See: Associated Press#AP sports awards
Note: Discontinued in 2001. From 1959 to 1983, the award was given annually to one manager in each league. From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of Major League Baseball.
See footnote[1]

Ford C. Frick Award recipients (broadcasters)[edit]

See New York Yankees#Ford C. Frick Award recipients

Team awards[edit]

Team championships and recognitions[edit]

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)[edit]

Minor-league system[edit]

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award[edit]

MiLB George M. Trautman Award / Topps Player of the Year[edit]

Kevin Lawn Awards[edit]

The Kevin Lawn Awards are given annually to the best minor league baseball player and pitcher in the Yankees' organization.[8]

Player of the Year
Year Player Position Team(s)
1980 Balboni, SteveSteve Balboni 1B Nashville Sounds
1981 Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B Columbus Clippers
1982 Winters, MattMatt Winters OF Greensboro Bats/Nashville Sounds
1983 Dayett, BrianBrian Dayett OF Columbus Clippers
1984 Bradley, ScottScott Bradley C/OF Columbus Clippers
1985 Pasqua, DanDan Pasqua OF Columbus Clippers
1986 Alvarez, ChrisChris Alvarez 3B Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1987 Reed, DarrenDarren Reed OF Columbus Clippers
1988 Maas, KevinKevin Maas 1B Prince William Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1989 Morris, HalHal Morris 1B Columbus Clippers
1990 Meulens, HensleyHensley Meulens OF Columbus Clippers
1991 Hernandez, KikiKiki Hernandez C Greensboro Bats/Prince William Cannons
1991 Silvestri, DaveDave Silvestri SS Albany-Colonie Yankees
1992 Snow, J. T.J. T. Snow 1B Columbus Clippers
1993 Masse, BillyBilly Masse OF Columbus Clippers
1994 Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS Tampa Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
1995 Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS Columbus Clippers
1996 Ledee, RickyRicky Ledee OF Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1997 Lowell, MikeMike Lowell 3B Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1998 Johnson, NickNick Johnson 1B Tampa Yankees
1999 Johnson, NickNick Johnson 1B Norwich Navigators
1999 Jiménez, D'AngeloD'Angelo Jiménez 2B Columbus Clippers
2000 Seabol, ScottScott Seabol 3B Norwich Navigators
2001 Rivera, JuanJuan Rivera OF Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
2001 Thames, MarcusMarcus Thames OF Norwich Navigators
2002 Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips 2B Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
2003 Navarro, DionerDioner Navarro C Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2004 Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips 1B Columbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2005 Thompson, KevinKevin Thompson OF Columbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2006 Ehlers, CodyCody Ehlers 1B Tampa Yankees
2007 Jackson, AustinAustin Jackson OF Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008 Gardner, BrettBrett Gardner OF Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009 Romine, AustinAustin Romine C Tampa Yankees
2010 Núñez, EduardoEduardo Núñez SS Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011 Romine, AustinAustin Romine C Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012 Austin, TylerTyler Austin OF Gulf Coast Yankees/Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013 Bird, GregGreg Bird 1B Charleston RiverDogs
2014 Refsnyder, RobRob Refsnyder 2B Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2015 Sánchez, GaryGary Sánchez C Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Pitcher of the Year
Year Pitcher Handedness Team(s)
1980 Nelson, GeneGene Nelson RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1981 Filson, PetePete Filson LHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1982 Tewksbury, BobBob Tewksbury RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1983 Rijo, JoséJosé Rijo RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1984 Deshaies, JimJim Deshaies LHP Columbus Clippers
1985 Arnsberg, BradBrad Arnsberg RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees
1986 Easley, LoganLogan Easley RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees
1987 Ridenour, DanaDana Ridenour RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1988 Malone, ToddTodd Malone RHP Gulf Coast Yankees
1989 Adkins, SteveSteve Adkins LHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1990 Eiland, DaveDave Eiland RHP Columbus Clippers
1991 Martel, EdEd Martel RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
1991 Militello, SamSam Militello RHP Prince William Cannons/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1992 Militello, SamSam Militello RHP Columbus Clippers
1993 Karp, RyanRyan Karp LHP Albany-Colonie Yankees/Prince William Yankees/Greensboro Bats
1994 Pettitte, AndyAndy Pettitte LHP Columbus Clippers/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1995 Drews, MattMatt Drews RHP Tampa Yankees
1996 Tessmer, JayJay Tessmer RHP Tampa Yankees
1997 Milton, EricEric Milton LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
1998 Bradley, RyanRyan Bradley RHP Tampa Yankees/Norwich Navigators/Columbus Clippers
1999 Yarnall, EdEd Yarnall RHP Columbus Clippers
2000 Keisler, RandyRandy Keisler RHP Columbus Clippers
2001 Claussen, BrandonBrandon Claussen LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2002 DePaula, JorgeJorge DePaula RHP Norwich Navigators
2002 Borrell, DannyDanny Borrell LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2003 DePaula, JorgeJorge DePaula RHP Columbus Clippers
2004 Wang, Chien-MingChien-Ming Wang RHP Trenton Thunder/Columbus Clippers
2005 DeSalvo, MattMatt DeSalvo RHP Trenton Thunder
2006 Hughes, PhilPhil Hughes RHP Trenton Thunder
2007 Kennedy, IanIan Kennedy RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008 Coke, PhilPhil Coke LHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009 McAllister, ZachZach McAllister RHP Trenton Thunder
2010 Phelps, DavidDavid Phelps RHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011 Mitchell, D. J.D. J. Mitchell RHP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012 Montgomery, MarkMark Montgomery RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013 Greene, ShaneShane Greene RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2014 Severino, LuisLuis Severino RHP Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2015 Severino, LuisLuis Severino RHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

Other achievements[edit]

Monument Park[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

See New York Yankees#Retired numbers

James P. Dawson Award[edit]

The James P. Dawson Award is given at the end of spring training to the best rookie.[9][10]

Year Winner Position
1956 Siebern, NormNorm Siebern OF
1957 Kubek, TonyTony Kubek SS
1958 Blanchard, JohnnyJohnny Blanchard C
1959 Windhorn, GordieGordie Windhorn OF
1960 James, JohnnyJohnny James P
1961 Sheldon, RollieRollie Sheldon P
1962 Tresh, TomTom Tresh SS
1963 Gonzalez, PedroPedro Gonzalez 2B
1964 Mikkelsen, PetePete Mikkelsen P
1965 López, ArturoArturo López OF
1966 White, RoyRoy White OF
1967 Robinson, BillBill Robinson OF
1968 Ferraro, MikeMike Ferraro 3B
1969 Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney OF
1969 Burbach, BillBill Burbach P
1970 Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 1B / C
1971 None Selected
1972 Torres, RustyRusty Torres OF
1973 Velez, OttoOtto Velez OF
1974 Buskey, TomTom Buskey P
1975 Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez P
1976 Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph 2B
1977 Zeber, GeorgeGeorge Zeber IF
1978 Beattie, JimJim Beattie P
1979 Mirabella, PaulPaul Mirabella P
1980 Griffin, MikeMike Griffin P
1981 Nelson, GeneGene Nelson P
1982 Robertson, AndreAndre Robertson SS
1983 Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B/OF
1984 Rijo, JoséJosé Rijo P
1985 Bradley, ScottScott Bradley C
1986 Tewksbury, BobBob Tewksbury P
1987 Hughes, KevinKevin Hughes OF
1988 Leiter, AlAl Leiter P
1989 None Selected
1990 Mills, AlanAlan Mills P
1991 Meulens, HensleyHensley Meulens OF
1992 Williams, GeraldGerald Williams OF
1993 Humphreys, MikeMike Humphreys OF
1994 Hitchcock, SterlingSterling Hitchcock P
1995 None Selected
1996 Hutton, MarkMark Hutton P
1997 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada C
1998 Bush, HomerHomer Bush IF
1999 None Selected
2000 None Selected
2001 Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano 2B
2002 Johnson, NickNick Johnson 1B
2003 Matsui, HidekiHideki Matsui OF
2004 Crosby, BubbaBubba Crosby OF
2005 Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips IF
2006 Duncan, EricEric Duncan IF
2007 Igawa, KeiKei Igawa P
2008 Duncan, ShelleyShelley Duncan IF / OF
2009 Gardner, BrettBrett Gardner OF
2010 Weber, JonJon Weber OF
2011 Banuelos, MannyManny Banuelos P
2012 Phelps, DavidDavid Phelps P
2013 Nuño, VidalVidal Nuño P
2014 Tanaka, MasahiroMasahiro Tanaka P
2015 Heathcott, SladeSlade Heathcott OF

New York BBWAA chapter awards[edit]

See: New York BBWAA chapter awards

Sid Mercer–Dick Young Player of the Year Award[edit]

Arthur and Milton Richman "You Gotta Have Heart" Award[edit]

Joan Payson Award[edit]

Note: The award is for excellence in community service.

Casey Stengel "You Can Look It Up" Award[edit]

Note: The award is to honor career achievement for those who went home empty-handed at previous dinners.

Joe DiMaggio "Toast of the Town" Award[edit]

The awards is for a player who has become a New York favorite.

William J. Slocum–Jack Lang Award[edit]

Note: The award is for long and meritorious service.

Ben Epstein–Dan Castellano "Good Guy" Award[edit]

Note: The award is for candor and accessibility to writers.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award[edit]

Note: The awrd is given to a group of players forever linked in baseball history.

Associated Press Athlete of the Year[edit]

Hickok Belt[edit]

Note: The Hickok Belt trophy was awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S., from 1950 to 1976.

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year[edit]

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

Sporting News Pro Athlete of the Year[edit]

See: Sporting News#Pro Athlete of the Year
  • 2009 – Mariano Rivera

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year[edit]

Main article: Sportsman of the Year
  • 2009 – Derek Jeter

Sports Illustrated Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade[edit]

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade
  • 2009 – Mariano Rivera (#11)
  • 2009 – Derek Jeter (#18)
  • 2009 – A Rodriguez (#20)

Sports Illustrated Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade (2009)[edit]

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade
  • No. 3 – Joe Torre, Yankees–Dodgers (the list's only other MLB manager was Boston's Terry Francona, No. 4)

Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award[edit]

  • Joe Torre (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ a b Marchand, Andrew (November 2, 2011). "Cano & Grandy win Silver Sluggers". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  3. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  4. ^ For the other members of the 2011 team, see Baseball awards. MLB Insiders Club Magazine selected its first All-Postseason Team in 2008. Boye, Paul. All-Postseason Team. MLB Insiders Club Magazine (ISSN 1941-5060), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (December 2011), pp. 30-31. North American Media Group, Inc.
  5. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  6. ^ Organization of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ a b The Trautman Award is presented to the Topps Player of the Year in each of 16 domestic minor leagues. "Topps, MiLB name Players of the Year: Trautman Award winners announced for each league". Minor League Baseball ( November 5, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-09.  See also Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues.
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  9. ^ "Manny Banuelos wins 2011 James P. Dawson Award" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  10. ^