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Year NL Champion AL Champion Top Position Player Team WAR Top Pitcher Team WAR
2017 Jose Altuve HOU 8.1 Corey Kluber CLE 7.6
2016 Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians Mike Trout LAA 10.5 Justin Verlander DET 6.6
2015 New York Mets Kansas City Royals Bryce Harper WAS 9.9 Zack Greinke LAD 9.3
2014 San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals Mike Trout LAA 7.9 Clayton Kershaw LAD 7.5
2013 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Mike Trout LAA 9.3 Clayton Kershaw LAD 7.9
2012 San Francisco Giants Detroit Tigers Mike Trout LAA 10.8 Justin Verlander DET 7.8
2011 St. Louis Cardinals Texas Rangers Ben Zobrist TBR 8.7 Roy Halladay PHI 8.9
2010 San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton TEX 8.7 Roy Halladay PHI 8.3
2009 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Albert Pujols STL 9.7 Zack Greinke KCR 10.4
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays Albert Pujols STL 9.2 Tim Lincecum SFG 7.9
2007 Colorado Rockies Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4 Roy Oswalt HOU 6.7
2006 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers Albert Pujols STL 8.5 Johan Santana MIN 7.5
2005 Houston Astros Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez NYY 9.4 Roger Clemens HOU 7.8
2004 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Barry Bonds SFG 10.6 Johan Santana MIN 8.6
2003 Florida Marlins New York Yankees Barry Bonds SFG 9.2 Roy Halladay TOR 8.1
2002 San Francisco Giants Anaheim Angels Barry Bonds SFG 11.8 Randy Johnson ARI 10.9
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks New York Yankees Barry Bonds SFG 11.9 Randy Johnson ARI 10.0
2000 New York Mets New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez SEA 10.4 Pedro Martinez BOS 11.7
1999 Atlanta Braves New York Yankees Derek Jeter NYY 8.0 Pedro Martinez BOS 9.7
1998 San Diego Padres New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez SEA 8.5 Kevin Brown SDP 8.6
1997 Florida Marlins Cleveland Indians Larry Walker COL 9.8 Roger Clemens TOR 11.9
1996 Atlanta Braves New York Yankees Ken Griffey SEA 9.7 Pat Hentgen TOR 8.5
1995 Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians John Valentin BOS 8.3 Greg Maddux ATL 9.7
1994 Jeff Bagwell HOU 8.2 Greg Maddux ATL 8.5
1993 Philadelphia Phillies Toronto Blue Jays Barry Bonds SFG 9.9 Jose Rijo CIN 9.3
1992 Atlanta Braves Toronto Blue Jays Barry Bonds PIT 9.0 Greg Maddux CHC 9.2
1991 Atlanta Braves Minnesota Twins Cal Ripken BAL 11.5 Tom Glavine ATL 8.5
1990 Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics Rickey Henderson OAK 9.9 Roger Clemens BOS 10.6
1989 San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics Lonnie Smith ATL 8.8 Bret Saberhagen KCR 9.7
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics Wade Boggs BOS 8.3 Mark Gubicza KCR 7.7
1987 St. Louis Cardinals Minnesota Twins Tony Gwynn SDP 8.5 Roger Clemens BOS 9.4
1986 New York Mets Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs BOS 8.0 Teddy Higuera MIL 9.4
1985 St. Louis Cardinals Kansas City Royals Rickey Henderson NYY 9.9 Dwight Gooden NYM 12.2
1984 San Diego Padres Detroit Tigers Cal Ripken BAL 10.0 Dave Stieb TOR 7.9
1983 Philadelphia Phillies Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken BAL 8.2 John Denny PHI 7.4
1982 St. Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers Robin Yount MIL 10.5 Dave Stieb TOR 7.7
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Mike Schmidt PHI 7.7 Bert Blyleven CLE 5.6
1980 Philadelphia Phillies Kansas City Royals George Brett KCR 9.4 Steve Carlton PHI 10.2
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles Fred Lynn BOS 8.8 Phil Niekro ATL 7.6
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Jim Rice BOS 7.5 Phil Niekro ATL 10.0
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Rod Carew MIN 9.7 Rick Reuschel CHC 9.4
1976 Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees Joe Morgan CIN 9.6 Mark Fidrych DET 9.6
1975 Cincinnati Reds Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan CIN 11.0 Jim Palmer BAL 8.5
1974 Los Angeles Dodgers Oakland Athletics Mike Schmidt PHI 9.7 Jon Matlack NYM 9.1
1973 New York Mets Oakland Athletics Joe Morgan CIN 9.2 Tom Seaver NYM 10.6
1972 Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics Joe Morgan CIN 9.3 Steve Carlton PHI 12.1
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Baltimore Orioles Willie Stargell PIT 7.9 Wilbur Wood CHW 11.7
1970 Cincinnati Reds Baltimore Orioles Carl Yastrzemski BOS 9.5 Bob Gibson STL 8.9
1969 New York Mets Baltimore Orioles Rico Petrocelli BOS 10.0 Bob Gibson STL 10.4
1968 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers Carl Yastrzemski BOS 10.5 Bob Gibson STL 11.2
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski BOS 12.4 Jim Bunning PHI 7.8
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers Baltimore Orioles Willie Mays SFG 9.0 Sandy Koufax LAD 10.3
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins Willie Mays SFG 11.2 Juan Marichal SFG 10.3
1964 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Willie Mays SFG 11.0 Dean Chance LAA 9.3
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Willie Mays SFG 10.6 Sandy Koufax LAD 10.7
1962 San Francisco Giants New York Yankees Willie Mays SFG 10.5 Hank Aguirre DET 7.3
1961 Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees Mickey Mantle NYY 10.5 Don Cardwell CHC 6.1
1960 Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees Willie Mays SFG 9.5 Ernie Broglio STL 7.2
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago White Sox Ernie Banks CHC 10.2 Camilo Pascual WAS 7.8
1958 Milwaukee Braves New York Yankees Willie Mays SFG 10.2 Frank Lary DET 6.7
1957 Milwaukee Braves New York Yankees Mickey Mantle NYY 11.3 Frank Sullivan BOS 6.4
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Mickey Mantle NYY 11.2 Early Wynn CLE 7.8
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Mickey Mantle NYY 9.5 Billy Pierce CHW 6.9
1954 New York Giants Cleveland Indians Willie Mays NYG 10.6 Robin Roberts PHI 9.0
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Al Rosen CLE 10.1 Robin Roberts PHI 9.8
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Jackie Robinson BRO 8.5 Bobby Shantz PHA 9.1
1951 New York Giants New York Yankees Jackie Robinson BRO 9.7 Robin Roberts PHI 8.0
1950 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Eddie Stanky NYG 8.0 Ned Garver SLB 7.3
1949 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Jackie Robinson BRO 9.6 Mel Parnell BOS 7.9
1948 Boston Braves Cleveland Indians Stan Musial STL 11.1 Harry Brecheen STL 8.9
1947 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Ted Williams BOS 9.9 Ewell Blackwell CIN 9.5
1946 St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox Ted Williams BOS 10.9 Bob Feller CLE 10.0
1945 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Snuffy Stirnweiss NYY 8.7 Hal Newhouser DET 11.2
1944 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Browns Stan Musial STL 8.8 Dizzy Trout DET 9.6
1943 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Stan Musial STL 9.4 Spud Chandler NYY 6.5
1942 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Ted Williams BOS 10.6 Mort Cooper STL 8.4
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees Ted Williams BOS 10.6 Thornton Lee CHW 8.7
1940 Cincinnati Reds Detroit Tigers Johnny Mize STL 7.4 Bob Feller CLE 9.9
1939 Cincinnati Reds New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio NYY 8.1 Bob Feller CLE 9.3
1938 Chicago Cubs New York Yankees Mel Ott NYG 8.9 Bill Lee CHC 7.7
1937 New York Giants New York Yankees Joe Medwick STL 8.5 Lefty Grove BOS 9.6
1936 New York Giants New York Yankees Lou Gehrig NYY 9.1 Lefty Grove BOS 11.1
1935 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Arky Vaughan PIT 9.2 Lefty Grove BOS 9.5
1934 St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers Lou Gehrig NYY 10.4 Dizzy Dean STL 8.5
1933 New York Giants Washington Senators Jimmie Foxx PHA 9.2 Carl Hubbell NYG 8.8
1932 Chicago Cubs New York Yankees Jimmie Foxx PHA 10.5 Lefty Grove PHA 9.0
1931 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Athletics Babe Ruth NYY 10.3 Lefty Grove PHA 10.1
1930 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Athletics Babe Ruth NYY 10.3 Lefty Grove PHA 9.5
1929 Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Athletics Rogers Hornsby CHC 10.4 Willis Hudlin CLE 7.5
1928 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Babe Ruth NYY 10.1 Dazzy Vance BRO 10.0
1927 Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees Babe Ruth NYY 12.4 Tommy Thomas CHW 8.5
1926 St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Babe Ruth NYY 11.5 George Uhle CLE 8.4
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates Washington Senators Rogers Hornsby STL 10.2 Herb Pennock NYY 6.6
1924 New York Giants Washington Senators Rogers Hornsby STL 12.1 Dazzy Vance BRO 10.5
1923 New York Giants New York Yankees Babe Ruth NYY 14.1 Dolf Luque CIN 10.6
1922 New York Giants New York Yankees Rogers Hornsby STL 10.0 Red Faber CHW 9.6
1921 New York Giants New York Yankees Babe Ruth NYY 12.9 Red Faber CHW 11.3
1920 Brooklyn Robins Cleveland Indians Babe Ruth NYY 11.9 Pete Alexander CHC 12.1
1919 Cincinnati Reds Chicago White Sox Babe Ruth BOS 9.4 Walter Johnson WAS 10.5
1918 Chicago Cubs Boston Red Sox George Sisler SLB 6.8 Walter Johnson WAS 10.2
1917 New York Giants Chicago White Sox Ty Cobb DET 11.3 Eddie Cicotte CHW 11.4
1916 Brooklyn Robins Boston Red Sox Tris Speaker CLE 8.7 Pete Alexander PHI 10.6
1915 Philadelphia Phillies Boston Red Sox Ty Cobb DET 9.5 Walter Johnson WAS 11.2
1914 Boston Braves Philadelphia Athletics Tris Speaker BOS 9.9 Walter Johnson WAS 11.9
1913 New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics Eddie Collins PHA 9.0 Walter Johnson WAS 14.6
1912 New York Giants Boston Red Sox Tris Speaker BOS 10.1 Walter Johnson WAS 13.5
1911 New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics Ty Cobb DET 10.7 Vean Gregg CLE 9.1
1910 Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Athletics Ty Cobb DET 10.5 Walter Johnson WAS 11.2
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb DET 9.8 Christy Mathewson NYG 9.2
1908 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Honus Wagner PIT 11.5 Christy Mathewson NYG 11.1
1907 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers Honus Wagner PIT 9.0 Ed Walsh CHW 7.7
1906 Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Nap Lajoie CLE 10.0 Vic Willis PIT 8.2
1905 New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics Honus Wagner PIT 10.2 Irv Young BSN 9.2
1904 New York Giants Boston Americans Nap Lajoie CLE 8.6 Rube Waddell PHA 10.5
1903 Pittsburgh Pirates Boston Americans Nap Lajoie CLE 8.0 Joe McGinnity NYG 11.6
1902 Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Athletics Honus Wagner PIT 7.3 Cy Young BOS 10.0
1901 Pittsburgh Pirates Chicago White Sox Nap Lajoie PHA 8.4 Cy Young BOS 12.6