500 Home Run Club Members; Baseballs True MVPs Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Tuesday, 31 October 2006

November is the time to look back at the achievements of baseball’s greatest players and select the one player in each league who meant the most to his team, and the sport, during the previous season.  The player whose superior play, remarkable achievements and inspirational leadership made him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the American and the National leagues.

Nine 500 Home Run Club® members were selected as league MVPs two or more times. Frank Robinson was the first, and still the only, player to win a Most Valuable Player Award from both the American and National League.  Ernie Banks was twice named league MVP, despite playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams. Alex Rodriguez, Mike Schmidt, Mickey Mantle and Jimmie Foxx all won three MVP awards, and Barry Bonds has been voted the National League MVP an unparalleled seven times.

Multiple League MVP Winners

Player

Awards

Years

Barry Bonds

7

1990, 1992-93, 2001-04

Alex Rodriguez 

2003, 2005, 2007 

Yogi Berra

3

1951, 1954-55

Roy Campanella

3

1951, 1953, 1955

Joe DiMaggio

3

1939, 1941, 1947

Jimmie Foxx

3

1932-33, 1938

Mickey Mantle

3

1956-57, 1962

Stan Musial

3

1943, 1946, 1948

Mike Schmidt

3

1980-81, 1986

Ernie Banks

2

1958-59

Johnny Bench

2

1970, 1972

Hank Greenberg

2

1935, 1940

Juan González

2

1996, 1998

Carl Hubbell

2

1933, 1936

Roger Maris

2

1960-61

Willie Mays

2

1954, 1965

Joe Morgan

2

1975-76

Dale Murphy

2

1982-83

Hal Newhouser

2

1944-45

Cal Ripken, Jr.

2

1983, 1991

Frank Robinson

2

1961, 1966

Alex Rodriguez

2

2003, 2005

Frank Thomas

2

1993-94

Ted Williams

2

1946, 1949

Robin Yount

2

1982, 1989





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