The Babe Ruth Award Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Thursday, 01 November 2012

The “Babe Ruth Award” (a.k.a. the World Series “Most Valuable Player Award”) was developed by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in honor of Babe Ruth and first awarded in 1955, one year after the Bambino's death.
 

Although this "version" of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award was discontinued after the 2002 World Series, the list of recipients includes 500 Home Run Club®members Frank Robinson and Reggie Jackson.

World Series Most Valuable Player Award / Babe Ruth Award

Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
Year Name(s) (Quantity) Position League Team

1949

Joe Page (1)

P

AL

New York

1950

Jerry Coleman (1)

2B

AL

New York

1951

Phil Rizzuto (1)

SS

AL

New York

1952

Johnny Mize (1)

1B

AL

New York

1953

Billy Martin (1)

2B

AL

New York

1954

Dusty Rhodes (1)

OF

NL

New York

1955

Johnny Podres (1)

P

NL

Brooklyn

1956

Don Larsen (1)

P

AL

New York

1957

Lew Burdette (1)

P

NL

Milwaukee

1958

Elston Howard (1)

C

AL

New York

1959

Larry Sherry (1)

P

NL

Los Angeles

1960

Bill Mazeroski (1)

2B

NL

Pittsburgh

1961

Whitey Ford (1)

P

AL

New York

1962

Ralph Terry (1)

P

AL

New York

1963

Sandy Koufax (1)

P

NL

Los Angeles

1964

Bob Gibson (1)

P

NL

St. Louis

1965

Sandy Koufax (2)

P

NL

Los Angeles

1966

Frank Robinson (1)

OF

AL

Baltimore

1967

Lou Brock (1)

OF

NL

St. Louis

1968

Mickey Lolich (1)

P

AL

Detroit

1969

Al Weis (1)

SS

NL

New York

1970

Brooks Robinson (1)

3B

AL

Baltimore

1971

Roberto Clemente (1)

OF

NL

Pittsburgh

1972

Gene Tenace (1)

C

AL

Oakland

1973

Bert Campaneris (1)

SS

AL

Oakland

1974

Dick Green (1)

2B

AL

Oakland

1975

Luis Tiant (1)

P

AL

Boston

1976

Johnny Bench (1)

C

NL

Cincinnati

1977

Reggie Jackson (1)

OF

AL

New York

1978

Bucky Dent (1)

SS

AL

New York

1979

Willie Stargell (1)

1B

NL

Pittsburgh

1980

Tug McGraw (1)

P

NL

Philadelphia

1981

Ron Cey (1)

3B

NL

Los Angeles

1982

Bruce Sutter (1)

P

NL

St. Louis

1983

Rick Dempsey (1)

C

AL

Baltimore

1984

Jack Morris (1)

P

AL

Detroit

1985

Bret Saberhagen (1)

P

AL

Kansas City

1986

Ray Knight (1)

3B

NL

New York

1987

Frank Viola (1)

P

AL

Minnesota

1988

Orel Hershiser (1)

P

NL

Los Angeles

1989

Dave Stewart (1)

P

AL

Oakland

1990

Billy Hatcher (1)

OF

NL

Cincinnati

1991

Jack Morris (2)

P

AL

Minnesota

1992

Dave Winfield (1)

OF

AL

Toronto

1993

Paul Molitor (1)

3B / DH

AL

Toronto

1994

Strike Season

n/a

n/a

n/a

1995

Tom Glavine (1)

P

NL

Atlanta

1996

Cecil Fielder (1)

1B / DH

AL

New York

1997

Moises Alou (1)

OF

NL

Florida

1998

Scott Brosius (1)

3B

AL

New York

1999

Mariano Rivera (1)

P

AL

New York

2000

Derek Jeter (1)

SS

AL

New York

2001

Randy Johnson (1)

P

NL

Arizona

(co-winners)

Curt Schilling (1)

P

NL

Arizona

2002

David Eckstein (1)

SS

AL

Anaheim





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