League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award

The League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is given to the player deemed to have the most impact on his team's performance in each of the two annual League Championship Series—the American League and National League Championship Series—that comprise the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason.[1] The award has been presented in the National League (NL) since 1977, and in the American League (AL) since 1980.[2] Dusty Baker won the inaugural award in 1977 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Frank White won the first AL award in 1980 with the Kansas City Royals. The ten Hall of Famers to win LCS MVPs include Roberto Alomar, George Brett, Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson, Kirby Puckett, Ozzie Smith, Willie Stargell, John Smoltz, Iván Rodríguez, and Mariano Rivera.

Three players have won the award twice: Steve Garvey (1978, 1984), Dave Stewart (1990, 1993), and Orel Hershiser (1988, 1995). Incidentally, all three of these players won their two awards with two different teams. Seven players have gone on to win the World Series MVP Award in the same season in which they won the LCS MVP—all of them in the NL. Three players have won while playing for the losing team in the series: Fred Lynn played for the 1982 California Angels;[3] Mike Scott pitched for the 1986 Houston Astros;[4] and Jeffrey Leonard played for the 1987 San Francisco Giants.[5] Two players have shared the award in the same year three times, all in the NL; Rob Dibble and Randy Myers for the 1990 Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester and Javier Báez in 2016, and Chris Taylor and Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017.

Garvey, Leonard, and Albert Pujols hit four home runs in their winning series—Garvey in his first win.[6][7][8] Adam Kennedy won the 2002 ALCS MVP for hitting 3 home runs in 5 games;[9] he had hit 7 during the regular season and hit 80 in his 14-year career.[10] David Ortiz had 11 runs batted in (RBIs) during the 2004 ALCS[11] and Rodríguez had 10 during the 2003 NLCS[12]—the only two players to reach double-digit RBIs in the series in the history of the award. From the pitcher's mound, Steve Avery threw 16​13 innings without giving up a run in the 1991 NLCS,[13] and John Smoltz amassed 19 strikeouts the following year.[14] Liván Hernández won the 1997 NLCS MVP after winning his only start and earning a win out of the bullpen in relief; he struck out 16 in 10​23 innings. Daniel Murphy won the 2015 NLCS MVP after hitting home runs in six consecutive games, setting a major league record.[15]

Liván Hernández (1997, NL) and his half-brother Orlando Hernández (1999, AL) are the only family pair to have won the award.[16] The only rookies to have won the award are Mike Boddicker (1983, AL), Liván Hernández, and Michael Wacha (2013, NL).[17]

League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award
Given forAnnual Most Valuable Player of the League Championship Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAmerican League, National League
History
First award1977 (NL), 1980 (AL)
Most recentCody Bellinger, 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Jackie Bradley Jr., 2018 Boston Red Sox (AL)
Madison Bumgarner on September 3, 2013
Madison Bumgarner, the 2014 National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player, won both this award and the World Series MVP in the same season.

Key

Year Links to the article about that corresponding ALCS or NLCS
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
*
Indicates that the player won the World Series MVP Award the same year
§
Indicates losing team in the series
^
Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
(#)
Indicates number of times winning League Championship Series MVP at that point (if he won multiple times)

American League winners

Justin Verlander 2018 (cropped)
Justin Verlander (2017 ALCS MVP)
Josh Hamilton
Josh Hamilton (2010 ALCS MVP)
CC Sabathia 2009
CC Sabathia (2009 ALCS MVP)
09234 101c Matt Garza
Matt Garza (2008 ALCS MVP)
JoshBeckett
Josh Beckett (2007 ALCS MVP)
Year Player Team Position Selected statistics Ref
1980 Frank White Kansas City Royals Second baseman [18]
1981 Graig Nettles New York Yankees Third baseman [19]
1982 Fred Lynn California Angels§ Outfielder [20]
1983 Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles Starting pitcher [21]
1984 Kirk Gibson Detroit Tigers Outfielder [22]
1985 George Brett Kansas City Royals Third baseman [23]
1986 Marty Barrett Boston Red Sox Second baseman [24]
1987 Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins Third baseman [25]
1988 Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics Relief pitcher [26]
1989 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics Outfielder [27]
1990 Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics Starting pitcher [28]
1991 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins Outfielder [29]
1992 Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays Second baseman [30]
1993 Dave Stewart (2) Toronto Blue Jays Starting pitcher [31]
1994
Series cancelled due to player's strike [32]
1995 Orel Hershiser (2) Cleveland Indians Starting pitcher [33]
1996 Bernie Williams New York Yankees Outfielder [34]
1997 Marquis Grissom Cleveland Indians Outfielder [35]
1998 David Wells New York Yankees Starting pitcher [36]
1999 Orlando Hernández New York Yankees Starting pitcher [37]
2000 David Justice New York Yankees Outfielder [38]
2001 Andy Pettitte New York Yankees Starting pitcher [39]
2002 Adam Kennedy Anaheim Angels Second baseman [9]
2003 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees Relief pitcher [40]
2004 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox Designated hitter [11]
2005 Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox First baseman [41]
2006 Plácido Polanco Detroit Tigers Second baseman [42]
2007 Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox Starting pitcher [43]
2008 Matt Garza Tampa Bay Rays Starting pitcher [44]
2009 CC Sabathia New York Yankees Starting pitcher [45]
2010 Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers Outfielder [46]
2011 Nelson Cruz Texas Rangers Outfielder [47]
2012 Delmon Young Detroit Tigers Designated hitter [48]
2013 Koji Uehara Boston Red Sox Relief pitcher [49]
2014 Lorenzo Cain Kansas City Royals Outfielder [50]
2015 Alcides Escobar Kansas City Royals Shortstop [51]
2016 Andrew Miller Cleveland Indians Relief pitcher [52]
2017 Justin Verlander Houston Astros Starting pitcher [53]
2018 Jackie Bradley Jr. Boston Red Sox Center fielder [54]

National League winners

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (23) (5883489176)
David Freese (2011 NLCS and WS MVP)
CodyRoss
Cody Ross (2010 NLCS MVP)
Ryan Howard3
Ryan Howard (2009 NLCS MVP)
Cole Hamels 2008 World Champions
Cole Hamels (2008 NLCS and WS MVP)
Matt Holliday
Matt Holliday (2007 NLCS MVP)
Year Player Team Position Selected statistics Ref
1977 Dusty Baker Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder [55]
1978 Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers First baseman [6]
1979* Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [56]
1980 Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies Second baseman [57]
1981 Burt Hooton Los Angeles Dodgers Starting pitcher [58]
1982* Darrell Porter St. Louis Cardinals Catcher [59]
1983 Gary Matthews Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder [60]
1984 Steve Garvey (2) San Diego Padres First baseman [61]
1985 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop [62]
1986 Mike Scott Houston Astros§ Starting pitcher [63]
1987 Jeffrey Leonard San Francisco Giants§ Outfielder [7]
1988* Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [64]
1989 Will Clark San Francisco Giants First baseman [65]
1990^ Rob Dibble Cincinnati Reds Relief pitcher [66]
1990^ Randy Myers Cincinnati Reds Relief pitcher [66]
1991 Steve Avery Atlanta Braves Starting pitcher [13]
1992 John Smoltz Atlanta Braves Starting pitcher [14]
1993 Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies Starting pitcher [67]
1994
Series cancelled due to player's strike [32]
1995 Mike Devereaux Atlanta Braves Outfielder [68]
1996 Javy López Atlanta Braves Catcher [69]
1997* Liván Hernández Florida Marlins Starting pitcher [70]
1998 Sterling Hitchcock San Diego Padres Starting pitcher [71]
1999 Eddie Pérez Atlanta Braves Catcher [72]
2000 Mike Hampton New York Mets Starting pitcher [73]
2001 Craig Counsell Arizona Diamondbacks Infielder [74]
2002 Benito Santiago San Francisco Giants Catcher [75]
2003 Iván Rodríguez Florida Marlins Catcher [12]
2004 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals First baseman [8]
2005 Roy Oswalt Houston Astros Starting pitcher [76]
2006 Jeff Suppan St. Louis Cardinals Starting pitcher [77]
2007 Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies Outfielder [78]
2008* Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies Starting pitcher [79]
2009 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [80]
2010 Cody Ross San Francisco Giants Outfielder [81]
2011* David Freese St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman [82]
2012 Marco Scutaro San Francisco Giants Second baseman [83]
2013 Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals Starting pitcher [84]
2014* Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants Starting pitcher [85]
2015 Daniel Murphy New York Mets Infielder [86]
2016^ Jon Lester Chicago Cubs Starting pitcher [87]
2016^ Javier Báez Chicago Cubs Infielder [87]
2017^ Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman [88]
2017^ Chris Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder [88]
2018 Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman [89]

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Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College (commonly referred to as TCC) is an American state college, and is a member of the Florida College System. Tallahassee Community College is accredited by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its primary campus is located on a 270-acre (1.1 km2) campus in Tallahassee, Florida, United States.

In 2013, Tallahassee Community College was listed first in the nation in graduating students with A.A. degrees. TCC is the top transfer school in the nation to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University. As of fall 2017, TCC reported 24,639 students.

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