Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award which is presented to the most outstanding player in each year's MLB All-Star Game. Awarded each season since 1962 (two games were held and an award was presented to each game winner in 1962), it was originally called the "Arch Ward Memorial Award" in honor of Arch Ward, the man who conceived of the All-Star Game in 1933. The award's name was changed to the "Commissioner's Trophy" in 1970 (two National League (NL) players were presented the award in 1975), but this name change was reversed in 1985 when the World Series Trophy was renamed the Commissioner's Trophy. Finally, the trophy was renamed the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award in 2002, in honor of former Boston Red Sox player Ted Williams, who had died earlier that year.[1] No award was presented for the 2002 All-Star Game, which ended in a tie.[2] Thus, the Anaheim Angels' Garret Anderson was the first recipient of the newly named Ted Williams Award in 2003. The All-Star Game Most Valuable Player also receives a Chevrolet vehicle, choosing between two cars.[3]

As of 2018, NL players have won the award 27 times (including one award shared by two players), and American League (AL) players have won 30 times. Baltimore Orioles players have won the most awards for a single franchise (with six); players from the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are tied for the most in the NL with five each. Five players have won the award twice: Willie Mays (1963, 1968), Steve Garvey (1974, 1978), Gary Carter (1981, 1984), Cal Ripken, Jr. (1991, 2001), and Mike Trout (2014, 2015, becoming the only player to win the award in back-to-back years). The award has been shared by multiple players once; Bill Madlock and Jon Matlack shared the award in 1975.[4] Two players have won the award for a game in which their league lost: Brooks Robinson in 1966 and Carl Yastrzemski in 1970.[5][6] One pair of awardees were father and son (Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.),[7] and another were brothers (Roberto Alomar and Sandy Alomar, Jr.).[8] Three players have won the MVP award at a game played in their home ballpark (Sandy Alomar, Jr. in 1997, Pedro Martínez in 1999, and Shane Bieber in 2019).

Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians is the most recent MLB All-Star Game MVP, winning the award in 2019. Only six players have won the MVP award in their only All-Star Game appearance; LaMarr Hoyt, Bo Jackson, J. D. Drew, Melky Cabrera, Eric Hosmer, and Bieber.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award
Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award (MLB All-Star Game MVP) 2019.jpeg
Given forMost outstanding player in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Presented byMajor League Baseball
History
First award1962
Most recentShane Bieber (2019)

List of winners

Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Player (X) Denotes winning player and number of times they had won the award at that point
dagger Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
^ Denotes player who is still active
* Denotes year in which the award was shared
Maury Wills 2009
Maury Wills (NL) received the first All-Star Game MVP Award when two All-Star Games were played and two awards (Leon Wagner-AL) were presented as the "Arch Ward Memorial Award" in 1962.
Brooks Robinson 1955
Brooks Robinson (AL) won the award in 1966, the first of only two times a player from the losing team has won the award.
MG 3983 Garret Anderson (cropped)
Garret Anderson (AL) won the award in 2003, the first year it was presented as the "Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award".
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Brian McCann (NL) won the award in 2010.
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) (5971760364)
Mike Trout (AL) won the award in 2014 and 2015.
Year Player Team League Position
1962[a] Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers National Shortstop
1962[a] Leon Wagner Los Angeles Angels American Left fielder
1963 Willie Maysdagger San Francisco Giants National Center fielder
1964 Johnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies National Right fielder
1965 Juan Marichaldagger San Francisco Giants National Pitcher
1966 Brooks Robinsondagger Baltimore Orioles American Third baseman
1967 Tony Pérezdagger Cincinnati Reds National Third baseman
1968 Willie Maysdagger (2) San Francisco Giants National Center fielder
1969 Willie McCoveydagger San Francisco Giants National First baseman
1970 Carl Yastrzemskidagger Boston Red Sox American Center fielder/First baseman
1971 Frank Robinsondagger Baltimore Orioles American Right fielder
1972 Joe Morgandagger Cincinnati Reds National Second baseman
1973 Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants National Right fielder
1974 Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers National First baseman
1975*[b] Bill Madlock Chicago Cubs National Third baseman
1975*[b] Jon Matlack New York Mets National Pitcher
1976 George Foster Cincinnati Reds National Left fielder
1977 Don Suttondagger Los Angeles Dodgers National Pitcher
1978 Steve Garvey (2) Los Angeles Dodgers National First baseman
1979 Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates National Right fielder
1980 Ken Griffey, Sr. Cincinnati Reds National Right fielder
1981 Gary Carterdagger Montreal Expos National Catcher
1982 Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds National Shortstop
1983 Fred Lynn California Angels American Center fielder
1984 Gary Carterdagger (2) Montreal Expos National Catcher
1985 LaMarr Hoyt San Diego Padres National Pitcher
1986 Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox American Pitcher
1987 Tim Rainesdagger Montreal Expos National Left fielder
1988 Terry Steinbach Oakland Athletics American Catcher
1989 Bo Jackson Kansas City Royals American Left fielder
1990 Julio Franco Texas Rangers American Second baseman
1991 Cal Ripken Jr.dagger Baltimore Orioles American Shortstop
1992 Ken Griffey Jr.dagger Seattle Mariners American Center fielder
1993 Kirby Puckettdagger Minnesota Twins American Center fielder
1994 Fred McGriff Atlanta Braves National First baseman
1995 Jeff Conine Florida Marlins National Left fielder
1996 Mike Piazzadagger Los Angeles Dodgers National Catcher
1997 Sandy Alomar Jr. Cleveland Indians American Catcher
1998 Roberto Alomardagger Baltimore Orioles American Second baseman
1999 Pedro Martínezdagger Boston Red Sox American Pitcher
2000 Derek Jeter New York Yankees American Shortstop
2001 Cal Ripken Jr.dagger (2) Baltimore Orioles American Shortstop/Third baseman[c]
2002[d]
2003 Garret Anderson Anaheim Angels American Left fielder
2004 Alfonso Soriano Texas Rangers American Left fielder
2005 Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles American Shortstop
2006 Michael Young Texas Rangers American Shortstop
2007 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners American Center fielder
2008 J. D. Drew Boston Red Sox American Right fielder
2009 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays American Left fielder
2010 Brian McCann^ Atlanta Braves National Catcher
2011 Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers National First baseman
2012 Melky Cabrera^ San Francisco Giants National Center fielder
2013 Mariano Riveradagger New York Yankees American Pitcher
2014 Mike Trout^ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American Outfielder
2015 Mike Trout^ (2) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American Outfielder
2016 Eric Hosmer^ Kansas City Royals American First baseman
2017 Robinson Canó^ Seattle Mariners American Second baseman
2018 Alex Bregman^ Houston Astros American Third baseman
2019 Shane Bieber^ Cleveland Indians American Pitcher

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Two All-Star games were played in 1962.[1]
  2. ^ a b The 1975 award was shared by two players.[4]
  3. ^ Ripken was elected as an American League All-Star at third base in 2001 but had spent the vast majority of his career at shortstop. Ripken had announced earlier that year that he would retire and Alex Rodriguez, the American League's starting shortstop, switched fielding positions with Ripken in the first inning as homage.[9]
  4. ^ A winner was not chosen in 2002, when the game ended in a tie.[2] Fox broadcasters Joe Buck and Tim McCarver stated that if the National League won, Damian Miller would be named MVP, and if the American League won, Paul Konerko would be named.

References

General
  • "All-Star MVPs". Major League Baseball. Retrieved September 1, 2009.
  • "Post-Season Awards & All-Star Game MVP Award Winners". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved September 1, 2009.
Specific
  1. ^ a b "All Star Game Most Valuable Player Award". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Adam McCalvy (July 9, 2002). "All-Star Game finishes in tie". Major League Baseball. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  3. ^ Mark Newman (June 16, 2014). "MVP Trout chooses from pair of Chevy vehicles". Major League Baseball. Archived from the original on June 25, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "1975 All-Star Game Box Score". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  5. ^ "Jul 12, 1966, AL All-Stars at NL All-Stars Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  6. ^ "Jul 14, 1970, AL All-Stars at NL All-Stars Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  7. ^ "Ken Griffey Sr." and "Ken Griffey Jr". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  8. ^ "Roberto Alomar" and "Sandy Alomar, Jr". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  9. ^ Anthony McCarron (July 14, 2008). "Alex Rodriguez fondly recalls 2001 All-Star tribute to Cal Ripken Jr". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 88th edition of the Major League Baseball All Star Game. The game was hosted by the Miami Marlins and was played at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017. It was televised nationally by Fox. The game was the first since 2002 whose outcome did not determine home-field advantage for the World Series; instead, the team with the better regular-season record will have home-field advantage. The Marlins were announced as the hosts on February 10, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; the game was the Marlins' first time hosting, leaving the Tampa Bay Rays as the only MLB franchise not to have hosted an All-Star game.

The Marlins initially were slated to host the 2000 All-Star Game, prior to having it revoked by then-National League president Len Coleman due to the concerns of both the franchise's long-term viability in the South Florida market, along with the habitually low attendance figures at Pro Player Stadium. That game was eventually moved to Turner Field in Atlanta.

The American League won, 2–1, in 10 innings. Robinson Canó, second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, hit the game winning home run for the American League and was named the 2017 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.

2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Washington Nationals and was played at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018. It was televised nationally by Fox. The American League beat the National League 8–6, in 10 innings.

The host city was announced on April 6, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; it was the fifth All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1969, when the second Washington Senators hosted. It was also the first time that the Nationals had hosted the All-Star Game, and the first time that the Nationals franchise had hosted it since 1982, when the franchise played as the Montreal Expos.

The two leagues came into the game with identical 43–43–2 records and both had scored exactly 361 runs each in All-Star Game history. The game also broke a home run record, as ten home runs were hit in the game; the previous record being six. All but one run was scored by way of a home run. This is the second consecutive game the AL has won in the 10th inning.

The national rating for the game was 5.2, down from 6.5 in 2017.

2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Cleveland Indians and was played at Progressive Field on July 9, 2019, with the American League prevailing over the National League, 4–3.The decision to name Cleveland the host city was announced on January 27, 2017 by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. It was the sixth All-Star Game in Cleveland, and the first since 1997; this established the Indians as the team to have hosted the most All-Star Games, breaking a four-way tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds, who have each hosted the game five times. It was also the first time since 2014 that an American League team has hosted the event. That All-Star Game also coincided with the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field and made it the second All-Star Game hosted by that ballpark. Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox managed the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed the National League for the second consecutive year.

2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 91st Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

The game will be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers of the NL. This will be the second All-Star Game held at Dodger Stadium, following the 1980 All-Star Game, and the fourth hosted by the Dodgers.

2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 92nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held between the American League (AL) and the National League (NL)

The game will be hosted by the Atlanta Braves of the NL; this will be the third time that Atlanta will host the All-Star Game. The last was in 2000, when the Braves hosted the game at Turner Field.

Commissioner's Trophy

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Commissioner's Trophy (MLB), awarded to the champions of Major League Baseball

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Houston Astros award winners and league leaders

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Houston Astros professional baseball team.

List of Milwaukee Brewers award winners and All-Stars

The Milwaukee Brewers professional baseball franchise dates to its 1969 founding in Washington as the Seattle Pilots. In 1970 the team relocated to Wisconsin, settling in Milwaukee.

In 1998, the team moved from the American League to the National League.This list, which is correct as of the end of the 2014 season, documents Pilots and Brewers players who have won league awards or were selected for mid-season Major League Baseball All-Star Game teams.

Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera y Astacio (born August 11, 1984) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. While primarily a left fielder throughout his career, Cabrera spent a significant amount of his playing time as a center fielder for the Royals and Yankees.

Cabrera signed with the Yankees as an amateur free agent. He made his MLB debut for the Yankees in 2005. After playing as a fourth outfielder, the Yankees included him in a trade to the Braves after the 2009 season. Struggling with the Braves in 2010, he was released, and signed by the Royals in 2011. Recommitting himself to the game, Cabrera had a strong year with the Royals, and was traded to the Giants for the 2012 season. In 2012, Cabrera made his first All-Star Game appearance, winning the All-Star Game MVP Award. One month later, Cabrera received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for high levels of testosterone.

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