Major League Baseball Player of the Month Award

The Player of the Month Award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. The National League started recognizing the award on June 4, 1958. National League president Warren Giles conducted a poll of baseball writers in each Major League city and awarded the winner an engraved desk set. The American League did not follow suit until 1974. The National League created a separate award for pitchers starting in 1975 and the American League did likewise in 1979. Pitchers have not been eligible since then.

Awardees

Players listed with multiple occurrences are denoted in parentheses:

The highest number of Player of the Month awards won by a single player is Barry Bonds' 13. He is followed by Alex Rodriguez (10), Frank Thomas (8), and Albert Belle (7).

Year Month National League American League
Player(s) Team(s) Player(s) Team(s)
1958 May Willie Mays
Stan Musial
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
 
June Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates
July Joey Jay Milwaukee Braves
August Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves
September Willie Mays (2) San Francisco Giants
1959 May Hank Aaron
Harvey Haddix
Milwaukee Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
June Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates
July Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
August Vern Law
Willie McCovey
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants
September Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves
1960 May Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
June Lindy McDaniel St. Louis Cardinals
July Don Drysdale (2) Los Angeles Dodgers
August Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves
September Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals
1961 May Joey Jay (2) Cincinnati Reds
June George Altman Chicago Cubs
July Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds
August Warren Spahn (2) Milwaukee Braves
September Jim O'Toole Cincinnati Reds
1962 May Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds
June Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
July Frank Howard Los Angeles Dodgers
August Jack Sanford San Francisco Giants
1963 May Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs
June Ron Santo Chicago Cubs
July Willie McCovey (2) San Francisco Giants
August Willie Mays (3) San Francisco Giants
1964 May Billy Williams Chicago Cubs
June Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies
July Ron Santo (2) Chicago Cubs
August Frank Robinson (2) Cincinnati Reds
September Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
1965 May Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves
June Vern Law (2)
Willie Stargell
Pittsburgh Pirates
July Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds
August Willie Mays (4) San Francisco Giants
1966 May Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants
June Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants
July Mike Shannon St. Louis Cardinals
August Pete Rose (2) Cincinnati Reds
1967 May Roberto Clemente (2) Pittsburgh Pirates
June Hank Aaron (2) Atlanta Braves
July Jim Ray Hart San Francisco Giants
August Orlando Cepeda St. Louis Cardinals
1968 May Don Drysdale (3) Los Angeles Dodgers
June Bob Gibson (2) St. Louis Cardinals
July Bob Gibson (3) St. Louis Cardinals
August Pete Rose (3) Cincinnati Reds
September Steve Blass Pittsburgh Pirates
1969 April Willie McCovey (3) San Francisco Giants
May Ken Holtzman Chicago Cubs
June Ron Santo (3) Chicago Cubs
July Roberto Clemente (3) Pittsburgh Pirates
August Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers
1970 May Rico Carty Atlanta Braves
June Tommie Agee New York Mets
July Bill Singer Los Angeles Dodgers
August Bob Gibson (4) St. Louis Cardinals
1971 April Willie Stargell (2) Pittsburgh Pirates
May Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals
June Willie Stargell (3) Pittsburgh Pirates
July Ferguson Jenkins Chicago Cubs
August Joe Torre (2) St. Louis Cardinals
1972 April Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers
May Bob Watson Houston Astros
June César Cedeño Houston Astros
July Billy Williams (2) Chicago Cubs
August Ken Henderson San Francisco Giants
1973 April Jerry Koosman New York Mets
May Willie Crawford Los Angeles Dodgers
June Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies
July Pete Rose (4) Cincinnati Reds
August Davey Johnson Atlanta Braves
1974 April Tommy John Los Angeles Dodgers Graig Nettles New York Yankees
May Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves Rod Carew Minnesota Twins
June Buzz Capra Atlanta Braves Gaylord Perry (2) Cleveland Indians
July Don Gullett Cincinnati Reds Doc Medich New York Yankees
August Lou Brock (2) St. Louis Cardinals Nolan Ryan California Angels
September   Al Kaline Detroit Tigers
1975 April Joe Morgan Cincinnati Reds Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
May Bob Watson (2) Houston Astros Jim Hughes Minnesota Twins
June Joe Morgan (2) Cincinnati Reds Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox
July Dave Kingman New York Mets John Mayberry Kansas City Royals
August Tony Pérez Cincinnati Reds Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles
September Andre Thornton Chicago Cubs Gene Tenace Oakland Athletics
1976 April Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies Willie Horton Detroit Tigers
May George Foster Cincinnati Reds Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers
June Al Oliver Pittsburgh Pirates Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers
July George Foster (2) Cincinnati Reds Reggie Jackson Baltimore Orioles
August Joe Morgan (3) Cincinnati Reds Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox
September Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers Nolan Ryan (2)
Frank Tanana
California Angels
1977 April Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers Otto Vélez Toronto Blue Jays
May Ken Reitz St. Louis Cardinals Frank Tanana (2) California Angels
June George Foster (3) Cincinnati Reds Rod Carew (2) Minnesota Twins
July Greg Luzinski (2) Philadelphia Phillies Jim Rice Boston Red Sox
August George Foster (4) Cincinnati Reds Graig Nettles (2) New York Yankees
September César Cedeño (2) Houston Astros Rod Carew (3) Minnesota Twins
1978 April Rick Monday Los Angeles Dodgers Frank Tanana (3) California Angels
May Jack Clark San Francisco Giants Jim Rice (2) Boston Red Sox
June Dave Winfield San Diego Padres Ron Guidry New York Yankees
July Pete Rose (5) Cincinnati Reds Doug DeCinces Baltimore Orioles
August Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Rice (3) Boston Red Sox
September Dave Parker (2) Pittsburgh Pirates Ron Guidry (2) New York Yankees
1979 April George Foster (5) Cincinnati Reds Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers
May Lou Brock (3) St. Louis Cardinals Don Baylor California Angels
June George Foster (6) Cincinnati Reds Dan Meyer Seattle Mariners
July Mike Schmidt (2) Philadelphia Phillies Don Baylor (2) California Angels
August Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals Fred Lynn (2) Boston Red Sox
September Pete Rose (6) Philadelphia Phillies Alfredo Griffin Toronto Blue Jays
1980 April Dave Kingman (2) Chicago Cubs Lamar Johnson Chicago White Sox
May Mike Schmidt (3) Philadelphia Phillies Ben Oglivie Milwaukee Brewers
June Dusty Baker Los Angeles Dodgers Rod Carew (4) California Angels
July Bob Horner Atlanta Braves George Brett
Reggie Jackson (2)
Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees
August Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves Cecil Cooper (2) Milwaukee Brewers
September Gary Carter Montreal Expos Eddie Murray
Jim Rice (4)
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
1981 April Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles
May Art Howe Houston Astros Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox
June 1981 Major League Baseball strike
July
August Mike Schmidt (4) Philadelphia Phillies Cecil Cooper (3) Milwaukee Brewers
September Gary Matthews Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Murray (2)
Willie Wilson
Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals
1982 April Dale Murphy (2) Atlanta Braves Eddie Murray (3) Baltimore Orioles
May Tim Wallach Montreal Expos Hal McRae Kansas City Royals
June Al Oliver (2) Montreal Expos George Brett (2) Kansas City Royals
July Mike Schmidt (5) Philadelphia Phillies Robin Yount (2) Milwaukee Brewers
August Bill Buckner Chicago Cubs Doug DeCinces (2) California Angels
September Claudell Washington Atlanta Braves Dave Winfield (2) New York Yankees
1983 April Terry Kennedy San Diego Padres George Brett (3) Kansas City Royals
May Darrell Evans San Francisco Giants Rod Carew (5) California Angels
June Andre Dawson Montreal Expos Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
July Dusty Baker (2) Los Angeles Dodgers Cecil Cooper (4) Milwaukee Brewers
August Mel Hall Chicago Cubs Lloyd Moseby Toronto Blue Jays
September Dale Murphy (3) Atlanta Braves Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
1984 April Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers
May Leon Durham Chicago Cubs Eddie Murray (4) Baltimore Orioles
June Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs Tony Armas Boston Red Sox
July José Cruz Houston Astros Kent Hrbek Minnesota Twins
August Keith Moreland Chicago Cubs Gary Ward Texas Rangers
September Dale Murphy (4) Atlanta Braves Greg Walker Chicago White Sox
1985 April Dale Murphy (5) Atlanta Braves Mike Davis Oakland Athletics
May Dave Parker (3) Cincinnati Reds George Brett (4) Kansas City Royals
June Pedro Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers Rickey Henderson New York Yankees
July Keith Hernandez (2) New York Mets George Brett (5) Kansas City Royals
August Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals Don Mattingly New York Yankees
September Gary Carter (2) New York Mets Don Mattingly (2) New York Yankees
1986 April Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
May Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox
June Kevin Bass Houston Astros Kent Hrbek (2) Minnesota Twins
July Eric Davis Cincinnati Reds Scott Fletcher Texas Rangers
August Dale Murphy (6) Atlanta Braves Doug DeCinces (3) California Angels
September Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers Don Mattingly (3) New York Yankees
1987 April Eric Davis (2) Cincinnati Reds Brian Downing California Angels
May Eric Davis (3) Cincinnati Reds Larry Parrish Texas Rangers
June Tony Gwynn (2) San Diego Padres Wade Boggs (2) Boston Red Sox
July Bo Díaz Cincinnati Reds Don Mattingly (4) New York Yankees
August Andre Dawson (2) Chicago Cubs Dwight Evans (2) Boston Red Sox
September Darryl Strawberry New York Mets Alan Trammell (2) Detroit Tigers
1988 April Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates Dave Winfield (3) New York Yankees
May Bobby Bonilla (2) Pittsburgh Pirates Carney Lansford Oakland Athletics
June Will Clark San Francisco Giants Mike Greenwell Boston Red Sox
July Tony Gwynn (3) San Diego Padres Chili Davis California Angels
August Eric Davis (4) Cincinnati Reds Kent Hrbek (3) Minnesota Twins
September Kevin McReynolds New York Mets José Canseco Oakland Athletics
1989 April Von Hayes Philadelphia Phillies Fred McGriff Toronto Blue Jays
May Will Clark (2) San Francisco Giants Ron Kittle Chicago White Sox
June Howard Johnson New York Mets Rubén Sierra Texas Rangers
July Mark Grace Chicago Cubs Robin Yount (3) Milwaukee Brewers
August Pedro Guerrero (2) St. Louis Cardinals George Bell
Nick Esasky
Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
September Will Clark (3) San Francisco Giants Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers
1990 April Bobby Bonilla (3) Pittsburgh Pirates Ken Griffey, Jr. Seattle Mariners
May Andre Dawson (3) Chicago Cubs José Canseco (2) Oakland Athletics
June Ryne Sandberg (2) Chicago Cubs Brook Jacoby Cleveland Indians
July Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates George Brett (6) Kansas City Royals
August David Justice Atlanta Braves Cecil Fielder Detroit Tigers
September Kal Daniels Los Angeles Dodgers Kelly Gruber Toronto Blue Jays
1991 April Félix José St. Louis Cardinals Dave Henderson Oakland Athletics
May David Justice (2) Atlanta Braves Rubén Sierra (2) Texas Rangers
June Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays
July Barry Bonds (2) Pittsburgh Pirates Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox
August Will Clark (4) San Francisco Giants Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox
September Howard Johnson (2) New York Mets Cal Ripken, Jr. (2) Baltimore Orioles
1992 April Barry Bonds (3) Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays
May Félix José (2) St. Louis Cardinals Kirby Puckett (2) Minnesota Twins
June Cory Snyder San Francisco Giants Kirby Puckett (3) Minnesota Twins
July Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers Edgar Martínez Seattle Mariners
August Gary Sheffield San Diego Padres Edgar Martínez (2) Seattle Mariners
September Barry Bonds (4) Pittsburgh Pirates Frank Thomas (2) Chicago White Sox
1993 April Barry Bonds (5) San Francisco Giants John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays
May Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros Paul Molitor (2) Toronto Blue Jays
June Andrés Galarraga Colorado Rockies John Olerud (2) Toronto Blue Jays
July Fred McGriff (2) San Diego Padres Rafael Palmeiro Texas Rangers
August Tony Gwynn (4) San Diego Padres Frank Thomas (3) Chicago White Sox
September Andrés Galarraga (2) Colorado Rockies Chris Hoiles Baltimore Orioles
1994 April Ellis Burks Colorado Rockies Joe Carter (2) Toronto Blue Jays
May Lenny Dykstra
Mike Piazza
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Frank Thomas (4) Chicago White Sox
June Jeff Bagwell (2) Houston Astros Albert Belle Cleveland Indians
July Jeff Bagwell (3) Houston Astros Frank Thomas (5) Chicago White Sox
August 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike
September
1995 April
May Matt Williams San Francisco Giants Manny Ramirez Cleveland Indians
June Jeff Conine Florida Marlins Edgar Martínez (3) Seattle Mariners
July Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies Garret Anderson California Angels
August Mike Piazza (2) Los Angeles Dodgers Albert Belle (2) Cleveland Indians
September Dante Bichette (2) Colorado Rockies Albert Belle (3) Cleveland Indians
1996 April Barry Bonds (6) San Francisco Giants Frank Thomas (6) Chicago White Sox
May Jeff Bagwell (4) Houston Astros Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox
June Dante Bichette (3) Colorado Rockies Mark McGwire Oakland Athletics
July Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs Juan González Texas Rangers
August Ken Caminiti San Diego Padres Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners
September Ken Caminiti (2) San Diego Padres Frank Thomas (7) Chicago White Sox
1997 April Larry Walker Colorado Rockies Ken Griffey, Jr. (2) Seattle Mariners
May Tony Gwynn (5) San Diego Padres Frank Thomas (8) Chicago White Sox
June Mike Piazza (3) Los Angeles Dodgers Jeff King Kansas City Royals
July Barry Bonds (7) San Francisco Giants Tim Salmon Anaheim Angels
August Mike Piazza (4) Los Angeles Dodgers Bernie Williams New York Yankees
September Mark McGwire (2) St. Louis Cardinals Juan González (2) Texas Rangers
1998 April Mark McGwire (3) St. Louis Cardinals Iván Rodríguez Texas Rangers
May Mark McGwire (4) St. Louis Cardinals Bernie Williams (2) New York Yankees
June Sammy Sosa (2) Chicago Cubs Rafael Palmeiro (2) Baltimore Orioles
July Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos Albert Belle (4) Chicago White Sox
August Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants Derek Jeter New York Yankees
September Mark McGwire (5) St. Louis Cardinals Albert Belle (5) Chicago White Sox
1999 April Matt Williams (2) Arizona Diamondbacks Manny Ramirez (2) Cleveland Indians
May Sammy Sosa (3) Chicago Cubs Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox
June Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee Brewers Rafael Palmeiro (3) Texas Rangers
July Mark McGwire (6) St. Louis Cardinals Joe Randa Kansas City Royals
August Vladimir Guerrero (2) Montreal Expos Rafael Palmeiro (4)
Iván Rodríguez (2)
Texas Rangers
September Greg Vaughn Cincinnati Reds Albert Belle (6) Baltimore Orioles
2000 April Vladimir Guerrero (3) Montreal Expos Jermaine Dye Kansas City Royals
May Todd Helton Colorado Rockies Edgar Martínez (4) Seattle Mariners
June Jeff Kent (2) San Francisco Giants Albert Belle (7) Baltimore Orioles
July Sammy Sosa (4) Chicago Cubs Johnny Damon Kansas City Royals
August Todd Helton (2) Colorado Rockies Glenallen Hill New York Yankees
September Richard Hidalgo Houston Astros Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics
2001 April Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks Manny Ramirez (3) Boston Red Sox
May Barry Bonds (8) San Francisco Giants Jason Giambi (2) Oakland Athletics
June Luis Gonzalez (2) Arizona Diamondbacks Mike Sweeney Kansas City Royals
July Jeff Bagwell (5) Houston Astros Jim Thome Cleveland Indians
August Sammy Sosa (5) Chicago Cubs Jermaine Dye (2) Oakland Athletics
September Barry Bonds (9) San Francisco Giants Eric Chavez Oakland Athletics
2002 April Vladimir Guerrero (4) Montreal Expos Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins
May Todd Helton (3) Colorado Rockies Jason Giambi (3) New York Yankees
June Jeff Kent (3) San Francisco Giants Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
July Larry Walker (2) Colorado Rockies Alex Rodriguez (2) Texas Rangers
August Barry Bonds (10) San Francisco Giants Alex Rodriguez (3) Texas Rangers
September Brian Jordan Los Angeles Dodgers Manny Ramirez (4) Boston Red Sox
2003 April Todd Helton (4) Colorado Rockies Alfonso Soriano New York Yankees
May Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Edgar Martínez (5) Seattle Mariners
June Albert Pujols (2) St. Louis Cardinals Jason Giambi (4) New York Yankees
July Barry Bonds (11) San Francisco Giants Magglio Ordóñez Chicago White Sox
August Vladimir Guerrero (5) Montreal Expos Alex Rodriguez (4) Texas Rangers
September Jim Thome (2) Philadelphia Phillies Alfonso Soriano (2) New York Yankees
2004 April Barry Bonds (12) San Francisco Giants Carlos Beltrán Kansas City Royals
May Lance Berkman Houston Astros Melvin Mora Baltimore Orioles
June Jim Thome (3) Philadelphia Phillies Iván Rodríguez (3) Detroit Tigers
July Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals Mark Teixeira Texas Rangers
August Barry Bonds (13) San Francisco Giants Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners
September Adrián Beltré Los Angeles Dodgers Vladimir Guerrero (6) Anaheim Angels
2005 April Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles
May Bobby Abreu Philadelphia Phillies Alex Rodriguez (5) New York Yankees
June Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves Travis Hafner Cleveland Indians
July Adam Dunn Cincinnati Reds Jason Giambi (5) New York Yankees
August Andruw Jones (2) Atlanta Braves Alex Rodriguez (6) New York Yankees
September Randy Winn San Francisco Giants David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
2006 April Albert Pujols (3) St. Louis Cardinals Jason Giambi (6) New York Yankees
May Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates Alex Rodriguez (7) New York Yankees
June David Wright New York Mets Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
July Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies David Ortiz (2) Boston Red Sox
August Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies Travis Hafner (2) Cleveland Indians
September Ryan Howard (2) Philadelphia Phillies Robinson Canó New York Yankees
2007 April José Reyes New York Mets Alex Rodriguez (8) New York Yankees
May Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins
June Alfonso Soriano (3) Chicago Cubs Alex Rodriguez (9) New York Yankees
July Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers Hideki Matsui New York Yankees
August Mark Teixeira (2) Atlanta Braves Magglio Ordóñez (2) Detroit Tigers
September Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies David Ortiz (3) Boston Red Sox
2008 April Chase Utley (2) Philadelphia Phillies Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers
May Lance Berkman (2) Houston Astros Josh Hamilton (2) Texas Rangers
June Hanley Ramírez Florida Marlins J. D. Drew Boston Red Sox
July Ryan Braun (2) Milwaukee Brewers Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
August Manny Ramirez (5) Los Angeles Dodgers Melvin Mora (2) Baltimore Orioles
September Ryan Howard (3) Philadelphia Phillies Shin-Soo Choo Cleveland Indians
2009 April Albert Pujols (4) St. Louis Cardinals Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays
May Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Mauer (2) Minnesota Twins
June Albert Pujols (5) St. Louis Cardinals B. J. Upton Tampa Bay Rays
July Ryan Ludwick St. Louis Cardinals Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels
August Ryan Howard (4) Philadelphia Phillies Kendrys Morales Los Angeles Angels
September Derrek Lee (2) Chicago Cubs Billy Butler Kansas City Royals
2010 April Kelly Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks Robinson Canó (2) New York Yankees
May Troy Glaus Atlanta Braves David Ortiz (4) Boston Red Sox
June David Wright (2) New York Mets Josh Hamilton (3) Texas Rangers
July Buster Posey San Francisco Giants Delmon Young
José Bautista
Minnesota Twins
Toronto Blue Jays
August Albert Pujols (6) St. Louis Cardinals José Bautista (2) Toronto Blue Jays
September Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies Alex Rodriguez (10) New York Yankees
2011 April Ryan Braun (3) Milwaukee Brewers José Bautista (3) Toronto Blue Jays
May Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds José Bautista (4) Toronto Blue Jays
June Prince Fielder (2) Milwaukee Brewers Adrián González Boston Red Sox
July Emilio Bonifacio Florida Marlins Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
August Dan Uggla Atlanta Braves Curtis Granderson New York Yankees
September Ryan Braun (4) Milwaukee Brewers Adrián Beltré (2) Texas Rangers
2012 April Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers Josh Hamilton (4) Texas Rangers
May Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins Josh Hamilton (5) Texas Rangers
June Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates José Bautista (5) Toronto Blue Jays
July Andrew McCutchen (2) Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
August Chase Headley San Diego Padres Miguel Cabrera (2) Detroit Tigers
September Chase Headley (2) San Diego Padres Adrián Beltré (3) Texas Rangers
2013 April Justin Upton (2) Atlanta Braves Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
May Domonic Brown Philadelphia Phillies Miguel Cabrera (3) Detroit Tigers
June Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers Jason Kipnis Cleveland Indians
July Jayson Werth Washington Nationals Adrián Beltré (4) Texas Rangers
August Martín Prado Arizona Diamondbacks Miguel Cabrera (4) Detroit Tigers
September Hunter Pence San Francisco Giants Josh Donaldson Oakland Athletics
2014 April Troy Tulowitzki (2) Colorado Rockies José Abreu Chicago White Sox
May Yasiel Puig (2) Los Angeles Dodgers Edwin Encarnación Toronto Blue Jays
June Andrew McCutchen (3) Pittsburgh Pirates Mike Trout (2) Los Angeles Angels
July Jayson Werth (2) Washington Nationals José Abreu (2) Chicago White Sox
August Josh Harrison Pittsburgh Pirates Víctor Martínez Detroit Tigers
September Matt Kemp (2) Los Angeles Dodgers Miguel Cabrera (5) Detroit Tigers
2015 April Adrian Gonzalez (2) Los Angeles Dodgers Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners
May Bryce Harper Washington Nationals Jason Kipnis (2) Cleveland Indians
June Giancarlo Stanton (2) Miami Marlins Albert Pujols (7) Los Angeles Angels
July Carlos Gonzalez Colorado Rockies Mike Trout (3) Los Angeles Angels
August Andrew McCutchen (4) Pittsburgh Pirates Edwin Encarnación (2) Toronto Blue Jays
September Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies Shin-Soo Choo (2) Texas Rangers
2016 April Bryce Harper (2) Washington Nationals Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles
May Daniel Murphy Washington Nationals Jackie Bradley Jr. Boston Red Sox
June Wil Myers San Diego Padres José Altuve Houston Astros
July Daniel Murphy (2) Washington Nationals Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
August Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs Gary Sánchez New York Yankees
September Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves Miguel Cabrera (6) Detroit Tigers
2017 April Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals Mike Trout (4) Los Angeles Angels
May Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies Carlos Correa Houston Astros
June Andrew McCutchen (5) Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron Judge New York Yankees
July Nolan Arenado (2) Colorado Rockies José Altuve (2) Houston Astros
August Giancarlo Stanton (3) Miami Marlins Manny Machado (2) Baltimore Orioles
September J. D. Martinez Arizona Diamondbacks Aaron Judge (2) New York Yankees
2018 April A. J. Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks Didi Gregorius New York Yankees
May Scooter Gennett Cincinnati Reds Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians
June Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks Alex Bregman Houston Astros
July Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals Jose Ramirez Cleveland Indians
August Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers J. D. Martinez (2) Boston Red Sox
September Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers Mike Trout (5) Los Angeles Angels
2019 April Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox
May Josh Bell Pittsburgh Pirates Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox
June
July
August
September

See also

References

2013 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 2013 throughout the world.

Alex Rodriguez

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Rodriguez amassed a .295 batting average, over 600 home runs (696), over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, over 3,000 hits, and over 300 stolen bases, the only player in MLB history to achieve all of those feats. He was also a 14-time All-Star, winning three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. Rodríguez is also the career record holder for grand slams with 25. He signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball. In addition to his accomplishments, he also led a controversial career due to some of his behaviors, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs.The Mariners selected Rodriguez first overall in the 1993 MLB draft, and he debuted in the major leagues the following year at the age of 18. In 1996, he became the Mariners' starting shortstop, won the major league batting championship, and finished second in voting for the AL MVP Award. His combination of power, speed, and defense made him a cornerstone of the franchise, but he left the team via free agency after the 2000 season to join the Rangers. The 10-year, $252 million contract he signed was the richest in baseball history at the time. He played at a high level in his three years with Texas, highlighted by his first AL MVP Award win in 2003, but the team failed to make the playoffs during his tenure. Prior to the 2004 season, Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees, for whom he converted to a third baseman, because Derek Jeter was already the Yankees' full-time shortstop. During Rodriguez's career with the Yankees, he was named AL MVP in 2005 and 2007. After opting out of his contract following the 2007 season, Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract. He became the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, reaching the milestone in 2007. He was part of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez's only world title. Toward the end of his career, Rodriguez was hampered by hip and knee injuries, which caused him to become exclusively a designated hitter. He played his final game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016.

During a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez denied using performance-enhancing drugs. In February 2009, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for Rangers due to "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform. While recovering from a hip injury in 2013, Rodriguez made headlines by feuding with team management over his rehabilitation and for having allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs as part of the Biogenesis baseball scandal. In August 2013, MLB suspended him for 211 games for his involvement in the scandal, but he was allowed to play while appealing the punishment. Had the original suspension been upheld, it would have been the longest non-lifetime suspension in Major League Baseball history. After an arbitration hearing, the suspension was reduced to 162 games, which kept him off the field for the entire 2014 season.After retiring as a player, Rodriguez became a media personality, serving as a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1, a cast member of Shark Tank and a member of the ABC News network. In January 2018, ESPN announced that Rodriguez would be joining the broadcast team of Sunday Night Baseball In January 2017, CNBC announced Rodriguez would be the host of the show Back In The Game, where he would help former athletes make a comeback in their personal lives; the first episode debuted on the network in March 2018.

Carlos Beltrán

Carlos Iván Beltrán (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾloz βelˈtɾan]; born April 24, 1977) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. A right-handed thrower and switch hitter, Beltrán stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 215 pounds (98 kg).

Beltrán was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 1999 while with the Royals. He was named to nine MLB All-Star Games, and won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Beltrán was the fifth player to reach both 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases and just the fourth switch hitter with 400 home runs. He is also a member of the 30–30 club, as he has hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in the same season. Beltrán retired after the 2017 season, winning a World Series title with the Houston Astros.

Beltrán is among the best all-time statistical hitters in postseason games, which has earned him nicknames such as "the new Mr. October", "Mr. October, Jr.", "Señor Octubre", and "the real Mr. October" from the media. He broke the 1.000 OPS mark in four different playoff series. Beltrán also had a 100% stolen base percentage (11-for-11) during the playoffs, which are the most stolen bases without being caught.

Iván Rodríguez

Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 27, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge", is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, comprising the majority of his career), Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999. He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time.

Rodríguez won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003, and also played in the 2006 World Series while with the Tigers. He is the major league career leader in putouts by catchers. On June 17, 2009, Rodríguez set an MLB record by catching his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk. During his career, he had the best caught stealing percentage of any major league catcher, at 45.68%.On January 18, 2017, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, receiving 76% of the votes cast, and was officially inducted on July 30, 2017.

Jim Bunning

James Paul David Bunning (October 23, 1931 – May 26, 2017) was an American professional baseball pitcher and politician who represented Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress. He is the sole Major League Baseball athlete to have been elected to both the United States Senate and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bunning pitched from 1955 to 1971 for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers. When Bunning retired, he had the second-highest total career strikeouts in Major League history; he currently ranks 18th. As a member of the Phillies, Bunning pitched the seventh perfect game in Major League Baseball history on June 21, 1964, the first game of a Father's Day doubleheader at Shea Stadium, against the New York Mets. The perfect game was the first since 1880 in the National League. Bunning was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996 after election by the Hall's Veterans Committee.

After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to his native northern Kentucky and was elected to the Fort Thomas city council, then the Kentucky Senate, in which he served as minority leader. In 1986, Bunning was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th congressional district, and served in the House from 1987 to 1999. He was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 1998 and served two terms as the Republican junior U.S. Senator. In July 2009, he announced that he would not run for re-election in 2010. Bunning gave his farewell speech to the Senate on December 9, 2010, and was succeeded by Rand Paul on January 3, 2011.

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Month Award

The Rookie of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season.

Mark Teixeira

Mark Charles Teixeira ( tay-SHAIR-ə; born April 11, 1980) is an American former professional baseball first baseman. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. Before his professional career, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. One of the most prolific switch hitters in MLB history, Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees' 27th World Series championship in 2009, leading the American League (AL) in home runs and runs batted in (RBI) while finishing second in the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) balloting. Teixeira was a three-time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards, and also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 14. He was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs.

Drafted fifth overall by the Texas Rangers in 2001, Teixeira made his MLB debut on Opening Day in 2003, and hit 26 home runs as a rookie. He hit career-highs of 43 home runs and 144 RBI in 2005. The centerpiece of consecutive mid-season trades in 2007 and 2008, the Rangers first sent him to the Braves for a prospect package centered around Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison. He was later traded in July 2008 to the Los Angeles Angels, where he played for half a season and lost in the first round of the playoffs. In December 2008, he agreed to a lucrative eight-year contract with the Yankees, contributing his most productive season in pinstripes the following year. Injuries limited his effectiveness afterward, including a calf strain in 2012, early season-ending wrist surgery in 2013, various ailments in 2014, a shin fracture in 2015, and neck spasms and torn cartilage in 2016. Teixeira retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season and contract with the Yankees. In each season from 2004 to 2011, Teixeira hit at least 30 home runs with 100 RBI.

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Sandy Koufax

Sanford Koufax (; born Sanford Braun; December 30, 1935) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher. He pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He has been hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.

Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding years from 1961 to 1966, before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. He was an All-Star for six seasons and was the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1963. He won three Cy Young Awards in 1963, 1965, and 1966, by unanimous votes, making him the first three-time Cy Young winner in baseball history and the only one to win three times when one overall award was given for all of major league baseball instead of one award for each league. Koufax also won the NL Triple Crown for pitchers those same three years by leading the NL in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average.Koufax was the first major league pitcher to pitch four no-hitters and the eighth pitcher to pitch a perfect game in baseball history. Despite his comparatively short career, Koufax's 2,396 career strikeouts ranked 7th in history as of his retirement, at the time trailing only Warren Spahn (2,583) among left-handers. Koufax, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, and Nolan Ryan are the only five pitchers elected to the Hall of Fame who had more strikeouts than innings pitched.

Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur garnered national attention as an example of conflict between professional pressures and personal beliefs.

Will Clark

William Nuschler Clark, Jr. (born March 13, 1964) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the San Francisco Giants from 1986 to 1993. Clark was known by the nickname of "Will the Thrill." The nickname has often been truncated to simply, "The Thrill."After a sensational career at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Clark attended Mississippi State University, where he continued to flourish. Clark was inducted into the Mississippi State University Hall of Fame in 2003. Clark was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. He was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on April 26, 2007 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on August 1, 2008.He currently works in the San Francisco Giants front office after spending five seasons as an advisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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