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List of Major League Baseball Awards

MLB AwardsMajor League Baseball (MLB) refers to the organization that operates the American League (AL) and the National League (NL). The MLB presents a variety of annual trophies and awards to recognize both its players and its teams. Awards presented by the MLB are–

Team Awards

Commissioner’s Trophy – The trophy is presented each year by the Commissioner of Baseball to MLB team that wins the World Series.

Year Winning Team Winning Manager Winning League Games Losing Team (League)
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manual National League 4-1 Tampa Bay Rays (AL)
2009 New York Yankees Joe Girardi American League 4-2 Philadelphia Phillies (NL)

Warren C. Giles Trophy – The trophy is presented each year to the winner of National League.

Year Winning Team Games Record Losing Team
2008 Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 92 – 70 Los Angeles Dodgers
2009 Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 93 – 69 Los Angeles Dodgers

William Harridge Trophy – The trophy is presented each year to the winner of American League.

Year Winning Team Games Record Losing Team
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 97 – 65 Boston Red Sox
2009 New York Yankees 4-2 103 – 59 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Player Awards

Most Valuable Player (MVP) – The MVP award is given to one outstanding player in each league of MLB annually.

Year AL Winner Team Position NL Winner Team Position
2008 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2B (Second baseman) Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 1B (First baseman)
2009 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins C (Cactcher) Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 1B (First baseman)

CY Young Award – The award is an honor given to the best pitcher in MLB, one each for the National League and the American League.

National League

Year Pitcher Team Saves Earned Run Average (ERA) Record
2008 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 0 2.62 18 – 5
2009 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 0 2.48 15 – 7

American League

Year Pitcher Team Saves Earned Run Average (ERA) Record
2008 Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians 0 2.54 22 – 3
2009 Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 0 2.16 16 – 8

Rookie of the Year Award – Rookie of the Year honor is given to one player from each league.

American League

Year Player Team Position
2008 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays Third baseman (3B)
2009 Andrew Bailey Oakland Athletics Pitcher (P)

National League

Year Player Team Position
2008 Geovany Soto Chicago Cubs Catcher (C)
2009 Chris Coghlan Florida Marlins Outfielder (OF)

Manager of the Year Award – The award is given annually to the best managers in the National and American Leagues.

American League

Year Manager Division Team Record
2008 Joe Maddon East Tampa Bay Rays 97 – 65
2009 Mike Scioscia West Los Angles Angles 97 – 65

National League

Year Manager Division Team Record
2008 Lou Piniella Central Chicago Cubs 97 – 64
2009 Jim Tracy West Colorado Rockies 92 – 70

Gold Glove Award – Gold Glove Award is the award given yearly to the MLB players judged to have revealed extraordinary individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the American League and the National League.

American League

Year 2008 2009
First baseman (1B) Carlos Peria Mark Teixeira
Second Baseman (2B) Dustin Pedroia Placido Polanco
Third Baseman (3B) Adrian Beltre Evan Longoria
Shortstop (SS) Michael Young Derek Jeter
Outfielder (OF) Torii Hunter Torii Hunter
Outfielder (OF) Grady Sizemore Adam Jones
Outfielder (OF) Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki
Catcher (C) Joe Mauer Joe Mauer
Pitcher (P) Mike Mussina Mark Buehrle

National League

Year 2008 2009
First baseman (1B) Adrian Gonzalez Adrian Gonzalez
Second Baseman (2B) Brandon Phillips Orlando Hudson
Third Baseman (3B) David Wright Ryan Zimmerman
Shortstop (SS) Jimmy Rollins Jimmy Rollins
Outfielder (OF) Nate McLouth Matt Kemp
Outfielder (OF) Carlos Betran Michael Bourn
Outfielder (OF) Shane Victorina Shane Victorina
Catcher (C) Yadier Molina Yadier Molina
Pitcher (P) Greg Maddux Adam Wainwright

Silver Slugger Award – The award is given to the best offensive player at each position in the National and American Leagues.

American League

Year 2008 2009
First baseman (1B) Justin Morneau Mark Teixeira
Second Baseman (2B) Dustin Pedroia Aaron Hill
Third Baseman (3B) Alex Rodriguez Evan Longoria
Shortstop (SS) Derek Jeter Derek Jeter
Outfielder (OF) Josh Hamilton Jason Bay
Outfielder (OF) Carlos Quentin Torii Hunter
Outfielder (OF) Grady Sizemore Ichiro Suzuki
Catcher (C) Joe Mauer Joe Mauer
Designated Hitter (DH) Aubrey Huff Adam Lind

National League

Year 2008 2009
First baseman (1B) Albert Pujols Albert Pujols
Second Baseman (2B) Chase Utely Chase Utely
Third Baseman (3B) David Wright Ryan Zimmerman
Shortstop (SS) Hanley Ramirez Hanley Ramirez
Outfielder (OF) Ryan Ludwick Matt Kemp
Outfielder (OF) Matt Holiday Andre Etheir
Outfielder (OF) Ryan Barun Ryan Barun
Catcher (C) Brian McCann Brian McCann
Designated Hitter (DH) Carlos Zambrano Carlos Zambrano

Hank Aaron Award – The award is given to the MLB players selected as top hitter in each league.

Year AL Player Team Hits NL Player Team Hits
2008 Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox 168 Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs 212
2009 Derek Jeter New York Yankees 212 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 186

Rolaids Relief Man Award – The Rolaids Relief Man award is given to the MLB players selected as top relief pitchers in each league.

Year AL Player Team Walks plus Hits per innings pitched (WHIP) NL Player Team Walks plus Hits per innings pitched (WHIP)
2008 Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels 1.288 Brad Lidge Philadelphia Phillies 1.226
2009 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 0.905 Heath Bell San Diego Padres 1.120

Comeback Player of the Year Award – The MLB Comeback Player of the Year award is given to a player who is judged to have re-emerged on the field during a season. The award given to players from the year 2008 are -

Year AL Winner Team Position NL Winner Team Position
2008 Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians Starting Pitcher Brad Lidge Philadelphia Phillies Relief Pitcher
2009 Aaron Hill Toronto Blue Jays Second baseman Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher

World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award – The honor is given to a player believed to have the most impact on his team’s performance in World Series.

Year Player Team League Position
2008 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies National league Starting Pitcher
2009 Hideki Matsui New York Yankees American League Designated Hitter

League Championship Series MVP Award – League Championship Series (LCS) is the second round of MLB post-season. LCS MVP award is given to a player believed to have the most impact on his team’s performance in this series.

Year AL Winner Team Position NL Winner Team Position
2008 Matt Garza Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitcher Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies Starting Pitcher
2009 CC Sabathia New York Yankees Starting Pitcher Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman

MLB All-Star Game MVP Award – The award is given to the most outstanding player in MLB All-Star Game annually.

Year Player Team League Position
2008 J. D. Drew Boston Red Sox American League Right fielder (RF)
2009 Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Rays American League Left fielder (LF)
2010 Brian McCann Atlanta Braves National League Catcher (C)

Roberto Clemente Award – The honor is given to a MLB player, who best exemplifies the game of community involvement, sportsmanship, baseball, and the contribution to his team.

Year Player Team League Position
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals National League First baseman
2009 Derek Jeter New York Yankees American League Shortstop