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Friday, April 15, 2016

MVP in black and white 1949 (Jackie Robinson) to 2015.

USA born black players are shown with a black background. Country is where the player was born. In 1949 Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the first black player to be voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP). The National League (NL) MVP award was dominated by black layers to 1963 when Elston Howard of the New York Yankees became the fist black player to be voted American League (AL) MVP.
Photo of Jackie RobinsonPhoto of Elston Howard
In recent years many more players born outside the USA have been voted MVP. Review the list and draw your own conclusions. Photos from baseball-reference.com.


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1949TedWilliamsUSAAL1949JackieRobinsonUSANL
1950PhilRizzutoUSAAL1950JimKonstantyUSANL
1951YogiBerraUSAAL1951RoyCampanellaUSANL
1952BobbyShantzUSAAL1952HankSauerUSANL
1953AlRosenUSAAL1953RoyCampanellaUSANL
1954YogiBerraUSAAL1954WillieMaysUSANL
1955YogiBerraUSAAL1955RoyCampanellaUSANL
1956MickeyMantleUSAAL1956DonNewcombeUSANL
1957MickeyMantleUSAAL1957HankAaronUSANL
1958JackieJensenUSAAL1958ErnieBanksUSANL
1959NellieFoxUSAAL1959ErnieBanksUSANL
1960RogerMarisUSAAL1960DickGroatUSANL
1961RogerMarisUSAAL1961FrankRobinsonUSANL
1962MickeyMantleUSAAL1962MauryWillsUSANL
1963ElstonHowardUSAAL1963SandyKoufaxUSANL
1964BrooksRobinsonUSAAL1964KenBoyerUSANL
1965ZoiloVersallesCubaAL1965WillieMaysUSANL
1966FrankRobinsonUSAAL1966RobertoClementeP.R.NL
1967CarlYastrzemskiUSAAL1967OrlandoCepedaP.R.NL
1968DennyMcLainUSAAL1968BobGibsonUSANL
1969HarmonKillebrewUSAAL1969WillieMcCoveyUSANL
1970BoogPowellUSAAL1970JohnnyBenchUSANL
1971VidaBlueUSAAL1971JoeTorreUSANL
1972DickAllenUSAAL1972JohnnyBenchUSANL
1973ReggieJacksonUSAAL1973PeteRoseUSANL
1974JeffBurroughsUSAAL1974SteveGarveyUSANL
1975FredLynnUSAAL1975JoeMorganUSANL
1976ThurmanMunsonUSAAL1976JoeMorganUSANL
1977RodCarewPanamaAL1977GeorgeFosterUSANL
1978JimRiceUSAAL1978DaveParkerUSANL
1979DonBaylorUSAAL1979KeithHernandezUSANL
1979WillieStargellUSANL
1980GeorgeBrettUSAAL1980MikeSchmidtUSANL
1981RollieFingersUSAAL1981MikeSchmidtUSANL
1982RobinYountUSAAL1982DaleMurphyUSANL
1983CalRipkenUSAAL1983DaleMurphyUSANL
1984WillieHernandezP.R.AL1984RyneSandbergUSANL
1985DonMattinglyUSAAL1985WillieMcGeeUSANL
1986RogerClemensUSAAL1986MikeSchmidtUSANL
1987GeorgeBellD.R.AL1987AndreDawsonUSANL
1988JoseCansecoCubaAL1988KirkGibsonUSANL
1989RobinYountUSAAL1989KevinMitchellUSANL
1990RickeyHendersonUSAAL1990BarryBondsUSANL
1991CalRipkenUSAAL1991TerryPendletonUSANL
1992DennisEckersleyUSAAL1992BarryBondsUSANL
1993FrankThomasUSAAL1993BarryBondsUSANL
1994FrankThomasUSAAL1994JeffBagwellUSANL
1995MoVaughnUSAAL1995BarryLarkinUSANL
1996JuanGonzalezP.R.AL1996KenCaminitiUSANL
1997KenGriffeyUSAAL1997LarryWalkerCANNL
1998JuanGonzalezP.R.AL1998SammySosaD.R.NL
1999IvanRodriguezP.R.AL1999ChipperJonesUSANL
2000JasonGiambiUSAAL2000JeffKentUSANL
2001IchiroSuzukiJapanAL2001BarryBondsUSANL
2002MiguelTejadaD.R.AL2002BarryBondsUSANL
2003AlexRodriguezUSAAL2003BarryBondsUSANL
2004VladimirGuerreroD.R.AL2004BarryBondsUSANL
2005AlexRodriguezUSAAL2005AlbertPujolsD.R.NL
2006JustinMorneauCANAL2006RyanHowardUSANL
2007AlexRodriguezUSAAL2007JimmyRollinsUSANL
2008DustinPedroiaUSAAL2008AlbertPujolsD.R.NL
2009JoeMauerUSAAL2009AlbertPujolsD.R.NL
2010JoshHamiltonUSAAL2010JoeyVottoCANNL
2011JustinVerlanderUSAAL2011RyanBraunUSANL
2012MiguelCabreraVenezuelaAL2012BusterPoseyUSANL
2013MiguelCabreraVenezuelaAL2013AndrewMcCutchenUSANL
2014MikeTroutUSAAL2014ClaytonKershawUSANL
2015JoshDonaldsonUSAAL2015BryceHarperUSANL
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