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The 1958 Babe Ruth Award, won by Elston Howard

The Babe Ruth Award is an annual award given to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the World Series, similar to the World Series MVP Award. The award was created by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America in honor of the late New York Yankees legend, Babe Ruth, and was first awarded a year after Ruth's death in 1948. It is typically presented several weeks after the Series.[1][2] The most recent winner of the Babe Ruth Award is Alex Rodriguez of the 2009 Yankees.[3]

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Winners

Year Player Team
1949 Joe Page New York Yankees
1950 Jerry Coleman New York Yankees
1951 Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees
1952 Johnny Mize New York Yankees
1953 Billy Martin New York Yankees
1954 Dusty Rhodes New York Giants
1955 Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 Don Larsen New York Yankees
1957 Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves
1958 Elston Howard New York Yankees
1959 Larry Sherry Los Angeles Dodgers
1960 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
1961 Whitey Ford New York Yankees
1962 Ralph Terry New York Yankees
1963 Sandy Koufax(1) Los Angeles Dodgers
1964 Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
1965 Sandy Koufax(2) Los Angeles Dodgers
1966 Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles
1967 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals
1968 Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers
1969 Al Weis New York Mets
1970 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
1971 Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
1972 Gene Tenace Oakland Athletics
1973 Bert Campaneris Oakland Athletics
1974 Dick Green Oakland Athletics
1975 Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox
1976 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
1977 Reggie Jackson New York Yankees
1978 Bucky Dent New York Yankees
1979 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates
1980 Tug McGraw Philadelphia Phillies
1981 Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers
1982 Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals
1983 Rick Dempsey Baltimore Orioles
1984 Jack Morris(1) Detroit Tigers
1985 Bret Saberhagen Kansas City Royals
1986 Ray Knight New York Mets
1987 Frank Viola Minnesota Twins
1988 Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers
1989 Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics
1990 Billy Hatcher Cincinnati Reds
1991 Jack Morris(2) Minnesota Twins
1992 Dave Winfield Toronto Blue Jays
1993 Paul Molitor Toronto Blue Jays
1994 None awarded None[a]
1995 Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves
1996 Cecil Fielder New York Yankees
1997 Moisés Alou Florida Marlins
1998 Scott Brosius New York Yankees
1999 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees
2000 Derek Jeter New York Yankees
2001 Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 Troy Glaus Anaheim Angels
2003 Josh Beckett Florida Marlins
2004 Keith Foulke Boston Red Sox
2005 Jermaine Dye Chicago White Sox
2006 David Eckstein St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Jonathan Papelbon[4] Boston Red Sox
2008 Cole Hamels[5] Philadelphia Phillies
2009 Alex Rodriguez[1] New York Yankees

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b In 2009, the award was presented by Ruth's granddaughter. Rumberg, Howie (January 25, 2010). "Alex Rodriguez is left speechless when accepting playoffs MVP from New York baseball writers". Associated Press (at Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN). http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/82536362.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqCP:iUiacyKUzyaP37D_MDua_eyD5PcOiUr. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ The Hutch Award, Lou Gehrig Award, Babe Ruth Award & Roberto Clemente Award Winners. Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  3. ^ "Rodriguez chokes up during speech". Associated Press (at ESPN.com). January 24, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4853444. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  4. ^ DiComo, Anthony (January 28, 2008). "Murcer honored for rousing recovery: Ex-Yankee's emotional acceptance punctuates BBWAA Awards". MLB Advanced Media, LP. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080127&content_id=2357419&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Maddux, Mussina honored by NY baseball writers". Associated Press (at ESPN). January 26, 2009. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=mlb&id=3860674&campaign=rsssrch&source=mark+brooks. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

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