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The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award is the oldest of three annual awards in Major League Baseball given to one player in each league who has reemerged as a star in that season. It was established in 1965. The winner in each league is selected by the TSN editorial staff.

In 2005, Major League Baseball officially sponsored its own Comeback Player of the Year Award for the first time. TSN and MLB honored the same players in 2005—Ken Griffey, Jr. in the National League and Jason Giambi in the American League.

In 1992, the first Players Choice Awards were given, to the Comeback Player in each league. There were no other awards that year. In 1993, the Comeback Player awards were replaced by an Outstanding Player award for each league. In 1994, two more categories were added (Outstanding Pitcher and Outstanding Rookie in each league). In 1997, the dual Comeback Player awards were again named. The Players Choice Awards are unique because the electorate consists of the players themselves.

Listed below are the players honored with the TSN award by year, name, team and league.

Honorees

Notes

  • The only players to be named twice in the American League are Norm Cash, Boog Powell and Bret Saberhagen.
  • The only players to be named twice in the National League are Andrés Galarraga and Chris Carpenter.
  • The only player to be named in both leagues is Rick Sutcliffe.

See also

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