INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE MVP

The Most Valuable Baseball Player in the International League

The International League is one of the oldest, most respected, and most talent filled systems in the entire country. The International League Most Valuable Player award is given annually to the best player in the league during the season and what follows below is a comprehensive list of every former International League MVP recipient.

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"(Marv) Owen was the Tigers' anchor at third base for five years in the 1930s. He hit .317 and knocked in 96 runs in 1934, when his four infield mates each topped 100 RBI. During the 1934 World Series, he was involved in a celebrated scrap at third with the Cardinals' Ducky Medwick, who slid into the base unnecessarily hard on a triple when the Cardinals already had the game sewn up. - Author Ken Turetzky on BaseballLibrary.com

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1932
3B
Newark Bears ( Tigers )
1933
SS
Newark Bears ( Yankees )
1934
OF
Toronto Maple Leafs ( Reds )
1935
OF
Baltimore Orioles (n/a)
1936
OF
Buffalo Bisons (n/a)
1937
C
Baltimore Orioles (n/a)
1938
Ollie Carnegie (1)
OF
Buffalo Bisons (n/a)
1939
SS
Newark Bears ( Yankees )
1940
P
Rochester Red Wings ( Cardinals )
1941
P
Buffalo Bisons (n/a)
1942
P
Syracuse Chiefs ( Reds )
1943
SS
Rochester Red Wings ( Cardinals )
1944
OF
Baltimore Orioles ( Indians )
1945
C
Baltimore Orioles ( Indians )
1946
1B
Baltimore Orioles ( Indians )
1947
OF
Syracuse Chiefs ( Reds )
1948
2B
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1949
Bob Morgan (1)
3B
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1950
P
Rochester Red Wings ( Cardinals )
1951
OF
Buffalo Bisons (n/a)
1952
2B
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1953
1B
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1954
C
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1955
1B
Montreal Royals ( Dodgers )
1956
2B
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1957
SS
Buffalo Bisons ( Athletics )
1958
1B
Toronto Maple Leafs (n/a)
1959
1B
Buffalo Bisons ( Phillies )
1960
OF
Toronto Maple Leafs ( Indians )
1961
OF
Buffalo Bisons ( Phillies )
1962
SS
Jacksonville Suns ( Indians )
1963
3B
Indianapolis Indians ( White Sox )
1964
3B
Jacksonville Suns ( Cardinals )
1965
3B
Toronto Maple Leafs ( Red Sox )
1966
1B
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1967
OF
Richmond Braves ( Braves )
1968
OF
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1969
SS
Louisville Colonels ( Red Sox )
1970
OF
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1B
Columbus Jets ( Pirates )
1971
SS
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1972
OF
Louisville Colonels ( Red Sox )
1973
OF
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1974
OF
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1975
OF
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1976
2B
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
SS
Syracuse Chiefs ( Yankees )
1B
Toledo Mud Hens ( Indians )
1977
3B
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1978
C
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1979
OF
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1B
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1980
1B
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1981
OF
Richmond Braves ( Braves )
1982
3B
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1983
2B
Toledo Mud Hens ( Twins )
1984
OF
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1985
OF
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1986
1B
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
1987
1B
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1988
3B
Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1989
3B
Tidewater Tides ( Mets )
1990
OF
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1991
OF
Syracuse Chiefs ( Blue Jays )
1992
1B
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
1993
3B
Charlotte Knights ( Indians )
1994
3B
Norfolk Tides ( Mets ) & Rochester Red Wings ( Orioles )
1995
3B
Norfolk Tides ( Mets )
1996
3B
Toledo Mud Hens ( Tigers )
1997
1B
Norfolk Tides ( Mets )
1998
1B
Indianapolis Indians ( Reds )
1999
1B
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2000
OF
Syracuse Sky Chiefs ( Blue Jays )
2001
C
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2002
OF
Louisville Bats ( Reds )
2003
1B
Columbus Clippers ( Yankees )
2004
SS
Buffalo Bisons ( Indians )
2005
OF
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ( Phillies )
2006
1B
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2007
3B
Toledo Mud Hens ( Tigers )
2008
1B
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
2009
OF
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders ( Yankees )
2010
3B
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2011
OF
Durham Bulls ( Rays )
2012
1B
Pawtucket Red Sox ( Red Sox )
2013
1B
Rochester Red Wings ( Twins )
2014
OF
Syracuse Chiefs ( Nationals )
2015
3B
Buffalo Bisons ( Blue Jays )
2016
OF
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders ( Yankees )
2017
1B
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs ( Phillies )
2018
Joey Meneses (1)
1B
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs ( Phillies )
2019
Ryan Mountcastle (1)
1B
Norfolk Tides ( Orioles )
2020
No Selection Made
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Cancelled Season / COVID-19
2021
Not Yet Announced (x)
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To Be Determined (--)
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Did you know that Rocky Nelson (1953, 1955, 1958) and Robert Petagine (1997, 1998) are the only two players in history to win the International League Most Valuable Player Award more than once during their career?

More than seventy-five years of history and only four players who won this award failed to make it into the big leagues — their names are gray (non-linked).

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