PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE MVP

The Most Valuable Player of the Pacific Coast League

The Pacific Coast League is one of the oldest, most respected, and most talent filled minor league baseball systems in the entire country. The Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Award is given annually to the best player in the league during the season.

The Pacific Coast League MVP is determined by votes placed by the team managers from the sixteen Pacific Coast League teams, which is then combined with sixteen votes from various general managers, broadcasters, and media representatives around the league to determine a winner.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of every receipient of the Pacific Coast League MVP, in chronological order, with PCL MVP trivia (at bottom).

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

" Matt ( Duffy ) has shown a tremendous consistency in providing runs for his team this season. You don't have to talk to many teammates or coaches or his manager to appreciate what an extraordinary effect he has had on the success of this club. To lead the league in both RBI and runs scored is no easy task and a major reason to his being chosen league MVP." - PCL President Branch Rickey (09/03/2015, 'Grizzlies' Matt Duffy named League MVP', Source )

Pacific Coast League MVP

Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Award

1927
OF
San Francisco Seals (n/a)
1928
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1929
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1930
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1931
No MVP Selected (n/a)
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Not Applicable (n/a)
1932
OF
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1933
P
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1934
OF
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1935
OF
San Francisco Seals (n/a)
1936
P
Oakland Oaks ( Yankees )
1937
3B
Sacramento Solons ( Cardinals )
1938
P
Seattle Rainiers (n/a)
1939
OF
San Francisco Seals (n/a)
1940
1B
Seattle Rainiers (n/a)
1941
P
San Diego Padres (n/a)
1942
C
Sacramento Solons ( Cardinals )
1943
OF
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1944
OF
Oakland Oaks (n/a)
1945
P
San Francisco Seals (n/a)
1946
1B
Oakland Oaks (n/a)
1947
1B
Hollywood Stars ( White Sox )
1948
1B
San Diego Padres (n/a)
1949
OF
Hollywood Stars ( Dodgers )
1950
OF
Oakland Oaks (n/a)
1951
OF
Seattle Rainiers (n/a)
1952
P
Hollywood Stars ( Pirates )
1953
1B
Hollywood Stars ( Pirates )
1954
1B
Hollywood Stars ( Pirates )
1955
1B
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1956
1B
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1957
1B
Los Angeles Angels ( Cubs )
1958
C
San Diego Padres ( Indians )
1959
P
Salt Lake City Bees ( Pirates )
1960
OF
Spokane Indianss ( Dodgers )
1961
1B
Tacoma Giants ( Giants )
1962
C
San Diego Padres ( Reds )
1963
OF
Salt Lake City Bees ( Cubs )
1964
1B
San Diego Padres ( Reds )
1965
1B
Oklahoma City 89ers ( Astros )
1966
C
Indianapolis Indians ( White Sox )
1967
3B
San Diego Padres ( Phillies )
1968
OF
Tulsa Oilers ( Cardinals )
1969
2B
Eugene Emeralds ( Phillies )
1970
SS
Spokane Indians ( Dodgers )
1971
1B
Spokane Indians ( Dodgers )
1972
1B
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1973
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1974
1B
Spokane Indians ( Rangers )
1975
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1976
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1977
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1978
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1979
No MVP Selected (n/a)
--
Not Applicable (n/a)
1980
RHP
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1981
OF
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1982
OF
Edmonton Trappers ( White Sox )
1983
OF
Las Vegas Stars ( Padres )
1984
OF
Phoenix Firebirds ( Giants )
1985
OF
Calgary Cannons ( Mariners )
1986
1B
Las Vegas Stars ( Padres )
1987
RHP
Calgary Cannons ( Mariners )
1988
C
Las Vegas Stars ( Padres )
1989
C
Las Vegas Stars ( Padres )
1990
SS
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1991
1B
Calgary Cannons ( Mariners )
1992
OF
Edmonton Trappers ( Angels )
1993
OF
Tucson Toros ( Astros )
1994
OF
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1995
RHP
Tucson Toros ( Astros )
1996
RHP
Phoenix Firebirds ( Giants )
1997
3B
Albuquerque Dukes ( Dodgers )
1998
OF
Omaha Royals ( Royals )
1999
OF
Fresno Grizzlies ( Giants )
2000
2B
Sacramento River Cats ( Athletics )
2001
3B
Las Vegas 51s ( Dodgers )
2002
OF
Salt Lake Stingers ( Angels )
2003
1B
Sacramento River Cats ( Athletics )
2004
1B
Sacramento River Cats ( Athletics )
2005
2B
Tucson Sidewinders ( Diamondbacks )
2006
3B
Sacramento River Cats ( Athletics )
2007
C
Iowa Cubs ( Cubs )
2008
OF
Oklahoma RedHawks ( Rangers )
2009
1B
Las Vegas 51s ( Blue Jays )
2010
C
Las Vegas 51s ( Blue Jays )
2011
1B
Iowa Cubs ( Cubs )
2012
OF
Reno Aces ( Diamondbacks )
2013
SS
Reno Aces ( Diamondbacks )
2014
OF
Albuquerque Isotopes ( Dodgers )
2015
3B
Fresno Grizzlies ( Astros )
2016
OF
El Paso Chihuahuas ( Padres )
2017
1B
Reno Aces ( Diamondbacks )
2018
3B
Albuquerque Isotopes ( Dodgers )
2019
3B
El Paso Chihuahuas ( Padres )
2020
No Selection Made
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Cancelled Season / COVID-19
2021
Not Yet Announced (x)
--
To Be Determined (--)
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PCL MVPs by position played during their award winning season: twenty-eight outfielders, twenty-two first basemen, eleven pitchers, eight catchers, eight third basemen, three second basemen, and three shortstops.

Joe DiMaggio , the 1935 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player, and Tony Perez , the 1964 Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player, have gone on to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Three Pacific Coast League players have won the Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player Award more than once; Les Scarsella (1944, 1946), Steve Bilko (1955, 1956, 1957), and Sandy Alomar, Jr. (1988, 1989).

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