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).
" 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 Most Valuable Player Award
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).