The World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award was originally given by the editors of Sport Magazine and started in 1955. The award is now voted on during the final game of the World Series by a committee of reporters and officials in attendance. It is announced at the game and soon thereafter Chevy presents the winner with a new Corvette.
Notes: Listed below in chronological order are all the recipients of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Names may be clicked to view comprehensive player stats and columns include year won, quantity or times won, the position played when won, the league, and team played on, by the World Series Most Valuable Player.
"Show me a guy who can't pitch inside and I'll show you a loser." - Hall of Fame Pitcher & World Series Most Valuable Player Award Winner (1963 & 1965) Sandy Koufax in As Koufax Said... (Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola, 03/26/2003, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Page 59)
Sport Magazine Award | Babe Ruth Award
Bobby Richardson ( 1960 World Series ) is the only receipient who has won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award while playing on the losing team. If you include the Babe Ruth Award variation of the World Series Most Valuable Player then Luis Tiant ( 1975 World Series ) would also be part of the unique "club".
Did you know that 1958 was the first season where each type of World Series Most Valuable Player Award (see Babe Ruth Award ) went to a different player ( Bob Turley here & Elston Howard there) and 1955 was the first season where one player, Johnny Podres of the Brooklyn Dodgers, won both the World Series Most Valuable Player Award and the Babe Ruth Award ?
Did you that when Stephen Strasburg won the World Series Most Valuable Player after the 2019 World Series , he became the first recipient who was also selected first overall in the ( 2009 ) amateur baseball draft , which started in 1965? The highest selection before Strasburg was picked second overall, from the 1966 Draft . Do you know who it was? [ Answer ]
Sandy Koufax and Jack Morris are the only players to win the Babe Ruth Award twice while Bob Gibson , Reggie Jackson and Sandy Koufax (again) are the only players to win the World Series Most Valuable Player Award twice.