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For every season in Major League Baseball history, NetShrine selects a "Player of the Year" for both pitchers and hitters.  These selections represent NetShrine's choice for top pitching and offensive performance among all players in that given season.  The complete list of our selections follows:

 

      Pitcher       Hitter
1876 George Bradley 1876 Ross Barnes
1877 Tommy Bond 1877 Deacon White
1878 Monte Ward 1878 Orator Shaffer
1879 Monte Ward 1879 John O'Rourke
1880 Jim McCormick 1880 George Gore
1881 George Derby 1881 Cap Anson
1882 Old Hoss Radbourn 1882 Dan Brouthers
1883 Old Hoss Radbourn 1883 Dan Brouthers
1884 Old Hoss Radbourn 1884 King Kelly
1885 John Clarkson 1885 Roger Connor
1886 John Clarkson 1886 Dan Brouthers
1887 John Clarkson 1887 Dan Brouthers
1888 Charlie Buffinton 1888 Jimmy Ryan
1889 John Clarkson 1889 Mike Tiernan
1890 Bill Hutchison 1890 Mike Tiernan
1891 Kid Nichols 1891 Billy Hamilton
1892 Cy Young 1892 Dan Brouthers
1893 Amos Rusie 1893 Ed Delahanty
1894 Amos Rusie 1894 Billy Hamilton
1895 Pink Hawley 1895 Ed Delahanty
1896 Kid Nichols 1896 Ed Delahanty
1897 Kid Nichols 1897 Willie Keeler
1898 Kid Nichols 1898 Billy Hamilton
1899 Cy Young 1899 Ed Delahanty
1900 Bill Dinneen 1900 Honus Wagner
1901 Cy Young 1901 Nap Lajoie
1902 Cy Young 1902 Ed Delahanty
1903 Christy Mathewson 1903 Honus Wagner
1904 Jack Chesbro 1904 Honus Wagner
1905 Christy Mathewson 1905 Honus Wagner
1906 Three Finger Brown 1906 George Stone
1907 Ed Walsh 1907 Honus Wagner
1908 Christy Mathewson 1908 Honus Wagner
1909 Christy Mathewson 1909 Ty Cobb
1910 Walter Johnson 1910 Ty Cobb
1911 Walter Johnson 1911 Ty Cobb
1912 Walter Johnson 1912 Tris Speaker
1913 Walter Johnson 1913 Ty Cobb
1914 Walter Johnson 1914 Tris Speaker
1915 Pete Alexander 1915 Ty Cobb
1916 Pete Alexander 1916 Tris Speaker
1917 Pete Alexander 1917 Ty Cobb
1918 Walter Johnson 1918 Ty Cobb
1919 Eddie Cicotte 1919 Babe Ruth
1920 Pete Alexander 1920 Babe Ruth
1921 Red Faber 1921 Babe Ruth
1922 Red Faber 1922 Rogers Hornsby
1923 Dolf Luque 1923 Babe Ruth
1924 Dazzy Vance 1924 Babe Ruth
1925 Eppa Rixey 1925 Rogers Hornsby
1926 George Uhle 1926 Babe Ruth
1927 Pete Alexander 1927 Babe Ruth
1928 Dazzy Vance 1928 Babe Ruth
1929 Lefty Grove 1929 Babe Ruth
1930 Lefty Grove 1930 Babe Ruth
1931 Lefty Grove 1931 Babe Ruth
1932 Lefty Grove 1932 Babe Ruth
1933 Carl Hubbell 1933 Jimmie Foxx
1934 Dizzy Dean 1934 Lou Gehrig
1935 Lefty Grove 1935 Hank Greenberg
1936 Lefty Grove 1936 Lou Gehrig
1937 Lefty Gomez 1937 Lou Gehrig
1938 Red Ruffing 1938 Jimmie Foxx
1939 Bucky Walters 1939 Joe DiMaggio
1940 Bob Feller 1940 Joe DiMaggio
1941 Thornton Lee 1941 Ted Williams
1942 Mort Cooper 1942 Ted Williams
1943 Spud Chandler 1943 Stan Musial
1944 Dizzy Trout 1944 Stan Musial
1945 Hal Newhouser 1945 Tommy Holmes
1946 Hal Newhouser 1946 Ted Williams
1947 Warren Spahn 1947 Ted Williams
1948 Johnny Sain 1948 Ted Williams
1949 Mel Parnell 1949 Ted Williams
1950 Ned Garver 1950 Stan Musial
1951 Sal Maglie 1951 Stan Musial
1952 Bobby Shantz 1952 Stan Musial
1953 Warren Spahn 1953 Al Rosen
1954 Johnny Antonelli 1954 Ted Williams
1955 Billy Pierce 1955 Mickey Mantle
1956 Herb Score 1956 Mickey Mantle
1957 Don Drysdale 1957 Mickey Mantle
1958 Bob Turley 1958 Mickey Mantle
1959 Camilo Pascual 1959 Hank Aaron
1960 Don Drysdale 1960 Eddie Mathews
1961 Whitey Ford 1961 Mickey Mantle
1962 Don Drysdale 1962 Mickey Mantle
1963 Sandy Koufax 1963 Hank Aaron
1964 Dean Chance 1964 Mickey Mantle
1965 Sandy Koufax 1965 Willie Mays
1966 Sandy Koufax 1966 Frank Robinson
1967 Jim Bunning 1967 Carl Yastrzemski
1968 Denny McLain 1968 Willie McCovey
1969 Juan Marichal 1969 Willie McCovey
1970 Ferguson Jenkins 1970 Willie McCovey
1971 Vida Blue 1971 Joe Torre
1972 Steve Carlton 1972 Dick Allen
1973 Jim Palmer 1973 Willie Stargell
1974 Catfish Hunter 1974 Joe Morgan
1975 Jim Palmer 1975 Joe Morgan
1976 Mark Fidrych 1976 Joe Morgan
1977 Steve Carlton 1977 George Foster
1978 Ron Guidry 1978 Dave Parker
1979 Ron Guidry 1979 Fred Lynn
1980 Steve Carlton 1980 George Brett
1981 Fernando Valenzuela 1981 Mike Schmidt
1982 Steve Carlton 1982 Mike Schmidt
1983 John Denny 1983 Dale Murphy
1984 Bert Blyleven 1984 Eddie Murray
1985 Dwight Gooden 1985 Rickey Henderson
1986 Roger Clemens 1986 Don Mattingly
1987 Roger Clemens 1987 Jack Clark
1988 Orel Hershiser 1988 Jose Canseco
1989 Bret Saberhagen 1989 Kevin Mitchell
1990 Roger Clemens 1990 Rickey Henderson
1991 Roger Clemens 1991 Frank Thomas
1992 Roger Clemens 1992 Barry Bonds
1993 Greg Maddux 1993 Barry Bonds
1994 Greg Maddux 1994 Jeff Bagwell
1995 Greg Maddux 1995 Edgar Martinez
1996 Kevin Brown 1996 Mark McGwire
1997 Roger Clemens 1997 Larry Walker
1998 Roger Clemens 1998 Mark McGwire
1999 Pedro Martinez 1999 Chipper Jones
2000 Pedro Martinez 2000 Jason Giambi
2001 Randy Johnson 2001 Barry Bonds
2002 Randy Johnson 2002 Barry Bonds
2003 Roy Halladay 2003 Barry Bonds
2004 Johan Santana 2004 Barry Bonds
2005 Roger Clemens   2005 Derrek Lee