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The Babe Ruth Award was an annual award given to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the World Series, similar to the World Series MVP Award. The award was created by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America in honor of the late New York Yankees legend, Babe Ruth, and was typically presented several weeks after the Series. It was first awarded a year after Ruth's death in 1948. However, the award was discontinued after David Eckstein won it in 2002.


Year Player, Team
1949 Joe Page (RP), New York Yankees
1950 Jerry Coleman, New York Yankees
1951 Phil Rizzuto, New York Yankees
1952 Johnny Mize, New York Yankees
1953 Billy Martin, New York Yankees
1954 Dusty Rhodes, New York Giants
1955 Johnny Podres (P), Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 Don Larsen (P), New York Yankees
1957 Lew Burdette (P), Milwaukee Braves
1958 Elston Howard, New York Yankees
1959 Larry Sherry (RP), Los Angeles Dodgers
1960 Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh Pirates
1961 Whitey Ford (P), New York Yankees
1962 Ralph Terry (P), New York Yankees
1963 Sandy Koufax (P)(1), Los Angeles Dodgers
1964 Bob Gibson (P), St. Louis Cardinals
1965 Sandy Koufax (P)(2), Los Angeles Dodgers
1966 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
1967 Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
1968 Mickey Lolich (P) Detroit Tigers
1969 Al Weis, New York Mets
1970 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
1971 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates
1972 Gene Tenace, Oakland Athletics
1973 Bert Campaneris, Oakland Athletics
1974 Dick Green, Oakland Athletics
1975 Luis Tiant (P), Boston Red Sox
1976 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
1977 Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees
1978 Bucky Dent, New York Yankees
1979 Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates
1980 Tug McGraw (RP), Philadelphia Phillies
1981 Ron Cey, Los Angeles Dodgers
1982 Bruce Sutter (RP), St. Louis Cardinals
1983 Rick Dempsey, Baltimore Orioles
1984 Jack Morris (P)(1), Detroit Tigers
1985 Bret Saberhagen (P), Kansas City Royals
1986 Ray Knight, New York Mets
1987 Frank Viola, Minnesota Twins
1988 Orel Hershiser (P), Los Angeles Dodgers
1989 Dave Stewart (P), Oakland Athletics
1990 Billy Hatcher, Cincinnati Reds
1991 Jack Morris (P) (2), Minnesota Twins
1992 Dave Winfield, Toronto Blue Jays
1993 Paul Molitor, Toronto Blue Jays
1994 None awarded; Series cancelled due to strike
1995 Tom Glavine (P), Atlanta Braves
1996 Cecil Fielder, New York Yankees
1997 Moises Alou, Florida Marlins
1998 Scott Brosius, New York Yankees
1999 Mariano Rivera (RP), New York Yankees
2000 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
2001 Randy Johnson (P), and Curt Schilling (P), Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 David Eckstein, Anaheim Angels

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