The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award was created by the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in honor of the former Major League Baseball player Lou Gehrig, who was a member of the fraternity at Columbia University. It is given to players who best exemplify his character and integrity both on and off the field. Since the award was created in 1955, the name of each winner has been placed on the Lou Gehrig Award plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Previous Winners Edit

Year Player, Team
1955 Alvin Dark, New York Giants
1956 Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn Dodgers
1957 Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals
1958 Gil McDougald, New York Yankees
1959 Gil Hodges, Los Angeles Dodgers
1960 Dick Groat, Pittsburgh Pirates
1961 Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves
1962 Robin Roberts, Philadelphia Phillies
1963 Bobby Richardson, New York Yankees
1964 Ken Boyer, St. Louis Cardinals
1965 Vern Law, Pittsburgh Pirates
1966 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
1967 Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs
1968 Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers
1969 Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds
1970 Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
1971 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins
1972 Wes Parker, Los Angeles Dodgers
1973 Ron Santo, Chicago Cubs
1974 Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates
1975 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
1976 Don Sutton, Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
1978 Don Kessinger, Chicago White Sox
1979 Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves
1980 Tony Perez, Boston Red Sox
1981 Tommy John, New York Yankees
1982 Ron Cey, Los Angeles Dodgers
1983 Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
1984 Steve Garvey, San Diego Padres
1985 Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves
1986 George Brett, Kansas City Royals
1987 Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago Cubs
1988 Buddy Bell, Houston Astros
1989 Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals
1990 Glenn Davis, Houston Astros
1991 Kent Hrbek, Minnesota Twins
1992 Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
1993 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees
1994 Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds
1995 Curt Schilling, Philadelphia Phillies
1996 Brett Butler, Los Angeles Dodgers¹
1997 Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins
1998 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
1999 Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals
2000 Todd Stottlemyre, Arizona Diamondbacks
2001 John Franco, New York Mets
2002 Danny Graves, Cincinnati Reds
2003 Jamie Moyer, Seattle Mariners
2004 Jim Thome, Philadelphia Phillies
2005 John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves
2006 Trevor Hoffman, San Diego Padres
2007 Mike Timlin, Boston Red Sox
2008 Shane Victorino, Philadelphia Phillies
2009 Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

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