The Major League Player of the Year Award, by The Sporting News, has been given out since the late 1930s and only four players have ever won it during consecutive seasons — Ted Williams (1941 & 1942), Joe Morgan (1975 & 1976), Albert Pujols (2008 & 2009), and Miguel Cabrera (2012 & 2013).
Award distribution by position for the Sporting News Major League Player of the Year Award: twenty-five outfielders, eighteen pitchers, ten first baseman, nine shortstops, six third baseman, four second baseman and only one catcher.
Do you agree or disagree with The Sporting News recipients? Could they have chosen someone better? How about Mark McGwire versus Sammy Sosa, which one would you have chosen? Take a moment and share your opinion with fellow fans on our message boards.