Former Chiefs MLB Award History

With the MLB Awards announced this week let’s take a look back at former Chiefs who have earned votes from BBWAA in Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards. There were six this year (Chris Archer, Joe Maddon, Joe Girardi, Yadier Molina, Josh Donaldson and Coco Crisp). The full list is below. Bolded lines indicate award winners.

Year Player Award Finish Notes
1986 Wally Joyner AL ROY 2nd Winner – Jose Canseco
1986 Wally Joyner AL MVP 8th
1987 Wally Joyner AL MVP 13th
1987 Devon White AL ROY 5th
1988 Mark Grace NL ROY 2nd Winner – Chris Sabo
1989 Jerome Walton NL ROY 1st First post-season award for Ex-Chief
1989 Dwight Smith NL ROY 2nd Finished behind Cubs teammate Walton
1989 Greg Maddux NL Cy Young 3rd First votes in Cy Young Race
1989 Mark Grace NL MVP 14th
1990 Mike Harkey NL ROY 5th
1990 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 14th
1991 Devon White AL MVP 16th
1991 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 19th
1992 Greg Maddux NL CY 1st First Cy Young in Chiefs history
1992 Greg Maddux NL MVP 12th
1992 Mark Grace NL MVP 16th
1993 Greg Maddux NL CY 1st Back To Back Winner
1993 Greg Maddux NL MVP 13th
1993 Mark Grace NL MVP 16th
1993 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 8th
1994 Greg Maddux NL CY 1st Third Straight win
1994 Greg Maddux NL MVP 5th
1994 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 16th
1995 Greg Maddux NL CY 1st Fourth Straight Win
1995 Greg Maddux NL MVP 3rd Highest finish of career – Winner: Barry Larkin. Dante Bichette 2nd
1995 Mark Grace NL MVP 13th
1995 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 11th
1996 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 6th
1996 Greg Maddux NL CY 5th
1997 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 13th
1997 Greg Maddux NL CY 2nd Winner – Pedro Martinez
1997 Greg Maddux NL MVP 12th
1998 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 18th
1998 Greg Maddux NL CY 4th 7th straight season in top 5
1999 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 5th Highest finish – Winner: Ivan Rodriguez
2000 Greg Maddux NL CY 3rd
2000 Greg Maddux NL MVP 12th
2000 Rick Ankiel NL ROY 2nd Winner – Rafael Furcal
2001 Albert Pujols NL ROY 1st 1st ROY win since 1989 (Walton)
2001 Albert Pujols NL MVP 4th Winner – Barry Bonds
2001 Bud Smith NL ROY T 4th Behind Pujols, Oswalt & Rollins. Tied w/Dunn
2001 Jim Tracy NL Manager of Year 2nd First Ex-Chiefs Manager to get votes. Lost out to Larry Bowa
2001 Rafael Palmeiro AL MVP 14th
2002 Albert Pujols NL MVP 2nd Winner – Barry Bonds
2002 Jim Tracy NL MOY 4th
2003 Albert Pujols NL MVP 2nd Winner – Barry Bonds
2004 Albert Pujols NL MVP 3rd Winner – Barry Bonds
2004 Jim Tracy NL MOY 4th
2005 Albert Pujols NL MVP 1st First MVP won by a former Chief
2006 Albert Pujols NL MVP 2nd Winner – Ryan Howard
2006 Joe Girardi NL MOY 1st Played for Chiefs
2007 Albert Pujols NL MVP 9th
2007 Placido Polanco AL MVP 17th
2008 Albert Pujols NL MVP 1st Second career win
2008 Joe Maddon AL MOY 1st First Ex-Chiefs Manager to win MOY
2009 Albert Pujols NL MVP 1st Back to back wins, 3rd of career
2009 Yadier Molina NL MVP 23rd
2009 Placido Polanco AL MVP 25th
2009 Jim Tracy NL MOY 1st Back to Back years with ex Chiefs Manager as MOY
2009 Joe Girardi AL MOY 3rd
2009 Danny Haren NL CY 5th
2010 Albert Pujols NL MVP 2nd Winner – Joey Votto
2010 Joe Maddon AL MOY 3rd
2010 Joe Girardi AL MOY 6th
2010 Brad Mills NL MOY 6th
2011 Albert Pujols NL MVP 5th 11th straight top 10 finish
2011 Yadier Molina NL MVP 21st
2011 Joe Maddon AL MOY 1st Second Career win
2011 Joe Girardi AL MOY 5th
2011 Danny Haren AL CY 7th First ex-Chief with CY votes in AL & NL
2011 Darwin Barney NL ROY 7th
2012 Albert Pujols AL MVP 17th Second to get MVP votes in AL & NL (Palmeiro)
2012 Yadier Molina NL MVP 4th Winner – Buster Posey
2012 Joe Maddon AL MOY 4th
2012 Joe Girardi AL MOY 5th
2013 Chris Archer AL ROY 3rd First AL ROY votes since 1987 (White)
2013 Joe Girardi AL MOY 4th
2013 Joe Maddon AL MOY 5th
2013 Yadier Molina NL MVP 3rd Winner – Andrew McCutchen
2013 Josh Donaldson AL MVP 4th Winner – Miguel Cabrera
2013 Coco Crisp AL MVP 17th

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