League Championship Series MVP

The League Championship Series MVP Award, known better as the LCS MVP, is an award that is given annually to one player in each league who has had “the most impact on his team’s performance.” The award was first given out in the National League in 1977 and in the American League in 1980.


Year NLCS MVP Team Year ALCS MVP Team
2017 Chris Taylor & Justin Turner Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 Justin Verlander Houston Astros
2016 Javier Baez & Jon Lester Chicago Cubs 2016 Andrew Miller Cleveland Indians
2015 Daniel Murphy New York Mets 2015 Alcides Escobar Kansas City Royals
2014 Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants 2014 Lorenzo Cain Kansas City Royals
2013 Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Koji Uehara Boston Red Sox
2012 Marco Scutaro San Francisco Giants 2012 Delmon Young Detroit Tigers
2011 David Freese St. Louis Cardinals 2011 Nelson Cruz Texas Rangers
2010 Cody Ross San Francisco Giants 2010 Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers
2009 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies 2009 CC Sabathia New York Yankees
2008 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Matt Garza Tampa Bay Rays
2007 Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies 2007 Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox
2006 Jeff Suppan St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Placido Polanco Detroit Tigers
2005 Roy Oswalt Houston Astros 2005 Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
2004 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 2004 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
2003 Ivan Rodriguez Florida Marlins 2003 Mariano Rivera New York Yankees
2002 Benito Santiago San Francisco Giants 2002 Adam Kennedy Anaheim Angels
2001 Craig Counsell Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 Andy Pettitte New York Yankees
2000 Mike Hampton New York Mets 2000 David Justice New York Yankees
1999 Eddie Perez Atlanta Braves 1999 Orlando Hernandez New York Yankees
1998 Sterling Hitchcock San Diego Padres 1998 David Wells New York Yankees
1997 Livan Hernandez Florida Marlins 1997 Marquis Grissom Cleveland Indians
1996 Javy Lopez Atlanta Braves 1996 Bernie Williams New York Yankees
1995 Mike Devereaux Atlanta Braves 1995 Orel Hershiser Cleveland Indians
1993 Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies 1993 Dave Stewart Toronto Blue Jays
1992 John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 1992 Roberto Alomar Toronto Blue Jays
1991 Steve Avery Atlanta Braves 1991 Kirby Puckett Minnesota Twins
1990 Randy Myers Cincinnati Reds 1990 Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics
Rob Dibble Cincinnati Reds
1989 Will Clark San Francisco Giants 1989 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics
1988 Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics
1987 Jeffrey Leonard San Francisco Giants 1987 Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins
1986 Mike Scott Houston Astros 1986 Marty Barrett Boston Red Sox
1985 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals 1985 George Brett Kansas City Royals
1984 Steve Garvey San Diego Padres 1984 Kirk Gibson Detroit Tigers
1983 Gary Matthews Philadelphia Phillies 1983 Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles
1982 Darrell Porter St. Louis Cardinals 1982 Fred Lynn California Angels
1981 Burt Hooton Los Angeles Dodgers 1981 Graig Nettles New York Yankees
1980 Manny Trillo Philadelphia Phillies 1980 Frank White Kansas City Royals
1979 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates
1978 Steve Garvey Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 Dusty Baker Los Angeles Dodgers
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