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Winners are in bold. Top five finishers in each league are shown.


1989

National League
Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco Giants, 314 points (20 1st-place votes)
Will Clark, San Francisco Giants, 225 points (3 1st-place votes)
Pedro Guerrero, St. Louis Cardinals, 190 points (1 1st-place vote)
Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs, 157 points
Howard Johnson, New York Mets, 153 points

American League
Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers, 256 points (8 1st-place votes)
Ruben Sierra, Texas Rangers, 228 points (6 1st-place votes)
Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles, 216 points (6 1st-place votes)
George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays, 205 points (4 1st-place votes)
Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics, 116 points (3 1st-place votes)

1988

National League
Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles Dodgers, 272 points (13 1st-place votes)
Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets, 236 points (7 1st-place votes)
Kevin McReynolds, New York Mets, 162 points (4 1st-place votes)
Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirates, 160 points
Will Clark, San Francisco Giants, 135 points

American League
Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics, 392 points (28 1st-place votes)
Mike Greenwell, Boston Red Sox, 242 points
Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins, 219 points
Dave Winfield, New York Yankees, 164 points
Dennis Eckersley, Oakland Athletics, 156 points

1987

National League
Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs, 269 points (11 1st-place votes)
Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals, 193 points (9 1st-place votes)
Jack Clark, St. Louis Cardinals, 186 points (3 1st-place votes)
Tim Wallach, Montreal Expos, 165 points (1 1st-place vote)
Will Clark, San Francisco Giants, 128 points

American League
George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays, 332 points (16 1st-place votes)
Alan Trammell, Detroit Tigers, 311 points (12 1st-place votes)
Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins, 201 points
Dwight Evans, Boston Red Sox, 127 points
Paul Molitor, Milwaukee Brewers, 125 points

1986

National League
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies, 287 points (15 1st-place votes)
Glenn Davis, Houston Astros, 231 points (6 1st-place votes)
Gary Carter, New York Mets, 181 points (1 1st-place vote)
Keith Hernandez, New York Mets, 179 points (2 1st-place votes)
Dave Parker, Cincinnati Reds, 144 points

American League
Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox, 339 points (19 1st-place votes)
Don Mattingly, New York Yankees, 258 points (5 1st-place votes)
Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox, 241 points (4 1st-place votes)
George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays, 125 points
Jesse Barfield, Toronto Blue Jays, 107 points

1985

National League
Willie McGee, St. Louis Cardinals, 280 points (14 1st-place votes)
Dave Parker, Cincinnati Reds, 220 points (6 1st-place votes)
Pedro Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers, 208 points (3 1st-place votes)
Dwight Gooden, New York Mets, 162 points (1 1st-place vote)
Tom Herr, St. Louis Cardinals, 119 points

American League
Don Mattingly, New York Yankees, 367 points (23 1st-place votes)
George Brett, Kansas City Royals, 274 points (5 1st-place votes)
Rickey Henderson, New York Yankees, 174 points
Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox, 159 points
Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, 130 points

1984

National League
Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs, 326 points (22 1st-place votes)
Keith Hernandez, New York Mets, 195 points (1 1st-place vote)
Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres, 184 points (1 1st-place vote)
Rick Sutcliffe, Chicago Cubs, 151 points
Gary Matthews, Chicago Cubs, 70 points

American League
Willie Hernandez, Detroit Tigers, 306 points (16 1st-place votes)
Kent Hrbek, Minnesota Twins, 247 points (5 1st-place votes)
Dan Quisenberry, Kansas City Royals, 235 points (5 1st-place votes)
Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, 197 points (2 1st-place votes)
Don Mattingly, New York Yankees, 113 points

1983

National League
Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves, 318 points (21 1st-place votes)
Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos, 213 points (1 1st-place vote)
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies, 191 points (1 1st-place vote)
Pedro Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers, 182 points (1 1st-place vote)
Tim Raines, Montreal Expos, 83 points

American League
Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles, 322 points (15 1st-place votes)
Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, 290 points (10 1st-place votes)
Carlton Fisk, Chicago White Sox, 209 points (3 1st-place votes)
Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox, 150 points
Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee Brewers, 123 points

1982

National League
Dale Murphy, Atlanta Braves, 283 points (14 1st-place votes)
Lonnie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals, 218 points (8 1st-place votes)
Pedro Guerrero, Los Angeles Dodgers, 175 points
Al Oliver, Montreal Expos, 175 points
Bruce Sutter, St. Louis Cardinals, 134 points (2 1st-place votes)

American League
Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers, 385 points (27 1st-place votes)
Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, 228 points
Doug DeCinces, California Angels, 178 points
Hal McRae, Kansas City Royals, 175 points
Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee Brewers, 152 points

1981

National League
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies, 321 points (21 1st-place votes)
Andre Dawson, Montreal Expos, 215 points (2 1st-place votes)
George Foster, Cincinnati Reds, 146 points
Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati Reds, 108 points
Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles Dodgers, 90 points (1 1st-place vote)

American League
Rollie Fingers, Milwaukee Brewers, 319 points (15 1st-place votes)
Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics, 308 points (12 1st-place votes)
Dwight Evans, Boston Red Sox, 140 points
Tony Armas, Oakland Athletics, 139 points (1 1st-place vote)
Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles, 137 points

1980

National League
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies, 336 points (24 1st-place votes)
Gary Carter, Montreal Expos, 193 points
Jose Cruz, Houston Astros, 166 points
Dusty Baker, Los Angeles Dodgers, 138 points
Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies, 134 points

American League
George Brett, Kansas City Royals, 335 points (17 1st-place votes)
Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees, 234 points (5 1st-place votes)
Rich Gossage, New York Yankees, 218 points (4 1st-place votes)
Willie Wilson, Kansas City Royals, 169 points (1 1st-place vote)
Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee Brewers, 160 points

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