1954 Season
1953 / 1955
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Top HitterWillie
Mays
Top PitcherRobin
Roberts

Pitchers
1954 National League MVP Award

by Votes
 
Total
Player
Tm
Pos
1 Willie Mays
NY1
CF
23.2
283
10.6
38.6
25.2
2 Ted Kluszewski
CIN
1B
29.8
217
7.9
32.9
21.4
3 Johnny Antonelli
NY1
SP
24.2
154
7.5
27.9
18.9
4 Duke Snider
BRO
CF
27.8
135
8.4
38.3
24.4
5 Alvin Dark
NY1
SS
32.5
110
3.6
23.6
8.0
6 Stan Musial
SLN
RF
33.6
97
6.9
30.5
17.8
7 Robin Roberts
PHI
SP
27.8
70
8.6
30.5
18.7
8 Joe Adcock
ML1
1B
26.7
60
3.5
21.3
11.4
9 Pee Wee Reese
BRO
SS
35.9
53
6.0
26.0
11.3
10 Gil Hodges
BRO
1B
30.2
40
6.2
28.9
17.0
11 Warren Spahn
ML1
SP
33.2
38
5.6
22.1
12.1
12 Don Mueller
NY1
RF
27.2
30
2.6
18.9
6.9
13 Red Schoendienst
SLN
2B
31.4
24
4.7
21.2
6.6
14 Frank Thomas
PIT
CF
25.1
24
3.7
25.0
11.9
15 Hoyt Wilhelm
NY1
RP
31.9
17
3.1
15.1
10.3
16 Ernie Banks *
CHN
SS
23.4
14
2.4
15.1
0.2
17 Del Crandall
ML1
C
24.3
13
2.3
17.2
4.9
18 Johnny Logan
ML1
SS
27.3
9
3.0
20.4
5.6
19 Richie Ashburn
PHI
CF
27.3
5
7.0
24.8
10.5
20 Granny Hamner
PHI
2B
27.2
5
4.3
19.4
5.0
21 Eddie Mathews
ML1
3B
22.7
5
7.8
32.7
20.7
22 Sal Maglie
NY1
SP
37.2
4
4.2
18.0
10.3
23 Gene Conley *
ML1
SP
23.6
3
4.1
14.9
8.1
24 Marv Grissom
NY1
RP
36.3
2
4.0
17.0
11.9
25 Roy McMillan
CIN
SS
25.0
2
0.9
13.9
-1.4
26 Dusty Rhodes
NY1
LF
27.1
1
2.6
10.3
7.0
27 Hank Sauer
CHN
RF
37.3
1
3.5
22.1
11.1
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Willie Mays
NY1
CF
23.2
283
10.6
38.6
25.2
2 Robin Roberts
PHI
SP
27.8
70
8.6
30.5
18.7
3 Duke Snider
BRO
CF
27.8
135
8.4
38.3
24.4
4 Ted Kluszewski
CIN
1B
29.8
217
7.9
32.9
21.4
5 Eddie Mathews
ML1
3B
22.7
5
7.8
32.7
20.7
6 Johnny Antonelli
NY1
SP
24.2
154
7.5
27.9
18.9
7 Richie Ashburn
PHI
CF
27.3
5
7.0
24.8
10.5
8 Stan Musial
SLN
RF
33.6
97
6.9
30.5
17.8
9 Gil Hodges
BRO
1B
30.2
40
6.2
28.9
17.0
10 Pee Wee Reese
BRO
SS
35.9
53
6.0
26.0
11.3
11 Bob Rush
CHN
SP
28.5
5.9
16.1
7.9
12 Warren Spahn
ML1
SP
33.2
38
5.6
22.1
12.1
13 Hank Thompson
NY1
3B
28.6
4.7
21.6
10.4
14 Red Schoendienst
SLN
2B
31.4
24
4.7
21.2
6.6
15 Curt Simmons
PHI
SP
25.1
4.5
20.2
11.3
16 Harvey Haddix
SLN
SP
28.8
4.4
16.5
7.3
17 Granny Hamner
PHI
2B
27.2
5
4.3
19.4
5.0
18 Lew Burdette
ML1
SP
27.6
4.3
18.5
10.1
19 Dave Jolly *
ML1
RP
29.7
4.2
13.5
8.8
20 Sal Maglie
NY1
SP
37.2
4
4.2
18.0
10.3
21 Gene Conley *
ML1
SP
23.6
3
4.1
14.9
8.1
22 Marv Grissom
NY1
RP
36.3
2
4.0
17.0
11.9
23 Ruben Gomez
NY1
SP
27.0
4.0
19.2
11.4
24 Smoky Burgess
PHI
C
27.4
3.9
14.8
6.0
25 Frank Thomas
PIT
CF
25.1
24
3.7
25.0
11.9
26 Jackie Robinson
BRO
LF
35.4
3.7
19.4
10.5
27 Solly Hemus
SLN
SS
31.2
3.7
11.2
5.5
28 Paul Minner
CHN
SP
30.9
3.6
12.4
4.8
29 Alvin Dark
NY1
SS
32.5
110
3.6
23.6
8.0
30 Hank Sauer
CHN
RF
37.3
1
3.5
22.1
11.1
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

1954 American League MVP Award

by Votes
 
Total
Player
Tm
Pos
1 Yogi Berra
NYA
C
29.1
230
5.3
34.9
20.2
2 Larry Doby
CLE
CF
30.6
210
5.7
32.3
18.5
3 Bobby Avila
CLE
2B
30.2
203
6.9
33.5
19.8
4 Minnie Minoso
CHA
LF
28.6
186
8.3
31.5
19.1
5 Bob Lemon
CLE
SP
33.8
179
4.8
24.0
14.9
6 Early Wynn
CLE
SP
34.5
72
5.4
25.3
15.7
7 Ted Williams
BOS
LF
35.8
65
7.7
28.6
19.2
8 Harvey Kuenn
DET
SS
23.6
37
3.3
18.7
3.2
9 Nellie Fox
CHA
2B
26.5
30
5.1
25.8
10.7
10 Mickey Vernon
WS1
1B
36.2
30
3.7
22.7
11.1
11 Bob Grim *
NYA
SP
24.3
25
1.9
13.5
6.3
12 Jim Finigan *
PHA
3B
25.9
19
2.7
19.7
8.4
13 Virgil Trucks
CHA
SP
37.2
19
4.6
21.8
12.3
14 Jackie Jensen
BOS
CF
27.3
17
3.4
17.1
3.9
15 Mickey Mantle
NYA
CF
22.7
16
6.9
35.9
22.6
16 Irv Noren
NYA
LF
29.6
16
3.9
21.4
12.6
17 Al Rosen
CLE
3B
30.3
16
4.6
25.9
15.2
18 Jim Busby
WS1
CF
27.5
7
4.0
20.9
6.8
19 Joe Coleman
BAL
SP
31.9
6
2.5
13.0
5.1
20 Mike Garcia
CLE
SP
30.6
6
4.5
25.4
16.2
21 Billy Goodman
BOS
2B
28.3
6
2.3
13.2
2.2
22 Jim Hegan
CLE
C
33.9
5
0.8
14.4
3.1
23 Hank Bauer
NYA
RF
31.9
4
3.1
16.4
8.8
24 Al Kaline *
DET
RF
19.5
4
1.1
7.3
-2.4
25 Bob Turley
BAL
SP
23.8
4
3.5
15.9
7.2
26 Cal Abrams
MULT
RF
30.3
1
3.7
16.8
6.7
27 Ray Boone
DET
3B
30.9
1
4.4
22.1
9.7
28 Steve Gromek
DET
SP
34.5
1
6.1
22.6
13.6
29 Roy Sievers
WS1
LF
27.6
1
1.8
15.2
4.2
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player Tm Pos Age
1 Minnie Minoso
CHA
LF
28.6
186
8.3
31.5
19.1
2 Ted Williams
BOS
LF
35.8
65
7.7
28.6
19.2
3 Bobby Avila
CLE
2B
30.2
203
6.9
33.5
19.8
4 Mickey Mantle
NYA
CF
22.7
16
6.9
35.9
22.6
5 Steve Gromek
DET
SP
34.5
1
6.1
22.6
13.6
6 Larry Doby
CLE
CF
30.6
210
5.7
32.3
18.5
7 Early Wynn
CLE
SP
34.5
72
5.4
25.3
15.7
8 Chico Carrasquel
CHA
SS
26.4
5.4
24.4
8.6
9 Yogi Berra
NYA
C
29.1
230
5.3
34.9
20.2
10 Nellie Fox
CHA
2B
26.5
30
5.1
25.8
10.7
11 Bob Lemon
CLE
SP
33.8
179
4.8
24.0
14.9
12 Virgil Trucks
CHA
SP
37.2
19
4.6
21.8
12.3
13 Al Rosen
CLE
3B
30.3
16
4.6
25.9
15.2
14 Ned Garver
DET
SP
28.5
4.6
20.1
11.4
15 Mike Garcia
CLE
SP
30.6
6
4.5
25.4
16.2
16 Ray Boone
DET
3B
30.9
1
4.4
22.1
9.7
17 Frank Sullivan *
BOS
SP
24.4
4.4
15.7
8.3
18 Eddie Yost
WS1
3B
27.7
4.3
22.5
9.0
19 Al Smith
CLE
LF
26.4
4.3
24.1
13.4
20 Jim Busby
WS1
CF
27.5
7
4.0
20.9
6.8
21 Irv Noren
NYA
LF
29.6
16
3.9
21.4
12.6
22 Whitey Ford
NYA
SP
25.7
3.9
15.5
8.0
23 Gil McDougald
NYA
2B
26.1
3.8
20.0
9.9
24 Johnny Schmitz
WS1
SP
33.6
3.8
14.0
7.4
25 Mickey Vernon
WS1
1B
36.2
30
3.7
22.7
11.1
26 Bob Turley
BAL
SP
23.8
4
3.5
15.9
7.2
27 Jackie Jensen
BOS
CF
27.3
17
3.4
17.1
3.9
28 Don Mossi *
CLE
RP
25.5
3.4
13.0
9.4
29 Jack Harshman *
CHA
SP
27.0
3.3
14.1
7.7
30 Harvey Kuenn
DET
SS
23.6
37
3.3
18.7
3.2
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

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