Major League Baseball: The 15 Youngest MVPs in History
I checked out all the birthdays of every MVP and voila, here they are, the 15 youngest MVPs in baseball history.
Fred Lynn won both the MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same year. Ichiro Suzuki is the only other player to do that (he was older, having already played in Japan for years). But Lynn is not the youngest MVP on the list. There are still eight players who were younger.
For the full story, pictures, stats and video on all 14 players (Newhouser is on there twice), check out my full length article over at Bleacher Report: The 15 Youngest MVPs in Baseball History. It’s a good read.
UPDATED LIST: Through the 2014 awards. OK, so now it’s 16 because AL winner Mike Trout is now the fifth youngest MVP of all time. The last “this kind of young” MVP was Jose Canseco back in 1988, almost 30 years ago.
|PLAYER||YEAR||AGE DURING SEASON (BIRTHMONTH)||TEAM|
|1.||Vida Blue||1971||21/22 (JUL)||Oakland A’s|
|2.||Johnny Bench||1970||22 (DEC)||Cincinnati Reds|
|3.||Stan Musial||1943||22 (NOV)||St. Louis Cardinals|
|4.||Cal Ripken, Jr.||1983||22/23 (AUG 24)||Baltimore Orioles|
|5.||Mike Trout||2014||22/23 (AUG 7)||Los Angeles Angels|
|6.||Hal Newhouser||1944||22/23 (MAY 20)||Detroit Tigers|
|7.||Willie Mays||1954||22/23 (MAY 6)||New York Giants|
|8.||Jeff Burroughs||1974||23 (MAR)||Texas Rangers|
|9.||Hank Aaron||1957||23 (FEB 5)||Milwaukee Braves|
|10.||Fred Lynn||1975||23 (FEB 3)||Boston Red Sox|
|11.||Roger Clemens||1986||23/24 (AUG)||Boston Red Sox|
|12.||Jose Canseco||1988||23/24 (JUL)||Oakland A’s|
|13.||Lou Gehrig||1927||23/24 (JUN)||New York Yankees|
|14.||Hal Newhouser||1945||23/24 (MAY)||Detroit Tigers|
|15.||Don Mattingly||1985||24 (APR 20)||New York Yankees|
|16.||Paul Waner||1927||24 (APR 16)||Pittsburgh Pirates|
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