That was Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella who won the NL MVP award in 1951, 1953 and 1955.
San Francisco 49ers fullback Joe Perry in 1954.
The first winner of the National League MVP Award was Frank Schulte, and Ty Cobb was the first American League MVP winner, both in 1911.
The first McDonald's All-American Game MVP Award was presented in 1979.
Dustin Pedroia won the 2008 American League MVP Award.
The winner of the 2009 American League MVP Award was Joe Mauer.
The MVP Award was first given out in 1931. Prior to that, the American and National League gave the award to the best player on his own team. Babe Ruth won the American League award in 1923.
The 2009 National League MVP Award winner was Albert Pujols, and The American League MVP was Joe Mauer.
Mickey Mantle was the first switch hitter to win the AL MVP. The year was 1956.
No MVP award was given at the first all star game.
Derek Jeter MVP AwardsDerek Jeter never won the American League MVP Award. He did win the 1996 All Star game MVP Award, and the 2000 ML World Series MVP Award.
Ryne Sandberg won the 1984 National League MVP Award, and Willie Hernandez won the American League MVP Award.