Through the 2008 season, no Cubs pitcher has won the National League MVP award.
As of 2009 the last pitcher to win the National League MVP Award was Bob Gibson in 1968.
That would be Bob Pettit, the first winner of the NBA MVP award.
There is a line of thought that pitchers shouldn't win the award because they aren't everyday players. The last pitcher to win an MVP award was American League reliever Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland A's in 1992.
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.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers in 2011.
When did Jim Brown win an NFL MVP award
Mickey Mantle was the first switch hitter to win the AL MVP. The year was 1956.
It looks as though Tom Brady will win his first MVP trophy for the 2007 season.
Doug Williams was the first black QB to win the Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP award