2007 - Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
2006 - Hanley Ramirez, Florida
2005 - Ryan Howard, Philadelphia
2004 - Jason Bay, Pittsburgh
2003 - Dontrelle Willis, Florida
2002 - Jason Jennings, Colorado
2001 - x-Albert Pujols, St. Louis
2000 - Rafael Furcal, Atlanta
1999 - Scott Williamson, Cincinnati
1998 - Kerry Wood, Chicago
1997 - x-Scott Rolen, Philadelphia
1996 - Todd Hollandsworth, Los Angeles
1995 - Hideo Nomo, Los Angeles
1994 - x-Raul Mondesi, Los Angeles
1993 - x-Mike Piazza, Los Angeles
1992 - Eric Karros, Los Angeles
1991 - Jeff Bagwell, Houston
1990 - Dave Justice, Atlanta
1989 - Jerome Walton, Chicago
1988 - Chris Sabo, Cincinnati
1987 - x-Benito Santiago, San Diego
1986 - Todd Worrell, St. Louis
1985 - x-Vince Coleman, St. Louis
1984 - Dwight Gooden, New York
1983 - Darryl Strawberry, New York
1982 - Steve Sax, Los Angeles
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela, Los Angeles
1980 - Steve Howe, Los Angeles
1979 - Rick Sutcliffe, Los Angeles
1978 - Bob Horner, Atlanta
1977 - Andre Dawson, Montreal
1976 - Pat Zachry, Cincinnati, and Butch Metzger, San Diego, tie
1975 - John Montefusco, San Francisco
1974 - Bake McBride, St. Louis
1973 - Gary Matthews, San Francisco
1972 - Jon Matlack, New York
1971 - Earl Williams, Atlanta
1970 - Carl Morton, Montreal
1969 - Ted Sizemore, Los Angeles
1968 - Johnny Bench, Cincinnati
1967 - Tom Seaver, New York
1966 - Tommy Helms, Cincinnati
1965 - Jim Lefebvre, Los Angeles
1964 - Richie Allen, Philadelphia
1963 - Pete Rose, Cincinnati
1962 - Ken Hubbs, Chicago
1961 - Billy Williams, Chicago
1960 - Frank Howard, Los Angeles
1959 - x-Willie McCovey, San Francisco
1958 - x-Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco
1957 - Jack Sanford, Philadelphia
1956 - x-Frank Robinson, Cincinnati
1955 - Bill Virdon, St. Louis
1954 - Wally Moon, St. Louis
1953 - Jim Gilliam, Brooklyn
1952 - Joe Black, Brooklyn
1951 - Willie Mays, New York
1950 - Sam Jethroe, Boston
1949 - Don Newcombe, Brooklyn
1948 - Alvin Dark, Boston
1947 - Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn
x-unanimous selection
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NOTE: One player was selected as Major League Rookie of the Year in 1947 and 1948. The policy of naming a player from each league was inaugurated in 1949.

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