2012 - Mike Trout, Los Angeles
2011 - Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay
2010 - Neftali Feliz, Texas
2009 - Andrew Bailey, Oakland
2008 - x-Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay
2007 - Dustin Pedroia, Boston
2006 - Justin Verlander, Detroit
2005 - Huston Street, Oakland
2004 - Bobby Crosby, Oakland
2003 - Angel Berroa, Kansas City
2002 - Eric Hinske, Toronto
2001 - Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle
2000 - Kazuhiro Sasaki, Seattle
1999 - Carlos Beltran, Kansas City
1998 - Ben Grieve, Oakland
1997 - x-Nomar Garciaparra, Boston
1996 - x-Derek Jeter, New York
1995 - Marty Cordova, Minnesota
1994 - Bob Hamelin, Kansas City
1993 - x-Tim Salmon, California
1992 - Pat Listach, Milwaukee
1991 - Chuck Knoblauch, Minnesota
1990 - x-Sandy Alomar, Jr., Cleveland
1989 - Gregg Olson, Baltimore
1988 - Walt Weiss, Oakland
1987 - x-Mark McGwire, Oakland
1986 - Jose Canseco, Oakland
1985 - Ozzie Guillen, Chicago
1984 - Alvin Davis, Seattle
1983 - Ron Kittle, Chicago
1982 - Cal Ripken, Baltimore
1981 - Dave Righetti, New York
1980 - Joe Charbonneau, Cleveland
1979 - John Castino, Minnesota, and Alfredo Griffin, Toronto
1978 - Lou Whitaker, Detroit
1977 - Eddie Murray, Baltimore
1976 - Mark Fidrych, Detroit
1975 - Fred Lynn, Boston
1974 - Mike Hargrove, Texas
1973 - Al Bumbry, Baltimore
1972 - x-Carlton Fisk, Boston
1971 - Chris Chambliss, Cleveland
1970 - Thurman Munson, New York
1969 - Lou Piniella, Kansas City
1968 - Stan Bahnsen, New York
1967 - Rod Carew, Minnesota
1966 - Tommie Agee, Chicago
1965 - Curt Blefary, Baltimore
1964 - Tony Oliva, Minnesota
1963 - Gary Peters, Chicago
1962 - Tom Tresh, New York
1961 - Don Schwall, Boston
1960 - Ron Hansen, Baltimore
1959 - Bob Allison, Washington
1958 - Albie Pearson, Washington
1957 - Tony Kubek, New York
1956 - Luis Aparicio, Chicago
1955 - Herb Score, Cleveland
1954 - Bob Grim, New York
1953 - Harvey Kuenn, Detroit
1952 - Harry Byrd, Philadelphia
1951 - Gil McDougald, New York
1950 - Walt Dropo, Boston
1949 - Roy Sievers, St. Louis
x-unanimous selection

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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