List Of Chicago Cubs National League MVP Award Winners

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The Chicago Cubs, known for their rich history in Major League Baseball, have had several players who have distinguished themselves by winning the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. This award, given annually, honors the player deemed most valuable to their team in the National League. Here is a comprehensive list of the Chicago Cubs players who have earned this accolade, detailing their remarkable seasons, ages during the award-winning year, and their places of birth.

1. Frank Schulte (1911 Season)

Frank Schulte was born on September 17, 1882, in Cochecton, New York. In 1911, at 28 years of age, Schulte had an impressive season. He was particularly known for his hitting prowess and was a significant contributor to the Cubs during that period. His performance earned him the Chalmers Award, which was the precursor to the MVP award.

2. Rogers Hornsby (1929 Season)

Rogers Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896, in Winters, Texas. In the 1929 season, at the age of 33, Hornsby showcased outstanding skill, leading the league in several batting statistics. His hitting was one of the key factors in the Cubs’ success that season, earning him the MVP title.

3. Gabby Hartnett (1935 Season)

Gabby Hartnett was born on December 20, 1900, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. In 1935, at 34 years old, Hartnett was not only the Cubs’ catcher but also one of their most valuable players. His leadership and offensive power were instrumental in leading the Cubs to the pennant, earning him the MVP award.

4. Phil Cavarretta (1945 Season)

Phil Cavarretta was born on July 19, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois. At 28 years old, during the 1945 season, Cavarretta had a standout year. He led the league in batting average and on-base percentage, providing a strong and consistent presence at first base and in the outfield.

5. Hank Sauer (1952 Season)

Hank Sauer was born on March 17, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1952, at 35 years old, Sauer was one of the most feared sluggers in the National League. His home run and RBI totals were among the league’s best, earning him the MVP honors.

6. Ernie Banks (1958 Season)

Ernie Banks was born on January 31, 1931, in Dallas, Texas. In 1958, at 27 years old, the beloved “Mr. Cub” had one of his best seasons. Banks was known for his impressive power and defensive skills at shortstop, making him one of the most beloved figures in Cubs history and a deserving MVP.

7. Ernie Banks (1959 Season)

In 1959, Ernie Banks won his second consecutive MVP award at 28 years old. His performance remained outstanding, solidifying his status as one of the game’s greats.

8. Ken Hubbs (1962 Season)

Ken Hubbs was born on December 23, 1941, in Riverside, California. Though not an MVP, Ken Hubbs was awarded the 1962 Rookie of the Year and is remembered for his promising career cut tragically short by his death in a plane crash.

9. Ryne Sandberg (1984 Season)

Ryne Sandberg was born on September 18, 1959, in Spokane, Washington. At 25 years old, Sandberg had an exceptional 1984 season. He was known for his all-around play, combining power and speed with exceptional defensive skills at second base.

10. Andre Dawson (1987 Season)

Andre Dawson was born on July 10, 1954, in Miami, Florida. In 1987, at 32 years old, Dawson had a standout year despite the Cubs’ overall performance. His home run and RBI totals were among the best in the league, earning him the MVP award.

11. Sammy Sosa (1998 Season)

Sammy Sosa was born on November 12, 1968, in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. In 1998, at 29 years old, Sosa was involved in one of the most famous home run chases in baseball history. His impressive home run total, along with his RBIs and batting average, made his season one of the most memorable, earning him MVP honors.

12. Kris Bryant (2016 Season)

Kris Bryant was born on January 4, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada. At 24 years old, in the 2016 season, Bryant was a key player in the Cubs’ historic World Series championship run. His power, batting average, and versatility on the field made him an essential part of the team and a clear choice for the MVP.

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