New York Yankees award winners and league leaders

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the New York Yankees professional baseball team.

Baseball Hall of Famers

Elected mainly for Yankee service

Elected for service with other teams, as well as the Yankees

(Affiliation according to National Baseball Hall of Fame; Reggie Jackson is affiliated with the Athletics, but wears a New York Yankees cap )

Major League Baseball awards

Most Valuable Player

Cy Young

Rookie of the Year

Manager of the Year

See footnote[1]

Gold Glove Award

dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Player Position Times Won Years
Guidry, RonRon Guidry P 5 1982–86
Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz P 4 1957–60
Mussina, MikeMike Mussina P 3 2001, 2003, 2008
Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson C 3 1973–75
Howard, ElstonElston Howard C 2 1963–64
Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B 9 1985–89, 1991–94
Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 1B 3 1965–66, 1969
Teixeira, MarkMark Teixeira 1B 3 2009–10, 2012
Chambliss, ChrisChris Chambliss 1B 1 1978
Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 2B 5 1961–65
Cano, RobinsonRobinson Cano 2B 2 2010, 2012
Boggs, WadeWade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1994–95
Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 3B 2 1977–78
Brosius, ScottScott Brosius 3B 1 1999
Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS 5 2004–06, 2009–10
Williams, BernieBernie Williams OF 4 1997–2000
Winfield, DaveDave Winfielddagger OF 4 1982–85
Gardner, BrettBrett Gardner OF 1 2016
Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantledagger OF 1 1962
Maris, RogerRoger Maris OF 1 1960
Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer OF 1 1972
Siebern, NormNorm Siebern OF 1 1958
Tresh, TomTom Tresh OF 1 1965

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves award winners and league leaders.
Team (at all positions)

Silver Slugger Award

Player Position Times Won Years
Baylor, DonDon Baylor DH 2 1983, 1985
Jackson, ReggieReggie Jacksondagger DH 1 1980
Posada, JorgeJorge Posada C 5 2000–03, 2007
Stanley, MikeMike Stanley C 1 1993
Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 1B 3 1985–87
Giambi, JasonJason Giambi 1B 1 2002
Martinez, TinoTino Martinez 1B 1 1997
Teixeira, MarkMark Teixeira 1B 1 2009
Canó, RobinsonRobinson Canó 2B 5 2006, 2010–13[2]
Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph 2B 1 1980
Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano 2B 1 2002
Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 3B 3 2005, 2007–2008
Boggs, WadeWade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1993–94
Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter SS 5 2006–2009, 2012
Winfield, DaveDave Winfielddagger OF 4 1981–82, 1984–85
Sheffield, GaryGary Sheffield OF 2 2004–05
Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson OF 1 1985
Williams, BernieBernie Williams OF 1 2002
Granderson, CurtisCurtis Granderson OF 1 2011[2]

Comeback Player of the Year Award

Hank Aaron Award (top hitter)

MLB All-Century Team (1999)

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

MLB All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)

Sporting News All-Decade Team

See: Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team

USA Today Cy Young

Baseball America All-Rookie Team

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Babe Ruth Award (postseason MVP)

Main article: Babe Ruth Award

MLB Insiders Club Magazine All-Postseason Team

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

MLB All-Time Manager

See: Major League Baseball All-Time Team (1997; BBWAA)

Sporting News Manager of the Decade

See: Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards

Sports Illustrated MLB Manager of the Decade

The Sporting News Manager of the Year

Note: Established in 1936, this award was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.
See footnote[1]

Associated Press Manager of the Year Award

See: Associated Press#AP sports awards
Note: Discontinued in 2001. From 1959 to 1983, the award was given annually to one manager in each league. From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of Major League Baseball.
See footnote[1]

Ford C. Frick Award recipients (broadcasters)

See New York Yankees#Ford C. Frick Award recipients

Team awards

Team championships and recognitions

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)

Minor-league system

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award

MiLB George M. Trautman Award / Topps Player of the Year

Kevin Lawn Awards

The Kevin Lawn Awards are given annually to the best minor league baseball player and pitcher in the Yankees' organization.[9]

Player of the Year
Year Player Position Team(s)
1980Balboni, SteveSteve Balboni1BNashville Sounds
1981Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly1BColumbus Clippers
1982Winters, MattMatt WintersOFGreensboro Bats/Nashville Sounds
1983Dayett, BrianBrian DayettOFColumbus Clippers
1984Bradley, ScottScott BradleyC/OFColumbus Clippers
1985Pasqua, DanDan PasquaOFColumbus Clippers
1986Alvarez, ChrisChris Alvarez3BFort Lauderdale Yankees
1987Reed, DarrenDarren ReedOFColumbus Clippers
1988Maas, KevinKevin Maas1BPrince William Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1989Morris, HalHal Morris1BColumbus Clippers
1990Meulens, HensleyHensley MeulensOFColumbus Clippers
1991Hernandez, KikiKiki HernandezCGreensboro Bats/Prince William Cannons
1991Silvestri, DaveDave SilvestriSSAlbany-Colonie Yankees
1992Snow, J. T.J. T. Snow1BColumbus Clippers
1993Masse, BillyBilly MasseOFColumbus Clippers
1994Jeter, DerekDerek JeterSSTampa Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
1995Jeter, DerekDerek JeterSSColumbus Clippers
1996Ledee, RickyRicky LedeeOFColumbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1997Lowell, MikeMike Lowell3BColumbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1998Johnson, NickNick Johnson1BTampa Yankees
1999Johnson, NickNick Johnson1BNorwich Navigators
1999Jiménez, D'AngeloD'Angelo Jiménez2BColumbus Clippers
2000Seabol, ScottScott Seabol3BNorwich Navigators
2001Rivera, JuanJuan RiveraOFColumbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
2001Thames, MarcusMarcus ThamesOFNorwich Navigators
2002Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips2BColumbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
2003Navarro, DionerDioner NavarroCTampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2004Phillips, AndyAndy Phillips1BColumbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2005Thompson, KevinKevin ThompsonOFColumbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2006Ehlers, CodyCody Ehlers1BTampa Yankees
2007Jackson, AustinAustin JacksonOFCharleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008Gardner, BrettBrett GardnerOFScranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009Romine, AustinAustin RomineCTampa Yankees
2010Núñez, EduardoEduardo NúñezSSScranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011Romine, AustinAustin RomineCTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012Austin, TylerTyler AustinOFGulf Coast Yankees/Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013Bird, GregGreg Bird1BCharleston RiverDogs
2014Refsnyder, RobRob Refsnyder2BTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2015Sánchez, GaryGary SánchezCTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Pitcher of the Year
Year Pitcher Handedness Team(s)
1980Nelson, GeneGene NelsonRHPFort Lauderdale Yankees
1981Filson, PetePete FilsonLHPFort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1982Tewksbury, BobBob TewksburyRHPFort Lauderdale Yankees
1983Rijo, JoséJosé RijoRHPFort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1984Deshaies, JimJim DeshaiesLHPColumbus Clippers
1985Arnsberg, BradBrad ArnsbergRHPAlbany-Colonie Yankees
1986Easley, LoganLogan EasleyRHPAlbany-Colonie Yankees
1987Ridenour, DanaDana RidenourRHPFort Lauderdale Yankees
1988Malone, ToddTodd MaloneRHPGulf Coast Yankees
1989Adkins, SteveSteve AdkinsLHPFort Lauderdale Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1990Eiland, DaveDave EilandRHPColumbus Clippers
1991Martel, EdEd MartelRHPAlbany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
1991Militello, SamSam MilitelloRHPPrince William Cannons/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1992Militello, SamSam MilitelloRHPColumbus Clippers
1993Karp, RyanRyan KarpLHPAlbany-Colonie Yankees/Prince William Yankees/Greensboro Bats
1994Pettitte, AndyAndy PettitteLHPColumbus Clippers/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1995Drews, MattMatt DrewsRHPTampa Yankees
1996Tessmer, JayJay TessmerRHPTampa Yankees
1997Milton, EricEric MiltonLHPNorwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
1998Bradley, RyanRyan BradleyRHPTampa Yankees/Norwich Navigators/Columbus Clippers
1999Yarnall, EdEd YarnallRHPColumbus Clippers
2000Keisler, RandyRandy KeislerRHPColumbus Clippers
2001Claussen, BrandonBrandon ClaussenLHPNorwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2002DePaula, JorgeJorge DePaulaRHPNorwich Navigators
2002Borrell, DannyDanny BorrellLHPNorwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2003DePaula, JorgeJorge DePaulaRHPColumbus Clippers
2004Wang, Chien-MingChien-Ming WangRHPTrenton Thunder/Columbus Clippers
2005DeSalvo, MattMatt DeSalvoRHPTrenton Thunder
2006Hughes, PhilPhil HughesRHPTrenton Thunder
2007Kennedy, IanIan KennedyRHPTampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008Coke, PhilPhil CokeLHPTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009McAllister, ZachZach McAllisterRHPTrenton Thunder
2010Phelps, DavidDavid PhelpsRHPTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011Mitchell, D. J.D. J. MitchellRHPScranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012Montgomery, MarkMark MontgomeryRHPTampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013Greene, ShaneShane GreeneRHPTampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2014Severino, LuisLuis SeverinoRHPCharleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2015Severino, LuisLuis SeverinoRHPTrenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

Other achievements

Monument Park

Retired numbers

See New York Yankees#Retired numbers

James P. Dawson Award

The James P. Dawson Award is given at the end of spring training to the best rookie.[10][11]

Year Winner Position
1956Siebern, NormNorm SiebernOF
1957Kubek, TonyTony KubekSS
1958Blanchard, JohnnyJohnny BlanchardC
1959Windhorn, GordieGordie WindhornOF
1960James, JohnnyJohnny JamesP
1961Sheldon, RollieRollie SheldonP
1962Tresh, TomTom TreshSS
1963Gonzalez, PedroPedro Gonzalez2B
1964Mikkelsen, PetePete MikkelsenP
1965López, ArturoArturo LópezOF
1966White, RoyRoy WhiteOF
1967Robinson, BillBill RobinsonOF
1968Ferraro, MikeMike Ferraro3B
1969Kenney, JerryJerry KenneyOF
1969Burbach, BillBill BurbachP
1970Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis1B / C
1971None Selected
1972Torres, RustyRusty TorresOF
1973Velez, OttoOtto VelezOF
1974Buskey, TomTom BuskeyP
1975Martinez, TippyTippy MartinezP
1976Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph2B
1977Zeber, GeorgeGeorge ZeberIF
1978Beattie, JimJim BeattieP
1979Mirabella, PaulPaul MirabellaP
1980Griffin, MikeMike GriffinP
1981Nelson, GeneGene NelsonP
1982Robertson, AndreAndre RobertsonSS
1983Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly1B/OF
1984Rijo, JoséJosé RijoP
1985Bradley, ScottScott BradleyC
1986Tewksbury, BobBob TewksburyP
1987Hughes, KevinKevin HughesOF
1988Leiter, AlAl LeiterP
1989None Selected
1990Mills, AlanAlan MillsP
1991Meulens, HensleyHensley MeulensOF
1992Williams, GeraldGerald WilliamsOF
1993Humphreys, MikeMike HumphreysOF
1994Hitchcock, SterlingSterling HitchcockP
1995None Selected
1996Hutton, MarkMark HuttonP
1997Posada, JorgeJorge PosadaC
1998Bush, HomerHomer BushIF
1999None Selected
2000None Selected
2001Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano2B
2002Johnson, NickNick Johnson1B
2003Matsui, HidekiHideki MatsuiOF
2004Crosby, BubbaBubba CrosbyOF
2005Phillips, AndyAndy PhillipsIF
2006Duncan, EricEric DuncanIF
2007Igawa, KeiKei IgawaP
2008Duncan, ShelleyShelley DuncanIF / OF
2009Gardner, BrettBrett GardnerOF
2010Weber, JonJon WeberOF
2011Banuelos, MannyManny BanuelosP
2012Phelps, DavidDavid PhelpsP
2013Nuño, VidalVidal NuñoP
2014Tanaka, MasahiroMasahiro TanakaP
2015Heathcott, SladeSlade HeathcottOF

New York BBWAA chapter awards

See: New York BBWAA chapter awards

Joan Payson Award

Note: The award is for excellence in community service.

Casey Stengel "You Can Look It Up" Award

Note: The award is to honor career achievement for those who went home empty-handed at previous dinners.

Joe DiMaggio "Toast of the Town" Award

The awards is for a player who has become a New York favorite.

William J. Slocum–Jack Lang Award

Note: The award is for long and meritorious service.

Ben Epstein–Dan Castellano "Good Guy" Award

Note: The award is for candor and accessibility to writers.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award

Note: The awrd is given to a group of players forever linked in baseball history.

Associated Press Athlete of the Year

Hickok Belt

Note: The Hickok Belt trophy was awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S., from 1950 to 1976.

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

Sporting News Pro Athlete of the Year

See: Sporting News#Pro Athlete of the Year

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Main article: Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade

Sports Illustrated Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade (2009)

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade

Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award

See also


  1. 1 2 3 In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. 1 2 Marchand, Andrew (November 2, 2011). "Cano & Grandy win Silver Sluggers". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  3. Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  4. For the other members of the 2011 team, see Baseball awards. MLB Insiders Club Magazine selected its first All-Postseason Team in 2008. Boye, Paul. All-Postseason Team. MLB Insiders Club Magazine (ISSN 1941-5060), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (December 2011), pp. 30-31. North American Media Group, Inc.
  5. 1 2 The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  6. Organization of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. 1 2 "The 10 greatest sports teams". ESPN. December 31, 1999. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  8. 1 2 The Trautman Award is presented to the Topps Player of the Year in each of 16 domestic minor leagues. "Topps, MiLB name Players of the Year: Trautman Award winners announced for each league". Minor League Baseball ( November 5, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-09. See also Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues.
  10. "Manny Banuelos wins 2011 James P. Dawson Award" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
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