List of AP Male Athletes of the Year 1931-2013

Following is a list of athletes who have won the AP Male Athlete of the Year award. The Associated Press has given out the award annually since 1931.

1931 – Pepper Martin – Major League Baseball
1932 – Gene Sarazen – PGA golf
1933 – Carl Hubbell – Major League Baseball
1934 – Dizzy Dean – Major League Baseball
1935 – Joe Louis – Boxing
1936 – Jesse Owens – Track and field
1937 – Don Budge – Tennis
1938 – Don Budge – Tennis
1939 – Nile Kinnick – College football
1940 – Tom Harmon – College football
1941 – Joe DiMaggio – Major League Baseball
1942 – Frank Sinkwich – College football
1943 – Gunder Hägg – Track and field
1944 – Byron Nelson – PGA golf
1945 – Byron Nelson – PGA golf
1946 – Glenn Davis – College football
1947 – Johnny Lujack – College football
1948 – Lou Boudreau – Major League Baseball
1949 – Leon Hart – College football
1950 – Jim Konstanty – Major League Baseball
1951 – Dick Kazmaier – College football
1952 – Bob Mathias – Track and field
1953 – Ben Hogan – PGA golf
1954 – Willie Mays – Major League Baseball
1955 – Howard “Hopalong” Cassady – College football
1956 – Mickey Mantle – Major League Baseball
1957 – Ted Williams – Major League Baseball
1958 – Herb Elliott – Track and field
1959 – Ingemar Johansson – Boxing
1960 – Rafer Johnson – Track and field
1961 – Roger Maris – Major League Baseball
1962 – Maury Wills – Major League Baseball
1963 – Sandy Koufax – Major League Baseball
1964 – Don Schollander – Swimming
1965 – Sandy Koufax – Major League Baseball
1966 – Frank Robinson – Major League Baseball
1967 – Carl Yastrzemski – Major League Baseball
1968 – Denny McLain – Major League Baseball
1969 – Tom Seaver – Major League Baseball
1970 – George Blanda – National Football League
1971 – Lee Trevino – PGA golf
1972 – Mark Spitz – Swimming
1973 – O.J. Simpson – National Football League
1974 – Muhammad Ali – Boxing
1975 – Fred Lynn – Major League Baseball
1976 – Bruce Jenner – Track and field
1977 – Steve Cauthen – Horse racing
1978 – Ron Guidry – Major League Baseball
1979 – Willie Stargell – Major League Baseball
1980 – U.S. Olympic hockey team – Ice hockey
1981 – John McEnroe – Tennis
1982 – Wayne Gretzky – NHL ice hockey
1983 – Carl Lewis – Track and field
1984 – Carl Lewis – Track and field
1985 – Dwight Gooden – Major League Baseball
1986 – Larry Bird – NBA Basketball
1987 – Ben Johnson – Track and field
1988 – Orel Hershiser – Major League Baseball
1989 – Joe Montana – National Football League
1990 – Joe Montana – National Football League
1991 – Michael Jordan – NBA basketball
1992 – Michael Jordan – NBA basketball
1993 – Michael Jordan – NBA basketball
1994 – George Foreman – Boxing
1995 – Cal Ripken, Jr. – Major League Baseball
1996 – Michael Johnson – Track and field
1997 – Tiger Woods – PGA golf
1998 – Mark McGwire – Major League Baseball
1999 – Tiger Woods – PGA golf
2000 – Tiger Woods – PGA golf
2001 – Barry Bonds – Major League Baseball
2002 – Lance Armstrong – Cycling
2003 – Lance Armstrong – Cycling
2004 – Lance Armstrong – Cycling
2005 – Lance Armstrong – Cycling
2006 – Tiger Woods – PGA golf
2007 – Tom Brady – National Football League
2008 – Michael Phelps – Swimming
2009 – Jimmie Johnson – NASCAR
2010 – Drew Brees – National Football League
2011 – Aaron Rodgers – National Football League
2012 – Michael Phelps – Swimming
2013 – LeBron James – NBA Basketball

Not since McEnroe has a tennis star won the AP’s Male Athlete of the Year.  Will 2014 be different?  See for yourself by checking out Tennis Tours and grabbing U.S. Open or Wimbledon tickets this year!

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