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Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award

Awarded to the American League's top designated hitter annually since the DH was implemented in 1973, the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award was renamed for Martinez in 2004. Below is a list of the winner from each season since the award's inception.

Year Player Team
2020 Marcell Ozuna Atlanta
2019 Nelson Cruz Minnesota
2018 Khris Davis Oakland
2017 Nelson Cruz Seattle
2016 David Ortiz Boston
2015 Kendrys Morales Kansas City
2014 Victor Martinez Detroit
2013 David Ortiz Boston
2012 Billy Butler Kansas City
2011 David Ortiz Boston
2010 Vladimir Guerrero Texas
2009 Adam Lind Toronto
2008 Aubrey Huff Baltimore
2007 David Ortiz Boston
2006 David Ortiz Boston
2005 David Ortiz Boston
2004 David Ortiz Boston
2003 David Ortiz Boston
2002 Ellis Burks Cleveland
2001 Edgar Martinez Seattle
2000 Edgar Martinez Seattle
1999 Rafael Palmiero Texas
1998 Edgar Martinez Seattle
1997 Edgar Martinez Seattle
1996 Paul Molitor Minnesota
1995 Edgar Martinez Seattle
1994 Not awarded
1993 Paul Molitor Toronto
1992 Dave Winfield Toronto
1991 Chili Davis Minnesota
1990 Dave Parker Milwaukee
1989 Dave Parker Oakland
1988 Harold Baines Chicago
1987 Harold Baines Chicago
1986 Don Baylor Boston
1985 Don Baylor New York
1984 Dave Kingman Oakland
1983 Greg Luzinski Chicago
1982 Hal McRae Kansas City
1981 Greg Luzinski Chicago
1980 Hal McRae Kansas City
1979 Willie Horton Seattle
1978 Rusty Staub Detroit
1977 Jim Rice Boston
1976 Hal McRae Kansas City
1975 Willie Horton Detroit
1974 Tommy Davis Baltimore
1973 Orlando Cepeda Boston