Award Winners Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List

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List of Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners from every year the award has been given out. All Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award are listed along with photos for every Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners of all time. Anybody who won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, so most of the famous Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use regularly. The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different items, including Dizzy Dean and O. J. Simpson. (66 items)
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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. Bonds received ...more
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Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
William Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats ...more
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Ben Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a ...more
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Bob Mathias is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Robert Bruce "Bob" Mathias was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States Congressman representing the state
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Caitlyn Jenner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner; October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal–winning decathlete. Jenner was a college football player ...more
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Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
John Byron Nelson, Jr. was an American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946. Nelson and two other well-known golfers of the time, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, were born within seven months of each ...more
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Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr., nicknamed "The Iron Man", is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for the ...more
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Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Carl Owen Hubbell, nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American baseball player. He was a member of the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to ...more
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Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. ...more
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Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Carl Michael Yastrzemski is an American former Major League Baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year baseball career with the ...more
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Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a pitcher in Major League Baseball for ten seasons, most notably for the Detroit Tigers. In ...more
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Dick Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Richard William Kazmaier, Jr. was an American football player for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951 and winner of the 1951 Heisman Trophy.
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Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, ...more
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Don Budge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
John Donald Budge was an American tennis champion who was a World No. 1 player for five years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. He is most famous as the first player, male or ...more
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Don Schollander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Donald Arthur Schollander is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in four events. He won a total of five gold medals and one silver ...more
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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden, nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Gooden played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, ...more
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Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to ...more
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Frank Sinkwich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Frank Francis Sinkwich, Sr. won the 1942 Heisman Trophy as a player for the University of Georgia, making him the first recipient from the Southeastern Conference. In the course of a brief but ...more
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Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Fredric Michael "Fred" Lynn is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and San Diego ...more
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Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Gene Sarazen was an American professional golfer, one of the world's top players in the 1920s and 1930s. He is one of five golfers to win all the current major championships in his career, the ...more
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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
George Frederick Blanda was a American football quarterback and placekicker. Blanda has the distinction of having played 26 seasons of professional football, the most in the sport's history, and ...more
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George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ...more
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Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Glenn Earle Davis is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. While a member of the Houston Astros in the late 1980s, he finished three times in the top ten in National League MVP ...more
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Gunder Hägg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Gunder Hägg
Gunder Hägg was a Swedish runner and multiple world record breaker of the 1940s. Gunder Hägg set over a dozen middle distance world records at events ranging from 1500 to 5000 meters, ...more
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Herb Elliott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Winners List
Herbert James "Herb" Elliott AC MBE is a former Australian athlete, one of the world's greatest middle distance runners. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, ...more