Major League Baseball Pitcher of the Month Award

The Pitcher of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league for each month of the regular season. The National League started recognizing the award in 1975. The American League followed in 1979. Upon the introduction of each league's award, pitchers became ineligible for the (position players') player of the month award.

Awards by month, 1975 to date

Players listed with multiple occurrences are denoted by parentheses containing the ordinal.

The highest number of Pitcher of the Month awards won by a single player is Roger Clemens' 15. He is followed by Greg Maddux (10), Pedro Martínez (8), Randy Johnson (8), and Johan Santana (8).

YearMonthNational LeagueAmerican League
Player(s)Team(s)Player(s)Team(s)
1975 AprilDon SuttonLos Angeles Dodgers 
MayDon Sutton (2)Los Angeles Dodgers
JuneTom SeaverNew York Mets
JulyAl HraboskySt. Louis Cardinals
AugustBurt HootonLos Angeles Dodgers
SeptemberBurt Hooton (2)Los Angeles Dodgers
1976 AprilRandy JonesSan Diego Padres
MayRandy Jones (2)San Diego Padres
JuneAndy MessersmithAtlanta Braves
JulyJerry KoosmanNew York Mets
AugustRay BurrisChicago Cubs
SeptemberDon Sutton (3)Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 AprilTom Seaver (2)New York Mets
MayBruce SutterChicago Cubs
JuneRick ReuschelChicago Cubs
JulyRick Reuschel (2)Chicago Cubs
AugustTom Seaver (3)Cincinnati Reds
SeptemberLarry ChristensonPhiladelphia Phillies
1978 AprilRoss GrimsleyMontreal Expos
MayBob KnepperSan Francisco Giants
JuneVida BlueSan Francisco Giants
JulyJ. R. RichardHouston Astros
AugustKent TekulvePittsburgh Pirates
SeptemberGaylord PerrySan Diego Padres
1979 AprilKen ForschHouston AstrosTommy JohnNew York Yankees
MayJoe NiekroHouston AstrosJim KernTexas Rangers
JuneJoaquín AndújarHouston AstrosMark ClearCalifornia Angels
JulyDick TidrowChicago CubsSid MongeCleveland Indians
AugustRick Reuschel (3)Chicago CubsRick LangfordOakland Athletics
SeptemberJ. R. Richard (2)Houston AstrosGoose GossageNew York Yankees
1980 AprilJ. R. Richard (3)Houston AstrosDave StiebToronto Blue Jays
MaySteve CarltonPhiladelphia PhilliesChuck RaineyBoston Red Sox
JuneJerry ReussLos Angeles DodgersSteve StoneBaltimore Orioles
JulyPat ZachryNew York MetsLarry GuraKansas City Royals
AugustRick Reuschel (4)Chicago CubsBob StanleyBoston Red Sox
SeptemberMarty BystromPhiladelphia PhilliesTim StoddardBaltimore Orioles
1981 AprilFernando ValenzuelaLos Angeles DodgersMatt KeoughOakland Athletics
MayCharlie LeaMontreal ExposMark Clear (2)Boston Red Sox
June1981 Major League Baseball strike
July
AugustRick Camp
Ed Whitson
Atlanta Braves
San Francisco Giants
Ron GuidryNew York Yankees
SeptemberTom Seaver (4)Cincinnati RedsDennis Martínez
Larry Gura (2)
Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals
1982 AprilSteve RogersMontreal ExposGeoff ZahnCalifornia Angels
MayDick RuthvenPhiladelphia PhilliesLaMarr HoytChicago White Sox
JuneSteve HoweLos Angeles DodgersJim BeattieSeattle Mariners
JulyJohn CandelariaPittsburgh PiratesTippy MartinezBaltimore Orioles
AugustNolan RyanHouston AstrosJim PalmerBaltimore Orioles
SeptemberJoaquín Andújar (2)St. Louis CardinalsRick SutcliffeCleveland Indians
1983 AprilPascual PérezAtlanta BravesRick HoneycuttTexas Rangers
MayBill LaskeySan Francisco GiantsDave Stieb (2)Toronto Blue Jays
JuneBurt Hooton (3)Los Angeles DodgersCharlie HoughTexas Rangers
JulyJoe PriceCincinnati RedsScott McGregorBaltimore Orioles
AugustJesse OroscoNew York MetsJack MorrisDetroit Tigers
SeptemberJohn DennyPhiladelphia PhilliesRichard DotsonChicago White Sox
1984 AprilRick Honeycutt (2)Los Angeles DodgersJack Morris (2)Detroit Tigers
MayNolan Ryan (2)Houston AstrosMike BoddickerBaltimore Orioles
JuneRon DarlingNew York MetsCharlie Hough (2)Texas Rangers
JulyOrel HershiserLos Angeles DodgersWillie HernándezDetroit Tigers
AugustRick Sutcliffe (2)Chicago CubsRoger ClemensBoston Red Sox
SeptemberDwight GoodenNew York MetsDoyle AlexanderToronto Blue Jays
1985 AprilFernando Valenzuela (2)Los Angeles DodgersCharlie LeibrandtKansas City Royals
MayAndy HawkinsSan Diego PadresDave Stieb (3)Toronto Blue Jays
JuneJohn TudorSt. Louis CardinalsJay HowellOakland Athletics
JulyFernando Valenzuela (3)Los Angeles DodgersBret SaberhagenKansas City Royals
AugustShane RawleyPhiladelphia PhilliesDave RighettiNew York Yankees
SeptemberDwight Gooden (2)New York MetsCharlie Leibrandt (2)Kansas City Royals
1986 AprilDwight Gooden (3)New York MetsRoger Clemens (2)Boston Red Sox
MayJeff ReardonMontreal ExposDon AaseBaltimore Orioles
JuneRick RhodenPittsburgh PiratesRoger Clemens (3)Boston Red Sox
JulyTodd WorrellSt. Louis CardinalsJack Morris (3)Detroit Tigers
AugustBill GullicksonCincinnati RedsMike WittCalifornia Angels
SeptemberMike KrukowSan Francisco GiantsBruce HurstBoston Red Sox
1987 AprilSid FernandezNew York MetsBret Saberhagen (2)Kansas City Royals
MaySteve BedrosianPhiladelphia PhilliesJim ClancyToronto Blue Jays
JuneOrel Hershiser (2)Los Angeles DodgersSteve OntiverosOakland Athletics
JulyFloyd YoumansMontreal ExposFrank ViolaMinnesota Twins
AugustDoug DrabekPittsburgh PiratesMark LangstonSeattle Mariners
SeptemberPascual Pérez (2)Montreal ExposDoyle Alexander (2)Detroit Tigers
1988 AprilOrel Hershiser (3)Los Angeles DodgersDave StewartOakland Athletics
MayDavid ConeNew York MetsFrank Viola (2)Minnesota Twins
JuneGreg MadduxChicago CubsMark GubiczaKansas City Royals
JulyJohn FrancoCincinnati RedsRoger Clemens (4)Boston Red Sox
AugustDanny JacksonCincinnati RedsMark Langston (2)Seattle Mariners
SeptemberOrel Hershiser (4)Los Angeles DodgersBruce Hurst (2)Boston Red Sox
1989 AprilMark DavisSan Diego PadresJeff BallardBaltimore Orioles
MayRick Reuschel (5)San Francisco GiantsChuck FinleyCalifornia Angels
JuneMike ScottHouston AstrosMark Gubicza (2)Kansas City Royals
JulyMark Langston (3)Montreal ExposMike MooreOakland Athletics
AugustTom BrowningCincinnati RedsBret Saberhagen (3)Kansas City Royals
SeptemberTim BelcherLos Angeles DodgersBret Saberhagen (4)Kansas City Royals
1990 AprilJohn Tudor (2)St. Louis CardinalsDave Stewart (2)Oakland Athletics
MayJack ArmstrongCincinnati RedsBobby ThigpenChicago White Sox
JuneRamón MartinezLos Angeles DodgersRandy JohnsonSeattle Mariners
JulyDanny Darwin
Doug Drabek (2)
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chuck Finley (2)
Bobby Witt
California Angels
Texas Rangers
AugustDoug Drabek (3)Pittsburgh PiratesRoger Clemens (5)Boston Red Sox
SeptemberDwight Gooden (4)New York MetsDave Stewart (3)Oakland Athletics
1991 AprilLee SmithSt. Louis CardinalsRoger Clemens (6)Boston Red Sox
MayTom GlavineAtlanta BravesScott EricksonMinnesota Twins
JuneRob DibbleCincinnati RedsJack Morris (4)Minnesota Twins
JulyDennis Martínez (2)Montreal ExposBill KruegerSeattle Mariners
AugustMitch WilliamsPhiladelphia PhilliesKevin TapaniMinnesota Twins
SeptemberChris NabholzMontreal ExposRoger Clemens (7)Boston Red Sox
1992 AprilBill SwiftSan Francisco GiantsBill Krueger (2)Minnesota Twins
MayMike MorganChicago CubsRoger Clemens (8)Boston Red Sox
JuneRandy TomlinPittsburgh PiratesJohn SmileyMinnesota Twins
JulyTom Glavine (2)Atlanta BravesKevin AppierKansas City Royals
AugustDennis Martínez (3)Montreal ExposRoger Clemens (9)Boston Red Sox
SeptemberJosé RijoCincinnati RedsCal EldredMilwaukee Brewers
1993 AprilKen HillMontreal ExposJimmy KeyNew York Yankees
MayTommy GreenePhiladelphia PhilliesDanny Darwin (2)Boston Red Sox
JuneDarryl Kile
Chris Hammond
Houston Astros
Florida Marlins
Rick AguileraMinnesota Twins
JulyBill Swift (2)San Francisco GiantsFernando Valenzuela (4)Baltimore Orioles
AugustGreg Maddux (2)Atlanta BravesBill Gullickson (2)Detroit Tigers
SeptemberJohn WettelandMontreal ExposWilson ÁlvarezChicago White Sox
1994 AprilBob TewksburySt. Louis CardinalsBen McDonaldBaltimore Orioles
MayDoug Drabek (4)Houston AstrosDavid Cone (2)Kansas City Royals
JuneRoberto MuñozPhiladelphia PhilliesCal Eldred (2)Milwaukee Brewers
JulyBret Saberhagen (5)New York MetsAlex FernandezChicago White Sox
August1994–95 Major League Baseball strike
September
1995 April
MayHeathcliff SlocumbPhiladelphia PhilliesKenny RogersTexas Rangers
JuneHideo NomoLos Angeles DodgersKevin Appier (2)Kansas City Royals
JulyGreg Maddux (3)Atlanta BravesTim WakefieldBoston Red Sox
AugustSid Fernandez (2)Philadelphia PhilliesErik HansonBoston Red Sox
SeptemberGreg Maddux (4)Atlanta BravesNorm CharltonSeattle Mariners
1996 AprilJohn SmoltzAtlanta BravesJuan GuzmánToronto Blue Jays
MayJohn Smoltz (2)Atlanta BravesCharles NagyCleveland Indians
JuneJeff FasseroMontreal ExposOrel Hershiser (5)Cleveland Indians
JulyJeff Fassero (2)Montreal ExposPat HentgenToronto Blue Jays
AugustKevin BrownFlorida MarlinsPat Hentgen (2)Toronto Blue Jays
SeptemberHideo Nomo (2)Los Angeles DodgersCharles Nagy (2)Cleveland Indians
1997 AprilTom Glavine (3)Atlanta BravesAndy PettitteNew York Yankees
MayBobby JonesNew York MetsRoger Clemens (10)Toronto Blue Jays
JuneKent MerckerCincinnati RedsRandy Johnson (2)Seattle Mariners
JulyDarryl Kile (2)Houston AstrosChuck Finley (3)
Brad Radke
Anaheim Angels
Minnesota Twins
AugustPedro MartínezMontreal ExposRoger Clemens (11)Toronto Blue Jays
SeptemberJeff ShawCincinnati RedsJeff Fassero (3)Seattle Mariners
1998 AprilTom Glavine (4)Atlanta BravesChuck Finley (4)Anaheim Angels
MayOrel Hershiser (6)San Francisco GiantsHideki IrabuNew York Yankees
JuneGreg Maddux (5)Atlanta BravesBartolo ColónCleveland Indians
JulyChan-ho ParkLos Angeles DodgersDavid Cone (3)New York Yankees
AugustRandy Johnson (3)Houston AstrosRoger Clemens (12)Toronto Blue Jays
SeptemberRandy Johnson (4)Houston AstrosRick HellingTexas Rangers
1999 AprilJohn Smoltz (3)Atlanta BravesPedro Martínez (2)Boston Red Sox
MayCurt SchillingPhiladelphia PhilliesPedro Martínez (3)Boston Red Sox
JuneAl LeiterNew York MetsPedro Martínez (4)Boston Red Sox
JulyRandy Johnson (5)Arizona DiamondbacksHideki Irabu (2)New York Yankees
AugustGreg Maddux (6)Atlanta BravesMariano RiveraNew York Yankees
SeptemberDenny NeagleAtlanta BravesPedro Martínez (5)Boston Red Sox
2000 AprilRandy Johnson (6)Arizona DiamondbacksPedro Martínez (6)Boston Red Sox
MayGarrett StephensonSt. Louis CardinalsJames BaldwinChicago White Sox
JuneAl Leiter (2)New York MetsCal Eldred (3)Chicago White Sox
JulyJeff D'AmicoMilwaukee BrewersRoger Clemens (13)New York Yankees
AugustRuss OrtizSan Francisco GiantsSteve SparksDetroit Tigers
SeptemberGreg Maddux (7)Atlanta BravesTim HudsonOakland Athletics
2001 AprilWade MillerHouston AstrosBrad Radke (2)Minnesota Twins
MayCurt Schilling (2)Arizona DiamondbacksPedro Martínez (7)Boston Red Sox
JuneGreg Maddux (8)Atlanta BravesRoger Clemens (14)New York Yankees
JulyGreg Maddux (9)Atlanta BravesMark MulderOakland Athletics
AugustJavier VázquezMontreal ExposBarry ZitoOakland Athletics
SeptemberWoody WilliamsSt. Louis CardinalsBarry Zito (2)Oakland Athletics
2002 AprilRandy Johnson (7)Arizona DiamondbacksDerek LoweBoston Red Sox
MayCurt Schilling (3)Arizona DiamondbacksBartolo Colón (2)Cleveland Indians
JuneÉric GagnéLos Angeles DodgersMark Mulder (2)Oakland Athletics
JulyCurt Schilling (4)Arizona DiamondbacksPedro Martínez (8)Boston Red Sox
AugustRoy OswaltHouston AstrosCory LidleOakland Athletics
SeptemberRandy Johnson (8)Arizona DiamondbacksAndy Pettitte (2)New York Yankees
2003 AprilShawn ChacónColorado RockiesEsteban LoaizaChicago White Sox
MayKevin Brown (2)Los Angeles DodgersRoy HalladayToronto Blue Jays
JuneDontrelle WillisFlorida MarlinsFreddy GarcíaSeattle Mariners
JulyLiván HernándezMontreal ExposJosé LimaKansas City Royals
AugustMark PriorChicago CubsJohan SantanaMinnesota Twins
SeptemberMark Prior (2)Chicago CubsRoy Halladay (2)Toronto Blue Jays
2004 AprilRoger Clemens (15)Houston AstrosKevin Brown (3)New York Yankees
MayJason SchmidtSan Francisco GiantsMark BuehrleChicago White Sox
JuneCarl PavanoFlorida MarlinsMark Mulder (3)Oakland Athletics
JulyRuss Ortiz (2)Atlanta BravesJohan Santana (2)Minnesota Twins
AugustJake PeavySan Diego PadresJohan Santana (3)Minnesota Twins
SeptemberCarlos ZambranoChicago CubsJohan Santana (4)Minnesota Twins
2005 AprilDontrelle Willis (2)Florida MarlinsJon GarlandChicago White Sox
MayTrevor HoffmanSan Diego PadresKenny Rogers (2)Texas Rangers
JuneChad CorderoWashington NationalsMark Buehrle (2)Chicago White Sox
JulyAndy Pettitte (3)Houston AstrosBarry Zito (3)Oakland Athletics
AugustNoah LowrySan Francisco GiantsBartolo Colón (3)Los Angeles Angels
SeptemberAndy Pettitte (4)Houston AstrosJosé ContrerasChicago White Sox
2006 AprilGreg Maddux (10)Chicago CubsJosé Contreras (2)Chicago White Sox
MayJason Schmidt (2)San Francisco GiantsCC SabathiaCleveland Indians
JuneChris YoungSan Diego PadresJohan Santana (5)Minnesota Twins
JulyCarlos Zambrano (2)Chicago CubsJohn LackeyLos Angeles Angels
AugustDerek Lowe (2)Los Angeles DodgersEsteban Loaiza (2)Oakland Athletics
SeptemberRoy Oswalt (2)Houston AstrosJohan Santana (6)Minnesota Twins
2007 AprilJohn MaineNew York MetsRoy Halladay (3)Toronto Blue Jays
MayJake Peavy (2)San Diego PadresDan HarenOakland Athletics
JuneBen SheetsMilwaukee BrewersJ. J. PutzSeattle Mariners
JulyCarlos Zambrano (3)Chicago CubsÉrik BédardBaltimore Orioles
AugustJake Peavy (3)San Diego PadresAndy Pettitte (5)New York Yankees
SeptemberJake Peavy (4)San Diego PadresFausto CarmonaCleveland Indians
2008 AprilBrandon WebbArizona DiamondbacksCliff LeeCleveland Indians
MayTodd WellemeyerSt. Louis CardinalsScott KazmirTampa Bay Rays
JuneDan Haren (2)Arizona DiamondbacksJohn Lackey (2)Los Angeles Angels
JulyCC Sabathia (2)Milwaukee BrewersJon LesterBoston Red Sox
AugustCC Sabathia (3)Milwaukee BrewersCliff Lee (2)Cleveland Indians
SeptemberJohan Santana (7)New York MetsJon Lester (2)Boston Red Sox
2009 AprilJohan Santana (8)New York MetsZack GreinkeKansas City Royals
MayTrevor Hoffman (2)Milwaukee BrewersJustin VerlanderDetroit Tigers
JuneTim LincecumSan Francisco GiantsFélix HernándezSeattle Mariners
JulyWandy RodríguezHouston AstrosJarrod WashburnSeattle Mariners
AugustChris CarpenterSt. Louis CardinalsCC Sabathia (4)New York Yankees
SeptemberJair JurrjensAtlanta BravesFélix Hernández (2)Seattle Mariners
2010 AprilUbaldo JiménezColorado RockiesFrancisco LirianoMinnesota Twins
MayUbaldo Jiménez (2)Colorado RockiesJon Lester (3)Boston Red Sox
JuneJosh JohnsonFlorida MarlinsCliff Lee (3)Seattle Mariners
JulyRoy Halladay (4)Philadelphia PhilliesGavin FloydChicago White Sox
AugustTim Hudson (2)Atlanta BravesClay BuchholzBoston Red Sox
SeptemberDerek Lowe (3)Atlanta BravesDavid PriceTampa Bay Rays
2011 AprilJosh Johnson (2)Florida MarlinsJered WeaverLos Angeles Angels
MayJair Jurrjens (2)Atlanta BravesJeremy HellicksonTampa Bay Rays
JuneCliff Lee (4)Philadelphia PhilliesJustin Verlander (2)Detroit Tigers
JulyClayton KershawLos Angeles DodgersCC Sabathia (5)New York Yankees
AugustCliff Lee (5)Philadelphia PhilliesRicky RomeroToronto Blue Jays
SeptemberJavier Vázquez (2)Florida MarlinsDoug FisterDetroit Tigers
2012 AprilStephen StrasburgWashington NationalsJake Peavy (5)Chicago White Sox
MayGio GonzálezWashington NationalsChris SaleChicago White Sox
JuneR.A. DickeyNew York MetsMatt HarrisonTexas Rangers
JulyJordan ZimmermannWashington NationalsJason VargasSeattle Mariners
AugustKris MedlenAtlanta BravesFélix Hernández (3)Seattle Mariners
SeptemberKris Medlen (2)Atlanta BravesJustin Verlander (3)Detroit Tigers
2013 AprilMatt HarveyNew York MetsClay Buchholz (2)Boston Red Sox
MayPatrick CorbinArizona DiamondbacksJason Vargas (2)Los Angeles Angels
JuneAdam WainwrightSt. Louis CardinalsBartolo Colón (4)Oakland Athletics
JulyClayton Kershaw (2)Los Angeles DodgersChris ArcherTampa Bay Rays
AugustZack Greinke (2)Los Angeles DodgersIván NovaNew York Yankees
SeptemberKris Medlen (3)Atlanta BravesUbaldo Jiménez (3)Cleveland Indians
2014 AprilJosé FernándezMiami MarlinsSonny GrayOakland Athletics
MayMadison BumgarnerSan Francisco GiantsMasahiro TanakaNew York Yankees
JuneClayton Kershaw (3)Los Angeles DodgersFélix Hernández (4)Seattle Mariners
JulyClayton Kershaw (4)Los Angeles DodgersSonny Gray (2)Oakland Athletics
AugustMadison Bumgarner (2)San Francisco GiantsMatt ShoemakerLos Angeles Angels
SeptemberAdam Wainwright (2)St. Louis CardinalsCorey KluberCleveland Indians
2015 AprilGerrit ColePittsburgh PiratesDallas KeuchelHouston Astros
MayMax ScherzerWashington NationalsDallas Keuchel (2)Houston Astros
JuneMax Scherzer (2)Washington NationalsChris Sale (2)Chicago White Sox
JulyClayton Kershaw (5)Los Angeles DodgersScott Kazmir (2)Houston Astros/Oakland Athletics
AugustJake ArrietaChicago CubsDallas Keuchel (3)Houston Astros
SeptemberJake Arrieta (2)Chicago CubsCody AndersonCleveland Indians
2016 AprilJake Arrieta (3)Chicago CubsJordan Zimmermann (2)Detroit Tigers
MayClayton Kershaw (6)Los Angeles DodgersRich HillOakland Athletics
JuneJon Lester (4)Chicago CubsDanny SalazarCleveland Indians
JulyStephen Strasburg (2)Washington NationalsJustin Verlander (4)Detroit Tigers
AugustKyle HendricksChicago CubsCorey Kluber (2)Cleveland Indians
SeptemberJon Lester (5)Chicago CubsRick PorcelloBoston Red Sox
2017 AprilIván Nova (2)Pittsburgh PiratesDallas Keuchel (4)Houston Astros
MayAlex WoodLos Angeles DodgersLance McCullers Jr.Houston Astros
JuneMax Scherzer (3)Washington NationalsCorey Kluber (3)Cleveland Indians
JulyRich Hill (2)Los Angeles DodgersJames PaxtonSeattle Mariners
AugustJake Arrieta (4)Chicago CubsCorey Kluber (4)Cleveland Indians
SeptemberStephen Strasburg (3)Washington NationalsCorey Kluber (5)Cleveland Indians
2018 AprilMax Scherzer (4)Washington NationalsSean ManaeaOakland Athletics
MayMax Scherzer (5)Washington NationalsJustin Verlander (5)Houston Astros
JuneJon Lester (6)Chicago CubsChris Sale (3)Boston Red Sox
JulyZack Greinke (3)Arizona DiamondbacksChris Sale (4)Boston Red Sox
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