Category: MVP Awards

The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

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Josh Hamilton becomes the fifth Ranger player to win the American League’s Most Valuable Player award

Josh Hamilton joins Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez (1996, 1998), Ivan Rodriguez (1999), and Alex Rodriguez (2003) as the fifth Ranger player to win the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. The Texas slugging outfielder, who received 22 of the 28 first-place votes cast by the writers, led the major leagues in batting with a .359 average, hitting 32 homers and driving in 100 runs despite missing 29 games in September after suffering two broken ribs.

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Dustin Pedroia wins the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player Award

Joining Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles – 1983) and Ryan Howard (Phillies – 2006), Dustin Pedroia (.326, 17, 83) becomes the third player in major league history to win the Most Valuable Player award a season after being selected as the Rookie of the Year. The scrappy Gold Glove second baseman, the tenth Red Sox player to earn the American League honor, received 16 of the 28 first-place votes to easily outdistance heavy-hitting Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (.300, 23, 129).

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Alex Rodriguez wins his third American League Most Valuable Player Award

Alex Rodriguez (.314, 54, 156), receiving 26 out of 28 first place-votes cast by the BBWAA, wins his third American League Most Valuable Player Award, the second as a Yankee (2005). The 32 year-old A-Rod, presently in contract talks with the Bronx Bombers with a $275 million framework in place to keep the third baseman in New York until 2018, won his first MVP with the Rangers in 2003.

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The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers is voted the winner of the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player Award

OF Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers is voted the winner of the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player Award. Braun hit .332 with 33 homers and 111 RBI as the Brewers won the AL Central title for the first time. He outpolls Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp who flirted with a Triple Crown but whose team was left far out of the running for a postseason slot.

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Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds wins the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player Award

Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds wins the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player Award. He defeats fellow 1B Albert Pujols of the Cardinals who had beaten him in voting for both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, by getting 31 of 32 first-place votes in recognition of his leadership role on a young Reds team that reached the postseason for the first time in 15 years. Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies finishes third.

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols earns the National League MVP Award

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols earns the National League MVP Award, edging Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones. Pujols was among the NL leaders in most hitting categories and finished with a .330 batting average, 41 home runs and 117 RBI in guiding the Cardinals to the league’s best record at 100-62. He receives 18 of 31 first-place votes in balloting conducted by the BBWAA, outpointing Jones 378-351. Jones hit .263 and led the league with 51 home runs and 128 RBI. He won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove as the Braves claimed their 14th consecutive division title despite playing 18 rookies and losing third baseman Chipper Jones for about a third of the season because of injuries.

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San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named 2001 N L Most Valuable Player 

2001 – San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 30 of 32 first-place votes. Bonds, who hit .328 with an all-time record 73 home runs and 137 RBI, wins the award for an unprecedented fourth time. Previously, he was awarded as a Pittsburgh Pirates member in 1990 and 1992 and with the Giants in 1993. Three-time MVP Award winners include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt, all of them Hall of Famers.

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