On November 22, 2010 — 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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