MVP

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP

Josh Hamilton, who was a central figure in the Texas Rangers reaching the World Series for the first time in the franchise’s 50th season, was voted the American League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Hamilton, 29, won the batting title with a .359…


Reds’ Joey Votto runs away with NL MVP Award

Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, who helped the Reds win the National League Central title for their first post-season berth in 15 years, was an overwhelming choice as the NL Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Of the 32 ballots submitted by two writers…


Cardinals’ Albert Pujols wins MVP again

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was a unanimous choice in winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career. Pujols was listed first on all 32 ballots submitted by two writers in each league city to score…


Twins’ Joe Mauer nearly unanimous choice for AL MVP

Joe Mauer, who won an unprecedented third batting championship for a catcher and helped propel the Minnesota Twins to the American League Central title, was elected the AL Most Valuable Player for 2009 in balloting by the BBWAA. Mauer, the first catcher to lead his league in batting average (.365),…


Dustin Pedroia wins MVP a year after taking Rookie of the Year

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had an historic victory in winning the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player Award in balloting by the BBWAA. Pedroia is the first AL second baseman to win the award in 49 years and only the third player to be named MVP the…


Albert Pujols wins 2nd NL MVP Award

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, who had a remarkably productive season despite playing with a painful right elbow that required off-season surgery, was voted the National League Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career in balloting by the BBWAA. Pujols, who previously won the award…


Jimmy Rollins makes 2 Phillies in a row to win NL MVP

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, the offensive and defensive catalyst for a club that reached post-season play for the first time in 14 years, was elected the National League Most Valuable Player in a tight race against Colorado Rockies left fielder Matt Holliday in balloting by the BBWAA. Of the…


Alex Rodriguez ties AL record by winning 3rd MVP

Alex Rodriguez, who enjoyed an abundantly productive 2007 season in an already formidable career, was elected Most Valuable Player in the American League for the third time in balloting by the BBWAA. “A-Rod” became the fifth AL player to win the award thrice and the ninth overall combining leagues to…


Justin Morneau narrowly wins AL MVP

First baseman Justin Morneau, whose clutch hitting helped the Minnesota Twins overcome a 12-game deficit in mid-July to go on and win the American League Central title, was elected Most Valuable Player in a tight race with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in balloting by the BBWAA. Morneau, who…


Ryan Howard wins MVP in his 2nd season

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who got his major-league career off to a strong start by winning the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 2005, was honored in 2006 by being elected the National League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the BBWAA. Of the 32 ballots…