MVP

Albert Pujols finally breaks through to win MVP

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, who in his first four seasons in the major leagues finished second twice, third and fourth in National League Most Valuable Player voting, finally made it to the top with his victory in the 2005 election. Pujols, whose slugging helped the Cardinals to…


Alex Rodriguez wins 2nd MVP in 3 years

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who set a league record for home runs in a season by a third baseman and broke a 68-year-old club mark for home runs in a season by a right-handed batter, was named the American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers’…


Vladimir Guerrero wins MVP in his AL debut

Anaheim Angels right fielder Vladimir Guerrero made his first season in the American League a memorable one by winning the Most Valuable Player Award in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Guerrero, 28, was named first on 21 of the 28 ballots submitted by two writers from…


Barry Bonds wins 4th straight MVP

San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds continued his dominance in Most Valuable Player Award balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America by winning the National League election for the seventh time, including the fourth consecutive season. No other player in either league has won the award more than…


Barry Bonds’ MVP streak runs to 3

San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds, who persevered through a difficult time in his personal life, extended his record in Most Valuable Player Award voting with his sixth election in the 2003 National League balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Bonds, whose father Bobby died in August,…


Alex Rodriguez wins AL MVP

Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez was named the American League Most Valuable Player in a tightly contested election in which 10 players received first-place votes, one short of the record set in the AL in 1977. There were also 10 players to receive first-place votes in the National League election…