Pujols Unanimous NL MVP

November 25th, 2009 by Christian | Filed under Baseball, General.

A League of His Own

It’s unanimous – Albert Pujols received all 32 first-place votes in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday, taking the NL prize for the second straight year and third overall.

Pujols hit .327, with 47 HRs and 135 RBIs. He had the best slugging percentage in baseball at .658 and was second in on-base percentage with .443, one point behind AL MVP Joe Mauer.

Florida’s Hanley Ramirez, the NL batting champion, finished second with 233 points, followed by Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard (217) and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder (203).

Pujols, who also won the award in 2005, became the first player to repeat since Barry Bonds won four in a row from 2001-04. He is the first unanimous MVP since Bonds in 2002.

Pujols is the only player to hit 30 homers in his first nine seasons and has never hit below .314.

What’s his bonus for winning the award? A cool $200,000.

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5 Responses to “Pujols Unanimous NL MVP”

  1. philliesfan0705 says:

    Easiest choice of the year. Howard made a run but it was obviously too little too late.

    • Mower says:

      I think next year will be Chase Utley’s year, he seems destined to win a MVP at some point during his career.

  2. tophat says:

    Pujols is a BEAST!

  3. Christian says:

    He’s tremendous. Any steroid rumors? He looks a little thick…

  4. Johnny G says:

    He’s just amazing and hes not even 30 yrs old yet.