Albert Pujolsâ€™ MVP award in 2009 comes as his third straight in the National League. Read more below.
The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman was voted MVP unanimously, receiving 32 first-place votes and 448 points. Albert Pujolsâ€™ is the first player since Barry Bonds in 2002 to pull off such a remarkable feat, and all he needs is one more to tie the single season HR run record holder for most consecutive MVP awards.
After receiving the news the 6 ft 3 in, 231 lb monster said:
â€śIâ€™m just humbledâ€ť
Which I expect is a different reaction than most people would have upon winning the title of Most Valuable Player. Wouldnâ€™t you say? Nevertheless, when you and everyone else in the world know youâ€™re the best who needs to brag, right?
The top three other contenders in the NL are Hanley Ramirez (Marlins), Ryan Howard (Phillies), Prince Fielder (Brewers).
Other players who received votes include: Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies), Andre Ethier (Dodgers), Pablo Sandoval (Giants), Chase Utley (Phillies), Derrek Lee (Cubs), Matt Kemp (Dodgers), Ryan Braun (Brewers) Adrian Gonzalez (Padres), Todd Helton (Rockies), Chris Carpenter (Cardinals), Adam Wainwright (Cardinals), Matt Holliday (Cardinals), Jayson Werth (Phillies), Shane Victorino (Phillies), Tim Lincecum (Giants), Yunel Escobar (Braves), Mark Reynolds (D-backs), Joey Votto (Reds), Yadier Molina (Cardinals), Miguel Tejada (Astros), Huston Street (Rockies), Justin Upton (D-backs), Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals), Jeremy Affeldt (Giants), Chris Coghlan (Marlins), Brad Hawpe (Rockies).
Lets take a look at the numbers that landed the baseball virtuoso his third consecutive MVP â€“ 47 HR, .658 SP, .327 BA, and 135 RBIs.
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