Break Out The Ginger Ale: Josh Hamilton Is Your American League MVP
After being listed first on 22 of 28 ballots submitted by members – two from each American League market – of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has won the AL MVP award, and how very happy we are for him.
Hamilton won the batting title with a .359 average and led the league in slugging percentage (.633). He also hit 32 home runs and drove in 100 RBI despite missing nearly a month of the season due to a rib injury.
I’m no Baseball Prospectusbator, so I’ll leave the argument of whether or not Hamilton deserved the MVP award to those pin-headed, spazoid stats geeks, but I can assure you of one thing: the Hamilton for MVP celebration party is on like Donkey Kong and it’s going to be a rager! My guess is the revelry will be going all night until the break of 8:00 p.m.
Rangers’ Josh Hamilton wins American League MVP award [Reuters]