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Sports: Ryan Braun Snags NL MVP

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun beat out LA Dodgers Matt Kemp for the NL MVP Award on Tuesday! He took 20 of the 32 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America. Braun helped guide the Brewers to their first division title in 30 years and a franchise best 96 wins. He also became the first Brewer to win the MVP award since Robin Yount in 1989. He led the NL with a .597 Slugging %, 77 extra-base hits, and was a contender in almost every category: (.332) batting average, 33 HR’s, 111 RBI’s, 109 Runs scored, and 33 Stolen Bases. He beat out Kemp (chart below), who was chasing the triple crown leading the NL in HR’s (39) and RBI’s (126), but ending up third in batting average (.324). Kemp also won a gold-glove.

“I’m not going to pretend like I wasn’t anxious or nervous because I was,” said Braun, who was sitting on the balcony of his home in Malibu, Calif., when he received the call that he had won. “I was obviously thrilled, excited. It’s honestly difficult to put into words how much this means to me.” – espn

NL MVP Voting
Team    Player Points
Ryan Braun,  Brewers   388
Matt Kemp,    Dodgers  332

One Response

  1. Sean Breslin

    Braun seems like a great guy, and his numbers are certainly deserving of the MVP.

    November 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM

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