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Albert Pujols wins NL MVP award

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Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols won his third MVP award today, winning it in an unanimous vote. No player has won unanimously since Barry Bonds did in 2002, but it should come as no surprise to anyone after he led the league in on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Albert Pujols 160 568 124 186 45 1 47 135 115 64 16 4 .327 .443 .658

This was the ninth consecutive top-10 finish in MVP voting for Pujols, who in addition to winning in 2005 and 2008 also finished second in 2002, 2003 and 2006, third in 2004, fourth in 2001 (his rookie year) and ninth in 2007.

Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who won the batting title, finished second in the voting with 233 points.